Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk
Our guest speaker at the September 4 General Meeting was Kevin McAllister. Kevin is a local boy who grew up in Center Moriches. Kevin gave a n interesting presentation on his new group Defend H2O. He explained the importance of clean water both salt and fresh and how our behavior effects water quality.
We continued with the business portion of the meeting which included the following proposal:
Director Michelle Wilkinson read her proposed by-laws change for the third time:
Only owners of real property in Mastic Beach postal zone 11951 shall be eligible for membership. Where a parcel of property is owned by two or more individuals, each owner may be eligible for membership and pay individual membership fees. An initiation fee of Fifteen ($15.00) dollars will be charged each new member.
Only owners of real property in Mastic Beach postal zone 11951 shall be eligible for membership. Where a parcel of property is owned by two or more individuals, each owner may be eligible for membership and pay individual membership fees. In addition, a young adult between the ages of Eighteen (18) and twenty eight (28) who resides with a real property owner will be eligible to be a Young Adult Member. Young Adult Membership would be limited to children/ stepchildren of real property owners. A Young Adult Member would not be eligible to vote. An initiation fee of Fifteen ($15.00) dollars will be charged each new member.
A motion was made by Director Maureen Getchell that a vote be taken on the proposed by-law change. A vote was taken and all present were in favor. An update will be handed out and stapled into the current handbooks.
The 50/50 raffle was drawn and Kevin Collins won $19.
The meeting then adjourned for coffee and cake.
The October General Meeting will be on October 2 at 7:30pm. We will be celebrating the installation of officers and directors. There will be a few distinguished guests in attendance. All members are welcome. Bring something for the new MBPOA Food Drive.
The marina guards will be finishing on Sunday October 12. The water goes off when the guards stop for safety reasons. The electric will remain on until November 15. You may leave your boat in the marinas until November 15 at your own risk.
Nite at the Races
Please save the date, the autumn Nite at the Races will be on November 8.
Blue Claw Crab Festival
Our 10th Annual Blue Claw Crab Festival was a tremendous success and the beautiful weather could not have been better. Much planning took place since the beginning of the year and with the coordination of the MBPOA Officers and Directors and all the volunteers the event went off without a hitch.
We have many people to thank, but at the risk of leaving someone out, we are extending our appreciation and sincere thanks to everyone who helped with setting up the event site, did traffic control, and sold tickets. Thanks to the people who cooked the seafood, cooked the food for the volunteers, and served the food, beer and other beverages. Thanks to the clam shuckers, corn shuckers and musical entertainment announcer. Thank you also to the people who sold raffles and merchandise and to the clean up crew who worked hours after the event.
Special thanks to:
- Terrie Cicerelli who since the First Crab Festival has done a great job coordinating the unique variety of vendors
- Suffolk County Legislator Kate Browning for the Grant towards the advertising and entertainment
- Colonial Youth and Family Service volunteers who worked tirelessly throughout the day keeping the area free of litter
- Grand Am Recreational Vehicles for the loan of a trailer used as our office base
- Mastic Seafood for supplying all the seafood and for the loan of their refrigeration truck
- Ice Cream Cottage for the tremendous amount of ice donated
- Bay Gas for their donation of the propane tanks
- Montauk Bus for providing the shuttle bus
- The Town of Brookhaven for the refuse receptacles
- The Village of Mastic Beach Mayor for the use of the barricades and the park area fill
- The Village of Mastic Beach for the Code Enforcement Officers and to the Fire Marshall for his cooperation and guidance
Over the years we have made improvements in different areas and hope everyone enjoyed themselves this year.
We look forward to seeing you all at our 2015 Festival next August. - Lynne DeBona , Blue Claw Crab Fest Chairperson
A Halloween Party for the children of Mastic Beach will be held in our clubhouse on October 31 from 4-6pm. Join us for crafts, games, food, and fun. There will be a prize for the best costume! Bring something for the MBPOA Food Drive.
Friday nights are Meet & Greet at the MBPOA Clubhouse Bar. Members and their guests are invited to stop by for a drink (alcoholic or not) and a chat. Bring something for the new MBPOA Food Drive.
The theme for Friday Night at the clubhouse bar on October 31 at 7pm will be Halloween. Best costume will get a prize and best of all bragging rights. Bring something for the MBPOA Food Drive.
Country Dancing will be held on October 3 and 17. 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. Remember to bring something for the MBPOA Food Drive.
Flag Fund News
The MBPOA Flag Fund has surpassed its goal with a final donation from Eleanor Kobasiuk in memory of past MBPOA President Fred Kobasiuk. We would like to thank all of our donors for their patriotism and their support of the MBPOA.
Hall Rental News
Director Michelle Wilkinson has been doing a brisk business renting the halls for the MBPOA. 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
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October Monthly Calendar
October 3rd - Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
October 3rd – Yom Kippur
October 10th - Meet & Greet – 7pm*
October 13th – Columbus Day
October 16th - Board of Directors Meeting – 7pm
October 17th – Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
October 24th - Meet & Greet – 7pm*
October 31st – Children's Party – 4 - 6pm
October 31st – Halloween at the Bar - 7pm*
November 6th - General Meeting – 7:30pm
November 8th – Nite at the Races
November 20th - Board of Directors Meeting – 7pm
November 27th – Thanksgiving Day
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