Ottawa, ONâ€”Each year the Equine Canada Nominations Committee has the responsibility of presenting a slate of candidates to the membership for the election of a Director-at-Large. The 11-member Equine Canada Board of Directors consists of three Director-at-Large positions, which are elected by the membership. One Director-at-Large position is elected each year and serves a three-year term. The other positions on the Board are elected through each of the four councils (Breeds and Industry, Provincial, Recreation and Sport).
Nomination Forms for the 2008 Director-at-Large can be found on the Equine Canada website (www.equinecanada.ca), this issue of HorseLife or by phoning at 613-248-3433 Ext. 111. Completed forms must be received in the national office, along with the nomineeâ€™s biographical information and picture, by November 30, 2007 by e mail, mail or fax at 613-248-3484 in order to be eligible for consideration by the Nominations Committee and to meet publication deadlines to the Equine Canada membership.
The Nominations Committee is composed of a chair who is appointed by the Board of Directors, and one member from each of the four Equine Canada division councilsâ€”Sport, Provincial, Breeds & Industry and Recreation. This year Randy White will chair the Nominations Committee.
Once the Nomination Committee has selected the approved candidates, eligible Equine Canada members will begin the voting process. Any member of an Equine Canada affiliated national or provincial organization is considered a member of Equine Canada and, therefore, is eligible to vote for the Director-at-Large position, provided that individual is 18 years-of-age or older in the year of election. If you wish to vote for the 2008 Director-at-Large, please visit the Equine Canada website and complete and submit the online Registration to Vote Form before the January 4, 2008 deadline. Voting will close January 11, 2008. If you do not have access to the Internet, interested voters may complete and fax or mail in the Registration to Vote for Director-at-Large Form found in this issue of Horse Life. Once registered, you will receive your election package and election ballot either by mail, fax or e-mail as per your request on your registration. Online voting options are being explored at this time. This is your opportunity to be heard, exercise your right to vote! Forms and information regarding this election can be found on the website in both official languages
The successful candidate will be announced to the membership at the Equine Canada Annual General Meeting, February 10, 2008, as part of the 2008 Convention to be held at The Westin in Calgary, Alberta.