Happy Trails Pet Club Meeting Minutes
February 10, 2016

The meeting was called to order at 1:02 PM by President Tammy Gatenby.  There were 17 members present.

Minutes were approve as read.

Treasury report:  We have a balance of $2,551.94

Old business:  The Club Fair went well, we signed 2 new members.

If you have purchased a shirt and want to have a Pet Club Logo embroidered on it, please keep the shirt until next fall.

Patti Silzel has chosen 3 bag dispensers for the dog park.  It was approved to purchase 3 of them at a cost of $85.12.  The maintenance crew will install them.  Plastic grocery bags will no longer be needed.

There is a plastic bag in the grey toy box at the dog park to put donated items for the pet shelter.  Sandy Matarazzo will deliver the items to the shelter.

Patti Silzel reported that the coyotes are running in packs and they are not afraid.  Keep your dogs on leash and be very careful walking at night.  Debbie Heim reported she had an e-mail saying there have been 8 attacks on dogs at Sun City Grand.

Chris Gravlake expressed concern about the off leash dogs and the dog waste that is left at the canal.  Happy Trails does not own that area.  Debbie Hein suggested that sign on the gate be updated to show that it is a Maricopa law that all dogs are leashed.  Tammy Gatenby and Patty Silzel will speak with Animal Control regarding options.

New Business:  Ann and Tammy have 15 confirmed vendors for the Pet Expo on Wed., Feb. 17, 2016.  All Star Vet will be offering microchipping for $35.  Sun City 4 Paw Rescue and Pugs Rescue Friends will bring animals to be adopted.  Raffle tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5.  The Pet Parade and Best dog Tricks will be at 1:30 pm.  Brent is making 2 signs for us to post.

Our end of the year Pot Luck will be Sat. March 12, 2-5 PM at the gazebo.  There will be a signup sheet at the Pet Park.

Nominations for President, Vice President and Treasurer are needed.

This month’s door prize were won by Chris Gravlake and Janet Plumb.

Meeting adjourned.

Kathy Sedy, Secretary


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