MEETING MINUTES • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 I. Welcome All! 33 people attended, with 6 for the first time! II.

Financial Report:

$28, 274 in Stella’s Touch, $14,882 available to spend Karen Arnold Mardi Gras update: $4,100 from Sponsors. $4,290 from tickets $1316 net from raffle tickets Pending invoice from Jinks Creek Funds will be used for spay/neuter to reduce the number of unwanted animals III. Special Events “Paint Your Pet” Party, with Katherine Rausch, March 30 & 31 @ Surf Unlimited, OIB. to 10 people per night • $65/pp, proceeds will be donated to Paws-Ability

Photos With the Easter Bunny! $10 (1 child’s breakfast included with each pose) Tickets $7 adults, $5 child, sold in advance. Members encouraged to take envelopes of 10 tickets to sell. See Karen Arnold

Spring Fest in Southport. Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20, Franklin Square in Southport. Paws-Ability’s first time at this event, by invitation. Chair: Mary Beth Mount. Sign up sheet avail able for volunteers,

“Battle of the Bands”, Shallotte. sponsored by Brunswick County Chamber. Friday & Saturday, April 19 and 20, near Lowes Home Improvements, Shallotte Sea & Sand Band selected to perform. Cheer them on at 615 PM on Friday night. Tickets available tonight: $5. Please support Sea & Sand Band Fri night 615 PM petfood donation from Dog Daze Pet Supplies. Picked up and distributed to rescue groups and feral cat feeding programs. IV. Pet Education Program (PEP) A.Will be featured in SMB issue to be released in April. B.Jesse Mae’s Spring PEP started Thursday, March 14 Derrillyn Harbeston Need teacher volunteers Every Thursday, for 6 weeks – Contact Derrillyn or Ann tonight C. If you want to change animal welfare tomorrow, you must begin today.

V. Update: Stella’s Touch. We think Stella would be proud of the pets she has helped with 15 cases so far this year. Program is not nearly so complicated as initially started. Fence for elderly lady.ST meetings will begin Diabetes meds for a cat that is the world tro a senior couple HW treatment Orthopedic treatment for a dog hit by a car. Dental for a cat living with a senior on fixed income

The list goes on and on but all of these pets remained with their owner instead of ending up in a shelter.

VI. Sponsorships • Sponsorships available for 3 Upcoming PA events in 2019. 2019 sponsorship pricing:. $250. for one event, $400 for 2, $600 for 3 • Paws-Ability raises funds to help the rescue groups and to promote animal welfare • Sponsorships are critical to each event’s success • Remember to patronize, recognize, and thank our sponsors!

VII. Please consider volunteering for one event this year. See Events, Dates, and Contacts at the bottom of agenda & minutes.

VIII. Reminders • We need laptops: Donate used laptops to Paws-Ability will be donated to small rescue groups.2 laptops received at the meeting tonight. • Memorial Gifts: Donations in memory of or in honor of a pet or a person • Matching Funds & Donations for volunteer hours • SHOPPING: Remember Paws-Ability When You’re Shopping Online! ▪ IGIVE.com; Amazon.Smile; Network for Good; Walmart etc ▪ Mason Dixon: LOCAL, a PA business member! Clothing and gift store in Shallotte offering 5% of your purchase to nonprofit of your choice. ▪ Papa John’s Pizza – use code “Paws30″ when ordering online

IX. Paws-Ability Members Opening New Businesses in our Community

1. Dog Daze Pet Supplies opening March 29 – Melissa Miller & family, of Dog Daze Mobile Grooming (Old Georgetown Road Shopping Center) 2. Delilah’s Brew & Chew opening SOON. Lisa Rutherford (formerly Hatteras Embroidery Company, north of CVS on Beach Drive) 3. .NOW OPEN: SweetCakes Bakery, Beverly & Bill Boynton & daughter Erika Boynton, 910.393.7700, 7026 Beach Drive SW, OIB, across from brick Baptist Church – donated our King Cake for Mardi Gras! Sponsored 4 events! 4. Spiritquest celebrates its 20th Anniversary. MG sponsor and former King and Queen. Sat. 3/30 from 12 – 4. $20 services: Reiki, salt sanctuary, massage, bio mat. Register for 3 prizes.

2019 Events: SAVE THE DATES. Support Paws-Ability. • “Pancakes With the Easter Bunny” – Saturday, April 13 at Hwy 55, Shallotte • Spring Fest • Friday & Saturday, April 19 & 20, Southport – Chair: Mary Beth Mount • Spring Market – Sunset Beach Waterfront Park – Thurs April 25 • Memorial Day Market – Sunset Beach Waterfront Park – Monday, May 27 • Summer Markets o Every Thursday Sunset Beach Waterfront Park – May 2 – Oct 10 o Every Tuesday Ocean Isle, this year in the field next to Town Hall, June 4 – August 27 • BandFest SB – Sunset Beach Waterfront Park – Sunday, June 2
Paws-Ability Monthly Meeting • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 • Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall • 6:30 p.m. page 3 of 3

• Labor Day Market – OIB, Monday, September 2 • Sunset @ Sunset – Sunset Beach, Saturday, October 5 • BandFest OIB – Sunday October 13 • OysterFest – October 19th & 20th • OIB • Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 26th • Calabash • Photos with Santa, Saturday, December 7 • SB Park AND • Photos with Santa, Saturday, December 14 • OIB • Shallotte Holiday Market – Mulberry Park, November 16 • Winterfest – Southport Franklin Square Park, Saturday, December 14

NEXT MONTH’S MEETING: April 30, 6:30 PM, OIB

Questions / Concerns / Suggestions / Ideas Mary Beth is collecting used mascara wands to recycle for a project she is working on. More details to follow.

Get involved! Contact information below: Event Chairperson E-Mail Newsletter Ellen Lehrer newsletter@paws-ability.org Hope Harbor Debbie Eckert debeckert@gmail.com Stella’s Touch Janie Withers janiewithers@paws-ability.org Event Volunteering Anita August a2sunsetbeach@gmail.com Pet Education Program Anne Overcash aovercash@pecs.com Derrillyn Harbeston dmshus@gmail.com Feral cats & TNR Jim Baumgarten bummer3341@yahoo.com Karen Arnold arnoldkj6997@gmail.com Fostering for RACE Cheri McLain cbm51@atmc.net Fostering for AAA Jill Jones jjones2@atmc.net

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Dr Martin Luther King
Your Notes . . . Tuesday, March 26, 2019