Hello 2013 MRA members.
You may recall at the conclusion of our weigh-in at the final regular tournament of 2013 I asked that anyone interested in serving on the 2014 Board of Directors for the MRA to contact me. It is now mid-December and no one has expressed an interest.
In an ideal world it would be nice to add 2 members to the current cast of 4. Board members are the ones that decide the rules and regulations for the group. This is your chance to help share the opinions of the MRA members and shape the policies that govern our club. Ballots are supposed to be mailed before the new year. If you are interested in serving on the board - it is a 2 year term - please send me an email or add a comment to this post.
Board members get together and meet in-person about 4 times a year for approximately 2 hours per meeting. There are some phone calls and emails in between. If you were to be elected to an executive position there may be some minor additional time requirements. Past that, you will be expected to help during the tournaments with check-in and weigh-in responsibilities. Again, the rules and regulations are discussed and adopted at these meetings, not at a public forum such as the annual meeting. If you have something you want to see added, subtracted, or changed, serving on the board (or at least contacting the board members and voicing your idea/opinion) is the way to make it happen.
I truly believe that everyone should participate in serving the club at least once. Are you ready?