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

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 06-05-2018

The minutes of the June 5th, 2018, SPAN meeting held at 70 Glasgow Street at 6:30 p.m.
Present: Tom Castellano; Hugh Miner; Linda Bell; John Robert; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Sandi Bastedo; Dolly Romer; and David Hickey
John Robert moved, and Sandi Bastedo seconded, to accept the May minutes. Motion passed.
Treasurer John Robert reported a balance of $5155.03
Rose Jeanne Strakal suggested that we send a letter to new members, thanking them for joining.
Discussion about this year’s alumni/homecoming football event on Sept 21st. Mike Hayden has agreed to maybe get a tent, serve appetizers, and charge $5.00. We hope to include Donna Riviello and Lynn Carnivale to help organize, maybe to include alumni from 68, 78, 88, 98, and 18 as featured guests.
SOAR will be in the village park from 4 – 6 on Thurs., June 14th, the opening of this year’s farmers market. A table for signing up for the Erie Canal boat rides will be available.
Amy is working on a poster for the Art Festival.
Sandi & Tom Sawtelle have submitted a proposal for a grant for a trail loop to include the Blockhouse. Linda Bell is trying for a 2nd to get some bike amenities in the Savannah area.
Complete Streets has a policy that any construction should take in to account user friendly streets.
An amount$900. Is being set aside for signage.
Sandi reported that we are filing for a SOAR grant to start on Dec, 1st, if we get it.
Boat Tour: There will be a chicken dinner put on by Clyde firemen. A Western New your big band will be provided by the village. Mayor Jerry Fremaou will be driving the bus to the marina.
Barbershop Quartet: Hugh is looking for a $500. Commitment from SPAN and the village for a concert on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. on Aug. 18th or Sept 5th.
A plaque in memory of Lois Benning is planned to be presented when the bikers spanning the Erie Canal Trail come through.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Clyde SPAN Minutes 05-01-2018

The minutes of the SPAN meeting for May1st, 2018, at 70 Glasgow Street, Clyde, NY, at 7:00. 
Prior to the meeting, a program called “Tomato Talk was presented by a Cornell Cooperation Extension Master Gardener.

Present: Tom Castellano; Sandi Bastedo; Hugh Miner; Dolly Romer; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Dave Hickey;
Cheryl Bonnell.  Absent: John Robert

1. Cheryl Bonnell moved, and Hugh Miner seconded, to accept the minutes of April’s meeting. Motion passed.

2. Treasurer’s report shows a balance of $6559.29.

3. Membership: Rose Jeanne reported a total of 79 paid, plus 3 more today.

4. Bus trip to Cooperstown: Dolly has 36 so far. We are planning more trips later this year: Auburn, NY to
Willard Chapel; the Seward House, and lunch at Springside Inn. And later in the fall, a trip to Utica to
board an Adirondack scenic railroad trip.

5. Canal Clean Sweep, April 21st: This was very successful. The village contributed a dumpster, water,
electricity and bathroom facilities along with robo calls. Many thanks to all participants from Clyde and
surrounding communities. The Canal Corporation supplied bags and tee shirts, and SPAN provided
munchies and hot dogs. Savannah held a similar exercise on Sunday, April 22nd.

6 Sandi Bastedo detailed some of SOAR’s activities: There will be a Community Meeting on May 22, 2018, 

at 6 p.m. at the Savannah Town Hall. RSVP by May 18th – 315 573-0903

7. Kayaks: John Robert and Sandi Bastedo are currently scouring sporting locations to purchase some
Kayaks, paddles and life vests. They hope to find 4 kayaks for under $1000. Total. On June 5th, 2018,
there will be a kayaking clinic put on by Montezuma Audubon Center at the Lauraville Landing boat
Launch in Clyde. Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

8 A Wildlife Fest is set for May 5th at the MAC in Savannah.

9. The Art Fest is scheduled for September 29th in Savannah.

10. Alumni Gathering at the Homecoming Football Game: Discussions so far call for no dinner, but
maybe hors d’oeuvres. Will be contacting Michael Hayden about accessing the school’s alumni data
base. The Homecoming Game is September 21st.

11. Barbershop Quartet: Hugh Miner anticipates a concert held in the school auditorium sometime in
August or September. He is hoping for a donation from SPAN of some $200. to defray the cost of a
welcoming party for the cast.

12 Among the topics for discussion at later meetings are: kiosks and signage.
The meeting closed at 8:17.

Respectfully submitted,
David Hickey