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 2016 Monthly Meeting

Minutes

North Brunswick Humane Association

 Month Membership Meeting

October 17, 2016 at 7:00pm

North Brunswick Township Complex

710 Hermann Road

Conference Room

The Meeting was Called to Order by Vincent Sheehan at 7:09pm

Opening & Introductions took place by the Membership

Attendees: Jocelyn Caffery , Michele Andrea, Donna Hildreth, Nancy Pavley, Jessica Polanco, Beth Meichenbaum, Nancy Costello, Lisa Coletta, Dan Smith, Mary Bottean, Vincent Sheehan, Leslie Earle, Kicia Powell, Daniel Presley

The September minutes made but were not posted.

Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer’s Report Deferred

MONTHLY ASSOCIATION UPDATES:

Updates

* Pet Food Bank – 106 cans of dog/cat food, 127 lbs of dry dog/cat food, 4 misc bags of treats

* CCP- Increasing our Community Presences

o An anonymous donor wrote a check for $5000.

o TNR update and funding support:

Total cats sponsored since inception of NBHA CCP: 703

Total # of cats in September 2016: 17

Discussion Points:

Programs Review – Current Fundraising Updates:

* Dog Walk was smaller turn out then last year but many more adoptions

* Pizza for Paws – October 20 Physical tickets are printed and about 56 people have signed up so far. There will be a silent auction fundraiser. Food and drink include pizza, soda, cookies, brownies and salad.

* Victory Subaru Pet Day – October 22nd at Victory Subaru will have cats and dogs for adoption event.

* Barnes and Noble Bookfair and Giftwrapping – Saturday December 17th We need more people from 7pm to close. In addition to bookfair and giftwrapping there will be school bands and choirs from North Brunswick, an art show from students in Piscataway, and online orders of cheesecakes picked up that day. We would also like to recommend our members’ favorite book picks. Please find ISBN # to help put the list together.

* Dine to Donate Bertucci’s in North Brunswick November 16th 12pm- 9pm 15% is donated to NBHA if you bring flyer

Break-out Sessions (about 10-15 minutes each) Education Committee TNR Program Committee Fundraising Committee PR/Marketing Committee Technology/Media Committee Membership Committee

New Business: Committee format Feedback forms were distributed after sessions.

The Meeting Adjourned at 8:48pm

Next Meeting Monday November 14, 2016