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USEF CONVENTION - ANY NEWS ??

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  • USEF CONVENTION - ANY NEWS ??

    Just hoping anyone who did go would be kind enough to give us some kind of update. Not all of us are able to attend. Any news on rule changes?
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    Geee NO news. Is that a good sign or bad ????????

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      Hi OAK,

      The Chronicle editor, Tricia Booker, is at the USEF Convention. Her first report is up on www.chronofhorse.com. She'll have another report first thing on Sunday morning, and the last will go up on Monday morning.
      Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse

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      • #4
        I hope the Chronicle's next reports will cover more ground than just the one NSAID proposal.

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        • #5
          It's ironic that the easier it gets to provide convention/meeting updates (Blackberry, twitter, Facebook, plain old texting...and COTH ) the fewer we seem to get.

          One might THINK that each committee could provide a summary of its activities for posting on the USEF website.

          The USHJA made some updates early on during their meeting, but dropped the ball shortly after it gathered steam, and of course the coverage was all "happy" news, no details about difficult issues (NSAID use).
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          • #6
            Originally posted by M. O'Connor
            One might THINK that each committee could provide a summary of its activities for posting on the USEF website.

            The USHJA made some updates early on during their meeting, but dropped the ball shortly after it gathered steam, and of course the coverage was all "happy" news, no details about difficult issues (NSAID use).

            I was thinking the same thing. With technology as it is today, there is no excuse for not having all committees report on their findings.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by VirginiaBred View Post
              I was thinking the same thing. With technology as it is today, there is no excuse for not having all committees report on their findings.
              I concur.

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              • #8
                And to do so promptly.

                It's a little archaic to continue to hold the position that "if you care, you'll be there."

                I'm going to be putting in enough miles, time, and expense this year for clinics required to maintain my officiating licenses. I'm not on a committee (the one I was on was abolished!) so have little incentive to attend. But I would like to know what's going on, and there are enough communications people on the payroll that we are not out of line in expecting such a service to be provided as a matter of routine.
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                • #9
                  More Updates

                  Here's a link with the latest news from the USEF Convention: http://www.chronofhorse.com/category...sef-convention

                  Tricia will do one more report on Monday, so I can ask her to sum up the important rule changes then.
                  Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse

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                  • #10
                    The rule change proposal booklet was 3/4" thick this year. And we are hearing about ONE rule???? Amazing.

                    I'm with the above posters, both for USHJA and USEF. I am about done with the ENORMOUS amounts of money being spent on WEG and the new offices with absolutely NO effort being made to take care of the members' business. I also can't afford to travel to these conventions, but am VERY interested in what is going on.
                    Laurie

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                      Originally posted by M. O'Connor View Post
                      And to do so promptly.

                      It's a little archaic to continue to hold the position that "if you care, you'll be there."

                      I'm going to be putting in enough miles, time, and expense this year for clinics required to maintain my officiating licenses. I'm not on a committee (the one I was on was abolished!) so have little incentive to attend. But I would like to know what's going on, and there are enough communications people on the payroll that we are not out of line in expecting such a service to be provided as a matter of routine.
                      Totally agree with this.

                      The committee I was on was also abolished, and after hearing that my (volunteer) assistance was no longer needed... I am no longer willing to go spend hundreds just to sit in an audience. Love him or not, Alan Balch was a huge proponent of communicating to the members and finding ways to communicate with us - remember the webcasts of meetings? But the members no longer have that kind of advocate within the organization.

                      If I hear one more time that the USEF can't afford to use that kind of technological communication, I'm going to scream. If there was enough money to build that fancy new HQ, there is enough money for the basic bandwidth/tools to broadcast the meetings or at least tape and archive them for viewing by those who can't attend in person.
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                      • Original Poster

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                        It is a shame, but either they didn't accompolish anything or they don't want us the members to know what did happen at all the meetings. It is too bad because it is leaving a bad taste in everyone's mouth.

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                        • #13
                          Last update with rule changes

                          Here's the last one:http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/...oard-directors
                          Managing Editor for the Chronicle of the Horse

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                          • #14
                            Crumbs. Better than nothing.

                            (That's a catchy motto, isn't it?)
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                              HELLO ! the NEW location is Wellington , do you really think they care .. seriously . They are now in the heart of the REAL show world where money , affluence and celebrity roam .. The USEF is now the official association of the rich and famous , and since their accountants take care of all the messy details do you really think any of them care about anything accept for maybe a spread of what they did over the holidays in EQUESTRIAN mag? Let Wellington have them, there is no longer ANY benefit to being a member other than if your not .. they charge you to play on their playground.. Honestly I don't think they really want any actual wage earners anymore.. they just ask lots of questions and demand lots of accountability ..

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by MIKES MCS View Post
                                do you really think any of them care about anything accept for maybe a spread of what they did over the holidays in EQUESTRIAN mag?
                                ROTFLOL -- Really, what was that about? That article left me scratching my head --
                                "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM

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                                • #17
                                  You know, maybe the answer is a rule change proposal for the meetings themselves... requiring that they be broadcast or at least taped and made available for viewing afterwards. Could apply to every committee meeting and general session that was made available to the membership who attended in person (?)
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                                    Originally posted by dab View Post
                                    ROTFLOL -- Really, what was that about? That article left me scratching my head --

                                    Me too, just got mine today...looks extra stupid and inane in light of what is going on in haiti and right here in our own country even...uggh
                                    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
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                                      Originally posted by Lucassb View Post
                                      You know, maybe the answer is a rule change proposal for the meetings themselves... requiring that they be broadcast or at least taped and made available for viewing afterwards. Could apply to every committee meeting and general session that was made available to the membership who attended in person (?)
                                      EXCELLENT idea!!!
                                      "The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief

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                                        USEF Convention

                                        Hey - another great idea. Through the years, many constructive thoughts have been aired on this board. The idea of mandating USEF to broadcast the annual meeting so all members would know what was going on is super.
                                        But, as so often happens, the ideas seem to go no further. Definitely this one should be persued. Anyone interested in carrying this a step farther pm me and let's see if we can come up with something to present to the USEF/USHJA Boards.

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