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Aside World Magazine
Winter 2022 Issue 

Join us for the

2022 ISSO Annual Meeting and Virtual Clinic

March 19, 2022 

We are excited to open up registration for the Annual ISSO Meeting and Virtual Clinic!  

Your Board has planned a diverse and interesting half day to get together and learn about side saddle topics.

On March 19th, 2022 we will enjoy a zoom meeting filled with programming that will interest

those new-to and seasoned in side saddle. Final agenda will be emailed out closer to meeting but

will be of similar format to last year with diverse topics planned along with time for interaction with the clinician.

If you are attending and would like to be considered for ridden critique then please submit a photo or short video after registering to email info@sidesaddle.com with the subject "Critique for Annual Meeting".

We cannot guarantee everyone will be discussed but will try to accommodate as many as possible.  

The Annual ISSO Business Meeting will start at the conclusion of the topics and include interactive discussion

with members contributing THEIR visions of the future of ISSO then we will round out the afternoon by announcing the

2021 Year End Awards Recipients via a virtual banquet

We hope to see you there!
 

We encourage you to sign-in early on the day of the meeting to socialize!

The past two years have been difficult for us all and because we are International,

not everyone can meet in person so we hope to foster those connections and use

this opportunity for members to make some new friends and catch up with old ones! 

 

Meeting platform will be via Zoom this year

We will open the meeting by 11:00 am EST

This will allow for socializing and help with any technical

difficulties people may have.

Official start of programming at 12:00 pm (noon) EST and

expected to Finish around 5:00 pm EST with breaks throughout


Attendance for the virtual clinic:

$25 Adult Members

$15 Youth/Young Adult Members

$60 Adult Non-Members (will include membership for the year!)

$40 Youth/Young Adult Non-Member (will include membership for the year!)


***We will email everyone that is registered with details***

Please check your email for the Agenda and "homework" that you may want to have done before

attending so you can get the most out of the meeting!

If you have not received an email & you registered please email info@sidesaddle.com immediately

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Annual Voting opens on February 18th, 2022
Closes on March 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST


Ballots will be emailed out to
CURRENT 
Members on February 18th,
if you did not receive one and think you should have,
please contact info@sidesaddle.com

*REMINDER* You must be Life Member or have Joined since January 1, 2022 to be CURRENT member

 

Positions up for Election: 

Treasurer: Re-election, running unopposed

  • Sarah McKay

Sarah McKay has been an avid equestrian since the age of 8 years old and grew up in central Virginia. Training under Sally Lamb and various influential instructors, Sarah competed in the Hunter/Jumper rings as a teenager while developing a passion for foxhunting and side saddle. After graduate school, Sarah moved to Minnesota and then Missouri, where she actively pursues her love of foxhunting and side saddle. In 2020, Sarah co-founded a private foxhunting pack, Ozark Highland Hounds, where she currently serves as President and co-Master. As part of this role, Sarah is also diligent in providing well maintained and transparent financial and organizational records. In addition to the hunt, Sarah enjoys volunteering at local therapy barns and sharing her love of side saddle and foxhunting with fellow riders, especially juniors.

Outside of her equestrian pursuits, Sarah is the Director of Market Development at the National Corn Growers Association. Sarah provides key support to NCGA's animal agriculture industrial use and new use efforts. Prior to NCGA, Sarah worked as part of the procurement/supply chain team supporting dairy operations at General Mills. She earned a master's degree in agricultural and applied economic management from Virginia Tech and bachelor's degrees in both animal and poultry sciences, and agricultural applied economics with an emphasis in international trade and development from the same institution.

Secretary: Open, running unopposed

  • Jacquelynn Holly

Jacquelynn Holly has been riding since the early age of 12 months (riding double with her mom on the family mules) and began showing at three years old. As a teen, Jacquelynn focused on training her green mule “Rosy” through high school. Rosy was a five-year-old with no prior training. Jacquelynn introduced Rosy to competitions, drill, parades, trail and camping, and instructed beginner and novice riders using Rosy. After graduating from University of California Riverside, Jacquelynn was an active member in numerous riding associations throughout Southern California. She acted as Secretary for the Lakeside Frontier Riders and Social Chair (board member) for the Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society (VRLRS). As an active member of VRLRS, Jacquelynn discovered her passion for sidesaddle. The lady’s society takes pride in period accurate habits, which inspired Jacquelynn to ride in a period accurate saddle!

 

This newfound fascination was not only an exciting riding discipline, it led to a massive collection of sidesaddles. Jacquelynn began studying the fabrication, styles, and history of various western-built sidesaddles. In 2017, Jacquelynn moved to Idaho, where she began planning a sidesaddle association. By 2018, she had co-founded the Idaho Sidesaddle Association (ISA) and has held the position of President since. ISA is non-profit association and is ecstatic to be co-hosting the May 2022 Sidesaddle Clinic with ISSO in Boise, Idaho.

In 2019, Jacquelynn was able to expand her passion of restoring and rebuilding western sidesaddles, and in 2020 she remodeled a portion of the barn to facilitate her dedication for these unique, beautiful saddles.

 

Outside the world of sidesaddle, Jacquelynn is a busy stay-at-home mom of two boys (9 years and 7 years) and two girls (4 years and 4 months). It goes without saying that afternoons and evenings are filled with extracurricular activities, including bagpipe lessons, gymnastics, karate, basketball and much more. Jacquelynn graduated early from UC Riverside with a B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing and prior to becoming a mother, was working fulltime for the Department of Defense as a Technical Writer and Editor at Space and Naval Warfare.

Proposed Bylaws up for VOTE: changes are in RED below 

  • Update Membership Categories to include Young Adult and remove two old categories (Affiliate Club and Affiliate) as follows:

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP:

SECTION 1: MEMBERS: 

Membership is of seven categories – Adult, Young Adult, Junior, Life, Family, Family Life, and Inactive.

 

ADULT MEMBERSHIP: An Adult Membership will cover only the individual named on the application and will entitle the holder to one (1) vote on all business of the Association requiring approval by the membership and one (1) subscription to the association newsletter, ASIDE WORLD.

 

YOUNG ADULT:  A Young Adult Membership is available to persons 19 -26 years old and will cover only the individual named on the application and will entitle the holder to one (1) vote on business of the Association requiring approval by the membership and one (1) subscription to the association newsletter, ASIDE WORLD.

 

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: A Junior Membership is available to persons 18 years and under and will cover only the individual named on the application and will entitle the holder to one (1) subscription to the Association newsletter, ASIDE WORLD. Anyone holding a Junior Membership may participate in all of the activities of the association except those activities which are considered by the association as being activities solely for the Adult Membership such as holding office and voting on officers and Association activities and procedures.

 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP: A Life Membership will cover any individual that applies to the Association by paying ten (10) times the established membership fee for one year. This will entitle the life member to one (1) vote on all business of the Association requiring approval by the membership and one (1) subscription to the association newsletter, ASIDE WORLD.

 

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP: Family Membership consists of two adults and all minor children (under the age of 18) residing within the same residence who applies as a family for membership with the Association and pay one year’s membership fees as set by Policy. This will entitle the adult members of the family to one (1) vote each on all business of the Association requiring approval by the membership and one (1) subscription to the association newsletter, ASIDE WORLD.

 

FAMILY LIFE MEMBERSHIP: Family Life Membership consists of two adults and all minor children (under the age of 18) residing within the same residence who applies as a family for membership with the Association by paying ten (10) times the established family membership fee of one year. This will entitle the two (2) adult members of the family to one (1) vote each on all business of the Association requiring approval by the membership and one (1) subscription to the association newsletter, ASIDE WORLD.

   

INACTIVE MEMBER: An Inactive Member is defined as a Member who has not been suspended or expelled from the Association, or who has not resigned from the Association and whose dues are not paid according to current Policy for the current year. Inactive members are not eligible to vote, may not hold any position of authority such as Director, Officer, or committee member, will not receive a subscription to the Association newsletter, Aside World, nor be eligible to participate in year end awards.

  • Update notice of Membership Meeting to include website and via internet.

ARTICLE VII: MEETINGS:

SECTION 4: NOTICE OF MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS.  Notice of the annual meeting, along with the proposed slate of officers and directors, shall be given not less than thirty (30) days prior to the time for such meeting. Notice shall be deemed to be delivered when it or the issue of Aside World, the association’s official newsletter, containing such notice shall be announced and delivered electronically through email ,address as it appears on the records of the organization, website or via internet.

  •  Update ballot due date as follows:

ARTICLE VII: MEETINGS:

SECTION 5: By absentee ballot

  • Notice of material subject to vote shall be given not less than thirty (30) days prior to the time for such meeting. Notice shall be deemed to be delivered when it or the issue of Aside World, the association’s official newsletter, containing such notice shall be electronically sent to the email address as it appears on the records of the Association.

  • A ballot or other electronic means (i.e. survey monkey) for indicating the member’s decision on each topic of vote shall be electronically sent to the member via the email on file.  There will be one ballot sent out for each voting member.

  • The member’s choices shall be selected via electronic means. 

  • The ballot or other electronic means must be received in the Association’s office one hour prior to start of Annual meeting or scheduled counting of the ballots. 

  • As ballots are received, the membership roster will be marked to indicate that a vote has been received from that member.

  • Each adult member in good standing shall be entitled to one vote.  If more than one ballot is received from a member, only the ballot first received shall be considered.  Additional ballots from the same member will be discarded.  

  • The ballots shall be added to the vote of the members present physically and who are voting by electronic presence to ascertain the decision of the voting members.

  • In cases of a tie or no required percentage vote, the President will vote in this instance.

New ISSO Logo Submission will be up for VOTE: 

Please see separate email that will be sent to each CURRENT voting member. You may only vote for one logo.

If you would like to submit a side saddle related article or event for an upcoming issue please email info@sidesaddle.com

(Photos must include photographer credit. If the photo is from a professional photographer, a photo release is required)