ADOPT A BLACK CAT EVENT:
Hello and happy weekend!
My name is Sharon Lynne and I am the tap room manager at Mother Road Brewing Co. in Flagstaff.
I am trying to get together a black cat adoption day on August 17. I am hoping to have black cats on site available for adoptions. Black cats have the highest rate of non adoptions and euthanasia than any other cat due to the negative connotations related to their color. I would like to help in raising awareness that these stigmas are outdated and completely ridiculous. Hence, Black Cat Adoption Day!
Would your organization be interested in participating in this event?
Please let me know as soon as you can, as I am advertising and would love to include you in the advertisements. Thank you for your consideration!
Valentine’s Day Bake Sale and Dog Grooming
Williams-SAVE Meant-to-Rescue (SMTR) and Many Tails Dog Grooming will be sponsoring two fund raising events on February 14, 2014. SMTR, a non-profit dog rescue organization, will be holding its’ annual Valentine’s Day Bake Sale at the Old Trails Hardware Store (616 Airport Rd) from 9:00 to 2:30. Contact Lita Ebersole at (928) 635-9598 if interested in donating baked goods to be sold.
Blessing of the Pets
Williams-SAVE Meant-to-Rescue (SMTR), a local non-profit dog rescue organization, is holding a blessing of pets and photo session on February 8, 2014 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Williams Youth Recreation Center. Father Killian, of St Joseph Catholic Church of Williams, will bless all pets as they are brought to the center. Simply Angelic Photo will be on hand to take professional quality photos of pets and their owners. More details about the event will be posted at a later date, meanwhile please learn more about SMTR by visiting our website at http://williamspetrescue.com/ and like us on http://www.facebook.com/savemeanttorescue.
Many Tails Pet Grooming, located at 402 E Rte 66 , will donate to the SMTR’s building fund all proceeds from pet grooming appointments on Valentine’s Day. To make an appointment please call (928) 635-8897. There are a limited number of appointments available. Learn more about SMTR by visiting our website at http://williamspetrescue.com/ and like us on http://www.facebook.com/savemeanttorescue.
|2/19/2013 11:11 AM
Around Williams: Week of Feb. 20, 2013
|12/4/2012 2:16 PM
Yellow house opens doors for SAVE-MTR fundraiser
Kerry-Lynn and John Moede will open their historic home to the public Dec. 15, original items found in the house will be on display...
|8/7/2012 8:58 AM
Around Williams: Week of Aug. 8, 2012
School starts Monday. The Williams Police Department will be enforcing speed detail in school zones. Anyone caught exceeding the 15 MPH speed limit will receive a citation....
|11/22/2011 7:10 AM
Around Williams: Week of Nov. 23, 2011
For those of you interested in volunteering this holiday season, the Salvation Army is in need of bell ringers. All proceeds remain in Williams. Please contact Carol Glassburn at (928) 635-4503 to sign up....
|11/15/2011 3:01 PM
Around Williams: Week of Nov. 16
Eat enchiladas, help animalsSAVE-Meant to Rescue is having a fundraising enchilada sale 10 a.m.-12 p.m. today at the Sultana Theater, 301 W. Route 66. Enchiladas can be picked up and delivery is available within city limits. The cost is $10. Calendars will also be sold for $10. Many Tails is also selling calendars.To find out how you can help or to arrange for delivery, call Robynn Eckel at (928) 635-4726....
|10/18/2011 11:10 AM
Photos: Bavarian good times at SAVE-MTR fundraiser
From left, Manny Araujo, project manager for SAVE-MTR's future animal holding facility, Robynn Eckel, Williams City Councilman Bernie Heimenz and Jerry Anthony rest their palates before dessert during the SAVE-Meant-to-Rescue dinner fundraiser for SAVE's future holding facility.Robynn Eckel serves Williams Mayor John Moore some German cuisine....
|10/4/2011 10:03 AM
Taco bar fund-raiser, pets on parade a success for SAVE-Meant-To-Rescue
WILLIAMS, Ariz. - An enthusiastic crowd of supporters of SAVE-Meant To Rescue enjoyed a fun-filled evening Sept. 16 at the Quality Inn Mountain Ranch.The event included a taco bar, pets on parade and great karaoke music supplied by Nancy Satallante. Kerry Lynn Moede and Janine Rotter decorated the room with an MTR banner, colorful paper flowers and tablecloths that added a festive look to the Mexican Independence Day theme....
|9/20/2011 11:41 AM
Community members can be a dog's best friend
Falling in love with just one special dog can be the catalyst towards making a difference, which is why Manny Araujo with OneSource Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning agreed to take on the project management side of SAVE - Meant To Rescue's, (MTR) plan to build a no-kill holding facility in Williams....
|6/7/2011 2:30 PM
Around Williams: Week of June 8, 2011
The deadline for comments on the environmental assessment (EA) for the Perrin Ranch Wind Energy Project has been extended. The new deadline is June 23, two days following the hearing before the Coconino County Board of Supervisors on NextEra's appeal of Condition Nine regarding the radar activated lighting.The response period was extended because of a request by the Canyon Country Coalition that there be an opportunity to comment regarding any changes that could come about as a result of the appeal.Copies of the EA are available online or at the Williams Library, 113 S. First St....
|5/31/2011 2:06 PM
Around Williams: Week of June 1, 2011
Williams Relay for Life is having a team meeting at 6 p.m. today at Days Inn of Williams, 2488 W. Route 66. Committee meetings follow captain meetings. Luminaries are available for a donation now. Purchase a luminary "in memory of" someone or "in support of" the fight against cancer. To find out how you can help, call Leah Payne at (928) 310-4989....
|2/8/2011 2:15 PM
Giving the dogs a home
Behind bars, low chance of bail, and a high chance of never making it out alive. This is the painful reality for many abandoned dogs in the Williams area....
|10/19/2010 1:47 PM
Letter: SAVE says 'thanks' for local support
To the editor:I would like to thank this community for their continuing support on the organization, SAVE-Meant to Rescue (MTR). Thank you to Jane Ross, who did a fabulous job organizing the golf tournament along with Kath James and Brandy White, who volunteered to assist....
|5/4/2010 2:15 PM
Photo: Helping area canines
Tammy Singery mans the Save MTR booth at the Williams Post Office April 30. Organizers for the Meant to Rescue shelter in Williams were raising funds to build and maintain a holding facility for unwanted dogs in Williams. The goal of the newly formed Save MTR non-profit group is to find local homes for canines that have been abandoned in the Williams aea. Donations for the holding facility can be mailed to "Save-MTR" at 2002 N. Airport Rd., Williams, AZ 86046....
|4/27/2010 1:19 PM
Around Williams: Week of April 28, 2010
Officials at the Williams Post Office remind everyone that on May 8, a food drive will be held. Mail carriers will pick up non-perishable food items from mailboxes throughout the day. All food will remain in Williams and will be distributed by the Williams Food Bank. Studio 9 is having a raffle featuring a basket of products worth $200. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the food bank. The drawing is May 9....
|3/16/2010 1:32 PM
Around Williams: Week of March 17, 2010
Come find out what is planned for Williams when the Focused Future II Action Team presents Roll Out the Red Carpet. All are welcome to attend 5-7 p.m. April 6 at Doc Holliday's, 950 N. Grand Canyon Blvd....
|12/2/2009 9:04 AM
Letter: Holiday Craft show a hit
To the editor:The Holiday Craft show was a tremendous success for SAVE-MTR. Thanks to all the businesses and vendors who donated to the raffle....
|11/24/2009 3:02 PM
Oh, Christmas Tree!
WILLIAMS - It's starting to look a lot like Christmas in Williams. The Williams community Christmas tree arrived last Friday and was placed in the center of the road at Route 66 and Second Street....
|11/24/2009 1:00 PM
Around Williams: Week of Nov. 25
As a fundraiser for the children's Christmas dinner, Virginia Quinn of Avon and Carol Glassburn of the Williams Needs an Angel are selling Bernard the Polar Bear. The suggested donation is $19....
|11/18/2009 10:30 AM
Mountain Village Holiday kicks off Nov. 28
WILLIAMS - Officials with the Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce expect 85,000 people to visit Williams during the next six weeks for Mountain Village Holiday....
|11/18/2009 9:52 AM
Around Williams: Week of Nov 18
Come one, come all to the Holiday Craft Show 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Sultana Theater in downtown Williams. A huge raffle will follow the tree lighting....
MTR Meeting Minutes for 8/6/14
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The meeting was called to order at about 5:15 PM. Those in attendance were Robynn, Claire, Steve, Lupe, Sue, Tora, Paula, Margaret, Katie Glenn, Caroline Lewis. Guest Speaker Peggy Rooney.
Robynn passed out Redpaw dog food/snacks out at the meeting for anyone who wanted them.
Peggy Rooney(taintedangelllc.com) gave a presentation on Zombie Fundraiser for Halloween for Oct. 31, 2014, including a Zombie Prom, Parade of Zombies ending at Sultana's, a movie(Attack of the Killer Tomatoes or another title I didn't write down), photo booth(Angel), '80's DJ, Zombie Karioki, organ trail, Zamboid band(wrist band), entrance fee would be a can of food to MTR and the Williams Food Bank(for the Parade?), Deep Fried Brains Eating contest, Lip Sync, T-shirt sale. Live and silent auction. Get volunteer or corporate sponsors. Entrance fee amout to be arranged. Looking for band instead of DJ, Half Hitch was suggested. We would need judges for contest, need Zomboid Rangers. Everyone must remain in character while collecting food for MTR and Food Bank.
-Oct. 30, 2014 will be Zombie Crawl(Parade) for Williams Food Bank, entry will be can of food.
-9/5/14 Kiwanis Club Mixer at Rodeo Barn. Robynn will RSVP to invitation.
-We had three guests, The Glenns and Carol Lewis.
-Robynn announced that the coin donation was $400.00.
Finance Report: $125,895.01, not including donation cans and a $100.00 donation. The Barn Sale netted $1600.00+/-.
8/23/14: Planes of Fame, 8:00 AM to #;00 PM, bake sale and miscellaneous MTR items. Carol Lewis will chair with Claire(all day), Sue(1/2 day) and Melodie(1/2 day).
2015 Calender will be done by Morris Press the same printers that did the cookbook.
We will be getting Ellen Way Property, 6-9 months before building.
10/10/14: Amanda's Beauty Shop and Jill's Boutique(?) suggested a Fashion Show from 5:00-9:00 PM with doggie and human(?) models, all proceeds to go to MTR. Bruni has some doggie costumes. We will need finger foods.
We have no other fundraising plans until October.
See you on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, 5:15 PM at Walker Hall.
MTR Meeting Minutes for 6/4/13
Sent: Thu, 10:21 am
The meeting was called to order at 5:15 PM. In attendance was Janine, Sue, Tora, Peggy, Paula, Claire, Lupe, Steve, Pat, Margaret & Robynn.
Pat reported that MTR's balance is $121,000.00.
MTR will receive $500.00 in grant money from the Greater Williams Fund.
Casino Night is Friday, June 13, 2014. Janine will send an email out when the decorating party will take place, Kerry-Lynn will donate the use of her green patio lights. We discussed whether the Sultana could provide a waitress for the gamers, this will be discussed with Teresa to find out if this would be possible. Half Hitch Band will be entertaining the crowd for the first hour of the evening. They will be given checks to have fun with. Looking for dealers, have 3 so far and need 2(?) more volunteers, please call Paula if you know of anyone. So far we have 3 baskets (from Dee, Irma, Claudia) and some other items for the Silent Auction and Raffle. Food will be mostly provided by MTR group members. Since we had so much food last year and ended up taking the left overs home, the group decided on finger food, so far we have quiche(Claire), a veggie & fruit tray(Kerry-Lynn), cookie tray(Pat?), water sale, maybe & ice(Paula will pick up),Steve will bring a large cooler for the water .
We discussed making sure we have one or both of the Square card scanners, I have one and Jerry has one, so we get those admission, auction and any donations guests might want to give to MTR.
Ellen Way lot, a discussion of the road came, we could either move it or Steve suggested leave it as it is, since it gives access to the water treatment plant and reorient the MTR rescue building. We still need the ground survey and nuts and bolts costs for building. Robynn informed us that the City of Williams will roll over $10,00.00 from 2014 plus 2015 funds.
Golf Tournament earned $3300.00 from sponsorships, mulligans, raffle and $14.00 fees. There were 20 plus prizes, 20 sponsors, 18 teams of 2 who tied off at 9:00 AM.
Rescue log: Paula has asked that the log be filled out and sent/given to Paula so she can update the website for stats. She needs photos of the dogs with information like when, where & who. Margaret pointed that other rescue websites are able to add new rescues up for adoption on Facebook and often times she does not have additions to the site and Paula added that often she can't update the status of the dogs that either need or have been adopted.
Foster Pens: Peggy has asked to be taken off the foster list. We discussed moving the pen she had to Diane's, but Diane didn't like the sound of the type pen that would be moved and asked for the pen she loaned out to be returned, since her pen is in panels. I(Claire) have her pen so she can come and get it, call first. I will probably get the pen Peggy, or not, after Casino Night, maybe on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Bake Sale August 14, 2014 at Valle Airport, because of the distance and poor sales, we could do better in Williams.
Fourth of July Parade(Friday). Float decoration will take place at Pat & Jerry's home in Escalante, the Sunday before on June 29, 2014, early afternoon. We will discuss the Parade dogs at that time. We will have a MTR meeting on Wednesday, at 6:40 PM, July 2, 2014 place to be arranged.
We discussed having a contact person on the web page, Lupe volunteered her email address email@example.com.
Garage Sale, August 1 & 2, 2014. We have donated tiles(Diane).
MTR Phone: Janine informed us that we have a phone. Tim got a brand new phone donated from his employers. He will look into services and costs and set up the phone.
Minutes SAVE May 7, 2014
Our bank balance is $123,313.26. We will need an IRS letter stating we are an official charity/proof for grants.
Golf Tourney 5/16/14
Helpers are needed, signs done, we will have to hang and will meet at Paula's on Thursday by 5:00 PM to put the signs together. Pat will bring spray glue. Robynn has 2' x 2' boards with poster board. Volunteers will meet at 8:00
AM at Elephant Rock Golf Course: Brandi, Tora(8:00-11:00 AM and one more person to put up signs at each hole,
Brandon(maybe). Robynn will find out when the Golfer's will return, she needs help with raffle tickets, etc., etc., etc..
She has all the prizes. Paula said she could stay until noon. Janine will help, she will also place the MTR ad in the Az
Daily Sun. This will be a paid black and white ad for $66.00, one time only. Robynn got all the sponsors.
Casino Night 6/13/14
$20.00 presale with 500 chips
$20.00 at the door with 400 chips. We will need food prizes, workers and volunteers. This is all I have for minutes, as my pen ran out of ink. I spoke to Pat, she informed me there was not much else discussed.
Meeting called to order at 5:15 PM.
Jerry Anthony developed a budget guesstiment for MTR's operating budget.
We found out about a County Grant Fund and Home Depot Fund for up to $10,000.00. We have quotes for interior painting, dry wall, etc. Also we discussed Internet connection through Commspeed once the facility is built.
Mrs. Sanchez sent us a thank you note for the work MTR is doing.
Robynn received a donation of a bag of coins donated to MTR and needed people to roll coins.
Two adoption successes, Chewie stayed with Peggy Thomas as a foster, and has become a member of Peggy's household. New home and new name, he is now Louie. Congratulations, Peggy! And Dee/Guy(?) through Bruni has found a home for a needy dog. Paula will be adding both dogs to MTR's intake sheet.
Twitch a German Shepherd/Akita-Husky-Shepard Mix. year old, some training, good with kids, included with adoption is a $25.00 discount from Dandy Dawgs.
Donna Scraggins donated $50.00 a month(?). Pat will try to set up auto donate through Razoo.
Website update with story and building plans, plus newspaper update.
Yard Sale...Robynn is getting donations and is referring donaters to Peggy. We will try for an August yard sale date. Peggy, who has graciously donated use of her garage for storage, informed us she did not want to store items for 2 or 3 months.
Casino Night...Paula Nord will chair with assistence from Janine Topell. Janine has spoken to the casino operators, but has not received a contract at the time of the meeting. Silent auction for smaller items, raffle for gift baskets. Live auctions for larger items. Get extra game tables, use games tables that were more active. Pat will check her photos to find out which tables didn't have a lot of players around them. Not have as many food tables and no beer sales, since that was not a big seller last year.
Mountain Mushers netted $90.00 in donations and 30 bags of dog food.
All MTR's 2014 calendars have been sold out.
May 17, 9:00 AM: Golf Tourney is going good, working to get raffle items. Had 9 sponsors signed up (at time of meeting. Advertising started. Contact: Robynn.
Stud Sales...framed pictures with picture of adoptee with dedication to be hung on wall.
That's it for this month. Our next meeting will be May 7, 2014.
Minutes for March meeting
Sorry this is almost just in time for our next meeting, between my allergies and the other charity I'm involved with, time just got away from me. Next I have to send out the minutes for the other group.
Balance: $116,711.79. We have a possible donation from Liz Crow of Mallinckrodt Pharaceuticals (sorry if it's spelled wrong) of $750.00.
The Bake Sale earned $517.00, that's with one location, Old Trails. At the Blessing of the Pets, the photo shop earned another $150.00 and the Groom-a-thonn at Many tails brought in $256.00. Thank Angel, Lita and Bruni, and helpers.
Robynn talked about the Sedona Kennel Tour. They were very business, but it looks like they had done a lot of renovation, including an outdoor area with astro turf, meet & greet room, thrift shop, located in the lobby with donated items for sale.
Casino Night is scheduled for Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Sultana. This is the only Friday the 13th, the theme again will be"Change Your Luck and Save the Life of a Dog's Life". We will need a chair person for the event and volunteers and contact Theresa for availability of The Sultana. It's up in the air if we will have the dance group back, we'll see.
Golf Tourney will be held May 17, 2014. We still need 17 more whole sponsors. There will be a Art Sale the same weekend at the Rodeo Grounds, this is why we have put the Barn Sale on Hold (maybe in August). We have gotten advertising KZBX 92.1 FM, High Country Broadcasting.
The 2014 Chamber Calendar is out.
Yard Sale: Lupe will chair????. Peggy's garage will be available for storage again this year for donated goods.
Mountain Mushers are coming to town on Saturday & Sunday at 10 AM, 3/8 and 3/9/2014 at Visitor's Center. Tora will be in attendence with a MTR table of cookbooks, jewelry, shopping bags and magnets.
Williams has a building moratorium, no more building permits will be issued due to the water situation within the city limits. We discussed a water collection system with tanks. Tora brought up the idea of using a wind generator and volunteered to look into it.
I will be updating the MTR contact list, this will be the third time since no one suggested deleting those not actively helping as volunteers and members. I can't fix the list if I don't know who to delete.
We will be having the Board of Directors Meeting at the end of the month. Pat will be contacting Board members to decided on a date, time and place.
MTR's next meeting will be April 2, 2014 at Walker Hall, unless otherwise changed. See you there.
The meeting was called to order at 5:15 PM by Janine for Robynn, who is on vacation.
Treasury report, our bank balance is $114,347.69 per document distributed during meeting, by Pat.
It was brought up that the City of Williams has not committed 100% to this year's allotment of $10,000.00. As Steve pointed out, the final decision will depend on budgetary issue the City may have. We have five calendars left to sell.
Blessing of the Pets is 2/8/14 at the Rec. Center. Father Killian of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church will be on hand to bless all animals and their people from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be a 10:00 AM group blessing and individual blessings until 2PM. Angel will be there to take photographs, cost $5.00 to $7.00. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs for sale throughout the festivities.
Valentine's Day Bake Sale is Friday, 2/14/14 at Old Trails from 9:00 Am to 2:30 PM or until the goodies sell out. Drop off starts at 8:00 AM. Lita, Peggy and Tora will run the table.
Groomathon at Many Tails will be going on during the day. Bruni has asked that appointments be made ahead of time. All proceeds will go to MTR.
Janine and Margaret have been handling the PSA and Arizona Daily Sun calendar of events for the Blessings and Valentine's Day events. MTR has multiple ads running on radio, section 2 and a possible want ad. We could qualify for a 501K ad rate with the Daily Sun. Facebook & Website: MTR now has 116 people viewing FB Margaret has done a great job on FB. There are lots of pictures and stories on FB.
Junipine FD will place a shed to house animals displaced by fires with an emergency plan. We were informed that the City has an emergency plan and can they help. Steve suggested a pet info sticker that could be placed on the refrigerator with information about pets. Getting a HELPLINE phone to take calls so that Robynn doesn't get bombarded with requests for help at the Post Office.
Also get a P.O. Box.
A request has been made to have Mark, a dog trainer with Second Chance to come to Williams to train members of the rescue team in dog handling. Pat will talk to him to get an idea of costs (group rate), how many dogs and if the trainees bring their own dogs. Maybe have the session at the Rodeo Grounds. Contact other rescue groups, like those in Sedona and Yavapai to find out how they handle dogs they don't know.
Will be held Saturday, 5/17/14 at Elephant Rock Golf Course. Hole Donors are still needed, at $100.00 per hole, 18 holes. As well as prizes and other donations. On the "to do" list is flyers, raffle tickets and other donors.
Due to a scheduling, we have a new tentative date of April 25 & 26 with drop off April 23 & 24. But then again there are no fundraising activities scheduled for July, August or September.
Sedona & Yavapai for 2/15/14. Robynn will be called to see if she would be interested in doing this.
The stud sale idea came up during the meeting. Janine feels this is an opportunity that MTR has not exploited as much as it should be.
Jerry, Tim and Steve will be drawing up the business plan, expenses(such as utilities, fees, etc.) by 7/4/14 as well as monthly expenses. A $20,000.00 yearly operational expense. Form a Pet Food Bank to get donations. Patrons Program to fund the facility.
Happy New Years to all....We had a productive meeting.
Paula bought facility plans and a log example, she did a great job.
Janine passed out a calendar of fundraising events for this year. First on the list is the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter celebration planned for Jan. 15th at Cafe 326 with funds donated to MTR, however, Robynn pointed out, she does not know for sure that MTR will benefit from this activity. We will see.
*Feb. 8 is the Blessing of the Animals with Father Killian of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church at The Kids Recreation Center from 9 am to 2 pm. Angel will be there to take photos of our favorite canines. Janine and I believe Margaret will be getting the information out to the newspapers
*February 14 is MTR's Annual Valentine Bake Sale to be held at Old Trails. Lita, you did such a great job with last year's bake sale, you were volunteered to once chair this year's.
Bruni will also be holding her groomathon at Many Tails. All proceeds will go to MTR.
Margaret will handle the press releases for the events over the next couple weeks.
Update on the kitten that was found frozen to a culvert, Mojo is doing well. I got to see Mojo while she was at Dr. Dan's, seemed to be doing well, the kitten had three people holding her down or maybe it was two people with one person working on her(?).
We still have calendars, about 20 or so. I had 17 in the Official MTR Bin and ran them into the post office to Robynn to sell. We may have 15 more, not sure.
Finances... we're at $105,000.00 plus. Janine's parents(?) had to sell some stock and donated the proceeds to MTR. Janine please pass on our thanks to your relatives.
We received news that our wonderful Grant Writer, April's husband, Rick,will be entering cancer treatment in California and of course will be concentrating on his recovery. Not only speaking for myself, but all of MTR, they will both be in our thoughts & prayers. Because of this, April may not be able to handle our grant requests, she manage to get us one more grant from the Greg Biffle Foundation for $1200.
A discussion ensued about a couple dogs that were euthanized because their person either died or was in the hospital. Steve brought up his idea, once again, of helping seniors with their canine family members during hospital stays or death.
New Business...focus on getting an operational budget together with Tim and Jerry, with the holidays that has not been done yet.
Barn Yard Sale...once we get the Barn at the Rodeo Grounds, donation drop off will be May 14 and 15, from 8 am to 5 pm, with the sale on May 16 and 17, 8 to 5 or probably we all drop dead of exhaustion. Last we had so much left, especially clothing at the end of the day, that we were scrambling to figure out who we could donate what was left to. This past year I mentioned I joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and right we were looking for warm clothing donations and suggested SVdP may be a good organization for MTR to donate a lot of our unsold things, since they have a thrift store up in Flagstaff. I would be willing to stuff as much goodies into my 4Runner as I can, Steve volunteered to help and I'm pretty sure some of my fellow Vincentians to help. This way we'd be helping two great charities.
June 13 Casino Night. This is the only Friday the 13th this year and in keeping with our 'change your luck and save the life of a dog'. We are considering having more silent auctions so the hard core(haha) gamblers can continue playing. It'll $5 for chips and entry. We learned a lot from last and if you were at Sultana's for the event everyone seemed to have a lot of fun.
We have a couple of other events in the planning. The 4th of July Parade, it was fun for us and a crowd pleaser. We're trying to get on Petsmart and Petco's charity list. Petco we have to be added to the associate and they have a new management team who are hopefully more interested in helping us. With Petsmart I seem to remember we were too small an organization to qualify for grant money. The last thing is the Pets in the Pines, Janine emailed with a 6/22 date, a Sunday. It was fun if you didn't blow away.
That's it for the month, see you next month on Feb. 5.
MEETING MINUTES: DECEMBER 2013
Jerry brought up the subject of planning future operational expenses, how much we would/can charge for picking up, boarding surrendered dogs, cost of utilities, property taxes, lease on property and monthly and yearly budgets. I don't whether Jerry or Tim suggested writing up a five year financial plan, plus fundraising campaigns, shots, spay & neuter programs. They figured we would probably have to raise at least $35,000.00 a year.
ID TAGS FOR PETS
Pat spoke to Traci Faulkerson at Williams Veterinary Clinic and was informed about a new pet identification program. The problem with the microchips is that not all readers are created equal, some can read the chip. There are two different microchips in use and both can not be read with one type of reader. Traci suggested an alternative might be The Pet Protector tags, is monitered 24/7, free for the first year, the renewal fees are $5.00, which are donated to animal rescue groups. The only problem I can foresee is the collar with tag being separated from the animal. For example both of my dogs have pulled themselves out of their collar and gone for a run around the neighborhood, whereas the microchip stays in the body.
HGTV AND BUILDING
Robynn brought contacting one of the building programs on HGTV to see if they might interested in helping us out with the building of our rescue facility. Now that we have a bankroll they might be interested.
One of the problems MTR has had in the past getting grant money was the lack of written information, such as who, what, where and when and where they've gone to. Paula will handle the records keeping. These will include photographs, history, how handled, description and story, date picked up and by whom. One last thing, on this line Margaret needs photos to put on the website and Facebook, her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
That's all for this month, have a blessed and safe Christmas and New Year, see next year, the first Wednesday in January, except that's New Years Day and plan on being cozy with the dogs and cats.