PITTSFORD RECREATION DEPARTMENT
MINUTES OF August 21, 2012
PITTSFORD RECREATION AREA
@ 6:30 pm
Meeting was called to order by Rob Ketcham at 6:30 pm. Members of the Recreation Committee who were present include Bill Crossmon, Mark Poljacik, and Kathy Shortsleeves.
Recreation Director Randy Adams was also present.
Recreation Committee members Jenny Parker, John White, Mark Winslow were not present.
The minutes of July 10, 2012 were read and accepted. K. Shortsleeves made the motion to accept the minutes as read.
M. Poljacik seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT
R. Adams presented his report to the committee.
Pittsford Summer Music Series
The Recreation Director reported that the new music series was a huge success. Three different music events were held over the summer. The first event was held on Friday, June 1, around 500 people came out to hear Steve Spensley and friends play music and enjoy free ice cream. The second Pittsford Summer Music event “On the Rocks” was scheduled for Saturday, July 14, about 250 people attended that event. The third and final event was scheduled on Sunday, August 12, 2012 was the Aaron Audet Band, approximately 250 folks came out to the Recreation Area that evening.
Model T Event Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Kathy Shortsleeves reported to the Recreation Committee that “The Model T Ford Club International Inc.” did tour through VT July 16-20. On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 over 200 Model T’s with over 500 folks came to the Pittsford Recreation Area to eat a box lunch provided to them through the tour company and made locally by Kamuda’s Market. It was certainly a beautiful sight to see the cars lined up.
Day Camp had 158 kids attend in 2012 (139-2011, 120-2010). Julie Ketcham, Day Camp Director, and the two counselor’s Craig Drummond & Marc Vitagliano have lots to be proud of as their hard work, planning and running an interesting and fun based program. Day Camp attendance numbers have climbed by close to twenty kids per year since Julie Ketcham was hired as the director in 2011.
The Red Cross Swim Program is one of the Recreation Department’s cornerstone programs. The Recreation Department offered three 2-week sessions of swimming lessons this summer. In 2012 Kayla (Gallipo) Desabrais and her staff had a banner year with 152 kids registering for lessons!!! In comparison, we had 114 kids in 2011, 103 in 2010, 97 in 2009, 75 in 2008, 92 in 2007, and 102 in 2006. The staff also did swim lessons for the Boys & Girls Club
Boys & Girls Club of Brandon
For the third summer in a row the Recreation Department worked closely with the Boys & Girls Club of Brandon. In 2010 the Boys & Girls Club only visited the Recreation Area for two weeks, however in 2011 & 2012 they were at the Recreation Area for six weeks. Each day they arrive around 12:30 pm and departed about 4:30 pm. Different from last year they asked to schedule two water themed weeks together. Kayla Desabrais and her staff did a super job instructing the B & G Club bigger numbers. The other 4 weeks were theme weeks for the B & G Club, they used the volleyball court, the tennis courts, basketball court, and other open green space they could find to play lacrosse, soccer and other outdoor games. Each day that weather permitted, they swam for a prescheduled amount of time.
Summer Sport Camps
Besides the music series the other new programs included the three sports camps that were offered. Each camp Tennis, Soccer, and Basketball were ran independently of each other. The “Learn to Love Tennis” Camp was for beginner type players who wanted to learn more about how to play tennis at the Recreation Area. The second of three summer sports camps was the “Pre-Season Soccer Camp” held on Memorial Field, a.k.a.-Lower Rec Field at the Pittsford Recreation Area for kids entering 4th-8th grade. The third camp was the “Summer Basketball Camp”, which was held at Otter Valley gym which had 24 kids from R.N.E.S.U.
The Recreation Department will offer youth soccer, the Pittsford Pumpkin Party, the second annual disc golf tournament, a hunter safety program, and continue the support the monthly senior luncheons. B. Crossmon had asked about offering an outdoor movie at the Recreation Area this fall.
Bob Harnish, Pittsford Trials Chairperson asked the Recreation Director to speak to the Recreation Committee about “finding new and younger” Trails Committee members, to help with maintaining the Pittsford Trail Network.
All Other Business
With no further business to discuss, M. Poljacik made the motion to adjourn the meeting.
B. Crossmon seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.
Randy Adams, Recording Secretary, Date Rob Ketcham, Chairman, Date
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012