Dear Marchador Lovers, 

We had many people express interest in the open position of Secretary in the USMMA. Good questions were asked and several people said they are interested in serving our Association in the future. We are very pleased with the involvement from our Membership! 

We have two very good, qualified candidates and we are looking forward to presenting them to you in our Special Election. Please take the time to read their qualifications and then vote for one. The Special Election Ballot will arrive via Survey Monkey, so please watch for it in the next two days. 

Thank you! 

Tia Nelson, DVM. 

President USMMA

Attached to this email and on the USMMA website are the candidates resumes – Tammy Cruickshank, AB, Canada and Mary Rose Lombardi, MT.

USMMA Board of Directors Responsibilities

Secretary: The Secretary arranges notifications and logistics for board meetings, reads and takes minutes of the board meetings, and assists with voting for elections. The Secretary puts out the agenda for the board meetings based on the input of the President and board members. The Secretary serves as custodian of all USMMA official records. The Secretary keeps official records of the USMMA current and works with the web master to keep records up to date. (Such records may include minutes, the by-laws, operating rules, breed standards, membership roll names and addresses and e mails.) The Secretary may make the organizations records available to members in accordance with the Association rules. The Secretary should be responsible for publishing an annual calendar of events. The Secretary shall work closely and consult with the President on all documents. It is required that the secretary be proficient in use of computers.