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.

November 2014 Monthly Meeting Minutes


NBHA General Meeting – November 10, 2014

Municipal Building, Hermann Road, North Brunswick 7:30PM



7:30- Vincent Sheehan


 Cheryl Vitow, Michele Andrea, Judy Kosiar, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Sandra Erickson, Connie Hambel, Jay Soloway, Dan Smith, Joceylyn Caffrey, Linda Sheehan, Susan Keller, Sherry Dickson, Emily Trager, Megan Cowles, Carol Paszamant, Nancy Costello, Barbara Hillenmeyer, Marilou, Art Nacht, Diana Sichta, Vince Sheehan



Minutes Read and approved.

Full Treasurers  Report Available on request



# of cats TNR’d to date: 240

# in October:                      19

Medical expenses:     $13,688.79

Balance:                      $   2,666.21


Full report available on request.

Membership Report-Cheryl

Continue to encourage membership. Details to follow.

PR Report

-Bowling, Toyota, Mr Subs

Brunswick Zone has chosen NBHA for General Fundraising Charity.

Mr. Subs is the 3rd Monday of every month. Next date is November 17.

Toyota event-November 8. Three test drives and several oil changes. Sentinel was also on hand to take pictures at event.

Discount Cards- Susan

Cards sold to date: 182

Total: $1194.81

Cards will be sold at ½ price beginning in December.

Milltown Yard Sale- Donna

$756.65. Full report available

Love2Brew-Pints for Paws – Sandy

Selected items on sale for the month of November.


Tabling Events – Simon Malls – Thanksgiving Weekend.

Volunteers needed for Brunswick Square and Menlo Mall. Saturday, November 29 from 12-4.

Comedy Club- Group

Partnering with Karma Cats/Zen Dogs.

Diana will work with Lori to secure a date and complete paperwork.

Rummage Sale-

Dan offered to co-chair event. Sales this year will focus on vendors vs. rummage.

Fundraising, Food Drives, Partnering

Scala Bakery- Susan will check for possibility of another event featuring their homemade dog biscuits

Free Rabies Clinic – Jay

Dunellen- November 15

North Brunswick – January 10. 1-4 (?)

Pets need license. Dogs on a leash. Cats in carrier.

Township Meeting –

November 13. Come and meet the council members.

Bertucci’s – Barbara

November 13. Restaurant will donate 15% of proceeds to NBHA

Chico’s – Event cancelled.

Katies Pet Depot – December 13. Photo’s with Santa! ½ Proceeds go to NBHA


More Fundraising Event Ideas:

Football Fundraiser – Dan.

Details to follow.

Dog Fashion Show-

Marylou and Cheryl. Details to follow.

Gift Wrapping Service

One Restaurant Dine to Donate per month.

Barbara Hillenmeyer will coordinate. Next possible location, The Pub.


(Need volunteers and early planning for Pancake Breakfast)



More events at location- Giving tree?

Virtual Giving

 Expanding Education-Group

TNR, and other programs to bring education to schools and the adult public. Churches, schools, libraries and other venues. Reviewed possibility of Girl Scouts or students to hold fundraisers.

eBlasts- Diana

SOP for eBlasts. Twice a month, except for lost/found pets or other limited exceptions. Committee chair must present information, flyers, and details a week in advance to Diana/Cheryl.


Elections are at January meeting. Reviewed basic rules for nominees.

 Helmetta Shelter- Group

Will continue with updates and keep everyone informed.

 Dog walk- Meeting/Review – Michele

Ideas for Food and also Costume Contest. Please send ideas and suggestions to Michele


9:00 PM