February 2018

Dear CLD members and friends,

We are already well into 2018. Yes, it is February of my fifth and final year as president of CLD. As we look at the year ahead, I’d like to challenge each of you to assess your busy lives and ask yourselves how you might be able to give just a little of your time and talents to CLD. I know we are all busy. We have jobs, families, friends and many other things demanding of our time and attention.

Maybe now is a good time to prioritize all these things and ask ourselves, “How important is it that CLD exist?” Is it important that we have local schooling shows or local rated shows? Not to mention numerous educational symposiums and clinics! How about looking forward to year-end awards? Or socializing at the awards banquet and Christmas party?

The truth is, our club only exists because of a handful of people that really care about our organization and its mission: dedication to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage.

I would like to encourage you to become more involved with some of the events and activities that CLD conducts. This doesn’t mean that you have to make a long term commitment. Maybe just helping out for a couple of hours at one of our schooling shows or volunteer at the rated show that we will resume having again this year.

In fact, we are in need of a volunteer coordinator for our Classic show (hint hint!). There are many ways YOU can help your local GMO. If you would like to find out how, please contact me. If everyone gives just a little of their time and/or talent, we can achieve great things. Please help us be the best GMO we can be!

Wishing everyone a successful year ahead,

Judy Nordstrom