LEWISBURG, TN – The Executive Committee of TWHBEA was rocked last week by the jarring results of the HR 1518/S. 1406 Poll in which 63% of the TWHBEA members voted to the remove the pads and chains from the Tennessee Walking Horse so the breed can prosper.
In response to a request by Pat Stout to allow the Poll Results to FIRST be published on the TWHBEA website and Facebook page, the silence from the TWHBEA Executive Committee was deafening.
On September 27, 2013 EC Meeting the clamor was all about what is going to be done with the Poll Results.
Pat Stout made a pledge at that meeting to give the Results to TWHBEA first.
Upon obtaining the Poll Results last Wednesday from Greg Cook, CPA – she kept her promise and renewed her offer to let TWHBEA be the first to announce the Poll results.
Here was “TWHBEA’s” response:
TWHBEA Comments on Recent Membership Mailer
“In the coming days, you will most likely see the publication of results of a post card mailer that was previously sent with the TWHBEA logo, which was not authorized by the Executive Committee nor is it a work product of TWHBEA. As the September 26, 2013 statement made by prior TWHBEA President Loyd ‘Buster’ Black stated, this mailer “was not sent out by TWHBEA or paid for by TWHBEA. In fact, TWHBEA makes no request or requirement that you answer this mailer or do anything whatsoever with the mailer, and you can certainly throw it away if you want”.
TWHBEA is currently investigating the legal issues of whether there has been unauthorized use of our TWHBEA logo and whether there has been improper use of a corporate office. This matter has been turned over to the TWHBEA Enforcement Committee for investigation, with a report to be returned to the Executive Committee.
Many of our members have reported irregularities with the mailing such as a lack of receipt of this post card mailer. Many members, knowing that this was not an official TWHBEA request simply discarded the mailer.
TWHBEA has no assurance that everyone eligible to receive the post card mailer in fact received one, or that only those that were entitled to receive the mailer in fact received one. TWHBEA had no control over the distribution of it or the counting of it.
The bill proposed by Representatives Cohen and Whitfield has many parts, and we feel that an adequate survey would have addressed the individual components of the bill, giving our members an opportunity to express their true feelings on the various aspects of the proposed legislation.
In addition, since the names of each voting member were included on the mailer, this poll violates TWHBEA’s long-standing tradition of secret ballot to ensure the privacy protection of our members.
For those reasons, TWHBEA does not feel that the results of this mailer fully and accurately represent the views of all our members. Please be aware that any publication of the results is not a TWHBEA product.”
Just one question – Who is WE in these Comments?
Was it the action of the Executive Committee? If so, why didn’t it say so. Executive Directors Tracy Boyd always signs his name to what he does.
Is “WE” – this woman who works for Purple Strategies:
Somebody at TWHBEA needs to take ownership of these “Comments”.
Even timid former President Loyd “Buster” Black would sign his name to what he put on the TWHBEA website.
And you can rest assured that Executive Director Tracy Boyd
didn’t do it. Boyd got fired from his job in May 2013 by the “Big Lickers” for taking a courageous stand in his May 27, 2013 – and Tracy Boyd signs his name to what he does, reference his May 27, 2013 Statement.
So – who is “We”?
(left to right ““ Caroline Hoffman, Pat Stout, Jason Bachert, Rick Wies, Tracy Boyd, Mike Hicks, Dee Dee Miller, Loyd Black (off), Christy Lantis, David Mullis, Marty Irby(off), Joyce Moyer, Wayne Dean, Denise Bader Keyser, Rob Cornelius. (Linda Montgomery not pictured) Note: David Mullis and Wayne Dean presently have ongoing HPA Violation cases.
It’s time to know WHO is speaking for TWHBEA?
Could it be this guy?