The Associate and Professional Annual Membership meetings were held virtually via Zoom on January 13, 2021. During both the Associate and Professional meetings, Frankie Trull spoke about the status of the PAST act and Ray Krussell, UPHA Treasurer, gave a finance report. The Equitation Committee announced they are revising the workout manual and it will be available soon to download at no charge for professional members; hard copies will be available for purchase for anyone interested. President, Cindy Mugnier encouraged members to get involved with committees and reach out to us if anyone is interested in serving.
The Associate members elected their panel of officers for 2021: President, Elizabeth Ghareeb, First Vice President Bridget NcNeese Cummins, Second Vice President Ling Fu Wylie and Secretary Anne Tasch. They have launched an Associate member Facebook page to increase communication with associate members.
The Professional members held their meeting later the same day where they passed the proposed bylaw changes. These changes make the Directors At Large position a voting seat on the Board of Directors and created a new category of membership for young professionals 35 or under. The Nominating Committee chaired by Tammie Conatser, presented their recommended slate of officers for 2021 which was approved by the membership: President Cindy Mugnier, First Vice President Nelson Green, and Second Vice President Josh Greer.