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Board Meeting October 17, 2012

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Event date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting agenda: 

Friends of Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Donald J Trump State Parks

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – 7:30-9:30 PM 

Decisions to be made: Election of officers, suggested bylaws change, which events to participate in

 Call to Order Anwer Qureishi          7:30

        Introductions and sign in (Jane Daniels, Secretary)


        Acceptance of Minutes of September 12, 2012 meeting

Financial Report – David Rocco          7:35

  • Income/expense
  • Bank balance
  • Number of members  

Park Manager’s Minute (Brian Strasavich) – Highlights of park operations          7:40

Organizational Issues          7:50


Bylaws changes

Succession planning

        Applying for Parks and Trails NY grant

Events –

Report on October 7 Support Connection Walk – Charlie Castronvo

Upcoming events – Nov 4 (Make a Wish Foundation 5K), Snowshoe in the Park (January 2013), I Love My Park (May 4, 2013)

Projects - Discussion

Program: Murder at Mohansic – Dianne Press          8:45

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

Wednesday,  November 14, 2012


Meeting attendees: 
Charlie Castronvo, Jane Daniels, Oliver Wells, Pamela Wells, Dianne Press, Anwer Qureishi, and Brian Strasavich

Meeting minutes status:

Meeting minutes: 

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

Draft Minutes – Wednesday, October 17, 2012 – 7:30-9:15 PM

Action Items for next meeting:



Target Date

Apply for incorporation; complete incorporation with State Dept

Jane Daniels



Anwer Qureishi


Send information to Pamela Wells re pledges

Jane Daniels


Present: Charlie Castronvo, Jane Daniels, Oliver Wells, Pamela Wells, Dianne Press, Anwer Qureishi, and Brian Strasavich 

President Anwer Qureishi called the meeting to order at 7:35 pm. He announced the time he has available and marketing/PR skills make him reluctant to be president. Jane Daniels agreed to step up and was unanimously elected president. There is a now a need for a secretary.

The minutes for the September 12, 2012 meeting were approved.

Anwer shared his ideas for a logo. He will make refinements to a triangle shaped logo to be presented at the November meeting.

Manager’s Minute – Brian Strasavich

  • Winterizing the park is underway. Except for Pavilion #1, all restrooms will be closed after Nov 4.
  • Plans are underway to expand the number of picnic areas that can be reserved and to increase the number of group grills
  • Potential service projects include rotate backstop, replace benches, and replace guard rails

Events – Charles Castronvo

Charlie Castronvo and Dianne Press managed the booth at the Support Connection walk on October 7. They obtained 16 names and had $31 in donations. Two names were draw. Dianne Press will notify the winners to pick up the video camera and a hand knit hat at the park office. Charles Castronvo won a door price for the Support Connection and donated the contents of the basket for us to use for future door prizes.

Murder at Mohansic – Dianne Press

In 1913 a murder occurred at Strang Cottage in Mohansic State Hospital for the Insane. An attendant’s face was smashed, the murder weapon never recovered, and the case never solved. It is highly speculated that an inmate who worked in the kitchen returned from an evening of drinking in Yorktown was the murderer.

Meeting adjourned at 9 pm.

Respectively submitted,

Jane Daniels

Upcoming meetings – All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the FDR Park Office; November 14; December 12.

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