Rules & Regulations

1.4. CHAPTERS AFFILIATED WITH FHANA

1.4.1 New Chapter Designation - Members applying for a new chapter in their geographic area must fill out and submit to the FHANA office the FHANA Chapter Application. A list of members and the activities the chapter intends to participate in representing the FHANA will be included with the Application upon submission. A chapter may be formed by any group or concentration of people. A chapter should include at least five people with separate FHANA full memberships who are eligible to vote in Association proceedings and who are full, voting members of the chapter. The chapter will include in their paperwork their designated contact person. The new chapter application will be presented to the Chapter Committee for recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval/denial of the application. The Boards’ decision of granting or declining the application will be communicated to the chairman of the Chapter Committee to notify the applicants. Once the new chapter has been notified the FHANA office will include the Chapter on the FHANA website listing of FHANA Chapters.

1.4.2. Renewing Chapter Designation - Chapters affiliated with FHANA may be of any group or concentration of people. A chapter should include at least five people with separate FHANA memberships who are eligible to vote in FHANA proceedings and who are full, voting members of the chapter. Each renewing chapter must submit the Chapter application renewal form by January 31of each calendar year. The renewal form should list a designated contact person and include a roster of current members. Each chapter must provide notice to FHANA of chapter activities and must renew its chapter status with FHANA by January 31 of each year. 

1.4.3. Chapter Members - Only FHANA members in good standing who are entitled to vote in FHANA proceedings are eligible to be full voting members of the Chapter. FHANA members may join more than one Chapter. FHANA members who join more than one chapter can be a full, voting member in only one chapter and can be an associate, non-voting member in additional chapters. FHANA members are not required to be a member of any Chapter. If all or the majority of its members agrees, a chapter may include an associate, non-voting chapter members, people who are not Friesian horse owners and/or who are not members of the FHANA.. 

1.4.4. Chapter Rules and Finances - Each chapter will determine its own administration and activities which shall not be contrary to FHANA’s goals, policies or by-laws. Each chapter must recognize and abide by all rules, regulations and by-laws of FHANA. Each chapter will be self-supporting and its operating costs will not be underwritten by FHANA. Effective March 1, 2012, all FHANA chapters must present chapter bylaws to FHANA in order to continue their charter.