Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February 2017

President's Corner

I’d like to take a moment to recap the past month or so. Both December and January were busy months. I’d like to thank everyone that helped with decorating the Hall, the Christmas Party and New Year’s Eve gathering, as well as those that helped organize Councilman Dan Panico’s visit on December 7th and Supervisor Ed Romaine’s visit on January 5th.

The Christmas party and New Year’s
Eve gathering brought many members and their guests. Not only did people bring food, but the Club supplied hero’s and hot dishes for both events. Needless to say, there was plenty of food and good times for all. Remember us next year, we’ll be there.

Both the Supervisor and the Councilman addressed a packed room of residents with concerns about the Village dissolution. At both meetings, the resident’s minds were put at ease as both TOB Officials spoke of their plans for our community. A typical response from residents that attended was, “it was a great meeting and very informative”. I thank both the Supervisor and Councilman for addressing our members as well as the Community. We look forward to future meetings with them as well as other leaders of Brookhaven Town.

It’s now time for the MBPOA to start preparing for Spring and Summer, and all the events associated with these seasons.

Super Bowl Sunday
The club will be open on Feb 5th, for Super Bowl Sunday. Lite fare will be served, but bring a dish if you wish. Doors open at 5:30.

Sands Casino Bus Trip
March 3rd will be our second casino bus trip, to Sands Casino in PA. The Casino has all the games you can ask for plus an attached outlet mall.
The bus leaves the Clubhouse at 8 AM. Tickets are $45 pp for MBPOA member, $55 pp non-member. Price includes a $5 food credit & $30 slots credit.
Call the MBPOA, and leave a message for Michele at 631-399-6111 to reserve a seat.

Night at the Races March 11th at 7 PM

The menu will be Corned Beef and Cabbage, potatoes, vegetable and beer wine and soda, coffee and cake. Tickets must be reserved. MBPOA members are $20pp and non-members are $25pp.

Please call the MBPOA at 631-399-6111 to reserve your tickets/table, etc. This is a popular event and tickets go fast.

If you haven’t sent in your raffle tickets, you can bring them that evening. Raffle tickets will be available during the evening.

MBPOA Projects
We, also, need to start work on the hall and marina, for the hall rental and boating seasons. The hard wood flooring needs refinishing and repair in the Hall, which we hope to contract out and get done by the end of April.

Marina repairs, along with the normal repairing of the electric, and broken water lines, will be part of the improvements this year. A fence along the southeast section of the marina, new picnic tables, board walk repairs, and bulkhead resurfacing are some items on our wish list.

As we always look for volunteers to save the club money and to keep our costs down, I realize that some of these projects are too large to handle with volunteers, so we will begin the process of finding companies to do these repairs. I would like to support our own, therefore encourage our members that own businesses to contact Kevin Collins or myself, at 631-399-6111, to submit a quote.

Marina News & Membership

The Marina closing went well, except for the abandoned boat, which was just removed. The owner was fined for the unauthorized use of the Marina. Membership & boat slip applications were mailed in December. Please complete all sections of your application and return it by February 15th to secure your slip. If you haven't received one, please call the office at 631-399-6111 for you a copy. The Marina will open April 15th, only if all the pole covers have been removed. There will be no services, including security, until May 15th.
Some of you have noticed the section for stick docks is missing from this year’s application. The MBPOA has turned over the control of the docks to the Village, as was agreed to in the settlement. Any questions regarding the docks please call the Village. Please be aware that the MBPOA negotiated that current stick dock renters will have first preference to their dock.

In closing, I have created an e-mail account where anyone can contact me with any club issues, complaints, questions, or ideas. Please do not use it for normal club activities such as hall rentals or slip rentals, unless there is a problem. The address is: mbpoapresident@optonline.net
Thanks to all and be well,
Frank DeLustro
MBPOA President

Lost & Found Clubhouse & Marina
  • Spiderman hat and gloves, crayons, etc.
  • Rechargeable Flashlight. (Found at Marina)
  • Sterling Creek Farm” Cap

February 2nd General Meeting
Members Only
Mayor Spery will be the guest speaker and will discuss the Mastic Beach Village Comprehensive Plan.

Calendar of Events
February 2nd General Meeting 7:30 PM
February 3rd Game & Card Night 7:30 PM
February 10th Game & Card Night 7:30 PM
February 14th Happy Valentine’s Day to all
February 16th BOD Meeting 7 PM
February 17th Country Dance 7:30 PM
February 20th President’s Day
February 24th Game & Card Night 7:30 PM