"Dear Members, We would like to introduce a new State Equestrian Centre initiative entitled ?Friends of the SEC? (FoSEC). The SEC cannot realise its vision of being self sufficient alone. The ability to continue to enhance and fully utilise the State?s main Equestrian facility relies very much on the assistance and support from Equestrian WA, volunteers and the private sector. This new initiative will help realise greater value for money and benefits to the change in the EWA membership structure as well. It is intended that FoSEC will be a group of individuals who have: ? An interest and experience in event management (any discipline); and ? A willingness to see the SEC become a financially viable entity. FoSEC does not intend to take over events that are currently run by the various discipline Promotions groups but rather is looking to increase the number and diversity of events currently being held at the State Equestrian Centre. Should Promotions groups choose not to run particular events (i.e. their respective State Titles) FoSEC may be approached to run the event. In recognising that Committee membership is not for everyone, we are inviting involvement in two ways: As a member of the FoSEC Committee (12 positions from different discipline backgrounds); or As an interested member who would be willing to assist with events on the day. Nominations for the FoSEC Committee are being sought from the general membership for three representatives from each discipline (dressage, show jumping, show horse and eventing). Committee members will be expected to be involved in running at least one event for their discipline in the following 12 month period. Once the FoSEC Committee has been established they will advertise a series of events that will be held at the SEC over the following 12 month period. As many of you will be aware, members of the Event Organising Committees often incur personal costs when organising such events. In order to ensure that there is minimal impact on event organisers in this way the following will occur for each event: Budget will be generated and approved prior to each event; Pro forma Sponsorship documentation and contacts will be generated; Entries will be done via Global Entries on line; A pre paid phone will be purchased for use at each of the events to reduce expenses incurred by organisers; All valid and supported expenses incurred by the event organisers will be reimbursed; and A $40 helper fee (which will be reimbursed to those that help) will be applied to every entry. " Does the SEC have any friends????????????????