NBHA GENERAL MEETING-OCTOBER
Municipal Building, Hermann Rd. North Brunswick-October 13, 2015
CALL TO ORDER Vincent Sheehan – 7:40
ATTENDEES Diana Sichta, Dan Smith, Connie Hambel, Judy Kosior, Sharon Weinstein-Canavan, Michele Andrea, Nancy Costello, Jocelyn Caffrey, Lisa Coletta, Vincent Sheehan, Erica Bundy
Sherry Pace- CONGRATULATIONS TO SHERRY PACE on her recent marriage!
REPORTS-OFFICERS, BORAD, SPECIAL COMMITTEES
Minutes – Diana
Approval deferred until next meeting-Available on request
Treasurer’s Report – Dan
Deferred until next meeting – Available on request
Donna was not in attendance. Dan read the CCP and TNR report. Full report available on request.
Pet Food Donations – Sandy
Sandy was not in attendance. Report available on request
Dog Walk – Michele
Michele reported that the attendance was slightly down this year, (23 less in attendance than last year) but the event was still a success. With approximately $9,500 less $1,800 in expenses, the net income was $7,700.
Abby Brunotte’s clay creations also brought an additional $140 to our total profit! Special mention also goes out to American Water for their extra help at the dog walk. Our largest fundraiser this year-Tracy Alan. Thank you all!
Heritage Day – Dan
A large group of people attended the event. It was a good event for networking.
Arts in the Park – Diana
Although the event did not bring a large amount in donations, ($150), it was a good event for NBHA to reach out to a larger community and promote NBHA as well as publicize the dog walk.
Origami Owl and Highland Bark expressed interest in working with NBHA.
Dine to Donate – Barbara H
Barbara was not in attendance. Will update and discuss.
Anthropologie – Susan/Donna/Diana
Cat adoption event held at Anthropologie was very successful. Two of the four cats at the store were adopted that day and at this time, all four have new homes! Anthropologie also has a donation bin with pet supplies for us, and would like to host more adoption days in the future.
Wells Fargo – Diana/Sandy
Diana and Sandy conducted a presentation at Wells Fargo for their Small is Huge campaign. They will collect throughout the
month for NBHA, and will donate $150 as well as pet supplies to NBHA which they have collected.
Shoe Drive – Fundraising Team
We are continuing our efforts for the Shoe Drive with several drop-off locations. We currently have approximately 15 bags with more pickups from Wells Fargo, the sorority, and others.
Motion approved to pay insurance.
NEW BUSINESS/FUTURE EVENTS
October 17- St. Hubert’s Rally
October 31- Faith Animal Clinic – Katie’s Pet Depot
November 27- Black Friday Brunswick Square Tabling Event
Comedy Night – Group
Preliminary plans were discussed for the Comedy Show, with tentative dates of February 28, or March 6. Details to follow.
Early planning for finding storage, sorting, organizing, and selling will be necessary to make this event successful.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm.