By Jim Cole, President, MHBA
First, I am honored to have been reelected as your President of the Miniature Hereford Breeders Association. I do appreciate all of the support I have received during this first, one year term, as your President and look forward to serving you for this next term. I am very pleased with the manner in which this last election was conducted and I
congratulate every candidate for a job well done.
Your Board of Directors has really stepped up to the plate in the challenge of transition from the reorganization that you approved over a year ago. I am looking forward to working with your Board of Directors as they continue to move your Association into the future. The opportunity exists for member volunteers on Committees and other Regional projects and I encourage members to volunteer their services to the Association. We can successfully accomplish any tasks by working together.
I will continue to work toward the completion of projects already in place and those I have outlined in the past. Please do not hesitate to propose your ideals or projects. I will be working toward the goal of providing more real time information to the membership through the website and I will soon be moving the Board of Directors to Board Members page of the website. I envision that a certain amount of topics brought to the Board will come from the Member Discussion section. The website and news publications are designed to serve two purposes, one to provide the membership with Association news and two, to give each member an avenue to advertise and
market their animals. I encourage the membership to take full advantage of these benefits.
While our membership numbers do continue to grow, I am aware that a number of Miniature Hereford breeders are not MHBA members. I will discuss with the Board of Directors a program designed to solicit these breeders to join, however; I am asking that each one of us as individuals work to encourage these breeders to become members. The applications in which the Miniature Hereford is being utilized continues to grow and the MHBA is anxious to participate in these diverse applications.
Again, I thank you for your support and look forward to serving you in the future.
Jim Cole, President
Miniature Hereford Breeders Association