ARF Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 16, 2021

Board of Directors

Abe Rosenbloom (President)
Patricia Craven (Vice President)
Michelle Ing (Secretary) (absent)
Pat Long (Treasurer)
Karen Baum (absent)
Randy Larson (absent)

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

President’s Report

Abe asked Patricia to take the minutes and to assume the role of Vice President in the wake of Shauna’s departure from the board. Abe brought up the need for new board members and it was agreed to post a request for applications in Alpacas Magazine.

Secretary’s Report

June 14, 2021 minutes. Patricia moved to approve and Abe seconded.

Treasurer’s Report

Patricia moved to approve and Abe seconded.

Morris Animal Foundation (MAF)

Pat reviewed the progress that has been made towards cooperation with Morris Animal Foundation on reviewing proposals. MAF has agreed to keep the deadline for receipt of proposals as April 1. We will no longer request pre-proposals. Patricia will work with Janet Kane at MAF and post a description of our new cooperative agreement with MAF on the ARF website as soon as possible. Patricia and Janet will then work on an RFP to be sent out in late Nov or early Dec with instructions on how to submit proposals. It is expected that proposals will be accepted from Jan 1 to April 1, 2022 through the MAF portal. It was agreed that we should write a brief article for AM explaining our new level of cooperation with MAF.

Proposal Review

We reviewed 3 proposals and voted to approve all 3 for funding.

Meeting Wrap

The next meeting will be Monday, October 18, 2021, at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m. EDT

Treasurer's Report for August 2021
1 June – 31 July 2021


Beginning Balance

Interest EarnedJune382.08
Total Income $387.78
Univ of Michanatomy6,657.00
Total Expenses $6,657.00

Ending Balance



Beginning Balance

Interest EarnedJune1.75
Total Income 2.23
Total Expenses $0.00

Ending Balance