Wednesday, August 11, 2010

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

We have a busy four days coming up.

"Traveling Turtles" Tomorrow (Thursday) evening at 7:00 pm, the Schiavo Library will host a Wetlands Institute program about our local turtles and how to help and protect them. The event is sponsored by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club, whose members recently helped the Institute catch terrapins for research, as seen here. The program will again be held adjacent to the library parking lot. Join us for lots of fun! Here is a picture of last year's terrific event:

SIA Meeting Friday Night at 8:00 pm This is our annual election meeting, and will include scholastic achievement awards. Also, bring your Strathmere memorabilia to share and enjoy an ice cream dessert!

The Strathmere Ocean Kayak Festival, sponsored by the lifeguards, will take place at the Williams Avenue Beach beginning at 10:30 am. There will be races, demonstrations, instructions, a silent auction and a post-race party. Don't worry if you don't have a kayak; all equipment for instruction and races is supplied for free.
This is not only a lot of fun for both participants and spectators, but is also the biggest fundraiser for our lifeguards. Please come out and support them and have a ball! Here are pictures of just one of last year's many races:

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.

Upcoming Events (update your calendars):
**Traveling Turtles program by the Wetlands Institute at the Schiavo Library, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Thursday, August 12

**SIA Election Meeting and Ice Cream Social 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 the SIA at P.O. Box 57 in Strathmere.

Thanks to all for your continuing support!

Butch Vandegrift - President
Ken Weaver - Vice-President
Donna Diefenderfer - Treasurer
Debbie Vandegrift - Secretary

No comments: