The purpose of a Regional Club
is to promote Appaloosas at the regional level,
cooperate with the ApHC, and make opportunities
for owners to gain the most possible enjoyment
from their Appaloosa.
The Regional Clubs can aid in the functions
and programs of the ApHC. They are the “regional
representatives” for this association. Besides
the show, trail riding and racing activities,
the Regional Clubs are encouraged to help
their members fill out registration and transfer
applications, as well as other forms. This
saves the ApHC, as well as the applicant,
a great deal of time and money. The Regional
Clubs should encourage these owners to register
their horses well in advance of the deadlines.
Regional Clubs have done an excellent job
of promoting interest in Appaloosas at the
local levels. Clubs have prepared Appaloosa
booths at fairs, stock shows, sportsmen’s
shows and state conventions. These booths
have interested many people who would otherwise
never be exposed to them. Many regional clubs
have found that one of the best ways to retain
the interest and keep attitudes positive is
to provide a variety of activities. By having
variety, two things are accomplished: every
member can participate in some aspect he or
she enjoys, and many members acquire wider
interests simply because the activities are
available. Having fun and promoting the Appaloosa
horse are the prime regional club objectives.
Interesting activities drawn from the annual
regional club reports will be published in
the Appaloosa Journal.
A group of individuals with enough interest
and ambition to form an organization with
the prime objectives being the promotion of
the Appaloosa breed can apply for a charter.
This is provided that formation does not infringe
upon an already existing regional club in
that state or area.
A chartered regional club in their own state
increases owners’ enjoyment and makes it more
convenient to attend meetings and social functions,
go on club-sponsored trail rides, participate
in breed shows and work toward year end awards.
How To Start A Regional Club
Any persons applying for a chartered regional
club first should have a group of interested
people. Then contact the Regional Club Coordinator
at the ApHC to obtain the necessary information
such as a sample of the model by-laws and
perhaps the name of the closest National Director
in your territory to help you form your regional
Once your regional club is organized, you
will want to apply for national approval.
This is done by sending the following information
about your regional club to the Regional Club
· Completed Regional Club Application.
· Articles of Incorporation and By-laws.
· List of directors, officers, committee
· A list of at least 25 ApHC members
in good standing including
addresses and ApHC membership
Board approval may be issued at the regularly
scheduled board meeting in March or July.
When the board meets it will discuss the probability
of your regional club being chartered. If
the club is chartered, you will be notified
in writing by the Regional Club Coordinator.
Requirements To Maintain Charter
To retain a regional club charter, each regional
club must submit annually to the ApHC:
· An annual report, signed by the President
or Secretary, to be completed
at an annual meeting of
its members. Due February 15. Notice of new
officers and directors
must be sent to the ApHC within thirty days
election, but no later
than February 15.
· By-law changes and any subsequent
reports if any have been made
during that year.
· Complete membership/address list
of paid up members which must
include ApHC membership
numbers when applicable. Due July 15.
· Corrected/updated membership lists
due September 10 in
conjunction with nominations
for regional qualifiers for the
World Championship Show.
· Your club’s annual membership must
continue to include at
least 15 ApHC members in
Once a regional club is chartered, it may
not engage in any business or activity in
the name or, or on behalf of, directly or
indirectly, the ApHC, without written consent
of the ApHC CEO.