United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.
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 Board of Directors’
written approval, based on extenuating circumstances such as 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 a 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.
THIS website is copyright May 2009 by United Horned Hair Sheep Association, Inc.  
Active Members of UHHSA are permitted to use information on their website to help in
ethical and honest promotion and education about the breeds represented.  However,
a link to this website should be provided.

Pictures are copyrighted by owners of the sheep pictured and permission will need to
be sought to use the pictures.
E-Mail UHHSA@yahoo.com     PHONE: 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
www.lazyjvranch.com
EMAIL:  lazyjvranch@bellsouth.net
PHONE: 270-525-9977
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Sara Qualls
New Lebanon, OH
www.irondiamondfarm.com
EMAIL: irondiamondfarm@yahoo.com
PHONE: 937-430-1768 (OFFICE)
UHHSA OFFICE EMAIL: uhhsa@yahoo.com
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Brenda Savage
Buffalo, TX
www.cheyennefarm.com
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
PO Box 161
New Lebanon, OH 45345

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. In
the future, UHHSA, Inc, hopes to offer the choice to do online submission of forms and
the ability to accept other methods of payment.
YOU MAY JOIN UHHSA and REGISTER SHEEP AT THE SAME TIME.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
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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