Selected Articles from our
The C.A.S.H. Courier
ARTICLE from the Fall 2007 Issue
LOHV Rocks The Boat
The past two months LOHV
was busy electioneering for various candidates who were committed to
enact legislation for animal protection.
On August 23rd the
Westchester Chapter of LOHV was reactivated after being inactive due to an
overwhelming amount of professional, animal-activist and personal time
demands on the chapter head, Kiley Blackman. There were a dozen involved
individuals present at the meeting. The chapter is now again fully
functioning with some of the time-demand pressure on Kiley having relaxed,
and the addition of Suzan Porto, Esq. as the executive director of the
chapter. The chapter was fully engaged in the election process in the
2007 General Election.
On September 12th Peter
Muller from LOHV-USA and Diane Scala from the Capital Region’s chapter of
LOHV appeared on Ann Parillo’s Cable TV show “Schenectady Today” to inform
the audience about LOHV in general and local issues in the NY State Capital
Region in particular. (Picture on the left: Ann, Diane, and Peter)
On September 15th we were
tabling for LOHV at a well attended Vegetarian Conference in Saratoga, New
York. The volume of attendees was truly astounding for a regional conference
and the traffic at our table was in all respects comparable to some much
more prestigious, better-advertised and more expensive national conference.
There was a great deal of interest in LOHV and many attendees signed up to
get on our lists and contributed.
On September 8th we
launched a new chapter in Clinton, New York. Our meeting took place at
the beautiful Spring Farm Cares Sanctuary. The manager of the center and the
new chapter head is Robin Yager. (Picture: Peter at Farm Cares,
The launch was well
attended and well received. The initial presentation was followed by a
lively discussion and exploration of the concepts and principles underlying
the LOHV program of political action in behalf of animal protection.
One of our main events was
our Manhattan dinner cruise fundraiser that took place on October 27th. The
cruise was well attended. We had volunteer entertainment from
top-notch icons of the entertainment world: One was Nellie McKay. She is
seen here enjoying the dinner cruise.
We had a very pleasant
surprise: NYS Senator Frank Padavan joined our cruise. The Senator has
supported many of our issues over the years. All participants were pleased
with the cruise, the dinner, and interaction with other –like-minded
individuals in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. We believe we heard a
definite mandate to make this an annual event.
We were also graced with
the presence of the Hon. Brian Shapiro of the Ulster County Legislature who
came with his wife, Renee. Brian is a long time friend of the animals and we
were honored to have him and his wife aboard!