Wednesday, August 08, 2012

SIA Newsletter 8 8 2012 - SIA Meeting Friday Night

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,
On Friday, August 10, at 8:00pm we will hold our August SIA Meeting at the Firehouse
We will draw the winner of Centennial Cruiser Bike Raffle (only two more days to get your tickets)!
We will also have nominations and elections of 2013 SIA Officers, and award the Bergus Prizes for Scholarship to our local scholars.

Following the business meeting, Dave Townsend will discuss the Townsend Family's hundreds of years of history in Cape May County!


On Saturday, August 11, the Beach Patrol will hold their annual Kayak Festival.
It will take place on the Vincent Road beach, and there will be instructions, demonstrations, ocean racing and wave riding
Bring the family! Admission is free, and equipment will be provided free for both instruction and race events.
Registration is also at Vincent - Race competitors pay $20 for entry fee and Festival t-shirt.
Races: 10:30 to 3:30 – call 263-1151 for category start times.
Instruction: 12:00noon and 2:00pm; practice all day.
Award ceremony and post-race party will immediately follow at the Deauville Inn Beachouse.

Also this Saturday, that evening the SIA will be offering Free "Centennial Trolley Tours" around Strathmere.
For the younger folks, at 4:00, 4:20 and 4:40, we will be providing 15-minute fun trolley rides around town.
For the "not-quite-so-young" crowd, we'll have 45-minute historic tours of the town at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00.
Upcoming Events - mark your calendars:
**Schiavo Library Family Scavenger Hunt Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 pm
**SIA Meeting Friday, August 10, 8:00 pm - Elections, Drawing for the Centennial Cruiser bike and Talk by Dave Townsend!

**Kayak Races Saturday, August 11 at Vincent Road Beach. Races: 10:30 to 3:30; Instruction: 12:00noon and 2:00pm
**Centennial Trolley Tours, sponsored by the SIA, Saturday, August 11; Children, 4 pm; Adults: 5, 6 and 7 pm
**Schiavo Library, Second Annual Local Authors' Night, Thursday, August 16, 7:00pm
**"Nightmare in Strathmere" Boat Parade, 6:30, Saturday, August 18
**Strathmere Volunteer Fire Company Annual BBQ, Deauville Beach House, Wednesday, August 29, 6 to 9 pm
**Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament, Saturday, September 1, 9:00 am
**SIA Meeting Friday, September 14, 8:00 pm Ask the Expert. A local "expert" will speak on "Common Mistakes in Winterizing" and answer questions regarding 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!
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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