Sunday, August 07, 2011

SIA Newsletter 8/6/11 - Busy Week Coming Up!

To all Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

This Friday night, the SIA will hold its August meeting at 8:00 pm. We will be awarding Savings Bonds to Strathmere Honor Roll students, and then we will have a State Trooper from the Woodbine State Police Barracks explain the responsibilities and functions of the troop and then answer your questions. You'll find that quite interesting. It's also our election meeting, and following the formal meeting we'll have a "Jersey Fresh" session. Please bring your best "Jersey Fresh" delight for all to taste!


On Thursday evening, August 11, from 7:00 to 8:00, the Schiavo Library will host a program by the Wetlands Institute called "Sea Creatures", sponsored by the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club. This will be the third year for a Wetlands presentation at the Library and they have proven to be great fun for children and adults alike. Here are pictures from last year:

Bring your folding chair...


On Saturday, August 13, the Life Guards will hold their annual Kayak Festival. This is their biggest fund raiser of the year, and again is great fun for all. Here are pictures from last year's races:


On Sunday, August 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, the Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company will hold their "Safety in Strathmere" Day (formerly called Fire Prevention Day).

As in previous years, there will be lots of fun things for children and adults, including a face painter, photo opportunities in actual fire trucks, photo opportunities in cut outs of firemen and fire trucks, hot dogs, drinks, and ice cream. On the serious side, there will be many fire and safety give aways, tips on fire prevention and safety in Strathmere, displays by the Coast Guard Auxillary for boating safety and the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club for fishing tips and safety. Last year's fun looked like this:


On Friday, July 29, the SIA held a "Sock Hop" at the Firehouse! Brandis and Jorge Riba operate their own dance studio in Clark, New Jersey, where they provide basic lessons and also choreography for wedding parties, and they donated their time here to Strathmere. The Hop was very well attended, and everyone had a great time.
Showing how it's done...

We hope to do it again next year!


Upcoming Events - Update Your Calendar!

*Wetlands Institute Program at Schiavo Library Thursday, August 11, 7:00 to 8:00 pm

*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

*Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company Safety in Strathmere Day Sunday, August 14, 2011, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

*Local Authors' Night at the Schiavo Library Thursday, August 18

*The games formerly known as the Strathmere Olympics will be held Saturday, August 20

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

*Strathmere Fire Company Benefit BBQ at the Deauville Beach House w/ Bubba Mac Band, Wednesday, August 31, 6 to 10 PM

*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.

Did you make your dues payment yet? Our thanks to everyone who has. Remember, it's just $10 per adult family member, and you can send it to SIA at PO Box 57 in Strathmere.
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. 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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