North Brunswick Humane Association
May Monthly Meeting (5/14/12)
7:30 pm ET
710 Hermann Road –NB Community Complex
Conference Room #1
Meeting Called to Order at 7:30pm by Jay
In Attendance: Michele Andrea, Jay Soloway, Vincent Sheehan Erica Bundy, Dan Smith, Lisa Coletta, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Claire Butkus, J Mark Korey, Brenda Sauer, Eileen Lorner, David Prestup, Jane Prestup, Carol Paszament, Susann Joski and Kari DeLeon
Opening & Introductions – Membership
The April Minutes were read and accepted – Membership
Treasurer’s Report- Vincent – No update provided
MONTHLY ASSOCIATION UPDATES:
Dog/Cat Food Bank – Sandi was not present therefore no update provided
Donation Cans Update – Sandi was not present therefore no update provided
New BUSINESS & EVENTS
Super Cat Adoption Day- Lisa reported – we have 12 participating Rescues & Shelters, NBHA will be on Channel 12-The Pet Stop, taping on May 16th TV, 6 minute segment. We will be promoting the Super Cat Adoption event and NBHA. Vince Sheehan and Lora Muckin will represent the organization.
Super Cat Adoption Day– Distribution of 18 x 24 signs & Tri-folds – Michele will distribute Signs & Tri-folds tonight after the meeting. Start placing signs on May 24th– May 26th. Pickup and save flea market signs while placing Cat Adoption Signs. Flea Market signs will be reused for future events.
Flea Market/Rummage Sale– Update- Committee-Eileen & Sharon updated the membership. We have over 90+ spaces filled (85 paid vendors, 3 rescue groups and 15 spaces for NBHA. We have donated merchandise being collected in Sharon garage.
Educational Series – Update- AnnMarie & Claire – Michele read some of the Thank You notes from the Livingston Park School 3rd graders. Hey were so endearing. Claire and AnnMarie completed Our Lady of Lourdes School. The Judd School is scheduled for May 23rd from 2:00pm-2:45pm with 116 students. Milltown Public School date TBD.
Mall Dates – are scheduled for May 26th from 12pm-7pm – Jay & Eileen will be at the Menlo Park Mall & Sandi and Judy will be at the Brunswick Square
Muscle Maker Grill – Michele reported NBHA will be selling $5 Gift Certificates to MMG (North Brunswick only). Some of the proceeds from the sale will go to NBHA. We will try this at the Mall tabling events on May 26th and see how well it is received.
L’Oreal “Because Your Dog is Worth It Too Day”– Saturday, August 18th – Sandi is running the event. NBHA has a booth that day. More to come.
SNAP Program –Phase 2 – Lisa- no update
TNR Program – Lisa and Vincent raised the possibility of a TNR program- More to Come
Donation to Mercer County Wildlife Center – Jay spoke about the good work this organization does for the community and asked for a vote on making a donation to the organization. The membership voted on donating $50. This organization benefits North Brunswick Township and NBHA itself. All were in favor.
Good & Welfare
Mark updated the membership on the situation in Middlesex Boro with the feral cats at the Presbyterian Church. The church reached an agreement with the township in which the cats can stay as long as the church picks up all uneaten food by 4pm. Additionally, in regard to the proposed Board of Health ordinance that would require if you housed 10 or more animals/pets, you are required to obtain a kennel license. The BOTH is also going to look into a special provision for those individuals who rescue and/or foster for rescue groups since these animals are usually not licensed in the Boro.
· Jay and the Board recognized and thanked all the members who have been working on the 2 upcoming major events (Flea Market/Rummage Sale & Supper Cat Adoption) for their tireless effort. He acknowledged some members who have gone over an above in owning their responsibilities in these events. Acknowledged was: Lisa Coletta, Dan Smith, Lora Muckin, Eileen Lorner, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Kelly Schlossberg and Kari Deleon.
· Jay mentioned that at no time should any member give another members contact information out to anyone. If asked for the contact information, please just say “I will have that person contact you”.
· Jay raised the subject of sidebars at meetings. The members were asked to respect each other by not participating in sidebars while another member has the floor.
The next meeting is Monday, June 11,2012
Meeting Adjourned at 8:45pm