The meeting began at 7:00
pm and was hosted by Tracey Brown.
Attendance - Board Members: Tracey Brown, Jerry Harmon,
Rick Mercurio, Irene O’Neill, Sally Thomas, Rick
Paul, and Fred Woods
Minutes of October and November were approved as emailed
The Treasurer reported a balance of $13755.34 in
savings. Rick Mercurio moved to pay Sal $115.00 for FODR’s
share of the Street Fair Booth and $93.00 for printing the
Summer newsletter and flyer's. Motion was seconded and
Old business: Sylvester/Stanley Peak:
letter from FODR was sent to the Wildlife Agencies
recommending approval of the City’s proposal to use
the Restoration Fund to acquire Stanley Peak property. No
word yet whether the Agencies have acted. Jerry will
continue to monitor via CEO; Sal will follow up with
Agencies. Sager & VanSeggren - After discussion it was
decided that no interest was indicated by these owners. Pam
Slater is aware of FODR’s interest in the properties.
No new action was identified.
CRN - Rick
reported a letter was forwarded by Mike Kelly from Lynn
Baker, who represents the owner of a property near the
north end of the Ranch where developer Michael Crews is
beginning a project. It was agreed that the Board would
need more information on the location of the project and
the kind of action being requested. Rick Paul will follow
up. Rick is on the CRN subcommittee to design acquisition
criteria and priorities. The key words so far are
connectivity and contiguous parcels. FODR needs to make the
case to CRN for property acquisitions as soon as possible.
Rick also reported on his attendance at the San Diego
Foundation Grant Seekers Workshop. Of most importance in
successful grants is personal connection with the
Tracking Team - Rick Paul asked whether the Daley
Ranch Tracking Team data would be available to FODR. Sal
will follow up with the question to Duane.
Docents - The volunteer group is moving ahead
with plans for a fund raising photo contest and will be
asking for FODR to help in some capacity. More details will
be available after the first of the year.
Newsletter - The next newsletter will go out end
of December or beginning of January. Sal expects to get
information from Duane, and has already received some from
Rick Mercurio. Additional information from the City will be
elicited. Janene’s gift - Tracey reported that she
would like to increase the amount of the gift certificate
for Janene. Her request was agreed to. Sal will get a
certificate and frame to go with the gift.
Members were given a copy of the
San Diego Foundation Self Evaluation for Nonprofit Groups.
The date for the Self Evaluation Retreat was changed to
February 5. The agenda for the retreat will include a visit
to the Ranch House. The retreat place will be finalized at
the January Board Meeting.
January 13 Board Meeting: The
meeting will be at the Train Station and will focus on how
best to do the Self Evaluation Retreat. Board members were
asked to read through the evaluation questions prior to the
Sally Thomas (for Rick