Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
- Attendees: Mike Boulland, Kitty
Monahan, Sam Drake, Ed Jackson, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, and Ron
- In order to get the CAP Grant, we needed to modify our
vision statement to mention that our organization is for the benefit of
the City of San Jose and the greater community. We agreed unanimously
(by e-mail) on the new vision statement, which reads "Our vision is to
help protect, enhance, maintain, and restore Santa Teresa Park through
education, volunteer involvement, coordination, and communications with
Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. There was no
objection from the Friends group in the County Parks.
- August's meeting minutes were approved. (There was no
meeting in September.)
- We have a balance of $166.16 in our account. We will get
$1100 from the CAP Grant.
- We need to record the volunteer hours for the CAP Grant.
- The CAP Grant Cycle 28 application was submitted and
approved for $1100
total. We will be getting a CAP Grant check. These are the budget items:
- UNSCC membership: $200
- FOSTP website: $200
- Newsletter: $100
- Coyote Peak event certificates: $10
- Event insurance: $100
- Refreshments for event: $100
- Entertainment for event: $200
- Coyote Peak sign and dedication ceremony: The CAP Grant
will pay for the dedication ceremony expenses, but not the sign itself.
We paid $300 for the sign design. We owe $300 for the sign fabrication.
We need to raise money to pay for it. Can we have a silent auction to
raise money? Greg will get food donations. Roxanne wrote a letter
asking companies for donations for the ceremony: refreshments and
raffle prizes. We should have a donation bowl at Fandango. We will have
paper certificates as recognition awards. Rich Robertson has already
started working on the metal sign stand. Park Maintenance will install
the sign. We need to pay for insurance. We can get insurance from the
UNSCC for the event, which the CAP Grant will cover. Alfonso Ramirez
will tell Native American stories and deliver a blessing. Julie Lee
will come to represent the County Parks dept. Mike will talk about the
background of the sign. We can pass out flyers and newsletters. We'll
get 3 park vans and drivers. They each hold 10 people, so we can
transport 30 per trip. We don't know how many people will be coming.
The vans will be picked up from the Casa Grande around 8 am. We will
need to put tables and chairs on top of the peak, about 20 chairs.
There will be free parking. We may need to pass out parking passes. How
long does free parking last? Do we need a PA system? We need to pass
out programs with donor logos. We to make a sign thanking the sponsors.
We need to write thank you notes and pass them out at the event. The
Bernal School Band will come to play. They will start at 9:30 as the
guests come in. When the ceremonies move up to the peak, some people
should stay at the Pueblo Area all the time to keep an eye on things.
- Fandango is Saturday 10/4 from 3 to 6 pm. Get there by 2 to
setup our table. Roxanne said 5-6 students from Bernal will be
available to help. They can help man the crafts tables, roping, and
branding. Mike and Ed will staff the FOSTP booth. Sam and Kitty will be
at the Bay Area Ridge Trail event at Almaden Quicksilver, so they won't
be able to help.
- The Oak Grove School cross-country meet was held on 9/18.
The students did service hours in exchange for free parking at the
event. They worked at Coastal Clean-Up and Movie Night at Santa Teresa.
- Kitty reported on the Park Commission meeting. They said
that interpretation is 1/4 to 1/3 of the park budget.
- Ron's photo class is this Saturday 10/4 at 10 am to 1 pm at
the Bernal Ranch.
- Ron showed pictures of the cattle fencing, the new bridge
and trail segment on the Rocky Ridge Trail, the top of Coyote Peak, and
movie night at the Pueblo Area.