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Prairie’s Edge Humane Society: new officers, new name, new blogsite by Kathy Jasnoch

[show_avatar email=jasnoch1510@msn.com]The Prairie’s Edge Humane Society, formerly the Rice County Humane Society, held its annual meeting on February 13th. New officers elected are: President, Kathy Jasnoch (that’s me!); Vice President/Treasurer Denise Budd; Secretary Priscilla Paton. Dr. Terri Derr will continue to serve as chief operating officer and LeeAnn Bestland is our newly minted Chief Executive Officer. All in attendance were pleased with the direction of the organization and the accomplishments of 2009.  There is a lot of excitement about the coming year, especially in regard to our new name, website, and some exciting ideas for the future. Soon we will reveal our revised mission statement.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE (with a blog):  More to come on our new look; the organization is full of fresh energy!

Think about joining us as volunteers, members, foster parents-there are many opportunities available. Check the new web site and give us a call!

We thank Community Resource Bank for the use of their meeting room for our facility and all of the Northfield businesses who give us their continued support.

Photos: RCHS pancake breakfast fundraiser

Kathy Jasnoch and Sandy Vesledahl at RCHS pancake breakfast fundraiserI spent most of my time chatting and eating at the Rice County Humane Society’s Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at the Eagles Club on Sunday since volunteer Bridgette Hallcock was there taking photos. Hopefully, she’ll publish those soon.

RCHS board member Kathy Jasnoch, pictured here with volunteer Sandy Vesledahl, commented here that over 400 people attended.  Here are four more photos:

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Rice County Humane Society will soon be Prairie’s Edge Humane Society by Kathy Jasnoch

[show_avatar email=jasnoch1510@msn.com]The Rice County Humane Society Inc. will soon be known as Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. We will be phasing in the new name gradually over the next few months. We are very excited about the future as we launch a new web site and a new logo in February. This decision was made after much discussion and we will have a party to celebrate our new name in the Spring.

Why are we changing? For many reasons, one of which is the mistaken impression that we are a government subsidized agency. Yes, we do receive an allocation from Rice County each year, but it is generally abour 2% of our budgeted income. We depend upon grants, donations, and adoptions to fund our mission.

We are an open door animal shelter located in Faribault and serving all of Rice County. In 2009 we took in 1230 homeless animals. We are dedicated to the human sheltering and care of unwanted pets and to the promotion of spay and neuter as a non lethal solution to the pet overpopulation problem.

OUR NEW NAME REFLECTS NEW ENERGY AND HOPE, YET ALSO OUR SAME COMMITMENT TO CARING FOR HOMELESS COMPANION ANIMALS.  Look for more to come as 2010 unfolds!!

Kathy Jasnoch, Vice President, Rice County Humane Society

Rice County Humane Society’s Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser by Kathy Jasnoch

[show_avatar email=jasnoch1510@msn.com]We are thrilled to be members of Locally Grown Northfield, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Premier Bank Northfield. We are the Humane Society that serves Northfield, (and all of Rice County) which is often overlooked when people notice that our building is in Faribault.

Please join us at our 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser on Sunday, January 31st at the Northfield Eagles Club, 304 S. Water St. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice for only $6.00, $3.00 for children 8 and under.  We will be serving from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. No football that day, so spend some time with us and help the animals.

Tickets are available at the door, at Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic, Countryside Animal Hospital, Premier Bank Northfield, Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet, and at the RCHS Shelter at 1201 Cannon Circle, Faribault. Continue reading Rice County Humane Society’s Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser by Kathy Jasnoch

Premier Bank’s nifty double play

Photo by Bridgette Hallcock, taken at last year’s Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals Last week I got emails from Sandy Vesledahl and Bridgette Hallcock at Premier Bank, alerting me to an upcoming pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Rice County Humane Society (RCHS). (Dog photo by Bridgette, taken at last year’s Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals.) I assumed they wanted me to blog about it so I pitched them a Locally Grown membership instead:

‘Twould be great to have Premier Bank as a member of LG. Then you could promo events like this as a community service of Premier.  Of course, you can also promo bank-related products and services, too.

Sandy then had the brilliant idea of the bank not only buying a Locally Grown membership for themselves but a separate one for RCHS so that they could do their own sidebar membership blog posts.

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The Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals is next Sat. but you can fundraise now with your own web page

Leah Erickson memorial-walk-animals-sshot  
I stopped by Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic’s retail store yesterday to get a photo of staffer Leah Erickson holding up a poster and t-shirt for next Saturday’s Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals (PDF poster), a benefit for the Rice County Humane Society (RCHS). The clinic is an event co-sponsor.

(See previous LG blog posts on Susan Perry for background info on her. See the Northfield.org calendar listing for the event for more event details.)

fg_pageRCHS has a link to a fundraising page at FirstGiving where you can either

  • donate directly; or
  • set up your own fundraising page and then ask friends and family to donate via your page.

RCHS reminds everyone that they receive "… no tax dollars or United Way funds, and rely on donations from animal lovers like you to help us help animals."