Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association

Established 1960

LAHJA Board of Directors

Kay Altheuser – President
805.857.5456
Kayelven@gmail.com

Melessa Lee – Vice President
805.217.1418
melessalee@earthlink.net

Sandrine Seifert – Secretary
805.217.7727
ddstables@gmail.com

Karen Lucian – Treasurer
949.759.8041
Karen.lucian@raymondjames.com


Carolyn Biava
562.896.6775
firstfieldfarm@yahoo.com

Linda Cooper
310.613.5884
Lcooper67@msn.com

Raizy Goffman
818.259.4364
raizy@socal.rr.com

Marnye Langer 
818.563.3250 x6
marnye@langershows.com

Nick Karazissis Jr.
818.633.0532
nickkkjr@aol.com

Patty Manze
310.801.7979
pmanze@aol.com

Lisa Winn
818.522.5163
lisaswinn@yahoo.com


Charlotte Skinner – Exec. Director
ceskinner@earthlink.net


LAHJA Committees

Executive Committee
Per bylaws – Officers

Show Dates
Melessa Lee– Chairman
Entire board participates

Awards
Lisa Winn - Chairman
Patty Manze
Carolyn Biava – Perp. Trophies

Banquet
Linda Cooper – Chairman
Patty Manze
Lisa Winn
Mary Cimolino

Communication
Marnye Langer - Chairman
Kimmie Lull - Jr. Mbr & LEG Up News
Jennifer Walker - LEG Up News

Education
Sandrine Seifert - Chairman
Marnye Langer
AnneMarie Wotkyns

Budget/Finance
Karen Lucian - Chairman
Kay Altheuser
Carolyn Biava
Marnye Langer

Fundraising
Nick Karazissis, Jr. - Chairman
Entire board participates

USHJA Affiliate Representative
Kay Altheuser

Hunter/Jumper/Equitation
Carolyn Biava –Chairman
Nick Karazissis Jr.
Becky Abeita
Sandrine Seifert

Nominating
Melessa Lee - Chairman
Entire board participates

Planning
Kay Altheuser- Chairman
Will add members as needed

Medal Finals Revision Task Force
Carolyn Biava –Chairman
Nick Karazissis Jr.
Sandrine Seifert

Rules
Kay Altheuser
Larry Langer
Linda Cooper

Hunter Task Force- as needed
Patty Manze - Chairman
Becky Abeita
Kim Tasker

Jumper Task Force- as needed
Jeni Brown– Chairman
Lacy Stormes
Susan Azad

 

NOTE: All committee communications must be copied to Charlotte Skinner-Robson.

 



The President appoints the chairman and members of all committees, subject to approval by the Board of Directors, which approval will not be unreasonably withheld. Committees may consist of Board Members and other interested members of this Association.

Requirements: Each committee must meet a minimum of four times per year, either by phone conference or face to face at the Chairmans discretion. A person will automatically be removed from the committee at the third missed meeting of a given year and may not be reinstated that year. A person may not serve on more than three committees in any given year. The Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Special (Ad Hoc) Committees are not counted for this restriction.

STANDING COMMITTEESS
Planning/ Rules Committee

The Planning Committee investigates the feasibility of conceptual ideas generated by the President, Board of Directors or the Executive Committee and presents the results of their investigation to the board. The President will choose the Chairman of the Planning Committee from one of the Associations officers.

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Awards (Banquet, Medal Finals, Special)

Determining, purchasing, engraving, storing, transporting, displaying, and presenting of the Associations various awards is the purview of this Committee, Although the Chairman is not required to be a Director of the Association, the Board must be kept informed and must approve the arrangements for the annual awards function.

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Banquet

This Committee is responsible for the Associations annual awards ceremony from conception to completion. Although the Chairman is not required to be a Director of the Association, the Board must be kept informed and must approve the arrangements for the annual awards function.

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Budget & Finance

This committee is chaired by the Treasurer, and has the responsibility to insure the continued financial health of the Association. It will produce the Associations annual budget, analyze the Associations operating costs, recommend fee increases as deemed necessary, analyze the cost of existing as well as proposed new programs, monitor the current income and expenses of the Association with regard to the budget, explain the associations financial picture to the Officers and Directors, and make recommendations as necessary to keep the associations finances on track.

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Communication

This committee analyzes and evaluates the communication available to the Associations constituents, determines ways of improving it, makes recommendations to the board, and follows up after approval through implementation. Rules: The chairman of this committee will attend Board meetings and will serve as the parliamentarian. Roberts Rules of Order will be used as a guide to efficient and effective Association meetings, and the chairman of this committee is empowered to require a given meeting to adhere to them when necessary. This committee has the responsibility to review the rules, interpret the rules, clarify the rules, and propose rule changes. 100% of rule changes must come before this committee before they can be considered for passage by the board.

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Education

The education committee is responsible for creating, supporting, and sustaining a broad spectrum of education for the members of this Association. Care must be taken by this Committee to optimize the number benefited for the budgeted cost of a given program; always keeping in mind the sustainability factor. Although the Chairman is not required to be a Director of the Association, the Board must be kept informed and must approve the educational offerings.

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Nominating

The Vice-President serves as the Chairman of this committee, which consists of the entire Board of Directors. The mission of the Nominating Committee is to identify optimum candidates from the entire senior membership who are willing to serve as a Director or Committee person. The Nominating Committee has the difficult task of determining qualifications, reviewing credentials, and selecting the candidates to appear on the senior member ballot and on the directors ballot each year. However, the maximum number of candidates to appear on a ballot may not exceed two times the number of available positions to fill. Further, the Committee will present to the President, names of potential committee persons following identification, determination of qualifications, and review of credentials.

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Show Dates

This committee inspects eligibility of show date applications, determines their eligibility under the current rules, and recommends either approval or denial to the Board. This committee reviews the current requirements for shows to be approved, the current standards for approved shows, and makes recommendations for rule or procedure changes to the Board in these areas. Horse show managers may not serve on this committee except in a non-voting advisory capacity. A manager may NOT participate in any committee meeting where date issues involve them or their business directly.

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Special Committees

The President may appoint special or ad hoc committees deemed necessary by him to further the aims, goals, or business of the Association. These committees will normally have a narrow and specific purpose and will terminate when the task is completed. These committees will NOT be counted in the three-committee maximum referred to above.

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Sponsorship and Fundraising

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Technical Committee (Hunter/Jumper/Equitation)

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