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TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS – as at 1 August 2016


FULL MEMBERSHIP – is for the individual person – only 1 person can be named on this type of membership. The person holding a Full Membership is entitled to attend and vote at meetings of the Association and has one vote in the Election of Directors.

Board of Directors – For a person to be eligible to stand for election to the Board of Directors of the AQHA, they must have held a membership in their own right for 3 consecutive years.

A Full membership can have horses registered in their name, submit breeding returns, transfer horses etc in or out of their membership.

Members holding a Full membership have full showing rights and are entitled to submit points for their registered horses.

If a Full member wishes anyone other than themselves to sign any AQHA paperwork on their behalf, then we must have a current Signatory Authorisation Form on file.

Amateur – Members wishing to apply for Amateur/Select Amateur status must hold a current financial Full membership.

Discounted Full Membership - Two people, that reside at the same address, who are married or in a defacto relationship, both will be eligible for a Full membership in their own name and both will have full showing rights. Both can vote and attend meetings of the Association and they will receive 1 magazine per household.

YOUTH MEMBERSHIP – is for individuals who are 18 years and under as of 1st August in the preceding year.

Youth members are eligible to attend and speak at meetings of the Association but are NOT entitled to vote at these meetings or vote in the Election of Directors. A Youth member cannot stand for election to the Board of Directors of the AQHA.

Applications for Youth membership, renewal of membership, registration applications, transfers etc in or out of their name must be signed by the nominee of their membership (Parent/Guardian)

A Discounted Youth Membership is available for those Youth that reside at the same address as a FULL Financial Members (Not Discounted) and do not wish to receive the AQHA Magazine.

Youth members have full showing rights and are entitled to submit points.

Youth members can only have 2 horses registered in this Youth membership.

Youth members cannot have a Colt/Stallion registered in their name.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP – for Corporations, Partnerships, Societies

A Life membership is for a period of 20 years from the date of payment of subscription.

A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners (owners) share with each other the profits or losses
of the business.

A Life membership in the name of a partnership or corporation must have a nominee who is entitled to attend
and vote at meetings of the Association and has one vote in the Election of Directors.

The nominee is the only person eligible to sign registration applications, transfer horses in and out of the membership, submit breeding returns, lodged points for the horses that are registered in that membership etc. At State and National Show level, horses registered in the name of this membership can be show if the
membership is financial.

The nominee cannot show horses at State or National Level they must be an individual member in their own right. (Full Membership)

If anyone other than the nominee is to be eligible to sign paperwork on behalf of this membership, than a
Signatory Authorisation form must be on file with the Association.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP – for an individual person

A Life membership is for a period of 20 years from the date of payment of subscription

A Life member is entitled to attend and vote at meetings of the Association and has one vote in the Election of Directors. An individual Life membership can have horses registered in their name, submit breeding returns, transfer horses in or out of their membership, have full showing rights and are entitled to submit points for
their horses.

If a Life member wishes anyone other than themselves to sign any AQHA paperwork on their behalf, then we must have a Signatory Authorisation Form on file.

CONSTITUENT MEMBERSHIP – is for corporations, partnerships, societies and the like.

A Partnership is a type of business entity in which partners (owners) share with each other the profits or losses
of the business.

A Constituent membership must have a nominee who is entitled to one vote on behalf of that membership at any meeting of the Association and have one vote in the Election of Directors.

The nominee is the only person eligible to sign registration applications, transfer horses in and out of the membership, submit breeding
returns, lodge points for the horses that are registered in that membership etc.

At State and National Show level, horses registered in the name of this membership can be show if the membership is financial. The
nominee cannot show horses at State or National Level they must be an individual member in their own right.

If anyone other than the nominee is to be eligible to sign paperwork on behalf of this membership, than a
Signatory Authorisation form must be on file with the Association.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – is for individuals, corporations, partnerships, association, societies and the like who may wish to have connections with the industry through the magazine and any circulars which may be sent to members.

An Associate member does not have any voting privileges and cannot register any horses in that Membership.

 

 

 

 

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