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The MDNA Board met Jan. 26-28, 2018. The following is the Board Report from the meeting:
Membership Committee Report
Chairman Dan Wheeler presented the Membership:
The following prospective members were approved:
Mullin Machinery (Regular, Philadelphia)
Hindley Machine Tool Sales, LLC (Regular, Detroit/Toledo)
The following prospective member is approved once space in the auctioneer category becomes available:
In Place Auction, LLC (Auctioneer, New York/New Jersey)
The following name change was accepted:
The Tooling Emporium has changed its name to Machine Tool Emporium
The following resignations were accepted:
Used Machinery Sales, Member since 1992
Grand Marshall Machinery Inc., Member since 1955
Membership Auctioneer Category Percentage Change:
The Board voted to raise the Auctioneer Category limit from 15% to 20%.
(Note: Because this action requires an amendment to the MDNA Constitution, this measure will now be sent to the entire membership for a vote. The ballot will not be sent out until all chapters have time to discuss and no less than 30 days after the official notification is sent out.)
Log into the members only section of the web site to read the complete report here.
MDNA Member Benefit
The Austin D. Lucas Scholarship Fund was created as a benefit to children of MDNA member firm employees. Learn more here.
The scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 academic years have been mailed. Completed applications must be received by May 15, 2018 at the MDNA headquarters for consideration for the following Fall Semester.
Get the 2018-2019 Scholarship Application here!
In the Member's Only Back Office
Wants & For Sales
From the Jan. 28 Board Meeting are now available.
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MDNA's 77th Annual Convention & Business Meetings will be from April 26th to April 29th at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
To register for MDNA's Convention quickly, go online here or you may also print the PDF form and fax/mail it in to the MDNA office.
Book your room with the MDNA special group rate of $249 per night here. This hotel sells out every night, so do not delay.
MDNA has secured a limited supply of Broadway tickets. Get the details here!
For all links and more information on MDNA's Convention as it develops, please visit this page on our Calendar of Events.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the MDNA 77th Annual Convention. Whether you contribute $1,000 or $10,000 your company will be helping to make this year's convention special for all attendees. Contact Mark Robinson at 1-800-872-7807 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Convention Committee Member Jean Harris at email@example.com.
All members are encouraged to attend Chapter meetings and are invited to attend not only local meetings but any Chapter meeting or event of interest when convenient.
The following are upcoming Chapter events. Click on the Chapter meeting for more details:
Chicago Chapter's Member Appreciation Dinner — Feb. 15
Ohio Valley Chapter Meeting — March 2
MKE/MINN Chapter Meeting — March 8
West Coast Chapter Meeting — March 29
Southern Regional Chapter Meeting — Nov. 7
See Full Events Calendar Below
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