Foothill Chapter 2022 Board Elections

Foothill Chapter Board Positions 
Chairperson
Secretary
Treasurer

Application Process
Nominations must be emailed to the Nomination Committee Chair, Dr. Tracey Stein, at drtracy35@hotmail.com, no later than Oct 5, 2022.
  • The Nomination Committee Karen Scott & Leise Martinez will contact nominees to obtain written consent of their interest/acceptance of nomination.

  • The Nominations Committee will present the board the list of Nominees at the October 11th monthly board meeting. 

  • All Nominees must provide a personal brief bio by Nov 1, 11:59 pm.
    Bios must be emailed to Karen Scott

  • Bios and ballots will be emailed to Foothill Chapter Members on Nov 9 to vote on by Dec 1st

    • Completed Ballots will be emailed to   Heather Bell, an impartial member of the Nominations Committee to tally ballots

      • Ballots will be tallied and results disclosed at the December general membership meeting and Holiday Party.

Eligibility for Board Positions

  • Board positions are a 1-year term

  • After term has been completed, position holder may re-apply for the same position or another position. This allows other members an opportunity to fulfill a position

  • Must be a Foothill Chapter member in good standing to apply


Brief Position Descriptions
(Please note that the positions may include duties not listed below):

  • Chairperson

    • Description:

      • Hold and attend monthly board meetings, notify Board and prepare agenda

      • Organize and run annual fundraising schooling and rated show

      • Organize and attend 2 yearly chapter social events (Awards dinner, summer BBQ and holiday party), and junior social event (summer BBQ)

      • Organize and attend at least 4 yearly educational opportunities for members including adult amateur and junior clinics

      • Oversee award ceremonies

      • Help with fundraising for Chapter

      • Manage, lead and support the various committees. This may include attending events and meetings

      • Keep track of volunteer hours

      • Promote our chapter and the sport of dressage

      • Attend annual CDS meeting (may require travel), report on Chapter activities

      • Store Foothills items and inventory annually 

    • Requirements:

      • Good knowledge of dressage, regulations, and the governing bodies (CDS, USDF)

      • Working relationship with trainers, show organizers, chapter chairs, and chapter members

      • Willing to work closely with CDS board

      • Good leadership and interpersonal skills

      • Organization, honesty, integrity

 Secretary

  • Description:

    • Attend, contribute, take notes and vote at monthly board meetings

    • Prepare minutes from meetings for Board approval and website

    • Send email communications out to membership on all Chapter events, clinics, shows, keep membership informed on Chapter updates and other communications as requested by Chair

    • Help organize and attend annual fundraising schooling and rated show

    • Help organize and attend 2 yearly chapter social events (currently BBQ and holiday party)

    • Help organize at least 4 yearly educational opportunities for members including adult amateur and junior clinics

    • Assist with and attend award ceremonies (April & December)

    • Support the various committees. This may include attending events and meetings

    • Promote our chapter and the sport of dressage

  • Requirements:

    • Fair knowledge of dressage, regulations, and the governing bodies (CDS, USDF)

    • Working relationship with trainers, show organizers and chapter chairs

    • Willing to work closely with CDS board

    • Good leadership and organizational skills

    • Familiarity with electronics and social media.  

 Treasurer

  • Description:

    • Attend, contribute, and vote at monthly board meetings

    • Financial management and oversight including reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow

    • Keeping detailed records of chapter accounts/funds

    • Preparing and monitoring an annual budget

    • Creating and maintaining systems for ensuring the organization’s ongoing solvency and oversee the development of the organization’s financial policies.

    • Completing required financial reporting forms in a timely manner for the board’s review.

    • Collecting funds at fundraising events

    • Issuing reimbursements, scholarships/grants/awards

    • Support the various committees. This may include attending events

    • Promote our chapter and the sport of dressage

  • Requirements:

    • Some knowledge of dressage

    • Knowledge of finances and budgeting

    • Good knowledge of electronic modalities to receive and distribute funds (paypal, venmo etc)

    • Organization, honesty, integrity