Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 02-03-2020

The minutes of the first of two SPAN meetings held at 66 Glasgow Street @ 6:30 p.m. on
February 3, 2020.

Present: Amber Clingerman; Hugh Miner; Tom Castellano; Dave Hickey; Ann Fenton; Amy Bullard; Linda Bell; Sandi Bastedo; Kelly Furman; Cheryl Bonnell

The meeting was called to order by Tom Castellano.

Hugh Miner moved and Linda Bell seconded
“…that Amber Clingerman and Hugh Miner are the authorized persons to do bank transactions for ClydeSPAN at Lyons National Bank as of February 4, 2020.”
The motion carried.


The minutes of the second meeting of SPAN at the same time and day as the first mtg. with the
same people attending.

1 Sandi Bastedo moved to accept the minutes of the January meeting, seconded by David Hickey. The motion passed.

2 Treasurers report: Amber Clingerman reported a balance of $6,905.59.

3 Membership: Hugh reported about the annual letter to be included in the annual membership drive. The board looked at the proposed language and made recommendations. Several photos that might be selected for inclusion were passed around. Cornell will print the letter with the SPAN logo.

4 Amy Bullard described SOAR activities:
February 12 Community Room Dinner Midtown Square Apartment at 5:30
February 13 Community School 10 – 2pm & Kee Kee Run
March 3 Garden event
March 3 Paint night for Teens at Kee Kee Run
April 18 Canal Clean Sweep
May 2 & 3 Mark DeVito plans a Fishing Derby near the camp grounds.

5 Hugh miner moved and Linda Bell seconded “…that we budget an amount not to exceed $60 dollars toward a gift to be determined later. Motion passed.

6 The annual community picnic was discussed. It is set for July 27, 2020 at Lauraville Landing. A committee is looking into a program for the event.

7 Linda Bell reported that the canal communities from Macedon to Camillus are planning a bike tour at which that would like to visit historic places. Clyde needs to decide which areas we might like to highlight.

8 The meeting adjourned at 7:31 . Next regular meeting is March 3, 2020.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 01-08-2020

The meeting of Clyde SPAN was called to order at 6:33 p.m. on January 8, 2020, by Chairperson Tom Castellano.
Present at the meeting were
Sandi Bastedo
Linda Bell
Tom Castellano
Amber Clingerman
Nicole Daniels
Kelley Furman
Steve Groat
Brenda Kinnetz
Mary Catherine Lauster
Bud Mann
Virginia Merritt
Hugh Miner
Tom Sawtelle.

The minutes were approved on a motion by Hugh Miner and a second by Brenda Kinnetz.

The treasurer’s report showed the transactions that occurred in the months of November and December of 2019. Expenditures included payments for Spectrum cable, rent, annual insurance, and activities including bus trips, ballroom dancing, and paint and sip nights. One unusual item was the late cashing of a rent check by Mr. Cipriano. The bank balance at the end of November was $5,794.35, The bank balance at the end of December was $5,689.35.

Sandi Bastedo announced that she would be leaving her post as coordinator of the SOAR program. She has accepted a new position, also with Cornell Cooperative Extension, that will begin on January 16, 2020. She expressed her appreciation of her time with SPAN and SOAR and said that she looks forward to continuing her membership in SPAN.

The nomination and election of SPAN officers for 2020 was conducted by Mr. Castellano. The position of Secretary was filled by the ballot cast by the interim secretary (motion by Hugh [1] and Sandi [2]) for Dave Hickey to continue as secretary. Nominated by Sandi and seconded by Linda for the position of treasurer was Amber Clingerman. The motion passed. Sandi nominated Kelley Furman to be vice chairperson. The motion was seconded by Ginny Merritt and it passed. And Hugh moved and Sandi seconded the nomination of Tom Castellano to continue as chairperson. The motion passed.

The major part of the evening was spent in the discussion of several activities in which SPAN could participate during the year of 2020. There will be further discussion in this regard in the coming meetings. Tom Sawtelle started the discussion with a list of items that was distributed, and others gladly added other ideas. The ones listed here came from a variety of people, fulfilling SPAN’s identity as an incubator for ideas and activities to better the community. This means also that our eventual activities may sponsored by other organizations and municipalities.

January:  Paint and Sip night on January 28
March 3:  presentation by Master Gardeners
        Bob Ross Teen Night
April: Operation Clean Sweep
May: Memorial Day
June: the start of the Community Market
        a fishing derby on June 27 proposed by Mark DeVito
July: Tuesday, July 14, cycling the Erie (meeting people in the Park, Blockhouse open
        Possible return of community picnic at the Blockhouse on July27 with several sponsors
August: Community Festival on, possibly, August 13-16
September: Reenactor encampment on two days, choosing from September 11-13
       Colonial cookout at Blockhouse
October: a vendor fair on October 10 at the end of Fire Prevention Week
        a return of the Haunted History at the Blockhouse followed by Mystery&Mayhem tour
November: Clyde Village Holiday Happenings and Parade of Lights on November 28
December: Cookie Walk at Methodist Church, Christmas exhibit at Museum, dinner at VFW on 12/5

Other suggestions included a possible return of Halloween in the Park, a Maypole Dance possibly at the after-school program, a cemetery fundraiser. Noted Clyde artist, Bud Mann, would like us to encourage young people to engage in painting. He also saw the community room at the Midtown Apartments as a site for art programs. He also hopes that the Montezuma art show will get more publicity, both before and after the event.

The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m. with a reminder that the next monthly meeting will be February 4.

Respectfully submitted,
Hugh Miner, interim secretary

Monday, January 6, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 11-04-2019

The minutes of the November 4, 2019 meeting of SPAN held at the Glasgow Street office at 6:30 p.m.

Present: Tom Castellano; Amy Bullard; Linda Bell; Hugh Miner; Sandi Bastedo; Dave Hickey;
Dolly Romer; and Rose Jeanne Strakal

1 Tom Castellano called the meeting to order at 6:34

2 A motion to accept the corrected minutes was made by Rose Jeanne Strakal and seconded by
Hugh Miner. Motion carried.

3Treasurer’s report listed a balance of  $6,544.45.

4 Rose Jeanne reported a membership of 114.

5 Dolly reported that the George Eastman House trip was enjoyed by 20 people. Rose Jeanne and
Dolly are writing a letter to the town and village for support in 2020.

6 Sandi Bastedo reported that Steve Moore is managing the art project for SOAR. They applied
to the Finger Lakes Art for a grant for next year. Kee Kee Run is having an art session in
December and would like one in January.
Sandi reported that the honor students at Clyde-Savannah would like to do some community
service work on December 20.
November 30th is Hometown Happy holiday.
On December 7th, the Galen Historical Society will have Open House with Larry Dapolito
playing the vintage organ.
On November 23, St John’s will be holding a mini-bazaar.
Gayle Porter is continuing to prepare a space for an art parlor.
Galens is closing.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 7th at 6:30.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

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