IMG_8743January 2020 – They say hind sight is 20-20 and that may be so but I couldn’t be more excited to look AHEAD as we make our way into 2020. WSH has some great momentum going and I think with the help of all of our members, Zone Presidents, and Board Members that it is going to be a truly successful year!

Have you sent in your 2020 WSH membership dues? Some of you paid at Convention and others have sent their dues to Kamie McDowell (membership chair)…thank you! If you have not sent in your dues, they are due now. Please reach out to your club secretary to renew your membership. If you are not part of a club, the membership forms for non-club are available on the WSH website.

I want to thank all of our west side members that helped to put on two amazing Conventions in Bellevue. We are taking the show on the road and heading east for the 2020 Convention – Spokane! The dates are November 13-15 so please make plans to attend this year’s event. If you have ideas for Convention, please don’t be afraid to share them with us!

At the January Board Meeting, we hope to ratify the following members to the positions listed: Jole Chick (Secretary), Jean Garcia (Treasurer), TBD (Northwest Border), Trina Cozzolino (Olympic Zone Director), Shane Laib (South Central), Enforcement (Sondrea Garcia), Historical (Mary Brady), Legislative (Shane Laib), Membership (Kamie McDowell), Jessie McLaughlin (Publications / East Side Zone Coordinator / East Side Youth Merit Chair), Tammy Call-Jones (West Side Zone Coordinator), Cheryl Hayward (West Side Youth Merit Chair), Gloria Marley (Awards), Jessie McLaughlin (Convention), and Mary Jane Lowry (Royalty). We also have one bylaw change being brought forward…removing an outside agency from inclusion in our organization’s bylaws. We still have some openings on the WSH Board if you are interested in serving and learning more about this great organization we belong to! Please contact me should you have an interest in being a part of our amazing team.

Washington State Horsemen is the only multi-discipline, multi-generational equine organization in the State of Washington. This year, make it a point of inviting your friends to join in the fun. We even have a membership special running for new members. In 2020, new members can join their ENTIRE FAMILY for the cost of an individual membership! It couldn’t be a better time to join Washington State Horsemen and I couldn’t be more excited about where 2020 will take all of us —

Emma McLaughlin