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Lane County Veterinary Medical Association

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

November 10, 2009 Meeting--- Minutes

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

                                  CD: $17,159.85


Committee Reports:


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.

New Business:



  • 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.

Community Donation:

  • 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

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