"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 email@example.com.
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: January 15th, 2013
|Posted by Administrator (friends) on Feb 03 2013 at 3:56 PM|
Meeting date: January 15th, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. . Place: ASP Administration Building Mission Statement: Friends gathering together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural beauty in Anastasia State Park. .
Meeting date: January 15th, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Place: ASP Administration Building
Mission Statement: Friends gathering together to celebrate, protect and enhance the natural beauty in Anastasia State Park.
Roll Call-Board Members: Shelley Stover, Doug Imshaug, Rita Roberts, Greg Adams, Diane Glass
Also in attendance-State Park: Cristy Leonard, Mitch Clark - Members: Bob Ganley (new member) & Sharon Burbelo (new member) - Vendor: Adam Morley (AnJ Recycling)
Discussion and/or approval of November 20, 2012 minutes-motion was made, seconded and voted yes to approve.
a. Recycling update: Vendor: Adam Morley (AnJ Recycling)
Glass recycling, is it beneficial to the environment, is it cost effective?
It is beneficial to the environment. Our glass is being picked up by Advanced Recycling who are basically hauling off the glass for $68.00 a month. We are paying for them to haul the glass off not recycle it, because of the poor quality of the glass it is not worth recycling. To up the quality of the glass it would have to be sorted by color; brown, clear and green. Green has no value but brown and clear are worth about $35.00 a ton. In our busy season we do about 1000 lbs. a month. Even if we were to have the city pick up our glass along with the other garbage from the park there is a tipping fee and because of the weight of glass would probably cost about the same as Advanced. The only difference being that the Park would be responsible for that bill.
Aluminum and plastic recycling is currently being done by AnJ Recycling for free. FOA receives approximately $50.00 a month for the aluminum. Due to the cost of gas and man hours Adam has asked if FOA would be willing to let AnJ Recycling keep that $50.00 to defer the cost of picking up and hauling off those materials from the park to the recycling plant in Jacksonville. Adam also made a proposal to the Board regarding a dunk tank that he has purchased. If we let him keep the proceeds from the aluminum, we can schedule the dunk tank for our events at no cost.
b. Anastasia State Park: Cristy
Has sample color brochures and handouts for Anastasia State Park she has put together and is now looking for funding to print them. Asking CSO if she can solicit funding on our behalf on FOA letterhead. It is $165.00 for 1000 brochures. There are 6 different brochures, would like to start out with 1000 of each. They would be placed in the ranger station with a donation box for Friends of Anastasia with a suggested donation of $1.00 each.
Purchased camcorder FOA approved and got prices on laptops, which we have discussed purchasing in the past and found one for $300.00, to be used essentially for membership and accounting. Can download our own Windows program on it. Motion was made, seconded and voted yes to purchase a laptop with a budget of $400.00.
CSO will set up booth at Maritime Archeological Event Saturday February 2, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This years Beach Blast is June 1, 2013. Keep that date for possible fundraising event; definitely an information booth.
Putting together physical fitness 5 week program Saturday morning for one hour on the beach. Get local instructors to donate their time for yoga, pilates, tai chi, etc. Will be getting out more information on this as we get the program together.
Nominating Committee has a slate ready for Annual Meeting to take place on Jan. 27th, 2013 @ 6:00 PM at the Park (next to the Island Beach Store & Grill). Nominations are announced during the meeting and then opened to the floor. New members Bob Ganley and Sharon Burbelo agreed to be on the Board of Directors. Thank you......
Yard Sale set for February 23, 2013 at the Amphitheater flea market. We will be taking donations for the sale the week before. Donations can be dropped at the Administration building between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; or you can call Shelley Stover at 904-315-8729 to schedule a drop-off.
The CSO is going to budget to purchase shirts for the Board members to wear at FOA events and to offer to the general membership for purchase. We will also be purchasing name tags for the Board members and officers to wear at FOA events. Cristy is going to get quote on 20 shirts and present at next Board meeting. Possibly get some bumper stickers and pins made to sell at fundraising events.
c. Financial Report: Doug
1. Interest on checking Bank of St. Augustine and BB&T $.0.
2. Income from new memberships $29.00.
3. Income from online new memberships minus Paypal fee $72.00.
4. Income from parking fundraiser new years eve $335.00.
5. Total Cash and CD $9,513.00.
6. Total in Playground Account $5,418.00.
7. Total in
Paypal Account $205.00. .
c. Membership Report: Diane reported for Dennis
1. Total Memberships 140 (2 month increase of “3").
(Breakdown: 137 members as of 11/20/2012 + 3 new - 0 dropped)
2. Membership Breakdown: 131 Individual/Family(including 6 gift)
2 Corporate (Farah&Farah & FLA Adventures-Kayaking)
Note: Farah Farah Corporate Membership is overdue & will be dropped.
3. Memberships processed since 11/20/2012 9 (3 new and 6 renewal for 2 months).
4. Paypal signups (3 new/2 renewal) since last report on 11/20/2012.
5. Last renewal reminders sent on 11/3/2012 - 72.
6. Membership drops (non-renewals since last report on 11/3/2012) 0.
7. Purge of non-renewals
completed on 11/3/2012 resulting in 17 dropped memberships. Next membership
purge scheduled at the end of Feb., 2013 .
Diane also had
information from an artist friend who has expressed interest in helping FOA put
together a color brochure and has offered to paint a scene from inside the park
and donate it to the ESR raffle. .
d. Fund Raising: Shelley
Working on the Yard Sale fundraiser
with Cristy. Have two volunteer instructors for physical fitness program, zumba
and pilates. With Diane’s contact Possible Art in the Park fundraiser. .
e. Recycling Report: need chair
Will ask Dennis to send out email
to general membership asking for help recycling. Need two people for once a
week now, possibly twice a week in the peak season. Going Green has been moved
to this category. .
f. Endless Summer Run: Shelley
Will be going to see Jim Wauldron
and put together registration form for 2013 run. Will have sample at February
meeting. Need volunteers to chair different parts of this event such as:
sponsors, volunteer coordinator, donations, raffle, awards, etc. .
g. Road-side Clean-up: Rita
Last road-side clean-up was in December 2012. Coordinate a clean-up with St. Augustine Beach for a clean-up after the scheduled events during the year such as the New Year’s Eve Beach Blast. Cristy wants to put out Public Service Announcement for next clean-up inviting the public to come out and help. Next clean-up scheduled for March 16, 2013 at 7:30 a.m.
h. Website: Dennis (Chair), Diane & Norm supporting (nothing new to report) .
i. Announcements: None......
The next meeting February 19, 2013 @ 7:00 PM at the Park office Administration Bldg..
Motion was made, seconded and voted
yes to adjourn.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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President: Greg Adams / Vice President: Rita Roberts
Secretary: Sharon Burbelo / Treasurer: Doug Imshaug
Robert Ganley / Diane Glass / Shelley Stover / Dennis Salvati / (One Director Vacancy)