The ASAC Youth are working on the 2011 Scrapbook — if you have any photos you would like to include, please send them to me. (Ashley Stewart – ASAC Youth Historian – 2780 Wellsprings Drive Pfafftown, NC 27040) We had a good turn out at Blowing Rock! Thanks to everyone that came and made a page!
The High Caliber Stables recently paired with the Second Harvest Food Bank in Winston-Salem, NC to collect non-perishable food items at the Piedmont Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel. The HOT SHOTS collected food at three different performances. (picture above)
The Hot Shots are participating with other area non-profit organizations in Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” day on October 17th. This is a nationwide event. Youth members are selling shopping passes prior to the event and will then ACbe in the Winston-Salem, NC store on October 17th promoting the American Saddlebred breed to the public.
The HOT SHOTS won the “Best Regional” basket award at the ASHA Auction in Louisville at the World’s Championship Horse Show.
The 2009 ASAC Youth Convention was, by definition, incredible! The weekend began with a Mardi Gras-themed party on Friday night. The evening started off with a little bit of shyness in the air but, by the end of the festivities, everyone was dancing together and competing in the horse-less horse show. The next day, the Youth ventured to the NASCAR Speedpark for a little experience behind the wheel of the go-carts. The Speedpark offered other areas of interest such as Laser-Tag, putt-putt, wall-climbing and arcade games. Everyone looked absolutely stunning Saturday night as awards were given out. Congratulations to everyone for their well-deserved awards Saturday afternoon and evening!
As ASAC Youth President, I am so very anxious for the 2009 season! I am honored to be working with Katie Morrison as Vice President, Anna Stoddard as Secretary and Lauren Riggins as Historian. Our first Youth Board of Directors meeting is February 22nd so details of Youth activities for show season are coming soon.
Caitlin Leith, Youth President
Change in Youth Election Process:
The Youth Advisors have reviewed and revised the Youth election process. If you would like to run for an office, please send a brief bio about yourself, what office you would like to run for and why you would like to hold this office. Those wishing to run for President and/or Vice President must be at least 16 years of age. No previous experience on the ASAC Youth Board is necessary. Those wishing to run for Secretary and/or Historian must be at least 13 years of age. Send bios to Christy Johnson (email@example.com) or Liz Holmes (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than January 25, 2009.