Return to the Friends of Santa Teresa Park
Mike Boulland, Kitty Monahan, Greg & Roxanne Koopman, Kim Gardner, Gus Letona, Ron
held our meeting in the Santa Teresa Golf Club main clubhouse
restaurant because our usual meeting place, the upper banquet facility,
was in use. Ron could not give a slideshow presentation..
- 19 people came to our
last meeting, with Lisa Pappanastos speaking about the Grant Ranch. We
should take a field trip to visit the Grant house in the future.
taught his outdoor photography class on 4/27. Mike and Joan Murphy
helped. 16 people signed in. Ron showed a slideshow in the ban, then
led a wildflower hike up the Joice and Bernal Hill trails. Mike talked about the history of Rancho Santa Teresa.
- Mike said the Almaden Ting (pagoda) group will be tour the San Jose History Park's Chinese Historical Museum.
- Kelsi Ju wanted cake stands for La Fuente for displaying cakes. Mike gave some to her.
- Mike submitted the application to the parks dept. for National Night Out.
- The Koopman's have not been working in the gardens at the Bernal Ranch lately, but they are still interested.
- Mike will be volunteering at the Bernal Ranch. He will be taking a class to become an official docent there.
- Greg is willing to water the trees in the Pueblo Area. He needs to contact Jason Gorman in Maintenance about it.
went out at the Bernal Ranch. Sam said he heard an explosion in the
neighborhood. Neighbors also lost power, so it wasn't just the ranch or
something related to the power lines in the park.
report (Greg): current balance $2433.63. Pending expenses: $579.48. The
balance will be $1854.15. The Beautify SJ Grant is $2380.
will cost us $300 to file for federal 501c3 status, since we're an
established non-profit organization. It would be $800 if we were a new
organization. We register with the state attorney general yearly for
$20. We are a state non-profit. We signed the paperwork for the 501c3
application. We need a letter for soliciting donations. Sam said it's
better to be a non-membership corporation, rather than a membership
corporation, but we already incorporated as a membership corporation. We became a corporation in 1995. We have an EIN.
- Kitty will our next speaker, as part of our special speakers series, date TBD.
need to buy a table runner with our logo on it for events. We can get a
plain tablecloth for $15 and put the runner across it.
have a purchase order form to approve purchases. If we want to buy
items to be paid for by our Beautify SJ Grant, we have to make sure
they are covered by the grant.
- We need FOSTP business cards. We need to wait until we have 501c3 status so we put the correct information on it.
- We need to get a flyer holder. A stacked holder that holds multiple flyers costs $24.
went to the Parks Commission meeting. It was reported that trail
counters showed that usage of the Santa Teresa Park trails spiked
up, probably due to new housing in the area.
will be giving our Pre-Mother's Day hike on the Stile-Mine-Fortini
trails on 5/11 at 10 am. We will pass out our newsletters. Meet at the
Stile Ranch Trailhead. Ron and Mike will be leading.
is National Night Out (NNO). We'll do the same things as last year. We
need to advertise it online and pass out flyers. We need to make flyers.
next meeting will be 6/6. There will be no meeting in July, as it will
be the 4th of July. Our next meeting will be 8/1, which will be before
- We need to create a new newsletter. We'll pass it
out at NNO. We should target June for having it ready. Write articles by the end of May. Possible topics:
new staff, last year's NNO, Pyzak cleanup, park usage, Muuriel Wright
status, walking sticks, our wildflower hikes, Ron's photo class, the
- The junctions of the Joice and Norred trails and
the Joice and Bernal Hill trails were very muddy this year. They need
to be fixed. We need to contact Lisa Pappanastos.
demo days start this weekend at Santa Teresa, from Friday-Sunday.
Mountain bikes are available for trial on the Santa Teresa trails. You
can test our as many bikes as you like during the time period. They are
- Mark Frederick, County Parks construction manager, retired.
19 is Viva Calle SJ. It starts at Story Road. It runs along Story Road
to Willow Road and up Market Street and St. John St. to St. James Park.
It is not in District 2 or 10, so we were not invited to participate
like last year.
Bryan Lu is is leading hikes to Coyote Peak. We should help with one or
more of them: "Saturday June 29, Sunday July 21, Sunday August 4,
Sunday August 18, 2019, What's "Shaking" in Parks? 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM,
Santa Teresa's Pueblo Day Use Area.Trek to the highest peak in the park
to view fantastic vistas and explore local geology formations. Meet in
2nd parking lot (on left by yellow call box) with hiking shoes, layered
clothing and water. Questions? (408) 225-0225."