CDA Meeting Minutes 02/25/2020

Apr 30, 2020 | Meeting Minutes

Chelmsford Dog Association

Board Meeting Minutes

Room L006, Chelmsford Town Hall, 50 Billerica Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

February 25,  2020  6:30 PM

  • Call to order 6:33pm
  • Roll call:
    • Will, Kathy, Joyce, Kari
    • General Members Jill, Frank Rondeau
  • Approval of minutes from last meeting Minutes amended by Will,
    • Presented by: Kathy
    • Seconded: Joyce
    • Vote: unanimous
  • Officer Reports
    1. President’s Report (Will)
      1. Discussion of Lowell Humane Society and Director role. Will proposed a 5th Board Member be from LHS. Crystal A. thought it was a good idea. 1 person sent to the meeting a month. Doesn’t need to be the same person.
      2. CDA Memberships:
        • 84 Current Members
        • 1 Current Corporate Membership CJ K9 Lifestyle
        • (final count) 30 Transfers
    2. Website and Media Report (Will)
      1. CDA FB Page:    
      2. CDA Website: See google report ?
    3. Treasurer’s Report
      1. ($ + $Bank) ($ – PayPal) First amount checking, 2nd amount savings
      2. Still need to transfer $ for FCDP
      3. Payments: (Poop Bag Dispensers, hardware, printing flyers) ~$ Dispensers on backorder for a year.
      4. Income: (Princeton Properties & private) $ — Correction donations from Cummings Properties Charitable Fund Group Giving
      5. Paypal – shift control of account (in process) to Will. Sandra still has control.
  • Committee Reports
    1. Fundraising/Events Committee Report (Kathy, Executive Director)
      • Donations
      • Mobile phones?
        (Final collection?) Kari and Vivian 6 between them. At least 15 to be sent in.
      • Phase III Brick orders
        (order site is live and Paypal is fixed!)
        Discussed:Step terracing, benches back to park work with DPAC.
      • Pet CPR+ (April 25, 11-2 – Community Center at North Town Hall)
        Advertise to Vets and Groomers.
      • Doggie Photo Shoot (May 6, 3-7 & May 9, 10-6 – CDP Rental Area)
        Christopher J. Banks – NE Graphix
        1 8×10 (photographer’s choice) from each shoot/set
        1 raffle to win a photo package set Box of pictures, $5.00 donation,  
        DPAC has contract. Volunteers from Jill Wagner’s company.
      • Cars & Canines (Frank Rondeau) (June?) 10am – 2pm june 27
        There is a car community. There will be modern cars there.  Modern Muscle Group. Expectation of 20 to 30 cars.   Dog pictures with cars. Digital photo for $10.00. Ensure bottled water available for dogs. Possibility of Lowell Humane Present advertising pets for adoption.   Contact Dunkins, K and J, Java Room and Panera to see if they would donate coffee.
        – Permission granted from DPAC to use CDPe “Overflow” section
        – Need to check with DPW to use their lot
        – Profits to be given to Lowell Humane Society Modern cars Modernal muscle group cars, 20 to 30 cars.
    2. Volunteers/Membership (Joyce, Chairperson, Executive Director)
      • Membership forms updated (Google drive and website) $20.00 single, $25.00 couple, $30.00 family, $40.00 for company. Update membership form.
      • Fundraising – CDA to participate in LHS Muddy Paws May 30. CDA to provide basket for raffle. Art on the Brook to be held in Fall. CDA may participate.
      • Volunteer organization plans Contact members not part of CDA.
  • Old Business/Open Issues
    1. Pins (Tabled – no action)
      Target Spring 2020 for general pin design, possibly an event specific pin for Spring Events.
    2. Flagpoles at CDP (Tabled – no action until Spring thaw)  Friends rent for Auger. Need 30 to 40 people to plant trees. Trees will have 10 foot surround.
    3. Contest for the design of a dog park flag
      • CHS, Nashoba Tech, WA approached + social media posts (no responses yet) Kathy and Joyce to approach schools. Contact art teachers who have students under 18. Contact Parker and McCarthy. Two winners will receive $25.00
    4. Transfer of Physical Assets to FCDP (tabled pending inventory in the spring) 2 tables, at least 1 table and CDA Bin.
  • New Business
    1. none 
  • Next Meeting(s)
    • Mar 19 scheduled
    • Set fixed day for future meetings? (e.g. 2nd Thursday each month?) April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 20, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec 10.
  • Adjournment 7:47 pm.

The park is currently: OPEN
(Dawn to Dusk)

The Chelmsford Dog Park is located at:
52 Richardson Rd, North Chelmsford

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