The Mission of the North Brunswick Humane Association is to provide education and guidance to our community in pet and wildlife issues through various community groups, civic organizations, and school boards for the purpose of enhancing quality of life for our pets, wildlife and residents. We also support endeavors that promote humane and protective services in the treatment of animals.

June 2013 Monthly Meeting Minutes


North Brunswick Humane Association

June Membership Meeting

7:30pm – June 10, 2013

710 Hermann Road –NB Community Complex

Conference Room #1

The meeting was called to order at 7:32pm by Jay Soloway.

Attendees: Michele Andrea, J Mark Korey, Eileen Lorner, Donna Hildreth, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Sandra Erickson, Judy Kosior, Ellen Beagle, Jay Soloway, Anthony Turchioe, Lisa Coletta, Dan Smith, Erica Bundy, Barbara Hillenmayer,  Nancy Costello, and Gina Rojek .

Opening & Introductions by the Membership were made

The May Minutes were read and accepted by the Membership

Treasurer’s Report – Vincent Sheehan – No Treasurer’s given


Dog/Cat Food Bank Sandra Erickson reported we fed 11 cats and 2 dogs last month.

Donation Cans Update –  Sandra Erickson reported YTD we collected $160.50,

Events & New Business:

  • Flea Market/Rummage Sale- Final Results – Sharon Weinstein-Canavan reported that on the Income side, NBHA netted $3300 from the Rummage and Expenses came in at $100 under budget. She thanked everyone for their participation and effort. Eileen Lorner reported we had 79 Vendor Spaces and 6 Complimentary Spaces. She also thanked everyone as well.
  • Super Cat Adoption Day Event Update & Results – Lisa Coletta reported we had 47 cats adopted plus 9 cats pending adoption, for a potentional 56 cats. These results are better than last year. We had 182 cats in total available for adoption. Although the final numbers are pending, we did come in under budget on the expense side. Jay Soloway reported the 50/50 Raffle earned $128.00 in total. Lisa thanked everyone for their help and participation.
  • Jay Soloway addressed the organization on an incident that took place during the Super Cat Adoption Day Event in which one of our NBHA volunteers insulted another volunteer from another organization.  He reminded us, we are dealing with the public at all our events and even if we are making a joke, things can be taken out of context. We have to use common sense at all times when dealing and talking to other people.
  • NBHA Volunteer Base – during the reporting of the Super Cat Adoption Day event a discussion ensued regarding the fact that the organization does not have a volunteer base that can be counted on to help out when it comes to set up and break down for each event. This is a very serious situation and has to be remedied. The same handful of people is expected to do all the work as if it is only their organization and event. This is an area in the organization that must be remedied over the next several months. NBHA has joined to see if we can recruit other members and volunteers with specific skill sets and interests.
  • Mall Memorial Day Weekend Events– Sandra Erickson reported NBHA made $148 in donation and sold 5 shirts thus netting $160 for the day.

Good & Welfare:

Claire Butkus – Jay Soloway spoke to the membership about Claire being in the hospital and rehab, is at home now, and is recuperating

Diana Sichta –  Jay also announced Diana had a minor heart attack and is recuperating at home.

We wish the both of them a speedy recovery

 The Meeting Adjourned at 8:40pm

The next meeting is Monday, July 8th at 7:30pm