Sunday, April 27, 2014

May 2014 Newsletter

Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk   Asst. Editor: Marina Kobasiuk

April General Meeting

The guest speaker at the April General Membership Meeting was Brendan McCurdy, Chairman of the Board of the Peconic Baykeeper. Mr. McCurdy began by giving us the history of the Peconic Baykeeper.
Peconic Baykeeper is one of 35 North Atlantic waterkeeper organizations which are all linked together through the Waterkeeper Alliance ( ) to hundreds of grassroots organizations around the world.
The Peconic Baykeeper's range of interest is the Peconic Bay and the South Shore Estuary of Long Island. The main topics of interest right now to the PBK are reduction of pollutants into the ecosystem from waste water and fertilizer and controlling the amount of insecticides released into the ecosystem; especially from mosquito spraying.
Mr. McCurdy's talk was very informative and educational. We thank him again for his time.
The meeting then continued with old and new business including our committee reports. There were reminders for our upcoming functions.

To top off the meeting Mario Dimeo a former director and long time member was presented with his lifetime gold membership card.
The winner of the 50/50 of $17 was Sonny Vineri. The meeting then adjourned for coffee and cake and to congratulate Mario.


May General Meeting

The guest speaker for the May 1 General Membership Meeting will be the Honorable Stephen Ukeiley, County Court Judge. The Honorable Stephen L. Ukeiley has authored “The Bench Guide to Landlord & Tenant Disputes in New York” and has been a Suffolk County District Court Judge since 2008. Judge Ukeiley will be speaking about the court system and how it works. Please be advised that Judge Ukeiley can not make comment on any court cases or give any legal advise. His talk will explain why it is important to participate in the election of judges and the court process. All are welcome to attend.

Hall Rental News

Hall rentals are now being handled by Director Michelle Wilkinson. If you would like to rent the hall please call the clubhouse number 399-6111 and leave your number with a message or fill out the request form on our website

Brookhaven Cleanup Day


The MBPOA has been assigned the corner of Havenwood Drive and William Floyd Parkway. We will meet in the morning of May 17. Dress appropriately.

Tri Hamlet Day

The Mastic Beach Property Owners Association will be 
participating in this years Tri Hamlet Community Day on 
Saturday May 31, 10 am – 4 pm.  Stop down and say hello.  

 With One Brush Stroke Charity Art Auction Report

A lovely afternoon was had on April 13. Almost a dozen local artists 
displayed their work some even gave demonstrations while the crowd 
sipped wine and cocktails. There were sketches, pen and ink drawings,
watercolors, and acrylic paintings. Hand made jewelry was also presented. 
There was art up for auction and for sale in all price ranges. The proceeds
 of the admission and auctions were donated to 'Visiting Nurse Service &
 Hospice of Suffolk Inc.' Thank you to the organizers and participants for putting on this engaging 
activity at the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association.

Fridays Nights

Friday nights are Meet & Greet at the MBPOA Clubhouse Bar. Members are invited to stop by for a drink (alcoholic or not) and a chat.

Country Dancing

Monday night dance lessons are over for the season. Friday night dances will continue on the first and third Fridays of the month. Three dances will be taught at each Friday night dance so people can still learn new dances. Admission is $8 for MBPOA members and $10 for guests. There is a 50/50 raffle, complimentary coffee and cake and a cash bar. No outside beverages please.

Volunteer of the Month

Director Kevin Collins
This months volunteer is Director Kevin Collins. He is the dock master for our marinas and the gentleman who tends bar most Friday nights.

1.How long have you lived in Mastic Beach?

My family has had a house here since 1929- I moved into the City in 1969. I bought the house I am living in 2001.

2.How long have you been a member of the MBPOA?

I first joined in 1973

3.How long have you been a director?

Since 2004.

4.What is your favorite thing to work on as a volunteer for the MBPOA?

I love working on the marinas and with the people looking for boat slips.

5.What is the most important thing you get from being a member of the MBPOA?

The feeling of belonging. Belonging to a group that has no ulterior motive- just making Mastic Beach better.

6.What would you say to people thinking of volunteering with the MBPOA?

How could you hesitate its a great group of people with a great cause.

We thank Kevin for his time in answering our questions.

Marina News

The marinas opened on time thanks to Director Bob Muse supervising to get the covers off the poles. The electric is now on and we are evaluating what work needs to be done. The guards will start on May 15 and that is when the water will be turned on. Boat owners please remember that there are no structures to be put on the walks or bulkheads except for previously approved catwalks and ladders.

If your boat is near a planter feel free to plant flowers or herbs. Remember to plant something the deer do not like to eat.

Please remember that the marina's are carry in – carry out facilities and no garbage should be left behind. Please do not filet fish or dump leftover bait at or in the marinas and remind your friends and neighbors to pickup after their dogs.

Keeping in Touch

During the busy summer when you are out and about keep in touch by following the MBPOA on the following social media:

  1. twitter
  2. facebook
  3. pinterest
  4. flickr
  5. linkedin
  6. google+
  7. blogspot
  8. google calendar
  9. you tube
  10. foursquare
Make sure your email address is kept up to date to receive our newsletter and any other notices and reminders.

Coming Soon

Live music on a Friday night at the club house during Meet & Greet. Acoustic Fusion with Terry and Joe will be appearing one Friday in the near future. Please check your email and social media for date.

May Mastic Beach Scrambles

Here are this months word scrambles, they all are words about places or things in Mastic Beach:

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datarb oerisbner

Fund Raising

The MBPOA is starting a new fundraiser. The purpose is to help defer the cost of the flags that we fly outside of our club house and at the marinas. Donors for this fund will be printed in our newsletter. Donations can be made to any officer, at the club house meetings, by mail to our P.O. address or at the bar on Friday nights. Just make sure you indicate which fund you are supporting. Please see the flier in this newsletter.

May Monthly Calendar

May 1st – General Meeting – 7:30pm
May 2nd – Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
May 5th – Cinco de Mayo
May 8th – VE Day
May 9th – Meet & Greet - 7pm*
May 11th – Mothers Day
May 15th – Board of Directors Meeting – 7pm
May 16th – Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
May 17th – Armed Forces Day
May 17th – Great Brookhaven Cleanup
May 23rd – Meet & Greet - 7pm*
May 26th – Memorial Day
May 31st – Tri-Hamlet Day

*Bar Open

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