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President's Message for December
The NMDA 2014 year is coming to a close. I have really enjoyed being president of NMDA this past year. There have been some great activities: L-Program, clinics and schooling shows. All these events happened because of the hard work of all our wonderful volunteers and members. Thank you all for such a great year!
By now you should have received the Photo Contest Guidelines. I encourage all of you to submit your horsey photos (by December 30)! There are 13 categories to enter. It will be fun to view all the entries at the Member Appreciation & Awards Banquet on January 24 at Tanoan Country Club.
And make sure to get your Invitation/Registration RSVP for the NMDA Member Appreciation & Awards Banquet early! We should have it finalized soon. You will receive it in an email blast and it will be posted on the website. There are some great raffle prizes and maybe even a few exciting surprises! Hope you are all planning to go. Congratulations to the winners! And remember, this is for all the members - not just award recipients. There will be great ambiance, great food, great people & a fun agenda. Last year we had a record number attending - let's break our record at this one!
The board has made some changes to the 2015 Schooling Show Schedule and will continue to revise it as conflicts come up - so check the calendar regularly. We hope to see you at NMDA schooling shows and the NMDS Recognized shows in 2015. The Pilates for Dressage® Clinic is scheduled for May 1-3, 2015 and a few more clinics are in the works.
At the January 6, 2015 NMDA Board Meeting the 2015 officers will take over the reins. There is only one change in officers from 2014 which is the treasurer position. Our long time treasurer, Rena Haynes is stepping down. We are sad to lose her but are so appreciative of all the work she has done for NMDA over the years. The 2015 officers are: President - Cindy Kavan-Winfield; Vice-President - Cathy Soller; Secretary - Charlene Strickland; Treasurer - Cynthia Begay.
So far the Chair Positions for 2015 are: Recognized Shows Chair - Donald Simpson; Membership Chair - Virginia Gredell; Publicity Chair - John Collins; Schooling Show Chair - Marybeth Perez-Soto; Year-End Awards Chair - Barbara Burkhardt; Education Chair - Anne Sparks, Youth Chair - Kristen Valencia.
If you would like to be on one of the above committees or chair a committee such as Volunteer Coodinator or Newsletter, please let me know. We would love to have you on board!
See you on January 24, 2015 at the Banquet!