Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Strathmere Improvement Association - January Newsletter

This Issue: Snowstorm Pictures; Coast Guard Pix, New Officers;

Happy New Year from your Strathmere Improvement Association!

This was supposed to go out twelve days ago, but we had a computer death (or almost)... Oh, well.

Here are some shots of the snow we had on December 26 - 27. They said we had 13 inches, but how could anyone tell? They also said Dennisville had 26.5 inches and South Dennis had 13, so go figure!
The wind seldom dropped below 20 mph for the whole storm, so there was extensive drifting and an accurate measurement was virtually impossible.

Last night's much-hyped storm amounted to practically nothing in Strathmere. The wind around the low came off the 36-degree ocean all evening and kept our temperature above freezing, so we just got rain. Around 11:15, it suddenly shifted to the north-northwest and the temperature dropped below freezing and we got very heavy snow. The back end of the storm, however, passed to the north after about 45 minutes so we got no more than an inch of snow.
The Strathmere Website received some pictures from a man who was stationed at the Coast Guard Station from 1950 to 1954. Carol has added them to the website under the existing article on the Station, at:


New Year's Day marked the beginning of terms of office for our SIA officers. We'd like to welcome Linda Bateman, our new Vice-President, and Dorothy ("Diddy") Addario, our new Recording Secretary. Ken Weaver moves to Corresponding Secretary (basically responsible for the newsletter), and Butch Vandegrift and Donna Diefenderfer continue as President and Treasurer, respectively.
We'd especially like to thank Debbie Vandegrift, our "retiring" Secretary, for her years of excellent and dedicated service.

Butch Vandegrift - President
Linda Bateman  -Vice-President
Donna Diefenderfer  - Treasurer
Dorothy Addario - Recording Secretary
Ken Weaver - Corresponding Secretary

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