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 2017 Monthly Meeting

Minutes

North Brunswick Humane Association

     Membership Meeting

      Monday, October 16,2017 at 7:00pm

North Brunswick Municipal Building

         710 Hermann Road

 

The meeting was called to order by President, Vincent Sheehan at 7:00pm.

In Attendance: Leslie Earl, Michele Andrea, Vincent Sheehan, Lisa Coletta, Dan Smith, Joycelyn Caffrey Jackie Gminder, Jennifer Peppe, Erica Bundy, Jane Prestup, Dave Prestup. Sara Ragsdale, Carol Paszamant & Nancy Costello

The September Minutes were Read & Accepted.

The Treasurer was not available. It was mentioned that PFA was funded on account for the Community Cat Program for an additional $5000.

Discussion Points:

1. Karma Cat / Zen Dog Fetch & Pounce 5k- was a little lower in attendance . We did not get any Donations. We did get a really good Vendor for our Dog Walk event in PetValu.

2. Anthropologie’s Sit, Stay, Love Adoption Event – No Adoptions. $45.00 in donations. Business was slow.

3. Dine to Donate- Green Turtle- Yappy Hour- September 29th- $181.50 was made. The October 8th we made $ 118.75. Next one will be held on December 13th at the Green Turtle.

4. Dog Walk & Adoption Day Event- good feedback provided. Michele will create a handout on the Feedback. Dan reported still some outstanding Sponsor dollars due, but right now $6048 net revenue. Roughly 89 Dogs paid.

Upcoming Events: Good brainstorming took place.

1. We need to solve in the next several months – Fundraising, Marketing & Grant Writing Resources.

2. 50 Feral Cats – Theresa was involved, Thank You. 58 Cats were taken care of.

3. Subaru Loves Pets in October- Michele reported Victory Subaru will Sponsor NBHA in the month. We have elected to sponsor 2 Animal Rescues, Second Chance for Animals & New Beginnings & our own Community Cat Program.

4. 2018 Fundraisers- The Stress Factory was discussed by Lisa. We would need to partner with 2 other Animal Rescues. We would not do a play bill or journal, we would sell tickets and set up quarantee on that. We would be looking for a Feb/March date. More to come.

5. Boscov’s Fundraiser- Dan, Vince & Sarah will do.

6. Barnes & Noble Gift Wrapping was mentioned . Jane will follow up with them. Lisa will follow up with Donna.

7. Sarah mentioned about a dinner fundraiser with her performing. A lot of brainstorming and discussion took place. Leslie would follow up with Italian American Club & Bertucci’s .

8. Mark Cafferty from CART will be invited to our next meeting .

The meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.