Editor: Catherine D. Kobasiuk Assistant: Marina Kobasiuk
February General Meeting
The February General Membership meeting was canceled due to weather.
March General Membership Meeting
The March General Membership Meeting will be on Thursday March 5 at 7:30pm. Our guest speaker will be Charlie Flagg, PhD, from the Department of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at SUNY Stony Brook. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Please bring a friend.
A Very Special Birthday Announcement
Long time member and former MBPOA Director Joseph Fazio will be celebrating his 99th birthday on Friday March 27, 2015. Joe is a member of the St. George Manor Seniors Club that meets on Wednesdays at the MBPOA hall. Joe has been a resident of Mastic Beach for 68 years and a full time resident since his retirement 34 years ago. Joe owned a trucking business, is a well known gardener, piano player and a talented float builder. The Officers and Directors of the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association wish Joe a very happy birthday and thank him for the work he has done for the MBPOA and for Mastic Beach.
Do not forget that memberships need to be in by March 30 to remain a member in good standing. Please be generous buying raffle tickets for our Membership Drive Raffle which will be drawn at our March 2015 Nite at the Races. The raffle tickets are $5 each and the prizes are $500 cash and $250 cash for 1st prize and 2nd prize respectively. The proceeds help support our charitable donations throughout the year.
Membership forms are always available on our website and at the clubhouse. When completing your membership forms please make sure all your information is accurate so that you can receive all our newsletters and email updates.
Spring Nite at the Races
The Spring 2015 Nite at the Races is on Saturday March 14. Dinner will be corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots. Irish soda bread, beer, wine and soda are included along with coffee and cake. There will be video horse races, the membership raffle and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. You can email email@example.com or call 399-6111 and leave your name and evening phone number to reserve tickets.
The new hall clock has been hung. We would like to thank everyone who donated and made it possible to get a lovely and personalized clock for our 86 year old organization. We want to thank everyone for their patience. “Good things come to those who wait.”
Hall Rental News
Dates for spring and summer party rentals are being booked now. Plan early so you are not disappointed. If you would like to rent the hall please call the clubhouse number 399-6111 and leave your name, evening phone number and the date you may be interested on our voice mail or fill out the request form on our website www.masticbeachpropertyownersassociation.org
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. Nights that are not Country Dancing nights sometimes become karaoke nights. Bring something for the MBPOA Food Drive, please.
Country Dancing will be held on March 6 and 20. 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.
If anyone has high school or middle school students in need of volunteer hours have them contact President Catherine Kobasiuk at 879-2881. There is usually light office work to do once or twice a month. When the spring cleaning season hits we will have outside work to do also.
MBPOA Liaison Officers
We are looking for MBPOA members who are active in other local clubs to act as MBPOA liaison officers and help keep us up to date on what their other club is doing and to help pass information back and forth. If you are active in one or more local clubs or groups and would like to participate with us in this way please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the clubhouse and leave a message at 399-6111.
Non-Perishable Food Drive
One more month for our food Drive. When shopping during the month please remember to pick up something for the MBPOA Food Drive. A box is in the foyer of the clubhouse for you to leave your donations in. All donations will go to the St. Jude Outreach Food Pantry. No expired food please.
For a a change of pace and to get everyone thinking in numbers for a change we have included a couple of custom Sudoku puzzles this month.
How to Play Sudoku www.sudokuessentials.com/how_to_play_sudoku.html
February Word Scramble
Here are the answers to the February word scramble.
1. valentines day 10. winter boots 2. Snowman 11. gloves 3. blizzard 12. wool sweaters 4. violets 13. george washington 5. amethyst 14. abe lincoln 6. membership forms 15. presidents day 7. super bowl 16. groundhog day 8. bird feeders 17. friday night 9. icy roads
March 5th – General Meeting – 7:30pm
March 5th - Purim
March 6th – Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
March 8th – Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 13th - Meet & Greet – 7pm*
March 14th – Spring Nite at the Races - 7pm
March 17th – Saint Patrick's Day
March 18th – Village Elections
March 19th – Board of Directors Meeting
March 20th – Country Dancing – 7:30pm*
March 20th – First Day of Spring
March 27th - Meet & Greet – 7pm*
March 29th – Palm Sunday
April 2nd – General Meeting
April 3rd – Good Friday/Passover
April 5th – Easter Sunday
April 12th – Orthodox Easter
April 16th – Board of Directors Meeting
April 19th – Art Auction