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Board Meeting January 8, 2014

Submitted by webmaster on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:15pm
Event date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting attendees: 
Jane Daniels (presiding), Charles Castronovo, Dianne Press, Anwer Qureishi, John Robinson, Brian Strasavich, Jim Brosnan (arrived 8:25), David Rocco (arrived 8:55).

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Friends of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Donald J. Trump State Parks


Draft Minutes – Wednesday, January 8, 2014 – 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.



Action/Target Date

NY sales tax waiver

Jane Daniels

Awaiting NY State return.

Budget 2014

Anwer Qureishi, Jim Brosnan

February 8, 2014 meeting

Begin I Love My Parks planning


May 2014

 President Jane Daniels called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

 Financial Report - No report given

 Manager’s Report – Brian Strasavich

Volunteer service sheets were passed out and signed.

 Minutes - The November and December 2013 minutes were accepted.

 Announcements- Dianne Press announced the Spring Bird walk would be April 19, 2014.

 2014 Goals – Jane Daniels handed out a sheet with a list of goals (to be revisited June 2014) 

·    Streamline our calendar.

·    Solicit board members -we need a secretary and a treasurer.

·    Fulfill Recreational Trail Program Grant and PTNY Grant if we get it

·    Run five events: First Day Walk, Bird Walk, I Love My Park Day, Friends BBQ, and Gone to the Dogs.

·    Table two events: Support Connection and Yorktown Street Fair.

·    Make park history available on line and on kiosks in the park

·    Sell T-shirts to raise funds.

·    Increase membership, gather contact information for groups who use the park on a regular basis and invite a representative to attend our meeting.

·    Improve online data base.

·    Improve our website.   

It was decided that the overall goals for the year are to

Attract new members

Solidify the organizational structure

All activities will focus on achieving those goals 

Old Business-

·    First Day Hike attracted 23 participants consisting of two groups.

·    Financial Support may have to come in the form of dues.

·    Because of weather conditions during Gone to the Dogs, it was decided to change it from December to October.

  Upcoming Events -

            Spring Bird Walk, April 19, 2014.

            I Love My Park Day, May 3, 2014.

Friends BBQ, July 9, 2014.

            Gone to the Dogs, October 18, 2014    

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m. by President Jane Daniels.             

Respectfully submitted,

Charles Castronovo

 Upcoming meetings:  February 12, 2014 and March 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., in the park office.

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