Dog Park Annual Meeting April 29th

Post date: Apr 9, 2018 6:15:37 PM

Mark your calendars for the Mascoma Valley Dog Park Supporters Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 29th at 1:00pm at the Enfield Community Center. We will come together to update you on the status of park operations and talk about plans for the coming year. Topics for discussion include planning work days, volunteer and fundraising opportunities, and revising our organizational bylaws.

The MVDPS Board has been working with attorney Jack Kauders to improve the original bylaws, which were quite simple, in order to help guide MVDPS into the future. The proposed amended and expanded bylaws are attached, as well as the original set. Jack will be present at the meeting to assist in the discussion around the bylaws and answer any questions that may arise. We will be voting to adopt the amended and expanded bylaws at the meeting.

We will also be voting on an updated slate of Board members. Below are the Board positions and their incumbents/nominees who are seeking election:

  • President - Marcia Herrin
  • Vice President - Marcy Innes
  • Secretary - Melanie Ossman
  • Treasurer - Larissa Pyer
  • Member at Large - Paul Osgood

Any member who wishes to be considered for a Board position is asked to notify us via email in advance of the meeting (by April 15th is appreciated) so that your name can be added to the agenda. Please refer to the attached documents for full descriptions and responsibilities of each Board position. Note that this is a working board; while in-person meetings occur quarterly (or more often as needed), Board members are in regular contact via email on a weekly (and sometimes daily) basis, as necessitated by the ongoing nature of park operations.

As a reminder, the meeting is open to all, but only MVDPS members who have paid their dues for 2018 are eligible to vote, so please be sure to sign up for or renew your membership! You can do so in advance (see our website for details: or at the start of the meeting. If you're not sure of your membership status, shoot us a message and we can check for you.

We hope to see you there!