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Board Meeting January 9, 2013

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Event date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting agenda: 

Friends of Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Donald J Trump State Parks

Draft Agenda, Wednesday,  January 9, 2013 – 7:30-9:15 PM

 Call to Order - Jane Daniels, President          7:30

        Introductions and sign in


        Acceptance of Minutes  of December, 2012 meeting

Financial Report – David Rocco          7:35

  • Income/expense
  •  Bank balance
  • Number of members  

Park Manager’s Minute - Brian Strasavich          7:45

Old Business:          7:55

  • Organizational Issues
    • Annual Report
    • Goals for 2013

New business:

  • Upcoming events
    • Snow Shoe in the Park
    • I Love My Park Day
    • Projects

History – Dianne Press

Upcoming meetings – All meetings on the second Wednesday of the month  at 7:30 pm in the FDR Park Office


Meeting attendees: 
Charlie Castronovo, Jane Daniels, Dianne Press, Dave Rocco , Brian Strasavich, Janice Turner and Sargent David Szeckers of the State Park Police

Meeting minutes status:

Meeting minutes: 

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

Draft Minutes – Wednesday, January 9, 2013 – 7:30-9:05 PM

To Do before the next meeting:



Target Date

File for status with IRS

Jane Daniels

Apply when Department of State returns paper work

Logo and T-Shirts

Janice Turner

Get logo designed by volunteers

Present: Charlie Castronovo, Jane Daniels, Dianne Press, Dave Rocco , Brian Strasavich, Janice Turner and Sargent David Szeckers of the State Park Police 

President Jane Daniels called the meeting to order at 7:40 pm.

The minutes for the December 12, 2012 meeting were approved. Treasurer Dave Rocco reported there is $623.75 in the bank account.

Brian Strasavich introduced Sargent David Sseckers of the State Park Police.

Jane Daniels reported that she waiting for incorporation papers to be returned by  Department of State to be returned.

Manager’s Minute – Brian Strasavich

  • · Contract electrical work is done.
  • · A flag system is in place indicating the ice condition of the lake.
  • · Making progress on Sandy cleanup.
  • · Beaver baffle has been evaded by the beaver…back to the drawing board.
  • · January events include

                19th Taconic Road Runners for Sandy Releif

                20th Moon Light Hike

                26th Boy Scout Iditarod

  • · Will need help cleaning up pine litter.
  • · Need to talk to organizations for I LOVE MY PARK DAY to limit a maximum of 60 people at a time so enough tools are available.
  • · One of the park dump truck is old and needs extensive work to keep it going. Repair costs are upwards of $2200.00.
  • · New landscaping bins are to be purchased.
  • · New Gates will be installed on the Route 202 side of the park.
  • · A new back hoe attachment will be purchased.
  • · The shop needs a new furnace.
  • · Lucy Waletzy will be looking at the Trump property to see what can be done with it.

Annual report

Jane Daniels presented a draft of an annual report which was accepted.  

Three out of four  of the Empire State park passes won by volunteers of the Sandy cleanup to  have been given out the remaining one will be given to the parent of the volunteer

New Business

Janice Turner agreed to be in charge of a contest to design a logo. She will contact possible groups.  The winner would be announced on I Love My Park Day, May 5th.

Charles Castronovo will run the Gone to the Dogs Day on December 14th


Diane Press will be talking about the CCC to the Yorktown community, she wanted the friends of FDR to be named as presenting the talk. All agreed.

Meeting adjourned at 9:05pm

Respectively submitted,

Charles Castronovo

Upcoming meetings -February 13, March 13 at 7:30pm in the park office.

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