Lane County Veterinary Medical Association
|Posted by lcvma on November 17, 2009 at 12:59 AM|
Minutes from November 10, 2009 LCVMA Meeting:
No corrections to the previous minutes
Treasurer report: Checking: $13,059.98
Animal Emergency Response Team – contact: Mary Whitlock
- Will be finishing ER plan for county, a community meeting will be held in January
- If you have interest in ER participation, please provide your contact information to Dr. Whitlock
Gail Schroder (Greenhill)
- The Feral Fix project is beginning it's second year. For any active participants, you will receive 4 CE credits. These are retroactive.
- Feral Fix is looking for a CVT who may be interested in covering the surgery days (Sundays). This is a paid position.
- Analgesia is now available for the spay/neuter protocols for cats in the Feral Fix program.
- The LCVMA and others (the City of Eugene, LCAS and GHS) were honored by the county commissioners for the volunteer efforts regarding the Feral Fix program. Sandra Smalley accepted a plaque on behalf of the LCVMA.
- Quorum was established as 25% of the voting membership (paid members) with 2/3 of the people required at a meeting
- Concerns were raised regarding the language to define a "life member", as records to confirm that a member has been active for said period of time often do not exist. Motion was made to insert language that would allow for a member to "vouch" for another member in the absence of appropriate documentation. The motion was approved.
- Motion to approve the by-laws was passed. These will become effective in 2010.
- The members were asked to think of appropriate recipient for a donation of the OVC check. Several potential recipients were discussed; the LCAS adoption page in the Register Guard, which provides some positive PR, the Feral Fix program, the efforts for the Emergency Response Team, and others were encouraged
- Discussion ensued regarding whether or not the members wish to pursue philanthropic avenues again this year, or if funds should be directed towards CE efforts
- The new by-laws require a budget, which will dictate the moneys allotted towards CE and potentially funds for other uses, which may include charity.
- Motion to "re-gift"/donate the OVC moneys was passed. Suitable recipients should be considered and discussed at the next meeting.
Vote on raising annual dues to $100/year
- The board recommended increase as the funds will help encourage better CE efforts, and for $100/year, each member receives membership, 5 dinner meetings and 7.5 hrs of CE credits.
- Comparable dues in Portland (VMA) are $125/yr and in San Francisco, CA, $150/yr
- Motion to increase the annual dues to $100/year passed by a narrow margin
New Executive Board
Treasurer --- Dr. Sherri Schlorman
Secretary --- Dr. Shelly Knopsnyder
Vice President --- Dr. Liz Gray
President --- Dr. Sara Laroux