LeaderCare 67


November 1, 2018


Paint Horse Congress ups visibility in new APHA headquarters

Visitors to the new APHA International Headquarters in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards District will see the Paint Horse Congress and the Kansas Paint Horse Association prominently displayed after a generous gift to the American Paint Horse Foundation’s Capital Campaign.
The Paint Horse Congress, sponsored by the Kansas Paint Horse Association has contributed $10,000 to the American Paint Horse Foundation’s Capital Campaign—specifically to complete the inside of APHA’s headquarters in late 2019. “We feel its important to support the American Paint Horse Association in this move that will expose the American Paint Horse to millions of visitors each year; many of those who may not be familiar with our breed. If we can assist in gaining the interest of even a small percentage of those visitors, it benefits the entire Paint Horse industry,” said Casey West, Paint Horse Congress Chairman.
Both the Paint Horse Congress and Kansas Paint Horse Association will be recognized on the office stairwell leading to an area designated for the Hall of Fame and educational endeavors. Join these two groups and “Put Your Name On It”.
Your “Put Your Name On It” contribution will help to ensure the breed we all love so much is well-represented in front of millions of visitors from around the world each year. The office interior will feature art, saddles, bronzes and other artifacts from APHA history. APHA and the Foundation send a heartfelt thank-you to the Paint Horse Congress and the Kansas Paint Horse Association for their generosity and support. Learn how you can get involved.
If you want to be a part of this exciting move, here are ways you can donate to the American Paint Horse Foundation. APHA’s offices and store will look fantastic for the more than 2.5 million visitors per year to this prize destination.
Making a gift to the Last Legacy Capital Campaign is easy. You can send a check payable to “American Paint Horse Foundation” and give to the Capital Campaign as a whole. You can also use your credit card and give your gift with this link.

APHA Hall of Fame nominations due December 1

Newly elected Regional Club Officers & Directors due to APHA January 1

If your club has not held it’s election for Officers and Directors as of January 1, you still need to send your current officers and directors to tbrown@apha.com along with your election date.

Executive Committee Nominee

The EC Nominating Committee has selected David R. Lands, APHA Director Area 8 from Gloucester, Virginia, for consideration to fill the APHA Executive Committee Sixth Member spot in 2019.  David Lands will be considered by the APHA Board of Directors for the position; voting takes place at the 2019 APHA Convention, March 1-3, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas.


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Code of Conduct Tenant #6

A director/alternate/committee member shall refrain from making comments or “likes” on social media outlets that could be seen as detrimental to the American Paint Horse Association, its members, APHA staff, Executive Director and/or Executive Committee members.

Approved rule change effective January 1, 2019:
Article IV – Executive Committee
Section 1. There is hereby created an Executive Committee consisting of the President, President-Elect, Vice President, the Immediate Past President and three additional members. These officers and additional members shall be elected by and from the current Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the Board, each for a term of one year and until the selection and qualification of his successor.

A. The President shall appoint and publicly announce a Nominating Committee for Officers and Executive Committee, which must be comprised of elected Directors or Directors-at-Large, as soon as possible after appointment by the President. The Nominating Committee’s nominations shall be published at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual convention. Any Director who intends to make an additional nomination must notify the President at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual convention.


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November 20

Judge Emeritus Applications due
Judge Applications due

November 22-23

APHA office closed (Thanksgiving)


In this section of LeaderCare, we will be updating you weekly on what is going on with our relocation to the Stockyards Historic District.  Construction has started.  Check out this live cam.
Promote your barn, your legacy or your horse.  By doing so you will be memorializing yourself in the history of APHA. APHA’s new offices will be in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards.  There APHA will be seen and visited by millions of tourists each year.  APHA is dedicated to provide a totally western experience within our new offices which will compliment those who have chosen to be a part of the building displays and architecture.  Here is one way of having your family, horse or ranch memorized at the new APHA headquarters.  Read more …

And did you know you can give a gift each month to the Capital Campaign and simply have it billed to your credit card? We’ll handle all the paperwork and send you a receipt when each gift is made or tally it for you at the end of the year. Just contact Billy Smith or send an email to foundation@apha.com and we’ll get it set up monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually.


Standing Committee meeting minutes
Executive Committee meeting minutes
Board of Directors’ meeting minutes
2018 APHA Strategic Plan
APHA Financial Strength
Tips on Chairing Your APHA Committee
Marked for Greatness” video presentations


APHA Executive Director
Billy Smith
(office) 817/222-6401
(cell) 806/679-9412
(email) billy@apha.com
(Twitter) #billyAPHA
See you down the trail.

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