Membership

Four months old, underweight, alone, and with no one to speak for her. Chamomile’s life was heading down a hard path that all too many stray cats experience. Daily food scarcity, as well as health & safety issues, were problems this little one was dealing with as a mere kitten.  Not yet considered a “teen”, she was verging on the age when unaltered community kittens become mothers. Luckily for Chamomile, she had a champion.  A community advocate, just like you, stepped up and took responsibility for this young soul.  This good Samaritan made a life-changing decision to contact SICSA’s Help Center, which eventually brought this youngster into our adoption program.  Chamomile’s life path changed from a daily battle as a stray, to a life where her adopter shares she “enjoys her window seat . . . and frequent visits to my parents’ house where she is spoiled rotten.”

While it is probably clear that this act was transformative for Chamomile and her new family, it was also a positive step for our community.  Statistics show that one unaltered female cat can easily produce 30-35 helpless stray kittens within a year.  Before that year is out, each of those female kittens can produce another 30 to 35.   The math is exponential from there.  Soon, the community is overrun with baby Chamomiles.

In 1974, our SICSA founders knew the power of community members stepping up to help those without voices. They envisioned the organization would need volunteers and donors, but also members who were committed to saving lives right here in our neighborhoods. This is why they wrote SICSA Membership into our By-laws. Article III, Section 1 states that our “Membership in this society shall be open to all who are willing to support the Mission Statement, Principles, Beliefs and Objectives of the Society.”

In 2019, SICSA members helped our Pack reach new heights and new levels of community outreach.  Membership in SICSA helped us provide annual support for all of our programming, the creation of our Community Cat program, and our Help Center that answered the calls of our community throughout the year and when disaster struck.

Today we stand on yet another transformative moment in SICSA’s growth.  The new decade, 2020,  brings the opening of our new building and new possibilities. SICSA membership, YOUR membership, is a critical step on our new path. As we grow, it is your membership - your voice - that will speak on behalf of all of our SICSA animals that cannot speak for themselves. The fact is that

YOUR ONE MEMBERSHIP SAVES LIVES AND WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY!

This is why I am writing to you.  Strays like our Chamomile and all of our SICSA pets need you to be their voice. They need you, as a member in our SICSA Pack, to be their advocate that helps guide the future of SICSA. It is your leadership as a SICSA Member that will allow us to save more lives, build more families and continue transforming our community.

Please become an Active Member today by completing the enclosed remittance envelope and sending it back to us today, or by logging onto

www.SICSA.org and clicking on our membership tab.  Then, mark your calendar to attend the All Members Meeting on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7pm at SICSA Pet Adoption & Wellness Center’s NEW Campus located at 8172 Washington Church Rd., Washington Township, Ohio 45458.  We will be presenting the highlights from our 2019 year as well as sharing our vision for 2020 and beyond,

Together we will be their voice that saves lives and transforms our community.

Current member & a voice for our animals,

Nora

Nora Vondrell

President  & CEO

2020 Membership Amenities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* For additional information about the All Members Meeting, contact Katie Neubert at (937) 294-6505 ext. 25.

Four months old, underweight, alone, and with no one to speak for her. Chamomile’s life was heading down a hard path that all too many stray cats experience. Daily food scarcity, as well as health & safety issues, were problems this little one was dealing with as a mere kitten.  Not yet considered a “teen”, she was verging on the age when unaltered community kittens become mothers. Luckily for Chamomile, she had a champion.  A community advocate, just like you, stepped up and took responsibility for this young soul.  This good Samaritan made a life-changing decision to contact SICSA’s Help Center, which eventually brought this youngster into our adoption program.  Chamomile’s life path changed from a daily battle as a stray, to a life where her adopter shares she “enjoys her window seat . . . and frequent visits to my parents’ house where she is spoiled rotten.”

While it is probably clear that this act was transformative for Chamomile and her new family, it was also a positive step for our community.  Statistics show that one unaltered female cat can easily produce 30-35 helpless stray kittens within a year.  Before that year is out, each of those female kittens can produce another 30 to 35.   The math is exponential from there.  Soon, the community is overrun with baby Chamomiles.

In 1974, our SICSA founders knew the power of community members stepping up to help those without voices. They envisioned the organization would need volunteers and donors, but also members who were committed to saving lives right here in our neighborhoods. This is why they wrote SICSA Membership into our By-laws. Article III, Section 1 states that our “Membership in this society shall be open to all who are willing to support the Mission Statement, Principles, Beliefs and Objectives of the Society.”

In 2019, SICSA members helped our Pack reach new heights and new levels of community outreach.  Membership in SICSA helped us provide annual support for all of our programming, the creation of our Community Cat program, and our Help Center that answered the calls of our community throughout the year and when disaster struck.

Today we stand on yet another transformative moment in SICSA’s growth.  The new decade, 2020,  brings the opening of our new building and new possibilities. SICSA membership, YOUR membership, is a critical step on our new path. As we grow, it is your membership - your voice - that will speak on behalf of all of our SICSA animals that cannot speak for themselves. The fact is that

YOUR ONE MEMBERSHIP SAVES LIVES AND WILL CONTINUE TO TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY!

 

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