July 4th festivities on the beach were a huge success and widely enjoyed by most! Funny note from yours truly, July 5th I’m sitting on the beach and overheard a member tell another member, “wish I knew they were having the watermelon contest, when I was a kid I loved it” So much for my emails, LOL.
On a serious note our day was delayed slightly, our lifeguards were performing a water rescue, one of many on the day. Thanks to Mike Haney’s team of dedicated Guards headed by veteran Don MacCarrick.
A special thanks to the Marines from Red Bank who landed in time to raise the flag, and march to the Marine Hymn played by OB III bagpiper Tim Clinton. Tradition from the Welsh family continued with the playing of Taps by trumpeter Eric, following in his grandfather Bill’s steps, his mom Carol closed things out by leading us in God Bless America. Thanks to all for continuing to make this a tradition.
A thank you to Michelle Primiano for putting together the book exchange at the clubhouse. When you are finished reading a book this summer, donate your book to the book exchange bookcase. In return, feel free to borrow another book to read.
There will be a book discussion at the clubhouse on Thursday, July 12th at 7 pm. This is the first meeting of the OBIII book club. The book selected is “I’ll Give You The Sun” by Jandy Nelson. Come join the group and be there to select the next book to be discussed and meet some book loving people.
This Friday July 13th Karaoke night 7:30 pm at the Clubhouse. Bring your singing voice, lawn chair and refreshments.
We look forward to seeing you at the Bay beach. Be prepared to have some fun! Our fundraisers will be there with OB3 merchandise. We will also have our beautiful basket of the week and we welcome your donations. The lucky winners are chosen every Friday. You do not have to be present to win. Remember to stop by the Club office and check out all the cool OB3 merchandise…t-shirts, cutting boards, mugs, tide clocks to name a few. OB baseball caps will be arriving soon.
As I mentioned in the last blast, Heron Lane was not paved. Engineering review of the grade revealed that material would have to be excavated to maintain a proper grade to provide adequate drainage. The contractor has recommended that we do not pave, but instead excavate the mix of sand (post Sandy work by the utilities) and road material that’s presently there and replace with all road material. This would provide a solid road base and maintain drainage. A proposal will be forthcoming at the September Membership meeting.
Speaking of the newly paved roads, the new smooth surface free of bumps and ruts has resulted in drivers speeding, especially on West Bay View drive. Please, the speed limit is 10 mph, observe it! Your child or grandchild may be walking or riding a bike.
To help slow drivers down, we’re experimenting with a speed bump on East Bonita.