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NYCHA Senior Officers

Claire Shelton

President

Wyatt Lewis

Vice President

Jill Jarvis

Reporter

Brinley Lippincott

President-Elect

Jewel Duval 

Secretary/Treasurer

Director of Youth

Mike Simmons

msimmons@nchacutting.com

Youth Committee

Chairman: Mitch Farris R6

Vice-Chair: Amy Lippincott R7

Michelle Cowan (22) R8

Alannah Chalmer (21) R8

Casey Crouch (20) R7

Landy Hedlund (21) R2

Barb Himsel (21) R4

Kolby Moore (22) R5

Tommy Neal (23) R7

Cindy Smith (23) R7

Nikki Sokol Roberson (22) R5

Rebecca Waters (21) R3

Leigh Ann White (21) R6

Kristen York EC

Education and Leadership Committee

(a sub-committee of the youth committee)

Chair: Amy Lippincott

Mitch Farris 

Johnna Shelton

 

NYCHA Regional Directors

Jason Simmons

Region 1

Gwen Gaughan

Region 2


Lilly Loraas

Region 3

Kaylin Drake

Region 4

Tia Collins

Region 5

Faith Farris

Region 6

Ryan Coffey

Region 7

Jencee Jarvis

Region 8

 

 

NYCHA Junior Officers

Brea Collier

Junior President

Cheyenne Lewis 

Junior Secretary/Treasurer

Cody Gann

Junior President-Elect

Riley Farris

Junior Reporter

Ryleigh Flynn 


Junior Vice-President

 

Youth Area Directors

Area 1

Mia Webster

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

Area 5

Area 6

Area 7

Kevin Waters

Area 8

Makayla Cowan

Carlee Farrell

Mason Mefford

Area 9

Charles Russel Bushaw

Ryleigh Ferrier

Area 10

Reece Collins

Area 11

Area 12

Area 13

Gavin Mesalam

Riley Todd

 

Area 14

Jordi Brown

Lyndi Polk

Area 15

Evelyn Cox

Myla Hochstien

Area 16

Regan Overstreet

Area 17

Area 18

Lily Erwin

Area 19

Area 20

Greta Wurtz

Ryley-Ray Wilson

Area 21

Area 22

Area 23

Area 24

Aden Bernhagen

Area 25

Cooper Yarbo

Area 26

 

NYCHA Leadership Opportunities 

 

NYCHA Officer

 

What is a Senior Youth Officer?

The NYCHA Senior Officers are the governing body for NYCHA. The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the NYCHA and shall have general supervision of the affairs of the association.

What is a Junior Officer?

The NYCHA Junior Officers shall have the responsibility of coordinating with the NYCHA Senior Youth Officers in their held positions, take directions from them, and have all responsibilities determined by the NYCHA Senior Youth Officers. They will have no voting power, or travel expenses, and will not be covered by NYCHA.  They must have served as an NYCHA Youth Regional and/or Area Director one year prior to the election.

Each Elected NYCHA Junior Officer shall take office immediately following the NYCHA Convention in July. The NYCHA Junior Youth President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Reporter will serve a one-year term.

NYCHA Officer Application

What are the responsibilities of an NYCHA Officer?

  • Improve and promote the sport of cutting and the industry
  • Improve and develop the capabilities of youth in the breeding, raising, and showing of cutting horses.
  • Develop scholarship opportunities, leadership, community interest, and increase participation of youth interested in cutting horses.
  • Provide our youth with the tools to help them become successful today, and in the future.
  • Encourage moral character, sportsmanship, and clean living among all its members.
  • Allow the youth members to learn about the leadership of the NCHA by working in conjunction with the NCHA Youth Committee, the NCHA Executive Committee, and Regional Directors.
  • Acquaint the youth members with the structure and functions of the NCHA.

 

NYCHA Senior Regional Director

 

What is an NYCHA Senior Regional Director?

 

The NYCHA Senior Regional Directors consist of one representative in each of the eight regions.

The NYCHA Senior Regional Directors and the Senior Officers will make up the NYCHA Senior Youth Board of Directors. The NYCHA Senior Regional Directors will work closely with NYCHA Senior Officers to help grow the NYCHA to a level of excellence, work with the NYCHA Youth Area Directors to strengthen the NYCHA membership, help NYCHA Youth Area Directors with scholarship and grant opportunities, establish education and leadership programs, create fundraisers, and any other projects that will continue to strive for a level of excellence.

Want to become an NYCHA Senior Regional Director?

NYCHA Senior Regional Directors will serve a one-year term. Members that apply for a regional director position must be an eligible youth member in the year they will serve. They must be at least age 14 as of June 1st, one year prior to the term they will serve. The term of service will be from the end of Youth Convention Week in July, until the end of the following Youth Convention Week in July.

NYCHA Senior Regional Director Application

What are the responsibilities of an NYCHA Senior Regional Director?

  • Attending NYCHA meetings to represent your region relating to NYCHA activities. Meetings of the Senior Youth Board of Directors will be conducted via a conference call or in-person, when possible. 
  • Communicate to all NYCHA Youth Area Directors about ongoing matters involving the NYCHA
  • Assist in coordinating with NYCHA Youth Area Directors for all fundraisers to include but not limited to, the Stallion Service Program and/or raffles.
  • Submit at least one article for the monthly Youth Newsletter and/or Youth Connection in the Chatter.
  • Assist in recruiting new youth members  
  • Assist NYCHA Youth Area Directors with educational and leadership programs in their area.
  • Assist with developing scholarship and grant opportunities. 
  • Conduct any other business that the NYCHA Youth President deems necessary.

 

NYCHA Area Director

 

What is an NYCHA Area Director?

The NYCHA Area Directors are the driving force of the organization. They provide the leadership and the hard work to accomplish the NYCHA mission in their areas. This position carries a lot of responsibilities and requires a commitment to fulfill the duties of the office. NYCHA Youth Area Directors will apply and are selected by the NYCHA Youth Director.

Want to become an NYCHA Area Director?

The NYCHA Area Directors will serve a one-year term. Members applying for an area director position must be an eligible youth member in the year they will serve. They must be at least age 10 as of June 1st, one year prior to the term they will serve. The term of service will be from the end of Youth Convention Week in July until the end of the following Youth Convention Week in July.

NYCHA Youth Area Directors shall act on all matters involving youth membership in their area and be responsible for all youth activity programs of the association. Youth Area Directors will be responsible for meetings, assisting in fundraising, and recruiting new members. They shall also receive the rules of the association governing the scope of their responsibilities at least once annually, or whenever deemed necessary. They will make recommendations to the NYCHA Youth Board of Directors for modification of the rules and shall perform other such duties as the NYCHA Youth Board of Directors may so direct. These meetings can be in person and/or via conference call.

NYCHA Area Director Application

What are the responsibilities of an NYCHA Area Director?

  • Attend the NYCHA youth meetings representing your area relating to NYCHA activities. Meetings directed by the Youth Board of Directors will be conducted via conference call or in-person, when possible. 
  • Have one conference call every other month with your NYCHA Youth Regional Director to discuss NYCHA matters related to a national level and/or local level. 
  • Assist in all fundraisers including but not limited to, the Stallion Service Program and/or raffles.
  • Recruit at least one new youth member a year.
  • Organize at least two youth meetings per year for your area so that you can inform your youth members about the NYCHA youth programs (LEAP, contests, scholarships, coming events).
  • Organize an educational and/or leadership clinic in your area at one of your shows.

 

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