Friday, October 11, 2019

Clyde SPAN Minutes 10-01-2019

The minutes of the Tuesday, October 1, 2019, meeting of SPAN, held at 66 Glasgow Street at
6:30 p.m.

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Hugh Miner; Dave Hickey;
Amber Clingerman; and Kelly Furman

1 Hugh Miner moved and Rose Jeanne Strakal seconded to accept the September minutes.
Motion carried.
2 Treasurer’s report showed a balance of $5676.88.
3 Rose Jeanne reported a membership total of 113.
4 Tour report: There were 29 people on the trip to Alexandria Bay. Next trip will be to the
George Eastman House in Rochester on November 9th, after which there will be a visit to the
Artisan Works.
5 Amber and Kelly are planning a bus trip to Lights on the Lake in Liverpool on January 9,
2020 and a Christmas Shopping trip to Destiny USA on December 7th, 2019. Tickets will be
generated when we know the number of riders.
6 Sandi reported on SOAR activity: On October 19th there will be an Open House at SPAN
Headquarters from 3 to 6 at 66 Glasgow Street. Then a local bus tour titled, “Mystery,
Mischief, and Mayhem” created and narrated by Tom Sawtelle will start at 6:00 p.m. There is
a $5.00 charge to cover the cost of the bus. Tickets are available at the SPAN office.
7 On October23, a program called “A Sweet Night of Painting” will be held at Kee Kee Run
Café from6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 , available at SPAN or SOAR office and includes
Dessert and Drink, all Materials, and a Lesson from a Pro.
8 There was a discussion about the downtown tree removal.
9 It was decided to abandon the Homecoming Alumni event, October 18th, due to the lack of
ticket sales. The big events of the following day should be enough activity.
10 Next meeting is November 5th , 2019.
11 Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Clyde SPAN Minutes 09-03-2019

The minutes of the SPAN meeting held at 66 Glasgow Street (our new office) on September 3,
2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Tom Castellano; Dolly Romer; Sandi Bastedo; Ginny Merritt; Amber Clingerman;
Steve Moore; Hugh Miner; Dave Hickey; Gayle Porter; Kelly Furman; Rose Jeanne Strakal

1 Tom Castellano called the meeting to order at6:35.
2 Dolly Romer moved to accept the August minutes, seconded by Hugh Miner. Motion passed.
3 The treasurer’s report showed a balance of $5911.98.
4 Membership: We currently have 112 members.
5 Amber Clingerman and Kelly Furman reported that the Splatter Run event went well. The have
raised $2300 for Halloween in the Park set for October 5.
6 Sandi Bastedo reported on SOAR activities:
The Savannah Art Festival is set for September 28. Some artists will demonstrate their skills –
there will be an art contest – Jim Montana will be doing nature photography. There may be a
raffle to benefit the red book shelf.
There will be a British Foot military reenactment at the Clyde Blockhouse on September7.
There will be a re-dedication of the Blockhouse on September 12 at noon.
Mystery, Mischief, and Mayhem, a program devised by Tom Sawtelle, will be held at Span
headquarters at an Open House on October 19, 2019.
The alumni event is scheduled for the homecoming game on Oct 18. Tickets ar $10. Each and
will take care of entering the game and the food area. The school is taking care of the food. Span
members will take tickets at the gate. We need to get a flyer to hand out.
The campsite is being maintained by Mark DeVito. He is requesting SPAN to provide him
with some tools and a firering for the fishing area.Hugh Miner moved and Sandi Bastedo
seconded that “SPAN supply the requested materials” The motion passed.
Sandi reported that she attended a Community Arts Grant meeting sponsored by the NYS
Council on the Arts. They could provide up to 5 K for artists. It must be non-profit. Perhaps an
Art Collective – rent a space, offer instruction, Sandi offerd to write the application which is due
by October 26. It must have an artist attached. It could involve theater, music, or painting, all
sorts of artistic activity. It would continue on a yearly basis.
Gayle Porter said the part of her building, the part close to the Brick Oven, could be used as
long as the temperature is above 55 degrees. The space would be sealed off from the rest of her
building. It is secure, has hardwood floors and is quite large. Art could be created there and sold
there. (See Gayle’s handout)
Ginny Merritt moved and Hugh Miner seconded “…that Sandi pursue an application for
a community arts grant.” The motion passed.
7 Rose Jeanne Strakal researched a SPAN banner , 2’X4’, to replace the missing one. Sandi
Bastedo moved and Steve Moore seconded to “buy the banner”. The motion passed.
8 Hugh Miner moved and Tom Castellano seconded “…that SPAN buy ink stamps that read ‘for
deposit only’”. The motion carried.
9 Shelly Furman noted that volunteers are needed on Oct 5th for Halloween in the Park.
10 Dolly Romer noted that with additional funds coming in, SPAN needs to have more
11 Steve Moore noted that the are several locations on Facebook which discuss Art in this area:
Fb@Savannah Arts NY
Fb@ Eye on Art and Music (Clyde focus)
Fb@ A Conversation about Art in Wayne County NY and Beyond
The meeting adjourned at 7:50
Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Monday, July 8, 2019

Clyde SPAN Minutes 07-02-2019

The minutes of the Tuesday, July 2, 2019, meeting of SPAN held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Tom Castellano; Linda Bell; Sandi Bastedo; Dolly Romer; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Dave Hickey

1. Tom Castellano called the meeting to order at 6:30.

2. Rose Jeanne Strakal moved and Dolly Romer seconded “…to accept the June 2019 minutes.”
Motion passed.

3. Treasurer’s report: Sandi distributed a handout that showed a balance of $3,281.10.

4. Membership: Rose Jeanne Strakal reported a total of 106 members. She is sending out thank
you notes to new members.

5. Tours: Dolly Romer reported that the Corning trip was successful. There were 42 people
attending. The next trip is August 21st to Auburn to include a visit to the Harriett Tubman Home
and to Makenzie-Childs in Aurora, NY.

6. Sandi Bastedo listed the SOAR activities:
The July 17th picnic at Clyde’s Blockhouse. SPAN is supplying the meat; other groups are bringing salads, cookies, etc. The picnic is scheduled to start at 5:30. In case of rain, we will move to the Clyde Fire hall. We plan on about 100 attendees.

The Erie bicyclists will be coming through Clyde on July 9th.

On July 6th and 13th the Wayne Co. branch of Habitat for Humanity group will work around the
Blockhouse area to clean it up.

7. Art and Music in Clyde Village Park:
On Tuesday, July 23rd, artists can set up from 2:00-8:00. Nate Michaels plays from 6:00 to 8:00.
On Wednesday, August 24th, artists can set up from 2:00 –8:00 . The Savannah Cellarsavers play from 6:00 to 8:00.
On Tuesday, August 27th, artists can set up from 2:00 to 8:00. Nate Michaels will play from 6-8.
There is a registration form for artists/ vendors, which can be obtained at the SPAN office, 70
Glasgow St. For registration questions email Steve Moore at

8. Discussion about a possible art work space in Gayle Porter’s location.

9. Alumni Event: Homecoming game is October 18th. SPAN will make up tickets at $10. Each.

10. The school has a tent available. We will serve hors d’oeuvres. Amber and Kelly will advertise on
Face book and email. Everyone needs to promote this event.

11. Other business: Rose Jeanne Strakal will try to get the pictures in the windows for the August
celebrations by August 8th. Be available to help, anyone who can. On July 16th, a repair group will
work on the frames at the SPAN office.

12. Meeting adjourned at 7:45.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Clyde SPAN Minutes 05-07-2019

The minutes of the May 7th, 2019, meeting of SPAN held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30

Present: Tom Castellano; Dolly Romer; Rose Jeanne Strakal; David Hickey; Hugh Miner; Sandi Bastedo; Linda Bell; Mark DeVito; and Steve Groat

1. Tom Castellano called the meeting to order at 7:35.

2. Rose Jeanne Strakal moved to accept the April minutes, seconded by Dolly Romer. Motion passed.

3. Hugh Miner handed out the treasurer’s report showing a balance of $2,514.08.

4. Rose Jeanne reported the membership count as 102 with $1,130 collected.

5. Tours: Dolly Romer circulated the flyer which details the trip to Corning on June 20, 2019. Call Dolly at 315-573-2933 to book your seat.

6. A discussion of moving SPAN headquarters to the Messinger Building followed.
Hugh Miner moved”…that SPAN move its headquarters to the Messinger Building”, seconded by Dolly Romer. The motion passed. We are looking at July for the move.

7. SOAR activity:  Sandi said June 4th will feature kayaks on the Canal from 4-6, before the cookout at the campsite, from 6-8 We need to RSVP so we have enough hot dogs to serve.
Starting on May 18th, and every Saturday until June 22, there will be kayaking at the Montezuma Wildlife Center from 4-6 p.m.
June 3rd is open house at the new Senior Center.
There is a chicken barbeque on Memorial Day

8. July 17th is the picnic at the Blockhouse with SPAN and the Galen Historical Society. Hugh will contact the service organizations to help with preparations.

Meeting adjourned at 8:21 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Profile 3-6-19

ROSE JEANNE MOLLENDORF graduated from Clyde Central School in 1963. She was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, but came to Clyde at the age of 5. She has a long history of doing secretarial work in schools and libraries. She started out working in the Clyde Central School Library and the Galen Free Library, then moving to Rochester she worked at the Rundel Library in the Cataloging Department. While living and working in Rochester, she met Chris Strakal. They were married in 1970 and moved to Chris’ home state of Montana for two years. Two of their five children were born there (Jennifer and Jason). The Strakals then moved to Clyde, where Jessica and the twins, Joseph and John, were born. When her twins entered kindergarten, she resumed work at the Clyde Savannah Schools until 2006 when she retired. Rose Jeanne and Chris now have five grandchildren.

When asked about special events in her life, Rose Jeanne mentioned, beside her children and family, that she enjoys traveling. She and Chris have been to Europe a number of times and have been to many parts of the United States, including Colorado, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, Georgia and Seattle. A favorite of their many trips to Montana included a two day Amtrak train journey with all five of their children from Rochester to Glacier National Park in Montana.

She is remembered at the Clyde-Savannah School District for her employment at each of the district school buildings. Many former students can recall when she and Colleen Volpe were co-directors of the Drama Club.

Rose Jeanne does not think she should be defined by her travels or her jobs. She is proud of growing up in Clyde and spending most of her life here. God, family and community are most important in her life.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 09-04-2018

The minutes of the September 4, 2018, meeting of SPAN held at 70 Glasgow Street in Clyde, N.Y. at 6:30 p.m..

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Dolly Romer; John Robert; Hugh Miner; and David Hickey

1 August minutes corrected: #3 should read “Rose Jeanne provided” rather than “Rose Jeanne gave” and # 11 should say “Tom Sawtelle” rather than “Hugh Miner”. Corrected minutes were accepted.

2 John Robert gave the treasurer’s report for two months. The report showed a balance of $4602.03.

3.KeeKee Run: Sue Ayers , Steve Moore paintings & specialty coffee.

4 Rose Jean Strakal discussed the upcoming visit to the Town of Galen board meeting to request funds for the SPAN sponsored tour bus trips. Discussion of where other sources of funding comes from.

On membership, there was a discussion of how to promote new members and keep our current members, Mailings was one idea. Could we use mass mailings for all Clyde residents? Could we pair with the Galen Historical Society? Perhaps we could get new members at the alumni event and the barbershop chorus event and on bus tours.

5 The next annual Alumni/Homecoming Game event is set for Friday, September 21st. Gena Duffy is helping to coordinate details at the school along with Lynn Carnevale and Donna Riviello. There will be a VIP tent from 6 – 7. A ticket for $5.00 will gain entrance to th VIP tent and the game. Those who wish may enter the parade. RSVP to SPAN if possible. Reunion tags will be available at the sign- in table. Hugh, Tom and John volunteered to work at the table starting at 5:30 that night. The alumni event will be promoted at the Red Jacket game the week before.

6 Hugh announced that the date for the Barbershop Chorus will be Sunday, October 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Span might try to sell food and water, details to be worked out at our next meeting. Rose Jeanne will make a flier, Hugh will create a poster and arrange a robo-call to promote the event.

7 Another SPAN event, a History of Downtown Clyde Walking Tour, led by Hugh Miner, will start in the downtown park at 10:00 a.m. and will end at the Blockhouse on Saturday, September 22nd.

8 Sandi announced that cooperative initiative between the Village of Clyde and SOAR using “Design Connect” of Cornell U has produced a trail loop design between the north side of the railroad tracks and the improved Erie Canal remnants along Route #31 in the village of Clyde which has been submitted for a grant. The Greater Rochester Health Foundation has awarded the project 21K to create the designed trail, to be called the “Blockhouse Loop Trail” when completed.

9 There will be a meeting about updating the kiosks on Thursday, September 6th at noon with Rotary. Hugh and Sandi will represent SPAN. A discussion of the changes, a thicker plexiglass or possibly “Lexan” could be used.

10 Sandi announced that at the October meeting, we should bring in our ideas for next year’s activities for SPAN.

11 Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. Next meeting: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018.

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey

Friday, August 31, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 08-07-2018

The minutes of the August SPAN meeting held at 70 Glasgow Street, Clyde, NY, on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Dave Hickey; Hugh Miner; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Cheryl Bonnell and guests, Kelly Furman and Amber Clingerman.

Kelly and Amber are planning an event in the downtown park for Halloween on Oct. 6th from about 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event might include some of the following:
    Kiddie parade   
    Chili cook-off
    Hay ride
    Little maize
    Fried Dough
    Pie eating contest
    And various games
They are asking SPAN for help in publicizing the event.
Span can send fliers around the end of September.
Some support is from the Clyde Police Fund and SOAR can supply two banners.

1 Hugh moved to accept the June minutes, seconded by Tom Castellano. Motion passed.

2. Treasurers report: Treasurer was absent tonight.

3. Membership: Rose Jeanne gave our current membership total as 88. Discussion followed as to best way to contact prospective members – email or post card. Could we tie it in with the alumni event?

4 Discussion of the grant approval and the work Tom Sawtelle has done on the Blockhouse. Two signs are ready now and more are anticipated. Tom will submit a request for a grant that involves a loop trail on the north side of the Erie Canal, between Route 31 and the railroad tracks.
Linda Bell is looking for a micro-enterprise grant (up to 3000). Many ideas are floating around the community.
Hugh Miner moved and Cheryl Bonnell seconded “…that SPAN donates $100. To the early Halloween event.” Motion passed.
Hugh further moved, and Cheryl seconded “…that SPAN donate $125. To the Savannah Art Festival. Motion carried.

5. Discussion of the Boat Tour with suggestions for next year.

6. Discussion of the Barbershop Music event followed. Hugh thinks mid to late October to be held in the high school auditorium. Perhaps SPAN could sell refreshments.

7 Jeff Rice will meet with Hugh Miner, Sandi Bastedo, and John Robert regarding the upgrade to the 3 kiosks.

8. The plaque honoring Lois Benning has been placed near the Municipal Building.

9. Sandi read Dolly Romer’s letter regarding the bus trip to Auburn.

10. Hugh Miner is to get reimbursed $21.87 for the pictures.

11. On Sept 8th, Tom Sawtelle will conduct a walking tour.

12. A discussion followed concerning the Alumni event at the Homecoming Game on Sept.21st. It was suggested that a 5 dollar ticket will get one into the game and to the hors deserve tent. We might try to highlight the anniversary years (58, 68, 78, etc.,) Hugh will work on a poster. Sandi will email Mike Hayden.

13 Hugh moved and Sandi seconded to “…donate the same amount as last year to the Queen Contest.” Motion carried.

14. Hugh motioned and Sandi seconded, “…that the Art Group, a sub- committee of SPAN, be given a separate budget line for the Art Festival”. Motion carried.

15. Meeting adjourned at 8:07

Respectfully submitted,

David Hickey