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Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting 3/11/19

The meeting was called to order by President Eileen Carney at 5 pm.

Attending: Eileen Carney, Edwina Smith, Bobbi McCanse, Linda Andreasen, Laura Tindall, Lynn Hagarty, Faith Lee, Lois Ziegler, Shelby Kujawa Tyler Davis, Mary Sikes, Chris Lindsey, Derrick Mitchell, Pam Martens, Anita Beasley & Marge Sullivan

Faith Lee gave an overview of her proposed ideas to better coordinate activities at the Shelter. The WEX workers were included. She thanked everyone and expressed appreciation for all the help given while she was acting Shelter Director. She proposed that each day there be a Board Member acting as Supervisor of the Day. Faith said she would take Mondays, Tuesday and Saturdays. She will talk to Board volunteers at the Shelter and see if we can get covered for every day of week. She will work with Day Supervisors to assure tasks and knowledge of procedures are explained and make a guideline of procedures. Day Supervisors would handle all requests of the day, including food, adoptions, etc. She said she would be available for phone calls from Day Supervisor if situations arise that need more information or guidance. Faith will also coordinate when and who WEX workers work with.

Teeka was to the vet and he is being treated with antibiotics and antibacterial medications as well as worming medication. The vet does not think is it Parvo but Teeka needs to be quarantined. Linda Andreasen will take care of medication.

The upcoming rummage sale was discussed. Pam Martens will head this event which is scheduled for April 12 and 13. Eileen has arranged for the Ponderosa Room and put down a deposit which will be refunded if room is vacuumed and cleaned before leaving.

The air exchange at the Shelter was discussed. Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. a demonstration of maintaining the exchange will be held.

Edwina Smith made a motion to move the starting time of the monthly meetings from 6 p.m. to 5 p.m. Lynn Hagarty seconded the motion. It was voted on and passed. Our meeting will be held the second Monday of the month at 5 p.m.

Since Connie is away we dispensed with the reading of the minutes.

Treasurer Laura Tindall gave the treasurers report. She said she would be willing to computerise and oversee this job. Edwina made a motion to do this, seconded by Faith. Voted on and passed. Laura said that KPFL has received $1,609 from our annual letter that was sent out. We received $195 from Thrivent and $7 from Boutique Brielle.

Shelter report was given by Faith. Dr. Disney only wants to do spay/neuters and not shots and exams for animals that are brought in by the public. In February we adopted out 5 cats and 3 dogs. We took in 3 cats and 4 dogs and have 2 dogs in emergency shelter. We have 2 dogs and 15 cats in foster. We had one cat as special circumstance. Seven cats were spayed or neutered and 5 dogs were either spayed or neutered. Microchip done on 5 animals.

Suzanne Kropp would like to be on the adoption committee Faith will talk to her.

Faith has been talking with Ron Adamson. He would like KPFL to be a part of Ron Adamson’s “Libby Chainsaw Event”, July 4th to the 7th, 2019. It will be kitty corner from Mc Donalds, located at the Old High School, on the corner of HWY 2 and Louisiana Ave. Faith will get back with Ron and find out what KPFL could do.

Election of officers: Marge made a motion that Eileen Carney, Anita Beasley, Mary Sikes and Laura Tindall be elected for 3 year terms. Second by Lynn. Voted on and passed. Lynn made a motioning that Faith Lee, Edwina Smith, Linda Andreasen and Lois Ziegler be elated for a 1 year term. Seconded by Marge. It was voted on and passed. Marge made a motion for Eileen as President; Faith as VP/Shelter Director; Laura Tindall as Treasurer and Connie Holthaus as Secretary - seconded by Lynn. Voted on and passed.

Officers are:

President: Eileen Carney

Vice President/Shelter Director - Faith Lee

Secretary - Connie Holthaus

Treasurer - Laura Tindall

Additional board members are Lynn Hagarty, Edwina Smith, Lois Ziegler, Anita Beasley, Linda Andreasen, Mary Sikes, Susan Bulyar and Bobbi McCanse

Richard Hader from the Tobacco Valley Animal Shelter Board introduced himself and explained his position. Moving forward he wants an open communication between the groups as we all move forward. They have two spay/neuter clinics coming up.

Faith made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Linda. Meeting adjourned

Next meeting will be a 5 p.m. at the Flathead Community College on April 8

Minutes by Marge Sullivan for Connie Holthaus

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes: January 14th, 2019

The meeting was held at 6:00 pm at the Venture Inn as the Flathead Valley Community College was not open for our meeting

Attending: Eileen Carney, Connie Holthaus, Linda Andreasen, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Edwina Smith and Marge Sullivan

The reading of the minutes from the November 13th 2018 meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for December 2018 totaled $928.00 in operating costs and $3,066.25 for vet bills including Dr. Disney, Treasure Valley Vet Clinic, Dr. Fred Conkel, MWI, HRF and the Center Valley Vet Hospital (Coco). The bills have been paid.

The bills for January 2019 have totaled $1,511.59 for the S1 account including tax info from Melissa Beck and S2.1account $3,684.25 in vet bills, FS/NTF, Treasure Valley Vet Clinic and Dr. Conkel. The bills have been paid.

Correspondence:

none

Shelter Report:

No report was given as otherissues needed attention

Fund Raising Committee:

The Shelter Improvement letter will be completed by volunteers at 5:00 pm February 11th 2019 and pizza will be served.

New Business:

The month and date of the Rummage Sale was discussed. Connie Holthaus will not be in Libby in March as she is awaiting the arrival of the stork, in North Carolina; not her stork but Jennie’s.

Decision on the month needs to be decided as we need to go to the City Council meeting for approval for the use of the Ponderosa room.

Also; items can be taken to Boutique Brielle (sp) for sale; we have an account there. We also still take items to Vintage Collectibles and Treasures were we have an account.

Marge Sullivan made a motion to adjourn. Connie Holthaus 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm. The next meeting will be on February 11th, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

Connie Holthaus minutes ! Volunteers always needed

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes: November 12th, 2018

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

Attending: Eileen Carney, Connie Holthaus, Linda Andreason, Lynn Hagarty, Faith Lee, Carol McAllister, Bobby McCanse, Edwina Smith, Marge Sullivan and Lois Ziegler

The reading of the minutes from the October 8th, 2018 meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for November totaled $1,370.78 in operating costs and The Philadelphia Ins. Co. $1,635.00 and $3,521.09 for vet bills. Also, travel to Flathead S/N Task Force: by Linda Andreason mileage $100.00 and payment to the Task Force totaled $215.00. The motion passed and the bills have been paid.

Correspondence:

Community Foundation sent $500.00 that was requested for the cat room.

Sands Memorial Foundation, Inc. sent $5,000.00 that was requested. Funds will be deposited in January 2019

Shelter Report:

KPFL needs to look into more volunteers in all aspects of the shelter.

Becky Monroe resigned as a board member as she does not wish to drive to town for the late meetings. Becky still works in the cat room at the shelter during the day.

Fund Raising Committee:

Recycling: $241.60 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC)

Banks: Troy $7.25; Thanks Eileen!

Banks: Libby $0.00; Thanks Anita! We need to make a run

Memorials: Dwight Dwello memorial from Pat Hanson $20.00

Susan Kulbeck memorial to Mary Robertson (mom) $300.00

Kay Olson memorial to Tami White $50.00

Tanya Gehrke memorial to Tami white $25.00

Nancy Johnson memorial to Tami White $25.00

Rita Gillan memorial to Tami White $25.00

Wilma Dotson memorial to Tami White $50.00

Misc. doners to Tami White $180.00; Tami’s daughter; Mariah is taking care of the thank yous.

Vintage Collectibles: no

Thrivent: no

Facebook payment: $190.00 12/19/18

Facebook payment: $100.00 1/4/19

New Business:

Challenge for Change from HRF (Homesteaders) $$65.50

Brewery Report; new B4B; our benefit will be in March.

KPFL needs to advertize for one or two new board members.

Old Business:

Bow Wow Bash $9,509.41; after all bills were paid.

Marge Sullivan made a motion to adjourn. Faith Lee 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 6:55pm.

There will be no meeting in December.

The next meeting will be on January 14th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Venture Inn in the Firelight Room; as the College is closed in January.

Connie Holthaus minutes ! Volunteers always needed!

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes for September 10th, 2018

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

Attending: Eileen Carney, Connie Holthaus, Susan Bulyar, Lynn Hagarty, Carol McAllister, Bobby McCanse, Edwina Smith, Marge Sullivan and Lois Ziegler

The reading of the minutes from the August13th 2018 meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for September totaled $1,984.11 in operating costs and $2,956.72 for vet bills, meds and help with neutering. Carol McAllister made a motion to pay the bills and Lynn Hagarty 2nd the motion. The bills have been paid.

Correspondence:

none

Shelter Report and New Business:

Old dog houses will be given away or we will take donations for them. Dorsey is still working on the social media pages.

Dog problem “Kopi” bit one of the shelter workers. Animal Control was contacted; Derry Berry – Deputy had no equipment to handle the situation. Dr. Conkel was contacted and told KPFL the dog needed to be euthanized but “Kopi” needed to be quarantined for 10 days. Animal Control came to Shelter and the dog was put down. Edwina and Bobby will contact the new sheriff about training, equipment and county health. A motion made by Lois Ziegler that Eileen Carney will call Darren Short; Marge Sullivan 2nd the motion. The motion carried.

Fund Raising Committee:

Recycling: $219.40 for September

Banks: Troy $3.95 for September; thanks Eileen

Libby $102.39 for September; thanks Anita

Memorials: $0.00

Network for Good: $1,230.00 Mr. Andreason worked on this site and it was started to assist in raising funds for Rolly when surgery was needed.

Vintage Collectible Treasures: $0.00 need to check

Cabinet Mtn. Brewery Co. LLC 9/18/18 $140.00

Thrivent: $0.00

Community Foundation: will discuss

Bow Wow Bash October 20, 2018 taking donations and selling tickets!!!!!!

Old Business:

Laura Tindall was nominated as treasurer. Then Laura was elected as treasurer; congratulations Laura.

Library event – September 10th; very successful will update in the future.

Update on “Rolly” – “Rolly” doing well. Still in foster care until totally healed.

Eileen Carney made the motion to adjourn. Marge Sullivan 2nd the motion. The motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm. The next meeting will be on Monday October 8th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

Connie Holthaus minutes ! Volunteers always needed!

Kootenai Pets for Life monthly minutes: October 8th, 2018

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

Attending: Eileen Carney, Connie Holthaus, Linda Andreason, Anita Beasley, Susan Bulyar, Faith Lee, Bobby McCanse, Becky Monroe, Edwina Smith, Marge Sullivan and Lois Ziegler

The reading of the minutes from the September 10th , 2018 meeting began at 6:00 pm. The minutes were approved as read.

The bills for October totaled $1,946.25 in operating costs (S1) including BWB meal $725.00 and Hall $300.00 (VFW) and (S2.1) $3,440.00 for vet bills and MWI Animal Health etc. Eileen Carney made a motion to pay the bills and Susan Bulyar 2nd the motion. The motion passed and the bills will be paid.

Correspondence

Glacier Insurance of Libby for the Shelter Insurance

Shelter Report

Adoptions in October so far were 18 animals. There are 3 dogs in the shelter. 27 cats are in the shelter.

Fund Raising Committee

Amazon/Smile $49.98 10/29/18

Recycling: $219.40 (Kootenai Disposal, LLC) 9/27/18

Banks: Troy $3.95 Oct. 18th Thanks Eileen

Banks: Libby $102.39 Oct. 5th Thanks Anita

Face book: $105.00 10/18/18

Memorials: $0.00

Pay Pal Charitable Giving $0.00

Thrivent: $0.00

Vintage Coll. Treasures $0.00

Bow Wow Bash Oct. 20th $9674.50 cleared. 10/20/18 Patty and Paula came through with a lovely well received meal and desserts; Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The local Boy Scouts helped with filling water glasses, clearing place settings and helping clean-up in the kitchen. Thank You Ron Thatcher (leader), Frank Votapka and the Scouts.

Old Business

KPFL received the Grant request from Lincoln County Community Foundation ($500.00)

New Business

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

Eileen Carney made a motion to adjourn. Connie Holthaus 2nd the motion. The motion was carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm. The next meeting will be on November 12th, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Flathead Valley Community College.

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