- Trails Club of Rossmoor
Minutes of November 14, 2018 Board Meeting
- The meeting was called to order by President Shirley Wiegand at 3:30 pm. Present were
Christine Barclay, Jean Fiske, Lynne Forrette, Suresh Gadad, Jan Jones, Lynn Lively, Marilyn
Raffinot, Jan Rosefield, Larry Ruff, Marvin Schulman, Shirley Wiegand. Absent were Ellen
Gilman, and Ana Leskovar.
- The minutes from September’s meeting were approved, and will be forwarded to be posted on
- Treasurer: Suresh reported an $8,600.46 balance at this time. Total incoming amount and total
expenses were unavailable due to a computer error; they will be updated for the board via
email. Suresh and Nathan, the incoming treasurer, are in the process of changing programs for
the club’s accounting.
- Membership: We are currently at 330 members.
- Publicity: Shirley will be sending out an introduction, with picture, of Sue Wetzler, who will be
taking over this role.
- Trail Steward: Larry Barclay reported that all but 7 of planned steps are in place, those being at
the top of the TG 14 trail. Rockcrest trail has been completed. 12 volunteers turned out last
week, working on a bypass next to Stanley Dollar trail. Proposed is continuing this to make a
single trail from Cactus Court to Shadowhawk. Approximately $3000 remain of the $10,000
allocation from GRF.
- October Annual Meeting: Shirley reported a good turnout, with positive feedback from
participants. Any ideas for next year will be welcome.
- Safaris: Registation for the October 2019 safari in Santa Fe stands at 27 hikers plus 2 non-
- Camp Concord Safari was approved for September 2 - 7. There is capacity for 50-60
- Unfinished Business: Club Donations to other non-profits was discussed, prompted by our
club-wise visit to the John Muir Foundation. The history of this issue is that donations had been
made in the past, then stopped about about 4 years ago. People who were on the board at the
time talked about their reasons for discontinuing. The result of this re-discussion is that we will
continue not to give as a club, but rather encourage giving on an individual basis.
- New Business: First, the budget for 2019. Lynne Forrette presented the budget, with expenses
exceeding revenue by about $2000. The budget was approved, with this amount to be absorbed
for 2019, then much discussion followed about how we can increase revenue and decrease
expenses in future years. It was decided that starting in 2019, all social events will be BYOB for
- alcoholic beverages. Starting in 2020, annual dues will increase to $15 from $12 per person.
The November slide show will be absorbed into slide presentations at the March pot-luck, and
the October Annual Meeting pot-luck.
- Diddo Clark presented her idea for an all-club outing to the Golden Gate Recreation Area for
late June. Hikes will be coordinated with quarterly captains of all the groups, and arrangements
made for non hikers to meet hikers for a picnic if they wish to participate. The event will be
added to the calendar.
- Incident reports at year’s end consisted of 3 complaints and 2 incidents, neither of which were
- Lynne Forrette announced she will establish an inventory list for items taken out of (and
returned to) the club’s 2 storage closets as well as other locations to make all the materials
easier to keep track of.
- Finally, emails to go out soliciting volunteers for next year’s events was discussed. Organizing
by committee is recommended, as well as notes established that will help new organizers as the
previous ones are replaced.
- The board’s thanks and admiration of Shirley Wiegand’s presidency were expressed, and the
meeting was adjourned at 5pm.
- Respectfully submitted,
Marilyn Raffinot, Secretary