Also, I am asking that everyone please take the time to also vote on the poll initiated by Pat Stout through the accounting firm. It's come to my attention that Ms. Stout has the most updated list as of August 1. She has asked TWHBEA for the most updated membership list, and they aren't giving it to her.
So if you became a member after August 1, you probably didn't get a postcard. Here's what you can do!
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY! YOU MUST BE A TWHBEA MEMBER
AND MUST PROVIDE YOUR MEMBER NUMBER!
Here's the image of the ballot. Right click on this page and choose Print. Then choose the pages you want to print. Print them, cut out the ballot image, and write your name and membership number in the box above the YES and NO boxes. Indicate which state you're from as well. Then put in a stamped envelope and mail to:
Cook & Company Accountants
PO Box 40
124 South Main Street
Arab, AL 35016-9987
Please note: this is not an "official" vote count. We're asking folks to do this so that at least our voices will be heard. Hopefully, the accounting firm will note those of us who have voted that weren't members before August 1 and will include it in an addendum to their official poll results.
Below is the letter I wrote that accompanied my ballot to give you an idea of what to write. PLEASE WRITE YOUR OWN LETTER! DO NOT copy and paste mine--that will not look good!
THANK YOU FOR BEING FOR ENDING STACKS AND CHAINS FOR GOOD!
To Whom It May Concern:
I became a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) on September 13, 2013. Since then, I have learned of the poll that Ms. Pat Stout put together and sent to all TWHBEA members concerning the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, or HR 1518/S 1406.
It appears to me that TWHBEA is blocking Ms. Stout from receiving the most updated membership list since she has stated that her list was up to date as of August 1, 2013. She said she has asked TWHBEA to give her an updated list and they will not.
Therefore, I want to let this firm know that I am voting YES on Ms. Stout's poll. I included a copy of the ballot for your reference with my name and membership number so you may verify with TWHBEA that I am a member. I hope that in doing this, at least a list could be made of those of us who do support the PAST Act who became members after August 1, and this could be included as an addendum to the results of the official poll.
Thank you very much for your time.