The Michigan Horseshoers Association is looking for help!
Like most every non-profit organization the Michigan Horseshoers Association relies on volunteer help for the majority of the service it provides. Each member of the Board of Directors is a volunteer. They are all working Farriers who give their time to provide a Newsletter, Organize Competitions or Setup and Conduct Certification events. The Executive Board handles many responsibilities here is a small sampling; The President sets the yearly goals, conducts monthly Board meetings and guides the MHA activity. The Secretary documents meetings, deals with Vendors and other Farrier Associations. The Treasurer is responsible for, paying approved invoices, managing the MHA’s financial accounts and providing the MHA with financial status reports. Other Board members serve in many ways such as promoting the MHA to the equine community, arranging certification courses and testing to name a few.
Then there are spouses and parents of many of the members and Board members who assist by volunteering to help too. Can you help in some way? Putting together a newsletter is not easy. We need articles to include in the publication. Can you write up educational tips, Farrier experience stories, Farrier jokes or anything that you feel would be of interest to the Farrier community? Can you help in some way?
Are you willing to play a role in organizing our contests? Each time we have a contest a great deal of behind the scenes organizing takes place. The work would be easier with the assistance of more volunteers. More volunteers might also mean and expansion in the size of the event as well as the quality. Preparing the banquet is one area where a lot of work means more volunteers could be used. During the Contest things like setting up and operating, event timers, video cameras, screen and sound equipment is labor intensive too. In the coming year someone new will need to begin taking this job over. Can you help in some way?
Our website just underwent a revamp. We could use more content to place on the webpages. Can you help in some way? We could use articles, stories, tips, video and such to make the website a better resource for the membership. Also, do you have a personal website that you would like to see linked on our MHA Links page? Can you help in some way?
Membership is an important factor of any organization. Adding members and retaining existing members is an area where we need help. Would you work to help bring in new members or reach out to past members to encourage them to renew? Our Roster page lists Paid members. Many do not have email addresses shown. Do you know of any missing email address for someone on the Roster? Can you help in some way?
Could you become involved by running for office as a member of the MHA Board. Many of the Board members have been in multiple offices over the years. They repeatedly step forward to volunteer to fill one of the Board positions. We need to have ‘new blood’ with members who have not held office before and are willing to make their ‘mark’ as an MHA Officer. Expand your personal resume’ by adding a Board member title to your name! Can you help in some way?
If you CAN HELP and want to know how to make your offer of help contact one of the current Board members (click here for Contacts) or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be presented to the Board.