2017 CHARITY KNYSNA RELIEF FUND
Although we agreed at the AGM to ask two charities to submit an application, it was agreed that the recent disaster in Knysna needed all the assistance it could get.
As Di Pieterse in on the ground in George, she will visit the affected yards and ascertain where assistance is needed. As such we have also called for donations from all our members to buy feed, blankets, buckets etc. Zena Penfold has already donated R2000.00 to this fund in addition to our contribution. Anyone wishing to make a donation please pay into the CEEPSA Account marked Knysna Relief as the reference. We will let you know who has donated and give a full recon on how this was spent.
Acc No: 018 410 715
Branch Code 01-26-45
CEEPSA WELCOMES Lynda Records as a Director of CEEPSA. Lynda was voted in at the recent AGM, and brings a wealth if experience and enthusiasm and will hold the Marketing Portfolio. Any assistance will be welcome.
We also send a warm welcome to the South African Association of Equine Dental Technicians who have joined as an Allied member.
FROM THE BOOKSHELF
Two must-reads to snuggle down in winter with
The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts. A story of the Lipizzaner and other horses in wartime Germany.
The Power of Coaching by Islay Auty & Penny Pollard – a manual for all coaches – reading it will also count towards CPD
RECENT COMMUNICATION REGARDING COACHES
There has once again been a number of communiques from the sporting sector regarding Coaches We cannot answer for other Professional Bodies, but can assure you that membership of non-statutory bodies is completely voluntary.
We also assure you that your qualifications are valid and your professional designation as an Equestrian Practitioner has been loaded onto the National Learner Register Database. In addition your qualification is recognised in 38 member countries of the International Group for Equestrian Qualifications of whom we are a member through EQASA.
The Equestrian Coach/Instructor qualifications that we are almost finished writing under mandate of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations will be the ONLY Equestrian Coach/Instructor qualification registered by SAQA.
DEVELOPMENT OF NEWQUALIFICATIONS
Thanks to the renewal of memberships. Once we have completed the current teaching qualifications we will start developing the Equine Complimentary Health as well as Equine Dental Technician qualifications.
MINUTES OF THE AGM
The Managing Directors report is on the website – www.ceepsa.org, and the minutes will be circulated shortly. Thank you to all the members who either attended or offered their apologies.
Please let our office know of any activities which may count towards CPD in your area, so that we can help you advertise it and also give others an opportunity to attend.