Minutes of June 17, 2013 membership meeting


Monday, July 15 – MEMBERSHIP MEETING at the North Ridgeville Library at 7 p.m.
Sarah Toich, Vet Tech at North Ridgeville Animal Clinic

August 9, 10, 11 – CORN FEST ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW and Bake Sale




Attendance: Margaret Brooks-Terry; Nancy Gavin; Trudie Le Blanc; Hinter Olsen; Betty Lou Palmer; Alexis, Brian, Brianna and Kimberly Raymond; Karen Sigsworth; David Stella; Barb Sutton; Jerry Toich; Margaret Truman; Vee Valega; Emily Varner; Britain and Khandyce Walter; Janet Willoughby and Elaine Young plus Carson and Beethoven.

Program: Britain Walter is a dog trainer in her own business, “Follow My Lead…” Dog Training & Behavior. She does in-home training classes and semi-private obedience classes done in a small group setting with you and 1 or 2 other dogs. She has been a volunteer in animal shelters since she was 11 years old. She will work with any dog, any size, any age and any breed. She works with rescue and service dogs. Some work with children with autism. Britain brought two of her dogs, Beethoven is a deaf mixed breed dog who is hand-signal trained and Carson is an American Pit Bull Terrior who is a therapy dog.

Corn Fest Arts and Craft Fair – Betty Lou reported that she has received 14 paid contracts to date with one vendor wanting 3 tables but not yet paid. We will again sponsor a Coloring Contest for young artists from ages 3-12. At our next meeting we will need to plan for our Raffle, Bake Sale, etc. We will be needing help all 3 days of the weekend plus baked goods. This is our big fund raiser for the year.

Membership – Letters were mailed asking for membership dues and or donations for the NRAC. They were sent to those who have not yet paid their dues this fiscal year, April, 2013 through March, 2014. Thank you to those who have paid.

Artistic Endeavor Award Scholarship – Congratulations, Marisa Pekel! Her scholarship was announced at the Senior Breakfast on May 31 with Betty Lou Palmer and Betty Day attending. Marisa was not present to receive her honor.

Barb Sutton made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Janet Willoughby seconded the motion.

Thank you, Vee Valega, for the delicious refreshments which everyone enjoyed while visiting.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy Gavin

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