Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes December 7,2020.
Kootenai Pet for Life monthly meeting took place Monday December 7, 2020 at
Attending were Beth Kumle, Faith Lee, Bonnie Edmundson, Becky Monroe via phone, Edwina
The minutes from the November 2, 2020 meeting were approved as read.
Becky printed the Treasurer's report which was passed around. November had a net loss of
Jeff announced the dog area fence project has begun. Faith reported the mom/kitten room
Faith gave the shelter report - in November there were 12 adoptions: 9 cats, 3 dogs. Intakes 2:
Eileen reported on fundraising we received $27. from Troy Banks. Anita picked up a large bag
Old business: discussion about Covid precautions. Linda reported about the cat office floors
New business: potential new board members are Susan, Bonnie, Jeff, and Linda. Motion to
Bonnie motioned to adjourn, Faith 2nd, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:00 pm.
Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes November 2,2020.
Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting took place Monday November 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm at Libby
Attending were Beth Kumle, Faith Lee, Becky Monroe, Bonnie Edmundson, Bobbie McCanse, Edwina
The minutes from the October 5, 2020 meeting were read. Motion to approve by Faith 1st, Becky 2nd,
Becky printed and presented the Treasurer's Report. KPFL has new insurance. Also Becky requests
Faith read the shelter report. Adoptions 7; 3 cats/kittens, 4 dogs. Intakes 29; 14 cats, 15 dogs.
Eileen reported we are still waiting on our recycling check. She collected $35. from Troy Banks.
Old business: Bobbi reported about the upcoming trial for the abuser of Percy.
New business: Faith gave estimates on mom/kitten room Motion to proceed by Linda 1st and Faith 2nd,
Nominations for board positions are: Faith nominated Bonnie, Faith nominated Jeff, Linda nominated
Motion to adjourn was made by Bonnie 1st and Marge 2nd, motion carried at 6:07 pm.
Minutes by Bonnie Edmundson
Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes October 5,2020.
The minutes of the last meeting were sent out to each member and can be found on line.
Eileen Carney collected $36 from the Troy dona&on banks and Marge reported $12
Old Business: Shelter repair was addressed. Funding has already been approved and
The Mom Room was discussed. Faith is waiting to hear from several contractors that
New Business: Bobbi gave a report of new kiBens and mom brought in and how to best handle them. Home to Home adoption was also discussed.
Faith made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Tessa. Passed and we adjourned.
Minutes by Marge Sullivan for Bonnie Edmundson
Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes September 14,2020.
Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting minutes, Monday September 14, 2020 took place at 5:00 pm at
Attending: Beth Kumle, Bonnie Edmundson, Becky Monroe, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Linda Andreasen,
The reading of the minutes from the August 3rd, 2020 meeting were read. The minutes were then
Faith Lee was absent so the discussion on the Mom's room for the cats was put on hold.
Discussion ensued regarding the $1000 donation and if KPFL should share a portion with Browning as the donation
Bobbi suggested getting pics and videos of KPFL animals to put on Facebook page.
Eileen is writing a letter to apply for LCC Foundation Grant. The letter is asking for help for money to
The chainsaw event collected $2349 unofficially. The online auction is not included.
Becky is concerned with the adoption of Sammy. It seems there is a conflict of truth/lies about his
Marge requests everyone to report volunteer hours as she keeps track monthly.
Flathead spay/neuter task force agreed to take 10 of ours on October 7th.
Jeff read the shelter report. Adoptions 2: 2 cats/kittens. Intakes 6: 5 cats, 1 dog. Returned to us 2: 2
Unknown who collects local donations. Believed to be Connie. Laura will check. Eileen collected $22.
Becky read the Treasurers Report. We seem to be getting large donations of wet cat food, source
Discussion of putting KPFL ads in newspaper quarterly to keep the public aware of our needs.
Motion to adjourn made by Becky 1st and Marge 2nd. Motion carried at 6:05 pm.
Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes August 3,2020.
Kootenai Pets for Life monthly meeting minutes took place Monday August 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm at KPFL.
Attending: Beth Kumle, Bonnie Edmundson, Becky Monroe, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Eileen Carney,
The reading of the minutes from the July 6th, 2020 meeting were read. Marge disagreed with the report
Becky distributed the Treasurer's Report. She recommended we go forward with projects which need to
Faith was absent. Jeff read the shelter report. Adoptions: 13; 5 cats and 8 dogs. Intakes: 6; 6 dogs.
Fund raising: Eileen picked up $22. from Troy banks and second hand store. Discussed a possible
Old business: Beth reported a donation of hoses and misc. from the anesthesia machine repair
New business: Bobbie reports omnibus hearing for Percy on Aug 24th at 1:30 pm at LC courthouse.
Motion to adjourn made by Bonnie and Tessa 2nd. Motion carried at 6:30 pm.
Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting Minutes July 6,2020.
The meeting was held at 5:00 pm at 22 Cross Roadway.
Beth Kumle called the meeting to order at 5:05 pm. The reading of the minutes from June 1, 2020 were read.
Faith read the Shelter Report. Adoptions 15: 12 cats/kittens and 3 dogs. Emergency Shelter 1 dog. Intakes 15: 5
Fund raising: Eileen reported we will receive a check for about $299. for recycling. She received $13. from Troy
Old business: Eileen wants ByLaws resent for approval. Jeff will make current corrections and resend asap. Beth
New business: Faith reported on the over-all building maintenance.
The lady who wants to donate reservation dogs has come and inspected KPFL. She brought us 4 dogs. She
The anesthesia machine possibly needs servicing. In order to fulfill the warrenty the only company that can
Motion to adjourn meeting was made at 6:37 pm by Bonnie 1st and Beth 2nd. Motion carried.
The meeting was held at 5:00 pm at 22 Cross Roadway.
Attending: Beth Kumle, Faith Lee, Bonnie Edmundson, Becky Monroe, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Susan Bulyar, Marge Sullivan, Linda Andreasen, Eileen Carney, Edwina Smith, Bobbie McCanse, Laura Tindall, Tina Green, Kimberly and Eric Hoehne.
Beth Kumle called the meeting to order at 5:15 pm. The reading of the minutes from May 4, 2020 were read and approved.
Becky Monroe read the Treasurers Report for May. Concern was displayed that donations have fallen off considerably. It is unknown if Connie and Anita have been picking up from the banks; Laura Tindall will inquire and follow thru as part of the team to ensure this gets done. Becky reported a cost comparison for pellets bought from Ace vs Western Building. Ace is $30 more per ton plus a $25 delivery charge. Faith will contact Ace to inquire about price match. The Treasurers Report was then approved as read.
Faith Lee read the Shelter Report. Adoptions 4: 4 cats. Intakes 8: 8 cats. Return to us 1: 1 cat. Special circumstances 2: 1 cat, 1 dog. Fosters 6: 6 cats. Cats in shelter 27. Dogs in shelter 1. May spay/neuter 27 animals: 18 cats; 13 spays, 5 neuters and 8 dogs; 6 spays, 2 neuters. 1 bunny neuter. Microchips 2: 2 cats. Feral neuter 1 cat. Linda will inquire about delivering cats to Flathead for spay/neuter.
Fund raising: Eileen went to Troy and picked up $20. She will inquire into other businesses in Troy. We received about $105 from Amazon and $130 from Facebook. The Rummage Sale is still on hold until Covid Phase 3. Eileen will keep everyone informed. Marge inquired about a tile for Bandi. Eileen asked if KPFL has received a check from Evergreen yet, Becky will check.
Current By Laws were reviewed. Bobbi suggested Article 6 Section 7B be changed to read; A Board member shall be removed for failure to attend 3 consecutive regularly scheduled board meetings without having given a notice of absence. Motion to approve was made by Bobbi 1st and Becky 2nd. Motion passed.
Becky proposed for KPFL fiscal year to be changed to January thru December thus changing the Annual meeting to December so official takeovers are made in January. In October the positions available will be announced. In November nominations will be made. In December the vote will take place. In January the nominee’s will be seated. Motion to approve was made by Laura 1st and Faith 2nd. Motion was approved. If the first Monday in January is a holiday, the monthly meeting will be change for that month to the second Monday.
Dues were discussed. Beth proposed $20 annual dues going to Petty Cash. Discussion on member vs volunteer ensued. Marge opposed dues going to Petty Cash. If a member is unable to pay dues, then KPFL can/will pay. An annual fee of $10 was instead agreed upon. Motion to adopt was made by Faith 1st and Eric 2nd. Bobbi, Edwina and Laura oppose the motion. Motion was passed.
Tina forgot to check on T-shirts. Will do so by next meeting.
Laura proposed dues to be made due on January 1st of each year for everyone. If membership is made January thru July, full membership is due. If membership is made August thru December the new member will receive the rest of the year plus the following year for the membership dues. Motion to pass was made by Faith 1st and Bonnie 2nd. Motion passed.
Faith read the new Lost and Found procedures which will now be located in a folder in the binder of procedures. Faith also produced new hours of operation. Becky opposed being closed for 3 full days. Jeff and Tessa will work Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. Edwina asked for a form made to make appointments on. Faith will make one.
Jeff printed out and passed around a T-shirt design to be used in a single campaign on Bonfire for special food for the animals. This is to be for a couple months to try out. There is no cost to KPFL, only possible income. Motion was made to approve by Becky 1st and Faith 2nd. Motion passed.
Becky did a cost analysis on buying local at Rosauers vs the internet. Homesteaders was not included. Analysis was on wet/dry cat food only. Rosauers was $6.20/bag more. Chewy or Amazon were cheaper. Laura voiced concerns about Rosauers discounts and donations being lost. Becky says even with discount/donation that Rosauers is more. Motion made to buy only wet/dry cat food online was made by Becky 1st and Faith 2nd. Motion was approved. Bobbi said cost analysis should be proposed to the proper committee instead of the meeting. Becky agreed.
Jeff told of a lady in Browning who rescues reservation dogs and gives them to shelters. She would like to inspect KPFL mid June or so before donating dogs to us. She does donate to other shelters. More information to come.
Jeff found a program called Dog is My Co-pilot. This man will fly dogs within 11 western states. There is no cost for us, he has his own funding. Dogs are already vaccinated. They come from kill shelters and are adoptable. KPFL would get to choose which dogs they want. Do we want to sign up? Motion was made to approve by Faith 1st and Bonnie 2nd. Motion was passed. Becky proposes we make a procedure for intake of animals. Faith will produce.
Marge proposed changing the Bylaws: Article IX; Committees: 2. Fundraising. She disagrees about committees’ spending money. She wants to strike the 1st sentence. Motion to delete the first sentence was made by Marge 1st and Becky 2nd. Bobbi opposes. Motion passed.
Motion to adjourn meeting was made at 6:55 pm by Bonnie 1st and Faith 2nd.
Minutes by Bonnie Edmundson
Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting - May 5, 2020
The meeting was held at 5:00 pm at 22 Cross Road Way.
Attending: Beth Kumle, Faith Lee, Bonnie and Robert Edmundson, Jeff and Tessa Sharp, Linda Andreasen, Edwina Smith, Susan Bulyar, Tina Green, Bobbie McCanse, Marge Sullivan, Lynn Hagarty, Denise Leach. Also attending was Stacy from Kootenai Record News.
Beth Kumle called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm. The reading of the Minutes from April 20, 2020 began. Corrections were made that Tessa will post on website and Mark will post on Facebook. Also added were elected officials. Minutes were then approved as read.
Beth Kumle read Cruise for a Cause donations collected for KPFL.
Faith Lee presented the Treasurers report for April. A unanimous vote to keep it the same was passed.
Faith Lee presented the Shelter report. Adoptions 4: 3 cats, 1 dog. Intakes 10: 10 cats. Return to owner 1: Japeto. Fosters 7: 7 cats. Cats in shelter 27. Dogs in shelter 2. April spay/neuter clinic 21 animals: 8 cats; 7 spays, 1 neuter and 13 dogs; 7 spays, 5 neuters. Microchips 3; 2 cats, 1 dog. No Veteran Support. Discussion held on Veteran Support. Decision to offer discount if caller identifies themselves as Veteran was made and 1st motion made by Denise Leach and 2nd by Faith Lee. Cost on vaccines vs amount charged was discussed. Faith and Becky are investigating and will report.
Nothing to report on fund raising committee. Rummage sale location undecided. Possibility to be held mid-late June. If needed Faith will ask church for tables. All members to be sent bonfire website for review. Tina to take t-shirt info to Flash 56 for comparison.
Add 501c3 records maintenance to be added to the the Treasurer duties. Edwina, Bobbie, Robert and Jeff to meet to incorporate officer duties in Bylaws and to continue revision. Revision of Bylaws to be sent to all members.
No decision on re-opening shelter. Will continue to make appointments thru May. All appointments made to be approved by the volunteer on duty at the time of the appointment. Edwina asked for hours to be reviewed by volunteers before re-opening shelter.
All committee members to read and know duties required.
Marge and Faith to update trifold brochure.
Policy on Decision Making Authority for Shelter Animals adopted by motion to approve by Robert 1st and Faith 2nd as read.
E-mail/Written Communication Policy adopted by motion 1st by Faith, 2nd by Tina.
Discussion on Log Book protocol. Follow-thru's in animal folders.
Newly elected officials are: President-Beth Kumle, Vice-President-Faith Lee, Secretary-Bonnie Edmundson, Treasurer-Becky Monroe.
A motion was made to adjourn by Bonnie 1st and Faith 2nd. Adjourned at 6:40 pm. The next meeting will be June 1st, 2020, location to be posted.
Bonnie Edmundson minutes
Kootenai Pets for Life Monthly Meeting - April22, 2020
The reading of the minutes from March 9, 2020 began at 5:00 pm. The minutes
Becky Monroe presented the Treasurer's report current to date. Permission on a cost comparison was discussed. Motion
Faith Lee presented the Shelter Report. Intake 9: 7 cats, 2 dogs. Adoptions 6: 5 cats, 1 dog. One return to owner: Fritz.
Policy on time and cost of owner adopt/re-claim discussed. Motion made for 72
Fund raising committtee's discussed. Eileen Carney collected recycling. Payment is on a 6 month schedule starting April.
Jeff Sharp, Robert Edmundson, Edwina Smith and Bobbie McCanse to revise KPFL By-Laws.
Motion made for Assistant Director to Faith Lee to be Jeff Sharp by Linda Andreasen 1st and Marge Sullivan 2nd:
Policies to be decided on by Board
Committee's are: Finance; Becky Monroe
Motion made for a Volunteer Orientation Procedures
Next meeting vote on By-Laws dues. Volunteer Applications need to be
Motion made for Tablet and Square donated to be put in use by Marge Sullivan 1st and Becky Monroe 2nd.
Jeff Sharp presented Bonfire website t-shirt opportunity. Free cost, percentage paid to KPFL per sale. Next meeting Faith will
A motion was made to adjourn by Marge Sullivan 1st and Beth Kumle 2nd. Adjourned at 6:40.
The next meeting will be May 4, 2020 to be determined.
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