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Notice of Annual Membership Meeting

December 23, 2016

Cat Haven will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the office of Surety Bond Brokers (6709 Perkins Road).  A meeting of the Board of Directors will follow.

At the Annual Membership Meeting, the Nominating Committee (consisting of Nancy Trahan-Chair, Peggy Polk and Kristina Shapiro) will recommend to the members that the following persons be elected or re-elected to the Board of Directors:

David Butler, DVM

Anne Guercio

Laura Lapeze

Jennifer Anderson

Tom Boggs

Megan Courtney

Cathy Turner

Also, the existing Board of Directors and members will be asked to consider the adoption of Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.  The changes to the Articles are mainly ministerial in nature and include updates to the registered agent and office, updating of provisions to more modern legal language, fixing the annual meeting to January, and providing for not more than 15 members of the Board of Directors.  Membership is being eliminated in order to lessen administrative burdens of tracking the various categories and to allow the Board of Directors to have more flexibility in addressing issues as they arise.   Changes to the Articles are also being made in the Bylaws to ensure consistency.   Additionally, the Bylaws are being revised to update the mission to be consistent with the current mission statement adopted by the Board, to provide for various forms of notice and communication, including email and other electronic communication means, to provide for the creation of committees as needed and to update the prohibitions of self-dealing, conflicts, etc. limiting the activities of the Board of Directors.

If you have any questions prior to the meeting about these changes, please do not hesitate to call Wendy Decker at 225-636-2680.