TPFA Constitution & Bylaws

TPFA Constitution


Article I

Names and Offices

The name of this organization shall be “The Texas Professional Farrier’s Association”.  An office shall be maintained in the location determined by the Executive Committee.

Article II


The purpose of the Texas Professional Farrier’s Association is:

Article III

Membership and Vote

The membership of the association shall consist of 4 categories: 1) Regular, 2) Associate, 3) Life, 4) Honorary


Article IV


Dues shall be payable to the Treasurer of the association as specified by the By-Laws.  The Treasurer is authorized to accept any donation, gift, or bequest of any individual or organization on behalf of the association.  All funds shall be handled as specified in the By-Laws.

Article V


The officers of the association shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer.  All officers shall serve until a successor had been duly elected.  Duties of all officers shall be prescribed in the By-Laws.

All officers shall be elected by a majority vote of regular present or represented by proxy at the annual meeting Officers shall assume duties immediately upon election. In an officer of the association resigns his/her position the Executive Committee will appoint an officer to fill that position for the remainder of that term.

A Parliamentarian may be appointed by the Executive Committee.

Article VI

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of all officers of the association.  It shall have the authority to manage the affairs of the association, subject to the Constitution and By-Laws, and shall have control over matters not otherwise provided for.  The President and a simple majority of its members shall be present to constitute a quorum.  In the event of a tie vote, the issue shall be referred to the general membership for resolution.

Article VII


Article VIII


The Constitution may be amended in the following manner:

The By-Laws may be amended by the concurrence of 2/3 of the regular members present or represented by proxy or absentee ballots as provided for in the By-Laws at a regular or special meeting of the Texas Professional Farriers Association.

Texas Professional Farriers Association


Section I


Regular Member – $75.00

Associate Member – $30.00

Life Member – $1,000*

Honorary Member – May be given anytime by a 2/3 majority vote of its voting members.

Section II


Section III

Duties of Officers

Section IV


Section V


Section VI


Section VII

Standards for Conduct

The honor and dignity of the farrier profession lies in the acceptance of and adherence to a reasonable code of ethics set forth as a guide for practitioners of the art.  The purpose of this code is far reaching because exemplary professional conduct not only enhances honor, dignity, and integrity, but enlarges the sphere of usefulness to society and promotes the art and science of the farrier.

This code is the foundation of the individual farrier efforts and the success of the Texas Professional Farriers Association.