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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes: October 9th, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending: Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Susan Bulyar, Carol McAllister, Bobby McCanse, Beth Murray, Edwina Smith, Marge Sullivan and Laura Tindall.

The reading of the minutes from the September 11th , 2017 meeting began at 6:02 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for October totaled $2,641.57 in operating costs including BWB meal $1,340.00 (VFW) and $2,244.70 for vet bills and MWI Animal Health. Tami White made a motion to pay the bills and Carol McAllister 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid

Correspondence

Insurance for the Shelter

Shelter Report

Adoptions in September were fifteen animals. Intakes to the shelter were 19. There are 3 dogs in the shelter. 19 cats are in the shelter.

Stand down veterans @ the shelter; ½ price for spay or neuters. Microchips are also ½ price.

Fund Raising Committee

Amazon/Smile $0.00

Recycling: $0.00 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC)

Banks: Troy $0.00 Oct. Thanks Eileen

Banks: Libby $0.00 Oct. Thanks Anita

Memorials: $100.00 Nora Lafrance

Pay Pal Charitable Giving Fund: $477.42 (10/4/17)

Shelter Improvement letter $2,105 since March

Thrivent: $62.00 10/10/17

Vintage Coll. Treasures $94.76 9/9/17)

Bow Wow Bash Oct. 21st $8,891.00 cleared (11/13/17)

KPFL needed to round up a replacement catering service for the meal at the VFW. Patty and Paula came through with a lovely well received meal and desserts. The local Boy Scouts helped with filling water glasses, clearing place settings and helping clean-up in the kitchen. Thank You Ron Thatcher (leader) and the Scouts.

Brews for Benefits: $238.00 (9/18/17)

Old Business

Go Fund Me

Letter; nothing new

KPFL received the Grant request from Lincoln County Community Foundation

New Business

The bill is in the mail for our insurance re: Glacier Insurance

Edwina Smith brought forth a decision for a committee to decide where to take animals for medical attention; locally? or what? to make decisions on an animal (cat or dog); if our vet is not available. Check with financial officer for availability of funds.

Dr. Disney does not have certain equipment available for certain exams. Bobby McCanse moved that a committee be formed to help make decisions about outside medical exams if Dr. Disney is not available; check Libby veterinarians first; then go out of town.

Bobby McCanse made the motion and Edwina Smith seconded the motion, all ayes. Please have volunteers come to the next meeting who are interested in this program.

Bobby McCanse discussed Dehydration Emergency Care. Teach how to recognize it and how to treat.

Marge Sullivan explained working with Petfinder which is blocked. She will look into it after the BWBash

Eileen Carney made a motion to adjourn. Carol McAllister 2nd the motion. The motion was carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm. The next meeting will be on November 13th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes for September 11th, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending: Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Anita Beasley, Susan Bulyar, Carol McAllister, Beth Murray, Roxanne Parker, and Edwina Smith

The reading of the minutes from the August14th 2017 meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for September totaled $1,905.89 in operating costs and micro chips, $2,324.72 for vet bills and help with neutering “Tank” Mike Harmon’s dog ($100.00); and Treasure Valley Vet for “Blondie’s” dental bill ($100.00). Tami White made a motion to pay the bills and Carol McAllister 2nd the motion. The bills will be paid.

Correspondence:

Letter for insurance September 20th, 2017

Shelter Report:

There were special circumstances with cats dying; autopsys. “Rolly” attacked “Loki”; Loki passed on. See Lynn Hagarty’s e-mail.

The adoptions in 2017 by type, so far; sixty two dogs and 112 cats.

KPFL offering micro chipping in 2017; total 112.

Four dogs in the shelter; one was an evacuation. Four cats came to the shelter via evacuation. Helped “Chubb Chubb” or “Tank” with neutering $100.00

Beth Kumle does micro chipping for free as a vet tech for the shelter.

Fund Raising Committee:

Recycling: $0.00 for September

Banks: Troy $17.75 for September Thanks Eileen

Libby $0.00 Thanks Anita

Cat bank @ shelter Libby $18.88 (9/6/17) thanks all!

Memorials: $0.00

Vintage Collectible Treasures: $0.00 need to check

Thrivent: $50.00 9/6/17

Shelter Improvement Letter: $2,105.0 since March

Caboose pet fees: $0.00

Amazon Smile: $0.00

Cabinet Brewing Co. LLC: $238.00 September 14th

Layne Cranford: $246.25 (change)

Cat Trauma Room letter $1,796.49

Bow Wow Bash October 21, 2017 taking donations and selling tickets!!!!!!

Old Business:

Go Fund me.

Pay Pal $461.49 (9/7/17)

Rummage Sale in July 2017; $550.00 S1and $550.00 to CTR.

Communities Foundation asked for $1,000.00.

Judy Hyslop made the motion to adjourn. Susan Bulyar 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm. The next meeting will be on Monday October 9th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes: August, 14th, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at Fireman’s Park

Attending: Eileen Carney, Tami White, Connie Holthaus, Judy Hyslop, Linda Andreason, Anita Beasley, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Pam Martens, Carol McAllister, Bobby McCanse , Linda Rodriguez, Edwina Smith and Marge Sullivan.

Guest: Judy Goodman

The meeting began at 6:00 pm with our guest Judy Goodman discussing the sale of land near the Libby Christian Church.

Eileen Carney, Judy Hyslop and Carol McAllister decided to take the discussion to a later date after more details could be decided about the land that Kootenai Pets for Life could not buy; and what Mrs. Goodman could do next.

The reading of the minutes from the July 10th meeting began at 6:20 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for August totaled $1,334.45 in operating costs and $5,200.40 for vet bills, mileage and Flathead S/N. Judy Hyslop made a motion to pay the August bills and Marge Sullivan 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid.

Correspondence:

none

Shelter Report:

As of July 31, 2017

There were 21 adoptions (7 dogs and 14 cats).

The total of adoptions in 2017; 53 dogs and 93 cats

Spay/neuters so far for 2017 was 269.

So far in 2017 there have been 87 micro chips inserted.

Veteran support for 2017 was for 19 animals; spay, neuters, vacs, rabies, micropchips and anything else KPFL can do for the Veterans.

Fund Raising Committee:

Recycling: $209.65 8/31/17

Banks: Troy $36.30 (August) Thanks Eileen

Banks: Libby $75.25 (July & August) Thanks Anita

Memorials: Gary Smith M from Penni Smith $120.00

Cat Trauma addition: $0.00 not yet

VCT: $0.00 not yet

Thrivent: $50.00 deposited into our checking account 9/7/17

Shelter Improvement: $2,105.00

New Business:

Bow Wow Bash

KPFL will have a meeting after the August regular meeting.

Judy Hyslop made a motion to adjourn. Marge Sullivan 2nd the motion. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 7:25.

The next meeting will be at 6:00 pm on September 11, 2017 at The Flathead Valley Community College

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Kootenai Pets for Life, June 10, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Antler’s Restaurant. Eileen Carney called the meeting to order.

Attending were Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop,, Susan Bulyar, Edwina Smith, Laura, Anita Beasley, Lynn Hagarty, Beth Murray, Pam Martens, Linda Andreason, Becky Monroe and Marge Sullivan

Judy read the minutes from the May 8th meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

In the absence of Connie Holthaus, Judy Hyslop has received the bills. Lynn made a motion to pay the bills and it was seconded by Beth Murray.

There was no correspondence

Tami gave the Shelter Report. For the month of May there were 33 adoptions, 9 dogs and 24 cats. We took in 5 dogs and 8 cats. At the end of the month there were 5 dogs in the Shelter, 9 dogs in foster care, 34 cats in the Shelter and 7 cats i foster. The year to date activity is 103 adoptions and 90 intakes. Spay and neuter program has been active i Libby and Flathead Spay Neuter Task Force

Tami took 2 dogs and 2 cats to the Headstart School picnic. It went well.

There will be ay & neuter at KPFL tomorrow the 11th and on the 14th we will send a group to the Flathead Spay Neuter Task Force.

Corinne Wright is moving. Beth Kumle and Dr. Disney will take over the job of microchipping.

A group went to the County Commissioners where Judy Hyslop make a report of our activities and to request the continued funding of $3800 a year. Those funds will be used for the Feral Stray Program. Feral strays will be spayed or neutered only if the people will take the cats back.

Judy & Eileen will go to Troy City Council to inform them of the services KPFL provides to the City of Troy. They also plan to go the Libby City Council.

Fund Raising

June 17 is the 1st Annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival. Marge Sullivan and Judy Hyslop will set up vendor area and donations to sell. They will be joined by Eileen Carney and Laura Tindall. The Dirty Shame has designated KPFL as beneficiary.

Beth Murry gave a report on what’s happening as to addition to Shelter for cats to have a quiet place to heal and adjust. Beth has met with the contractor and when we have $5000 we could start cement work on pads. She also has someone who would start a Fund Me page to see if we can get donations.

Linda Andreasen said that KPFL will be able to sell water at Ignite the Nights burnout on August 19. She and Pam Martens will research and report for the next meeting. Linda has been in contact with Carol McAllister regarding this fund raiser

Becky Monroe asked about a possible outreach program to college and high schools.

Tami asks if anyone was interested in participating in the Logger Days & 4th of July parades. Decision will be made depending on dogs in the shelter, volunteers interested in walking and the weather.

Next meeting will be at Fireman’s Park On July 10.

Judy made motion to adjourn, seconded Edwina and meeting was adjourned at 7:05

Marge Sullivan for Connie Holthaus

Kootenai Pets for Life minutes for May 8th, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Tami White, Connie Holthaus, Susan Bulyar, Carol McAllister, Beth Murray, Edwina Smith, Linda Andreasen, Anita Beasley, Pam Martens, and Marge Sullivan

The reading of the minutes from the April 10th meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for May totaled $1,,696.997 in operating costs and $3,609.47 for vet bills, mileage and chipping. Tami White made a motion to pay the April bills and Eileen Carney 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid.

Correspondence

None

Shelter Report - New volunteer Nathan from the Yaak works with dogs and cats

Fund Raising Committee

Banks: Troy $24.95 thanks Eileen

Memorials: Doreen Gullinsrud $100 for Eileen Morey; Darlene Rock $100 for Eileen Morey; Kaye Casperson $20 for Eileen Morey

Vintage Collectibles - $99

New Business

Marge Sullivan gave a report on the 1st Annual Yaak Sasquatch Festival which will be held June 17. It will be food, music, crafts, Bigfoot Run, entertainment, shirts and much more sponsored by the Dirty Shame Saloon and The Yaak River Tavern & Mercantile. All proceeds from rent of the vendor booths will be split equally between KPFL and the Yaak School District #24. Marge, Carol McAllister, Judy, Eileen and Laura Tindall have said they will attend.

After discussion we decided the Shoot a Thon was not for us. Beth Murray made the motion and there was no second.

Marge Sullivan made a motion to adjourn. Connie Holthaus 2nd and motion. Motion carried and meeting adjourned at 7:15. The next meeting will be June 12th at 6 at the Antlers Restaurant.

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Kootenai Pets for Life minutes for April 10th, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Carol McAllister, Beth Murray, Roxanne Parker and Edwina Smith

The reading of the minutes from the March 13th meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for April totaled $1,323.87 in operating costs and $3,113.72 for vet bills, mileage and chipping. Judy Hyslop made a motion to pay the April bills and Susan Bulyar 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid.

Correspondence

None

Shelter Report

Three dogs and 19 cats were taken into the shelter

Thirty seven animals were spay or neutered in March

Fifty cats and ten dogs are in the shelter

Seven animals are in foster care

Corinne Wright will take 10 cats to FS/NTF March 22

536 animals have been chipped at the shelter

Dr. Disney was in Circle will be back on April 18th

Headstar t with 4 and 5 year olds visited the shelter on April 5th 2017

Cub Scout troop will be visiting the shelter on Friday 4/14/17

Fund Raising Committee

Recycling: $232.63 4/6/17 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC)

Banks: Troy $12.75 April thanks Eileen

Banks: Libby $0.00 April thanks Anita

Memorials: $0.00

Vintage Coll., & Treasures $0.00

Venture grants: $0.00

Rummage sale: $2,120.67

Thrivent: Choice dollars $794.00 4/7/17 transferred into KPFL checking account

Amazon.com $0.00

Clearwater Montana Properties, Inc. presented a check in the amount of $388.38 to Tami White; in Whitefish April 27th. Thank you for driving over Tami

Old Business

Shoot – A – Thon - Tentative date June 18th; Father’s Day

New Business

Relationship with LC Animal Control;

Corey and Wendy. They were not able to attend

We discussed Stanley Davis recordings. Judy will contact him

Fifty eighty contacts were made at the Health Fair; one person signed up for volunteering

Beth Murray brought up the idea of an addition to shelter for cats. Beth showed Bee’s Construction estimate for the wellness and intake area. May need to make payments for this new construction

Beth Murray made a motion to adjourn. Lynn Hagarty 2nd the motion. The motion was carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm. The next meeting will be on May 8th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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Kootenai Pets for Life minutes for March 13th, 2017

The meeting was held at 5:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Connie Holthaus, Judy Hyslop, Anita Beasley, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Carol McAllister, Becky Monroe, Beth Murray, Roxanne Parker and Edwina Smith

The activity of envelope stuffing for the Shelter Improvement letter began at 5:00 pm. The pizza was delivered by Young Guns Pizza.

The reading of the minutes from the February 13th meeting began at 6:15 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for March totaled $2,756.96 in operating costs including USPS $88.20 for stamps for SI letter and $112.00 for PO Box rental and $655.00 for 2016 taxes and $2,788.15 for vet bills, chips, vet supplies and mileage. The bills have been paid.

Correspondence

None

Shelter Report

Judy Hyslop gave the shelter report

Animals in KPFL care at the end of February = 54

8 dogs in the shelter

30 cats in the shelter

Total adoptions in 2017 by type

17 dogs and 26 cats

If owners don’t take their feral cats back they can surrender them to KPFL and the Feral Stray program

Fund Raising Committee

Recycling: $0.00 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC)

Banks: Troy $33.55 Feb & March Thanks Eileen

Banks: Libby $27.17 Feb & March Thanks Anita

Memorials: for Eileen Morey; Joretta Gilden & neighbors $90.00.

for Eileen Morey; Cheryl Boorman $25.00. for Eileen Morey: Joe Collogan $50.00. for Eileen Morey; Betty & Mel Muender $50.00. for Eileen Morey; Nadine Stayton $20.00. for Eileen Morey; Ruth Corda $50.00; $285.00.

Dolly Crum’s mother; Dorothy McFadyan; three neighbors $40.00. Marjorie Kratofil for Dorothy McFadyan $50.00. Craig and Teresa Rowan for Dorothy McFadyan $30.00; $120.00.

Memorial for David Meissner from Donna Rae Stollfuss $50.00

Vintage Collectibles: $0.00 March

Thrivent: 3/8/17 $2,500.00 4/7/17 $794.00

Rummage Sale held on March 17th and 18th 2017

Report; $145.18 don jug @ Rosauers

Rummage Sale at the Ponderosa Room: $1,888.49

Ticket sales for the rummage sale raffle: $87.00

Total from don jug, rummage and raffle tickets: $2,120.67

Old Business:

Skeet Shoot

Will see what is at the Chamber as to sign up.

Sandy Bailey is the spokes person for this event.

Tim Stuckey may want to help out.

New Business:

Elections – March

Debbie Monroe was nominated for the position vacated by Linda Rodriguez . Judy Hyslop made the nomination and Connie Holthaus 2nd the nomination for the board.

Lynn Hagarty motioned the nominations cease and Carol McAllister 2nd. Deb Monroe will fill the vacancy.

Becky Monroe made a motion to adjourn.

Lynn Hagarty 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm. The next meeting will be on Monday April 10th at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes February 13th, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Linda Andreasen, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Beth Murray and Edwina Smith

The reading of the minutes from the January 9th meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

he bills for January totaled $2,136.67 in operating costs and $5,598.86 for vet bills and supplies; Connie Holthaus made a motion to pay the January bills and Judy Hyslop 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid.

Discussed the Skeet Shoot, Sandy Bailey is out of town. We may decide on late spring or summer; May or June for this event at the shooting range. This could generate some donations for the shelter.

Correspondence:

None

Shelter Report

Ten dogs in the shelter

Dr. Disney is at the shelter every Tuesday; January and February

Four female dogs for Doc to spay, on the schedule, most days

Corinne does micro chipping at the shelter on surgery days

Corinne Wright has been taking cats (10) to Flathead S/N Task Force. All cats are $25.00

Lorry Dotson will be asked to put the framing back up for the tile display

Recycling – $0.00 Kootenai Disposal

Banks – Libby, 0.00; Troy, $0.00

Memorials – none

Vintage Collectibles – $0.00

Thrivent - $0.00

Rummage Sale – The City Council approved the waiver of the rental and cleaning of the Ponderosa Room for the rummage sale.

The rummage sale is on March 17th and 18th.

New Business:

Elections March 13th, 2017

Judy Hyslop and Beth Murray are up for re-election. Linda Rodriguez left Libby so she will be replaced as a board member;

Becky Monroe was mentioned

Funding for feral cats, security camera, for the shelter, could maybe use donations from the Shelter Improvement letter

KPFL may need a small dumpster for pellets from Kootenai Disposal

Beth Murray made a motion to adjourn. Connie Holthaus 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:40 pm. The next meeting will be on March 13th, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

KPFL will stuff envelopes for shelter improvement and enjoy pizza.

The regular meeting is at 6:00 pm that will include elections.

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Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes for January 9th, 2017

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Antlers Restaurant as the Flathead Valley Community College is closed in January

Attending:

Eileen Carney, Tami White, Judy Hyslop, Connie Holthaus, Anita Beasley, Susan Bulyar, Carol McAllister, Bobby McCanse , Beth Murray and Edwina Smith

The reading of the minutes from the November 14th 2016 meeting began at 6:15 pm; we were ordering food @ 6:00. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for November totaled $1,912.18 in operating costs and $6,433.41 for vet bills and chipping. The bills have been paid

No meeting was held in December.

Correspondence:

None

Shelter Report:

Adoptions: 16 animals; 7 dogs and 9 cats (December)

Total adoptions in 2016; dogs 99 and cats 186

Intakes 5 dogs and 1 cat December 6th

Community Service kids working at the shelter

Micro chipping 2016 subtotal 198

Feral/Stray program 2017 release cats to owners or turn into KPFL

Walking trails need to be groomed, a scout wants information for an Eagle Scout project; maybe the walking trails

Fund Raising Committee

Sands Memorial Foundation: $5,000.00 12/20/16

Recycling: $212.20 Kootenai Disposal LLC 1/6/17

Banks: Troy $31.70 Thanks Eileen Jan. 2017

Libby $36.00 Thanks Anita Nov. & Dec. 2016

Memorials: Mary Thurman $50.00 in memory of “Lois Zima”, Jim Smart $25.00 in memory of “Lois Zima” and Tom Wood $50.00 in memory of “Lois Zima”

Vintage Collectible Treasures: $51.12 12/14/16

Thrivent: $0.00

Shelter Improvement Letter: $0.00

Caboose pet fees: $150.00 12/14/16 Nov. & Dec.

Rosauers: selling tickets for the raffle / rummage sale; donation jug $60.00 and $15.00 in ticket sales for raffle

Amazon Smile KPFL received $33.29

New Business:

Elections – March 13, 2017

Judy Hyslop, Beth Murray and Linda Rodriguez

Connie Holthaus, Bobbie McCanse, Lynn Hagarty and Susan Bulyar March 2018

New Board member nominations in lieu of Linda Rodriguez;

Becky Monroe and Talia

Shelter Improvement Letter March 13th plus pizza party!!!!

Rummage sale and raffle at the Ponderosa Room; 17th and 18th 2017

Beth Murray made a motion to adjourn. Judy Hyslop 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm. The next meeting will be on Monday Februry13th, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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