AngelPaws Executive Advisory Board Meeting Tuesday, April 23, 2013 1. Welcome Attending were Danny Ayres (by phone); Sheila Johnson; Jeanne Meyer; Lisa Rickards (by Skype); Margaret Shetley and Shelly Shetley. 2. Old Business Paws for Help event Aug. 4, 2 to 6 p.m. Sponsors and vendors: -Booths are limited to 15. The board generally agreed that eight to 10 should be reserved for non-profits. Jeanne made a motion that all sponsors be offered a booth (until the available number set aside for sponsors is filled) on a first-come, first-served basis. Lisa seconded and the vote to approve was unanimous. The letter sent to sponsors will note that the number of booths is limited and they will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. It also will note that tables supplied by Zona Rosa are limited and suggest that those having a booth bring their own tables. Anyone requesting a booth must do so by July 15. -The board approved five sponsorship levels: $25+, $50+, $150+, $300+, and $1,200+. The board discussed names for the levels but didn't settle on names until an e-mail exchange after the meeting. Lisa suggested they be named after precious metals, such as platinum, gold, silver, etc. Giveaways: Sheila suggested a spin-the-wheel activity for children, with trinkets as prizes (Shane Johnson might be willing to create the wheel). Jeanne made a motion that instead of buying giveaways for the event, AngelPaws try the spin-the-wheel activity instead. Margaret seconded and the vote to approve was unanimous. Sheila will explore organizing this activity. Contacting potential sponsors, vendors and contributors of raffle items: At the meeting and in an e-mail from Shelly afterward, it was decided to divide the list of potential sponsors, vendors and contributors of raffle items this way: Zona Rosa establishments: A - H: Lisa I - M: Shelly N - O: Danny P - S: TBD T - Z: TBD Vendors: Sheila Raffle items from the list Lisa contributed: Jeanne Other needs for the event: Different board members will coordinate different aspects of the event. Sheila is working on the spin-the-wheel activity for children and also will work with Jeanne on publicity. Shelly will take charge of logistics, working with Zona Rosa on set-up, physical needs for the day (tables, fans, water, etc.) and so on. Sheila will identify other potential coordinator needs and send them to the board. 3. New Business Sheila suggested that future Assistance Dog Week events focus on those who use assistance dogs, with activities in which both they and their partner dogs can participate. This might require a larger venue (someone mentioned Theis Park east of the Country Club Plaza) and might also include an opportunity for participants to showcase their talents. Lisa suggested that, after this year's Paws for Help event, two or three people should begin planning next year's event, updating the board each quarter. 4. Other Business --Shelly has contacted several area colleges/schools in search of an intern. --Updated calendar: YMCA Challenger event, May 4 Shave to Save Benefit (American Cancer Society), May 9, 6 p.m., Midland Theater AngelPaws at Liberty HyVee, May 11 Racin' for Rescues, May 18, 7 a.m. to noon, Wyandotte County Park Woofstock, May 19, Zona Rosa Pooches on the Parkway, May 19, Blue Springs VisionWalk, June 22, Theis Park Paws for Help, Aug. 4 (Assistance Dog Week, August 4-10) KSDS PUPS Days, Aug. 9-11 CVC veterinary conference, August 21 to 26 at Bartle Hall Challenge Air, Sept. 7, Charles B. Wheeler Airport (Downtown KC) Paws in the Park, Sept. 14, English Landing Park in Parkville (benefit for Friends of Parkville Animal Shelter) Strutt Your Mutt, Sept. 21 in Brookside (benefit for Wayside Waifs) Bark for Life, Oct. 5, Theis Park Lawrence Dogtoberfest, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. KSDS Graduate Retreat, Oct. 15-17 Jackson County Dogtoberfest, Oct. 20, Fleming Park (There also will be a Vets for Pets event at a date to be determined) 5. Adjournment Margaret made a motion to adjourn, Jeanne seconded and the vote was unanimous.


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