Friday, January 25, 2013
Island Dunes Oceanside 1 Condominium Association, Inc.
8880 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach, FL
THE OCEANSIDE I WAVE
WELCOME TO ANOTHER WONDERFUL SEASON! THE GROUNDS AND BUILDING LOOK GREAT! THE SOCIAL ELVES ARE BUSY KEEPING THE LOBBY DECORATED AND COORDINATING A GRAND SERIES OF EVENTS FOR THE SEASON. COME ONE, COME ALL, YOU OWNERS AND RENTERS JOIN IN THE FUN - TGIFS, HOT DOGS, CHILI, PIZZA, POT LUCK, BINGO, GAMES, PANCAKES!!
THE OCEANSIDE I BLOG ON THE WEB
Just enter IDOCEANSIDE1.BLOGSPOT.COM on the “GO” line of your browser for the latest information on the building, the Board minutes, the WAVE newsletter, etc. In an emergency it could be of especially important help.
Your ideas, suggestions and input to improve future editions of your Newsletter are sincerely requested and greatly needed. Many thanks to contributors to this newsletter – Ted Blanchard, Roberta Cleary, Jean Micera, Betty Monin, Laura Oleszkowicz, Sharon Roth, John Rozek, Jerry Walters.
OCEANSIDE I BOARD AND MANAGEMENT NEWS
THE OWNERS GENERAL MEETING
At the owners meeting on January 16, Board President Mike Monin presented the annual president’s update. The full report is on the Blog. In summary:
For Oceanside I, 2012 was a relatively uneventful year, with Hurricane Sandy taking half of our dunes but leaving the building dry and intact. The building is in great shape and the grounds look terrific. Budgets were met and cost increases kept to a minimum thanks to Ted Blanchard’s management and Bob Hammond’s treasury oversight. We continue to deal with several foreclosures which add to our expenses due to Florida statutes limiting the recovery of lost assessments.
We have been assured that our beach replenishment program will take place prior to the end of April. A note sent out last month with details regarding this work is on the blog. The schedule is not yet available, but we can be assured of a week or two of 24hr noise from equipment moving the sand which will replace that lost to Sandy and double the size of the dune.
Without doubt, the most notable change that will take place in 2013 for our building has to do with its management. For the past dozen years or so, we have been the beneficiaries of the work of Ted and Barb Blanchard in our office as manager and administrator. They have both helped make this the best managed building on the beach! The Blanchard’s have decided to ease their way into retirement.
We are working with a well regarded firm called Advantage Property Management for those tasks for the building that Ted and Barb have in the past. We are grateful that Ted will continue in his role of managing the Property Owners Association. In addition he will act as an invaluable consultant during our transition to Advantage. He also intends to stay on for his duties as “unit checker” for more than 30 units in our building. We are extremely fortunate in having access to Ted’s expertise on a continuing basis.
Words of sincere thanks to some of the folks who make this a great place to be:
- Jean Micera and her social committee - Sharon Roth, Jan & Barb Behrens, Larry & Gerry Wickline, Dave Hoggard and Marion Hinkley, Rosemarie Soumar, John and Kathy Fosgrau, Laura Oleszkowicz, Marilyn and Jerry Walters, Joy and Ralph Hauser, and others - keeping us busy with activities and fun,
- Jerry Walters and the Architectural Review Committee - Sharon Roth, Joy Hauser, Vera Jenkins, and Dave Engle - making sure that the building interior looks and functions beautifully -
- John Rozek’s design and updating of the blog
- Our representatives on the POA and the Country Club, Paul Gillease, Doug Smith, John Rozek, and Jim Ziemba making sure the grounds look better than ever and watching over our interests on tennis, golf and dining.
- Our Board of Directors members Bob Hammond, Doug Smith, Joanne Gillease and Paul Barton providing oversight, advice and counsel
To say that we are indebted to Ted and Barb is a vast understatement.
Finally, thanks are certainly due to every owner here who has had a part in making Oceanside I such a delightful place to be.
2013 BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
Subsequent to the members annual meeting there was an organizational meeting of the Board which resulted in the following designated responsibilities for 2013
The Oceanside I Board: President, Mike Monin; Vice President, Joanne Gillease; Secretary, Paul Barton; Treasurer, Bob Hammond; Director, Doug Smith.
IDCC board Representatives: John Rozek and Doug Smith
POA Board Representatives: Paul Gillease, Doug Smith and Ralph Hauser
Shutter inspection and lubrication will be conducted February 18th to the 25th. Please submit your checks to the office as soon as possible.
Rebar inspection will also start in February. Inspections of all owner balconies will be done.
OCEANSIDE POA –
The grounds continue to be well maintained and look lovely. The following updates were completed during the summer:
In the pool area, 16 chairs and 13 chaise lounges were replaced – additional replacements are planned for later in 2013
New hand railings were installed at the northwest and southwest patio areas.
New steps for the dune walk were installed, replacing the steps taken out by Sandy.
Sea grapes on the dunes trimmed per annual county permit.
COUNTRY CLUB NEWS
The golf season kicked off in high gear this year with the start of our new golf pro, Kathy Cassese, last October. Special events for all skill levels are taking place every week as well as clinics designed for particular shot types. Check the bulletin boards for weekly details and take advantage of her teaching skills. Kathy came out on top of over 19 other PGA Pros who applied for the job last summer largely because of her extensive teaching experience (real-time and video) in the Cleveland area. This is a great opportunity for entry-level or "rusty" experienced players to get into golf at our Club.
The highlight of the tennis season thus far this year was January 12th, when a Mixed Doubles Mixer was played by 40 individuals, broken up into 20 member white and black teams. As the play continued for four hours on Saturday morning the white team won by one point (there are those who think the white team couldn’t have won without fudging a little). After a barbecue with over 50 people, nobody cared any more. The next event is a Pro Exhibition match on February 9th. It's free and everyone is invited to see some of the best tennis there is on the Treasure Coast.
Decorations: The decorations for Christmas were beautiful as always – thanks to Barb Behrens. Also, we send special thanks to Vera Jenkins for the new Christmas wreath that decorated the building.
Game nights: Tuesdays will continue to be bridge nights. Thursday Game nights, organized by Sharon Roth will include a new game called 7’s – bring your nickels. One Thursday a month, game night will be replaced by ladies night out – the first one January the 24th at the Dolphin.
Bingo: Ralph Hauser and Larry Wickline will have two bingo sessions in our building; starting on February 6th and ending with March 6th. Building II will have there’s on February 20th and ending with March 20th
The Super Bowl party will be Sunday, February 3th. Hot dogs, chili, and pizza will be served. We need all to sign up so we know how many to prepare for and also need a few more brownie cooks. Football squares will be sold at the Feb1 TGIF – call Jean Micera if you miss this opportunity and want to buy.
Valentine Party: This year we will have a 50’s 60’s potluck dinner with music by Dan and Blanche. The party will be February 14th right on Valentine‘s Day. Fifties dress will be optional; but there will be prizes for best dressed. We will also have a Blanchard thank you celebration at this event!
Pancake breakfast: Our cooks Dave Hoggard and Jan Behrens had their first Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 8th. It was a big success as always. One more breakfast for the year will be coming up soon.
Book Club: Laura Oleszkowicz reported scheduled meetings in Building II on January 24th and February 19th at 3PM. The first meeting will discuss books recently read and make selections for later meetings. Laura, who takes great care of the library corner, has also requested contributions of games, puzzles and rainy-day crafts.
Other possible events – watch the board for details: Tai Chi on Thursday mornings - Day trips to the Everglades and/or south beach - River boat trip with dinner and dancing
THE ARC COMMITTEE
Ideas and suggestions:
Decoration update - Consider a first class decorator to help in the following areas:
- Ideas for dressing up the elevators, i.e. with mirrors and carpet
- Recommendations for the entry to make it more vibrant and colorful
- Advice for new furniture and wall hangings
Sound System – evaluate alternatives for the sound system and TV in the social room to make it simpler to understand and operate in order to provide music, movies, and TV programs
Social Room Tables – The tables wobble and are not level – need to look at repairing or replacing them.
NEWS AROUND TOWN / PLACES TO GO / THINGS TO DO
Stuart Green Market & Live Music - 9am to 1pm City Hall Parking Lot 121 SW Flagler Avenue,
Riverwalk Music Series - October to May - 1pm to 4pm Riverwalk Stage - St Lucie Ave
Latin dance night at the Port St Lucie civic center – 6:30 – 10PM
Charity Bingo at Arches Seabreeze Restaurant, 4012 Ocean Dr 3-6pm
Jammin’ Jensen downtown Jensen - music, food and drink vendors
FOOD and RESTAURANTS Try the store at the New England Fish market for carry out fresh fish and excellent prepared seafood appetizers-if you join their email Club, they will send a coupon
NEW PLACES – LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
The Happy Snapper – on the corner, northwest of the Jensen Beach Bridge (formerly Dena’s) – new deck, new furniture, new tables on the beach – happy hour from 111:00AM to 7:00pm – music and lights on weekends – breakfast on the river, burgers, fish fries and sandwiches afternoons and evenings
Stiles bakery and deli – on the island, next to the post office – deli meats, salads and bakery items to go or eat there – breakfast or lunch – help yourself to coffee – creative sub or deli sandwiches.
Café Margeaux – 333 SE Ocean Blvd (formerly the Artichoke Café) - Monday to Friday breakfast and lunch, Sunday brunch – patio and inside seating – soup, salad, sandwiches, wraps and melts
THEATERS – GET A GROUP TOGETHER AND GO!
Sunrise Theatre in Port St. Lucie – Fort Pierce
February 1st – Rock N Roll is Here to Stay February 1st – February 2nd - – Late Night Catechism 2
February 2nd – The O’Jays February 13th – The Hit Men (former Four Seasons members)
February 14th – Alan Parsons Live Project – Greatest Hits Tour
February 14th = Trampled Under Foot – Family Blues Band
February 21st – Hotel California – Salute to The Eagles
February 22nd – Ziggy Marley – Wild and Free Tour
February 23rd – Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s Tosca - European Opera Touring Company
February 24th – An Evening With Paul Anka February 27th – Creole Choir of Cuba
February 28th – Russian National Ballet Theatre – Romeo and Juliet
March 1st – Kenny Vance & The Planotones – March 1st – Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas
March 3rd – An Evening With Tony Bennett March 6th – Dwight Yoakam
March 7th – Kodo – Professional drumming troupe March 9th – An Evening with Johnny Mathis
March 10th – A tribute to Pavarotti March 14th – Led Zeppelin Tribute
March 17th – An Evening with Itzhak Perlman March 19th – A Chorus Line National Touring Company
March 22nd – Doo Wop Rock N Roll March 24th – Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
March 29th – One Night of Queen Tribute
Lyric Theatre of Stuart:
February 1st – Atlantic Classical Orchestra Romantic Spirit
February 4th – Albert Nobbs – Art Cinema February 5th – Bernie – Art Cinema
February 8th – The Duprees February 11th – Wild Strawberries – Art Cinema
February 13th – Cirque Zuma Zuma February 14th – Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
February 15th & 16th – Zero Hour – Zero Mostel Play February 17th – Doo-Wah Riders
February 18th & 23rd – Travis Tritt February 19th – Orchestra of Exiles –Art Cinema
February 20th – Ballet Hispanico February 21st – The Edward Twins In Celebrities
February 22nd – The Bronx Wanderers February 23rd – Indian River Pops Orchestra
February 25th – Joshua Bell February 26th & 27th – Fiddler On The Roof
February 28th – Stevie Nicks Tribute March 1st – Howie Mandel
March 2nd – 3 Redneck Tenors Unplugged March 6th – Celtic Crossroads
March 8th – Timeless Classics March 12th – Sir James Galway Legacy Tour
March 13th – Judy Collins March 14th – Doc Grober and The Mudcats
March 15th – Beatles Express Tribute March 16th – Regis Philbin
March 21st – A Night At the Opera starring Lorrianna Colozzo March 22nd – Sarge
March 23rd – Nobuyuki Tsujii – Joint Gold Medalist March 27th – Lara St. John
The Kravis Center – Palm Beach
January 29 – Feb 3rd – Mary Poppins Feb.4th – War and The Family Stone
Feb. 5th – Philadelphia Orchestra Feb 6th – Saturday Nite Live Stars
Feb. 7th -& 8th – Palm Beach Pops Feb 9 – Michael Feinstein
Feb 10 – Frankie Valli Feb 18 – Sheryl Crow
Feb 24th – Matisyahu Feb 27 – Rat Pack Tribute
Feb 28 – Rolling Stones Tribute March 1st – Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
Feb 2nd – Tony Bennett March 3rd – Barbara Streisand Songbook
March 5th – Billy Elliott March 13th – Sinatra Tribute
March 22nd – The Temptations and The Four Tops March 23rd – American Ballet Theatre
March 24th – Queen Latifah