Thursday, September 22, 2011

SIA Newsletter 9 22 11 - Nightmare & Surf Tourney Pictures; SIA September Meeting; Book Sale Date Extended

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

You may be interested in seeing pictures of the Nightmare in Strathmere and Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament events, both of which are now posted on the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club (SFEC) website -


At our September SIA Meeting, we discussed issues such as communications during an emergency like Irene, how we might improve attendance at meetings and starting a welcoming committee for new owners in Strathmere. We also reviewed thank-you notes from the children who received savings bonds in August. Their notes are included at the end of the meeting minutes, which are attached (we'll distribute them again prior to our first 2012 meeting next June). Following the meeting we reviewed some fascinating old pictures of Strathmere...

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Schiavo Library Used Book Sale Extended to October 1
The Schiavo Library is holding its third annual end of summer book sale. The dates were to be September 9 - 23, but the sale has been extended until Saturday, October 1. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 - 4:00pm and located at 801 Commonwealth Avenue in Strathmere. There are lots of books for everyone – including novels, nonfiction, paperbacks and children’s books. Some VHS tapes and DVDs are also for sale. All books and media are very reasonably priced ($.25 to $1.00). Everyone (members and non-members) is welcome to stop in and shop! For more information call the library at (609) 486-6265 or email


Upcoming Events:

*Schiavo Library Book Sale, now until October 1

*Last 2011 Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church this Sunday, September 25: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service

*Last day of Flounder Season, this Sunday, September 25

*Dune Grass Planting, Saturday, October 8, 11:00 am (more info to come)

*SFEC Environmental Presentation, Saturday, October 8, 4:00 pm (open to all at the Firehouse)

*Strathmere Community Christmas Party, probably December 10 - date to be announced

Did you make your 2011 SIA dues payment yet? Our sincere 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 (with the Fire Company) 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 newsletters directly 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!

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

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