TWHBEA BY-LAW ELECTION – WAS THERE ‘HANKY PANKY’ BY STEVE SMITH’S INNER CIRCLE LEAKING THE BY-LAW ELECTION OUTCOME??? – MEMBERSHIP LOSSES ESCALATE – FLATTERS FAILED TO GET THE SOUND VOTE OUT

LEWISBURG, TN –  According to an October 21, 2014,  email from TWHBEA Sr. VP Walter Chism to Montana Director Rick Wies,  it appears that certain members of Steve Smith’s inner circle had “privileged” access to the TWHBEA election returns after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  

The TWHBEA By-Law election outcome was  leaked  to The Walking Horse Report owned by Celebration Chairman David L. Howard.  It was published last Friday, October 17, 2014.

MONTANA TWHBEA DIRECTOR RICK WIES

RICK WIES AND MARY HART

RICK WIES AND MARY HART

TWHBEA PRESIDENT STEVE SMITH

TWHBEA PRESIDENT STEVE SMITH,  U. S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER CAMPAIGN FINANCE CHAIRMAN

TWHBEA PRESIDENT STEVE SMITH, U. S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER CAMPAIGN FINANCE CHAIRMAN

The TWHBEA ballot deadline was 5:00 p.m. on  Wednesday, October 15, 2014, and TWHBEA did not announce the results until a week later on October 22, 2014.

RICK WIES EXPOSES TWHBEA ‘HANKY PANKY’ WITH ELECTION RESULTS

Montana Director Rick Wies discovered the Steve Smith and Company shenanigans when he wrote a letter to TWHBEA President Steve Smith.  Mr. Smith,  who has been the center of controversy due to his prior relationships with Celebration “VAC” officials Spokesperson Tom Blankenship and Chairman Dr. Jerry Johnson, apparently asked TWHBEA Sr. VP Walter Chism to respond to Mr. Wies’s letter.  (Note: The “VAC” was discredited when Mr. Howard and Blankenship lied about Dr. Dallas Goble (Budweiser Clydesdale vet) being a member of it when he was not.)

TWHBEA SR. VP WALTER CHISM

TWHBEA SR VP WALT CHISM

TWHBEA SR VP WALT CHISM

EMAIL FROM MONTANA DIR. RICK WIES TO TWHBEA PREZ STEVE SMITH

Sent: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:40 pm  

Subject: Questions for President Smith

TWHBEA President Smith and IBOD,

Mr. Smith,

I have two questions.

First, where are the election results?   We are
now, as of tomorrow morning, going on day six.  

What is really  bothersome is my second Question and that is why and how did certain  
privileged individuals know of the By-Law voting results on Friday  
morning?   It would certainly be appropriate that the TWHBEA IBOD and
the Association Members would be first on the list to receive such
information and that TWHBEA would provide this type of information
through a press release prior to passing the results along to Country
Club individuals.   I strongly recommend that this breach be
investigated and action taken to remove from office and/or fire as
necessary the parties responsible.

Rick Wies
TWHBEA Director”

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REPLY BY SR. VP WALTER CHISM ON BEHALF OF PREZ STEVE SMITH

“Sent: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 07:12 AM
Subject: Re: Questions for President Smith

As of this moment, I have not received the official results from the accounting firm and as soon as we do, we’ll notify the IBOD and post on the TWHBEA web site. After the voting deadline, several members of the EC were privileged to preliminary and unofficial results on some portions of the election results. I suppose if you want to know who leaked the information, assuming it is accurate, ask the persons releasing the information. Since I don’t give a hoot and you do, you should be the person to call. The only thing I care about is the fairness of the election and the accuracy of the results. That leads us back to the first point, the results will be released when the accounting firm provides us with an official letter of the results.

Thank you for your inquiry.
Walt”

ARIZONA DIRECTOR DR. PAM REBAND EMAIL ON WIES/CHISM EXCHANGE

“Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:42:00 -0400
From:  mizdoc@aol.com

      To have members of the EC receive preliminary unofficial reports leaves TWHBEA open to accusations of malfeasance and is a practice that must be stopped.   The accounting firm must not only BE completely above board, it must APPEAR above board.     NO one at TWHBEA should know those results until the official letter arrives.   NO one at TWHBEA should have ANY contact with the firm WHATSOEVER !   Comon, Walt, you and Steve know better!

pamela AZ”

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FLATTER DIRECTORS ELECTED NOT TO HAVE REPS PRESENT AT VOTE COUNT

Ironically,  it was Dr. Reband,  who replied when asked by www.billygoboy.com on October 6  (along with the rest of the Flatter Directors) the following question:

“What, if any,  arrangements have been to have persons present when the votes are tabulated on the TWHBEA By-Laws Proposal and the Directors election?

While the other Directors, including Keith Dane (who appeared with Dr. Reband at the May Semi-Annual TWHBEA meeting),  remained silent,  Dr. Reband answered on October 7:

“The ballots are being sent to and counted by a reputable accounting firm.  I believe that makes the count fair.  It is my understanding that they are counted as one large group at the end.”

Again,  while the other Flatter Directors remained silent,  Dr. Reband answered the following question:

“Do you plan to be present or retain someone to be present to represent the your interests and the interests of the members who elected you, and the members of the Association,  when the proposed TWHBEA By-Law changes ballots are tabulated?”

OCT. 7 ““ ANSWER BY ARIZONA DIRECTOR DR. PAM REBAND:

 “Yes, I am aware of my right to request this.  No, I do not intend to do so as I do not believe it to be necessary.”

 OCT. 7 ““ QUESTION TO THE REST OF THE FLATTER DIRECTORS:

“Dr. Reband,  Thank you for making it clear that you do not believe it is necessary to have anyone present to observe  the  tabulation of the By-Laws ballots.

My question  to the  rest of you  is,  based on all that has occurred from December 7, 2013 to the present, do you,  individually and on behalf of the members who  elected you,  concur with Dr. Reband’s position that you do not feel it is necessary or would be in the best interest of the Association to have observers present when the By-Law ballots are tabulated?”

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None of the rest of the Flatter Directors responded, and the Flatters did not have any representatives present to observe and monitor the TWHBEA By-Law Ballot count.

That was a huge mistake.

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INTERESTING NUMBERS

As depicted by “The Map:  the Red States are the center of the SORING and the resistance to the PAST ACT.

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TWHBEA MEMBERSHIP DECREASES – SEP 2013 to SEP 2014

Tennessee – Lost 239 members – 17% Decrease
Kentucky Lost 85 members – 16% Decrease
Mississippi – Lost 32 members – 12% Decrease
Alabama – Lost 70 members – 16% Decrease

Total Lost – 426 Members In Sore Big Lick States

OTHER NOTABLE MEMBERSHIP DECREASES – SEP. 2013 to SEP 2014

Texas – Lost 72 members – 22% Decrease
Virginia – Lost 49 members – 25% Decrease
North Carolina – Lost 58 members – 19% Decrease

Total Lost – 179 members

TWHBEA has lost 1,137 members in 12 months.

A year ago,  many sore Big Lickers questioned the mandate of the Pat Stout Poll in favor of the PAST ACT when 26.20% of the eligible membership participated.

The TWHBEA By-Law change turnout was 27.35% of the eligible voters..

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   VOTES                                             VOTES             MEMBERS                           MEMBERS
STOUT POLL                       BY-LAW            STOUT -2013                BY-LAW 2014
 
AL                       109                    98                                             439                                369      16% Down
AR                       15                   36
CA                       78                   83
CO                       12                  16
FL                       38                    38
GA                       65                   51                                             232                               203        13% Down
ID                       21                    13
IL                       72                    37
IN                       35                     38
IA                       11                     10
KS            7                       9
KY         148                    135                     688                            603            12% Down
LA                       27                     15
MD                       15                     20
MN                       20                       8
MS                       74                         68                                             269                               237      12% Down                        
MO                       57                     48                                              
MT                       18                      11
NY                       12                        3
NC                       61                      93                                             313                          255      19% Down
OH                       60                      62
OK                       20                     11
OR                       35                      23
PA                       32                       28
SC                       43                      24                                             140                         117        16% Down
TN                       303                    435                   1461                            1222      17% Down
TX                       63                        60                     327                           255      22% Down
UT                       11                         9
VA                       57                        50 236 177 25% Down
WA                       43                       18                    128                           103      20% Down
WV                       31                       26                    126                          108      14% Down
WI                       25                        17
WY                       8                          4

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Midnight Sun is glad he left the “DYSFUNCTIONAL TWILIGHT ZONE”  of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association.

NATURAL GAITED TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE - WORLD GRAND CHAMPION MIDNIGHT SUN

NATURAL GAITED TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE – WORLD GRAND CHAMPION MIDNIGHT SUN

Nephew Eugene says Steve Smith blew $2,069.27  when Winnett CPA firm used first class stamps to send out the TWHBEA ballots, rather than utilize a business mail permit for the return ballots.  There went the Do-Nut savings.

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