WALT “JOE WILLIE NAMATH” CHISM CHOSEN “INTERIM” TWHBEA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BY TWHBEA PRESIDENT STEVE SMITH – TWHBEA FACES THE FUTURE BY LOOKING TO ITS BIG LICK PAST

LEWISBURG, TN  –  TWHBEA President Steve Smith,  who is apparently too embarrassed to make TWHBEA’s  most recent financial information public,  today     tapped Mr. Walter D. “Joe Willie Namath” Chism of Highway 96,  Williamson County, Tennessee to be the “interim”  Executive Director of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association.

TWHBEA SR VP WALT “JOE WILLIE NAMATH” CHISM

TWHBEA SR VP WALT CHISM

TWHBEA SR VP WALT CHISM

Mr. Chism replaced Mr. Tracy Boyd who resigned suddenly in mid-December 2014  to go sell Manna Pro products.

Former TWHBEA Executive Director Tracy Boyd

Former TWHBEA Executive Director Tracy Boyd

The 76 year old Mr. Chism joins septuagenarian Mr.  Charles Gleghorn,  Sr. VP,  who along with President Mr. Steve Smith,    gives TWHBEA some truly “Old Heads” to face the future.

When the ABC Nightline video aired in May 2012,  Mr. Chism liquidated his broodmare band saying that the Tennessee Walking Horse “would not recover in my lifetime”.  After that, Mr. Chism became a Director when another person stepped down.  Mr. Chism had received about nine votes and was listed as an alternate so he took that person’s place on the Board of Directors.    Then when Mr. Steve Smith decided in 2013 that he would come back and “unite the breed” and “rebuild the association”, Mr. Chism put himself up for the Sr. VP position.  He served from December 2013 – December 2014.  He did not run for reelection as TWHBEA director in 2014.

Former TWHBEA President Charles Gleghorn, who served four years in the last century,  was elected a TWHBEA Director and assumed Mr. Chism’s role as Sr. VP.

  MR. CHARLES GLEGHORN – FAYETTEVILLE, TENNESSEE BANKER

CHARLES GLEGORN - THE KING OF FAYETTEVILLE, TN - WING OF TWHBEA BUILDING NAMED AFTER MR. GLEGHORN

 Mr. Chism served as TWHBEA President, 1991-1992;  Mr. Smith, 1995-1997, and Mr. Gleghorn in 1989-1991, and Mr. Smith, 1995-1997,  before starting Smith II in 2013-2014.

That’s 10  cumulative years of Presidential experience now running TWHBEA.

The times have changed substantially from the glory days when there were approximately 20,000  TWHBEA members and now there are only about 5,000.

2014/2015 TWHBEA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE -CHARLES GLEGHORN

2014 - 2015  TWHBEA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2014 – 2015 TWHBEA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – CHARLES GLEGHORN (BACK ROW LEFT)

The TWHBEA equivalent of the “Tea Party” Ms. Denise Rowland was elbowed aside by the good ole boys “SMITH – CHISM – GLEGHORN” when Texas Director Mr. “Butch” Evans  was beaten from the floor by Mr. Ford Gates, and Ms. Sherry White  was not nominated for another term on the Executive Committee.

TWHBEA “TEA PARTY” LADIES – MS. DENISE ROWLAND & MS SHERRY WHITE

TWHBEA DIRECTORS DENISE ROWLAND (TN) AND SHERRY WHITE (MI)

TWHBEA DIRECTORS DENISE ROWLAND (TN) AND SHERRY WHITE (MI)

The future of TWHBEA was sealed in 2014 when the Flatter Directors led by Mr. Keith Dane,  Director from Maryland and HSUS official,  inexplicably failed to mount a competent campaign to defeat the draconian TWHBEA By-Law proposal which eliminated Directors from approximately 40% of the United States.    This foreclosed any future growth potential of the organization because Lickers have put the interests of the sore Big Lick horse ahead of the future of the Tennessee Walking Horse breed.

THE TWHBEA MAP IF THE STEVE SMITH BY-LAWS PASS

THE TWHBEA MAP IF THE STEVE SMITH BY-LAWS PASS

MR. KEITH DANE – MARYLAND DIRECTOR – HSUS OFFICIAL

MARYLAND TWHBEA DIRECTOR AND HSUS OFFICIAL KEITH DANE

MARYLAND TWHBEA DIRECTOR AND HSUS OFFICIAL KEITH DANE

The sore Big Lick is now concentrated in the “Red States”.

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Mr. Chism,  a proud alumnus of the University of Alabama,  became known as Walt “Joe Willie Namath” Chism when,  like the famous football player of the last century, he made an audacious prediction.

“I’ll do the Joe Namath,  we will have more members at the end of the year than at the beginning, we’ll show a surplus of income over expenses and we’ll provide more services , I guarantee it.”    Walt Chism

"JOE WILLIE" WALT CHISM

WALT  “JOE WILLIE NAMATH”  CHISM

TWHBEA SR VP WALT “JOE WILLIE NAMATH” CHISM

WALT "JOE WILLIE NAMATH" CHISM

WALT “JOE WILLIE NAMATH” CHISM

Mr. Smith also made a bold statement when running for TWHBEA President:

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So far,  Mr. Smith and Mr. Smith,  as they say in Texas, are all  “All Hat, And No Cattle” on their bodacious predictions.  

They both seem to be remarkably out of touch with the reality of 2015 facing the Tennessee Walking Horse with it being isolated and ostracized by the other equine breeds.

The 80 year old rapidly declining TWHBEA is not:

  • United
  • Growing
  • Increasing Services, or
  • Accepted by the rest of the Equine World.

Nephew Eugene says the smart one in the bunch appears to be Mr. Charles Gleghorn who, so far,  has wisely kept his mouth shut.

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