Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk
Nite at the Races
v It was a long time coming but on Saturday March 2nd the MBPOA finally had their Nite at the Races. There was nearly 125 attendees. As is tradition for this spring event corned beef an cabbage was served for dinner giving an early nod to St. Patrick's Day. Command of the kitchen was assumed by Directors Bill Hack and Mike Giangrasso. They were assisted by other directors and officers including, Pat Hack, William Winters, Kevin Collins and Frank Delustro. They spent all day preparing a lovely dinner for everyone. Serving was aided by Tom Rogers and Denise Giangrasso. There was plenty of tap beer and wine available.
Kitchen: Bill Winters, Laura Codd, Shannon Gandley,Pat Hack, Bill Hack and Mike Giangrasso
Seating was arranged and tickets were collected by Lynne Debona. Tables were set by Catherine Kobasiuk, Barbara Fitzgerald and Ketty Colbert. The raffle table was manned by Barbara Fitzgerald, Catherine Kobasiuk and Marina Kobasiuk. The PA system was set up by Chris Zarcone.
Marina and Catherine Kobasiuk
President Gerald Ludwig opened the games after dinner. Vice President Michael Kobasiuk ran the projector for the horse races but then was ousted by Marina Kobasiuk when his technique was called into question. The cashier crew consisting of Larry Tellefsen, Peter Costello, Kelly Hulse, and Antoinette Kenmuir-Evans was Captained by Maura Spery and was quick and on the ball.
The membership raffle for $1000 was won by Shannon Brennan and the second prize of $500 was won by Adam Piazza. The popular 50/50 prize of $ 155 went to Kevin Collins.
Cashiers: Peter Costello,Kelly Hulse,Larry Tellefsen,Maura Spery, Antoinette Kenmuir-Evans
Article by Larry and Elyse Tellefsen.
E In general, any type of a dance is a friendly social activity where people meet and have some fun. The low pressure atmosphere of our Country Dances brings an energy into the room where the Clubhouse comes alive. You can come to watch, dance or try out the new popular dance craze. In continuing with the MBPOA’s 85 year mission of community Good Will and Welfare, the MBPOA has held a regular monthly Country Dance for the more than a year and a half.
This activity has been so positive, that we’ve added a second dance for every month. Beginning April 2013, from 7:30 to 11:00 PM, the MBPOA will have a Country Night on the 1st and 3rd Friday’s of each month. With 3 lessons taught at each dance, it’s your opportunity to come out and get involved in a friendly social life filled with good will and good health. These dance nights are for pure fun and enjoyment with little to no room for politics. Our dances attract people from Kings Park to Amagansett. These dancers come here for more than a dance. They also come to discover a Historic and Scenic Mastic Beach where people are nice, fun and friendly.
$8 for Guests/$6 for Members
including complimentary coffee & cake.
Door Prizes - 50/50
A cash bar is available.
DJ and dance instruction are from;
Double JJ Dance
Cowboy Up twice a month at the MBPOA!
@ On March 16th a work party consisting of Kevin Collins, Ed Janssan, Frank DeLustro and Ed Ambrose met to constructed a temporary safety fence around the damaged area of Marina # 5.
Starting very soon we will be needing those volunteers to help with repairing the Marinas from Hurricane Sandy. 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.
Section 5 Marina West Side
4/4 - General Meeting 7:30 Pm
4/5 - Country Dancing 7:30 Pm
4/12 - Meet and Greet at Club Bar
4/18 – Board of Directors Meeting 7 Pm
4/19 – Country Dancing 7:30 Pm
4/26 – Open Mic Nite
Photos from our recent events are posted on the bulletin board next to the MBPOA bar. If any of them are of your family or friends you may take them home for free. A good time to check them out is during our Meet and Greet Fridays at the Clubhouse.
March General Meeting
% Thursday March 7, 7:30 PM : The General meeting this month was a little busier. Interesting correspondence included:
1. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk informing us of their Garden School at St. Josephs Brentwood on April 6th and Riverhead Middle School on April 13th ; http://ccesuffolk.org/gardening/
and 2. Grace Lutheran Church's letter about their Family Table : Food Ministries http://www.graceinmb.org/devotional/
Then three lovely ladies from Project Hope and Club House of Suffolk spoke to the group. They are stationed at St. Andrews Church to help with Post Sandy Hurricane Relief. http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/disaster_resources/project_hope/content/contact/
After some more business the 50/50 was drawn and the winner was Rickie Walsh.
April General Meeting
R Make sure you put the April 4th General Meeting on your Calendar as we will be having a very special treat. Our resident Tomato Growing Guru Joe Fazzio will be giving a gardening tutorial along with our other expert gardeners, Ketty Colbert and Shawn Getchell. Take advantage of the wealth of knowledge that these gardeners have to offer and grow all the food you need for the summer.
Save the Date
! Mark the May 2nd General Meeting on your calendar as Ed Romaine and Lee Zeldin will come down to let us know what they are working on and answer residents questions.
z Our newsletter has been going through some changes over the last few months. We have been acquiring more advertisers to aid in financing our newsletter and in providing a convenience for our membership. In the past we began to deliver our newsletter via email for those who wished to receive it this way, and cut down on the clutter coming into their homes. Now we have started to archive our newsletter online so that if a member misplaces their newsletter they can look it up on line.
The address for out newsletter archive is : http://mbpoa1928.blogspot.com/
There is a like to the advertisers on the online archive also.
In addition the number of our advertisers and the new format have necessitated that an additional page be added to our printed newsletter. This page will be in the form of a pullout section that can be saved on your refrigerator. Please save this sheet so you may support our advertisers more easily.
Printable PDF of the April 2013 Newsletter is here