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AQHA rule-change proposal deadline

Now is your chance to make a difference and submit items to be considered by AQHA standing committees at the 2015 AQHA Convention March 6-9, 2015, at the Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

Each spring, AQHA holds a convention to review AQHA rules and policies. During this convention, member-submitted rule changes and suggestions are also reviewed. AQHA wants to hear any suggestions you have to make AQHA membership, programs and services reach their fullest potential.

AQHA members have until Dec. 31, 2014, to submit items for the convention, but if you believe there is a need for a major rule change, the Association is encouraging members to submit items by September 30 to give Association staff and/or committees and councils more time to prepare materials and communicate potential changes before the convention in March 2015. AQHA standing committees will meet at convention to consider the submitted items.

"We have found, and several committees and councils have discussed, the need to have more information and background knowledge on items they are considering," said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. "While we will still accept agenda items until December 31, to be more efficient and democratic, we are encouraging members to be more proactive and submit their items by September 30. Hopefully, in future years, this can become the actual deadline, as we work toward enhancing our rule-making process."

Download and complete the rule-change proposal form; there are two versions of the form available for your convenience at http://www.aqha.com/convention.

Log in to the AQHA Member Services area for a list of the standing committees.

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Once you have completed the form, please return it via email to rulechanges@aqha.org. If you prefer, items may also be submitted by mail at:

AQHA

ATTN: (Committee Name)

P.O. Box 200

Amarillo, TX 79168

For guidelines on writing proposed rule changes, visit http://www.aqha.com/handbook.

For more information on the 2015 AQHA Convention, visit http://www.aqha.com/convention.

–AQHA