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Fchs annual meeting feb 2011


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The Frederick County Humane Society's Annual Membership Meeting, held Feb. 26, 2011, featuring a review of the previous year's accomplishments and future plans.

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Fchs annual meeting feb 2011

  1. 1. The Frederick County Humane Society, Inc. Annual Membership Meeting Feb. 26, 2011
  2. 2. Meeting Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Financials: Scott McCaskill, Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Programs: Brigitte Farrell, Exec Director </li></ul><ul><li>Board Elections, Bylaw Revisions: Betsy Day, Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Keynote Speaker: Marjorie Lewis, Animal Communicator </li></ul><ul><li>Voting Results Announced </li></ul>
  3. 3. Welcome!
  4. 4. Financials 2010 Scott McCaskill Board Treasurer
  5. 5. 2010 Budget vs Actual Cost Category Budget Actual Programs $35,190 $34,650 Facilities $52,000 $43,619 Professional Fees $20,000 $17,265 Personnel/Benefits $156,500 $162,200 Total Expenses $320,750 $299,389
  6. 6. FCHS Income in 2010 Category Amount Annual Campaign $13,230 Cars for Critters $641 Donation Cans $552 Fall Fundraiser $6,228 Walk-N-Wag $17,062 Gen Don, other events $5,935 Memorials, Bequests $12,250 Investment Income $41,832 Total Income $159,223
  7. 7. 2011 Budget Planning <ul><li>Focused effort to move out of red, without compromising programs </li></ul><ul><li>More aggressive fundraising/development, and increased community awareness of our programs, are critical for our continued viability </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring other possible income sources in context of strategic plan </li></ul>
  8. 8. Programs Report Brigitte Farrell Executive Director
  9. 9. Spay/Neuter Programs <ul><li>Year-round voucher program: 115 cats and dogs in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>February Quick Fix for Cats 2010: 281 neuters and 115 spays </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Plans: Two Quick Fix for Cats Clinics; Strategic discussions re S/N expansion </li></ul>
  10. 10. Rabies/Microchip Clinics <ul><li>3 on-site in 2010; 3 satellite clinics </li></ul><ul><li>584 rabies shots administered </li></ul><ul><li>103 microchips inserted </li></ul><ul><li>Animal Control sold pet licenses at all on-site clinics, and at Walk-N-Wag </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Plans: off-site clinic expansion. Added Fort Detrick in January </li></ul>
  11. 11. Emergency Assistance Program <ul><li>Qualifications: owned animals (not strays), case is emergency, not routine care </li></ul><ul><li>2010: total of 65 cases approved </li></ul><ul><li>Average grant was $100 </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Plans: Shanklin Fund monies will assist senior citizens with needed vet care </li></ul>“ Tati”
  12. 12. Emergency Pet Food Bank <ul><li>Serves avg of 65 clients per month </li></ul><ul><li>Avg. 500 lbs pet food given out monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Program relies on donations from schools, businesses, clubs, individuals </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Plans: deliveries to housebound residents </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dog and Puppy Training <ul><li>Classes offered in our spacious training room by Right Start MD and Bark Busters </li></ul><ul><li>Weeknights and Saturday afternoons </li></ul><ul><li>2011: Smart Dog University and FitHound have joined us as trainers! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Humane Education <ul><li>Presentations offsite at schools, club gatherings and area events </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling for pet owners and potential adoptees </li></ul><ul><li>Public awareness/media campaigns. Ex: Keeping pets and children out of hot cars </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Networking: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>2011 plans: Presentations at Rotary Clubs and other civic groups to raise awareness about our programs; on-site pet related seminar offerings </li></ul>
  15. 15. Animal Adoption Days <ul><li>Small Angels Rescue, every other Saturday; hundreds of pocket pets adopted </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue, Fast Friends Greyhounds, Min Pin Rescue and more </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Plans: More groups showcasing their adoptable animals. House Rabbit Society, additional breed specific dog rescues, and more! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Additional Programs <ul><li>Pet Bereavement </li></ul><ul><li>Pet Acupuncture </li></ul><ul><li>Have-A-Heart Traps </li></ul><ul><li>The Holiday Giving Tree at Two Paws Up </li></ul>
  17. 17. Other 2010 Activities <ul><li>100 th anniversary celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Justice for Zoey </li></ul><ul><li>Hired Development Manager </li></ul><ul><li>First Presidential Pet Election </li></ul><ul><li>Community Needs Assessment Survey </li></ul>
  18. 18. Funding Our Programs <ul><li>Membership Fees </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraisers: Walk-N-Wag, Dog Days of Summer, Annual Campaign Mailing </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted Grant Monies (program specific) </li></ul><ul><li>General Donations </li></ul><ul><li>Memorial Donations, Bequests </li></ul><ul><li>In 2011: Comprehensive Development Plan; fundraising goals; new opportunities </li></ul>
  19. 19. Development Plan 2011 <ul><li>Dedicated Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Major Gifts and Planned Giving campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Membership Drive </li></ul><ul><li>New Fundraising opportunities: Evening on the Riviera, K9 Walk/Run, Add-a-Bite </li></ul>
  20. 20. Board of FCHS: Thank you and Welcome Betsy Day, Vice President
  21. 21. Thank you to outgoing board members Joey Colleran Marci D’Alessio
  22. 22. Board Nominees 2011-2013 Term of Office Amanda Addington Cindy Allan Anna Walters
  23. 23. Bylaw Revisions Proposed <ul><li>Proposed changes are aligned with board restructure into three committees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration: Budget, Policy, Legal, Personnel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs: meeting our mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development: fundraising to meet expenses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better efficiencies, increased accountability </li></ul>
  24. 24. Voting <ul><li>All current FCHS members are eligible to vote and should have received a ballot when you checked in </li></ul><ul><li>Please vote for three candidates to fill the available board seats </li></ul><ul><li>Please indicate whether you approve the proposed revisions to the FCHS bylaws </li></ul>
  25. 25. We especially love our youthful supporters!
  26. 26. Paws to Reflect Celebrating 100 years The Delaplaine Center Oct. 6, 2010
  27. 27. Welcome our Keynote Speaker Marjorie Lewis, Animal Communicator
  28. 28. Thank you for joining us today! Visit us online at On Facebook or LinkedIn Or at 217 West Patrick St.!