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Last chance to
exhibit at the 2012 PATH Intl. Conference! Get your business in front
of EAAT professionals today. Contact Megan for more information.
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Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
October 16, 2012
Intl. Conference Updates
Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting is only two weeks away! While we
are busy preparing last-minute details, we thought we'd remind you of a
couple of items to help make your conference experience a great one.
Wristbands and Name Badges Required
Remember: You will
need to show your name badge to get into sessions and to get on the bus
for the horse expo. You will also need meal tickets for every
meal. These will be in your registration packet when you register
at the hotel. This policy will ensure that everyone who
registered gets the full benefit of the conference. Please don't
The Hyatt is full.
Please check the Coast Hotel, which is approximately 1 mile from the
Hyatt Regency. The hotel is offering attendees a rate of $109/night.
Call (425) 455-9444 to make reservations. The hotel offers
complimentary parking, wi-fi and breakfast. It also has a small
complimentary shuttle and will do its best to assist attendees with
getting to the Hyatt.
Service to Hotel
has provided a web portal for PATH Intl. Conference attendees to book
transportation from the airport to the hotel. On this portal, you can
quickly and easily choose whichever form of transportation you would
like and pay your own fare. Click here to begin.
temperature in the Bellevue/Seattle area during October and November is
in the 50s with lots of rain, anything from a misty drizzle to heavy
downpours. Be sure to pack your rain gear (although an inside source
noted that if you want to blend in with the locals, don't use an
umbrella). But have no fear! If
you forget that warm jacket that is just perfect for street strolling,
you can always purchase an extra hoodie or sweatshirt at the PATH Intl.
Auction Competition - Get Your Game On!
you know, every year we ask that regions donate a region basket (or
baskets) for the PATH Intl. Conference silent auction. PATH Intl.
will again award $200 of marketing support for the winning region's
2013 conference. The winning region is determined by which basket (or
combined baskets) raises the most money for the silent auction.
appreciate the donation of any baskets, boxes or pails. However, if you
don't have one, bring your items anyway! We will find a container for
them. Bring your items with you to the conference and drop them off in
the Silent Auction/Exhibits room located in the Grand Ballroom of the
We always look forward to the variety and interesting
goodies the regions contribute. We can't wait to see what this year
the Society of Visionaries for an Exclusive Tour
you hear about all the fun the Society of Visionaries had at the 2011
PATH Intl. Conference? You also have the opportunity to join in the fun
in 2012 on November 2 in Bellevue. The Visionaries will get a
behind-the-scenes tour and lunch at Pegasus Training and
Equine Rehabilitation Center, a site known for its "care without
compromise" of the equine athlete. For more information, contact Megan Ream Ferry, (303) 452-1212, ext. 107, or donate now to become
a Society of Visionaries member.
Intl. Community Connections Day!
If you missed
signing up for PATH Intl. Community Connections Day, it's not too late.
On-site registration will be available on the morning of Tuesday,
October 30th. This year's pre-conference has something for everyone,
including opportunities to learn from industry professionals about
funding your center, furthering your career and working with veterans. Click
here to read descriptions of
each presentation. The cost for the entire day (lunch included) is
$75 for PATH Intl. members.
of Proposed PATH Intl. Bylaw Revision
Section 2 will be discussed and changes voted on at the annual meeting
on Friday, November 2, 2012, in Bellevue, WA.
The following task force members were assembled after last year's
annual meeting to review and propose changes to Article VI, Section 2.
Arlene Alen, chair
Below is the current bylaw followed by the proposed revision. Your
input is valuable to the future of PATH Intl. Please review the
following bylaw change which will be the only bylaw discussed at the
annual meeting. Click here for the PATH Intl. Bylaws in
Article VI, Section 2
Section 2. Election of Trustees. Trustees shall be elected by the
Voting Members and will assume office at the close of the Annual
Meeting. Voting for trustees shall be by United States mail or by
electronic means, including, without limitations electronic mail,
telephone, or facsimile addressed to each member at such address,
including electronic address, or telephone number as it appears on the
rolls of the association. The ballots containing the names of all
nominees shall be mailed to all voting members no later than July 15.
Ballots must be returned by mail, FAX or other electronic means to PATH
International Headquarters to be received no later than September 1.
Only one ballot per voting member will be allowed. Ballots shall be
counted by the Chief Executive Officer and two members of the
Association's staff on or before September 15. The results of the
ballot count shall be certified to the existing and elected directors
within ten days of the count and to the Voting Members at the next
Annual Meeting. Ballots will be destroyed at the close of the Annual
REVISION (Bylaw Work Group)
Trustees shall be elected by the Voting Members and will assume office
at the close of the Annual Meeting except as otherwise provided for
herein. Nominations for Trustees shall be made in accordance with a
written policy and procedure of PATH International as the same may be
amended from time to time. Voting for all other Trustees by the
membership shall be by United States mail or by electronic means, including,
without limitation, electronic mail, telephone or facsimile addressed
to each member at such address, including electronic address, or
telephone number as it appears on the rolls of the Association. The
ballots containing the names of all nominees shall be available to all
Voting Members no later than August 30. Ballots must be returned by
mail, facsimile or other electronic means to PATH International
headquarters no later than September 30. Only one ballot per voting
member shall be counted by the Chief Executive Officer and two members
of the Association's staff on or before October 5. If the Chief
Executive Officer is unavailable during the time that ballots are to be
counted, the CEO may delegate this responsibility to a staff Director.
The results of the ballot count shall be certified to the existing and
elected Trustees within ten days of the count and to the Voting Members
at the next Annual Meeting. Ballots will be destroyed at the close of
the Annual Meeting. Upon recommendation of the President and approval
by a majority vote at any scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees,
the Board may appoint up to two additional Trustees at any time during
the year. Only two such Trustees may be appointed in any one year, and
no additional Trustees may be appointed if the Board would then exceed
the maximum number of members provided in Section 1 of this Article VI.
These additional Trustees shall be Voting Members and shall hold office
until the next duly constituted annual election.
New PATH Intl. Centers!
Intl. welcomes these centers that joined PATH Intl. in September 2012. If
you want information on center membership, contact Karen Province.
Animal Assisted Therapy Services, West Haven, CT
C-Bar Horsemanship, Shawnee, OK
HeadWinds LLC, Jamestown, CA
TAMUS Courtney Grimshaw Fowler Equine Therapeutic Program, College
Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center, Lancaster, PA
Verity Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center, Hertford, NC
Happening on PATH Intl. Community Connections?
New discussions are
happening every day on PATH Intl. Community Connections. Use this
valuable resource to share knowledge and connect with other industry
Do you have suggestions for working with young adults with non-verbal
learning disabilities? Do you have examples of activities that worked
best or a sample curriculum? Share your experiences with your fellow PATH
Intl. members in the Instructor Community.
What is your center doing for its equine-facilitated learning program?
Share your ideas and find out what other centers' programs look like in
the EFL Community.
Check out these and many more discussions by logging in to PATH Intl. Community
The Equine Welfare
Committee would like to invite members to join our monthly webinars on
"Best Practices for Equine Care & Welfare." The next
webinar is Friday, October 19th, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. If you are
interested in participating in this very informative webinar, log in to
the PATH Intl. online store
and "order" (at NO cost) this webinar. At the completion of
your order, you will receive an email giving you the information you will
need to participate/join in the webinar. EWC member Cathy Languerand will
be your host for the October 19th webinar.
The Equine Welfare Community Group will present an EWC PowerPoint Best
Practices for Equine Care & Welfare by EWC member Patty D'Andrea at
the PATH Intl. Pre-conference event, October 30th in Bellevue, WA. Click
here for information on the
pre-conference events. If you are going to conference, stop by and
see Patty, Jayna Wekenman and/or Cathy Languerand at the Equine Welfare
If you would like to become a member/participant of the Equine Welfare
Community through Community Connections, please log in to your account
on the PATH Intl. website. While in your account, choose "My
Communities" and find or search for the Equine Welfare Community to
join. You will be asked some information to establish your profile and
then you may join in on topic conversations or start your own with regard
to our equine partners.
The "Best Practices for Equine Care & Welfare"
manual/handbook will be available soon to members at no cost on the PATH
Intl. website. More information will be available soon.
As always, the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee invites your comments,
suggestions on how we can better serve you in partnership with our
equines, feedback and ideas for "Tips" to be presented in the
eNews. Send ideas, thoughts and feedback to: Kristin
Mason, EWC chair. Thanks for your support, involvement and dedication
to our equine partners and our PATH Intl. association!
5 Equine of the Year in the News
Chester, PATH Intl. Region
5 Equine of the Year, at the Bakas Equestrian Center, a PATH Intl. Premier
Accredited Center in Tampa, was recently featured on a Channel 10 news
report in Florida. Click here to read the story and watch
the video of this amazing disabled horse that helps those with
Chester will be honored along with the other region winners at the PATH
Intl. Awards Banquet, November 2.
Intl. Events Calendar
noted, contact Denise Fager at (800) 369-7433, ext. 114, with
questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for an event,
please contact the host site directly. You can locate its contact
information under Find a Center on the
PATH Intl. home page or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.
PATH Intl. Equine
Specialist in Mental Health and Learning Workshop and Practical Skills
October 17-20, 2012
Hearts & Horses, Inc. in Loveland, CO
PATH Intl. Driving
Workshop and Certification combination event
Workshop is held the
first 2-1/2 days, certification held the last 2-1/2 days. Specific
schedule sent by host site.
None scheduled at this time.
Advanced Certification Event
October 22-23, 2012
Ride On in Chatsworth, CA
November 16-18, 2012
Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Annapolis, MD
February 21-24, 2013
Good Hope Equestrian Center, Inc. in Miami, FL
Vaulting Workshop/Certification Event
October 21-24, 2012
Hearts & Horses in Loveland, CO
PATH Intl. Mentor Training
October 30-31, 2012
PATH Intl. Conference in Bellevue, WA
Please visit the PATH Intl. events
calendar for a list of
2012 Registered On-Site Workshops and Certifications.
correspondence about this newsletter to PATH Intl. eNews coordinator. PATH Intl.
eNews is a benefit of Professional Association of Therapeutic
Horsemanship International membership. No portion of this publication may
be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic, scanned or electronic
process without written permission from PATH Intl. PATH Intl. reserves
the right to reject, accept and edit submitted material. PATH Intl. eNews is
intended as an information exchange and an opportunity for communication
for members in the field of equine assisted activities. The
opinions, practices or products presented in PATH Intl. eNews do not
necessarily reflect PATH Intl. policy, imply PATH Intl. endorsement or
comply with PATH Intl. standards.