Archive for January 1st, 2015

Martin-Fontana Parks Association Membership Drive a Success

We now have 301 MEMBERS !!!

The membership of our organization has come a long way in five years. With the beginnings of an organization formed in a neighborhood home, ten neighbors began shaping the vision of what could be our future. Today, the organization now has 301 members as of December 31, 2014.


Buried Treasure


Our December membership drive was conducted by ten Association members, over four weeks, with a humorous pirate theme. Costumes at report meetings were the delight of all campaign members. In keeping with the theme, campaigners competed in securing members (buried treasure)  on their way to setting a record number of members for our organization. Now that we have reached 301 members, what does it mean for our organization?


From left to right are Pirates Sunny & Pat Wagstaff, Capt. of the Terror Crew, Rod Carpenter, Capt. of the Seadogs, Mike Kalashian, Pirate Dick Stevens, and Pirate Linda Wilson.

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From left to right are Pirates Dave Poeschel & Sunny Wagstaff, Capt. Rod Carpenter, Pirates Larry Hinman, Vince Piazzisi, & Capt. Mike Kalashian.

Note:  Not shown was Pirate Pier Maggiani of the Sea Dogs, recipient of the “Pirate’s Necklace of Honor” for bringing in the most doubloons, and fellow Pirates Larry Sasscer and Patrick Pizzo.


Expansion of our sphere of influence within the community will be enhanced with our larger membership base. We now have more funds to beautify our parks. PG&E is aware of our numbers and growing stature. We hope that through new members with new ideas for now and the future it will strengthen our Association. All members are called upon as a source of volunteers for project development and Board and Committee participation. Most importantly, we look to our 301 members to save and enhance our parks for the future through a strong Martin-Fontana Park Association.

Many of you are reading this posting for the first time as new members. The Board of Directors would like to welcome you and encourage all members to take an active role in your Association. If you know of someone who would like to become a member, please have them contact Rod Carpenter at: