Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Newsletter 6 26 2012 - Yard Sale This Saturday; Schiavo 3rd Anniversary; Flounder Tourney; SIA Sales; Fourth of July Parade; Facebook; Calendar

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
The annual SIA Community Yard Sale will take place at the Firehouse from 8:00 am to noon this Saturday morning. Come out Saturday and browse the many treasures your neighbors have to offer.

Last year...

The Schiavo Library is celebrating their Third Anniversary all this week.
Visit the library for delicious cupcakes and see the new scrapbook detailing the library’s first three years.

The SFEC Annual Flounder Tournament will be held this Saturday, June 30. Details here.

Tee shirts and bike raffle tickets will be sold at the Yard Sale on Saturday and at the Old Shack on Sunday morning.We'll also be accepting dues payments...

Adult shirts are $15; youth sizes are $10. We'll have all sizes!

First prize in the raffle (drawing August 10) will be our Centennial Cruiser and second prize will be two tickets to the Phils - Nationals game August 24.
Tickets are just $2.00 each or three for $5.00.


Shirts and raffle tickets may also be purchased at 212 Bayview Drive. Call 263-6846 first...

**Don't forget our Centennial Fourth of July Parade is next Wednesday, July 4!

**Follow and "like" us (click the "Thumbs Up" box ) on Facebook:

You'll get an early look at things like the Centennial Banners, and exclusive looks at things like porpoises and windsurfers going up and down the bay...
**School's out! Please be careful both driving on and walking across Commonwealth!

Upcoming Events - mark your calendars:
**Schiavo Library Third Anniversary Celebration now through June 30.

**SIA Community Yard Sale, 8:00 am to noon, Saturday Morning, June 30 at the Firehouse

**SFEC Flounder Tournament, Saturday, June 30

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

**SFEC and Schiavo Library Environmental Events, July 10 and 12 (Library), 14 (Firehouse).

**July 10, 7:00 pm: Wetlands "Traveling Turtles" and Terrapin release at the boatramp

**July 12, 7:00 pm: Marine Mammal Stranding Center Presentation

**July 14, Osprey Presentation

**SIA Meeting Friday, July 13, 8:00 pm. Joe LaRosa, author of Our Perfect Storm, will talk about the March, 1962 storm.

**CFSWB 4th Annual Community Auction at the Firehouse, Saturday, July 21, 6:00 pm

**SFEC Summer Social Saturday, July 28

**Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company "Safety in Strathmere" Day, Sunday, August 5

**SIA Meeting Friday, August 10, 8:00 pm - Auction for the Centennial Cruiser bike!

**Kayak Races Saturday, August 11. Check UTBP website when updated for more information:

**Centennial Trolley Tours, sponsored by the SIA, Saturday, August 11 (details to follow)

**"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade, 6:30, Saturday, August 18

**Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament, Saturday, September 1, 9:00 am

**SIA Meeting Friday, September 14, 8:00 pm Ask the Experts. A panel of local builders, plumbers and craftsmen will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips for summer homeowners planning to close up for the winter.

**Last day of Flounder Season, Friday, September 28

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

Let us know of additions or corrections!

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

The Strathmere Improvement Association includes all owners in Strathmere and Whale Beach and many visitors. It was founded over 60 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.
The SIA is keeping the annual dues at $10 per adult family member. The dues and the fund raisers provide for the Fourth of July Parade and our share of the Christmas Party. We have also donated money to help pay for extra State Police protection.
NOTE: Since most of you never formally "signed up" as members, obviously we cannot "force" you to pay dues, which are really more like (non-deductible) donations anyway.
If you don't pay, we will still keep you on our newsletter distribution. The only penalty will be that you can't vote in our (mostly uncontested) elections! Nevertheless, we really hope you see enough value in our projects and enjoy the newsletters enough so that you'll contribute $10 per adult family member. Thanks!
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 at  or by mailing SIA at PO Box 57.

Celebrate Our Strathmere Centennial! 1912 - 2012

Thanks very much for your continuing support of the Strathmere Improvement Association!
Linda Bateman
Elaine Holsomback
Donna Diefenderfer
Dorothy Addario
Ken Weaver

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