As Tom Sullivan bids adieu to the Beach Manager position that he defined for more than a decade, we welcome onboard for the Summer of 2016, our new Beach Manager, Dan Fox. Dan lives in the neighborhood with his wife and children and was excited to be hired by PB. He’s sprucing up the beach, parking lot, and paths before Opening Day on June 10th. Be sure to introduce yourselves and your family. You’ll recognize him by ‘BEACH MANAGER’ printed on his red shirt.
Dan will need your help with Beach Clean-Up on 05/21 just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Raft Day will be at the beginning of June. Check out the website for date.
Sandy Niedjadlo, our Social Director, aka Julie McCoy, has been busy planning this year’s activities. Our opening season Cocktail Party has a new venue at Langley’s Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club. Festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday June 10th on the deck overlooking the 18th hole. You will be treated to a wide variety of assorted hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres, 2 bar drinks, with a cash bar and unlimited soft drinks. The cost is $20.00/person. This is an over 21, members only event (members with date at $40/couple.) We’re brewing up a Sober Uber-like Drop-off Shuttle called SUDS!
Rita’s Italian Ice will be served on the beach on July 3rd. On July 23rd Sandy is planning an Old Fashioned Beach Picnic. Check the website for details.
Aqualympics was a huge success last summer. Let’s do it again! Get your family, friends, and members together to form a team to compete in this fun event on August 6th. All ages welcome.
We bring back the PBO this summer. We are trying to have this annual event held henceforth on the second Saturday in August. Charles Benzyk is putting it together for August 13th. All members and guests are welcome. This is a fun event for golfers and duffers. Get your foursomes ready or come as (Hands) Solo. We can create a twosome or foursome for you. Arrive at Great Neck Country Club at 12:30. Cost: $100 Non- GNCC Club members; $45 GNCC Club Members.
The season will close with our Annual Lights Out party sometime in September. Stay tuned for location, time and date.
Get ready for spontaneous happenings: hot dogs on the beach, Sunday Sundaes, and maybe more. Keep an eye on our website and check your emails for these unscheduled events.
Mark your calendar for our Business Meeting on Saturday July 9th, and our annual meeting on August 20th. Meetings are held at the Goshen Firehouse and beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Once again this year’s assessments, dues, and events should be paid online. Go to our website www.pleasurebeachct.org. Click on 2016 membership forms. You can pick-up your badges on Beach Clean-up Day, May 21st and Opening Day, June 10th. Karen will be set up at the entry from the parking lot to the front of the beach.
In the past 2 years we have made many improvements to our beach while your assessment has remained stable for more than a decade. We have added new lifeguard chairs and equipment, an Access Mat, and a new latrine deck. This year we will be adding another Access Mat for the path from the parking lot to the back side of the beach. In consideration of increasing operational costs, upgrades, beach maintenance, payroll and insurance, the Board has voted to increase the Assessment by $25.00. The Board works hard at finding a balance between the costs of maintaining up to date equipment, top personnel, security, safety, and joining members to have a great experience with family and friends.
Dave Cavasino, our Treasurer, and Karen Murphy, our Financial Secretary, will be stepping down at the end of the season. Donna Calabro has stepped up to offer her services as Financial Secretary. All members are eligible to run for any Board position. If you are interested, please consider serving. Interest about any position can be directed to any Board member or you can contact me through our Association email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your summer week begins and ends at Pleasure Beach. How nice is that!
Pamela B. Gourlie, President
Waterford Association, Inc.