OKEMOS, MI 48864


Meeting of the Board of Directors
(Held in conjunction with the MVMA Annual Meeting)
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Karoub Associates, Governor's Room, 121 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48933

Board of Directors Contact Information 

Call to Order, Agenda Review and Recognition of Guests 

Strategic and Other Business
1.1 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Update - Mr. John Tramontana, Dr. Jim Lloyd and Dr. Lauren Walker

1.2 In-Person Events: Great Lakes Veterinary Conference and Grand Hotel Event Update - Mr. John Tramontana

  • Discuss date change for 2022 GLVC at Grand Hotel
  • Discuss cancellation of October Conference at Grand Hotel

1.3 Discussion on Potential Bylaws Change – Mr. John Tramontana and Dr. Christian Ast  
Dues Increase (other than the CPI) – Mr. John Tramontana

1.5 Budget – Mr. John Tramontana and Ms. Sheri Fandel
1.6 Delegate/Alternate Delegate Update – Dr. Jill Lynn will be available via Zoom to answer any questions.
1.7 Legislative Update – Mr. Matt Breslin or Dr. Larry Letsche

  • Practice Act
  • Other

1.8 Board of Directors Vacancies

Board Members who are term-limited:

          • Dr. Anne Shuff, District 14, Northeastern MI VMA: Checking with her local for a replacement.
          • Dr. Jeff Bunn, Michigan Equine Practitioners: Checking with Dr. Tanya Wittrock. 
          • Dr. Kristin Knirk, District 2 & 3, Michiana and Southwestern: We have a couple of people interested in this position.
Board Positions expiring this year with individuals eligible to serve another term:
          • Dr. Tim Duncan, Districts 6 & 8, Oakland/Wayne County VMA’s: Dr. Duncan will serve another term.
          • Dr. Lucy Henney, SEMVMA: Dr. Henney will serve another term.
          • Dr. Henry Reinart, Food Animal: Dr. Reinart will serve another term.

1.9 Marketing General and Membership Renewals/Lapses – Mr. Tony Rossell from Marketing General at 3:00 pm

2.0 Other Business

Standing Reports and Consent Agenda

3.1     Standing Reports

a) Report from AVMA – Dr. Jill Lynn will be available via Zoom to answer any questions.
b) MSU College of Veterinary Medicine – Dr. Sreevatsan will give an update for the Dean.
c) Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Dr. Nora Wineland (no report)

) Michigan Department of Health and Human Services - Dr. Mary Grace Stobierski (no report)

e) Legislative Update – Mr. Matt Breslin


Please read these reports prior to the meeting, prepared to approve them without discussion.  You have the option to pull any items off the agenda if there is a need for Board discussion.  Any items pulled off will be placed at the END of the Agenda.

2021 MVMA Board Meetings    

      • Wednesday – December 15, 2021 at Greater Lansing Association of Realtors (GLAR), located at 4039 Legacy Pkwy, Suite A, Lansing, MI 48911

Proposed Board Meeting Dates for 2022

      • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
      • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in conjunction with GLVC at Grand Hotel
      • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
      • Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Michigan Veterinary Medical Association

2144 Commons Parkway
Okemos, MI 48864-3986



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