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.

December 2014 Monthly Meeting Minutes



NBHA General Meeting –December 8, 2014

Municipal Building, Hermann Rd. North Brunswick, 7:30PM­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

CALL TO ORDER;   7:30 – Vincent Sheehan

ATTENDEES:   Diana Sichta, Lisa Coletta, Dan Smith, Jay Soloway, Linda Sheehan, Connie Hambel, Judy Kosior, Leslie Earle, Michele Andrea, Susan Keller, Emily Trager, Sandra Erickson, Jocelyn Caffrey, Melissa Greaux, Maryann Hostettler, Carol Paszamant, Lou Carty, Barbara Hillenmayer, Donna Hildreth, Vincent Sheehan, Erica Bundy, Nancy Costello

Minutes Read and Approved

Full reports available on request.


CCAP – Donna

# of cats TNR’d to date:         250

# in November:                         17

Medical Expenses:             $ 15,067.07

Balance                               $   2,362.93

Full report available on request

By-Laws Report – Cheryl (Diana)  Cheryl is reviewing the current by-laws in order to improve and bring them current to accurately reflect who we are as an organization. She also suggested a plan for SOPs and a summary of changes to improve our policies and procedures.

Nominating Committee Report – Cheryl (Diana) Nominating Committee is operating with only 2 of 4 appointees. Nominations are in place, and duly noted.

Membership Report – Cheryl (Diana)  Push is on for the January membership drive. Promotional items have been ordered. We will evaluate the promotion in February and determine the next steps at that time.

Magyar Bank – Michele   202 Cans Wet Food collected

Toyota – Jay/Diana   NBHA will receive $150 from Toyota event on November 8. One adoption made by Sammy’s Hope as a result of the event. Toyota would like to do more events with NBHA.

Simon Malls – Diana

Menlo Mall:

Collected $179.06

2 cats with interest and some applications were taken

Special thanks to Barbara Hellenmayer. Great job.

Brunswick Square:

Collected $267. Thank you, Sandy, Nancy, Judy, and Tucker!

Mr Subs – Jay/Diana   Dine to Donate on November 17. $63

Discount Cards – Susan   11 Sales. Total to date: 193 cards =$1,309.81. Cards are now ½ price. ($5). Great idea for holiday stocking stuffers!

Bertucci’s – Barbara   Dine to Donate- $303 + added a Donation Can and they would like to do more events. Great job, Barbara!

North Brunswick Community Meeting – 11/13   Carol attended the meeting and addressed the mayor, stressing the need for a shelter and the situation in Helmetta. There is no ACO in North Brunswick.

Pints for Paws – Sandy   We received a check for $500 from Luv2Brew! Thank you! Sandy, thank you for your help.


Road Runner Events: Jay

Ugly Sweater Run 12/13 9AM –

Run Like a Girl 12/20 9AM –

Christmas Party 12/18 6-8PM. Runs are outside, but NBHA can be set up inside the store. The Christmas Party, of course, is inside.

Mr Subs –Jay   Next event will be on 12/15 from 4-8. Watch for eblast.

Simon Mall – Sandy   Brunswick Square – 12/27 Tabling/Membership

Insurance Coverage – Vince

Due 12/21      $1600. Ammendment – Up to $1800 – Proposed and Accepted

Photos with Santa – Vince   Photos with Santa on 12/13 at Katie’s Pet Depot in North Brunswick. Proceeds to benefit NBHA!

Dine to Donate – Barbara   Barbara will check with the Pub and other possible locations for Dine to Donate dates!


Specific functions for Board positions and moving forward TBD. PR and other Coordinators will play a key role in the organization.


Thanks to the members who provided refreshments for this meeting!



Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 12 at 7:30PM at the Municipal Center. Hope to see you there. Have a safe, wonderful holiday!