2022 Annual General Membership Meeting (Virtual)

For the safety of our members as the coronavirus pandemic continues, GoldHeart’s Annual General Membership Meeting will be held virtually using Messenger Rooms on Tuesday January 25, from 5-6 PM. This technology is free, there is no meeting time limit, but there is a limit of 50 participants. If you would like to attend, please send an email to secretary@goldheart.org, and a link to join the meeting will be sent to you before the meeting by email, along with information to pre-determine if you qualify as a general or voting member. Should the number of attendees exceed the Messenger Rooms limit, attendees that are (1) voting members, and then (2) general members will be given priority (see definitions below*).

Meeting Agenda: Officer and Coordinator updates and 2-year term elections, positions are listed below. A summary of this meeting and handouts will be made available upon request to the secretary@goldheart.org following the meeting.

President: Barbara Schaefer (Incumbent)
Secretary: Marie Martinez (Incumbent – 1 year, plan to add a new volunteer to transition into this position for 2023)
Board Member – Adoption Application Coordinator: LaDonna Puryear (Incumbent)

*Membership, in part, restated from Article II of Amended and Restated
Bylaws of GoldHeart Golden Retriever Rescue, Inc.

SECTION 1. Eligibility. All members shall subscribe to the purpose of this Organization, as per our Constitution. Membership does not in any way grant special privileges pertaining to the adoption of a dog. There shall be two types of membership.

(a)     General membership shall be granted after dues are paid (unless payment is waived as part of the Organization’s Standard Operating Procedures and/or published at the Organization’s website), and to newly approved adoption applicants on a complimentary basis.

(b)     Voting membership shall be granted when requirements in paragraph (a) are satisfied, the member is in good standing with all local and federal laws and requirements pertaining to animals, are at least 18 years of age, and participate in a minimum of 4 events/volunteer activities per year.


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