The Officers of GCAHA, Inc. shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. If there are no other members willing to fulfill separately the post of Secretary or Treasurer the two offices may be combined.
All Officers of GCAHA, Inc. shall be nominated and elected by the general membership.
The President and Secretary will be elected on odd number of years. The Vice President and Treasurer will be elected on even number of years. Officers shall hold office for a one year term.
The elections will be by secret written ballot which will be made available to individual affiliate and AHA life affiliate members. The secret ballot will be marked as to their selected candidate and returned to be counted. In the event that only one person is nominated for an office the election may be by acclimation.
The President shall be voted on and decided first, then the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the four Board of Directors. A nominee not elected to the position for which he/she is nominated shall be eligible to be nominated for any other position.
A member can only be elected to one officer/board position, unless approved in advance by a majority of the board.
Eligibility for active membership in good standing:
(a) Any individual of good character and reputation, interested in promoting general horsemanship.
(b) Payment of annual dues for the membership year which shall run from the anniversary of the member’s date to that date on the following year.
MEMBERSHIPS, VOTING RIGHTS, and DUES
(b) Non-Voting membership: open to an individual under the age of
18 19 as of December 1st of the previous calendar year. Has no voting rights and is not eligible to hold office or be a delegate
Disbursement of GCAHA, Inc. funds in excess of $200 shall require approval of the Board of Directors or majority vote of the general membership at a meeting. In unusual situations where fulfillment of at least one of the above is not possible approval may be granted by 4 concurring Board members.
Should GCAHA, Inc. be dissolved, any remaining assets shall be donated to
a nonprofit group(
s) dedicated to youth promotion, equine research, animal rescue group, scholarships, or other selected benevolent use. The current board of directors shall make such decisions.