In this issue:
*2008 USHJA Annual Meeting
*Dr. Weiner: Organizing the Work of the Committee
*Upcoming Zone Finals/Banquets
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2008 USHJA Annual Meeting
The USHJA invites you to attend the 2008 Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Our host hotel, the Hilton Downtown Nashville is located only 20 minutes from the Nashville International Airport and just minutes from restaurants, entertainment and major business destinations.
Register by November 15th
The USHJA has secured a special group rate with the Hilton - $155 for single or double occupancy. The deadline to receive this rate is November 15, 2008. Any reservation made after this date is not guaranteed to receive this special offer. Click here to book your reservations now!
On Monday, December 8th, Mack and Sissie Anderton’s Brownland Farm in Franklin, TN will be the host of the Welcome Reception – an entertaining evening that will serve as a meet and greet and commencement of the meeting’s activities. USHJA will provide transportation to/from Brownland Farm to all meeting attendees.
Trainers Certification Program Kickoff
Tuesday, December 9th will be the kickoff event for the much anticipated Trainers Certification Program which will launch in June 2009. A Wine & Cheese Reception will be held for guests to learn more about the program and its benefits to all levels of trainers.
Guest speaker David O’Connor will join us at a luncheon that will showcase the new and exciting programs USHJA has in store for 2009 including the Trainers Certification Program, the Emerging Athletes Program and the new state of the art USHJA Headquarters.
Evening of Equestrians
The USHJA’s prestigious awards ceremony will be presented on Wednesday, December 10th and will feature the winners of the Affiliates Awards Program, Amateur Sportsmanship Award and Rider Recognition Awards. In addition, the Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award will also be named. For information on purchasing a ticket or table for your party, please visit www.ushja.org
The Annual Meeting includes countless other opportunities for members to learn how the USHJA is working for you, meet other members and let your voice be heard.
For complete registration, schedule and hotel information, visit www.ushja.org or contact Melanie Fransen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.225.6960.
USHJA Officer Nominations Now Open
USHJA is now accpeting nominations for the Officer positions of the Board of Directors. All nominations must be submitted to Susan Dotson by either e-mail at email@example.com, by fax at (859) 258-9033, or by mail at Susan Dotson, Exec. Director, USHJA, 4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 prior to November 24, 2008 with exception of the Nominating Committee. All information must be furnished with the nomination or it will not be processed. Click here for the nomination process.
Dr. Andrew Weiner on "Building a Great Culture: Organizing the Work of the Committee"
Dr. Andrew Weiner, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the graduate program of teaching, coaching and sports leadership at the University of Kentucky and has worked as a consultant for the USHJA since 2006.
In our last installment, I discussed the importance of meeting the psychological needs of volunteers. Today I want to continue to discuss some of the psychological dynamics that impact committee work. I work for several different organizations and my observations tell me that the way an association or organization is run is largely the function of the occupational culture of the members. Let me try to explain.
I work for an association comprised mostly of psychologists and if you know anything about psychologists, you know they are averse to hurting people’s feelings, willing to have extensive dialogue about most issues, and more concerned than most, about how people feel about their experiences in the association. Sometimes they will sacrifice task completion for team member satisfaction and in my role, as consultant, I find resistance when I try to impose deadlines and schedules upon their project work. They may even accuse me of trying to over control activities rather than what I would perceive as facilitating efficiency. That is their world view of association work and it largely based on the culture of their profession.
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Upcoming Zone Finals and Banquets
If you do not see your Zone Final listed it is either because your Zone did not offer a final or the final has already occurred. If you do not see your banquet listed please check your Zone page as we continue to update the banquet schedule.
F I N A L S
Date and Location: November 13-16, CFHJA November, Tampa, FL
Contact: Dani Becker, 813.571.0111 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Location: November 11-16, Show for Champions, Denver, CO
Contact: Wilson Dennehy, 303.758.3058 or email@example.com
B A N Q U E T S
Please contact your Zone Chairman or USHJA Zone Coordinator, Claudia Meeks, for more information.
New England Horseman's Council Banquet
Saturday, January 31, 2009 Crowne Royal Hotel and Trade Center, Marlborough, MA
Sunday, January 11, 2009 Marriott Dulles Airport Hotel, Dulles, VA
Held in conjunction with the Georgia Hunter Jumper Association Banquet
Sunday, January 18, 2009, Crown Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, Georgia.
A silent auction will begin at 5:30 PM followed by a seated dinner at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Jill Mills at (404) 731-3643.
Minnesota Hunter & Jumper Association
Saturday, November 15, 2008 International Market Square, Minneapolis, MN
Wisconsin Hunter Jumper Association
Saturday, November 29, 2008, The County Springs Hotel, Waukesha, WI
Iowa Nebraska Hunter Jumper Association
Saturday, January 24, 2009, Embassy Suites, La Vista, NE
Zone 8 Northeast
Saturday, January 3, 2009, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO
The Arizona Hunter Jumper Association will hold their banquet Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:00 PM, at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale , AZ.
Zone 9 Oregon
Saturday, January 10, 2009, Embassy Suites, Tigard, OR
Zone 9 Washington
Saturday, January 17, 2009, Weston Hotel, Bellevue, WA
PCHA 26th Annual Awards Convention
Friday, January 2, 2009, South Coast Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Practical Horseman/USHJA Clinics Program Schedule
The USHJA Clinics program is dedicated to providing clinics throughout the country to the members of USHJA. For a complete listing of clinics check the USHJA Clinics Calendar.
N O V E M B E R
14-16 Anne Kursinski will be conducting a clinic at Market Street, Inc. in Frenchtown, NJ. For more information, please contact Carol Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.229.5297.
14-16 Mike Henaghan will be conducting a clinic at George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center in Painesville, OH. For more information, please contact Sara Arpke at email@example.com or 440.375.7124.
15-16 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at Outlaw Stable in New Bloomfield, PA. For more information, please contact Tara Dawn Hazen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717.582.8221.
15-16 Jeff Cook will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farm in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at email@example.com or 239.633.1949.
15-17 Paige Rassas will be conducting a clinic at Irish Oaks in Pfafftown, NC. For more information, please contact Karen Miller Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.945.5178.
17 Dr. Jonathan McLellan will be hosting a presentation on Worms, Viruses and other Pests: How to treat, recognize and prevent unwanted threats at the Clay County Agriculture Fair Grounds in Green Cove Springs, FL. For more information, please contact Katie Young at KatieSYoung@aol.com or 904.254.6584.
20 “A Talk with the Judges,” Beth Nielson and Bucky Reynolds will be conducted at the West World of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at email@example.com or 480.860.9579.
21-22 Joe Fargis will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775.742.4615.
22 Course walk with the Grand Prix Course Designer Mike Galloway will be held at the West World of Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at email@example.com or 480.860.9579.
28-30 Heather Campbell will be conducting a clinic at Stonehaven Farms in Temperance, MI. For more information, please contact Donna Rothman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.854.5825
28-30 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at Canterbury Farm in Hampshire, IL. For more information, please contact Diane Carney at email@example.com or 847.922.6167.
D E C E M B E R
5-7 Nick Karazissis will be conducting a clinic at the Palmer Divide Ranch in Larkspur, CO. For more information, please contact Karen Goodell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719.339.0085.
5-7 Robert Gage will be conducting a clinic at Donida Farm in Auburn, WA. For more information, please contact Lynda Case at Lynda@one-horseproductions.com or 206.304.0454.
6-7 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, VA. For more information, please contact Maureen Hanley at email@example.com or 540.687.5255.
6-7 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Columbine Equestrian Center in Englewood, CO. For more information, please contact Debbie Landy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.435.2000
13-14 Kathy Kusner will be conducting a clinic at Fox Chase Farm in Middleburg, VA. For more information, please contact Maureen Hanley at email@example.com or 540.687.5255.
13-14 Archie Cox will be conducting a clinic at Wrenwood Farm in Naples, FL. For more information, please contact Kelli MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.633.1949
20-21 Scott Hofstetter will be conducting a clinic at Maplewood Farm in Reno, NV. For more information, please contact Julie Winkel at email@example.com or 775.742.4615.
20-21 Archie Cox will be conducting a clinic at Indio, CA. For more information, please contact Laurie Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.398.6234.
27-28 Karen Healey will be conducting a clinic at the Smoke Tree Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, please contact Betty Beran at email@example.com or 480.860.9579.
27-28 Frank Madden will be conducting a clinic at the Plantation Equestrian Center in Plantation, FL. For more information, please contact Heritage Event Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or 954.347.1799.
27-29 George Morris will be conducting a clinic at T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC. For more information, please contact Sherry Pace at email@example.com or 803.713.3953.
For more information on holding a clinic in your area, please contact Melanie Fransen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.225.6960. Be sure to check the USHJA website daily as the clinic schedule grows throughout the year.
For more information, please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Communications at email@example.com or 859.225.6967.
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