Even though she is feeling “under the weather” at the moment, Becca has sent in her bio for all to enjoy. She will get a picture to us as soon as she is feeling a bit better. In the meantime, learn more about our newest Board Member!
September 6th, 2006 by Jennifer Laus
September 4th, 2006 by Katrina McGinnis
Sadly, Pam was unable to continue in her Board capacity. She submitted her resignation from the Board affective August 30, 2006. Due to personal issues in her life, she does not know how often she will be able to get to a computer, so wanted to tell everyone “thank you for your trust and support”. Myra Ellis agreed to take on the role of Treasurer until the next election. Please welcome Myra to the D2Care Board position of Treasurer.
Pam’s resignation, obviously, left us short a Board Director. We, as a Board, had already built into the Bylaws that we would have two weeks to fill a vacancy before going back to the membership, but had not determined the logistics. So, after discussion, we decided to revisit the election polls on the helpingdeafdogs list. Becca Incledon was the next runner up, and after approaching her, she has agreed to accept the open Board position. Her tenure started on September 1, 2006. Please welcome Becca to the D2Care Board of Directors.
Becca has much work to do to get caught up. She is reviewing the current version of the Bylaws. She will shortly submit her bio for the website to Jennifer, so take a peak there in a few days and find out a bit about your newest Board member.
Remember, we have our first Board meeting, to be held via “chat room” on September 10, so come back a few days after that to read the minutes. Each of our committees continue to progress in their missions.
The membership committee is almost done with their initial assignment. Many of the decisions left are for the Board to make with input from the committee. But membership dues have been set at $15 per individual and $25 per family living at the same address (two votes per family fee, with voters being 18 or over). We are not yet accepting memberships, and won’t until we actually submit the paperwork for the 501c3 exemption. That really should be done by the end of September or early October. There will be a yearly fee for membership from July 1 thru June 30 of the next year.
The membership will have two meetings per year, January and May. The January meeting is to review the Board candidates and to get the polls set up for voting. The May meeting is to announce the new Board members and to review that year’s financial statement. Other agenda items will be determined prior to each meeting. These will also be held via “chat room”.
The Web committee continues to review and refine the menu items to expand the website. The current article has not been replaced with a new one as of yet because our webmaster is waiting for “google” to catch up with us and do whatever “google” does with websites. As soon as that happens, then we will have new articles posted. One is already waiting in the wings, so be prepared for a new and exciting story on the home page.
The funding committee is creating the application for funds from D2Care. Discussion is occurring to determine application procedures and qualifications.
We have a new committee. This is our Marketing and Merchandise committee. They have just begun the process of planning for marketing and merchandise development for our organization. They are currently working on a “logo” to give our organization that special “look”.
Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. Without you, we would not be able to do what we are doing to help deaf dogs all over.