CVAS is happy to announce that it now owns the land on which it is situated. Through a very generous donation of an estate, from a woman who genuinely cared about what happened to the animals in our county, we were finally able to purchase the property. We can now move forward and look to the future. We have big dreams and goals for the Sanctuary and now we can begin to make them a reality. We will begin by raising the money to build our dogs a new indoor/outdoor kennel where they will be warm and comfortable all year round!
But in order to move forward in an effective and positive way, CVAS will need assistance. Namely, we need members.
We are in need of like-minded, caring people interested in the welfare of the animals in our county. New ideas and suggestions and involvement will help to ensure that CVAS is here for years to come, rescuing the companion animals of Stevens County, and providing them with a safe haven.
On 5/15/13 CVAS held its first membership meeting. This was not advertised due to so many projects going on at the shelter which demanded many time constraints for volunteers and staff. We had a small but enthusiastic turnout and gained a few new members!
At this first meeting we were able to play our new PowerPoint presentation that was put together for us by Sydney Wood, one of our great high school volunteers. The beautiful song that plays with this presentation was written for us by Bonnie Lambert. We were so thrilled with it! We now can give well presented, beautiful and compelling presentations as we start fundraising for our new kennels. Thank you so much Sydney and Bonnie.
We’ve added a membership page on our website along with a membership form. To be a member, the interested person would need to attend 3 out of the 4 yearly meetings. There is also an annual membership dues of $12.00 a year. Visit our membership page if you are interested in becoming a part of our organization in an effort to better help the companion animals of Stevens County.
Our next membership meeting will be in August. We will publish the exact date next month. There will be a barbeque!
We would like to thank everyone who signed up to be a member at our last meeting, these are exciting times and the work is just beginning!