IAED Hardship Fund

$41,184 of $100k goal

Raised by 291 people in 22 months
Meredith Barlow  SEGUIN, TX
The IAED is currently working with lobbyists and politicians in Washington, DC to change US federal statutes to officially give horse owners the right to choose who provides dental care to their horses. YOUR HORSE = YOUR CHOICE!
The IAED Hardship Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit therefore all donations are tax deductible.


Any excess funds remain in the Hardship and Legislative fund and are used for IAED Board approved efforts whenever needed.
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Update 3
Posted by Meredith Barlow
2 months ago
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To The IAED MEMBERSHIP & OUR DONORS,

With our annual IAED Convention coming up, we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. And as many of you know, we have a Hardship Committee that is always ready to give our members a hand up when they need
one.
Each year at Convention we have an Annual Banquet and Benefit Auction to raise funds. This is always a fun event and everyone is wonderful with the donated items they bring for the auction. Each year this event gets bigger and better, and every year the proceeds have exceeded the year previous!
Our current bylaws require we maintain $15,000 in the Hardship fund for member support, and anything over that can be used for Legislative purposes, but legislative processes are quite costly! We rely on your monthly donations to continue this effort!
We are VERY fortunate to have a professional lobbyist working for us. This man makes ALOT more money working for someone else, but he took us on because he believes in our cause and what we represent. He and our IAED representatives have been gaining traction in Washington DC, and we need to keep up the momentum. The IAED volunteers that represent us in these meetings are not on the payroll, but the IAED does cover some travel expenses. Our lobbyist is fair with his costs but United Airlines, Amtrack & Holiday Inn won't budge on their prices.
The legislators are receptive to what we want. There is, however, a powerful group in opposition. We work with their members every day but their elected board of directors and officers only see what we do as a "point of profit" for them and they won't give this up... easily.
From our IAED standpoint, we don't care what state or country you work in, we don't care what school you attended, we don't care whether you do your working standing or seated or what brand of instruments you use. We only want you to be able to work legally, and allow the horse owner's the right to choose who works on their horses. Sometimes it seems like a David and Goliath situation, but remember who won that deal? The organization opposing us, very simply has a lot more money than our association does, but this is not impossible to overcome.
Hopefully we will see each and every one of our members and many new members in Orlando next month. We hope you continue to donate to the Hardship Fund. Checks can be mailed directly to the IAED office or donate thru our GOFUNDME account. Monthly pledges can be run on credit card by the IAED office. All of this information is available on our website at iaedonline.com.
The officers will elaborate further and an accurate disclosure of this and all other expenses will be presented at our Annual Membership Meeting on Friday evening during convention. Even though this is in the United States, if we can succeed in this legislative effort EVERYONE benefits.
We would also like to add - your elected officers, board members and committees pay their own way for convention, membership, rooms, meals etc. We get no discounts!
In conclusion, please remember we are an organization run by volunteers. We are steering this association in the direction we are told by our membership. Please volunteer for a committee or have someone nominate you for an elected position if you are not pleased with the direction we are going. The world is run by people who show up.
Any questions or constructive input can be directed to any board or committee member.


With respect - HARDSHIP COMMITTEE
Doug Raucher, Hardship Committee Chair (508-353-3505)
Lisa Barnes (602-538-4003)
Jeff Micheel (602-284-1208)
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Update 2
Posted by Meredith Barlow
21 months ago
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The International Association of Equine Dentistry is an organization of veterinarians and non-vet equine dental technicians working together to improve dental care for horses worldwide. We believe that it takes a dedicated team of professionals, each doing their part, to provide the best care for a horse. We support the horse owner's right to choose who works on their horses teeth, without overreaching monopolistic government restrictions. Currently many laws in the United States do not give owners that choice, and we are working together with other agencies to see that the horse owner's rights are defended. We appreciate your support!
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Update 1
Posted by Meredith Barlow
22 months ago
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What a great start! Make sure to encourage friends, clients and colleagues to donate too. No donation is too small!
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$41,184 of $100k goal

Raised by 291 people in 22 months
Created June 2, 2015
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