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Tuesday, October 02, 2012
To All Strathmere
and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
The Strathmere Fishing and
Environmental Club coordinated a "Dune Fence Project"
on September 22. Dune (snow) fencing was erected at at Webster, Vincent,
Tecumseh, Sumner and Sherman Roads to create paths to funnel foot traffic away
from the dunes (and new dune grass) as people come and go from the
Under the leadership of Dick Omrod, the
SFEC secured posts and fencing from Upper Township and close to 30 Strathmere
folks turned out to install it - got it done in under two hours - and had fun
What a wonderful community
There are lots more pictures
on the SFEC website here.
The SFEC has two major things scheduled for this Saturday,
Theywill again sponsor a dune grass planting on
Saturday morning. Carol Ferguson, Environmental Chairman, has
ordered 3000 plants (compared to 1500 last year) to be planted at Seacliff,
Winthrop and Vincent Roads. SIA members have always been enthusiastic
participants in this event, and we hope will be again this
Volunteers should meet at 10:00 am on the
beach at Seacliff Road (the next-to-last street toward the
need gloves and sturdy footwear for digging holes.The Fire Company will assist by watering the
That same afternoon, Saturday, October 6
at 4:00 pm, the SFEC will hold its annual Environmental
Meeting, open to the public.
The guest lecturer will be Upper Township
resident Alfred Breed. Alfred is with the NJ Department of
Environmental Protection and Conserve Wildlife New Jersey.His area of expertise is birds, especially
shore birds.This is your opportunity to
learn about the herons, egrets, terns, gulls, etc. that are native to or visit
our special island.
meeting there will be refreshments and snacks.
this Saturday, The Schiavo Library will welcome local young adult
author, Laura DeLuca.
Saturday, October 6 at 12:00 noon,
Laura will discuss and sign her YA book, Destiny.Destiny’s main character Gabriella is a
problem is, she doesn’t remember. She repressed the memories of her powers years
ago when her mother was murdered.“
You may have missed a very moving ceremony that
took place in Strathmere (and much of Cape May County) on Friday, September
In a demonstration of remembrance, teams of
active duty Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard runners ran a 172+
mile run from Cape May Point to Holmdel on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to honor
every New Jersey service member killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring
Freedom and New Dawn.
Every mile, there was a "hero marker" for one of
the fallen, where there families could gather and the runners, carrying three
flags, would pause in their honor.
A "wall", similar to the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, preceded the
runners. Here is the "Hero Marker".
The Honor and Remember Flag... The runners stop and present
the flags to American Legion
Here are the same runners approaching a hero
marker at 55th Street in Ocean City.
Have you paid your SIA Dues for
2012? Tempus fugits!
The Strathmere Improvement Association includes
all owners in Strathmere and Whale Beach and many visitors. It was founded over
60 years ago as a community organization with the simple objective of making
Strathmere a better place. We are proud of the organization's many
accomplishments over the years.
The annual dues are$10 per adult family member. The dues and the fund raisers
provide for the Fourth of July Parade and our share of the Christmas Party.
We also donate money to help pay for extra State Police protection. This year we
invested in the Centennial Banners and the Historic Trolley
NOTE: Since most of you
never formally "signed up" as members, obviously we cannot "force" you to pay
dues, which are really more like (non-deductible) donations anyway.
If you don't pay, we will still keep you on
our newsletter distribution. The only penalty will be that you can't vote in our
(mostly uncontested) elections!
Nevertheless, we really hope you see
enough value in our projects and enjoy the newsletters enough so that you'll
contribute $10 per adult family member.
Please send dues payments to
SIA at PO Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Remember to tell us
your correct e-mail address!
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or suggestions for the newsletter or for SIA in general, or if you'd like us to
change your e-mail address in our records.
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