Thursday, August 05, 2010

Strathmere Improvement Association August Newsletter

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

Greg Bennett Exhibition This Saturday Evening, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Strathmere's own Greg Bennett will open his annual exhibition at the Peter McPhee Fine Arts Gallery -  - at Second Avenue and 95th Street in Stone Harbor (see attachment). All are welcome, and you will no doubt see many Strathmerians if you attend. Join us for a night of great art, delicious hors d'oeuvres, wine or beer and lively conversation. If you cannot make the opening, the exhibition continues through September 1.

Yard Sale Saturday Dee Conallen will be having a yard sale this Saturday August 7, from 8 am until noon, at 701 Commonweath Avenue (next door to The Shack). There will be furniture, clothing and odds and ends.
Strathmere Lifeguard Alumni Day The Old Guard of Strathmere are invited to Alumni Day on Sunday, August 15th starting with a Volleyball and Shell Toss Tournament on the beach at noon, and a dinner at the Deauville Inn Beach House at 6:00 PM. All Strathmere lifeguards of the past, their families, friends, friends of friends and all supporting Strathmere residents are invited to come out and share any stories and photos of lifeguarding back-in-the-day in Strathmere. Tournament Tickets are $10 per person and the dinner $20, and can be purchased the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Matthew Bonsall Benefit Fund. If you plan to attend, an RSVP would be helpful. For more information or to RSVP, contact Beach Patrol Headquarters at 609-263-1151; fax 609-263-8572.

SIA Approved Bylaws and July Meeting Minutes.  The revised Bylaws were approved at the July meeting  e-mail for a copy of the bylaws and the minutes.

The next SIA Meeting (and Ice Cream Social) will be at 8:00 pm, Friday, August 13.

Upcoming Events (update your calendars):

**Greg Bennett Opening Night Exhibition in Stone Harbor, 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 7

**Traveling Turtles program by the Wetlands Institute at the Schiavo Library, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 12

**SIA Meeting at the Firehouse, 8:00 pm Friday, August 13

**Kayak Carnival and Races Saturday, August 14

**Strathmere Lifeguard Alumni Day, Sunday, August 15

**Deannexation Hearing in Atlantic City, 1:30 pm Monday, August 23

**"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade (sponsored by the SFEC), 6:30, Saturday, August 28

**Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament (also sponsored by the SFEC), Saturday, September 4, 9:00 am

**Strathmere Ensemble Concert at 7:00 pm Saturday, September 4

**Last day of Flounder Season, Monday, September 6 (Labor Day)

**SIA Meeting at the Firehouse, 8:00 pm Friday, September 10

**and every Sunday at the Strathmere United Methodist Church: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service

Our thanks to all who have paid their SIA Dues ($10 annually per adult). If you have been meaning to send them in - here's your chance!

You can contact us by responding to this e-mail or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57 in Strathmere.

Thanks to all for your continuing support!
Butch Vandegrift - President
Ken Weaver - Vice-President
Donna Diefenderfer - Treasurer
Debbie Vandegrift - Secretary

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