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In This Issue
Visitors from South Korea
Board Member Named to Leadership Council
PACs: Equipment Funding Opportunity
Center Membership Renewal
Equine Tip
Board of Trustees
Workshops and Certifications
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January 1 for the holidays.  

PATH Intl. Receives Visitors From South Korea  
south korean racing authority delegation PATH Intl. recently received an international delegation from South Korea. Representatives of the Korean Racing Authority visited the PATH Intl. offices to discuss center membership, PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center processes, continuing education, and certification processes. The selection of therapeutic riding horses as well as selection of therapeutic riding instructors from the United States were also discussed.
PATH Intl. Board Member Named to Leadership Council 
Congratulations to Arlene Alen for being named to the International Placemaking Leadership Council. Arlene is the CEO/President of Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees. Read the article about Arlene in The Daily Courier.  

The Placemaking Leadership Council was founded in 2013 by Project for Public Spaces to strengthen placemaking as an international movement and to establish a cross-disciplinary network for placemakers working in diverse contexts. Read about PLC.

Congratulations, Arlene! 
Equipment Funding Opportunity for PACs:
Applications will be accepted through January 8, 2016  
In September 2015, PATH Intl. was one of 89 grant awardees from the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs to support veterans in adaptive sports.  
For the period of February 1, 2016 - August 1, 2016, PATH Intl. will provide $14,000 in reimbursements for the purchase of equipment to support direct participation in equine-assisted activities and therapies at PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers (PAC). PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers with Veterans and Armed Services Member (VSM) participants, upon approval of the application, will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 to purchase equipment necessary to operate a VSM program. Funds will be allocated until the $14,000 is expended.
Click here for the application
Center Membership Renewal 
Thank you for your commitment to safety, ethical practices and professionalism in equine-assisted activities and therapies. To ensure that PATH Intl. continues to provide your center with premium education and to maintain uninterrupted access to the wealth of benefits available to PATH Intl. centers, please renew your center membership by December 31.

Online center renewal for 2016 is available, and it is especially easy to renew your membership before it expires. With the elimination of paper, you'll end any worry about losing your form on the desk or in the mail.

Click here to renew online. NOTE: The center's primary contact or executive director must be logged in to their personal account in order to renew online.

If you need to update the primary contact for your center, please send in a center change notification form or a premier accredited center change notification form.

Of course, if you prefer to send in a hard copy renewal, that is still an option. Download and complete the center renewal booklet and renewal invoice, and mail it in.

Centers that prefer to pay by check may now complete the center renewal booklet online and mail or use an electronic check for center membership dues.

For more information about renewing your center membership, please visit our  FAQ page or the Center Renewal page
Equine Tip From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee
Reinforce Positivity and Progression
By Jayna Wekenman, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Member 
Intrinsic motivation and determination of those working on projects and practice progressions at your center may not be enough. How little or large, your constructive criticism, support, enthusiasm, time, and/or money may be the fuel needed to accomplish or implement. Read more 
The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is making a commitment to refine and deepen our perspective of equine well-being to include the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our wonderful four-legged partners. Join us on this journey. Please add your thoughts on the PATH Intl. Community Connections page. It is our desire that these tips start a further discussion on Community Connections. Any thoughts? We appreciate hearing from you!  
PATH Intl. Board of Trustees 
After the PATH Intl. members voted, we are pleased to announce the new PATH Intl. Board of Trustees. Click here to read about each member.

President Julie Broadway
Vice President Ross Braun
Treasurer Susan Becklenberg
Secretary Miyako Kinoshita
Past President Jim Harlan 
Arlene Alen
Jeff Beck
Patti Coyle
Holly Schmitt Fox, DVM
Joahn Hall, MD
Richard C. Loomis
Allyn Mann
SmartPak Horse of the Month
SmartPak is looking to choose the next Horse of the Month, which will receive $100 of SmartPak products for a month. Nominate your horse for a chance to win! Photos are highly encouraged!  
PATH Intl. Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, contact Bret Maceyak at (800) 369-7433, ext. 114, with questions. All dates are subject to change. To register for an event, please contact the host site directly. You can locate contact information under Find a Center on the PATH Intl. homepage or on the PATH Intl. events calendar.

For a full list of events, including onsite workshops and certifications, visit the PATH Intl. events calendar.  
Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test 
Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida, Inc.
Coconut Creek, FL
January 8-11, 2016
EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program
Virginia Beach, VA
January 28-31, 2016
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
Old Lyme, CT
April 21 - 24, 2016
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
Goffstown, NH
September 22-25, 2016

Advanced Instructor Certification Only

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding 
Old Lyme, CT 
May 24 - 26, 2016 

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