Monday, July 07, 2014

July 11 meeting notice and other SIA/Strathmere news

1. Parade. Our little town was jumping this past weekend, even with Arthur raining on our parade. Judging of walkers and bikes took place in the firehouse and then the fire engines turned on their lights and sirens and drove along Commonwealth. Many thanks to co-chairs  Diane Cappellucci and Karen Mitchell. A somewhat soggy awards ceremony took place immediately following at the Deauville.

2. Please come.The first SIA (Strathmere Improvement Association) meeting of the season is this coming Friday. Come enjoy wine and cheese, and catch up  with your neighbors. After a brief business meeting, gain valuable information about planning for your future (and your kids') when it comes to keeping the beach house in the family. Fred Dunbar, financial columnist for the Sea Isle Times and President of Planning Directions, Inc., a registered investment adviser, and Common Cents Planning, Inc.

3. Dues. Your dues allow us to continue to co-sponsor the Christmas Party and the Fourth of July Parade, as well as this summer's beach party (and lots of other neat things). Once again, we are keeping annual dues to $10 per adult family member. When it’s time to vote, SIA by-laws say your dues must be paid in order to cast a vote. We thank you for your support. Please mail a check made payable to the SIA, PO Box 57, Strathmere, NJ 08248. Remember to tell us your correct e-mail address! Or, pay your dues in person at this Friday's meeting.

4. Fundraiser: To commemorate our winter's Snowy Owl, we've created a suncatcher/tree ornament featuring a photo snapped by Ted Kingston. We'll be selling them at Friday night's meeting for $5.00 each. Limited supply!

Upcoming SIA and local events:
August 2  the SIA Community Beach Party will be held on August 2, with a rain date of August 9. Jim Maher, who performed so well last summer, is back by popular demand! Activitites for the kids and music for all ages. Come enjoy great music and an evening on the beach with your friends and neighbors. Pack a cooler, a blanket or your beach chairs!

August 8, will include the election of officers, the Bergus scholarship awards and "An Evening with Strathmere Artists / Photographers." Come enjoy our local talent. We have some talent already lined up, but if anyone wants to exhibit their work, we'll be happy to speak with you. Please reply to this newsletter.

*Services at the Strathmere United Methodist Church every Sunday until October: 9:15 Hymn Sing; 9:30 Service.
*SFEC Tuna Classic Tournament, July 12 to August 17
*SIA Meeting, 8:00pm, Friday, August 8
*Nightmare in Strathmere Boat Parade, 6:30pm, Saturday, August 23
*SFEC Kids’ Surf Tournament, Saturday, August 30, 9:00 to 11:00
*Last Day of Flounder Season Saturday, September 27

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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