May 21, 2017
Chris Hunt opened the meeting with financials, recent donations and deposits were disclosed as well as some expenses. A computer was purchased for the rescue as well as Quickbooks software. This way the rescue financials are not kept on anyone's personal computers and can be transferred to a new Treasurer whenever that position may change.
We then discussed our upcoming participation in the Heritage Days parade on June 17th. We also formed a parade committee that will be in charge of planning and decorating our flatbed truck. The committee shall be Chris Hunt, Jyl Campbell and Cyndi Fuller. Donation of the use of the flatbed truck by the Vold's.
We then discussed our progress on making up new folders for both fosters and adopters. Due to the new increase in fosters we will be holding an orientation meeting May 27th for all fosters at Jyl Campbell's home. In the future we will have one on one training sessions done with new fosters as they come aboard with either Chris Hunt or Sheila Wolkenhauer.
Discussion then went to adoption prices and the possible need to increase them to keep up with the increase the Vet clinics typically have. Jody Engelby will be crunching numbers on vet bills vs. adoption fees to see if there is a need for increase.
We ended the meeting with a discussion of joining the local BNI. This is a business set up for networking of local businesses. We discussed the cost of it and what are the benefits from joining. The board voted unanimously to join for at least one year to try it out.
Apart from the orientation meeting for fosters on May 27th we have set the next rescue meeting for Sunday June 25th at 1pm in HyVee's Market Cafe meeting room.