Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2017 Newsletter


President’s Message
Hello all,
I hope you and your families are doing well. As we move into May, I would like to thank our members that came out and helped with repairs at the Marina.  
The pole covers were removed under the direction of Jim Searfoss, Mike Wettig and myself.  The shed was leveled, a new door was built and outer covering was installed, thanks to the help of MBPOA volunteers, led by Joe Kelly.  Joe, also, rebuilt the steps near the ramp.  
Planking on the boardwalk was done by several MBPOA volunteers, and water lines were found to be in tack. We continue to work replacing boards, replace leaky water spigots and repair electrical outlets, as needed.  
Our thanks to MBPOA Director Chris Zarcone for his continuous work repairing and replacing electrical outlets and overhead fixtures.
We also purchased a new trailer and had custom sides installed by Kevin Collins; and that’s not all, by the beginning of May we intend to have the fence installed on the southeast side of the marina. We hope it to be esthetically pleasing while supplying on street parking for future businesses as well as some privacy to our members that wish to use our picnic area.  
Security guards will be hired, trained and ready to begin May 13th at 7 AM.
After many years, we just had the Clubhouse floors refinished, and the rugs in the foyer and stage were replaced.
Future plans for the clubhouse we will be fencing the perimeter of the property, and hopefully, a deck for members to enjoy.  If anyone is interested in helping with any of these projects please contact me at my e-mail below, or keep an eye out for my e-mail blasts.
As always, if you’re a member, this is your club, please feel free to come down on a Friday night and meet some of your fellow members, and feel free to bring a friend.  You can just relax and have a drink, talk, play cards, darts, or bring your own entertainment.  
Thank you all,


 Marina Rules Reminder

If you previously rented a stick dock from the MBPOA, please be aware that the village has officially taken control over them.  If you have not received a letter about your dock, I would advise you to contact the village@ 631-281-2326 ASAP, if you wish to keep it.  

  • Marina 1 opens May 13th 7 AM
  • Security, water & elec. Outlets on
  • MBPOA stickers must be applied to boats, trailers & cars
  • Trailer parking is North of the ramp
  • Electric outlets are available for recharging, but not for continuous plugin
  • Hoses must be removed from spigot after each use
  • Trash is carry in-carry out
  • No wooden ladders, aluminum ladders available for purchase; see security guard
  • Cleaning of fish in Marina is not allowed.
  • Absolutely No power washing of boats at Marina

            May 4th Guest Speaker

A representative from Family Service League and a representative from the Suffolk County Office of the Aging will be the guest speakers.
The topic of discussion will be their Caregiver Support and Education Program which provides emotional support through group and individual counseling.
The program discusses techniques to better handle the complex emotions of anger, guilt, fear and anxiety.   Program participates learn coping skills for addressing stress and gain a better understanding of their role as caregiver.
Family Service League Caregiver Support Program is available to anyone who is caring for a friend, spouse, or relative over 60 years old.  
Please join for this very informative meeting as this subject may someday be very helpful to each and every one of us.

Contact Nancy Sorkow at: nsorkow@fsl-li.org. or call 631-772-3279.

Neighborhood Cleanup
                May 6th 9 AM

Please join us in cleaning up the roadside debris that has accumulated from the MBPOA sign on William Floyd Highway to the cannon on at the triangle on Neighborhood Road.  

The gathering spot will be at the curve on Havenwood and Neighborhood Roads where vests, gloves, bags and hand grabbers will be distributed to those helping.  

The more hands we get the sooner we can finish.  We anticipate it should take no more than an hour.  So please join us in making a cleaner presentation to those entering our Community.

Hall Rentals
If you are planning to have a baby/bridal shower, communion, graduation, birthday party, etc., we have the place for you.
The rental is for four (4) hours including a cash bar.  Tables and chairs are included, all other items must be supplied by the renter.
Please call 631-399-6111 and leave a message  and someone will call you back asap.

      MBPOA Activity Committee
Our Activity Committee is looking for volunteers and ideas on events you would like to see at the Clubhouse and/or possibly a day trip.
We had good response with the past two casino trips, one to Mohegan Sun in CT. and the other to Sands Casino in PA., and hope to make this a yearly event.
All suggestions and ideas are welcome.  

 Annual MBPOA Yard Sale   
         May 13th  9 AM to 3 PM

This is a good opportunity time to clean out your garage, attic, closets, etc. and gather those treasures you no longer want to hold on to.   
Tables for MBPOA Members are $20 and non Members are $25.  Set up time is 8 am and Sale will be from 9 AM  to 3 PM.  
Hot dogs, water & soda will be available for purchase.  So come on down and rid yourself of unwanted items and make some money to boot!

Any items left over will be picked up by Big Brothers & Sisters at 3 PM.

Calendar of Events

         May 4th General Meeting 7PM
May 5th Game Night 7:30 PM
May 6th Comm. Cleanup 9AM
May 12th Game Night 7:30 PM
May 13th Marina Opening 7AM
May 13th Yard Sale 9AM
May 18th BOD Meeting 7 PM
May 19th Country Dance 7PM
May 26th Game Night 7:30 PM