Don't forget the August 15 deadline to submit resolutions for the 2016 Arabian Horse Association Convention. Resolutions may be submitted by any AHA committee/commission/club or by the AHA Board of Directors or the AHA president.
Proponents must now state whether a resolution is "extraordinary" or "standard" when submitting resolutions. An extraordinary resolution is defined as one that affects the health, safety or well being of the horse and/or rider; affects the financial well being of AHA, and/or Member Organizations; or creates a sever hardship or gross unfairness to the association's recognized events or involves other compelling circumstances clearly specified.
If a resolution is submitted as extraordinary, it must clearly define how it meets the "extraordinary" criteria. It will then be reviewed by the Agenda & Resolutions Committee to determine if it meets the necessary criteria. Upon approval, the effective date will be December 31 of the year adopted or upon approval by USEF/EC, if applicable.
A resolution deemed as "Standard" will upon passage, have the effective date of December 31 the year after adoption (i.e. adopted November 2016, effective December 31, 2017).
A 2016 Resolution form is available online. Also, see the "How to Submit Resolutions" document for help in creating a resolution. Look for these items under the "Convention Documents" section at the bottom of the webpage.
-- via AHA