Thursday, August 3, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter
President’s Message

Hello Members,

I hope everyone and their families are doing well. By the time you read this we will be in August and the summer will be half way through. I believe at this point we all find ourselves trying to cram everything we didn’t due in June and July into the rest of the summer.  I believe we should take it one day at a time, and enjoy each day, because when we get to September there will always be something we didn’t get to.
Life at the MBPOA is no different, although we refinished the floor, installed a new door, fenced the clubhouse property, replaced an air conditioner unit, installed a fence at the marina, as well as fixing multiple sink holes at the marina, there are still many things we didn’t get to. 
We are currently working on getting surveillance cameras installed at the marina. The cameras will be offered as an option. If the boat owner wishes to be able to view their boat 24 hours a day from their computer or mobile electronic device, they may elect to pay for the service. We plan on having the system running before the end of the season and offered at a steep discount for anyone wishing to try it out. More information will be available in the near future.   We will also be upgrading the cameras at the club house as well as the alarm system.
A rear deck for the club house is in the planning stages, as well as general landscaping and activities for our back yard. The goal is to create a family friendly environment in our back yard to attract younger members and their families.
The Activity committee is currently working on several community activities which you will hear about more in this newsletter or future correspondence. The big event for this month is the Crab Fest on August 27th. Lynne DeBona has been working tirelessly to organize the festival.  Although Lynne has this down to a science, I’m sure she could use all the help she can get. If anyone can help, please contact Lynne or myself by calling the clubhouse and leaving a message. Helping can be by selling raffles, serving food, light cooking, shucking clams or just setting up and breaking down at the end of the day. I look forward to seeing everyone on the 27th.

Thank you,
Frank DeLustro

Blue Claw Crab Festival August 27th

The Mastic Beach Property Owners Assoc. is sponsoring their 13thth Annual Blue Claw Crab Festival held at the waterfront overlooking the beautiful Great South Bay at Marina 1, 96 Riviera Drive in Mastic Beach on Sunday, August 27th from 11am to 6 pm.   Free admission and continuous shuttle bus parking is available at the MBPOA Clubhouse at 31 Neighborhood Road.  
A large selection of seafood including blue claw crabs, crab cakes, shrimp and clams on the half shell will be sold along with beer, wine and soda.  Several food vendors will be serving hot dogs, sausages, zeppoles, ice cream, etc.  
Vendors will be selling jewelry, craft items and shirts, food items, pet items and much, much more.   Activities for children will be available.    
Live musical entertainment will be throughout day from 11 am to 6 pm; featuring Chain Reaction, Lisa Polizzi Band, Kristen Rose, Take Three, Mike Balsamo and dance performances by Artistic Choreography.
Come and enjoy the day while overlooking the Great South Bay.  For more information, call 631-399-6111.

Marina News and Rules

Please note on the weekend of the Blue Claw Crab Festival the Marina ramp will be closed from 12 AM August 27th until 9 PM.  There is no overnight parking from August 26th until 9 PM August 27th.  Also, there is no day parking on the South side of the ramp Saturday August 26th until Sunday August 27th. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Just as a reminder---please be sure your MBPOA sticker is placed in your car window if you are parking at the Marina.  
Boaters, Jet Ski operators, please it’s important to reduce your speed when entering the Marina. We are getting complaints from the boat owners that their boats are being damaged from the excessive wakes.  We have a no wake zone that must be adhered to.  Thanks to John Pastore & John Jr., Jean Pastore, Mike Wettig and Jim Searfoss for launching the NO WAKE ZONE sign at the entrance of the Marina.   
Your patience is appreciated while we do some repairs to the bulkhead.  We depend on volunteers to do many chores and repairs at the marina and clubhouse.  Some repairs were done to the west side of the marina bulkhead and estimates are in the works for resurfacing the bulkhead in sections.  This project will not begin until the Fall.  Thank you to Chris Zarcone, Frank DeLustro, Mike Bissonette and Jim Searfoss for their time spent this past weekend reinforcing two sections of the bulkhead. Our Junior members Brayden Wilkinson and Arik Getchell spent several hours filling in the holes with gravel on the east side parking lot.
We always need volunteers to keep the cost down for these projects.  Please call the MBPOA if you are interested in helping.

Snapper Derby

The MBPOA and the  Mastic Beach Yacht Club will be having the its Annual Snapper Derby on September 9th for children ages 5-12.
The MBPOA will supply snapper poles and bait for the fishermen & fisherwomen and the MBYC will be serving hot dogs and soda at the YC at 12 noon.  The lucky fishermen & fisherwomen will receive prizes for three different categories  Sign up is 9 AM Sharp.

Calendar of Events

August 3rd       General Meeting 7:30 PM
August 4th   Latin Dance Night 7:30 PM
August 11th   Game Night 7:30 PM
August 16th   BOD Meeting 7 PM
August 18th   Country Dance/Game Night   
August 25th   Game Night 7:30 PM
August 27th   Blue Claw Crab Festival
Sept. 7th        General Meeting 7:30 PM
Sept. 9th        Snapper Derby   9 AM            


31 Neighborhood  Road,
Mastic Beach, NY 11951
P.O. Box 212 Mastic Beach, NY 11951
Phone: 631-399-6111 ■ Fax:631-399-6198 ■

MBPOA Officers
President : Frank DeLustro      
Vice President : Lynne DeBona
Financial Secretary: Lynne DeBona    
Recording Secretary : Jean SanMartin

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