YGRR Membership Application for 2010
Please print this form, fill it out completely and mail it along with your check payable to YGRR to the address listed below.
City ________________________________________ State ____ Zip+4 _____________
Day Phone ______________________ Evening Phone __________________________
Email Address _____________________________________ New Member __ Renewal
I would like more information about helping YGRR with the following activities:
__ Auction committee -- Serving
on the committee which organizes this annual Spring event.
Time: Five planning meetings from October to March, 3 hours each and 10 hours working at the event. Soliciting of Auction donations is required, time varies.
All skills welcome.
__ Calendar marketing and distribution --
Enlisting businesses in your community to sell our calendar without taking any
profit for themselves.
Time: 1-2 hours weekly in calendar sales season.
Skills: Persuasiveness and enthusiasm for YGRR.
__ Data entry -- Entering data (dog
information, membership addresses, Golden owners, etc.) at Riverview.
Time: Weekdays during business hours.
Skills: Ability to use Access or compatible data base programs.
__ Development -- Researching and writing
Time: Flexible, depending on foundation deadlines.
__ Dog Walk Committee -- Serving on the
committee that organizes this annual Autumn event.
Time: Three planning meetings from June to September, 3 hours each, and 9 hours working at the event.
All skills welcome.
__ Golden owner lists -- Compiling lists of
people who own Goldens (from municipal offices) and/or entering the names and
addresses on a computer. Used for generating membership and Golden Goodies
Time: 1-3 hours at each town hall.
Skills: Willingness to help.
__ Graphic design, desktop publishing, artistic, etc.
-- - Creating flyers, advertisements, etc.
Skills: Ability to create promotional and informational copy--camera-ready or on disc.
__ Home Visits with prospective adopters throughout New England
-- Interviewing prospective adopters in their own homes to determine whether a
Golden is an appropriate dog for them and evaluate whether they will provide a
safe, loving and permanent home.
Equipment: A Golden to take along on the visit (preferred).
Time: 1-2 hours per visit.
Skills: Ability to converse with strangers and complete standard written home visit report.
__ Landscaping and gardening at our facility in central Massachusetts -- Working at Riverview creating and maintaining attractive and dog-friendly grounds year 'round.
__ Maintenance at our facility in central Massachusetts
-- Working at Riverview (Hudson, MA) on building maintenance and improvement,
Time: 4-5 hours each time, year 'round.
Skills: Willingness to help. Specialized skills (painting, carpentry, plumbing) are welcome.
__ Representing YGRR at public events throughout New England
-- Staffing YGRR booths at pet fairs or pet supply stores.
Time: 2-4 hours each time.
Skills: Ability to meet the public, answer questions about Goldens and YGRR. (Written material provided.)
__ Secretarial/administrative at our facility in central Massachusetts
-- Working at Riverview (Hudson, MA) on computer, telephone, filing dog records,
etc., providing assistance to Adoption Coordinator and Executive Director.
Time: As needed, weekdays preferred.
__ Transportation of Rescue Goldens within New
England -- Picking up Rescue Goldens at pounds or shelters (sometimes from their
owners) and driving them to one of YGRR's animal hospitals (NH, MA or CT) or
from one of the hospitals to Riverview (Hudson, MA).
Equipment: Vehicle with a crate or dog barrier.
Time: 1-4 hours each trip, depending on how far you are willing to travel.
Skills: Ability to handle unfamiliar dogs.
__ Web site maintenance
__ I would like to donate my professional services to YGRR. My occupation is ______________.
__ Other. Please specify ______________________________________
__ I have adopted YGRR dog(s) (Y/N)
Name(s) _________________________ YGRR #(s) _____________
__ I live in New England and I am interested in adopting a homeless Golden. Please send me adoption information and an application.
__ I am especially interested in adopting a homeless Senior or Special Needs Golden.
__ I am interested in adopting a homeless Golden, but I do not live in New England. Please send me the name of the Golden Rescue in my area.
__ Enclosed are my membership dues of $ _______ to help care for a Golden in need,
__ Plus an additional tax-deductible donation of $ __________
Total enclosed $ __________
Membership dues are $35.00 annually. The Rescue membership year runs from January through December. New memberships received after August 1st are valid through the following year.
Please send this completed form and your check or money order to:
YGRR Membership Coordinator, P.O. Box 808, Hudson, MA 01749-0808
Thank you and welcome!