October 13 2019 meeting.docx
TPRRV October 13, 2019 MeetingMEMBERS PRESENT:Patty Fritz, Wendy Wilke, Mary Brinkman, Sara Tungseth, Sarah DeCrans, Kathy Faeth, Susan Lindsay, Marilyn Nielsen, Amber Ferris, Amber Bach-Gorman, Wander Carlson and guest Deb Bach.OLD BUSINESS:-Red Market is October 19 from 10am-2pm. Downtown Broadway. They will have a professionalphotographer present for your dog. Be aware there will be untrained dogs there also. -Still finalizing the change over from Sara Tungseth to Amber Bach-Gorman on our bank account. -We need to fill the positions of President (1 yr., then becomes past President for 1 yr.) and Secretary(2 yrs.). We can accept nominations until our November meeting then nominations close. Voting willbe at our January meeting. Please help our club to continue doing our good works and consider oneof these positions. The previous position holders will be there to help you!-Sara Tungseth and Patty Fritz will set up a meeting with Volunteer Services at Sandford to discuss theirexpectations/requirements and inform them about Pet Partners requirements. Insurance coverage willalso be discussed.Sanford now requires a background check.-Go ahead was given to the NDSU Marketingstudents. They have some new strategies this year and willalso work with our Facebook page.-Membership renewals are due in January. Reminders will be sent our periodically.NEW BUSINESS:-Amber Ferris is ready to launch our New Facebook page and Instagram. The old Facebook page willreference the new and will be eventually closed.-The Pet Partners Handler’s Workshop was cancelled due to the storm and rescheduled for November2ndat Bethany.-Next evaluations will be November 14th. Please note: this will be the last evaluationuntil January 2020so please make sure you are signed up if you need to evaluate before January!-Pet Partners assigned us a logo when we became a Community Member.Pet Partner’s has notsanctioned our current logo. Amber Bach-Gorman and Wendy Wilke arechecking into their requirements forthe logo.-Clara Barton School requested a one time visit. For October 31, 12:15-2:15pm. Sarah Tungseth andMarilyn Nielsen will be going.-We found out that we were not in good standing with the state of North Dakota since 2017.Theproper paperwork has now been completed (changing our name from Healing Paws Therapy Petsto Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley with the state). We also failed to file a tax return for thelast 2years and will be taken care of. The tax return will be completed every year by the Treasurer (orSecretary). Total cost will be $70.00 to get us back to good standing.-Barnes and Noble (contact Wendy Wilke) and Fargo Force Game (do we want to do?) are coming up.Dates will be posted on Member Planet.-FMKC will now be offering a CGC class on Thursday nights. Red River North Dog Obedience club alsooffers a CGC class.Next meeting is November 10. Mark it on your calendar. Yummy apple crisp was provided by Patty Fritz. Thanks Patty!Respectfully submitted by Mary Brinkman, Secretary.
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