Membership Information

From our ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Membership

1.        Membership is open to breeders of breeds represented by the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. and those interested in helping promote those breeds.    Only members who are actively engaged in breeding one of the represented breeds may hold office or vote.  Actively engaged is defined as possessing a minimum of one ewe and one ram of the represented breeds which are used for breeding purposes and registering at least one lamb per year.  Exceptions to the requirement of registering at least one lamb per year may be waived, with the Board of Directors’ written approval, based on extenuating circumstances such as the death of the lamb before being registered.

2.        Applications for Memberships are available online (Membership Application) or may be requested from any of the Board of Directors.  Once completed, the completed application shall be mailed with appropriate fees to the address designated for Applications for Memberships.  Once processed and approved by the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors shall mail a membership certificate and welcome packet to the new members.  Members will have the option of being listed on any United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. owned website, and a complete and up-to-date membership list is available to all members upon request to the Secretary or a member of the Board of Directors.

3.        The calendar year for all memberships is January 1 thru December 31.  Membership Dues are due in the stated office by February 1.  If a membership expires, a new application may be completed and the full year’s dues shall be paid.  Memberships are not transferable.   Dues must be paid and current in order to vote.

4.        For each separate division, there will be the following categories of membership:

A.        Family Membership: Available for two adults age 18 or over who are actively engaged in breeding one of the represented breeds of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  Entitled to two votes and both may hold offices.
B.        Individual Membership: Available for one adult age 18 or over who are actively engaged in breeding one of the represented breeds of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  Entitled to one vote, may hold office.
C.        Associate Membership: Available for those who are not actively engaged or who are simply interested in supporting the stated purposes of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.   Not entitled to hold office nor has voting privileges. For active members who become inactive, the Board of Directors may choose to switch the member to this category, Associate Membership, usually after one year of inactivity in lieu of totally removing the inactive member from Membership.  Members may opt to apply for Associate Membership as soon as they are no longer actively engaged in breeding one of the breeds represented by the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  The Board of Directors may choose to waive the membership fee in such cases and any additional situations which arise in conjunction with active and inactive Memberships.
D.        Business Membership:  Available for those organizations or businesses who wish to support the purposes of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  Not eligible to have voting rights or to hold office.  Being actively engaged in breeding one or more of the breeds represented by the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. is not required.        
E.        Youth Membership: Available for those youths under the age of 18 who are actively engaged in breeding one of the represented breeds of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. or who assist in the family farm doing the same.  Not entitled to have voting privileges or to hold office.  A Youth Membership may be offered as a scholarship or gift with non-family member paying for membership.
F.        Lifetime Membership: Available for individuals 18 and older who are actively engaged in breeding one or more of the breeds represented by the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.
G.        Honorary Lifetime Membership (Inactive): The Board of Directors may confer an Honorary Lifetime Membership of any or all of the breed divisions upon an individual, group, business, non-profit or other type of corporation due to their outstanding contribution to one or more of the breeds represented by the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. and to the furtherance of the stated purposes of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. . Not entitled to vote nor to hold office.
H.        Honorary Lifetime Membership (Active):  The Board of Directors may confer a Honorary Lifetime Membership (Active) of any or all of the breed divisions upon an individual, group, business, non-profit or other type of corporation due to their outstanding contribution to one or more of the breeds represented by the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. and to the furtherance of the stated purposes of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  If designee is an individual, that individual shall have voting privileges and may hold office.  If the designee is a group, business, non-profit or other type of corporation, the designee shall have only 1 vote and may not hold office.

The Board of Directors may add a category, delete a category or change requirements and definitions.  The changes must be approved by a 60% majority of a quorum of active members.

5.        The Board of Directors shall set Annual membership fees for each category of membership as listed in ARTICLE TWELVE (4).  The Board may increase or decrease the fees for membership dues, registration or transfers to meet administration expenses.  The Board shall offer a discount to members wishing to be members of more than one of the divisions.  The United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. Officers may be consulted as needed by the  Board of Directors in determining the amounts of the fees or discounts.

All Fees shall be listed in the Fee Schedule which is available to all members and the public.

6.         If a member of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. who is required to remain actively engaged, does not possess at least one breeding ewe and one breeding ram and register at least one lamb per year, the Board of Directors may remove the member from active membership usually after a period of one year of inactivity.  If the member becomes actively engaged in breeding the sheep as defined herein again, the member may reapply.  The Board of Directors may choose to switch the inactive member to an Associate Membership category instead of removing the inactive member.  The Board of Directors may choose to waive the membership fee in such cases and any additional situations which arise in conjunction with active and inactive Memberships.  In addition, exceptions to the requirement of registering at least one lamb per year may be waived, with Board of Directors’ written approval, based on extenuating circumstances such as death of the lamb before being registered. The United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  Officers may be consulted by the Board of Directors for an opinion on removing or changing the status of an active member who becomes inactive.

7.        ALL members of all divisions of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. are expected to promote recognition and education, to the best of their abilities, of the breeds they own, with honesty and integrity and to conduct all business with honesty and integrity.  Members are expected to abide by all rules and regulations and Bylaws of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. and the division(s) of which they are members.  If it has been found that a member chooses to not follow the guidance of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. or a division of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc., that member, upon a simple majority of votes of the Board of Directors, may be suspended from membership.  The suspended individual may appeal to the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  Board of Directors after a period of 90 days.  If appealed by individual, the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  Board of Directors may vote to lift the suspension and reinstate the individual or to continue the suspension for a second period of 90 days.  After the second period of 90 days, the individual may appeal again to the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors at that time may vote to continue the suspension or to expel the individual permanently. Egregious offences may include immediate expulsion by the Board of Directors with a simple majority vote. The Board of Directors may consult the opinion of the United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc. Officers when dealing with suspension or expulsion situations; however, all involved will be respectful of any pertinent confidentiality issues.

BY LAWS:

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP designation is granted to members of the Initial Board of Directors and to those members who join within the first 30 days of UHHSA, Inc., accepting Membership Applications.  Benefits are limited to the right to use the Charter Membership Logo and to be listed as a Charter Member.  These individuals assisted in getting processes set up and finalized and are greatly appreciated.

 UHHSA@yahoo.com   
281-468-7744
937-430-1768

MEMBERSHIP OR OTHER QUESTIONS, contact UHHSA, Inc.,
E-Mail UHHSA@yahoo.com

OR contact one of the following Board of Directors:
Valerie Smith
Central City, KY
EMAIL:  lazyjvranch@bellsouth.net
PHONE: 270-525-9977
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Sara Qualls
New Lebanon, OH
PHONE: 937-844-3924
UHHSA OFFICE EMAIL: uhhsa@yahoo.com
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Brenda Savage
Buffalo, TX
EMAIL: painted@windstream.net
PHONE: 281-468-7744 (cell)

Make Check/Money Order Payable to: United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc

Mail Membership Application and Dues to:
UHHSA Secretary
10416 FM 1511
Buffalo, TX  75831

Dues should be paid in US Dollars with a check or Money Order. Personal Checks
must be drawn on a United States Bank. There is a $25.00 Fee for returned checks.

Please CLICK HERE for information about the submission of applications and dues in electronic forms (PayPal is used for submission of dues)

YOU MAY JOIN UHHSA and REGISTER SHEEP AT THE SAME TIME.

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* We are NOT recognized by IRS for charitable deductions at this time.  We ARE incorporated as a non-profit organization. If you have any questions about this designation, please contact uhhsa@yahoo.com