MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF EQUESTRIAN WA
All voting members of Equestrian WA have received a notice calling for nominations for positions on the Board and our other committees that are becoming vacant at the end of the year.
This is a great opportunity for individuals to have an opportunity to ‘put back’ into our sport.
The Board of EWA has worked tirelessly to support our sport and the State Equestrian Centre. And our Sports and other Committees do the same for their individual sectors.
Whilst we are all time poor, and volunteers – many of you have the ability to make a positive difference to our sport.
Our committees require leaders – if you know of someone who has qualities that will provide leadership to our sport, please approach them and suggest they nominate.
In the past, there has often been lethargy around nominating for our committees, and there is often an assumption that sitting members will renominate, or that the committees are closed shops. Neither of these assumptions should prevent good people from nominating.
New ideas are the lifeblood of good Committees – we need passionate people to provide leadership and ideas.
The Board and CEO have worked closely with Sports Committees during the past few years, and will continue to provide support and leadership.
Whilst there are only a few positions on the various committees being open to election, all Committees also have some opportunities for appointing positions, so those who nominate and may not be successful in the election may be offered an appointed position – again these are not ‘closed shop’ positions – they are genuine positons to ensure there is a good balance of skills and representation on the committees.
We have a great sport, please consider who may help us make the sport stronger, grow participation and provide leadership into 2020 and beyond.
Nominations close on 26 September.
Chair Equestrian WA
ELECTION OF BOARD, SPORT COMMITTEES & COACHING COMMITTEE
In accordance with the EWA Constitution, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Elections for members of the Equestrian Western Australia Incorporated Board & Committees will be held on Thursday 7th November 2019
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WAIS INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE PROGRAM | SUMMER CYCLE
WAIS is pleased to inform you that applications for the 2020 Individual Athlete Program – Summer Cycle is now open!
Applicants can apply for either Individual Athlete Scholarships or a WA Connect Grant.
Please see the below link for information including selection policy, expected time frames and online application form.
REGIONAL ATHLETE TRAVEL SUBSIDY SCHEME
Applications for Round One of the 2019/20 Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) will closes on Friday 13 September 2019. Athletes can apply online.
The Scheme assists talented regional athletes with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at regional, state and national championships/events that fall within the performance pathway controlled by the recognised State Sporting Association (SSA) or National Sporting Association (NSO). Eligible event dates for Round One are between 15 May 2019 to 15 December 2019. Other eligibility and conditions are on the ATSS website.
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP GOVERNANCE COURSE
The Women in Leadership Governance Course provides support to women currently on boards and to those women who are seeking directorship opportunities on State Sport Associations, recreation organisations and industry representative boards. The program provides women with the confidence to take the first steps, or if currently on a board to develop their governance knowledge further. Workshop sessions, individual mentoring, resources and professional development opportunities are provided. Participants will also receive 1 hour of mentoring from Lianne Cretney-Barnes.
Four week course with 100% attendance required at all four workshops.
All workshops will be delivered at DLGSC at 246 Vincent Street Leederville WA 6007.
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Equestrian Western Australia aims to ensure that core values, good reputation and positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained. This assists EWA in ensuring that every person involved in the sport is treated with respect and dignity, and is safe and protected from abuse. EA’s Member Protection Policy is an essential part of our organisation’s proactive and preventative approach to tackling inappropriate behaviour.
To continue endorsing the safety and welfare of both rider and horse, in and out of competition. EWA would like to remind you that there are Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) in the state that you can approach to provide information about your rights, responsibilities and options to an individual making a complaint, raising a concern, as well as providing support during the process.
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You will also find a list of contact details of MPIOs in the Equestrian Australia network here.
If you have a story to share with others in our horse-loving community, we would love to hear it. It can be about anything – your success story, favourite trainer, biggest “ah-ha” moment, or the story of your horse.
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will share it on our website and our social media platforms.
WASF COMMUNITY SPORTS CALENDAR
The WA Sports Federation is in the final stages of development for a new website. A feature within the new website will be a community sports calendar, which they encourage members to share information on events you are hosting and/or delivering so that they can assist in promoting to a broader audience.
If you are hosting any events that commence from 1 September 2019 onwards, please enter them into the Google spreadsheet here and we’ll pass this on to them to be added to the calendar!
THE GREATEST FEELING': THE WOMAN HELPING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FIND NEW FREEDOM ON HORSEBACK
M'Liss Henry is one remarkable woman.
The founder and chief instructor of the Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre in Perth, M'Liss has spent 46 years giving people with physical and mental disabilities the chance to soar on horseback.
She and her team of dedicated volunteers run over 160 classes a week for disabled and abled clients.
Miracles happen under her care, and after visiting the school, you realise what a gift this therapy is for so many.
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