Friends of Daley Ranch Minutes

April 15, 2010



Fred called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Fred, Sally, Rick P, Carol, Mike.


March Minutes were approved as emailed.

Treasurer’s Report:

Ivy Fund $17265, USB $3921.06, cash box: $47.35.

Bills approved for payment: Grape Day - $35; Bear Valley Middle School field day volunteer leaders’ lunches - $66.06; Spring newsletter - $201.84.

The state’s 990M form has been received and Rick P. will be sending it in along with whatever payments are necessary. The Board approved payment.

City Report:

Tony Smock reported that the garage remodel is almost done; the Ranch House front porch restoration is in progress.

Trail work is being done by San Diego Mountain Bike Association, Rainbow crews, and another group is expected to participate soon. Barbara Lockwood has been promoted to Supervisor at Dixon Lake, and will continue arranging trail maintenance at Daley Ranch.

The Ranch House road has been widened.

Old Business:

Saturday, April 17th FODR will be represented at Escondido Creek Conservancy’s Earth Day celebration. Fred will bring the table and canopy, Rick P and Sal will bring newsletters and other materials to distribute. Fred, Mike, Carol, Sal, Jerry and Rick Paul will do the shifts.

Upcoming school group: A small group of 4th graders will be at the Ranch in May. Volunteers may be needed. The Board authorized purchase of lunches for volunteers.

Ranch auxiliary buildings project: First work group day will be Tuesday, April 20th, at 9:00 a.m. Bob, Dick, Jerry and Fred will make an action plan for the project. Transportation was arranged with Tony, who will also verify that the wires in the various buildings are not hot. The Board authorized purchase of lunches for the group.

New Business:

Green Scene: The Escondido Historical Society will sponsor this event and has invited local conservation groups to be present. Cost is $20 and the Board authorized payment. Event will be held on June 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mike brought in sample caps that would bear Daley Ranch and FODR logos. He suggests they be given to acknowledge contributions, as the t-shirts are now being used. Tony has the jpeg of the “tree” which could be converted to a pattern for embroidery or printing on caps and t-shirts. Approximate cost for conversion is $99. Price breaks are at various quantities. The Board agreed to go forward with the caps. Mike will make arrangements and be refunded or advanced by check from Rick P as needed.


Next meeting: May 20th at Jerry’s house in Oceanside at 6:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted for Rick Mercurio by Sally Thomas