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.

NBHA October Meeting Minutes

North Brunswick Humane Association Meeting Minutes
October 12, 2010

Meeting Commenced at 7:35

 In attendance were: Kevin Bovino, Joan Cenicola, Jay Soloway, Michele Andre, Lisa Fama, Donna Poulsen, Brenda Sauer, Linda Sheehan, Vince Sheehan, Annemarie Walters, and Erica Bundy.

Minutes from meeting on September 13, 2010 were accepted

 Kevin Bovino

Apologized for people not receiving the email regarding the minutes from the last meeting.  He will work on correcting this issue.

Treasurer’s Report

PREVIOUS BALANCE – Operating Account 8/21/10




150.00 Deposit DJ for Dog Walk-Tim O’Brien
460.00 Scheller Printing-Dog Walk Brochures
510.00 NJ Party Works- Dog Walk Entertainment
37.50 Scheller Printing-Flyers-Dog Walk
48.76 Naomi Milner, Mailing Expenses


$3,201.60- TOTAL


   35.00 – General Donations
   98.60 – Cans
  112.00 – L’Oreal Event
  142.00 – Aveda Fundraiser
  300.00 – Comedy Night
2,150.00 – Dog Walk Registrations and Sponsorship
   25.00 – Memorial Donation

BALANCE Operating Acct. as of 8/21/10 $44,908.03

Previous Balance Raffle Account as of 8/31/10 $220.00


$98.80 – Scheller Printing


$711.00 – Raffle Proceeds


CURRENT BALANCE Raffle Acct. as of 9/31/10 $832.20

ING/CD BALANCE (as of 10/12/10)


GRAND TOTAL: $46,840.47


Lou Ann Benson

Lou Ann kindly thanked the NBHA for the wonderful job that we did with the Dog Walk.

Dog Walk Recap

Michele passed around a paper for members to sign that wanted to purchase a Dog Walk

t-shirt for $10.  At this time, $7,384.48 was raised from the Dog Walk.  But there are still checks being sent.  This is the highest amount we have raised from our Dog Walks! 

Submission of Articles for Website

Please submit an article or letter to editor for our website with stories about fostering, adoption, rescue, tips for ownership, helpful hints, caring for pets in the winter months, etc.  These stories will be linked to Facebook for more exposure.  After articles are submitted, the NBHA officers will select relevant articles, which will be chosen for submission. 

Annemarie Walters

Annemarie shared her concerns for people who do not have computer and/or Internet access at home.  She graciously volunteered to distribute hard copies of these articles.  Joan has graciously volunteered to print the hard copies.  We discussed the importance of consistency. 

Upcoming Events

North Brunswick Municipal Alliance

Friday, November 19th at Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick

The NBHA members will play in a Dodge Ball game against 6, 7, and 8th grade students.  The goal is to raise awareness for alcohol, drugs, gangs, bullying, etc.  We will have an NBHA table at this event.  The mayor, council, and fire company will attend.  If you are interested in volunteering for this exciting event, please contact Kevin Bovino at

Comedy Club

Yogi’s, in Monroe

Friday, December 17th at 9 pm

“Bust a Gut”

The comedian will be donating $5 from each ticket to the NBHA.  The tickets will be sold for $20 each.  The auditorium holds 500 people.


Etsch Farms in Monroe Twp.

Saturday, November 6th 9 am to 4 pm

Rain date Sunday, November 7

Lisa Fama will be in touch with the event coordinator to inquire about having an NBHA table at Dogtoberfest.


Lisa Fama

Can Update

Goal is to get 50 or more cans out in local businesses.  Lisa needs committed volunteers to join the “can team.”  If you are interested, please contact her at: or (732) 580-8610.  Your responsibility will be to drop off cans and replace them at businesses near your home.  You will need to get the filled cans to Lisa Fama or Joan Cenicola. 

Vince Sheehan

He needs help getting 3 cats rescued.  If you know anyone who would like to adopt or foster a cat, please contact him at:  The cats are all female, sweet, and not spayed.  They are about 5-6 months old. 


AnneMarie Walters

Shared a story about her daughter adopting a badly abused beagle for North Carolina who had 2 litters. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:05

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Fama