Tuesday, January 29, 2013

February 2013 NEWSLETTER

Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk

Nite at the Races Tickets
Saturday, March 2th is Nite at the Races at the MBPOA. Tickets will be available for sale at the MBPOA office, the February General Meeting, at the MBPOA club bar on Friday nights or by calling 399-6111. Corned beef and cabbage will be served along with beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea, and dessert. Tickets are $15 per person.

You Gotta Be In It to Win It
Raffle books were sent in the membership renewal packets to each member, to either purchase or sell. Additional raffle books will be available at the February General Meeting or at the MBPOA office.
The winners will be drawn the evening of the Races. The first prize winner will receive $1,000, and the second prize winner will receive $500. Good luck to all those who purchased raffle tickets.

Mastic Beach Clean Up Day

Mastic Beach: The rain was a no show but over a hundred volunteers did show for the Mastic Beach Clean-up on Saturday January 12th. Volunteers from The Tri-Hamlet Hurricane Relief, Lee Zeldin and Ed Hennesey’s office’s WFSD, Riverhead Charter School, Girl Scout Troop #868 Sayville, Boy Scout Troop #138, Kiwanis Club of Mastic, MBPOA members, Meet Up, WFTU, PACA PTO, IBEW, Brownies Troops as well as unaffiliated civic minded volunteers converged on the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association Clubhouse.

They were outfitted with vests, garbage bags, gloves, rakes, brooms, and pickers supplied by Brookhaven National Lab who also came with an army of volunteers. Beth Wahl and the William Floyd Summit provided rolls, butter and cream cheese while the MBPOA provided coffee, tea and donuts along with donated baked goods.

Kate Browning and Dan Panico participated with their staffs and showed their commitment to helping Mastic Beach by rolling up their sleeves and braving the mud, briars and poison ivy. Over the 4 hours concerned volunteers collected over 100 of bags of trash and debris. Mastic Beach Mayor Bill Biondi and the Village sent trucks out immediately to pick-up all of the debris collected.
We would like to thank all who showed up and hope to do another clean-up in late March early April.
New Years Eve
December 31, 2012 : A cozy group of members and their friends gathered at the MBPOA Club House to see the end of 2012 and ring in 2013. A few table games were brought to entertain. There were hats and crowns and lea's. Thank you to all the attendees who brought food to share. We wish a Happy New Year to all our members.

January General Meeting
The meeting on January 10th was a quiet one. Our interim-President Gerry Ludwig presided and business was taken care of quickly. Bill Doyle from Senator Lee Zeldin's office came to speak to us about what Senator Zeldin had been doing to help our area since Hurricane Sandy. The Senator himself was spending the week doing his military reserve service and had sent Mr. Doyle to speak.

Marina Update
Please keep in mind that come the spring, starting in March or a little later we will be setting up work groups of volunteers to help repair our marinas. There is no experience necessary, the work will consist of basic carpentry and labor. Please call our office (399-6111) and leave your name and number and you will be called back.

Membership Update
It has come to our attention that many members are not receiving the newsletter, either by mail or email. We will be trying to remedy this situation in the coming months. If you are aware of anyone that is not receiving our newsletter please notify us by email or phone.
Friday Night at the Clubhouse
  • First Fridays are country dancing
    • 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
    • entertainment by Double JJ Dance
    • Entry is $8 /person ($6 for members)
    • Coffee and cake will be provided
  • Menu:
    • 2/8 – Pot Luck
    • 2/22 – Free Wing Nite

Super Bowl Sunday

The MBPOA Club Bar will open on Sunday February 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm for viewing of the Super Bowl. There will be food available. Please help with food planning by calling the club house and indicating how many will be attending. Thank you.

Friday Night Music Cafe Kickoff
The MBPOA and the William Floyd Community Summit invite you to put on your dancin' shoes and celebrate Valentine’s Day with the William Floyd High School Jazz  Ensemble on Friday, Feb. 15th >From 7 to 11pm!  The band will play big band favorites to keep everyone grooving, and as a special treat, the Soundsations, WFHS accapella men's group, will also be performing! The MBPOA will be offering a special dinner menu, and desserts will also be available for purchase. Admission is $5 for guests and $3 for members.
courtesy of Director Eddie Jenssen

Please accomplish a Mold Test in your Home. Using a Mold Test Kit can save you & your Family from Health issues later in life. Its only $8.00, found in Shirley , Home Depot, Paint Dept. Follow the simple Test Kit instructions. Have peace of mind & practice good home Hygiene. 

American Airlines is hiring Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs). You need to posses two FAA licenses, Airframe & Power plant licenses. Go to American airlines web site. aa.com. click on careers, then Aircraft Mechanic.

Monthly Calendar

Feb. 1st Country Dancing 7:30 PM
Feb. 3rd Super Bowl Sunday 5:30 PM
Feb. 7th General Meeting 7:30PM
Feb 15th Music Cafe Nite 7:00 PM
Feb. 21th Board of Directors 7:00PM

Thank You
a Photos used in this months newsletter were taken by Pat . Toydocter@verizon.net 872-6470

Printable PDF of the February 2013 Newsletter is here

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk

Board of Director’s Message

In the new movie The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey, the main character, a homebody named Bilbo leaves home to have an adventure. In the course of this adventure he makes new friends from faraway places. We in Mastic Beach have come to understand that sometimes the adventure comes to you at home and there are plenty of 'new' friends right next door that you can come to rely on. 2012 was an eventful year for our community. We had the adventure come to us in the form of a storm named Sandy. We all learned a little more what we are capable of and who we can rely on. It is also good to remember that more than just Sandy happened in 2012. We all had many other occasions, both good and difficult to live through. The MBPOA is the same as all the individuals that make it up. Some things went very well, while some things were fraught with difficulties. And just like all our neighbors we will be spending the beginning of 2013 getting over 2012's Sandy. There will be repairs needed in the marinas, and work around the clubhouse to do. But that will not be the only thing we do in 2013. We will have fun times and difficult times that have nothing to do with Sandy. We will be able to do all the work and have all the fun if we have it together. We have to help each other through our adventure as a cohesive club with the intention of making our community and our own lives full of positive meaning and integrity. All of the Directors and Officers of the MBPOA would like to wish you and yours a Very Happy New Year. We hope to see you all and have you all participating in our local adventure.

Christmas Parade
On December 2, 2012 The MBPOA participated in the 43rd Annual Mastics and Shirley Chamber Of Commerce Christmas Parade. Introducing the MBPOA was our very own Scout Troop #15 carrying our banner and their flags. Behind the marching cub scouts we had two floats, the Long Island Duck pulling a Sleigh towed by Dr. Neil Scotti. Following was a MBPOA member truck with an inflated Santa and Snowman driven by Catherine Kobasiuk. In the tow truck rode Joe Fazzio the heart of the MBPOA Float Committee and Cathy Smyth and Ronnie Hart representing your seniors groups. On the tailgate of the pickup rode Director Frank Delustro and Alan Chasinov. Also riding in the floats supporting the MBPOA were Michael and Marina Kobasiuk and Michelle Wilkinson. The Mastics and Shirley Chamber Of Commerce Christmas Parade Committee awarded the MBPOA float with a trophy which will be displayed in the club house for to all see.

Two weeks previous the float committee, headed by Michael Kobasiuk, moved the float from the MBPOA sheds to Joe Fazzio's garage. The week before the parade, the Kobasiuk family and Neil Scotti spent time at Joe's house updating the decorations and freshening up the floats. While trying to add air to the floats tires one of the tire valves broke causing a flat. Over coming their panic, the team removed the float from the cart and tilted the cart so that the tire could be removed. Michael took the tire up to Mavis Tire on Montauk Highway where they replaced the valve for free. Thank you and Merry Christmas Mavis Tire. The big improvement on the floats this year was spearheaded by Neil Scotti. He supplied and installed the rope lights all along the edges of both floats with the help of Joe Fazzio. Thank you for your time and donations Dr. Scotti. 
Everyone who participated in the parade had a wonderful time, the weather this year was beautiful. Next year we hope to have a larger contingent of MBPOA members marching with us.

A Very Special Note.....

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the MBPOA Officers, Board of Directors and Members for their love and support at the unexpected death of my husband, Bob. I know Bob is sending us his strength to restore our beautiful waterfront community it was before Hurricane Sandy caused the devastation of so many homes and the deterioration of the shoreline.

My best wishes are sent to all those for a blessed holiday and a safe and healthy New Year.
Sincerely, Lynne DeBona

December General Meeting
A lovely time was had by all at the December General Meeting / Christmas Party. Holiday music was provided by William Floyd High School music students. The children were surprised by a visit from Santa himself. Thank you to all the members who helped make our annual party a success.

Village Update
 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Commission of the Village of Mastic Beach will hold a Public Hearing at the Town of Brookhaven Nutrition Center, 369 Neighborhood Road, Mastic Beach, New York on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to present a proposed Zoning Code for the Village of Mastic Beach At said Public Hearing any person interested will be given the opportunity to be heard.

Marina Update
As you may already know, we took a bad hit in our marinas during Sandy. Section # 5 was hit the worst; it will take a great deal of work to rebuild it. Most of the work can be done by volunteers--it's basic carpentry and labor. If you feel that you could help it would be greatly appreciated. We will be putting groups together once the weather breaks. Please call our office (399-6111) and leave your name and number and you will be called back.

Membership Update
The membership packets have been mailed. If you did not receive one or know of someone who would like to join the MBPOA please call the office (399-6111) and we will send out membership information. Also an important item, please make sure all your contact info is totally up to date especially email addresses. We send out important information by email regularly. 
Friday Night at the Clubhouse
  • Menu:
    • 1/11 Taco Nite
    • 1/18 Franks & Beans
    • 1/25 Free Chicken Wings
  • First fridays are country dancing
    • 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
    • entertainment by Double JJ Dance
    • Entry is $8 /person ($6 for members)
    • Coffee and cake will be provided

MBPOA Hall Rentals

Four-hour hall rentals are available; call 399-6111 for information and available dates.
Monthly Calendar

Jan. 10th General Meeting 7:30PM
Jan. 17th Board of Directors 7:00PM

Best Wishes to all for a Very Happy and Healthy New Year



 When:  Saturday, January 12th from 10:00am until 2:00pm

Where: Meet up at MBPOA Clubhouse- 31 Neighborhood Rd at Orchid Dr. for supplies and directions – Dress warm

Why: To protect our fragile waterfront eco-system - Storm debris is floating in from out at sea due to the exceptionally high tides and garbage is flooding our storm ravaged streets.

Who: Everybody joining together; You, The Mastic Beach Property Owner’s Association, Osprey Pointe Civic Association, Pattersquash Creek Civic Association, Wm. Floyd Summit,Colonial Youth, The Village of Mastic Beach, Tri-Hamlet Hurricane Relief, Offices of Kate Browning, Dan Panico, Lee Zeldin, Ed Hennesey and Various Long Island Churches and other groups.
Hot drinks, cookies and donuts will be served. Anyone wishing to donate hot food or baked goods or for more information please contact Maura Spery via email at –MBPOA1928@optonline.com
 RAIN OR SNOW DATE: Sunday January 13th.

Printable PDF of the January 2013 Newsletter here