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All of the email communication sent out monthly can be viewed on this page. Older messages will be moved to our Archived Communications page. We've created the page in order to better serve the 5% of members with no email address on file and as a place for all members to review past communications. You can scroll through the page or simply click on a date to read that day's email.

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July 2017

 

 

July 31, 2017

Dear Member,

For issues of interest to help better serve our community, contact us on info@berkeleyshores.org. Changed your email address? Advise membership chairman on members@berkeleyshores.org.

The BSHCA newsletter is issued on a bi-monthly basis.

- Mayor's HOT LINE, 732 244 7400 ext 203 Report your concerns, issues, suggestions.

- Police Chief's TIP LINE 732 341 1132 ext 611. Report suspicious activity

Dear Members,

If you recall, it was announced at the Annual Meeting held on June 17, the business of the association will be conducted as a committee, until such time as a member nominates themselves for the position of president. Fortunately, the board has been prepared for such an occasion by taking individual responsibility for their specific disciplines. The first committee meeting, conducted by Director Phil Antoine, will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 11 AM at the Good Luck Point Marina conference room. After setting the guidelines for operating as a committee, the board expects the remainder of the meeting to proceed as normal, with input by all board members. Future meetings will be chaired on a rotational basis, giving each board member an opportunity to set an agenda and become more familiar with all areas of our organization.

We will report back to you in future newsletters, progress made by the board as we operate in a new and uncharted organizational environment. In the meantime, please consider taking an active role in the management of your association.

 

Membership

It is time for a “Pat on the Back” to all members who sent in their dues early and prior to the mailing of the dues notices for the 2017-2018 renewal cycle. To date, 132 households consisting of 243 members have participated resulting in a 38% response rate and a saving of $125 for mailing, preparation and printing costs. It is now time to send out formal notices to the remaining members. Our membership chairman, Ken Gerb, is preparing all necessary mailing items for distribution within the next two weeks. Membership is the lifeblood of our organization. We are not satisfied with holding to the present membership roster so a goal of 700 members has been set for this cycle. To keep you abreast of progress, a “Tracking Thermometer” has been installed on the center Island. As members renew we will raise the “temperature” on a weekly basis with our eyes on that goal of 700. We need your help if we are to attain that goal. If each household recruited one new member family we can double our roster to 1,300 to 1,400 members.

 

New Membership Program

Member, Mary Lou Andrews, is working with Ken Gerb to increase membership in BSHCA. She has information packages, ready to go for recruitment purposes. We repeatedly ask you to be aware of non-member neighbors who might be interested in joining us. If you are aware of potential candidates for membership, please contact Mary Lou on 732 606 9666.

 

Neighborhood Awareness

Our waterfront park on Amherst continues to attract a larger group of sunbathers and waders as well as increased use of the playground at the inlet. If you are a visitor to the park, please be mindful of the homeowners in the area by using the parking lot rather than the street. A dedication and naming ceremony for the Park-Beach is planned by the township for the September time frame.

-A lost Kayak was found floating down the lagoon around Centerboard. It was retrieved by 2nd VP Bob Nunn. He can be reached on 201 303 1200.

 

Boating Rules

Please do not power to plane at the mouth of the inlet. Do not power through the no wake buoys. Be mindful of your wake as you navigate through the inlet. Your consideration in this matter is especially important for our sailboat owners with deeper keels

Garage Sale

The garage sale date for 2017 is Saturday, September 16, 9AM to 3PM. Chairman Gary DiNallo will handle all planning and details. Application forms will be available soon on our BSHCA Web site, berkeleyshores.org. If you have questions, Gary can be reached on 732-737-1676.

 

BSHCA Golf Tournament (Held on July 20, 2017)

Congratulations to our BSHCA Golf Tournament committee, Chairman Ken Gerb, Jim Benn, Dick Andrews, Pete Vetro and their sub committees. All goals have been reached or exceeded. After all expenses, the tournament committee has realized a net profit of just over $4000, a hefty boost to our treasury. Notable and very important was the support of the 71 sponsors from local businesses, recognizing BSHCA for its contribution and value to the community. We can all be proud of our civic organization. The tournament date for 2018 has been set for Thursday, July 19, Cedar Creek Golf Course, Bayville. A wrap-up of the event can be found at: http://berkeleyshores.org/golf_17.html and All photos from the day can be found on our Google Gallery.

 

Berkeley Township PBA Golf Tournament, Friday, August 4, 2017

In support of our local Police Dept. and in response to their participation in our golf tournament, BSHCA has purchased a foursome and a Tee Box sign for their tournament. BSHCA will be represented by 4 golfing members. Our tee time is set for 7:30 AM.

 

Atlantic City Boat Trip

The Atlantic City Boat Trip over the weekend of July 14, 15, 16 was enjoyed by all who participated. Pictures are available by clicking here!

Endless Summer Dance Party

Social Director, Jerry Coppola, has set the date for the Endless Summer Dinner Dance Party with DJ for Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Captains Inn, Forked River. Ticket price is $65/person which include tax and gratuity. Jerry and his wife JoAnn look forward to another success full party. All information is available on our web site CLICK HERE!

 

Environmental Clean Ups

Environmental Director, Charles Crunkleton, needs your assistance in planning a clean-up day in our area. Notably Veeder Lane, Bayview Ave. and the beach area. Please call Charles on 732 269 5967.

Fred Bekiarian, Newsletter Editor, BSHCA

 

 

July 17, 2017


Membership

Membership Chairman, Ken Gerb, reports that you continue to show a strong response to our request for early renewal in advance of the official mailing. Our last newsletter of July 3 reported a response of 17%. Two weeks later the response has almost doubled. As of July 17, we have received renewals from 114 households consisting of 211 individual members. Such a positive response prompts us to delay the mailing until August 1 in the hopes of further reducing our mailing and handling costs. Your prompt response is a strong indicator of the value you place on our association. The executive board thanks you for the positive messages of support sent in with your dues.


New Membership Program

Member, Mary Lou Andrews, is working with Ken Gerb to increase membership in BSHCA. She has information packages, ready to go for recruitment purposes. We repeatedly ask you to be aware of non-member neighbors who might be interested in joining us. If you are aware of potential candidates for membership, please contact Mary Lou on 732 606 9666.


Neighborhood Awareness

  • We are pleased to report that the attempted theft of a jet ski dock on Carlyle was thwarted and returned to its rightful owner. Much appreciation to the neighbor who spotted the theft in progress.

  • At the last meeting of the Township Waterways Advisory Commission, July 11, the subject of electric power to docks and boat lifts was placed on the agenda for study. More to come on this subject in the future.

  • Our waterfront park on Amherst continues to attract a larger group of sunbathers and waders as well as increased use of the playground at the inlet. If you are a visitor to the park, please be mindful of the homeowners in the area by using the parking lot rather than the street. It seems that the geese have given us a break this year, finding a new home rather than our beach.

  • I had occasion to sit at the main Amherst Inlet over the July 4th holiday. My compliments to most of the boat and jet ski owners who observe the no wake rules. Unfortunately, there remains a very small number who ignore the rules. Please do not power to plane at the mouth of the inlet. Do not power through the no wake buoys. Be mindful of your wake as you navigate through the inlet. Let’s all do our part to maintain a deep channel through the inlet by controlling our wake. (This is especially important for our sailboat owners with deeper keels.) Private citizens can initiate a citation for offenders with the assistance of the Berkeley Township Police Dept. The Dept. cannot issue a citation unless they are witness to the violation. Dredging is expensive and we continue to deal with the natural forces of nature, which needs no help from the boating community.


BSHCA Golf Tournament

Congratulations to our BSHCA Golf Tournament committee, Ken Gerb, Chairman, Jim Benn, Dick Andrews and Pete Vetro. All goals have been reached and the committee is very appreciative of the strong support given by the local business community. The tournament will Tee off at 8AM with a shotgun start on Thursday, July 20, Cedar Creek Golf Course, Bayville. Registrations are closed. The committee expects this 2nd Annual Tournament to surpass the net profit of the first tournament, providing a healthy boost to our treasury.

GOOD LUCK to ALL GOLFERS.


Berkeley Township PBA Golf Tournament, Friday, August 4, 2017

In support of our local Police Dept. and in response to their participation in our golf tournament, BSHCA has purchased a foursome and a T Box sign for their tournament. A drawing will be held prior to the tournament on Monday, July 31 offering the four spots for play. Any member wishing to participate may do so by contacting us on info@berkeleyshores.org or calling 732 809 4807.

Atlantic City Boat Trip

Our 6th Annual ONE SWEET DAY Atlantic City Boat trip was held this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 14~ 16, 2017 at Farley’s State Marina. Some BSHCA members arrived on Thursday to extend the annual boating event.

Although the weather was not too cooperative on Thursday and Friday evenings, causing the “TABLE OF THE GODS” dockside feast to be rescheduled ~ TWICE, a fun time was had by 20 BSHCA members.

 

BSHCA Member’s gather for a ONE SWEET DAY “toast” during the 6th annual Atlantic City boat trip July 14 - 16, 2017


Endless Summer Dance Party

Social Director, Jerry Coppola, has set the date for the Endless Summer Dinner Dance Party with DJ for Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Captains Inn, Forked River. Ticket price is $65/person which include tax and gratuity. This party was a great success last year with attendance at 75 people. Jerry and his wife JoAnn look forward to another success full party. All information is available by clicking on the following link: http://berkeleyshores.org/news_17_endless_summer.html

Environmental Clean Ups

Environmental Director, Charles Crunkleton, needs your assistance in planning a clean-up day in our area. Notably Veeder Lane, Bayview Ave. and the beach area. Please call Charles on 732 269 5967.

Fred Bekiarian, Newsletter Editor, BSHCA

 

July 3, 2017


Membership

Membership Chairman, Ken Gerb reports your excellent response to our early renewal program, prior to the annual mailing. In the past week Ken received checks for $30 from 59 households totaling 104 members; 17%. A follow-up letter was emailed to all members on Saturday. We are hoping for a strong response from you this coming week. This action reduces our mailing costs and preparation effort. But more importantly, your response is a strong indicator of the value you place on our association. The executive board thanks you for the positive messages of support sent in with your mailings.

New Membership Program

Member, Mary Lou Andrews, is working with Ken Gerb to increase membership in BSHCA. She has information packages, ready to go for recruitment purposes. We repeatedly ask you to be aware of non-member neighbors who might be interested in joining us. If you are aware of potential candidates for membership, please contact Mary Lou on 732 606 9666. Visit the Membership page on our website for applications!


Neighborhood Awareness / Computer Scams

There have been several reported instances of burglaries, break-ins and thefts in various areas of the township. Recently, two persons in a kayak were seen floating a jet ski dock down Carlyle. When spotted by a neighbor, they paddled away, leaving the dock. Please be aware of your surroundings and be alert for such instances.
A paddle boat was found floating in the lagoon at the Landings. If this belongs to you or if you are aware of the owner, please let us know on info@berkeleyshores.org.
I have recently received an email with a “Russian Connection” that strongly suggested it was part of the dangerous ransomware virus. It asked that I pull it into my computer to verify certain account number identifications. If acted upon, a “worm” will set itself up to destroy your hard drive unless you pay a ransom of several hundred dollars. If you receive this email, delete it immediately.
Do not accept the message.

 

Boating Safety

Some boaters continue to ignore the “Rules of the Road” where boating safety and silt buildup are vital. The No Wake Buoys are installed and we ask that they are strictly observed. Come off plane at the FIRST buoy when returning and on plane at the LAST buoy when entering the bay. Do not power out of the mouth of the main lagoon and that includes jet skis. Be observant of your wake when navigating the main lagoon. This issue continues to be a source of concern for the responsible boater. If you observe this violation of the rules by irresponsible boaters, you can sign a complaint with the assistance of the Berkeley Twp. Police Dept. However, the police cannot act as witness or complainant unless they personally observe the violation. We must protect our lagoons from shoaling in by excessive wakes. Dredging is expensive and we continue to deal with the natural forces of nature, which needs no help from the boating community.

 

Endless Summer Party

Social Director, Jerry Coppola, has set the date for the Endless Summer Dinner Dance Party with DJ for Friday, September 8, 2017 at the Captains Inn, Forked River. Ticket price is $65/person which include tax and gratuity. This party was a great success last year with attendance at 75 people. Jerry and his wife JoAnn look forward to another success full party. All information is available on our web site, berkeleyshores.org

 

Golf Tournament

Our BSHCA Golf Tournament Chairman, Ken Gerb informs us that the committee has reached its goal of 30 foursomes totaling 120 golfers. Registrations are closed. Local support from businesses has been excellent and beyond expectation. The committee expects this 2nd Annual Tournament to surpass the net profit of the first tournament, providing a healthy boost to our treasury.
The membership is most appreciative of the efforts of the chairman and committee members and wishes them a successful tournament.

 

Environmental Clean Ups

Environmental Director, Charles Crunkleton, needs your assistance in planning a clean-up day in our area. Notably Veeder Lane, Bayview Ave. and the beach area. Please call Charles on 732 269 5967.

 

A safe and enjoyable July 4th Holiday to all.

Fred Bekiarian, Newsletter Editor, BSHCA

 

June 2017

 

 

June 19, 2017

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting on Saturday, June 17, 2017 was attended by 21 members plus the executive board. It was the lowest attendance in recent memory and while a bit disconcerting, the membership grew since the last cycle and there seemed to be no major issues that would dissuade attendance. Perhaps it was the date. We welcome any ideas or suggestions from you that could increase member attendance in the future. Useful and valuable information was presented by Police Chief Karin DiMichele and 1st Ward Councilman, Jim Byrnes, eliciting many questions and interaction between them and our members. Awards of appreciation were presented to Cathy Peach for her leadership and dedication to the Happy Hookers group over more than two decades and to Nancy Wieme, our BSHCA webmaster for her continued support of our web site over several years. Elections were conducted by Nominations Chairman, Dick Andrews and all board members were returned for the 2017-2019 cycle. For the first time, the positions of President and 1st Vice President were not filled. We hope that both positions will be filled in the future. In the meantime, the executive board will function as a committee with directors taking full control of their disciplines. Past president, Fred Bekiarian, will continue to publish the bi-monthly newsletter and will act as liaison to our local government. Through this unique time the board expects to operate in a normal manner, meeting in July to develop a reorganization plan.

 

Center Island Flag Dedication to Military

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Treasurer and Center Island Caretaker, John Schnitzer, conducted an excellent dedication ceremony that included local dignitaries. The new flag and island were dedicated in honor of the fallen from Berkeley Township and to our local emergency personnel.

 

Amherst Inlet Silt Removal

The silt removal operation for the 2017 season has been completed. We would like your comments regarding “high” and impassable spots for future reference. In the near future we will check the depth of the known trouble areas, unreachable by the dredging equipment, to determine if a path with sufficient depth can be identified and advise accordingly.

 

Boat Wakes

While we are beyond the start of the boating season, it seems that some boaters have forgotten the “rules of the road.” Not only were larger boats and jet skis creating wakes in the main channel, but they continued at unacceptable speeds through the main Amherst Inlet. We have repeatedly asked that wake speeds be observed in the main channel, main inlet and lagoons throughout our waterfront neighborhoods. Dredging was just completed and there is basically a full boating season ahead of us. Please watch your wakes by paying close attention to your boat speeds. The inlet does not need your assistance in shoaling. It gets all the help it needs from Mother Nature.

 

Golf Tournament

Our BSHCA Golf Tournament Chairman, Ken Gerb informs us that there are 8 spots remaining to reach our goal of 120 golfers. The committee is very pleased with the response from the local business community for their support and donations. For information and registration forms, please go to our web site, berkeleyshores.org/golf.html. or information can be obtained by contacting Ken Gerb on members@berkeleyshores.org.

 

Environmental Clean Ups

Environmental Director, Charles Crunkleton, needs your assistance in planning a clean-up day in our area. Notably Veeder Lane, Bayview Ave. and the beach area. Please call Charles on 732 269 5967.

Neighborhood Awareness

A recent and tragic fatal accident occurred in Toms River on Saturday, June 17 when an eleven-year old girl died after touching a rail on a metal boat lift that had become electrified. If you have installed a boat lift with metal parts that could become energized, please have your apparatus inspected by a qualified person to assure that such a condition does not exist on your lift equipment.

There are burglaries and car break-ins occurring in various areas of the township. Protect your cars and homes from break-ins. Lock all doors even when you are at home.

Fred Bekiarian, Newsletter Editor, BSHCA

 

 

June 12, 2017


Annual Meeting

Enter the date into your calendars. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9AM at the Berkeley Township Recreation Center, Rt. 9 Bayville. Election to all positions of the executive board will take place.

Meeting Agenda
- Continental Breakfast
- Pledge of Allegiance
- Opening Remarks – President
- Guest Speakers – Councilman James Byrnes / Chief DiMichele
- Election of 2017-2019 Executive Board
- Presentation / Acknowledgement of Scholarship Awards
- Presentation of 2 BSHCA Awards of Appreciation
- Discussion with Membership on New Board Structure
- Adjournment

 

Center Island Flag Dedication to Military

BSHCA will dedicate the new flag pole on the Center Island to our military on June 14, 2017, 11AM Flag Day. The program will be conducted by board member, John Schnitzer. Dignitaries will include Mayor Amato, Councilman James Byrnes and Father Stanley Lukaszewski of St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville. Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America and TAPS. Please try to attend for the ceremony to honor our military. The ceremony should last ½ hour.


Amherst Inlet Silt Removal

The silt removal for the 2017 season began on Wednesday, June 7. Prior to the start, I met with Steve Seiler of Public Works to point out trouble spots. One area of concern brought to our attention by members, especially those with deep keel sailboats, was a troublesome high spot before the bulkhead on the way out. It was thought that the long arm of the dredging equipment could clear a trough sufficient for a deeper keel to pass. Unfortunately the equipment will not address the dredging operation from the newly installed playground for obvious reasons. Thus, the operation will be conducted from across the inlet opposite the playground. The dredging boom with bucket is not long enough to reach the trouble area. Within the next 2 weeks, we will check the depth of the trouble area to determine if a path with sufficient depth can be identified and advise accordingly.

 

Golf Tournament

Our BSHCA Golf Tournament Chairman, Ken Gerb informs us that there are 10 spots remaining to reach our goal of 120 golfers. For information and registration forms, please go to our web site http://berkeleyshores.org/golf.html. or information can be obtained by contacting Ken Gerb on members@berkeleyshores.org.

 

Environmental Clean Ups

Environmental Director, Charles Crunkleton, needs our assistance in planning a clean-up day in our area. Notably Veeder lane, Bayview Ave. and the beach area. Please call Charles on 732 269 5967.

Fred Bekiarian, Pres., BSHCA

 

 

 

June 6, 2017

Dear Member,

Please let us know of issues, news, or activities that you believe would be of interest to others in our efforts to help better serve our community. Contact us on info@berkeleyshores.org. Changed your email address? Advise membership chairman on members@berkeleyshores.org.
The BSHCA newsletter interval will be changed and issued on a bi monthly basis.

- Mayor’s HOT LINE, 732 244 7400 ext 203 Report your concerns, issues, suggestions.
- Police Chief’s TIP LINE 732 341 1132 ext 611. Report suspicious activity


Annual Meeting and Center Island Flag Dedication to Military

Enter the date into your calendars. The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Berkeley Township Recreation Center, Rt. 9 Bayville. Election to all positions of the executive board will take place.

On June 14, 2017, Flag Day, BSHCA will dedicate the new flag pole on the Center Island to our military. Dignitaries will include Mayor Amato and Father Stanley Lukaszewski of St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville.

 

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

The Memorial Day weekend celebration is the largest event held by BSHCA during the year. A great deal of planning and coordination is required to make it a successful day. It would not be possible to hold such an event without our strong volunteer force for which I am very grateful.

On the water our ceremonial and assembly boats Ohana, My Irene, Kon-Tiki, Madame Butterfly, Rosie Kay, Sushi Hunter and their Captains, respectively, John DiStefano, Jim Benn, Larry Borio, Maurice Schnakenberg, Ken Gerb, and Bob Nunn. Blessing prayer, Invocation and Benediction by Father Stas from St Barnabas Parish. Heartfelt speeches by Mayor Carmen Amato, Council President Sophia Gingrich, and 1st Ward Councilman, James Byrnes, who also laid the ceremonial wreath upon the waters. Our Central Regional Jr ROTC Color Guard supervised by Felicia Morreale, Our Gold Star Mother, Carol Koch. Thank you to our Bagpiper, Mike Mcaleavey and Bugler Mike Passeri. And to all participating boats with their captains and guests.

On shore our Picnic Committee chaired so excellently by Jerry and JoAnn Coppola with their volunteer crew of workers and head chef Tony Mrofsky and his cooks, Dick Andrews, Rich Pachuki, Cole Starzman, Paul Spinello, Charles Crunkleton, Jim Blavat and Carmine Esposito. To our DJ Dick Italiano and his special singing guest, Al Semento, who once again regaled us with a love song to his wife, Paulette, the ”love of his life.” To Doug Blum and Bob Palma for the use of their trucks on Sunday. To Charlene Spinello, Mary Lou Andrews and Jean Pachuki for attending to our membership table. Councilman Jim Byrnes for the use of his freezer, storing our hamburgers and hot dogs. A special thank you to Bill McGrath for supervising the Commemoration Ceremony from the beach and for his working with DJ Dick Italiano, resolving last minute technical problems, to assure clear communications between the beach and the boats. Much thanks to Marigrace and Arthur Mastapeter for the lovely roses for our Gold Star Mother and to Peggy Zullo for providing electricity for our event.

Our thanks to Mayor Amato and Public Works Director, Steve Seiler for their support. And to the Recreation Departments’ Tim Yurcisin and Jim Sperber and their crew for their attention to our beach needs, delivering heavy tables, relief stations, DJ Platform and trash containers. To Jim Sperber for raking of the beach. Thank you to Richards Rental for accommodating our special tent delivery times.

Thank you BSHCA Executive Board. Thank you to our member and non-member volunteers. Thank you Nancy Wieme, our webmaster, for taking and assembling photos and preparation of material for the web site in such a short time frame. Thank you, Kathi Nunn for also taking and providing us with photos!

And thank you BSHCA members, your families, friends and guests for your support of our military. Without them, we would not have the privilege and freedom to enjoy a Memorial Day Celebration and Commemoration such as we held on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Special thanks to Past Presidents, Mike and Barbara Teichmann for creating the Commemoration Ceremony, 22 years ago and to Past President, Bill Grochowitz, “Picnic Under the Tent” 7 years ago in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of BSHCA.

Visit our Blessing of the Fleet page for links to photos and more!

Golf Tournament

Our BSHCA Golf Tournament Chairman, Ken Gerb informs us that there are only 10 spots open to reach our goal of 120 golfers. For information and registration forms, please go to our web site, berkeleyshores.org. or information can be obtained by contacting Ken Gerb on members@berkeleyshores.org.

 

Annual BSHCA Scholarships

Our BSHCA Scholarship Chairmen, Jim Benn, presented three $500 awards to the deserving winners at Central Regional High School on Thursday, May 25. Click here for names and photos of the recipients!

 

Playground at the Beach on Amherst

The assembly of the playground equipment is complete. If you have not seen it, it is worth the trip. A nice addition to our waterfront and to our Berkeley Shores neighborhood.

 

 

Silt Removal from Amherst Main Lagoon

Silt removal has begun on Monday, June 5. Several sailboats had problems with passage last year due to “high spots.” Public works Manager, Steve Seiler is aware and I have asked if he can address the trouble spots with the dredger. The pencil buoys have finally been installed by the state of NJ. Many asked about their placement. We do not have local control of the buoys nor can we place them.

Fred Bekiarian, Pres., BSHCA

 

 

 

May 2017

 

May 22, 2017

 

Nominations

The nominations process remains open especially for the positions of President and 1st Vice President. We do ask you to consider nominating yourself or another, with their permission, to the positions of President and Vice President. Since Dick Andrews, Nominations Chairman, has not received any nominations for those positions to date, the nominations process remains open. To discuss the duties of both positions, please call Fred Bekiarian on 732 809 4807.

 

BSHCA Donation to Central Regional JROTC

The Central Regional High School JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) will see its third year of participation in our Memorial Day Commemoration to Fallen Military on May 28th. Several cadets, along with Col. Tier and MSgt. Grant will be leaving for a special trip to visit the Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. To help with their fundraising and for our thanks to their participation, BSHCA has presented them with a donation of $500.

The Central Regional High School JROTC

 

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Sunday, May 28, 12PM

The biggest event weekend of the association will take place next Sunday, May 28 consisting of the Annual Beach Picnic, Boat Blessing and Commemoration to Fallen Military. Please plan to attend for a nice day with members, family and friends and in support of your association. If you cannot participate by boat, plan to view the Commemoration Ceremony from the beach. The four event boats with Clergy, Gold Star Mother, Color Guard and Local Dignitaries will be positioned as close to the Amherst Beach as possible for your viewing pleasure, with sound broadcast, compliments of our DJ, Dick Italiano. An instruction announcement will be distributed, via email, this week for those participating on the water.

 

Golf Tournament

Our BSHCA Golf Tournament Chairman, Ken Gerb and his committee, Jim Benn, Dick Andrews and Pete Vetro are looking forward to another highly successful tournament. Applications are being received at a faster pace than last year. The target has been set at 120 golfers. 17 spots remain open. If you intend to join the tournament, please submit your applications as soon as possible or you might miss your chance to play. This tournament has become a popular event, very well run with great prizes. Players do not need to be members. Information can be obtained by contacting Ken Gerb on members@berkeleyshores.org or by going to our BSHCA Golf Page.

 

Annual BSHCA Scholarships

Our BSHCA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that $500 scholarships have been awarded to three deserving and highly qualified students from the Central Regional High School in Bayville. The committee received 19 applications for the 2017 cycle. Our Scholarship Committee Chairman will present the three awards at Central Regional on Thursday, May 25, 6:30PM.

 

Playground at the Beach on Amherst

The playground is coming along nicely. Workers are erecting a low wall around the whole playground area and installing cushioning materials to reduce the risk of injury. Not only was this a great location for a playground, but the benches provide a nice enjoyable spot to just sit and enjoy the views of the bay. The walkway between the beach and the playground has been “paved” with a hardened sand. A nice addition to the area.

 

Mayor Amato Annual Golf Tournament (Repeat)

BSHCA is pleased to join the Mayors annual event scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017. As a sponsor, BSHCA will purchase a foursome and the placement of a BSHCA placard on a T-Box. This event is a major fundraiser which helps defray the costs of our Free Summer Concert Series held at Veterans Park, Bayville. The Mayor is also a sponsor of our BSHCA Annual Golf Tournament. The tickets purchased for this event by BSHCA will be offered to three members in a drawing to take place during the picnic on Amherst Beach, Sunday, May 28. Interested golfers, please contact Fred Bekiarian on 732 809 4807 or email on fred.bek@comcast.net prior to May 28.

Fred Bekiarian, Pres., BSHCA

 

 

May 15, 2017

 

Member Meeting

Our BSHCA General Meeting of April 28, 2017 was attended by about 20 members. Much of what was discussed are items covered in our bi weekly newsletters. Of significance was the announcement of the nominations for board positions and the election to be held at the annual meeting in June. A letter was distributed last week to all members, via email, naming the nominees and discussion on the organization of the new board. The Executive board will come together after the June meeting to reassemble and strategize on the business of the board to be run as a committee. We do ask you to consider nominating yourself or another, with their permission, to the positions of President and Vice President. Since Dick Andrews, Nominations Chairman, has not received any nominations for those positions the nominations process remains open. If you wish to discuss the duties of both positions, please call Fred Bekiarian on 732 809 4807.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, Sunday, May 28, 12PM

Don’t forget our Annual Memorial Day Beach Picnic, Boat Blessing and Veterans Commemoration Ceremony. Get your boats ready to join us on the water. Programs, via the newsletter, will be distributed to members prior to the event. Our Memorial Day Celebration kicks off the summer and a busy time for the BSHCA Executive Board since most of our activities occur during the summer months. Please be generous with your time if called upon to assist.

Golf Tournament

Our BSHCA Golf Tournament Chairman, Ken Gerb, has returned from winter vacation in Florida and has convened his committee. He would appreciate the registrations for your foursomes be sent in early to enable his committee to concentrate on the many tasks necessary to a successful tournament, such as sponsors. Ken and his committee, Jim Benn, Dick Andrews and Pete Vetro are looking forward to another highly successful tournament. Applications can be printed out from our web site, berkelyshores.org. Players do not need to be members. Information can be obtained by contacting Ken Gerb on members@berkeleyshores.org.

 

Annual BSHCA Scholarships

Our BSHCA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that $500 scholarships have been awarded to three deserving and highly qualified students from the Central Regional High School in Bayville. The committee received 19 applications for the 2017 cycle.

 

Request from Member Carol Rusnak

Collection of newspapers, towels and old blankets for the animals at the Popcorn Zoo in Lacey Twp. Carol collects these items periodically and would appreciate your help. If you have such items please call her on 732 606 9047 or pinkshells11@comcast.net.

 

Playground at Amherst Beach

If you have driven past the former Mastapeter property at Amherst Beach you would have seen the childrens’ play gym being erected. We are told that the completion date is Memorial Day. We have received many favorable comments by members, but there was also a comment regarding disruptive activities during the evening and nighttime hours by a member and previously, by our 1st Ward Councilman, Jim Byrnes. BSHCA will partner with the Mayor and our Councilman to resolve issues that may arise around the Amherst Beach. Please report any disturbances that may occur to the Mayors’ Hot Line and the Police Chiefs Tip Line.

 

Mayor Amato Annual Golf Tournament

BSHCA is pleased to join the Mayors annual event scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2017. As a sponsor, BSHCA will purchase a foursome and the placement of a BSHCA placard on a T-Box. This event is a major fundraiser which helps defray the costs of our Free Summer Concert Series held at Veterans Park, Bayville. The Mayor is also a sponsor of our BSHCA Annual Golf Tournament. The tickets purchased for this event by BSHCA will be offered to four members in a drawing to take place during the picnic on Amherst Beach, Sunday, May 28. Interested golfers, please contact Fred Bekiarian on 732 809 4807 or email on fred.bek@comcast.net prior to May 28.

 

Retired Detective John Sullivan, Berkeley Twp. Police Dept.

A benefit dinner will be held for retired Detective John Sullivan on June 9 at the Bayville Elks., Rt 9. Detective Sullivan has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. BSHCA will purchase 3 tickets and will be represented at the dinner by 3 board members. Anyone who is interested can purchase tickets by contacting Lt. Smith on 732 341 1132 ext 2112.

 

Fred Bekiarian, Pres., BSHCA