Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Kim Gardner, Augusto Letona, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, Marilyn August, Ron
- Bank balance: $2697.06. A check for $200 to UNSCC is outstanding.
Demo Days are at Santa Teresa this Friday-Sunday. Ron asked Frank
Weilland to have the rangers drop off Play Here's and volunteer flyers
- The Spring Celebration is at Martial Cottle Park this Saturday 5/5 from 10am-3pm.
giving us credit for volunteer hours for attending FOSTP meetings,
Julie Lee says to give her the names of everyone on the board. They
will automatically be credited for the meeting hours. After we send her
the meeting minutes, with the attendees, she will deduct the hours from
those who did not attend.
- Melissa Hippard will help us get 501c3 status.
Dorrance has retired. He did not want a retirement party with the
department. We should take him out to dinner, maybe after going for a
- National Night Out (NNO), 8/7/18:
is charge. Marilyn will be helping. Kitty, Roxanne, & Greg have
NNO's in their own neighborhoods so won't be coming.
Evans said there will be no Fandango this year, since it is too
expensive, and there's no one to take over since John Dorrance retired.
Instead, they will unlock the buildings and do activities and games at
NNO. We need to see if they will provide people to help with those
- We need to make an effort to recruit more members at NNO.
need an NNO banner that could be seen from the street so people would
know about the event. We could make a banner for NNO that matches our
current blue banner and put the two together on the fence.
need posters and flyers for publicity. We could put them in the library
and coffee houses. We will get popsicles to hand out. Steve Crockett
will help with parking again. Kim will contact the fire department,
sheriffs, and park rangers.
- Roxanne said she could get County Parks T-shirts for us from the volunteers office.
need to get FOSTP-logo'd items for NNO. Jorge made the glasses with the
FOSTP logo. He can make more. We need FOSTP T-shirts. Augusto said they
can be had for as little as $6, with ~25 minimum quantity. He has a
- [Note that our Beautify SJ Grant has $1150 for
National Night Out informational handouts, refreshments, & shirts.
It has $150 for National Night Out event insurance and $500 for Family
Fandango/Community Event supplies. The grant will pay $15 per T-shirt.]
- We could get entertainment, like the Bernal Band.
could ask for donations for the raffle drawing. If they need a 501c3
number, we could use NAQCPA's. We need a letter asking for
donations. Kim will write the thank you's. We'll make a thank you
poster like last year.
- We all help with setup and teardown.
We'll use the park's picnic benches except for the ice cream booth.
We'll need tables and a canopy. Marilyn has a canopy if needed.
need to get the Manila Drive neighbors involved and to help spread the
word. We should talk to Kevin Pietschker and Eric McKinley.
- Mike will take care of the permits.
will be cleaning up Santa Teresa Blvd. We'll meet on Bayliss at 8:00 am
on May 20 and work our way south on Santa Teresa Blvd. We should
contact the city first. They can provide instructions, equipment, bags,
and trash pickup.
- Ron showed pictures of the Volunteer
Recognition lunch, the memorial at Oak Hill Cemetery with Ron's picture
of Santa Teresa Park on the back, wildflowers in the park, our hike to
Coyote Peak and the Rocky Ridge Trail, garden boxes at the Bernal
Ranch, new sign memorializing Rick Leonard, new poster showing
volunteers at the ranch, John Dorrance saying good-bye, overgrowth at
Santa Teresa Spring, woodpecker and owls at the ranch, flowers on
Bernal Hill, grafitti on Pyzak Ranch buildings, the Norred Trail,
and construction at the Muriel Wright Center, which has a new fence.