Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 0-07-2020

The minutes of the July 7, 2020 meeting of SPAN held at Lauraville Landing at 6:30 p.m. Social
distancing and mask protocol were maintained.

Present: Amber Clingerman; Hugh Miner; Jenifer Peeso; Amy Bullard; Jerry Fremaow; Kelly
Furman; Sandi Bastedo; Dave Hickey

1 Call to order by Kelly Furman at 6:37

2 Hugh Miner moved to accept the June minutes, seconded by Amy Bullard. Motion carried.

3 Treasurer Amber Clingerman reported an ending balance of $9,380.59.

4 Membership: Rose Jeanne Strakal, in absencia, reported 73 members.

5 Events are still to be determined due to the covid 19 pandemic, e.g. the car show, the
Blockhouse reenactment.

6 The missing kayaks- enquiries have been made. There were lots of shares over the Internet.

7 After some discussion, Hugh Miner moved “…to purchase a new lock, a trail cam, and one
kayak.” Motion carried.

8 Hugh reported that a neighbor, Al Weaver, weed whacked the campsite area.

9 A load of mulch has been ordered near the campsite.

10 Two fire rings have been ordered by the village.

11 Some people are volunteering to work on the trails.

12 Hugh Miner and Tom Sawtelle have been working on the Kiosks. Hugh would like to send a
letter to six companies in Clyde for their support, Sandi moved “ to have Hugh send the letter.”
Seconded by Jennifer Peeso. Motion carried.

13 Amy Bullard reported the Kee Kee Run is planning a virtual Art and Dessert program over
YouTube on July 14th.. There is a $25, charge. There was a handout with details.
Also Steve Moore has talked with Auburn Theater about a music in the park program for 2023,
the 200th anniversary of Wayne County.

14 There are several signs in the SPAN office that need placing. Tom Sawtelle has the details.

15 SOAR news: Sanitizer and face masks are available for businesses. There were Face book
updated regarding the lost kayaks. It was suggested that a $20 donation would result in a
membership for 2021.

15 The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Friday, July 17, 2020

July SPAN Newsletter

Hi to all of you who love Clyde and Galen,

SPAN had its July monthly meeting outdoors at the Lauraville Landing pavilion, and we only had to stop a couple of times for the trains going by.

As I am writing this, there is another great art event going on over at the Kee Kee Run cafe. For $25, a person got an art kit and dessert and be led in painting by Kelly Jackson. SPAN was happy to be a co-sponsor of this event.

Last month I told you of our effort to update the three kiosks in town. Tom Sawtelle and I have come up with plans to re-do two of the three panels on each kiosk. The third panel, which highlights Clyde history, does not need to be changed. One of the current challenges is making sure we can find the plexiglass which will cover the changed panels. Plexiglass is one of those items in short supply if the manufacturers of it had to shut down during the pandemic. As I said last month, we will keep you informed.

It was good to have Mayor Jerry Fremouw at the July meeting. Even though, as he informed us, that the carnival, parade and fireworks were likely to be canceled this year, he is looking forward to two events that are still scheduled for the central park area. One is the 50th year celebration of the Cellar Savers, at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, August 12. The other event is a car show that is set for Saturday, August 15, which will start at 10 a.m.

This next item is a mixture of bad news/good news. Sometime during the three-day period of June 18-20 four SPAN kayaks were stolen from the shed at the Lauraville campsite. We don’t know how it was done since the lock on the shed was not damaged. The Clyde police were informed and they are continuing even now to track down leads for the kayaks, which were each labeled with the words “Sun Dolphin.” But what is the good news? Our insurance policy will allow us to purchase at least one kayak as a replacement. The July 7 meeting also voted to purchase one more kayak from our existing funds. And if anyone wants to donate toward another purchase, we decided that a donation of $20 would also be counted as payment of next year’s SPAN dues. We will also be looking at a better lock and a camera to keep this from happening again.

And here is a great “thank you” regarding the campsite. Pastor Al Weaver who lives near the campsite but only recently discovered its existence, walked over there, without any encouragement, and put his weed-eater to work and made it possible to use the four campsites and picnic area. (That green stuff sure can grow!) If you haven’t met Al, he is the fellow playing his guitar outside the Baptist Church (now Open Arms Community Fellowship) on Friday evenings.

Finally, Supervisor Steve Groat and I will be holding a meeting of people from Savannah and Clyde/Galen who would like to take part in planning local events to commemorate the establishing of the County of Wayne 200 years ago, as of 2023. Let me know if you would like to attend. It is appropriate that Clyde/Galen and Savannah are working together, since we were combined into one township in 1823.

Thanks for listening. (If you want to respond by postal mail, the address is Clyde SPAN, PO Box 14, Clyde, NY 14433. My email is – . Hugh Miner

Monday, June 15, 2020

SPAN Newsletter No. 1 - Alive and Kicking

Greetings to all you Clyde/Galen Partners!

At SPAN’s June 2nd monthly meeting, we decided that a monthly newsletter to the supporters of this community was in order. In a time of pandemic when so many events have to be canceled, it would be easy to back off from efforts to encourage the health and happiness of our community, but that is not the case here. We are alive and kicking. Here is a summary along with some background of the discussion at our recent meeting.

Please let us know if you know someone who would like to read the newsletter but is not on our current list of email addresses. Someone who is more computer literate than this author (Hugh Miner), there may be a push to put this on an additional platform (Facebook?) In any case, let me know any opinions you may have, as well as email addresses that you would like to offer. My email is –

The fact that we were able to pull off a Zoom meeting earlier this month was an accomplishment. Those in attendance included some who are younger than 50 years of age ! One of those people is our new co-chair person, Kelly Furman. Kelly is a mother and an employee at the Clyde-Savannah bus garage. She is a busy lady who is often able to share images of her children who are bouncing around her while she is engaged in the meeting. We love it.

While we have had to cancel a July community-wide picnic which was at the Blockhouse last year, we are hoping that some autumn events can happen. On the docket we hope to support our local code enforcement officer, Tom Sawtelle, who is looking for a Revolutionary War era encampment at the Blockhouse in September. And I look forward to conducting a cemetery walk at the Maple Grove Cemetery in either October or November.

In the past month SPAN was able to donate a $300 scholarship through Dollars for Scholars. Last year that fund was also able to distribute $500 scholarships to 12 members of the senior class.

We are grateful for the work of Mark DeVito, who has created at fishing site at the Lauraville camping area (across the Canal from the former Parker-Hannifin plant – now Advanced Atomization Technology). Thanks to the June meeting, SPAN will join with the Village of Clyde and add a fire ring to the site. And Sandi Bastedo is ready to contribute a bench there.

SPAN is also ready to embark on a long overdue update of the three kiosks in the village. There are three of the three-sided information signboards in the village and they have outdated items on them. We will bring you up-to-date on that effort next month.

Also, in future issues, we will bring you information from SOAR, the active Clyde and Savannah group which is sponsored by SPAN and the Savannah Chamber of Commerce.

Finally, in this issue, we are happy to report that SPAN has 70 members this year. If you would like to join, the cost is $10 (check made out to Clyde SPAN) and mail it to Clyde SPAN, P.O. Box 14, Clyde, NY 14433. ………………….. “See” you next month.

- Hugh Miner

Monday, June 8, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 06-02-2020

The minutes of the “zoom” meeting of SPAN held at 6:30 p.m. on June 2, 2020

Present: Amber Clingerman; Kelly Furman; Amy Bullard; Jennifer Peeso; Sandi Bastedo; Hugh Miner; Rose Jeanne Strakal; David Hickey; Nicole Malbone

1 Amber called the meeting to order at 6:59. (Some of us had difficulty signing in to our phones or computers)

2 Hugh moved that the May minutes be approved, seconded by Sandi Bastedo. Motion carried.

3 The treasurer reported a balance of $9,561.14.

4 Membership: We now have 8 new members with a total of 58.

5 SOAR update: We continue to use the Empire State trail. There is a “Residential Health Activities” 14 day challenge sheet that has been distributed. A discussion followed regarding trail activity which included bird houses and art on the trail. Hugh reported that the community picnic is cancelled . Hugh stated the he will be conducting a cemetery walk in October or November. No one has heard about whether there will be an August 15th festival this year. There may be an encampment according to Tom Sawtelle.

6 Hugh mentioned that we might use the Chamber of Commerce funds to upgrade the kiosks. Jeff Rice, Tom Sawtelle, Hugh Miner and Nicole Malbone will try to enlist others to work on that project.

7 Dollars for Scholars has requested to use the SPAN office.

8 Hugh Miner moved that “…we purchase 2 fire rings “ , seconded by Sandi. Motion passed.

9 Amy will ask Kevin Rooney for more mulch for the campsite.

10 Sandi has a bench she will donate to the fishing area, and Jennifer Peeso has a truck to help move it and also move the fire rings.

11 Could we schedule a “work day” at the campsite and maybe have a hot dog cook out ?

12 Rose Jeanne will extend an invitation to the Amish to use our campsite.

13 Hugh agreed to be the caretaker of a shed key along with the village office.

Nicole Malbone mentioned a possible young kids walk with a scary movie. Amy said she would like to see a once a month news letter sent to the membership. Hugh agreed he will conjure one up once he gets these minutes.

Next meeting, weather permitting, our SPAN meeting will be at the Lauraville Landing pavilion.

Meeting adjourned at 8:04

Respectfully submitted
David Hickey

Monday, June 1, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 05-05-2020

The minutes of the May meeting of SPAN held on “Zoom” on May 5, 2020 at 6:30

Present: Amber Clingerman; Rose Jeanne Strakal; David Hickey; Amy Bullard; Sandi Bastedo;
Linda Bell; Hugh Miner; Kelly Furman; and Jennifer Peeso

1 Call to order at 6:35

2 Hugh Miner moved to accept the corrected minutes, seconded by Rose Jeanne Strakal. Motion

3 Treasurer’s report showed a beginning balance of $10,707.62 and an ending balance of
$10,544.65. Waiting for receipts for 3 month’s rent.

4 Membership: Rose Jeanne reported 50 members all together in April, not all paid yet.

5 Hugh Miner said the Galen Historical Society has at least one other than the treasurer who can
write checks. He would like us to have such a system. It was reported that Hugh is already set up
at Lyons bank to do just that.

6 We discussed what our contribution might be to “Dollars for Scholars” Hugh moved
that,”…three hundred dollars be given to “Dollars for Scholars”.”, seconded by Linda Bell.
Motion carried.

7 Since Tom Castellano will no longer be presiding, it was agreed to move Kelly Furman to be
co-chair and Sandi Bastedo would be vice chair. Hugh miner moved “…that Kelly Furman be a
new co-chair with Hugh Miner and that Sandi Bastedo would act as vice chair for the duration of
2020.” Linda bell seconded and the motion passed.

8 Amy would look into the birdhouse project along the Erie Canal Trail. She will contact Kevin
Rooney with the county. It could be a family project, an “art trail”. Other projects were
discussed. Amy will discuss with Mary K Lauster to get a committee started.

9 Hugh Miner moved that we adjourn, 7:57

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Monday, May 4, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 04-07-2020

The minutes of the April 7, 2020 meeting of SPAN via ZOOM

Present (via Zoom): Hugh Miner; Amy Bullard; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Sandi Bastedo; David
Hickey; Linda Bell; Nicol Malbone; Kelly Furman; Amber Clingerman; Mary Kay Lauster;
Laura Dean; & Jennifer Peeso

1 Members logged in to Zoom address sponsored by Cornell.

2 New project coordinator for SPAN/ SOAR introduced: Jennifer Peeso. Brief bio over Zoom.

3 Treasurer’s report: Ending balance - $10,707.62 – detailed report will be sent via email.

4 Membership: We have 43 new members. We are getting together a thank-you letter. Most
dates for the coming year are now in question due to covid-19.

5 Are there any things we can do for the community? Sandi mentioned putting paper eggs
in the window for Easter. There are 279 lunches served at CSCS – could SPAN supply
Easter candy, like stuffed eggs to be added to the take-out bags?

6 Any ideas for Mother’s Day? Hand out flowers? Mother-daughter buffet?

7 Mary Kay stated that we need a census of who is in need in Clyde, maybe through a
questionnaire, maybe door to door after the coronavirus subsides.

8 We could have a list of projects ready for clubs.

9 Hugh Miner moved ‘…that SPAN spend up to $100. to purchase candy for student lunches”
Seconded by Mary Kay. Motion passed.

10 Amy wondered if students could paint along with artists in the paint & chat venues. Could
Steve Moore work it into an arts grant. Perhaps a photography contest or other media with a

11 Meeting adjourned at 8:03pm.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Clyde SPAN Minutes 03-03-2020

The minutes of the March 3, 2020 meeting of SPAN held at 6:30 p.m. at the SPAN office on
Glasgow Street in Clyde, NY

Present Amber Clingerman; Hugh Miner; Sandi Bastedo; Mary K Lauster; Steve Moore; Harold
Mann; Debbie Blasczak; Mark DeVito; Rose Jeanne Strakal; David Hickey

1 Meeting called to order at 7:15

2 Sandi Bastedo moved to accept February 2020 minutes, seconded by Mary K. Lauster. Motion

3 Treasurer’s report shows a balance of $7,229.23. Motion to accept made by Rose Jeanne
Strakal, seconded by Hugh Miner. Motion passed.

4 Mark DeVito explained the plans for a fishing derby to be held on May 2 &3rd.He has talked to
Mayor Jerry and Town Supervisor Steve Groat. He would like to involve the high school fishing
club. He would make it free for kids and he will need volunteers. Donations would be needed to
cover prizes and expenses. They would need posters and hand-outs to promote the event. Think
it over and we will make decisions in April.

5 August 1st –St Jude’s Erie Canal Music Festival – Mark DeVito is working on this idea. He
will need to know soon of our involvement so he can book musicians. Many questions need to be

6 Sandi Bastedo will send out an updated events list with the membership drive letter.

7 Rose Jeanne displayed the membership letter. It cost about $80. For printing, etc.

8 Steve Moore reported that he applied to Auburn Public Theater for an Art Musical grant, which
is mostly for art classes.

9 Debbie Blasczak reported that the Savannah Silver Stars is looking at a bus tour on the 3rd
week of April., April 20th.

10 Sandi Bastedo moved that SPAN support student Colton Rice at $25. To attend a leadership
conference. Seconded by Steve Moore. Motion carried.

11. Meeting adjourned at 8:03.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey