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.


February 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

NBHA General Meeting, February 9 2015

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

CALL TO ORDER:  Vincent Sheehan     7:30 PM

 

ATTENDEES:    Diana Sichta, Vincent Sheehan, Dan Smith, Sandra Erickson, Linda Sheehan , Cheryl Vitow, Michele Andrea, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Jay Soloway, Emily Trager, Barbara Hillenmayer, Sandra Bucci, Lou Carty, Carolyn Myers.

Welcome new members!

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:      Minutes Read and approved.

REPORTS:

Treasurer’s Report-Dan

Read and approved. Complete report available on request

CCP, TNR-Donna

Read and approved.  Complete report available on request.

Membership- Cheryl

Approximately 30 new members and renewals.  Reminder to renew membership for 2015.  Membership levels and benefits were discussed.  Complete report available on request

Food Bank/Donation Cans – Sandy

Food bank is very low!  Drop off stations are Magyar Bank, Shop Rite, Stop&Shop in Somerset.  The only members authorized to pick up food from these locations are Sandy and Michele. Sandy asked for each member to commit to placing a donation can at a business in or near the community.  January- Fed 13 dogs and 47 Cats.

Public Relations-Marilou

If NBHA provides a video clip, News 12 will air it from 8-9PM.  They will accept a Group Shot.  Technical  help is needed to produce a video of good quality level.  Michele will reach out to a photographer.  If anyone has the ability to film a video, please contact Marilou.

Complimentary letter from Councilwoman Andrews was received and forwarded to LouAnn Benson.  Details available on request.

OPEN ISSUES/OLD BUSINESS:

Discount Cards – Susan

No new sales.

Mr Subs – Jay

$36.  Jay asked members to share on Facebook to promote the event.  Marilou will post on Channel 15.

Stress Factory Update-Diana

Final committed sponsors=35.  Final arrangements are in place for the event.  Will be on Channel 15 and promoted on Facebook and Web Site. Marilou will try to share on 98.3.

NEW BUSINESS:

SCAD-Lisa

Possible date in November.

Flea Market – Cheryl/Dan

Date set for May 9, from 8AM-2PM.  Township has paperwork.

 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS:

SCAD-Review
Flea Market – Need to review in March
Ideas for Fundraising, Education and Membership
Volunteers for Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Good of the organization

Dine to Donate Locations
Bertucci’s would like to set a date in March
Chipotle
Discuss Organization and Accountability
Review Boundaries and Structures

ADJOURNMENT:

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10PM.  Our next general meeting will be on March 9, 2015 at 7:30PM at the Municipal Building, Hermann Road, North Brunswick.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Sichta- Secretary NBHA