2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 

6pm Voting and hors d’euvres  •  6:30pm Annual Meeting and Year-in-Review Presentation Begins

Holiday Inn (formerly Hawthorn Suites), Champaign


I.        Board of Directors Election


Kristen Sackley (Mahomet, 2nd term)

I am submitting this statement to reaffirm my interest and to be considered to serve on the Champaign County Humane Society Board for a second term. A passionate pug lover, and all-around animal lover, a place on the CCHS board gives me the opportunity to share my insight and support an extremely important organization within the Champaign area community.


I began my journey with CCHS as a Fur Ball committee member and this year am serving as the Fur Ball Chair. I plan to continue my work with CCHS as a fundraiser and to bring more connections with donors and individuals that can support our events and add to our fundraising dollars. While most of my work for CCHS is done outside of the shelter, I feel my skill set adds value to CCHS by spreading our mission and making sure individuals all over the county know why CCHS is here and how they can help support the organization. 

My experience serving on several non-profit boards across the county and state of Illinois has helped our board through bequest management, complex governance and advisory topics and I hope that my expertise in specific areas can continue to provide value throughout the next term. During my first term I served on both the Animal Welfare Committee, that performs internal audits and shelter inspections, and our Nominating Committee and am currently our Nominating Chair. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to be of service to CCHS.

Laura Shapland (Mahomet, 1st term)

I very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors of the Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS).

My work is with my family’s business, Shapland Management Company, managing real estate and helping to develop property.  I have been fortunate over the last 9 years to work with people who are just starting in business all the way through dealing with the larger national brands.  I often wear many hats, whether it is working with maintenance issues, coordinating with tenants on the build-out of their space, or managing the construction of a new building. I appreciate that there are a variety of tasks and directions that help me grow and learn every day.

I previously served for a term on the Parks Foundation Board in Champaign, where I was able to participate in the development of fund-raising events and the processes involved in their production.  I also served on the nomination committee as well as finishing my term as President. 

The CCHS has meant a lot to me over the years, I adopted my first two dogs from CCHS, as well as two cats, and not all that long ago, a guinea pig. Being passionate about animals is not new to me.  I grew up in the country, and it was fairly well known in my family that if I came across an injured or lost animal, I would pick it up and bring it home in an attempt to help.  On occasion, that was not well received! 

I hope you will find that my background will allow for me to be a positive contributor to the Board, and I look forward to the potential of being involved at the ground level.  I feel there is much to learn about the CCHS, and am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of an incredible organization that does so much for animals and the community.

II.        2018-19 Year in Review Presentation