Members Making a
by Tom Armitage, DVM -
I want to take this opportunity to
let our membership know that there are many within our group
that have been diligent and giving of their time to help keep
this association active, representative and relevant to our
veterinary profession in Maryland.
This past May a group of our members
aided lobbying efforts by the AVMA's Governmental Relations
Division (GRD) to show our opposition to H.R. 1406 and to help
support the Veterinary Loan Repayment Enhancement Act. Dr. Janet
Peterson, Chair of our Legislative Committee, along with other
members and William Erskine, Esq., our legislative counsel,
carefully observe and lobby on behalf of the MVMA for key state
legislative issues. Dr. Kris Evans,
the Public Relations Committee chair,
and her hard-working committee members have enhanced this
group's effectiveness in keeping all of us informed.
Our Membership/ Strategic Planning
task force, headed by Dr. Ed Jendrek and Industry Council member
Mary Ellen Reek, has been vitally important in establishing our
organization’s growth and direction. I'd like to especially
acknowledge the many years of service and dedication to our CE
committee that Dr. Perry Crowl has graciously contributed. We
all are very much indebted to him for his efforts.
On the VMRCVM front thanks go to Dr.
Mike Erskine who chairs our College Committee and also the
Maryland Veterinary Foundation. We had an excellent showing at
the recent Mentors’ activities in Blacksburg, and we have
several new members participating. Thanks to all who are
stepping into this rewarding association activity.
The MVMA is collaborating with the
VVMA, DCVMA, and WVVMA to present the inaugural Potomac Regional
Veterinary Conference at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington
D.C. November 11-13. It has already received a tremendous
response, and is demonstrating regional veterinary medical
association cooperation and collegiality at its best.
These are just some examples of your
association at work. It would take me the entire newsletter to
point out all those out there who are continuing to contribute
to the MVMA. I most sincerely appreciate all of their efforts,
and I hope others will follow their lead and become involved at
any level. Please call or contact any of us listed and see what
skills and energy you can bring to your association.
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