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Board Meeting, November 12, 2014

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:34am
Event date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 
Park Office
Meeting agenda: 

Call to Order – Jane Daniels, President                                                                                                              

  • Introductions and sign in
  • Announcements
  • Acceptance of Minutes of October 8, 2014 meeting
  • Additions to the agenda  


  • President – Jane Daniels
  • Financial – Jim Brosnan
  • Park Manager’s Minute


  • Gone to the Dogs, October 11,  decision to continue or not
  • Yorktown Street Fair, October 12
  • Fishing line disposal - Walter Plankl
  • T-shirts – Continue sales or not 
  • PTNY Grant – pencils, rack cards, posters for events
  • Recreational Trails Grant
  • Fundraising – draft letter
  • Holiday Party – yes or no
  • Goals for next year - draft

Upcoming Events in 2015

  • First Day Hike – January 1, 
  • I Love My Park Day – May 2,
  • National Trails Day – June 6



Upcoming meetings – All meetings are at 7:30 pm in the FDR Park Office: November 12, 2014

Meeting attendees: 
Maria Adams, Melissa Cole, Jane Daniels, Walter Plankl, Dianne Press, John Robinson

Meeting minutes status:

Meeting minutes: 

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

Draft Minutes – Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Meeting began at 7:40

Acceptance of Minutes of October 8th meeting– Walter Plankl, 2nd Dianne Press


Financial – Given by J. Daniels, $2,046 currently in bank

Park Manager- Given by J. Daniels, bath house has been torn down and fishing pier ramp fixed

Discussion Results:

  • Gone with the Dogs will be discontinued as the results were not effective for the time and effort spent; Charlie’s heroic efforts were acknowledged. 
  • Having a booth at the Yorktown Street Fair was very successful; we will do it again next year. The rack cards and pencils proved to be very popular
  • A hold will be put on ordering more tee shirts as in small quantities, they are not a cost effect way of raising funds
  • Melissa will enter names from events into database which is part of Mail Chimp
  • Dianne will make copies and laminate the history poster for park
  • Jane will write and send our annual appeal letter
  • Jane will lead a walk around the bridge building area for Friends who are interested
  • The December meeting will include a pot luck dholiday party; everyone is welcome to bring a food item (John is bringing sparkling apple cider)

Maria shared the Code of Conduct policy she assembled.  It was reviewed and will be discussed again in December.

Future discussions:

  • National Trails’ Day
  • Pow Wow to be decided in May if we will attend
  • Kiosk in Trump- is it still there
  • Diane will contact Bedford Audubon about co-hosting a bird walk at Trump SP, Indian Hill
  • Information poster about what has recently taken place in the park, such as planting, drainage

Adjourned: 8:50 

Submitted by: Dianne Press

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