Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SIA Newsletter 7 09 2013 - SIA Meeting This Friday - Dues and Drawing; Strathmere Caps & Visors; Yard Sale; SFEC Tournaments; Traveling Turtles; Community Beach Bash; Calendar

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,


The SIA July Meeting will be held at 8:00 pm this Friday, July 12. Please come out!
Herb Hollinger will lead a lineup of great speakers and we'll also draw the winners of those Phillies tickets.
You can pay your SIA Dues ($10) before the drawing to be eligible!
You don't have to be there to win the Phils' tickets - but you must have paid your dues!
See the end of this newsletter for more information on SIA dues.

The SIA is selling neat new caps ($15) and visors ($10). They are available at 212 Bayview Drive and also at our meeting. Get several - for yourself and for gifts!

Also, the SIA Yard sale will be held at the Firehouse on Saturday, July 20 at 8 am. Plan to rent a table - then shop 'til you drop!.

The Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club recently held two tournaments.

See the results of their Annual Flounder Tournament here  and the results of the Jane Shetler Tournament here.



On July 18, 2013 the Schiavo Library will be hosting a Wetlands Institute program “Traveling Turtles.”
The program is sponsored jointly by the Library and the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club.
It will take place at 6:00pm in the library’s parking lot. This will be followed by a terrapin release at the boat ramp. This is a wonderful program for the whole family and all are welcome to attend. It was a huge hit last year!


Mark your calendar for Saturday evening, August 3. The SIA is planning a Strathmere Community Beach Bash (games and music) for all.

Details to follow.

Remember to follow and "like" the SIA (click the "Thumbs Up" box ) on Facebook:
You'll get an early look at lots of things going on in Strathmere!



Upcoming Events - please add to your calendars:

SIA Meeting, 8:00pm, Friday, July 12

SFEC Tuna Classic, July 13 to August 17

Traveling Turtles Program and Release, 6:00pm, Thursday, July 18

SIA Yardsale at the Firehouse, 8:00am, Saturday, July 20

Lifeguard Six-Mile Bay Race, 6:00pm, Monday, July 22

CFSWB Auction at the Firehouse, 7:00pm, Saturday, July 27

SIA Community Beach Bash, Saturday Evening, August 3

SIA Meeting, 8:00pm, Friday, August 9

Lifeguard Kayak Festival, Saturday, August 10

Nightmare in Strathmere Boat Parade, 6:30pm, Saturday, August 24

Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament, Saturday Morning, August 31

Last Day of Flounder Season Sunday, September 27


Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday to September 29: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.


Let us know of additions or corrections!


Our February 11, 2013 Newsletter on flood zones and flood insurance has been posted on the new Upper Township website here (under General Information... Announcements... Super Storm Sandy). We suggest you make the website location one of your "favorites" or "bookmarks", as you'll probably want to refer to it as the BFE / FIRM saga continues to unfold...


And once again, check out Carol Baker's wonderful Strathmere History website at


The Strathmere Improvement Association includes all owners in Strathmere and Whale Beach and many visitors. It was founded in 1951 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 SIA is keeping the annual dues at $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 conducted a number of Centennial events last year, and also donated money to help pay for extra State Police protection, and to residents affected by Sandy.

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!

Also, please let us know if you have comments 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.

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

Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!

Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Rosemarie Whelan
Ken Weaver

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