Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Kim Gardner, Augusto Letona, Marilyn August, Ron
we do a cleanup on Santa Teresa Blvd., we can't use the Beautify
SJ Grant to pay for insurance. We would have to do it at our own risk.
We still need to contact the City of San Jose if we want them to pick
up the trash we gather.
- We need to work on our newsletter, for
handing out at National Night Out. We need to get the articles written in
June. Ron will edit the newsletter in July. Kitty can write about the
volunteer recognitions and awards. Mike can write about the plans for
Curie Drive. Kitty can ask Annie Thomson for information about the
Parks Strategic Plan.Kitty can write about Rancho San Vicente. The
Koopmans should be able to write the garden boxes. Jorge should be able
to write about Boy Scout projects. Ron can write about the Muriel
Wright Center, our Beautify SJ Grant, the new volunteer system, Rick
Leonard, John Dorrance, our hikes, and Santa Teresa Park events. We have $200 in our Beautify SJ Grant to pay
for newsletter expenses.
- Bank balance after all pending transactions: $2497.08. A check for $200 to UNSCC is outstanding.
Gibbs, Mike Wasserman's Chief of Staff, is retiring. He is also on the
County Parks & Recreation Commission. He will be moving to San
- County Parks Director Robb Courtney will be retiring.
- There is a County Parks & Recreation Commissioner from the Santa Teresa area, Darryl Ospring.
- We spent $200 on UNSCC membership, $150 for event (National Night Out) insurance.
- National Night Out (NNO), August 7, 5:00 pm:
showed a design for a FOSTP T-shirt. It was designed by a Baldwin
parent who bikes in the park. The shirt has our FOSTP logo and a map of Santa Teresa Park.
The shirts will cost $20 each. Our
Beautify SJ Grant will pay $15/shirt. We can order the in increments of
12. We can start with 24 shirts. We can cut two checks to pay for them.
One will be from the grant for $15/shirt. The rest will be for the
balance from our account. We can reimburse by selling them or buying
can get a vinyl banner to announce our National Night Out (NNO) event.
It costs $17. We can publicize the event on Next Door. Mike has a draft
for a flyer. He just needs to add the County Parks logo. We need to
distribute the flyers to the neighborhood and to places like coffee
shops and libraries. We need to get the Manila Drive neighbors
involved. Mike will talk to Kevin and Eric. We need to invite Sergio
Jimenez and Ash Kalra. We should get Kaiser involved. We can see if we
can leave flyers at Kaiser.
- We'll have a special NNO meeting at 6:30 pm on 6/20/18 at the Santa Teresa Golf Course restaurant.
have money to pay for entertainment at NNO. Gus knows a DJ with A/V
equipment. We could see about getting a group from Santa Teresa High
School. Marilyn has a neighbor in the high school's band.
said that all permits for NNO have been filled out. That includes part
permits, food permit, NNO registration, police report, and insurance.
met with Elizabeth Evans and Sr. Ranger Frank Weiland about NNO and
providing Fandango-like activities. Elizabeth is the supervisor for the
park interpreters. She will provide 2 park interpreters for NNO from 5
pm to 7:30 pm. They will open the house and barn and provide activities
- Mike will bring carnival games for NNO.
- The $450 fee to use the Bernal Ranch facilities for NNO was waived because County Parks is a co-sponsor of the event.
- Mike met local author Jenny Walicek, who wrote a book called MINE: El Despojo de Maria Zacarias Bernal Berreyesa.
Maria was a Bernal from Rancho Santa Teresa. She married Jose Berryessa
from Rancho San Vicente, which included the Almaden Valley. Jenny lives
in Almaden. We should invite her to NNO. She might want to talk about
- Concerning the Curie Drive trail/widening project:
Helen Chapman in Councilmember Sergio Jimenez's office called Robb
Courtney about it. Robb said it would be done. Park staff will make a
dirt path along Curie Drive when they have time. Sergio also talked to
Mike Wasserman about it, who said Parks is working on it.
- Our 501c3 application is on hold until September.
- Marilyn said she thought that Santa Teresa Spring has stopped flowing.
Q-Spot restaurant in the banquet facility closed. Plans for re-opening
or moving are up in the air. We can still have our meetings here (which
- Ron showed pictures: Bike demo day at the Pueblo Area,
flowers blooming, the Norred Trail, the Stile Ranch Trail, Nature Trail
signs, the Ohlone Trail, someone locked the trail gate behind the
driving range (unlocked later), coyote by the upper clubhouse, garden
boxes, owl, Santa Teresa Spring, grafitti on the Pyzak Ranch buildings,
fire by the archery range, Curie/San Ignacio intersection, drones and
campers at the Bernal Road parking lot, Ridge Trail views and grafitti,
trash along Santa Teresa Blvd. at the start of the Coyote Valley.