"Friends gathering together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural beauty in Anastasia State Park." Please come join us for an event, in membership or stewardship to this great preserve in St. Augustine.
*** Friends of Anastasia ***
"Friends gathering together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural beauty in Anastasia State Park."
Please come join us for an event, in membership or stewardship to this great preserve in St. Augustine.
This website serves to inform our members, and those who may decide to become members, about our activities. Visit our "News Section" for reports with photos and videos on recent Friends' Events.
SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW OUR CORPORATE MEMBERS!
(view their logos below).
SUPPORT OUR NEW PLAYGROUND:
|You can support the building of our new|
state-of-the-art PLAYGROUND at the park by making a playground specific donation. For a complete description of our Playground Project & info on how to become involved in making it a reality, Click here.
After you have reviewed the information on the Playground Project, please send us your feedback in an E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU MAY NOW DONATE TO FRIENDS VIA "PAYPAL OR BY CREDIT CARD" - Submit your donations to Friends for your yearly Membership via PAYPAL. You may also use PAYPAL to register for our ESR-2012 (Run/Walk) or even make extra one-time donations to our General, Junior Rangers and Playground funds. Donations can be made securely via your individual PayPal account or by using a major credit card. To use PayPal, please click on the "PayPal" link located at the top of this page. Donating this way is: Convenient - Fast - Easy - Secure!!!!!!
VOLUNTEER HELP NEEDED! Volunteers are needed for various Friends functions/tasks. Some of these are:
- Friends' Administration: Board Member (Note: there are current Board Member vacancies)
- Fundraising: Special Events, Endless Summer Run/Walk, Playground, etc.
- Information: Articles, Photography, Website Support, Correspondence, Public Speaking
- ECO: Recycling, Roadside Cleanup, Going Green
- Friends of Anastasia Awareness: FOA Booth, New Member Sign-up, Donor/Sponsor Solicitation
- Membership: Administration, Database Support
- Special Skills: Horticulture, Maintenance, Electric, Plumbing, Carpentry, Writing, Computer, etc.
ENDLESS SUMMER RUN/WALK (ESR) - 2013 - SAT, SEPT. 21st, 2013 - Thanks to all who Ran, Walked, Volunteered &/or Supported last year's Race. It was a huge success - THANKS TO YOU! It's now time to prepare for our 2013 Race. Visit our ESR-2013 Website at: www.endlesssummerrun.org/ for complete info on how to Register, Volunteer &/or be a Supporter. Let's make ESR-2013 our biggest & best ESR ever.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT OF FRIENDS: OUR NEW FRIENDS SPORT SHIRT IS NOW AVAILABLE. To view a photo & get more info on how to obtain one, visit the News section of this website, or simply click here: http://normfromfl.webs.com/foa/voltshirt.htm
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR GENEROUS ESR SPONSORS - To view them all, please click on: http://www.endlesssummerrun.org/sponsors.htm
OUR “FUNdrasier YARD SALE" ON FEB. 23rd, 2013 (supporting our Playground at the park) was a "Huge Success" - To view some pictures, a brief summary & a nice note from our Friends President about this event, visit our News link above or click on: http://normfromfl.webs.com/foa/fundraiser.htm
GIVE "12 FREE ANASTASIA PARK ADMISSIONS" AS A GIFT - A Friends membership makes a great gift for someone you care about. Please visit the E-Form, Mail-Form or PayPal links above and submit a gift membership today. Thanks!
THE ROADSIDE LOOKS GREAT-THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED - View a note from our Friends V.P. & Roadside Cleanup Coordinator, Rita Roberts in our "Items Of Interest" section below. Thanks for the help......
READ OUR MONTHLY "RANGER'S CORNER" FEATURE ARTICLES: Written by our own Friends Liaison, Cristy Leonard - Park Specialist at ASP, her latest interesting & educational article (for March, 2013) is about "The Black Skimmers". To view this article, please click on the following link: http://normfromfl.webs.com/foa/skimmers.htm . While in our "News" section, view other interesting stories & pictures we have posted.
CALENDAR (of upcoming events) - Visit our Calendar link above to view all upcoming events, such as: Scheduled Park "Habitat Walks" (on the last Saturday of each month), Friends meetings & get togethers and our Park's "Fee-Free" Days (to name a few). To find out more, visit the "Deals & Discounts" link on the Park Website at: http://www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/deals.cfm
HELP OUR "JUNIOR RANGER" PROGRAM - You can now help support our "Junior Ranger" program here at Anastasia State Park. Recently, we had over 50 kids participate in this worthwhile program. It's easy to donate to Friends via PayPal or a Major Credit Card. Simply click on the "PayPal" link located at the top of this page. Donations on our site are safe & secure. You may also send in your "Junior Ranger" donation to: Friends Of Anastasia Park (Junior Rangers Fund), 1340A A1A
ITEMS OF INTEREST:
See Items Below (click "Next Page" to view Items on subsequent pages)
Meeting Notes - February 19th, 2013
|Posted by Administrator (friends) on Mar 06 2013 at 8:21 AM|
Friends of Anastasia Board Meeting Notes
Meeting date: February 19th, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. - 8:25 PM
Place: ASP Administration Building
Mission Statement: Friends gathering together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural beauty in Anastasia State Park.
President: Greg Adams
Vice President: Rita Roberts
Secretary: Sharon Burbelo
Treasurer: Douglas Imshaug
Attending Board Memebers: Dennis Salvati, Shelley Stover, Diane Glass
Guests: Rich Gallik, John Waldron
State Park: Christy Leonard
- Call to order
- Friends Gathering Together to Celebrate, Protect and Enhance the natural Beauty in Anastasia state Park
- Roll Call: Board Members- Greg Adams, Rita Roberts, Sharon Burbelo, Douglas Imshaug, Dennis Salvati, Shelley Stover, Diane Glass
- Discussion and / or approval of 1/15/13 minutes. Motion made, seconded and voted yes to approve
- Meeting Agenda:
5.1 Election of Officers
A. Officers stay the same with the exception of opening for Secretary as Shelley steps down
B. Sharon Burbelo volunteered for secretary position, was nominated and elected by board members
C. Board member list distributed with the understanding that personal info is to be kept confidential
D. 1 Director position remains open on Board
5.2 Anastasia State Park: Report from Christy Leonard
A. The friends of A1A Scenic Byway and Highway is asking us to sign a letter of support template for a grant that is designed for marketing, tourism and up grades for Villano area (nothing else is required of us)
B. Field trip postponed so group can go to luncheon for volunteer appreciation at Washington Oaks State Park on March 16th from 10am to 2pm. We will use the van to carpool. More info to follow. Invitations will be sent to all volunteers
C. Roadside cleanup moved to March 9, starting at 7:30am
D. St. Augustine Triathalon cancelled. We are not involved with this
5.3 Financial Report (Doug)
A. January report was sent to members
B. Change in budget: Special park request was $2000 but is now $3000 (money not spent last year carried over)
C. Motion made to approve budget as presented, motion was seconded and voted to approve.
D. Recycling credit this month was $48
5.4 Membership Report (Dennis/Diane)
A. 143 members…4 new joined and 1 dropped this month…7 have been processed since 1/15..purging at end of month…
B. 134 original family, 6 gifts, 7 lifetime and 2 corporate
C. Farah and Farah Corporate Sponsor to be dropped (non-renewal) and removed from the Friends website Main page - long over due
D Memberships are revolving, not based on calendar year
E 2 memberships were with Pay Pal sign up
F Board member list to be redone and sent out PDF (website contains names only)
5.5 Committee Chair Reports
5.5.1 Fundraising (Shelley)
A. Yard Sale Saturday…arrive by 6:30am
B. Parking for Yard Sale will be at Elks and posted
C. Shed to be cleaned out Friday at noon
D. Some stuff from shed will be given to Boy Scouts
E. Am Vets coming Monday to take what doesn’t go at yard sale
F. In the past, some of our sponsors didn’t get T Shirts so they should get them now.(some board members agreed to see to this)
H. Beach Fitness Classes: Begin in April. Will be 6 weekends in a row with 60-90 minute class for $30 to $40. Refinery plans to give some “free stuff”
I. Discussion followed regarding music for classes and board members are considering purchasing a docking station
5.5.2 .Endless Summer Run: (Shelley)
A. Will be meeting with Jim Monday for new registration forms. Sponsor forms have been sent out
B. Info being sent out about playground looking for the $10,000 range vs the $35,000
C. At next meeting a date will be given for ESR committee
D. Shelley let Dennis know when Pay Pal is to be opened up
E. Playground (Christy)
From the Park perspective: we have an opportunity to put in for funding to upgrade all 3 playgrounds…we have requested $30,000..that would be used for the playground equipment but we would have to pay for the installation. Pictures of the current playgrounds will be sent in with request under our justification
5.5.3 Roadside Cleanup (Rita)
A. Date changed to 3/9/13 at 7:30am
B. Meet at SR 312 and Santander
C. Email to be sent out
D. Verbal OK to use past photo for advertising
5.5.4 Recycling/Go Green (Greg)
A. Currently $68 goes to Advanced Disposal
C. Aluminum cans will go into trailer and cont to be sold and trailer must be hooked up to park truck to be hauled
D. Adam has been sent Email that bins are full
E. Greg will follow up about dumpster choice
5.5.5 Web Site (Dennis/Norm)
A. Effort is that all State Park Web Sites will look the same and a Template is currently being developed
B. Domain is through GODADDY at $49 year
C. The site we use currently free to us (generously supplied to us by Leo Seaman (former board member of Friends)
D. Sun Biz Report due…Christy aware and we don’t pay sales tax but $$ value is involved
E. Discussion about buying (never opened) Laptop (Dell) from Mitch Clark (Assistant Manager of ASP) with Windows 8. Decision was made to purchase for $210 and check was given to Mitch. Laptop value much higher than we paid.
Christy will donate Microsoft Office
- Announcements (none)
- Next Meeting March 19, 2013 @ 7 PM
FRIENDS OF ANASTASIA PARK CORPORATE MEMBERS
DID YOU KNOW?
1) Anastasia State Park offers programs to school groups FREE OF CHARGE! Please contact Park Services Specialist Cristy Leonard on (904) 461-2035 or at email address - email@example.com
2) The Friends of Anastasia logo is a representation of the Anastasia Island Beach Mouse which is an endangered species.
3) Friends meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (@ 7:00 PM) at the State Park office (near the Amphitheater), unless otherwise noted. All Friends members are welcome & encouraged to attend.
4) Who are the Friends of Anastasia? We are a non-profit Citizens Support Organization (CSO) for Anastasia State Park who support the park by providing programs & services that will enhance the experience of all who visit this special place. See the "Facts about Friends" post in the Items of Interest section of this website for additional information about Friends.
......................................................................................................................................Contact firstname.lastname@example.org - for more information.
President: Greg Adams / Vice President: Rita Roberts
Secretary: Sharon Burbelo / Treasurer: Doug Imshaug
Robert Ganley / Diane Glass / Shelley Stover / Dennis Salvati / (One Director Vacancy)