Board Meeting and Candidates
It's that time again to vote for CGA Board of Directors.
The Board Elections will be held on March 9th, after a potluck to celebrate the accomplishments over the past year, and enjoy spending time with other CGA volunteers.
The potluck will start at noon. So please bring a dish to share.
To vote at the annual meeting you must be a member for at least 6 months (paid membership dues, or adopted a dog within the last year qualifies as a member). You can renew your membership at the Board meeting. You must be present to vote.
Elections will be held for the following positions:
In order to be green, the ballot at the meeting will only have a list of the candidates without bios so please read about the candidate through the links provided.
There are four candidates running for three Board Member-At-Large positions.
The Annual Meeting/Elections/Potluck will be held at the Benedict’s home located at 6989 S. Chapparal Circle E., Centennial, 80016.
Nearest main intersection is Parker and Arapahoe, then 2 miles east of Parker on Arapahoe, go past the stoplight at Chapparal Circle West and turn right (if heading east) onto Chapparal Circle East. They’re the 8th house on the right side of the road and the street number is on the mailbox.
Calling All Shoppers!
Do you support Colorado Greyhound Adoption?
Do you shop on Amazon.com?
Would you like to do both at the same time?
Well, now you can,and following are the details.
Colorado Greyhound Adoption is a 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization listed with AmazonSmile.AmazonSmile
(smile.amazon.com) is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same products, the same prices, and the same convenient shopping features as those found on Amazon.com.
However, there is one difference!
When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price to the charitable organization of your choice!
There is no cost to the organization or the customer.
What could be easier!
It's easy to get started, you simply type in smile.amazon.com. When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization (please select Colorado Greyhound Adoption) before you start browsing or shopping.
This is a great way to contribute to CGA! Think of it as shopping for the dogs.
Happy shopping and thank you for continuing to support Colorado Greyhound Adoption. Note: Amazon is not connected nor do they endorse any participating nonprofit on AmazonSmile.
Support us in the Shelter Challenge
Voting has begun for the 2014 Celebrations Shelter Challenge and will end April 3rd,
at 11:59 pm PT. The Shelter Challenge is an opportunity to help CGA win monetary grants ranging from $500 to $10,000, vaccinations, and pet beds.
Last year in the 2013 Winter Shelter Challenge
, CGA won pet beds and Katie placed runner up with a photo submitted of her greyhound Shelby. A photo work $500.
Start by voting daily at The Animal Rescue Site.
Recruit others by soliciting them to vote for us. And for creative types, consider entering a story contest.
Right now, you can share your favorite funny story about your pet in the Celebrate Humor! Story Contest. If your story is picked, CGA will be eligible for a $1,000 grant. Submissions are being taken until Feb 27th. Enter today!
and keep checking back for future contests
Thank you for your support and please tell a friend !!
CGA Auction with 2Hounds Designs
The bidding for our second online auction with 2Hounds Design
ended Monday, February 3rd, 2014. Over 100 unique, hard to find, and uniquely greyhound things were up for bid starting Sunday, January 26th.
In addition to Colorado addresses, bids came in from all over the country, Canada and Austrailia. The preliminary totals for this year's auction at closing is $6,713.
CGAwould like to thank EVERYONE who was involved from picture taking to the organizing to the mailing, the charitable donors, and the generous BIDDERS.
Some lucky bidders received some of the following items . . .
2013 IN RETROSPECT
For CGA, 2013 was a very good year. It was a good year for those things that are core to CGA --- bringing in dogs, and adopting them out. In 2013, 184 dogs found their forever families! We brought in 142 dogs from kennels and hauls. Forty-nine of these dogs came from Colorado kennels, and the remaining 93 came in on hauls. In 2013, Greyhounds were in high demand, and the dogs were "flying off the shelves!" As quickly as we could get them in and vetted, they were getting adopted.
In addition to these core successes, we have also had a great year in many other areas. We did so many things that help us to be able to do our core functions.
We exceeded many of our goals for fundraising. We had a very successful Greyhound Bowling
event, where many CGAers and their dogs either rolled or chased bowling balls down the lanes. The Golf Tournament
, which is a unique and long-standing CGA tradition, was a big hit too. We all spent a wonderful day in the park at the CGA Picnic
, eating pizza and bidding on auction items. The Volunteer Appreciation and Fundraising dinner
was a fun evening out, with a great speaker Sue Brown
, a "lively" auction, and great food! In addition to fundraising events, we brought in CGA record donations in our Colorado Gives
campaign. Now, we are looking forward to our second 2Hounds Online Auction
coming up in late January. These type of activities not only fund our veterinary and other needs, but they also build a strong social community in CGA, which is a key ingredient in our success.
The February-March edition of the CGA Newsletter is available.
This edition includes the following:
- 2013 In Retrospect by Rori Mattson, President, CGA
- Colorado Gives Day - Huge Success
- CGA's Most Famous Cat
- Greyhound Gourmet by Rachel Jervis
- Ask The Trainer: Jumping! Too Excited to Sit! by Sue Brown
- Evie's Answers by Evie Petunia
- New Adoptions
Colorado Greyhound Adoption publishes a bimonthly newsletter to its members. It contains newsworthy items around the organization, training questions and answers, and various stories about greyhounds in retirement.
The newsletters also highlights the wonderful veterinary hospitals that donate their time and services to help our hounds.
To find archived newsletters, click here.
CGA’s Most Famous Cat
It is with sad heart that CGA and the Buckley family bids a sad farewell to Broadway.
Broadway was the 19 year old cat in charge of cat-testing retired racing greyhounds. Retired racers weren't deemed to be cat friendly unless Broadway gave his stamp of approval.
Broadway was one of a kind and there may never be another like him. Hat's off to you sweet angel.
On January 14th, 2014, Broadway left our world to join our many friends at the Rainbow Bridge.
In 1995, Ian Buckley brought home a stray kitten. At approximately six months old, Ian named him Broadway "because he was such a show off, with his beautiful fluffy grey coat, and his trademark strut."
Over 13 years ago, Broadway started
Annual 2014 CGA Meeting
CGA's Annual Meeting and Election of Directors for the board will be held Sunday, March 9th, 2014. Time and location will be announced at a later date.
Four board members are up for re-election and there is one vacancy this year for a two year term. To find out more about being a board member, click here
If you are interested in running for the board, contact Denise Fortman
to receive a pre-election questionnaire.
In order to vote, you will need to be a current member. If you have not renewed your membership within the last year, you will be able to pay for your membership at the Election meeting.