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For the information of Members the SMC would like to advise that AERA have now provided details of the increased recommended Accredited Vet fees applicable for the 2020 year.

Ride Distance Accredited Fee

80 kms – $705 plus GST

100 kms – $729 plus GST

120 kms – $793 plus GST

160 kms – $988 plus GST

Pre-ride Vetting – $166 plus GST

Ride Day only – $516 plus GST

Daily Rate (e.g. marathon) – $513 plus GST

The recommended fees for non-accredited vets are 75% of the accredited vet fees.

The AERA have now provided a set of rule changes that will be applicable from 1 January 2020. Could all members and non-members please read the attached document which provides the rules that have been changed.

It is suggested that you make a notation in the rule book provided (for those members who have received their copy) of these changes.




The VERA SMC would like to advise that the AGM Agenda for 2020 and the Minutes from the AGM held in 2019 has now been sent to members with email details available.  All other members will be posted the paperwork via mail on Monday.  If you do not receive the documents within a few working days of posting please contact the VERA Secretary (Ellen Prestage).  Attached is the following documents:

AERA have provided the attached insurance brochures from the AERA Insurers,
SUREWISE, for members, Ride Organisers and Vets.  Please take the time to
read the attachments and inform yourselves.  For any questions in regard to
insurance matters please contact Paul Nugent, VERA's Insurance Officer.






Quilty 2020 News by Amanda Rayner


The Tom Quilty Gold Cup committee comprises 25 WAERA members that are experienced at their respective portfolios and are dedicated to making the event a success. Many of the members have experience at previously hosting this National event.

Formal meetings of the committee commenced in November 2018 and continue monthly to plan the event.

Several of the members live in Collie or close proximity to the town allowing local knowledge of the countryside and townsfolk to be extremely beneficial in the organisation.

The flyer for the 2019 VERA AGM/Presentation Dinner is attached.  For those attending this event please advise attendance and make the necessary payment as per directions on the Flyer.  If you have any questions please direct these to the Secretary, Ellen Prestage or the President, Linda Tanian



The VERA SMC would like to provide some advice on Proxy Voting at the AGM for the information of members.

Proxy voting is permitted at an AGM and Proxy Voting Forms will be sent with the AGM Agenda. Proxy votes must be received by the Secretary, if sent electronically or by mail, no less than 24 hours before the start time of the agenda. Any Proxy votes received via these mediums after the minimum 24 hours will be declared invalid.

Proxy votes can be handed to the Chair of the meeting prior to the start of the meeting. Voting by proxy is not permitted for the election of Committee members. A member can only hold 5 proxy votes. All proxy votes will be scrutinised to ensure that the person providing the proxy is a member and that the person holding the proxy is also a member.

If you have any questions in regard to this aspect of the AGM please ask.