Thursday, June 30, 2011

SIA Newsletter 6 30 11 - The Fourth of July Parade Is Monday!

To all Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

Get your floats, wagons, bikes and trikes ready for the Fourth of July Parade!

You have just this weekend to get those floats and bike decorations ready!

The parade will begin at 10:30. Registration will be at the Firehouse at 9:30 and judging will take place in the various north end streets at 10:00 am.
As always, awards and refreshments following the parade will be at the Deauville Inn.

NOTE: Please put both your trash and recycling out Sunday night. The Township will be making collections even earlier than usual Monday because of the parade!

In addition to our Strathmere caps ($15) and insulated bags ($5), those much-requested soft-sided Strathmere Coolers ($30) are back and will be available for purchase before and after the parade to benefit the SIA.

All three items (and a few "adult small" Strathmere tee shirts) are currently available at 212 Bayview Drive. Call 263-6846 to be sure we're home.

LOCAL AUTHORS WANTED! The Schiavo Library is looking for local authors for their First Local Authors Night, August 18, 2011, to display and discuss their books.
If you are interested in participating, please phone the Schiavo Library at (609) 486-6265 or email Christine, the library director at

Upcoming Events -
 *Schiavo Library Second Anniversary Celebration, June 28 to July 2. Cupcakes and Balloons!

*SIA Meeting Friday, July 8, 8:00 pm - Beer Tasting with Philly Pretzels!

*Jane Shetler Women's Fishing Tournament and SFEC Summer Social Dinner Saturday, July 9. Limited tickets available!

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

*Lifeguards' Six Mile Bay Row, Tuesday July 26, beginning and ending at the Deauville

*SIA Meeting Friday, August 12, 8:00 pm - Fruit Festival! Bring your favorite "Jersey Fresh" fruit dish or drink.

*Kayak Festival and Races Saturday, August 13

*"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

*Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday to September 25: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.

And at all times, check out Carol Baker's wonderful Strathmere website at You can also check out her Strathmere Blog -

Thanks to everyone who has sent us their dues payment. Remember, it's just $10 per adult family member, and you can send it to SIA at PO Box 57 in Strathmere.
If you missed it, we sent out the Trash Regulations with our June 8 Newsletter. If you want another copy, respond to this newsletter.

The Strathmere Improvement Association includes all owners and many visitors to Strathmere and Whale Beach. It was founded over 50 years ago as a community organization with the objective of making Strathmere a better place. We are proud of the organization's many accomplishments over the years. The dues and fund raisers provide for, among other things, funding the Fourth of July Parade, and our share of the Christmas Party. In the past, we've 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.
You can contact us by responding to this e-mail or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57 in Strathmere.

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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