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Board Meeting March 14, 2012

Submitted by samcutrone on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 1:24pm
Event date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting agenda: 

Friends of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

&

Donald J Trump State Parks

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 7:30-9:00 PM 

Call to Order (Peter Hoernes, President)          7:30

        Introductions and sign in (Jane Daniels, Secretary)

        Announcements

        Acceptance of the minutes of the February 8, 2012, meeting

Financial Report – (Peter Hoernes in David Rocco’s absence)          7:35

  • Income/expense
  • Issues and updates
  • Number of members  

Park Manager’s Minute (Brian Strasavich)          7:40

Old Business          7:50

  • Bylaws  (Peter Hoernes)
  • Events          8:20
      • I Love My Park – May 5 (Jane Daniels in David Rocco’s absence)
      • National Heritage Weekend - Hike (Dianne Press)
      • Photography Exhibit – update (Janice Turner)
      • Projects          8:40

           

      • CCC –  Dianne Press
      • Using holiday weekends to increase membership

New business - The Board will entertain new topics for discussion

Adjourn          9:00

Upcoming meetings – All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the FDR Park Office

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

 

Meeting attendees: 
Charles Castronvo, Jane Daniels, Peter Hoernes, Richard Hunter, Judy Isecke, John Isecke, Anwer Qureishi, Fred Osborn, Dianne Press, Brian Strasavich, Janice Turner (left at 8:27), Pamela Wells, Oliver Wells

Meeting minutes status:

Meeting minutes: 

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

Draft Minutes – Wednesday, March 14 2012 – 7:30-9:00 PM 

Summary of Action Items:

Description

Responsible

Target Date

Submit comments on Bylaws

Membership

3/28/12

Review comments and revise bylaws

Board

3/31/12

Spring Cleaning

Rocco and Qureishi

ongoing

Present:   Charles Castronvo, Jane Daniels, Peter Hoernes, Richard Hunter, Judy Isecke, John Isecke, Anwer Qureishi, Fred Osborn, Dianne Press, Brian Strasavich, Janice Turner (left at 8:27), Pamela Wells, Oliver Wells

Peter Hoernes, President called the meeting to order at 7:34

        Introductions and sign in (Jane Daniels, Secretary)

        Announcements - none

Acceptance of Minutes– February 8, 2012 minutes, with Janice Turner requesting the following changes, the last change because she wanted her opinion on conflict of interest expressed. The following were voted upon separately:

The photography exhibit report – to be added to the two bullet points respectively (accepted)

  • Janice wanted to explore the option of obtaining a grant from the state because there are environmental grants available for such projects. Janice felt that since the project was 12 months away it gave sufficient time to give serious exploration of collaboration with the Art Center
  • Janice said the 501c3 approval would coincide with the application for a grant since they are both in the pipeline and if it did not work out then we could still have the same event as planned at a local library.

Conflict of interest: Peter reminded her again that the board had approved his sponsorship and they did not feel it was a conflict of interest. (voted 3 for, 1 against, 1 abstention): 

  • Janice raised the question of conflict of interest with respect to Anwer Qureishi advertising his insect repellent product at the snow shoe event with free give-aways.  She felt that since he was on the Executive Board it was especially inappropriate for him to have free advertisement.  And since it is not a well established or well known product, we, as an organization should be careful about whom we endorse. She felt that allowing him to give away samples of the product was a direct endorsement and particularly important because it was absorbed through the skin

In the absence of the treasurer, David Rocco, Peter Hoernes and Jane Daniels reported:

  •  Have $296 in the account.
  • We have 47 members on email list, 3 dropped off and 1 new one

Manager’s Minute – Brian Strasavich

  • Hired maintenance supervisor
  • Emergency spending until budget passes April 1
  • Staff is attending  seasonal training
  • Park improvements include upgrades to comfort stations 2, 4, and 6, repairs to pavilion 6, power to pool complex, chips added to playgrounds  
  • Taconic Road Runners are donating new water fountain
  • Beavers are back and the lake level is up
  • Looking into allowing selective bow hunting for deer management at Trump (Indian Hill) and the southeast part of FDR; questions were raised as to safety. Brian indicated illegal hunting is a problem and allowing hunting alerts people that it exists

Bylaws – Peter Hoernes

  • First step in obtaining  501c3 status
  • Handed out copies of bylaws and explained that the four officers plus Fred Osborn and Brian Strasavich as advisors have met, discussed and distributed a copy of proposed bylaws.
  • Went through the document, clarifying and explaining
    • Voting members will decide who is on the Board
    • Will have dues but right now dues are 0
    • Membership renewal is annual
    • Conflict of interest is to be spelled out in separate document
    • Officers of the corporation are the same as the officers of the board
  • Judy Isecke questioned why the process was taking so long; since it was reviewed by a pro bono lawyer, it is done when the time is available.
  • Asked for written input and return to office any comments by close of business Wednesday March 28
  • Next step would be for the four officers to review comments with further discussion in April and adoption at the May meeting. Depending on discussion in April, might have a vote then.

Park History - Dianne Press reported:

  • Pam Silvestri will lead a CCC walk on Sunday May 20th at 2 pm as part of the Heritage Weekend.
  • Can we look into having a plaque installed in Pavilion 1, which was built as part of the CCC program?
  • Research is ongoing

I Love My Park – Jane Daniels  

  • Maura Staker has resigned from chairing the Spring Cleaning project due to family commitments
  • David Rocco has agreed to be in charge.

Photography contest – Janice Turner

  • Is stepping down from her involvement with Friends due to some other time commitments and asked if anyone wanted to do it.
  • Judy Isecke indicated she wanted it to continue

Adjourned at 9:07 pm

Respectively submitted,

Jane Daniels, Secretary

Upcoming meetings – All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the FDR Park Office

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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