Rules & Regulations
About our Community
Clubhouse Information
Clubhouse Rental
Clubhouse Schedule
CPM Choice Prof. Mgmt.
Advertisers for BSL
Art Club
Billiards Club
Breast Cancer Support Group
Bingo @ BSL
Bocce Club
Book Club
Bridge Club
Classified & Services
Clubs & Committees
Computer Club
Condo Board
Contact Us/ About
Craft Club
Entertainment Comm.
Dancing at Eastview
Fitness Centers
Garden Club
Gate House Rules
Glass Coverage Plan
Golf at Birchwood
Grandparents Support Group
Italian Cultural Club
Links & Phone Numbers
Mah Jongg at BSL
Map to BSL
Medical Equip-for Loan
Minutes On-Line
Pets at Birchwood
Photo Booth
Political Clubs
Real Estate at BSL
Recycling Info.
Red Hats at BSL
Republican Club BSL
Satellite Images
Single Ladies Club
Stained Glass Club
Swimming Pool Rules
Texas Hold 'Em
Tow Away Zones
Veterans Club
Weather Forecast
Womens Club
Work Order Procedure
Your Government
Whos' Who at BSL
Search this Website

Birchwood at Spring Lake

     YOUR *"Unofficial"


                  The "Unofficial"  Online Source for information, club events & schedules.

                   *No HOA monies or resources are used to bring this "Free" Website to you!


         Birchwood  Announcements


     For news articles and items of community interest, contact the website administrator at:


       All articles and website contributions are the opinion and responsibility of the author!



  Birchwood Forms Library & Downloads

                           Click on the links below to download & Print the forms as indicated


BSL Architectural Application


CPM Packet

          Includes ACH and Census Information


Maximum Security Gate Form

                                 Maximum Security Resident Profile Gate Security Oct. 2015

Holiday Food Donation at both Clubhouses

Please visit the food donation tables at both clubhouses and help a family in need by donating a non perishable food item.

Happy Thanksgiving Holiday to All!

     A Dreamers View....by Ed Handibode

                          THANKSGIVING DAY HISTORY

            October 1777 marked the first time all thirteen colonies joined in a common thanksgiving celebration and the occasion commemorated the victory over the British at Saratoga.  It was a one-time affair.  The first national Thanksgiving proclamation was issued by George Washington in 1789 but discord among the colonies prevented the executive order from being carried out. 

            The establishment of the day we now celebrate nationwide was largely the result of the diligent efforts of magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale.  She started a one-woman crusade for a Thanksgiving celebration in 1827 while she was editor of Boston Ladies Magazine.   

            Years later, national events converged to make Mrs. Hale’s struggle a reality.  By 1863 the Civil War had bitterly divided the nation into two armed camps.  Mrs. Hale’s final editorial, highly emotional and unflinchingly patriotic, appeared in September of that year, just weeks after the battle of Gettysburg in which hundreds of Confederate and Union soldiers lost their lives. In spite of the staggering toll of dead, Gettysburg was an important victory for the North and a general feeling of elation, together with the clamor produced by Mrs. Hale’s widely circulated editorial, prompted President Lincoln to issue a proclamation on Oct 3, 1863, setting aside the last Thursday in November as a national Thanksgiving Day. 

            In 1939 FDR shifted Thanksgiving back one week to the third Thursday in November because merchants requested an increase in the number of shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This pleased the merchants but no one else.  Millions continued to celebrate Thanksgiving on the last Thursday and they took the day off from work.  In the spring of 41, not wanting to go down in history as the Grinch who stole Thanksgiving, Roosevelt publicly admitted he made an error in judgment and returned the holiday to the last Thursday.  The merchants countered by offering sales and discounts, thus beginning the annual practice of promoting Christmas earlier and earlier.

                   2015 Birchwood Rules & Regulations

The Birchwood Board of Directors has prepared a new booklet that combines all of the current rules and
regulations that residents into one handy document. This booklet is available online as a "Go Green" option
and you may download the book here and save it your computer.

              This document provided by your Birchwood Board of Directors. Click the link below


BSL Rules 2015


       New Minutes Available Click Below

                                                            Minutes Online Page


    Get Your HOA Board Minutes On-Line!

                                                by Mike Habich, HOA Treasurer/Director

The Birchwood Board of Directors has approved distribution of the Board Minutes on this website beginning with the January 12th 2015 meeting. Birchwood Board Meeting approved minutes will now be published and will be available for viewing by Birchwood Residents ONLY by visiting the link below.

Online distribution will save both time and money and be an added convenience for Birchwood Residents to stay abreast of the issues discussed by their Board of Directors.

       All minutes are the property of the Board of Birchwood at Spring Lake HOA, Inc.

                                             Unauthorized use is prohibited.

                                       Click Here To Visit The Minutes Web Page


      Common Charge Mailing Information

As of February 1st, 2015, you will no longer receive a monthly bill from management. The HOA will be switching to a coupon book billing. All payments with paper checks will be mailed as follows:

                                                      Choice Professional Management, LLC
                                                      c/o Alliance Bank
                                                      PO Box 93573
                                                      Las Vegas, NV. 89193

Coupon books are being completed and will be mailed out at the end of January for the February payment.

                         For Bank Direct Pay and ACH instructions, download the form below:


CPM Packet

              BSL Work Order Procedure

The old procedure of filling out a paper work order in the clubhouse has been phased out and the paper work order books are gone. Please Email or phone in all work order requests to Choice Professional Management (CPM) at the phone number and Email address below. This will expedite the handling of your work order request and automate the process for tracking purposes through completion. 

  Phone in all work orders to : (631) 864-6006 or Email to BSL@ChoiceProfessionalMgmt.com


           Spring Lake Republican Club Adds Web Page

  Click the link below to be directed to the new SL Republican Club webpage

                                        Republican Club BSL____________________


                 Download Police Activity Forms Below

                        Click on the link to view & print


Police Activity Reports.pdf

                   Dial 911 for Emergency....SCPD 6th Precinct Direct Line is 854-8600

     Veterans Outreach Care Information

                                                           by Ed Handibode

VA care is now available at six locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties!

Northport, Patchogue, Riverhead, East Meadow, Bay Shore, Valley Stream

Pre-registration is required.

Please Call: Community Relations Department: 631-261-4400  x7084/52507082
Enrollment assistance for new applicants

Update information for current users in VA Healthcare

New healthcare programs available to eligible veterans

Review medical benefits & eligibility

Please call 1 week prior to event.
Please bring a copy of your DD214 or Separation Papers

Your participation helps you & your fellow Veterans!


                       BSL VETERANS Tax Exemptions

                                                    by Frank Dapolito

New York State Authorizes Veterans' School Tax Exemptions:

Secretary Ed contacted the Assessor’s Office in the Town of Brookhaven regarding the information below and we were told the following: “The Town has approved the deduction and now it is up to the School District to say yes or no to the deduction.”  

Albany, N.Y. (AP) - New York's school districts can authorize partial property tax exemptions for military veterans under a new state law. The measure signed this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo was effective immediately. Legislative sponsors say veterans already qualify for partial tax exemptions on municipal property taxes but have had to pay back the school tax portion.

The new law leaves the decision up to school boards whether to adopt resolutions to provide the exemptions. They include 15 percent reductions in assessed value for veterans who served during a time of war, another 10 percent for those who were in combat zones, and an additional reduction for service-connected disabilities. Sponsors say the fiscal implications remain to be determined.

Following is the Website



      Attention: Birchwood Snowbirds!

Please view the file below which contains the Snowbird Information form for filing with the management office.

Save a trip to the office by downloading and printing this form and then drop it off before you leave for warmer climates.

Just click on the link to view and print.

Snowbird information sent by:

Linda Schulman, BSL Management Office

                                               Click Below To View The Form


Snowbird 2014



        LIPA Power Outage Information

Call LIPA @ 1-800-966-4818 to Complain


Well, I'm sure many of you are as frustrated as I am with the frequent power outages. I am doing everything possible to get this resolved for you but perhaps this is one of those times when all of us working together will have a greater impact.

So I'm asking each of you to please call LIPA every time you experience a glitch. The number to call is their Business Call Center at 800-966-4818. When you get the menu for services, press O for a representative.

Perhaps when this becomes inconvenient for them they will address the problem and resolve it.

Thanks for your support and for your patience with us as we address the resultant gate, telephone and pool issues caused by the outages. We feel your pain!

Nancy and the office staff

     Birchwood HOA Finance Committee

                                                 Your 2015 Finance Committee

                   Michael Habich & Diane Mami, HOA Board Members and FC Liaisons

                             Richard Gerien CPA, Pat Olson,  Ron DeRosa, Members



                 Gatehouse/Security Rules & Procedures

                                       Click This Link To The Gatehouse Page

                      Click the Link Below to Download, View and Print the Rules Booklet


Gatehouse Procedures Rev 04-05-12.pdf

            Gatehouse Permanent Guest List Official Form

                                    Click below to Download, View, Print the Form


Gatehouse Permanent Guest List Form 04-06-12.pdf


                   No Parking "Tow Away" Zones Being Enforced.

Vehicles left in the no parking zones in the community will be towed. It will cost between $140.00 - $150.00 for the tow charge and $25.00 per day for storage. Please obey all "No Parking" signs to avoid a costly towing bill.

 Illegally Parked Vehicles Towed By: A-1 Towing, Inc. 631-467-5544





     $10.00 pp BSL Residents Only

 Call Marge Rende for Info 205-0007- Click for Schedule


          Weather Forecast for BSL!

          Click link Below for this  feature!

           Weather Forecast-Middle Island 

         Detailed 3 day Forecast & Other Data...



*Disclaimer.....This website is not part of the HOA nor is it to be considered an "Official" Website. It is not controlled by the HOA Board of Directors and no HOA dues are used to operate this FREE "Unofficial" community website!

Do you have a story or Photo?--Contact the Web Administrator at 

The hit counter below records how many of your friends & neighbors have visited this free "Unofficial" Website since 12/01/07.