Dear 2024 NCHA Regional Director Applicants,
As required by the NCHA Constitution and Bylaws, those persons desiring to serve as a NCHA Regional Director shall complete a Regional Director application form and return the completed form to the Executive Director 90 days before the Regional Director Election in order for the Nominee to be eligible for the Regional Director Election. In accordance with Article V, Section One, (e) (ii) - Nominees for all Regional Directors shall complete a Regional Director application form and return the completed form to the Executive Director 90 days before the Regional Director Election in order for the Nominee to be eligible for the Regional Director Election. Nominee forms should be distributed to specific region directors 60 days ahead of Regional Director Election. Nominations from the group of candidates qualified for the Regional Director Election shall be taken from the floor of certain special regional nominating committee meetings (held during the annual meeting of the Directors) by the Directors and the Life Directors of any Region with respect to which a vacancy shall exist in a Regional Director position. Such special regional nominating committee meetings shall be conducted and supervised by the officers of the Association. Voting shall be by show of hands, or, upon the request of any Director or Life Director from such Region, by written ballot. The nominee receiving the highest number of votes from the Directors and Life Directors resident in such Region shall become such Region’s Regional Director and shall serve as a member of the Executive Committee. The application form must be received in the NCHA Office by March 23, 2024.
All 2024 NCHA Regional Director applicants must give consent by returning this form in order for their name to be placed on the election ballot. Active campaigning based on issues to encourage NCHA growth and development is encouraged. Elections will be held at the annual convention during the Regional Meetings as deemed necessary with any upcoming Regional Director vacancies on the Executive Committee.
NCHA Regional Director election is the opportunity to furnish biographical information, a head shot photograph (encouraged) and to campaign as to why you desire to serve the NCHA in a Regional Director Position. This information will be published on the NCHA website for membership review 60 days prior to said annual convention.
I hereby agree my name may be placed in nomination for election as a NCHA Regional Director. If elected, I agree to fulfill my duties on the Executive Committee as set forth in its current Constitution and Bylaws. I have been a member of NCHA for at least three (3) years, am twenty-one (21) years of age or older and have not been convicted of a felony.
During his or her term of service, any Director who misses two regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be immediately terminated as a Director. A Director shall be considered in attendance at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors only if the Director attends all sessions, which includes the regional directors meeting, Sessions 1 and 2 of the Board of Directors. Any Director who fails to attend two consecutive annual meetings or fails to attend two annual meetings within his/her 3 year term will be dismissed and will be ineligible to run as a Director for the following 3 years.
"A Director's term of service will be terminated immediately if the Director serves as an Officer or Director of an organization which either has affiliates or is affiliated with an organization using in its name the words "cutting horse" and which is not affiliated with the Association."
If "YES" is not selected then this application will not be accepted.