Archive for October, 2010

28
Oct
10

Athens Humane Society Blackout Contest!

THE CONTEST: The Athens Humane Society has arranged a contest called The Blackout. There are five prizes, and Forgotten Friends has put one member’s name below each prize. We want to win all five prizes so that we can use them as items in a silent auction, which we will organize as a fundraising event. The contest ends Sunday, Oct. 31 at 7 PM.

HOW TO WIN: The winner for each prize is the person who has collected the most points. One point is awarded for every person who comes in to play with the cats. Yes, you earn a point by simply cuddling with the cats! So bring as many friends as you can before Oct. 31 at 7 PM. It shouldn’t be too hard to convince people to go- cuddling with soft/purring cats is kind of a ridiculously awesome way to spend time. PS- you can also get points by donating money or by adopting cats, especially black cats!

NAMES: We have put the following names under the five prizes, so add your points to the name with the least number of points! Vanesa Barnett, James Connelly, Gail Gustavson, Abi Nishimura, Rebecca Todd, and Amy Wright.

WHERE: The Humane Society is in Pet Supplies Plus, a store in the Kroger shopping center.

Pet Supplies Plus
191 Alps Rd # 15
Athens, GA 30606

Mon-Fri: 1pm-7pm
Sat-Sun: 12pm-6pm

MORE INFO: Here is a link to the official rules as well as a description of the prizes!

http://www.athenshumanesociety.org/pae1.php?page_ID=1286987281

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks so much for your support!

 

 

 

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18
Oct
10

Sustainability Day Information

Hello, all!

This Wednesday (10/20), Forgotten Friends is teaming up with UGA Go Green Alliance for the UGA Campus Sustainability Day! Stop by the Tate Center’s West Lawn from 11 – 3 to check out this exciting event! The Forgotten Friends table will feature sustainable dog toys, all-natural dog food, informational pamphlets and, most importantly, ADOPTABLE DOGS! We need your help with manning the table- please sign up on the google spreadsheet and let us know when you can help out!

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you this Wednesday!

 

15
Oct
10

Bake sale = epic win!

Hello all,

Thanks so much to everyone who helped out with the bake sale! Our table was filled with delicious treats and the money we made will help us help the animals!

While working the table, we had time for some really productive brainstorming sessions. We are very excited for this semester’s events, so keep checking in for updates!

Thanks again, and have a great weekend!
Abi

PR Coordinator
abinish@uga.edu

14
Oct
10

Bake Sale!

Hello, everyone!

Craving something for your sweet tooth? Forgotten Friends is here to help!

Look for our bake sake tomorrow from 10 AM – 2 PM outside of Warnell! We’ll have chocolate chip cookies, brownies, raspberry bars, lemon bars and fudge caramel popcorn balls… how can you say no after reading that list?!

We hope to see you there!

09
Oct
10

Important Announcements

Hey Everyone!

We covered some important information during our last meeting, and we want to make sure that everyone is caught up!
Friday, October 15: We will be having a bake sale from 10am-2pm in front of the Warnell Forestry building. We would appreciate any and all help! Can you stop by and help us manage the table? How about providing some baked goods for the sale?If you’re interested in helping out, please follow click here and sign-up.
Wednesday, October 20Go Green Alliance has asked us to join in on their Sustainability Day event. The event will last from 11am-3pm on the Tate West Lawn. We want to help bring a unique spin to this event and promote the idea of “recycling” shelter animals. We are working to bring adoptable/foster-ready dogs to the event. We will also be bringing dog and cat toys that we will make ourselves from various materials (socks, plastic bottles, etc). We also hope to do demonstrations at the Sustainability Day, showing pet owners how to make these types of recycled toys. Lastly, we will promoting all-natural pet food and animal care. Details are forthcoming, but please think about volunteering with us at this very special event. We would love your help! Once the final details are worked out with Go Green Alliance, we will send out a Google Spreadsheet link where you will be able to sign up with the times you are available to man the booth or help with the dogs. If you have any suggestions for additional Sustainability Day events, please email our secretary Amy Wright at awright8@uga.edu. 

Saturday, October 23: We will be going to help out at Colbert Veterinary Hospital from 10am-2pm. Those who attend will be helping to deconstruct a shed in preparation for a concrete pour. The concrete will line the cages of the kennels, a much needed improvement at Colbert. Please click here to sign-up. (Need a ride? Write that on the sign up sheet and we will be more than willing to pick you up!)

Our next meeting will be held on October 21 at 7pm. Location will be announced as soon as possible. We will be making picture frames to help support local animal shelters! If you want to, you can bring any decorating materials that you would like: stickers, markers, paper, anything!

During the month of
November, we will be having a pet canned food drive. Each year, we collect pet items such as canned food, bagged treats, collars, etc to give to a local shelter. Information about where people can drop off items, what items are accepted, and where the items will go will be announced closer to November. Ask professors if they would be willing to give extra credit for a certain number of items brought in by students!

Elections will be held on our last meeting for the semester, November 18. If you wish to run, having something prepared to say about who you are and why you would fit the position. Here are the descriptions of executive positions and duties:

President – This is a very creative role. Come up with promotions and events with other executive members, arrange for speakers for meetings, organize events and meeting plans
VP – Support the president, helps create events and promotions, manage and create campus reservations, manage list-serv
Secretary– record meeting minutes, send e-mails to listserv about events, meetings, ect, check e-mail account
Treasurer– handle accounts and reimbursements, make sure running smoothly with Volunteer UGA

PR Coordinator– Contact media regarding events, update blog and facebook, create promotional materials (flyers and bus cards)

Have a great weekend!

Forgotten Friends

07
Oct
10

meeting tonight!

Meeting tonight, 7 PM, 2nd floor of the GA Center! (The building right behind the bus stop across from Snelling). We hope to see you there!