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.


October 2015 Monthly Meeting Minutes

MINUTES

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

CCP/TNR- Donna

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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

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.

Flea Market

Early planning for finding storage, sorting, organizing, and selling will be necessary to make this event successful.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Sichta

Secretary-NBHA