Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk
July General Meeting
The July General Meeting was Presided over by Vice-President Michael Kobasiuk. A lovely thank you letter was read by Recording Secretary Catherine Kobasiuk from our Scholarship winner Samuel Keymel. After the business portion of the meeting was concluded we had a very informative presentation by Sylvia Murdolo from the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management. Sylvia handed out a lot of information pamphlets and had many slides to show. Following the committee reports Jane Koropsak stood up and described her experience with the RING being moved from BNL to the Smith Point Marina. It sounded very exciting. The 50/50 was $14 and was won by Director Barbara Fitzgerald. Barbara donated her winnings back to the MBPOA. Thank you Barbara!
August General Meeting
We will be celebrating our 85th Anniversary at the August General Meeting on Thursday August 1st . All members are encouraged to attend. We will be swapping our favorite memories of the MBPOA. There will be cake and punch.
Marina and Beach Report
Work was done at Marina 1 Beach. The fence was lifted and reset with concrete. Thanks to Vice-President Michael Kobasiuk, Director Frank Delustro, Eddie Ambrose, Jim Griffin and Richie Stevenson of All Island Tree. The picnic tables have been rearranged and are in the process of being mended.
Working on the Fence at Marina 1 Beach-
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There are still slips available to rent if anyone has family or friends who need a dock spot.
The MBPOA is in the process of obtaining a maintenance permit from the Village of Mastic Beach for the docks on Patersquash Creek.
By this printing all the electric at Marina 1 should be operational.
|Vice-President Michael Kobasiuk, Richie Stevenson, Jim Griffin, Eddie Ambrose, and Director Frank Delustro – Photo by Patfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Many Hands Make Light Work
A request for student volunteers has been published in the St. Jude Bulletin. If anyone has children or grandchildren who need to accumulate volunteer hours please have them call Recording Secretary Catherine Kobasiuk at 281-8430. There will be a work party arranged in August.
Important Notice for Boaters
Due to the Blue Claw Crab Festival the ramp at Marina 1 will be closed Sunday August 25th. Please launch your boat at the ramp at Marina 5.
There will be no overnight parking from Saturday August 24th until Monday August 26th on the east side of Marina 1 and no daytime parking from noon Saturday until Sunday evening on the east side also.
Thank You for your cooperation!
The MBPOA will be raffling off a New 3000 Watt Balckmax Generator. It has a 2.5 gallon tank and has 120 V 30 Amp Outlet. Tickets are $5 each.
We will also be raffling off a Coors Adirondack chair and two rolling coolers and beach umbrellas. Tickets will be $1 each.
Music By the Bay
Music By the Bay was a great success. A complete report will be in the next newsletter.
New Marina Rules
Many people have been asking about our new Carry In – Carry Out policy and what the purpose of it is. We believe that by asking our members to take responsibility for their waste that they will become more aware of the impact it has on our environment, facilities and their neighbors. This will encourage them to recycle their waste products and use reusable items when practicable.
Having a carry in- carry out policy eliminates the need for unsightly and odoriferous trash receptacles that detract from the beauty of the marinas. Not having trash at the marinas will increase safety by reducing the number of bees and wasps and will keep the local wildlife from rooting through the garbage and spreading it about. We will not have to supply plastic trash bags or pay for garbage disposal which will save the MBPOA money which we can then use to improve our marinas.
The MBPOA marinas are in a transitional period. As of right now we have eliminated the garbage cans that used to line the marinas and have only one dumpster per marina. This will allow the members to learn the new rules and adjust to taking responsibility for their own trash. In the future we will be eliminating these dumpsters.
We hope these changes will make visiting our marinas a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
Blue Claw Crab Festival
The 9th Annual Blue Claw Crab Festival will be held on Sunday August 25th at Marina 1 from 10 am until 6pm. It will be a fun filled day of music, vendors and a variety of food items, including blue claw crabs, clams, shrimp and crab cakes.
Help is need in the following areas:
- Set Up and Preparation
- Ticket Sales
- Cooking Crabs and Crabcakes
- Clam Shucking
- Serving Food
- Serving Beer, Wine and Soda
- MBPOA Registration Table
- Raffle Table
- Clean Up after the Festival
- Transporting Items back to the Clubhouse.
Please call the office at 399-6111 if you are available to help at any time during the event.
The annual Snapper Derby for Children 5-12 years will be held on Saturday August 17th at the south end of Marina 1 on Riviera Drive. The Snapper Derby is free and is sponsored by the MBPOA and the Mastic Beach Yacht Club. Sessions are scheduled from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 and to 12:00 Noon. Fisherman are asked to bring their own poles (preferably a snapper pole) and are not permitted to use a reel. Parents can bait hooks, but cannot fish. Bait will be provided.
Prizes will be awarded and hot dogs and soda will be served to the children at the Mastic Beach Yacht Club after each session. It is always a fun day for the kids and parents. Sign-in is fifteen minutes before each session. Do not for get your camera!
Aug. 1st 85th Anniversary - General Meeting 7:30 PM
Aug. 2nd Country Dancing 7:30 PM
Aug. 4th Smith Point Triathlon
Aug. 9th Meet and Greet Clubhouse Bar
Aug. 15th Board of Directors 7:00PM
Aug. 16th Country Dancing 7:30 PM
Aug. 17th Snapper Derby – Section 1 Marina
Aug. 23rd Meet and Greet Clubhouse Bar
Aug. 25th MBPOA Crab Fest – Section 1 Marina
Aug. 30th Club House Closed
Printable PDF of the August 2013 Newsletter is here