Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Strathmere Improvement Association - May 24th 2011 Newsletter

To all Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors:

In this issue: Memorial Day Weekend Is Coming!
Book Sale and Citizens' Meeting Scheduled
SIA Meeting Schedule; Calendar of Upcoming Events; Babysitting; Dues Are Due

We had a taste of summer in Strathmere on Tuesday as the temperature went up to 83 or so. The weekend looks great, with temperatures again close to 80, mostly clear, marred only by the threat of a thundershower or two each day.
Please remember the reason for Monday's Holiday - to honor those in the military who gave their lives in the service of our country. Please fly your flag and take some time to remember and honor those who fell.

On a more mundane note, both trash and recycling will be picked up Monday morning.

We're sending this newsletter by e-mail to as many of you as possible. This year we do not expect to send postcards, although the SIA officers will meet this Friday to finalize that and other decisions.

SIA Meeting Schedule - All Are Welcome: We will be meeting at the Firehouse at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of each month; June 10, July 8, August 12 and September 9. The June meeting will once again be a wine and cheese tasting event!

Upcoming Events (mark your calendars):
*Used book sale at the Schiavo Library, May 26 to June 4 - and check out all the new books!

*Citizens for Strathmere & Whale Beach Meeting, 11:00 am, Saturday, May 28 at the Firehouse

*Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church begin this Sunday May 29 and every Sunday to September 25: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service. The new minister is the Rev. Jack Howard.His wife Linda is the organist. Please come and say, "Hello".

*Trash and Recycling will be picked up on Monday morning May 30 (Memorial Day)

*Lifeguards begin in Strathmere on Saturday, June 4

*Strathmere Ensemble Concert at the new Sea Isle City Bandshell at 8:00 pm Saturday, June 4

*SIA Meeting Friday, June 10, 8:00 pm - please come share wine (some beer too?) and cheese with us!

*SFEC Flounder Tournament, Saturday, June 25

*Fourth of July Parade: Monday July 4, 9:30am - Registration; 10:00 - Judging; 10:30am - Parade Starts

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

*Jane Shetler Women's Fishing Tournament and SFEC Summer Social Dinner Saturday, July 9

*CFSWB Community Auction at the Firehouse, Saturday, July 23

*SIA Meeting Friday, August 12, 8:00 pm

*Kayak Races Saturday, August 13 (date tentative). Check UTBP website when updated for confirmation:

*"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade, 6:30, Saturday, August 27

*Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament, Saturday, September 3, 9:00 am

*SIA Meeting Friday, September 9, 8:00 pm

*Last day of Flounder Season, Sunday, September 25

And at all times, check out Carol Baker's wonderful Strathmere History website at

Babysitting: We had a member ask for the names of babysitters and we made that request in a previous newsletter. We have received the names of several potential babysitters and will provide that information upon request. Just reply to

Stock up on Strathmere "Stuff": Last year we offered tee shirts, caps and visors, and sold out of almost everything. This year, we'll again be offering Strathmere caps ($15) and visors ($12). Strathmere "stuff" may be purchased at 212 Bayview Drive.
Dues are due at $10 annually per adult. The dues and the fund raisers provide for the Fourth of July Parade and our share of the Star Party and Christmas Party. We have also donated money to help pay for extra State Police protection. If you have adult children or relatives (or visitors) who visit Strathmere, please forward this message to them - perhaps they'd like to be members and receive these e-mail messages also.
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  or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57.

Thanks to all for your continuing support!

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

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