Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A message from the Strathmere Improvement Association

To all Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

At the September 18 (and last 2009) meeting of the Strathmere Improvement Association, we awarded two savings bonds for scholarship to Brian Furey and Nick Roash. These awards were begun by Donald and Elizabeth Bergus and will be continued by the Bergus Family in their memory.
Here are the SIA officers with Brian, who thanked the SIA for the award. Nick was unable to attend that evening.

Brian is currently a second grade student at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School. Last year he was a straight "A" student who received both academic and social accolades. One of the special honors he received was the "Courage Award", which is given annually to the student who always "stands up for what is right". In addition, he received the "Consistency Award", which honors the student in each grade with the highest and most consistent grades. In addition to his studies, Brian is involved in extracurricular activities that include soccer, basketball, and baseball. He is learning piano and is currently a purple belt in karate at the American Martial Arts Academy in Seaville, working toward his black belt.
Nick is a Junior at Ocean City High School. and is on the Varsity Crew Team. He is an Honor Student and has been fortunate to receive the Bergus award for the past nine years, since moving to Strathmere as a year-round resident. He is a member of the Upper Township Beach Patrol and runs Nick's Lawn Service. His hobbies include almost everything "boarding" but especially snowboarding. He is also an avid scuba diver.
Our congratulations to both Nick and Brian!

If you missed the presentation on "Shipwrecks: the General Slocum and the Sindia" presentation at the Schiavo Library on October 3 you missed a fascinating evening. It was very well-reported in the Press of Atlantic City here and by the Ocean City Sentinel. We watched as the picture of Captain Sinn in the Sentinel was sketched as he spoke. Thanks to Captain Ronald Sinn and to Paul Anselm of the Ocean City Historical Museum for speaking at the event. A display of artifacts and information on the Sindia is now on display in the Mini Museum in the Schiavo Library. Also on display in the Mini Museum are antique fishing lures from the collection of Dewey & Terry Powell.
If you haven't heard, Carol Bruno was forced to resign as Library Director for health reasons.

On October 10, there was an extremely successful community dune grass planting, sponsored by the SFEC, which will be covered in the next newsletter.

The Strathmere Improvement Association includes all owners in Strathmere and Whale Beach and many visitors. It was founded over 50 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.

Please let us know if you have comments or suggestions for items to be included in the newsletter or for the SIA in general, or if you'd like us to change (or add) your e-mail address in our records. Perhaps you'd like to add other family members! You can contact us by responding to or mailing SIA at PO Box 57.

Thanks to all for your continuing support!

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

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