Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June 2010 Newsletter: World Environment Day and Member Information

World Environment Day

June 5 is World Environment Day in the northern hemisphere: its a day to celebrate the beginning of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. This year's theme is: Many Species. One Planet. One Future. Its devoted to the biodiversity of the planet and will be hosted in Kigali, Rwanda.

Since the environment is key to the health and welfare of animals I urge everyone to do something special to reduce your impact on the environment. It is as easy as taking public transportation for a day or take your dog out for a very long walk. If you haven't started already, start a recycling regimen at your house separating cans, plastics, etc. so you can easily recycle your trash.

You can read more about World Environment Day on their website or facebook.

New Membership Information

After much thought and after conversing with other guildmasters, I have decided to add time-manageable tasks to our CFA members. I originally opened the guild to bring together crafty animal lovers together to help both animals and to promote members. However, without help from all members, nothing much can occur. Our guild has been open for about a year and a half so I think it is time to get a move on it.

Simple, ten minute tasks every month will help our guild tremendously. Such things as welcoming new members and providing them with information on how to find CFA on the internet, posting on our facebook page, administering our flickr group, writing a blog entry, and various other things take a moments time and will help promote our group and CFA members.

To give you guys some time to transition into this process, I have given until January 2011 (next year) to implement this. This will also allow you to determine what exactly you would like to do. Be the first to volunteer and you can choose from a number of activities. Be the last and there will be less to choose from. (And, of course, if you have a new idea feel free to suggest it.)

I suggest all (especially those who have concerns or suggestions) to post them in our new google group.

Berkeley East Bay Humane Society

A fire hit the BEBHS shelter hard at the end of May resulting in the loss of life of many adoptable cats and the destruction of the cat adoption area. In rebuilding, BEBHS needs both manpower and funds. If you live in the Bay Area in California, they would love volunteers for foster care and shelter help. For many of us who are far away, the only possible way to help is to spread the word or by donating funds. I alot 5% of my sales to animal charity. While I have a regular charity I usually donate to I have decided to donate this portion from my May and June sales to BEBHS.

BEBHS is very active online and contacted me after I told them about what I was doing. You too may also want to do the same. You can read more about BEBHS at their website and their special rebuilding website where they list stores that are assisting them in their reconstruction.

Welcome to Our Newest Members

Our new members are:

Please take a moment to drop by their stores and add them to your market. This way, the new members will also get to know you as well.

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