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Bylaws Vote Results
Free Adequan
Center Renewal
Equine Tips
Keep Your Membership Secure
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USEF Para Coach Training
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November 15, 2016 

Bylaws Vote Results from PATH Intl. Annual Meeting
Teresa Morris and Mary Jo Beckman hand out ballots at the 2016 PATH Intl. Annual Meeting
Teresa Morris and Mary Jo Beckman hand out ballots at the 2016 PATH Intl. Annual Meeting
The presidential election wasn't the only vote happening this November. PATH Intl. also held a bylaws vote at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, VA.

At 8:16 a.m., votes were cast for changes and an addition to the bylaws. Ballots were collected by five PATH Intl. staff members and five membership volunteers from those in attendance. Ballots were counted by PATH Intl. staff member Cher Smith and membership volunteer from the audience Samantha Bannock. 

The results were as follows:

Bylaws changes - 345 yes votes (86.7%), 53 no votes (13.3%). Changes were approved by two-thirds (2/3) majority.

Bylaws addition of credentialing council - 286 yes votes (72%), 112 no votes (28%). Addition of credentialing council was approved by two-thirds (2/3) majority.

For a refresher on the bylaws changes and addition decided on in this vote, details can be found here.  
Free Adequan to PATH Intl. Member Centers  
adequan logoA big thank you to PATH Intl. Silver Sponsor Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the makers of Adequan (Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan) i.m.! We are excited to announce an opportunity for all PATH Intl. Member Centers to receive free Adequan i.m. for their horses. The Adequan i.m. being offered has an expiration date of February 28, 2017. This opportunity will be offered through December 16, 2016 or while supplies last.

Click here for information. Click here to download the application form.

Questions? Email Luitpold customer service
Center 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 2017 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 his or her 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.

On November 14, 2016, an email went out to the personal email addresses of the assigned primary contacts for PATH Intl. Centers with information about renewing center membership. If you are the primary contact of a center, and did NOT receive the email from Karen Province, please call the office or contact Karen so that we can double check our records and the email address we have on file. 
From the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee 
To all who attended this year's PATH Intl. Conference, welcome home! I hope you all came home to a barn full of healthy horses and more beautiful fall weather. On my way home from the conference I took a detour and stopped at Jo Anne Miller's farm in Virginia to visit a center that is also a rescue and sanctuary. Brookhill Farm is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and also accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. I learned more about how to become a rescue and a sanctuary. Jo Anne shared how being an accredited rescue and sanctuary has helped her to be fully funded and able to guarantee the horses at Brookhill Farm sanctuary for the rest of their lives. I enjoyed walking the 60-acre farm while meeting the 30+ horses that live turned out. Please read this study that took place at Brookhill Farm.

For the Horses,
Cathy Languerand, PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee Chair

The PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Committee is committed to refining and deepening 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! 

Your PATH Intl. Membership: Keeping It--and You--Secure
This is just a friendly reminder to all members that your individual or instructor membership belongs to YOU and it is your responsibility to keep it secure.

Individual and instructor memberships are non-transferrable and do not belong to anyone but the original person listed as the member. Another person or business may choose to pay for individual and instructor memberships, but said payer does not own the membership/s.

It is your responsibility to keep your information secure. This includes not only your member ID number but also your online account. It is recommended that your login email address is a personal address and not a work address that may be used by another person other than you. It is not recommended that you share your login information with others. If, for work, you are required to share your account login and password with others and you leave your position, it is highly recommended that you change your email and password as soon as possible to prevent the possibility of inadvertent changes to your information.

It is always a good rule of thumb to change your password periodically. Include upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters to increase the security strength of your password.

PATH Intl. values our members and following these tips should help to keep your information and membership secure.
Online Education 
PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injuries, Paralysis & EAAT Online Course
Dates: December 1-22nd, 2016 
This three-week PATH Intl. online education course will offer instructors an understanding of SCI conditions and how to apply this knowledge to the development of safe and effective EAAT lesson plans. Course curriculum will focus on integrating new ideas for offering a participant-centered approach to planning and facilitating EAAT. Register here

Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes® Online Course
Dates: December 1-22nd, 2016
January 1-22nd, 2017 
This three-week PATH Intl. education course will offer instructors an understanding of basic military culture, terminology and common reasons that veterans and service members seek out EAAT. Learners will develop communication skills, center policies and processes for participant assessment, planning and identifying precautions and contraindications. Register here  
USEF Para Coach Training
The United States Equestrian Federation is holding its first Para Coach Training at one of the USEF Centers of Excellence, North Texas Equestrian Center, December 2-4, 2016, in Wylie, TX. Along with Chef d'Equipe Kai Handt, Denmark's gold medal coach David Amager will conduct clinics as well. Click here for information.
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.  

Advanced Instructor
April 8-10, 2017 Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. Tobaccoville, NC

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning  Workshop and Skills Test  
Nov. 18-21
Dec. 8-11
Feb. 23-26, 2017
Mar. 23-26, 2017 
April 20-23, 2017
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship 
GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center
Old Lyme, CT
Lenoir City, TN
Old Lyme, CT
Chatsworth, CA 
Milford, PA

Mentor Training 
Mar. 24-25, 2017
May 19-20, 2017 
June 14-15, 2017
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.
High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Potter's Ranch
Goffstown, NH
Old Lyme, CT 
Union, KY

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