Thursday (August 25, 2022): 2023 Budget Work Session between GHI Board/Finance Committee

Set your reminders and plan to attend this important work session between GHI’s Board of Directors and the Finance Committee regarding our 2023 budget. 

Budget planning is always challenging but especially so as GHI considers priorities including:

  • Tree maintenance and removal
  • Recruiting and retaining GHI employees
  • The plumbing repair pilot program for frame and masonry units 
  • The 2022-2023 strategic action plan*

For insight into the 2023 budget, take a moment to review GHI’s current budget to remind yourself of its core elements.

What? 2023 Budget Work Session between GHI Board of Directors and Finance Committee Work Session

When? Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time? 7:00 p.m. ET

Where? Register for the meeting through the Zoom link on GHI’s calendar page

Why? GHI has to prioritize among many competing (and expensive) priorities in a landscape of economic volatility. This work session is an important opportunity for members to learn how our elected representatives and volunteer committee members plan to meet the moment.

* Read a report from the strategic planning sessions beginning on page 33 in this August 11, 2022 Board meeting packet.

WAGS and Greenbelt Animal Shelter’s Kitten Shower (June 16, 2019, Noon-4 PM)

The Well-Wishers for the Animals in the Greenbelt Shelter (WAGS) and the Greenbelt Animal Shelter are hosting a Kitten Shower at the New Deal Cafe (113 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD) on Sunday, June 16, 2019, 12-4 p.m. Shelter kittens will be the focus of the event which benefits WAGS.

WAGS is a friends organization of the Greenbelt Animal Shelter and a 501(c)(3) organization. The money raised through fundraisers is used by WAGS to pay for shelter animals’ medical expenses and to enrich the shelter environment. For example, WAGS provided the funds and the volunteers to add wooden cubes to the cat rooms so shelter cats would have areas to hide in when they wanted privacy. The cats love them and use them all the time.

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Pet Expo Block Party on Saturday, June 1, 2019

The Pet Expo Block Party will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10 AM-2 PM on Hanover Drive near the Greenbelt Dog Park (7200 Hanover Parkway).

Once you turn onto Hanover Drive from Hanover Parkway, you will be directed into the parking lot across from the Greenbelt Dog Park. The rest of Hanover Drive will be blocked off and filled with  tables and booths representing animal-related organizations and businesses.

The SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County will be providing rabies and distemper shots ($10 each), and microchipping for $25.  There will be pet assessments, give-aways, games, food, snow cones and more.  The City of Hyattsville Police K-9 unit will provide a demo. The Greenbelt Community Animal Response Team and the Greenbelt Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) will be there to provide comfort stations for you and your pets. If you don’t already have an emergency plan, including “go bags” for your family and pets, CERT will have materials available to help get you started.

Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.  Caution: the weather can make this event very hot for your dogs. Be sure to monitor them so they do not become overheated. Bring water with you for your dog and make sure your dog doesn’t burn its paws on the asphalt. BTW, these are good tips for any summer event.