The AARF logo shows three animals on a yellow AARF life raft, floating on the sea with gray clouds; sunlight peeks down on them, representing hope.

Election for AARF Executives, March 28, 2017

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AGM Meeting, March 28th, 2017

Condensed minutes from the meeting are below. Once all the reports are in, we will put them on the web site in a full AGM report.

Opening Prayer

Almighty God, we come together this evening to thank you for the beauty and glory of your creation.
Help us as members of this organization to protect the animals that we shelter.
Help us to make wise decisions, always keeping their welfare our true priority and while they are in our care help us to show them our compassion and love.

President’s Welcome - Jackie Pascher

Acceptance of 2017 Annual General Meeting agenda

Approval of 2016 Annual General Meeting minutes

Treasurer’s Report — Estelle Slade

Committee Reports


  • AARF Shelter Volunteer Award — Ella Trevelyan
  • Special Certificate of Recognition — Rhaine Gumbs
  • Volunteer of the Year Award — Julia Hughes
  • Shelter Super Star Award — Elena Cecil
  • AARF President Award — Jackie Pascher

AARF Executive Committee was voted on and the 2017 officers are:

Position Candidate
President Rebecca Taillon
Vice President Suzie Donahue
Secretary Moira Topalian
Treasurer Estelle Slade
Member At-Large 1 Mark Baumwell
Member At-Large 2 Jean Reid

Other Business


AARF–hosted drinks