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Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

Letter from Animal Emergency Response Committee

Posted by lcvma on January 24, 2010 at 7:45 PM

To all LCVMA members:                                                              1/13/10                      


I would like to go ahead and make a formal proposal regarding our organization initiating our project to provide matching funds towards the purchase of the Animals In DisasterEmergency Response Trailer for Lane County along with the equipment needed to equip it.


Trailer Purchase Cost: $6100 - $6500

Equipment Purchase Cost: $6500 - $7000

Funds necessary for marketing our Campaign: $200-$750estimate

Total Cost: $12,800 - $14,200

Campaign Plan: LCVMA would provide $6,400 - $7100 towards the project.  The remaining funds would be raised in each of our clinics to “Help Equip the Trailer!” Thiswill involve our clients and will increase their awareness of how we all muststart preparing our own households for an emergency – big or small.Perhaps we should have a contest between clinics – the clinic that raises the most funds receives a $100 gift card! I can see my staff liking thisincentive!!!


LCVMA would purchase the trailer and provide themarketing/advertising funds to get the campaign started. Donations in our clinics would then be made to LCAS/Animals in Disaster Fund which would allow them to be tax-deductible for the donor and pay for the equipment. It will take 6-8 weeks for the trailer to be detailed as to the specifications we have for the trailer. Then the trailer will be ready to be delivered or picked up. LCVMA and LCAS/AID logos will be applied and we areready to fill it!!!


This emergency response trailer will play an important rolein the education of the entire county regarding the need for everyone to prepare themselves, their pets, their households and businesses for an emergency situation. Our AID Task Force sees this trailer being used at events such as the Lane Co. Fair, the annual Home Shows held at the Events Center,along with other events to help increase folks awareness as to the role theyplay in disaster preparedness whether or not they own a pet!!!


Please call me at 998-6036 or e-mail me at [email protected] if you have questions regarding this project. This will be a win-win for LCVMA and all of us as veterinarians and citizens helping to inform our neighbors and helping to prepare our neighborhoods. This is a project that can involve LCVMA in a VERY positiveway for years to come.


We need to get moving on this – call or e-mail if questions or if you want to help me with setting up the“Help Equip the Trailer” campaigns in our clinics. Let’s havean affirmative vote and let’s get going at our next meeting!!!! Thanksfor your time.


Dr. Mary A. Whitlock


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