January 19, 2019
Present: Theresa Vold, Jyl Campbell, Kacy Sammon and Brenda Selberg
There will be a volunteer appreciation and meeting on February 2nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the new building. Theresa will check into catering a meal and beverage for the appreciation of the volunteers before the meeting to go over forms used for adoptions (Vetting sheets, Adoption Fees and sale’s tax form, new contact list, etc.).
Jyl will make sure the volunteers are keeping up with the Heartgard during the months that the animals need it for liability purposes.
Theresa made a new policy for the foster parents that all animals must be posted on PetFinder before they can be adopted out. Another policy for foster parents is they can’t be a reference to the adopter of their foster. The adopter must have outside references and not use the foster parent as a reference.
Brenda will be posting on the private foster page which foster parent has which foster so everyone knows who has what. Brenda will get her information from Theresa or the foster parents to post the information.
Jyl will be doing all the posting on Petfinder of the available animals’ status.
Kacy will oversee the public FB rescue page.
Theresa would like to put on the FB rescue page and FB volunteer page the need for an experienced person to be a volunteer Fundraiser Coordinator to work with the director and board for fundraising events.
The theme as RESCUE 55021 goes into its third year is: The Year to Grow. To grow in fosters and fundraising events.
Theresa and Brenda will work on setting up a proposed budget.
RESCUE 55021 has been accepted into MN SNAP program to help with vet cost of spaying and neutering plus other vet services.
As of February 1st, 2019 the new building will be open for service to the community. The office hours will be Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Sundays by appointments only. Location of building is: 620 NW 24th Street, Faribault and the new phone number is: 507-334-3913.
Events planned for this year are:
1) Online Auction: March 28th – 31st. Times: 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2) New Building Open House to the public: End of April
3) Tour of Tables: April
4) Dog Walk: June
5) Heritage Parade: June 15th
6) Pet Parade: August
7) Halloween Pose Your Pets at the new building: October MEA Weekend
8) Pancake Breakfast: November
9) Toys for Tots Box at new building: December
Meeting adjourned: 1:30 p.m.
Submitted by Brenda Selberg