Contact: Joe Meyer
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Siesta Key
Gecko's Grill
5585 Palmer Crossing Cir
Sarasota, FL 34233
United States of America

Anna Gonce brings 20 years of experience in animal welfare to the Humane Society of Sarasota County at a time when HSSC is expanding to be the state’s premier no-kill shelter. Gonce spent many years with Best Friends Animal Society, which runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Gonce helped Best Friends launch several national initiatives designed to reduce the number of animals entering shelters. She then led their Salt Lake City–based program, delivering a strategy to make Utah a no-kill state. She operated a pet adoption center, high-volume spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter clinic, kitten nursery, and led a statewide coalition. Gonce was previously Executive Director of The Gabriel Foundation, one of the country’s largest parrot sanctuaries. She also worked for the American Humane Association, first as their public relations manager, then as the manager of their animal emergency services program. Gonce was the secretary of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition and founding board president for Spay Neuter International Project, based in Costa Rica. She has presented at animal welfare conferences and workshops across the country.


If you are joining us in person at Gecko's, please come 10 - 15 minutes early to place your order.  

Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 871 9806 3586 Passcode: 411511
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  1. Meeting Called to Order.   Welcome to the “Mighty” Siesta Key Kiwanis Club
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Introduction of Guests
  5. Happy/Sad Dollars & Birthdays   
  6. Presidents Announcements
  7. Joke for the Week
  8. Speaker Intro
  9. Speaker
  10. 50/50 Drawing
  11. Meeting Adjournment