Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June 2014 Newsletter

Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk

May General Meeting
At the May 1 General Meeting there were event reports given on; Family Video Game Night on April 25 which went very well, all the attendees had a great time; the Art Auction on April 13 raised $1,400 for Suffolk Hospice. There was a report from Village Trustee Maura Spery on what she has been doing and her upcoming trip to the Town of Brookhaven about the old Associated Property. Vic Viola reminded everyone that you must have the original boat registration on your boat not a copy. The 50/50 of $15 was won by Sonny Vineri which he then donated back to the Flag Fund. (THANK YOU SONNY!)
At a little after 8pm our guest speaker arrived. Judge Stephen Ukeiley. Judge Ukeily is a District Court Judge. His discussion of the district court system and law in general was extremely stimulating. Judge Ukeiley donated a copy of his book on landlord and tenant relations to the MBPOA and was very generous with his time after the meeting. We hope to have him return some time in the future.

June General Meeting
The guest speaker for the June 5 meeting will be Jim Ruocco from http://www.operationsplash.org/ .

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 www.masticbeachpropertyownersassociation.org

May 30 Friday Night
Friday night May 30 there will be live music by Acoustic Fusion with Terry Adams and Joe Gilligan. They play folk, rock, pop and country music from the past to the present. Admission is free. The bar will be open. 

Smith Point Triathlon
Volunteers are needed for the Smith Point Triathlon. Volunteers will be starting in the Smith Point parking lot at 5 am on June 1. If you are interested in helping email Director Maureen Getchell at mogetch@gmail.com

Tag Sale
The second annual MBPOA Yard Sale will be on June 7 in the MBPOA Clubhouse parking lot. If you would like to rent a table for $20/member or $25/nonmember please call 399-6111. Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be by at the end of the day to take away anything not going home with you. The sale is from 9am to 4pm. No Early Birds Please.

Cleanup Day Report
The MBPOA once again participated in the Community Spring Clean-up on Saturday, May 17. Several years ago, MBPOA Member and Master Gardener, Rich Berkhout designed and landscaped around the MBPOA sign on Havenwood Drive giving it a much more impressive look leading to our Downtown area. Several members turned out for the clean-up and weeded, raked leaves, picked up trash around the sign and continued picking up debris around the waterfront and neighboring streets.

Thank you to all who volunteered their time in cleaning up our community and our thanks to the Village for picking up all the bags and loose trash gathered that day.

ean SanMartin, Michelle Wilkinson and Lynne Debona

Music By the Bay
The MBPOA annual Music By the Bay will be on July 26. This year we are having a fantastic band called “Something Fresh” They play music from the '70's up till today. The free concert will be from 6pm to 10 pm. There will be refreshments for sale. Bring your lawn chair and your family to Marina 1 on the Riviera in Mastic Beach for a fun night. No Coolers Please.

Communications or Journalism Student Needed
The MBPOA is starting up a new project which would be perfect for a communications student or a student of journalism. High school seniors or college students interested in helping out and learning something new on the computer please call Catherine at 281-8430.

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. There will be guest bartenders on June 6, Michael and Catherine will be filling in.
Country Dancing
The annual Ice Cream Dance will be on June 20. 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.
Marina News
The Marinas are open. The problem with the water at Marina 5 has been fixed, thanks to Vice President Michael Kobasiuk and Director Chris Zarcone. Boat owners please remember that there are no structures 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.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boat Inspections

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be preforming free voluntary boat safety inspections at our marinas on June 14. If you are missing safety equipment they will tell you without writing you a summons. If you have all your safety equipment they will give you a notice saying such which will expedite any inspections the Coast Guard performs while at sea. They usually go to Marina #5 in the morning and Marina #1 in the afternoon.

Blue Claw Crab Festival
August 24, 2014
Plans are well underway for our 10th Annual Blue Claw Crab Festival at Marina 1 waterfront on Riviera Drive. Contracts have gone out to previous vendors but we are always looking for new and exciting exhibits.

If you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact Terrie Cicerelli at 281-2231. If you would like to help during any part of the day or want more information, please call the MBPOA office at 399-6111.

We are also looking for a travel trailer or motor home to be used as our central location, strictly used as our office with only our limited staff having access to it during the day of the event. If anyone has one that they can transport to the waterfront that day and remove it after the event, we would greatly appreciate your help. Please call Lynne at 395-5432 for more particulars.

We hope to see you all at our events and other events in the community

Keeping in Touch
During the busy summer when you are out and about keep in touch by following the MBPOA on social media. Make sure your email address is kept up to date to receive our newsletter and any other notices and reminders.

May Mastic Beach Scrambles Answers
Here are the answers to the May word scrambles:

sreta iovmcaumn ------ summer vacation
pgsanrfeshpi ni ------- snapper fishing
erorsmfdun eulm ------- summer flounder
esler sag -----------------eel grass
tsuiqoom -----------------mosquito
etdlei dwheiaer t --------- white tailed deer
ncocrao ----------------- raccoon
datarb oerisbner ---------robin readbreast

Fund Raising
The MBPOA Flag Fund Raiser is still ongoing. The purpose is to help defer the cost of the flags that we fly outside of our club house and at the marinas. Also the MBPOA is sponsoring the same girls YUMA softball team for 6 to 10 year olds as last year. Donations can be made to any officer, at the club house meetings, by mail to our P.O. Box address or at the bar on Friday nights. Just make sure you indicate which fund you are supporting.

June Monthly Calendar
June 1st – Smith Point Triathlon
June 4th – High School Art Auction – 6 pm
June 5th – General Meeting – 7:30pm
June 6th - Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
June 7th – MBPOA Yard Sale - 9am
June 13th – Meet & Greet – 7pm*
June 14th – US Coast Guard Aux. Boat Inspections
June 14th – Flag Day
June 15th – Father's Day
June 19th – Board of Directors Meeting – 7pm
June 20th – Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
June 21st – First Day of Summer
June 27th – Meet & Greet - 7pm*

*Bar Open
Future Events
July 26th – Music By the Bay
Aug. 24th – Blue Claw Crab Fest
August - Snapper Derby

Message from
Director Eddie Janssen
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