President's Message for August/September
Life is good with horses! And I think we are all loving the (at long last) cooler morning temperatures.
There are good changes in process at NMDA. NMDA Education Fund "Mini" Grant Applications are now downloadable - go to the link on this page below. Easily attainable by members and nonmembers, grants can be applied towards NMDA educational events and are good for two years. A requirement is volunteering, so get your volunteer hours in now. To volunteer, contact any show manager on the Schooling Show page or Cindy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bylaws Committee has been busily at work for many months. A projected mailing of the proposed changes to NMDA members is the first week of September. There will be a General Membership Meeting on September 30 in Albuquerque for members to discuss the proposed changes. See the Calendar Page for location and time. Look for your copy in the mail and please take the time to become involved in this important process.
Sadly, a long time dressage supporter and former SDA (the precursor to NMDA) board member, Suzanne Likens, passed away August 3rd. She will be remembered fondly by many of us.
There are lots of events ongoing including two NMDA Schooling Shows in September. See the Calendar Page for all the listings.
See you at an event soon!
NMDA is looking for candidates to run for 2017 Board of Directors. Please consider becoming a candidate - its a great way to serve the dressage community, and meet and have fun with other dressage enthusiasts! Elected positions are: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. If you are 21 or older, an NMDA member, or if you know of someone you would like to nominate, contact any member on the Nominating Committee:
New Mexico Horse Council
as of August 14, 2016
The NMDA Education Fund
"L" Judges in New Mexico
The Dressage Foundation