The Humane Society Serving Logan County, Inc dba Top of Ohio Pet Shelter held their monthy meeting of the Board of Directors at the Hilliker YMCA on April 21st, 2014. During the meeting they adopted a Conflict of Interest and Nepotism Policy. A copy of the policy can be downloaded at the link below.
There was a community meeting held at the same location following the Board meeting. At that meeting Steffen Baldwin, President and CEO of the Animal Cruelty Taskforce - Ohio, presented his findings and recommendations concerning the shelter to the Board and to the community. Besides the five members of the Board of Directors, fifty members of the community were in attendance.
After being introduced to the community by Board President Jan Cooper, Mr. Baldwin reported on and made recommendations on the following issues/concerns.
- Ohio Board of Pharmacy Responsible Party Compliance
- Conflict of Interest and Nepotism Policy
- Humane Agent Resignation
- Background Checks for Board and Staff
- Shelter and Community Relationship Issues
Also covered was the Annual General Meeting to be held at the Hilliker YMCA, 300 Sloan Blvd., Bellefontaine Ohio, on Friday, April 25th. A dinner of Beef BBQ and pasta salad will start at 6:00 p.m. The business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.
The ByLaws of the organization provide for eleven members serving on the Board of Directors. The current Board of Directors is creating a nominating committee to find people willing to serve as directors. It is hoped that the committe can find fifteen to twenty people willing to serve.
To ensure that no one has a lapse of membership and to meet the requirement that we give 60 days of notice prior to dropping members, the 2014 membership enrollment period has been extended to June 15th, 2014. Shortly following that date, there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting, where members will select the new slate of Directors. Date and location for this meeting have yet to be determined.