Alex Ballin††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AnitaRichardson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
were received from SuzanDonahue, PatrickVanterpool, Jacquie Connor, KimStraubing, AileenSmith and JoanHill.
present were GeriBiddle and YolandaArnold.
President opened the second annual general meeting by offering the opening
agenda for the evening was approved by JackieCestero and seconded by AmyWilliams.
Secretary read the minutes of the first Annual General Meeting of July 29th 2002.† There
were no amendments and the minutes were approved by Dr.Cestero and LynnBartlett.
were no matters arising from the minutes.
President's Report :-
President welcomed everyone to the meeting, and thanked Mrs.Cestero (Communications Chair), for
helping him with the preparation of his report.†A copy the report is here and his speech is here.†
Mr.Payne presented a detailed
account of the year•s• events, providing statistics on memberships and
animals.† He thanked the numerous people
and organizations who had helped to make the year so successful. He mentioned
the new alliances with Puppy Angels and the Pegasus Foundation, both of these
foundations had assisted with the funding of the successful Spay and Neuter
Clinic held in July, 2003.† Reference was
also made of the work Puppy Angels is doing to find loving homes for some of Anguilla•s• rescued animals,
specially mentioned were people and businesses who had helped to transport
these animals to the United States.† Concluding, the President hoped that the
organization would strive to continue to improve the quality of life for all of
the animals in Anguilla.
The Treasurerís Report :-
Mr.Payne handed over the floor to
the Treasurer, Mrs.BarbaraOwen.† Mrs.Owen presented a detailed
Treasurer's report as of December 31st,
2002.† This report had been prepared and reviewed by
the accounting firm of KPMG.† The report
showed assets of
16,506.87, represented by EC$12,474.59 in cash and EC$4,032.28 in inventory and
equipment.† Mrs.Owen mentioned that once again,
KPMG had given their services free of charge.
Mr.Payne thanked Mrs.Owen for her work as treasurer
over the past two years, mentioning that the treasurer was the backbone of any
organization.† He asked for a round of
applause for both Mrs.Owen and KPMG.
Special Award :-
The President spoke about a
young, student member of AARF who had shown dedication by volunteering for
almost every fund event held during the year, especially mentioned was the †contribution this
young person had made at the Spay and Neuter clinic.† Mr.Payne asked JaxsonArnold to come forward to be presented with a
framed certificate and a gift voucher for US$25.00 from Ellieís Record
Shop.† Jaxson was given a resounding
round of applause.
AGM 2003 Volunteer of the Year
Mr. Payne Displays Certificate Given to Jaxon Arnold as Volunteer of the Year at 2003 AGM
2003 Volunteer of the Year Jaxson Arnold being Congratulated by President Mr. Payne
Mr.Payne also gave special thanks to Mrs.AnitaRichardson for her fund-raising
New Officers :-
handed over the floor to
who with the help of
Mrs.KathyHaskins, conducted the ballot to confirm the new Officers for the
results were as follows:
Mr. Joseph Norris Payne President
Mrs. Christine Carty Vice President
Mrs. Jacqueline Cestero Treasurer
Mrs. Suzan Donahue Secretary
Ms. Jacqueline Pascher Elected Ordinary Member
Mr. Jamien Carter Elected Ordinary Member
balloted for and approved was for the Accounting firm of KPMG to be the
official Auditor for the organization.
closing, Mr.Payne said that it had been a
pleasure to work with the out-going Executive Committee, he welcomed the new
members and hoped they would be dedicated and strive† to accomplish the goals of the
being no other business the President called for the meeting to be adjourned.
Dr.Cestero seconded this motion.† The meeting closed at 6 45pm.†
members gathered in the lobby for light refreshments.