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Region 5 Conference
Seeking Mississippi State Chair
Nominations for MOC Representative
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Contacts:Region Rep and State Chairs 
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Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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PATH Intl. Regional Conference Produced by Region 5 
August 4-6, 2017
Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA

Click here to register.
Mississippi State Chair
PATH Intl. Region 5 is looking for a Mississippi state chair! If you are interested in being a face for therapeutic riding and want to reach out to the public in regards to PATH Intl. and to help your local center thrive, email Audrey Adamson, Region 5 Representative, by July 15.
Nominate Your PATH Intl. Membership Oversight Committee Representative!
PATH Intl. is seeking Membership Oversight Committee Region Representative Nominations. The PATH Intl. annual nomination process for region representatives is underway. This year nominations are being accepted for odd-numbered regions: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. That includes YOUR Region!
PATH Intl. Region Representatives serve as ambassadors for the association and as the voice of their region's members. Responsibilities may include recruiting, retaining and recognizing members; collaborating with groups within and outside of PATH Intl. that can positively impact the success of PATH Intl. members; leading PATH Intl. recognition of center and individual members and participants; and helping coordinate states, regions and PATH Intl. communities into effective networking systems.
Click here for requirements and to download the fillable nomination form or download the form from the PATH Intl. corporate documents page. Fill out the form, save it then email it as an attachment to Kandis Branum. Nominations are due to the PATH Intl. office by July 15. If you prefer, you may print the nomination form, fill it in by hand and mail it to the PATH Intl. office. All handwritten nomination forms must be received at the PATH Intl. office by July 15 in order for the nomination to be considered.
If you have any questions please contact Kandis Branum, PATH Intl. Executive Assistant. Thank you to those nominees who are willing to contribute their time in representing the PATH Intl. members in their regions.
Alabama News 
Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa is pleased to announce the formation of a community partnership with the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center. They will soon be using a standardized treatment protocol developed by Dr. Tracy Wharton, Dr. Forrest Scogin and Dr. Marguerite Malone to incorporate horses into the Veterans Administration official PTSD treatment program. This highly researched and proven protocol is designed to be administered by trained and licensed mental health professionals. The center is  pleased to provide specially trained horses and support staff for this important program. 
Florida News 
Florida PATH Intl. State Meeting
Monday, July 17
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marion Therapeutic Riding Association
6850 SE 41st Court
Ocala, FL 34480
Congratulations to Inspire Equine Therapy Program in Clearwater and McCormick Research Institute of St. Cloud for placing third and fourth in the Lexlin Gypsy Gift Contest. Both centers will be receiving a Lexlin Gypsy Vanner horse to add to their EAAT herd. Congratulations both Florida PATH Intl. centers!
Georgia News 
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society recognized  Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center for its work in the local community. The center was presented with the President's Award on May 11 at the Society's Night of Champions. Faith Equestrian now serves approximately 100 students including five schools in Effingham County.
More than 30 Special Olympics riders from three centers competed in a show at Pegasus Riding Academy in Savannah, GA. More than 300 spectators attended and the event was included in the local paper and TV broadcast.

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