At the meeting the 2010 board of directors was voted on and
approved. As three members were not present, the election of
officers was postponed until a supplemental meeting scheduled for
The elected board is as follows: Wanda Stevens, Jill
Struebing, Marsha Brown, Lee Hahn, Sue Jones, Lynn White and Ellen
Burbage. Advisory members who also have a vote are Lyle Johnson and
Dr. Lara Borgeson. Advisory member without a vote is Larry Pech,
At the meeting, the yearly report noting activities and
accomplishments for the 2009 year was distributed to membership and
Highlights of the report:
HSLC had 52
adoptions for the 2009 year.
HSLC had 316
animals spayed or neutered with the help of the Animal
Protective League and Dr. Phil Gillen.
Department of Agriculture did an inspection of records, and HSLC
passed with flying colors.
spent $2,346.73 on medical help to animals.
As of Dec. 31,
membership stood at 100 individual members and member families.
HSLC has attained
an Illinois sales tax exemption, allowing the organization to be
exempt from sales tax on all purchases.
The group had 20
fundraisers during 2009, bringing in $21,607.62 in revenue.
HSLC had over 600
individual and business donors in 2009.
The balance sheet shows a Dec. 31
balance of $385,013.74, up from the 2008 ending balance of
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Although currently in a strong cash position, costs of purchasing
land and building a modern, humane facility will use up a good
portion of those funds. Members of the organization continue to work
on projects to ensure that once a center is open, adequate funds
will be available to keep it open.
The report shows that currently there is no specific location
being pursued, with progress on the group's first choice
unsuccessful in 2009. The organization now intends to look at other
suitable sites for their building.
The HSLC plans to have a new site and plans for the building
solidified during 2010 and hopes to be still further along than that
The Humane Society of Logan County is not affiliated with any
other agency. It is an all-volunteer group dedicated to saving and
protecting the lives of animals. A copy of the annual report,
including a line-item balance sheet, is available to the public upon
request. Individuals who wish to join can contact any member of the
HSLC for information, or contact Ellen Burbage at
[Text from annual report of the
Humane Society of Logan County;