NBHA JUNE GENERAL MEETING
Municipal Building, Hermann Rd. North Brunswick – June 8, 2015 – 7:30PM
CALL TO ORDER
Donna Hildreth, Leslie Earle, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Dan Smith, Judy Kosier, Connie Hambel, Sandra Erickson, Michele Andrea, Linda Sheehan, Sandra Bucci, Jocelyn Cafferty, Nancy Scalzone, Anne Marie Walters, Jane & Dave, Susan Keller, George Costa, Vince Sheehan, Carol Paszmant, Barbara Hillenmayer.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
April and May Minutes were read and approved. Complete report available on request. It was noted that people liked receiving the minutes directly by email.
REPORTS-OFFICERS, BOARD, SPECIAL COMMITTEES
Treasurers Report – Dan
Read and approved. Complete report available on request.
Public Relations –
Lora Muckin and Marilou Carty sent out press releases for SCAD this week (first week of June) Vince arranged to have SCAD mentioned on Katie’s Pet Depot radio ad. Donna and Dan are promoting SCAD via Facebook.
$540 raised on towels to date; we are close to the point where we break even
A&M Vacuum took 5 towels and turned in $30 on discount cards.
Pet Food Donations –
We fed 52 cats and 4 dogs in May
No report on the donation cans.
Monthly Event Updates-
A&P Pet Days were very successful.
Volunteers were Judy, Nancy C., Donna H., Michele A, and EB Youth Council.
$527.10 Total Cash
Cat Food Collected: 307 cans of wet food-267 pounds of dry food.
Food was distributed to the following:
-NBHA Pet Food Bank
-Caretakers in Pilot Project – Targets #1, 2, 3.
-Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network
-Medical supplies were donated to People for Animals
-Dog Food was given to Jersey Girls & Pet Bank
Magyar totals for May, 2015 were 22 cans of wet food, 25 lbs. dry food.
Total from January 2015-May 2015: 236 wet food, 197 dry food.
A&P Cat Food Drive – June 13. Volunteers for this are Donna H., Leslie E., Jocelyn, Michele A., Susan K., and EB Youth Council.
SCAD – June 20
-Task lists were distributed
-Sign-up sheet for volunteers for June 19 was passed around
– Mr. C’s Grease Truck will do food for the event
-Rack cards were distruibuted
-16 groups are coming with over 150 cats
4th of July Parade
Walkers signed up
Garden State Cat Show – July 18, and 19
Donna has been invited to put up a TNR table at the Garden State Cat Show on July 18 and 19.
Dog Walk-October 4
The first planning meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm on July 13, one hour before the general meeting.
Dine to Donate –
Barbara and Marilou continue to coordinate. Leslie will make a list of establishments for Dine to Donate and we will try to schedule one each month.
Sandy will check on a Smashburger Fundraiser.
Farmer’s Market Tabling-
Ongoing Fridays. Hope to have coverage on the Friday before SCAD. So far, no one has volunteered.
Middlesex County Fair –
Sandy will get information about getting a table at the Fair.
Vince expressed concern about the bill recently introduced regarding large dogs. It is a dangerous bill for dogs. It would require large dog owners to have 8’ fencing, which would be prohibitively expensive. Many people with large dogs live in places where they cannot even put fencing. There is a concern that this could lead to the large dogs being surrendered and killed in shelters. There are many things wrong with this bill. Assembly members Pam Lampitt (D-Voorhees) and Benjie Wimberley (D-Patterson) introduced the “Responsible Dog Ownership Act” on May 11. Vince suggested we do an email blast informing people of the contents of this legislation.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:45pm.