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President’s message CHA 2020
Welcome Haflinger owners to the Canadian Haflinger Association annual general meeting. This is a message from the CHA president, Gillian Allan from Nova Scotia. Happy 40th Anniversary to CHA which had its first meetings in Ontario in 1980.
Thanking our Team:
A great deal has happened over the course of one year since I stepped up to the office of President. I would like to firstly thank the board of directors, Jack Andrews, Pascalle Wisse, Rebecca Brown, and Janet Trimper for their guidance. I am ever thankful for the hard work, helpful discussions, and continued support of our executive members, Gayle Andrews, secretary, Tim Bowser, communications director and Steve Armstrong, breed representative. With this friendly, dedicated and wise group we have met monthly and discussed the issues of CHA throughout the past year. I would be remiss if I did not recognize our relationship with the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (CLRC) which is responsible for maintaining the records of our registry. We have a wonderful registrar, Julie Seibel who is always ready to answer our questions. Jim Washer and Charlotte (Char) Jantz-Lee are also ready to answer our phone calls.
There have been some changes that the board has been working on. The fee schedule was updated, a computing error with CLRC was corrected, the stallion list was updated, and our 40th Anniversary is being celebrated.
We recognized that the fee schedule had not been keeping up with the changes in the costs to maintain our registry. As those costs increase so must our fees. An overhaul of the fee schedule which has not seen significant changes in 10 years was published in January 2020. The cost of membership to CHA has not changed, however, non members who register horses, require DNA tests and transfer haflingers will pay significantly more than our members. We encourage all haflinger owners to join CHA to access lower fees.
Over this year we have corrected a computing error at CLRC that went back to 2017. Following discussions with General Manager Jim Washer we identified fillies and dams that did not have DNA identification and sent out notices to owners and breeders. We remind owners to keep their herd book up to date and email our registrar with any changes such as transfers, gelding or the death of a horse.
The stallion list of active stallions with stallion reports on file has been updated to our website to reflect current activity.
2020 marks the 20th Anniversary for the Canadian Haflinger Association and we are recognizing this in various ways. The names of first 40 membership renewals for 2020 were entered into a draw for a free 2021 membership. The name drawn was Stephanie Frenette from Ontario. Congratulations! There is an ongoing monthly photo contest on Facebook with a prize for each month for the person submitting the photo with the most ‘likes’. Celebrate this milestone with us by submitting photos and maybe we will be able to publish a calendar with the winning photos.
Looking to the Future:
The tenure for two board members has drawn to a close. We thank Janet Trimper and Jack Andrews for their volunteer commitments over the past 3 years. Janet is reoffering for a seat on the board of directors. Jack has offered to take on the Breed Representative position as part of the executive team. We will be filling his place on the board at this meeting.
The world we live in has changed drastically and we are currently caught up in the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe. I am aware that there may be fiscal hardships to our organization and to our members as the economy adjusts.. The CHA board will look for ways to limit costs to our members when using the registry. We encourage you to join your provincial associations for support and community. Be conscious that some owners may have to make hard decisions regarding keeping their Haflingers. While advertising horse sales on facebook is not permitted, our website will be available for advertising.
Volunteering does not cost a penny and we encourage our members to step up and volunteer for this great association. Currently we are looking for a secretary to keep our meetings recorded, our membership committee needs a committee head, and we are looking for individuals who can help with fundraising. We have a good relationship with our members but need to increase our communication with the many french speaking members. Your help is graciously accepted!
In closing, I wish you a healthy and social distancing day. Keep checking the web site for news and information. Send us your comments and we will try to help with any registration problems.
Hug A Haffy Day!
What's happening in the CHA
Dear Haflinger Owners, February 2020
The board of the Canadian Haflinger Association (CHA) would like to welcome you to the new year of 2020. We reviewed some historical information and realized that the first meeting of The Canadian Haflinger Association was held in 1980 in Simcoe Ontario. Congratulations to CHA on reaching their 40th Year.
As a way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of CHA we are hosting a monthly photo contest on the FaceBook page. You are encouraged to submit a photograph to the page and at the end of the month the photos
with the most LIKEs will receive a prize. You can be creative and add a 40th theme to your photo to celebrate our 40 years. Each month will have a different prize donated by local businesses. Head to the Canadian Haflinger FaceBook page to see what our followers are submitting!
I would like to thank those members of CHA who have renewed their membership for 2020. If you have not renewed your membership I would ask you to consider renewing or to reply to this email and let me know why you are not renewing. The board of CHA is trying to reach out to our members to see what you want from this association. As part of the
40th Anniversary celebration, one of the first 40 memberships for 2020 will be randomly chosen to receive a membership credit for next year. You can renew online or by cheque or money order in the mail. Don’t forget to keep your email up to date so we can reach you with important notices.
As our membership declines so does the financial support that previously allowed the CHA to publish The Chatter. We have published Chatter articles on the website to keep you informed of events across
Canada. You can be part of this by sending in photos and stories to the website manager, Tim Bowser at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you.
If you do not wish to receive email letters from CHA, please reply and ask to be removed from our email list.
All the best for the upcoming year.
Chers propriétaires Haflinger, février 2020
Le conseil d'administration de l'Association canadienne des Haflinger (ACS) vous souhaite la bienvenue à la nouvelle année 2020. Nous avons examiné quelques informations historiques et réalisé que la première réunion de l'Association canadienne des Haflinger a eu lieu en 1980 à Simcoe en Ontario. Félicitations à l'ACH pour avoir atteint sa 40e année.
Afin de célébrer le 40e anniversaire de CHA, nous organisons un concours photo mensuel sur la page FaceBook. Vous êtes encouragés à soumettre une photo sur la page et à la fin du mois, les photos avec le plus de LIKE recevront un prix. Vous pouvez être créatif et ajouter un 40ème thème à votre photo pour célébrer nos 40 ans. Chaque mois, un prix différent sera offert par les entreprises locales. Rendez-vous sur la page FaceBook pour voir ce que nos abonnés soumettent!
Je tiens à remercier les membres de l'ACH qui ont renouvelé leur adhésion pour 2020. Si vous n'avez pas renouvelé votre adhésion, je vous demanderais d'envisager de renouveler ou de répondre à cet e-mail et de me faire savoir pourquoi vous ne renouvelez pas. Le conseil d'administration de l'ACH essaie de tendre la main à nos membres pour voir ce que vous attendez de cette association. Dans le cadre de la célébration du 40e anniversaire, l'une des 40 premières adhésions pour 2020 sera choisie au hasard pour recevoir un crédit d'adhésion pour l'année prochaine. Vous pouvez renouveler en ligne ou par chèque ou mandat postal par la poste. N'oubliez pas de garder votre e-mail à jour afin que nous puissions vous contacter avec des avis importants.
À mesure que nos membres diminuent, le soutien financier qui permettait auparavant à l'ACH de publier The Chatter augmente également. Nous avons publié des articles Chatter sur le site Web pour vous tenir informé des événements à travers le Canada. Vous pouvez en faire partie en envoyant des photos et des histoires au gestionnaire du site Web, Tim Bowser, à email@example.com Nous nous réjouissons de vous entendre.
Si vous ne souhaitez pas recevoir de courriels de l'ACS, veuillez répondre et demander à être retiré de notre liste de courriels.
Meilleurs vœux pour l'année à venir.