- Attendees: Visitors Ranger Ryan
Lugo, Interpreter Jan Shriner. Regular members Maureen Kluska, Rick
Leonard, Mario Blaum, Mike
Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Woody Collins, Ed Jackson, Ron Horii, Sam Drake
- The Upper Clubhouse was booked,
so we held our meeting in the restaurant in the main clubhouse.
- There are new volunteer
guidelines. Maureen passed out copies. We initialed that we received
- The treasurer's report has the
volunteer hours: 44.2 for this month, 459.5 for the year.
- Bank account
- Paid $20 to the Secretary of
- Paid $21 for our PO box.
- Bank balance: $478.
- $500 received from the CAP
- We need someone to be our agent
for process serving. Mario will do it.
- Jan Shriner talked about Fandango
- Janice Frazier will be
bringing her horse. She may need help. Kitty will coordinate.
- Setup starts at 2:00.
- We need 4 shades for the FOSTP
- The tables and chairs will
come from the elections office.
- There will be 10 straw bales
- Mario and Sam will be out of
town. Woody will be busy. Maureen will come late.
- Fandango was publicized in Ash
Kalra's newsletter, the National Park Service newsletter, and Bay Area
- The Muwekma's can't do the
food. Jan will be looking for another vendor. Ron suggested Surf
Doggies, who did Vasona Vibrations.
- We'll start setting up the
FOSTP booth at 3:00.
- 4H will be coming. They will
be doing gardening and chickens.
- Dennis Moran will be coming to
to help with the roping and tying knots.
- In the back of the barn will
be bunnies, roping, and branding.
- We need to submit a calendar of
our events by November.
- We can take a safety course on
driving a park vehicle on work parities. We get a license for a year.
Woody has a license. See mike about taking the class.
- Ryan Lugo gave the ranger's
report for Aniko Millan:
- There was a fire above the
golf course caused by a downed power line. PGE fixed it.
- There was 1 group of 8 at
Santa Teresa Spring. They were drinking illegally and were ticketed.
- The railing at Santa Teresa
Spring was vandalized. The uprights were pulled, burned, and tossed
into the pond. Calero maintenance fixed it.
- There are residents at the
Rosetto Ranch House, the Pedro Bernal House, and the Caretakers House.
There's a new camp host at the Norred Ranch (Brian).
- One of the benches on Coyote
Peak was vandalized. One end was broken off.
- There is no time frame for
Hellyer taking over maintenance for Santa Teresa. It depends on
openings at Calero maintenance. They will take a position from Calero.
In the meantime, Calero will still be doing maintenance at Santa Teresa.
- There was a race this past
weekend. About 50 people were racing.
- A mountain lion was seen above
the pond by the Hidden Springs Trail.
- Mike said he went on a tour of
park structures with the park commissioners. They visited the Pyzak
House and the Doors House. The Doors House was well-preserved.
- Mike said the interpretive sign
on Coyote Peak has been approved, but the design is on hold, waiting
for a statement from the Muwekma Ohlones.
- The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
is planning a big event for May 2012. There will be hike/ride from
Lexington to the Pueblo Area of Santa Teresa. We should have the Coyote
Peak sign or a mockup of it to show at the event.
- The Friends of Santa Teresa Park
started in 1992. Next year will be our 20th anniversary. We should have
an anniversary event. Mike needs a committee to work on the party. It
can be coincident with the dedication of the Coyote Peak sign or the
restoration of the old barn. We can do it at the Bernal Ranch or Pueblo
- Cattle-grazing: $875K has been
applied for in grant money from the state DFG.
- CAP Grant: if we spend money on
projects, save the receipts. They can be used as in-kind matching
- The Santa Teresa Community Fest
should be on Sept. 17 if it's held at its usual time.
- Ron's display of pictures at
Moonbeams was supposed to be in September, but they lost the sign-up
list. It has been re-scheduled to April 2012.
- Mike and Maureen arranged with
Ruth Barefoot, manager at the Santa Teresa Library, to have pictures
displayed on the walls of the community room in September. Ron can
display his pictures then.
- There will be a geocaching class
this Saturday at the Wood Road Trail in Almaden Quicksilver. It's full.
There will be about 30 students and 6-7 helpers.
- 10/8: Pioneer Day at Almaden
Quicksilver. 9/10: Jump-In Parade in New Almaden.
- The Santa Clara County Open
Space Authority has property on Palm Avenue in the Coyote Valley. It
goes to the Cinnabar Hills Golf Course at Calero. There were Indian
villages above Palm Avenue and down below. They left circular patterns
of circles where the tents were arranged.
- Ed said there has been a lot of
activity at the spring. The railing was burned. One of the neighbors
called it in, but the dispatcher sent the response to the wrong area.
The address of the spring is 400 Manila Drive. This is the address that
should be given to the dispatcher.
- Someone has been knocking on
doors on Manila Drive to see if anyone is home.
- Hawks after been going after
small cats and dogs.
- 10/1 is Ron's photo class at the
Bernal Ranch at 10:00.
- The Sons of the Pioneers will be
visiting the Bernal Ranch at the same time. Mike, Paul Bernal, and Mary
Berger will be leading them. They are having a convention at the Hayes
Mansion. They will come to the Bernal Ranch for a tour and presentation
by Paul Bernal. They will then go to Almaden Quicksilver. Afterwards,
they will go downtown.
- Ron showed pictures of Festival
in the Park; Frog Night, Wash Day, and Carnivorous Plant Night at the
Bernal Ranch; Basim Jabr's presentation on Mt. Umunhum; views from the
Norred Trail; wildflowers on the Stile Ranch and Rocky Ridge Trails;
views from Coyote Peak, the new camp host's trailer at the Norred Ranch
(Brian's), bunnies on the Mine Trail, and burnt hillsides above the
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