TABLE OF CONTENTS 2...................................New Members .................... Beach Clean Up Thanks 3............................... President’s Desk ....................................Advertisement 4........PLA Annual Meeting Summary ........................Kids Committee News 5.................................Pinewood Night ................................... Partyline News 6........................... Strawberry Brunch .................................. Advertisements 7................................. 2012 Calendar .................................. Advertisements 8..................................Advertisement
NOTE: Various photos, including cover shot, from our 5th Annual Fishing Derby held on April 29, 2012
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PLA Welcomes New Members
We are honored to announce the addition of two new owner-member and four new associate members to our PLA community. Please welcome them with open arms: James and Lisa Palmieri, our new owner members, are happy to join the PLA with their two daughters Madison and Olivia. Regina Hobbs and her sons Ethan and Charlie, also owner members, are excited to move to the Pinewood Lake area. They already have many Booth Hill School friends in the association, which is a big reason they chose to move here! They are looking forward to hanging out at the lake with new and old friends this summer. Mary Beth and Phil Ryan join us with their two sons Patrick and Peter. Laurie and Anthony Storino join us with their daughters, Alyssa, Ashley and Anna. Laura and Richard (Ritt) Miller join us with their two daughters, Katelyn and Sophie. Ritt is a nurse at Bridgeport Hospital and Laura is a fifth grade teacher at BCDS, a private school in Stamford, CT. All of the Millers, especially Kate and Sophie, love crafts, cooking and family outings. Swimming and boating tops their list of enjoyable activities, as does long walks with their lovable mutt, Brittany. They’re looking forward to meeting new people and joining in the activities offered at Pinewood Lake. Joan and Jim LaBanca join us with their daughters Kristen and Abby.
Beach Clean Up Thanks Beach clean up was a success again this year, I would like to thank the following people and families for their time and effort. Brenda and John Braun, Steve and Will Ieronimo, Cory Lionetti, Hannah Hogan, Joe and Thadeus Cullina, They Wyckoff Family, Brian and Ashley O’Connor, The Conroy Family, Paddy Jarrit, The Lansing Family, The Ryan Family, The Walsh Family, Jamie Probst, Sue and Ethan Murray, Jake Dudal, Cindy and Alyssa Marino, Zach Langer, and Chris Daigle. Also a very big thank you to Dan Letizia and my Boat Rack Repair Hero - Cal Kish! Thank you all for making the beach and clubhouse area very beautiful for the start of the summer season. Carol Langer Beach Clean up Chairperson
From the President’s desk
Gas line installation I was as excited as many of you were while working to get SCG to install extensions of existing gas lines. The survey went well with approximately 80 members signing on and it was forwarded to Joe Tatroe, who was coordinating the program. He said it was given over to Michele, who in our conversation last month stated that everyone would be receiving a survey to determine exact numbers of those wanting gas line installation sooner than later. Since a few members did receive their survey letters, I assumed the mass mailing had occurred but went astray. In a recent conversation, I learned that most likely, the mailing has not yet been completed and is being processed by another dept. If you desire gas sooner than later I suggest calling Michele at SCG directly at 203-795-7701 and get the ball rolling as an individual homeowner. Please mention that you did sign up as part of the 80+ Pinewood members. Summer As our most active season approaches, we are in full swing preparing the Beach and Clubhouse for the summer festivities. I am hopeful that members will take it upon themselves to clean up and prepare the parcels in your plan for summer use. All boats must be registered. Contact Meg Wyckoff at MSWyckoff@sbcglobal.net if you have not yet registered. All boats must be stored properly which means removed from the water and racked. Boats should not simply be pulled partially on shore and left. This obstructs other boaters and fishing. Alcohol Alcohol consumption at Pinewood events and on the lawn on summer evenings has become an ever-increasing liability issue for the Lake. We have discovered certain situations where our liability insurance and hosting members’ homeowner policies no longer provide coverage when alcohol is involved. We just recently obtained coverage that is more comprehensive in time for the summer season, but even so going forward we may have to put certain restrictions on alcohol at Pinewood. Zebra mussels Zebra mussels were recently discovered in Lake Zoar and Lake Lillinonah, so here are some simple rules to protect Pinewood Lake. Before leaving any body of water: • Completely drain all water from your boat. • Inspect your boat, trailer, and equipment. Remove and discard all aquatic plants and animals you may have picked up while on the water. • At home, before returning vessel to Pinewood Lake • Rinse boat, trailer and equipment with tap water. A bleach solution can be used to clean live wells. Dispose of all rinsed material properly! When Fishing: • Do not dump your bait bucket or release live bait! Avoid introducing unwanted plants and animals. Unless your bait was obtained on site, dispose of it in a suitable trash container. • Do not transport fish, other animals or plants between water bodies. Release caught fish, other animals and plants only into the waters from which they came from. Zebra Mussels have the potential of ruining the ecology of our Lake. Please be careful and alert any officer if you see unauthorized, persons launching unregistered boats from any of our parcels. David J. Cosenza OD PLA President Cell: 203-257-3983 • PLAPresident@gmail.com
May 2012 Meeting Summary
Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer • Total assets are $337,124.15 vs. $366,971.76 last year. Take note of income of $16,691 which included: Associate Member dues, Owner Member dues, boat rental fees, Easter Egg Hunt, initiation fees, Yoga, PLA t-shirts, and Pineroom rentals. Executive: • SCG update, liability insurance, and member correspondence regarding the use of latex balloons at PLA events were to be discussed during Old Business Beach: • Activity Sign-Ups moved to May 20th. • We will be sending an e-blast with details & offerings in the coming weeks. • Beach Clean-Up Day is still scheduled for May 19th and the rain date is May 20th. Social: • Fun Yoga went well with 10 members in attendance. Maybe we can offer the class again sometime soon as everyone seemed to really enjoy it. • Pinewood Night scheduled for June 23rd. • Strawberry Brunch scheduled for June 24th (Due to the conflict of Pinewood Night on June 23rd/rain date June 24th, it’s since been decided to change the date of the Brunch from June 24th to the following Sunday, July 1st). Boats: • Response to request for identifying information for boats at main beach has been decent. It is expected that all boats on main beach be “accounted” for by Beach Clean-Up Day. Action on unclaimed/unpaid boats to be taken following Beach Clean-Up Day. Clubhouse Maintenance: • Fire Alarm is operational. • Fire Extinguishers are being updated. Kids Committee: • 5th annual Fishing Derby held on Sunday, April 29th. 65 kids and their parents in attendance. 34 fish caught. Rubin
Jolly caught the largest fish of the day (a 14 ½" bass) and Logan Jancski caught the most fish of the day (9!). • Thanks for the great help for this event. With this much enthusiasm, we would like to run an all day derby next year. Fish: • Lake was stocked on Saturday, April 28, 2012 with Brook, Brown, and Rainbow Trout. 281 fish were put into Pinewood Lake. The autumn stocking of the lake is to be done in Oct. when lake temperature cools sufficiently for trout to acclimate into lake without shock. Emergency Action Plan: • Following approval of beach-related job descriptions by the Beach Director, EAP will be “in place.” Membership • Two new Owner Member families (the Palmieri and Hobbs families) and 4 new Associate Member families (Storino, Ryan, Miller, and LaBanca families) were accepted as new members of PLA. Old Business: • Owner Member seeking ownership of portion of their driveway that is located on Association property. Board’s position is to NOT move forward on this request. • All members to receive gasline survey from SCG. • Complete insurance package has been put out to quote including: Directors and Officers Coverage, Property and General Liability, Dam collapse, Liquor Liability, and Workers Compensation. • Latex balloon ban correspondence from Owner Member was discussed. Board decided to take information under advisement. New Business: • Board decided not to review case of potential associate member as proper procedures were not followed during the application process. • A new, fire-proof, 4 drawer file cabinet to be purchased in which to safely store all PLA documents.
KIDS COMMITTEE NEWS Join PLA Kid’s Committee Today! Please contact: Jen Kapteina (203-380-9592) or Kathy Kayne (203-385-8557) Kids Committee Recruiting Co-Chairs
PLA Pinewood Night Saturday • June 23rd starting at 5:00 p.m. Adults $8 • Kids $5 (Ages 5+) Dinner (begins at 5 p.m.) BBQ Menu: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs & Sides BYOB (Please remember NO GLASS!) LIVE MUSIC (from 6-9 p.m.) Second Wind (2011 Member’s Party Band) Baked Goods Needed Please bake or donate something sweet for our dessert table (if it contains nuts, please label). We greatly appreciate our PLA bakers and anything they can do for this event. Thanks for your support! If you are interested in volunteering for this event or have any questions, please contact Michele Kingsbury at email@example.com or Nicky Migacz at firstname.lastname@example.org
July Partyline Content due June 15th, 2012 email@example.com (Information submitted after the deadline will have to wait until the next issue) Partyline on Website: Beginning with this issue we will be posting the Partyline on the PLA website where they will remain for your convenience (www.pinewood-lake.org). Add or update your e-mail address today by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (type in PLA e-mail update in subject area) and include your name and address for verification purposes. We have been experiencing a number of e-mail blasts being kicked back and therefore undeliverable to member recipients. If you are not receiving the e-mail blasts, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a TEST e-mail. This should tell your e-mail service that this is not a spam address. Please make sure that both e-mail addresses (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) are NOT BLOCKED by your computer. This will insure that you receive all e-blasts. You may contact your e-mail service provider if you need further assistance. Keep us updated, and we keep you updated with the PLA e-blasts! For your privacy, e-mail addresses cannot be viewed by others when we send out. Note: Please feel free to submit photos from recent events and happenings for consideration in the next Partyline. I’d love to attend all events, but sometimes I am not able to, or you may just snap that great photo you’d love to share...so feel free to share with your community...e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks! Diane Gromley PLA Partyline
STRAWBERRY BRUNCH New date for Strawberry Brunch Sunday July 1st - 10 am - 12 noon Due to the conflict of Pinewood Night on June 23rd (rain date June 24th), it’s been decided to change the date of the Brunch from June 24th to the following Sunday, July 1st. So please take note and mark your calendars...we look forward to seeing everyone then! Admission $10 for adult • $9 for seniors $5 for children 6-12 years old (Children under five years old are free) If you want to make an early reservation please contact Brenda Braun at 203-377-3026 or email@example.com
2012 CALENDAR JUNE 7 Thursday______________________________ Board of Governors Meeting 7:30 p.m. 15 Friday_ _______________________________________ Ladies of the Lake 7:30 p.m. 15 Friday_ ________________________________ Partyline Content Deadline 23 Saturday_ __________________________ Pinewood Night (rain date 6/24) 5:00 p.m. 25 Monday_____________________________________ Swim Lessons Begin 26 Tuesday_______________________________________ Badminton Begins 28 Thursday_________________________________ Kids Committee Meeting 7:30 p.m. JULY 5 Thursday______________________________ Board of Governors Meeting 7:30 p.m. 1 Sunday__________________________ Strawberry Brunch on the Sunporch 10:00 a.m. 13 Friday_ _______________________________________ Ladies of the Lake 7:30 p.m. 15 Friday_ ________________________________ Partyline Content Deadline 21 Saturday_ _____________________________ Jazz Night (details to follow) AUGUST 2 Thursday______________________________ Board of Governors Meeting 7:30 p.m. 10 Friday_ _______________________________________ Ladies of the Lake 7:30 p.m. 11 Saturday_ _____________________________________ Canteen Clambake 15 Wednesday_ ____________________________ Partyline Content Deadline 17 Friday_ _________________________________Last Day of Swim Lessons 18 Saturday_ __________ Badminton Tournament & Breakfast (rain date 8/19) 25 Saturday_ _________________________ Members Party (details to follow)
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