Governance

The Oregon Dressage Society (the Corporation) shall be organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific, athletic, artistic, and educational purposes. Subject to the limitations stated in the Articles of Incorporation, the purposes of this corporation shall be to engage in any lawful activities, none of which are for profit, for which corporations may be organized under Chapter 65 of the Oregon Revised Statutes (or its corresponding future provisions).

The purpose of the Oregon Dressage Society is to educate, promote and inspire its members and the general public through programs, publications and competitions, in a way that enhances the image of Dressage and promotes the welfare of the horse. The program of the Oregon Dressage Society shall be designed to offer a framework in which individuals can progress with dressage schooling of themselves and their horses.

The Oregon Dressage Society was founded in 1971; incorporated in 1972 and received our 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt status in 1992. ODS is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of at least six Directors at Large and four Regional Representatives.

directors at large

ODS Director At Large Position Description:

  • Serves a 3 year term (positions rotate); nominations for two positions accepted each spring/summer and election is each fall.
  • Is sensitive to the thoughts and wishes of the Society membership and represents the interest of all ODS members at Board Meetings
  • Attends ODS Board Meetings and votes on issues presented
  • Discusses issues with ODS members and reports to the Board or the appropriate committee
  • May be asked to serve on ODS committees
  • Assists with communication between Office and membership

DIRECTORS AT LARGE – Term: November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2020

Brett Lynn Stallings, Roseburg, OR
Keaton Hoy, Sherwood, OR
Britteny Castell, Canby, OR

DIRECTORS AT LARGE – Term: November 1, 2018 – October 31, 2021

Karen Cheeke, Corvallis, OR
Lisa Koch, Bend, OR
Sarah Diebert, Vancouver, WA

DIRECTORS AT LARGE    Term: November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2022

Lynette Hammon, Newberg, OR
Eileen Parent, Ridgefield, WA

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

ODS has four separate regions, North, Central, South, and East.  Each region provides at least one representative to serve on the ODS Board of Directors.

ODS Regional Representative description

  • Serves a one year term
  • Discusses issues with ODS members and Chapters in their Region and reports back to the Board or the appropriate committee
  • Attends ODS Board Meetings and votes on issues presented
  • May be asked to serve on ODS committees
  • Assists with communication between Office and membership
  • Regions may have more than one Representative when needed

North Region
Term: November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

North Region
Nov 1, 2019 – Oct 31, 2020 Kathy Casey

Kathy Casy, Canby, OR

Central Region
Term: November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

South Region
November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

Jill Campbell, Klamath Falls

East Region
November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020

 

 

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