USFWE is having their 2016 elections! Officers will be elected in 2016.

Ballots with candidate statements will be sent to the USFWE member organizations via an email election system around Oct 25th and must be returned by November 1st

Nominations were gathered and returned by Oct 10th.


The officers of the Corporation shall be:

President, Vice President, Secretary,and Treasurer.  Officers may serve successive terms if so elected.

Current Directors:

Jeanne Bond (Acting President), Founding Member

Amy Star (Acting treasurer), founding member, Re-nominated to the BOD: June 2016

Jill Glasspool-Malone, PhD BOD, Nominated August 2015.

Alicia Little,  (Acting secretary) Nominated May 2016

Keith Jacobson BOD, Nominated July 2016

*All open officer positions to be filled in 2016 elections.

Our bylaws on our website have more details on our processes but some of the basics are below:

The Officers of the Corporation shall be elected at a biennial election. New offices may be created and filled, and vacancies may be filled, at any meeting of the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors shall consist of seven Directors: three to serve as Directors at Large and four to serve as Officers.

Each Director shall serve for a term of 2 years.

Officers will be elected on even numbered years.  Directors at large will be elected on odd-numbered years.

The candidates who receive the most votes from the legal ballots received will be elected to the Board. An individual may be elected to successive terms on the Board.

USFWE Board of Directors is made up of members from our organizations, who have nominated representatives to run and serve on the board. Once nominations have made, elections will be held.

Officer Descriptions:

President. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation. Subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, the President shall have general charge and supervision of the business, property, and affairs of the Corporation and general BYLAWS for the UNITED STATES FEDERATION OF WORKING EQUITATION ORGANIZATIONS Page 6 of 10 united states federation of working equitation organizations united states federation of working equitation organizations supervision over its other officers and agents. The President shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect. The President shall sign all legal documents and instruments in the name of the Corporation when authorized to do so by the Board and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board. The President’s name shall be on all corporate bank accounts. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall establish the agenda for Board meetings.

Vice President. The Vice President shall, in the absence of the President or in the event of his or her disability, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President and shall generally assist the President and perform such other duties and have such other powers as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Secretary. The Secretary shall: (i) have charge of the records and correspondence of the Corporation under the direction of the President, (ii) give notice of and attend all meetings of the Board, (iii) take and keep true minutes of all meetings of the Board of which, ex officio, he or she shall be the Secretary, (iv) record all votes and the proceedings of the meetings of the Board in a corporate minute book to be kept for that purpose, (v) authenticate the records of the corporation, and (vi) perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board.

Treasurer. The treasurer’s name shall be on all corporate bank accounts. The Treasurer shall: (i) arrange for the accounting of all moneys, credits and property of the Corporation and for an accurate accounting of all money received and discharged, (ii) except as otherwise ordered by the Board, arrange for the custody of all the funds and securities of the Corporation and shall deposit the same in such banks or depositories as the Board shall designate, (iii) keep proper books of account and other books showing at all times the amount of the funds and other property belonging to the Corporation, all of which books shall be open at all times to the inspection of the Board, (iv) submit a report of the accounts and financial condition of the Corporation at each annual meeting of the Board, (v) under the direction of the Board, disburse all moneys and sign all checks and other instruments drawn on or payable out of the funds of the Corporation, provided, however, that any such checks over $1,000 must be approved by the Treasurer and President, (vi) make such transfers and other dispositions in the assets of the Corporation as may be ordered by the Board, (vii) in general, perform all the duties that are incident to the office of the Treasurer, subject to the control and approval of the Board, and (viii) perform such additional duties as may be prescribed from time to time by the Board. The Treasurer shall give bond only if required by the Board.