Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Kim Gardner, Augusto Letona, Marilyn August, Roxanne & Greg Koopman, Ron
we do a cleanup on Santa Teresa Blvd., we need to contact the City of San Jose's Anti Graffiti and Anti Litter Program.
They can provide cleanup supplies and pick
up the trash we gather. They can also provide graffiti removal
supplies. Before the cleanup, they can come to our meeting and give a
presentation about the program and procedures. We should invite them to
one of our meetings.
need to work on our newsletter, for
handing out at National Night Out. We need to get the articles
written ASAP. Ron will edit the newsletter. Kitty can write about the
volunteer recognitions and awards. Mike can write about the plans for
Curie Drive, Rick
Leonard memorial, John Dorrance retirement and past achievements. Kitty can ask Annie Thomson for information about the
Parks Strategic Plan. Kitty can write about Rancho San Vicente. The
Koopmans can write about the garden boxes. Greg can write about volunteering in general. Jorge should
to write about Boy Scout projects. Ron can write about the Muriel
Wright Center, our Beautify SJ Grant, the new volunteer system, our hikes, and Santa Teresa Park
events. Gus can write about the FOSTP T-shirts. We have $200 in our Beautify SJ Grant to pay
for newsletter expenses.
Gibbs, Mike Wasserman's Chief of Staff, retired.
Parks Director Robb Courtney will be retiring at the end of July.
Deputy Director Don Rocha will be interim director. There is a public job opening listing,
so they could hire someone from outside of the department. The County
Executive, Jeff Smith, will make the decision on whom to hire.
- There is a new County Parks & Recreation Commissioner, Darryl Ospring, who is from
the Baldwin community. She was appointed last month. We should invite
her to NNO and give her a tour of the park and give her a tour of the
- Bank balance: $2203.83. There are 2 outstanding checks for $494.25 for T-shirts.
spent $200 on UNSCC membership, $150 for event (National Night Out)
insurance. If our event has >200 people, the insurance costs extra.
We had <200 last year, so we forecast 199 for NNO.
- Gus brought FOSTP T-shirts. It was designed by a Baldwin
parent who bikes in the park. The shirt has our FOSTP logo on the front and a map of Santa Teresa Park on the back.
The shirts cost $20 each. Our
Beautify SJ Grant will pay $15/shirt. We bought 24 shirts. We 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
- National Night Out (NNO), August 7, 5:00 pm:
- Mike talked to Kevin Pietschker, who lives on Manila Drive. He will talk to his neighbors about NNO.
temporary food permit is coming. Our application to the County Parks
was sent in Mary. Frank Weiland has it. The event is not in Samaritan
yet. They will make a new opportunity category on Samaritan, called
- Mike made a flyer for National Night Out. There were
some errors. He will fix them and send out the revised version. We need
to print them out and hand them out in the neighborhoods. Marilyn can
do the Manila Drive-Curie neighborhood. Kim can pass them out around
Martinvale. Gus can do the Baldwin Area. Ron will take them to the
libraries and businesses.
- Kim will handle registration at the
FOSTP table. Her husband Robin will handle games. Marilyn will handle
the ice cream booth and will buy popsicles and ice cream. She will
bring coolers and get dry ice. We can give away cookies if they are
invidually wrapped. We need a tarp and a canopy for the ice cream
booth. Gus can bring a canopy. Ron will bring water bottles to weight
it down. Mike will bring tables and chairs. Ron will bring posters with
park pictures and easels to hold them. Greg & Roxanne won't be
coming. They have cups for water. Steve Crockett is coming to help with
- We need to publicize the event on Next Door. Ron, Sam, and Gus can post notices in their neighborhoods.
- Debbie has raffle prizes. Ron will ask Carrie Grisenti about County Parks giveaways.
- 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
her book, which is not for sale yet.
the Curie Drive trail/widening project:
Helen Chapman in Councilmember Sergio Jimenez's office called Robb
Courtney about it, who said park staff will make a
dirt path along Curie Drive when they have time. We should go to the
Parks Commission meeting to talk about it. We should get Bernal School
involved. We already talked to the principal. We should talk to their
- Our 501c3 application is on hold until September.
- Debbie Porras can have FOSTP patches made if we want them.
- We have 7-8 engraved FOSTP glasses leftover from last year's NNO.
showed pictures: owl in the palm tree above the Bernal Ranch house,
weeds and snake along the Mine Trail, plants along the Norred Trail,
chairs and kicked-out rails at Santa Teresa Spring, walking sticks at
the Joice Trailhead, water level and flow at the spring, movie night
and campout in the Pueblo Area.