President's Message for January
Happy New Year! NMDA is gearing up for another great year. We have a full schooling show schedule and plan to host at least two clinics again this year. The Pilate's for Dressage® clinic (the best seat & position clinic ever!) is already scheduled for May 1-3. We will continue to work on our show and clinic schedule so keep checking the calendar.
I am really excited about the upcoming Member Appreciation and Awards Banquet on January 24! Cathy Soller has been working hard on the program this year. At the Banquet you will get to view the photo contest entries from our talented members! We have some amazing raffle prizes � some of them are: 8 buckets with various horse related prizes (each valued at more than $50), a $300 gift certificate from Dan's, and a new bridle (donated by Dan's)! This year there will also be an auction for a breeding from a Horses Unlimited stallion. This is always a "Don't Miss" event. Make sure you download the invitation and mail it in to Cathy by January 14.
We had our first board meeting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 6. Some of the things the Board is working on is a possible "New Test Clinic". We are also planning to offer a Junior Equitation Award for 2015. The Board discussed activities for our Junior program, ways to increase membership, a General Membership Meeting in March, and cleaning up our Standing Rules. Membership is good for this time of year and we are in good shape financially � all is good!
See you at the Member Appreciation and Awards Banquet on the 24th!