February 24th 2017
NPS Registrar Kelly Power-Kean is pleased to introduce the newly formatted Registered Newfoundland Pony Lineage Report for all registered ponies (current to January 31, 2017). The Report now has a new Family Tree Feature that allows you to click on the Registered Pony or a Dam or Sire on the lineage report to see a ‘Family Tree’ of that pony.
“It’s exciting to note that we have over 215 ponies registered that were born in 2000 or later” said Kelly, “and we know that there are many more born before or after 2000 that aren’t registered yet, so please encourage any pony owners you know to register their pony or ponies”. “Please note that while we have striven for complete accuracy”she added, “if you note an error for your pony or a pony known to you, please let me know so we can look into it and make whatever correction is necessary”. To view the report click on the link in the About page of the NPS web site
The following were elected to the NPS Council on November 15th 2016 and will take up their duties on January 1 2017:
President – Jack Harris
(Past-President – Jessica Boyd)
Vice President – Byron Hierlihy (acclaimed)
Treasurer – Pamela Pippy (acclaimed)
Secretary – Alicia Cooper (acclaimed)
Registrar – Kelly Power-Kean
Membership Secretary – Jodi Desmarais
At Large – Gertrude Maxwell
At Large – Korrine Affleck
At Large – Tammy Webber
Jack Harris, President
November 6th 2016
Please take note of the following reference in the Nominations Report sent to all eligible voters on November 1 2016
Candidates are reminded that contact information for eligible voters who have agreed to share their information with other members is available upon request.
Here is the full report:
November 1, 2016
To all Members of the Newfoundland Pony Society:
This is to report on the results of the nominations for election to the Executive Council of the Society for the term of office commencing January 1, 2017. The report of the Election Chair, Kandace Riteff, CPA, CA, is attached here.
There being a single Nominee for the positions of Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer at the close of nominations on October 31st, these Members are elected by acclamation.
Congratulations to Byron Hierlihy, who has been elected Vice-President, Alicia Cooper, who has been elected Secretary, and Pamela Pippy, who has been elected Treasurer.
There being more than one nomination for the other positions, there will be an election by ballot for the positions of President, Membership Secretary, Registrar, and Member at Large (3 positions).
Voting instructions and package will be sent to all eligible voters on or before November 3rd in accordance with the Constitution, which also provides that only those full members in good standing as of August 31st in an election year are eligible to vote. Ballots must be returned to the Election Chair in accordance with these instructions on or before November 15th. You may enquire of the Election Chair if you have a question about your eligibility to vote.
Candidates are reminded that contact information for eligible voters who have agreed to share their information with other members is available upon request. Provision will also be made for candidates to have a statement regarding their candidacy distributed to All eligible voters by NPS.
Jack Harris, President
Copyright © 2016, The Newfoundland Pony Society. All rights reserved.
NOTICE OF ELECTION and CALL FOR NOMINATIONS [click here to download this page as a PDF]
To: All Members of the Newfoundland Pony in good standing as of August 31, 2016
You are hereby notified of the Election of Executive Officers of the Newfoundland Pony Society for a term of office of Two Years commencing January 1, 2017. Nominations must be received by October 31, 2016, with voting to take place between November 3, 2016 and November 15, 2016 for any position where more than one eligible member is nominated. This notice is given in accordance with the Section 4 of the By-Laws of The Newfoundland Pony Society.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
This is also a Call for Nominations for the following positions on the Executive Council:
- Membership Secretary
- Member at Large (3 positions)
Any member in good standing may nominate or second the nomination of a person to serve on the Executive Council. A person nominated must also be a member in good standing of the Society and must consent to the nomination.
Members are reminded that in accordance with the Constitution any member seeking nomination must be a full voting member in good standing as of August 31st, 2016 and the nomination must be moved and seconded by full members in good standing as of August 31st, 2016.
Members may use the Nomination Forms attached to this Call for Nominations and forward the completed form including the signature of the Nominee by mail or scan the completed form and forward by e-mail to the Election Chair.
Alternatively, a member may use the text of the form on an email sent from the e-mail address of each of the nominator, seconder and nominee, which must be the e-mail address of the member on file with the Newfoundland Pony Society and must have the typewritten name of the sender at the end of the message.
Duly completed Nominations must be in the hands of the Election Chair by October 31st, 2016.
The Election Chair appointed by the Executive Council in accordance with the Constitution is Kandace Riteff, C.P.A, C.A. of the Accounting Firm Harris Ryan, whose address and contact information is as follows:
|Kandace Riteff, CPA, CA||By E-mail: email@example.com|
|NPS Election Chair 2016||By Phone: (709) 726-8324 ext 246|
|c/o Harris Ryan||By Fax (709) 726-4525|
|Chartered Professional Accountants|
|Suite 202, 120 Stavanger Drive|
|St. John’s, NL A1A 5E8|
If more than one person is duly nominated for a position, voting instructions will be sent by postal mail or e-mail to eligible voters on or before the 3rd day of November 2016 and must be returned to the address instructed and received on or before the 15th day of November 2016.
Please note that only full members may cast a ballot and that full FAMILY memberships include TWO votes per family in accordance with the voters list. If there is any doubt contact the Election Chair. Please check your membership status before voting.
Any interested and qualified members should contact the Elections Chair for guidance, information or assistance regarding nominations and voting procedures including the correct e-mail address for use in the election.
Mover of a Nomination:
I, ___________________________, a member of the Newfoundland Pony Society
in good standing hereby move the nomination of _________________________ for the position of _____________________________________________
Seconder of a Nomination:
I, ___________________________, a member of the Newfoundland Pony Society
in good standing hereby second the nomination of _________________________ for the position of _____________________________
Consent of Nominee:
I ________________________________, a member of the Newfoundland Pony Society
in good standing hereby accept nomination for the position of __________________________
Please sign and return to:
Kandace Riteff, CPA, CA By E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NPS Election Chair 2016
c/o Harris Ryan
Chartered Professional Accountants
Suite 202, 120 Stavanger Drive
St. John’s, NL A1A 5E8
The following excerpt from the Constitution and Bylaws below sets out the election rules.
4.5 Elections shall be conducted in accordance with the following election rules.
(a) Only full members in good standing as of August 31st of the election year shall be entitled to nominate or second a candidate, stand for office, or cast a ballot in the election of officers.
(b) Call for Nominations for election to the Executive Council shall be sent by electronic mail to the e-mail address, or if no electronic mail address has been provided, to the postal address, which has been provided by eligible members to the Newfoundland Pony Society Membership Secretary, on or before October 15th in an election year.
(c) A nomination for office must be forwarded by electronic or postal mail, requires a seconder who is an eligible member, and must be must accepted by the nominee. All nominations, secondings and acceptance of nominations must be received by the Election Chair on or before the 31st of October in an election year. This may be done by postal mail or separately by postal mail or electronic mail from the e-mail address of the mover, seconder or nominee that is on file with the Newfoundland Pony Society Membership Secretary.
(d) In the event only one nomination for a Council position is received the nominee will be acclaimed and there will be no election for that position. An announcement of any positions won by acclamation will be made along with the results of the voting, if any.
(e) In the event of an election for any position, voting instructions shall be sent by postal mail or e-mail to eligible voters on or before the 3rd day of November and must be returned to the address instructed and received on or before the 15th day of November in the election year.
(f) The candidate receiving a plurality of the votes cast for a position shall be declared elected provided that the number of eligible ballots cast is equal to 1/5 the number of voting members or 25 voting members, whichever is the lesser. In the case of Council Member at large positions the candidate(s) with the most votes shall be elected.
(g) No more than two members of the same immediate family (spouse or child of member) shall serve on the Council. Should two or more such members be elected the existing elected council shall ask them to decide who shall serve and the result shall prevail and the new council shall appoint a replacement for any vacancy created. In the event that no agreement is reach between immediate family members the existing council shall decide which family member shall serve and the remaining position(s) deemed vacant.
(h) Election results shall be announced by e-mail, or by postal mail to those who have not provided an e-mail address and will be posted on the Newfoundland Pony Society’s internet web page following the counting of ballots by the Election Chair.
NPS Newsletter Committee is requesting pictures of foals born this year (2016) for inclusion in the Fall Newsletter. Please send hi res photos to Pam Pippy at email@example.com “Ideally we’re looking for two or three cloe-up head shots of new ponies with info such as name. date of birth, parents and owner’s name” added Pam. Thanks to those who have already sent photos
In 2015 The Newfoundland Pony received the designation of Cultural Practice and Tradition under the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program thanks to an application submitted by Dominique Lavers. As a result, The Newfoundland Pony Society was invited to apply for a Legacy Activity Grant which we were successful in obtaining. Through this grant, The Newfoundland Pony Society is able to offer free DNA testing to 50 qualifying ponies in the hopes of adding more purebred ponies to the registry.
Who can apply?
- Anyone who owns a pure-bred Newfoundland pony (or suspected purebred Newfoundland pony) is eligible to apply! That includes NPS members, as well as non-members. Ponies known to be Part-bred are not eligible at this time.
Where do I start?
- All enquiries and applications must be made to the registrar. Please contact the NPS registrar at the email below and you will be sent a link where you can enter your pony’s data and submit required photos. Providing that the Registrar and ID Committee think your pony may qualify you will be sent a DNA kit along with instructions on how to take the hair sample and where to send it. You should receive the results within 4 weeks of the lab receiving the sample. registrar
or by mail:-
NPS – DNA Legacy Grant
P.O. BOX 8132
St. John’s, NL
Rules and Regulations:
– Requests will be taken in the order they are received (first come, first served!).
– Requests are limited to a maximum of 2 ponies per owner/family/address.
– Photos can be sent separately to the registrar at the above email or to the NPS mailing address.
– This initiative will end upon the exhaustion of the allocated funds.
The Federation of Agriculture’s Annual Open Farm Day took place on September 18th and Gail and Jim’s Dixie H Pony Sanctuary hosted a very successful event at their Goulds farm. “We had a good group of volunteers to help” Gail told NPS “and they were run off their feet for the whole day. We had around 600 visitors and as usual the kids had a great time taking part in the many activities and meeting our herd of Nfld Ponies and other animals as well”.
“We think this is an important annual event” said Gail” and it’s wonderful to see the children interact with our animals – for some it was their first opportunity to pet and to ride a pony.”
Congratulations to Gail, Jim and family for helping to promote our ponies.
The Newfoundland Equestrian Association has announced that it will be introducing a Newfoundland Pony Halter class to it’s competitions this year.
What a fantastic opportunity to show off those ponies!
Please visit http://equestriannl.ca for more details!