Thursday, June 27, 2013

SIA Newsletter 6 27 2013 - Parade; Strathmere Caps; SIA Meeting, Dues and Drawing; Yard Sale; Schiavo Library; Calendar

To All Strathmere and Whale Beach Homeowners and Visitors,

The Parade is one week from today! Register at the Firehouse and get to your street to be judged before the parade begins!

The SIA will be selling neat new caps ($!5) and visors ($10) at the firehouse before the parade. Get several - for yourself and for gifts! 

You can pay your SIA Dues there too!

If you have anything for bulk trash, put it out this Sunday. Bulk trash collection is Monday, July 1.

The SIA July Meeting will be held at 8:00 pm on Friday, July 12. Mark your calendar!

Herb Hollinger will lead a lineup of great speakers and we'll also draw the winners of those Phillies tickets.

Please come out, but you don't have to be there to win the tickets - you must have paid your dues!

See the end of this newsletter for more information on SIA dues.

Also, the SIA Yard sale will be held at the Firehouse on Saturday, July 20 at 8 am. Plan to rent a table - then shop 'til you drop!.

This Saturday, the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club will hold their Annual Flounder Tournament. Details here.





On June 17, FEMA released new flood maps for Atlantic, Hudson, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, significantly reducing the areas included in the "V" zone.
There is no date set for the release of new Cape May County maps, but expect them in late July or early August.




The “Walking Group” has started. It is open to anyone who likes to walk as a form of exercise or socialization, and is a loosely formed group that meets at 21 Williams Road at 8:15 AM daily. All are welcome.


The Schiavo Library celebrated its fourth anniversary on June 26!
They had over 9300 visitors in the first three years, and will reward their 10.000th visitor with a gift certificate to Mildred's! You could be the one!
They have cupcakes for all visitors during this anniversary week.


On July 18, 2013 the Schiavo Library will be hosting a Wetlands Institute program “Traveling Turtles.”
The program is sponsored jointly by the Library and the Strathmere Fishing and Environmental Club.
It will take place at 6:00pm in the library’s parking lot. This will be followed by a terrapin release at the boat ramp. This is a wonderful program for the whole family and all are welcome to attend. It was a huge hit last year!



Remember to follow and "like" the SIA (click the "Thumbs Up" box ) on Facebook:
You'll get an early look at lots of things going on in Strathmere!


Upcoming Events - please add to your calendars:


**SFEC Flounder Tournament, Saturday, June 29

**Bulk Trash Pickup, Monday, July 1

**Strathmere Fourth of July Parade, Registration: 9:30; Judging: 10:00; Parade Starts: 10:30am, Thursday, July 4

**SIA Meeting, 8:00pm, Friday, July 12

**SFEC Tuna Classic, July 13 to August 17

**Traveling Turtles Program and Release, 6:00pm, Thursday, July 18

**SIA Yardsale at the Firehouse, 8:00am, Saturday, July 20

**Lifeguard Six-Mile Bay Race, 6:00pm, Monday, July 22

**CFSWB Auction at the Firehouse, 7:00pm, Saturday, July 27

**SIA Meeting, 8:00pm, Friday, August 9

**Lifeguard Kayak Festival, Saturday, August 10

**Nightmare in Strathmere Boat Parade, 6:30pm, Saturday, August 24

**Kids' Surf Fishing Tournament, Saturday Morning, August 31

**Last Day of Flounder Season Sunday, September 27


**Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday to September 29: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.


Let us know of additions or corrections!


Our February 11, 2013 Newsletter on flood zones and flood insurance has been posted on the new Upper Township website here (under General Information... Announcements... Super Storm Sandy). We suggest you make the website location one of your "favorites" or "bookmarks", as you'll probably want to refer to it as the BFE / FIRM saga continues to unfold...


And once again, 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 in 1951 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 conducted a number of Centennial events last year, and also donated money to help pay for extra State Police protection, and to residents affected by Sandy.

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.

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.



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


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