Meeting Agenda    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

  1. Welcome All!
  2. Financial Report Karen Arnold
    1. Updates
      1. Dental clinic
      2. Pet Education 2018/2019 school year comes to a close with our 5th yr at Jesse Mae.
      3. Stella’s Touch program continues to grow. Calabash Sr Center drew new members and a couple of PEP volunteers.
      4. SSB markets. 1 more market this Thursday. We have chosen not to set up for summer markets.  Not enough volunteers each week.!
      5. Yard Sale.    Drum roll please!!!
  • Upcoming Events:
  1. Sunday, June 2: BandFest SB 2019 • Sunset Beach Town Park.
    1. A few Volunteers needed.
    2. Sat, June 1, Volunteer orientation at the park.
    3. Sponsorships are now closed. Tshirts $20 while they last.
    4. Food Trucks: Papa John’s,  Island Seafood, Dawg House Grill, Butcher of Brunswick, Wicked Good Pretzels,  Pelican’s Snoball, Beer Garden by Red Hare Brewery.
    5. Bands: Sea & Sand Band, Mason Lovette Band, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot.
    6. BF funds will support Stella’s Touch plus provide support for rescue groups, spay/neuter programs & Pet Education.
  2. BCAPS fundraiser, Pins for Paws on Saturday, June 15 230pm at Planet Fun in Shallotte.  Contact BCAPS for information: Belinda Musgrove    910-754-8204
  1. Can we do better? Ideas to improve animal welfare.
    1. Pet Food Pantry • Now forming a committee to begin working on pet food pantry for next year
    2. Can Brunswick County be “No Kill”?
      1. FACT: Per ASPCA:   670,000 dogs & 860,000 cats are euthanized in animal shelters in our country in 2017 That is a total of 1.5 million dogs and cats every year, an average of 4,143 dogs and cats every day.  It costs taxpayers nearly $375 MILLION to euthanize these animals . . . that’s money that could be spent much more effectively elsewhere.

Statistics reported to NC from Brunswick County:

Dogs                     2039                         Cats                         2283

Adopted                820                          adopted                    616

Ret to owner         491                           ret to owner                 44

Euthanized            595                           euthanized                 476

Unaccounted for    728                unaccounted for       1,128

2018 county budget:  $1,164.267.22

** Cost per animal      $263.29** pending info 1,856 dogs and cats unaccounted for

  1. PA Newsletter articles needed. Contact Ellen Lehrer, our newsletter editor.
  2. Volunteers needed for OysterFest and OktoberFest. See  Dates / Contacts below.
  • How you can help without costing you anything!
    1. Papa John’s Pizza. USE PAWS30 FOR ONLINE ORDERS
    2. Memorial Gifts: Donations in memory of or in honor of a pet or a person
    3. RETIRED? Use Matching Funds & Donations for volunteer hours
    4. Online shopping. Remember Paws-Ability
      1. com; Amazon.Smile; Network for Good; Walmart etc
      2. Mason Dixon: LOCAL, a PA business member! Offers 5% of your purchase to non profit of your choice
  1. Mark your calendars and save the dates.
    1. Sunset @ Sunset – Sunset Beach, Saturday, October 5
    2. OysterFest – October 19th & 20th • OIB
    3. Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 26th • Calabash
    4. Photos with Santa, Saturday, December 7 • SB Park
    5. Photos with Santa, Saturday, December 14 • OIB
    6. Shallotte Holiday Market – Mulberry Park, November 16
    7. Winterfest – Southport Franklin Square Park, Saturday, December 14
  • NEW Businesses OPEN:
    1. Dog Daze Pet Supplies is open!
    2. Delilah’s Brew & Chew. Opening soon.
    3. SweetCakes Bakery. 7026 Beach Drive SW, OIB.  Donated King Cake for Mardi Gras party this year.
    4. Spiritquest celebrated 20th anniversary.

XIII.  Questions / Concerns / Suggestions / Ideas

XIV. Get involved!  Volunteers welcome.  Contact information below:

Event                                             Chairperson                        E-Mail

Newsletter                                                Ellen Lehrer            

Hope Harbor                                 NEED COORDINATOR

Stella’s Touch                               Janie Withers          

Event Volunteering                                   Anita August                    

Pet Education Program                 Anne Overcash       

Derrillyn Harbeston      

Feral cats & TNR                          Jim Baumgarten   

Karen Arnold       

Fostering for RACE                       Cheri McLain                      

Fostering for AAA                                               Jill Jones