Call for Nominations

The Irish Draught Horse Society of North America is at another exciting, if not crucial, point in its history and it is from that view that, on behalf of the Board of Directors and the members of the Irish Draught Horse Society of North America (IDHSNA), the 2011 Nominating Committee would like to issue the call for candidates who are interested in running for office on the Board of Directors for the IDHSNA. The society needs the assistance, support and service of members in good standing. We encourage each member to consider whether he or she will make themselves available to serve the IDHSNA, and the breed it was established to promote, protect and preserve.

The following positions on the IDHSNA Board are up for election this fall to serve a 2 year term beginning January 2012. The positions are:

Vice President
Two (2) Directors at Large

Additionally, the following regions could hold elections for Regional Chair:

South West Region
South Central Region

The current Regional Chair will be invited to continue as Regional Chair, but if candidates present themselves for consideration, regional elections will be held.

The Nominating Committee is seeking to secure up to two names per position for the consideration of the membership in the upcoming election. Each candidate will be required to complete a nomination acceptance form and prepare a Pen Portrait of no more than 300 words that can be used to help the membership know you better and aid them in making their voting decision. Please feel free to include a photo with your pen portrait, if you are so inclined.

If you are aware of someone you feel would be a valuable asset to the Board, please take this opportunity to make contact with him or her to inquire of or encourage their service. You may also facilitate a member of the Nominating Committee to make contact with a potential candidate. Please act soon, the Nominating Committee must present the slate of candidates to the Secretary by August 1, 2011. After that time, additional nominations may still be made by completing the 2012 Nominating Form which will be available from your regional chair as well as other locations. The Nominating Form will require five (5) IDHSNA member signatures and the form must be to the Secretary by the Record Date for Election, November 1, 2011.

The Nominating Committee is asking all interested candidates to contact a member of the committee as soon as possible, but no later than July 27, 2011. Our contacts are listed at the end of this letter. Please make contact with those you know who would serve the society well, and encourage them to make their availability known so that we will be successful in submitting a full slate of candidates for the 2011 election.

Thanking you, in advance, for your assistance in this important matter.

Respectfully Submitted,

Allison DeLong
(Southeast Region), Committee Chair. 910-988-3508

Kim Moran (South Central Region). (830) 981-9482

Suzi Peters (Northwest Region). 307-754-7920

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