Wounded Warriors Fund Raising 5th Annual Golf Outing
We are requesting help from our Birchwood residents in our fund raising efforts. To date, we have raised well over $100,000 in support of our wounded warriors personnel.
Please consider joining us at our weekly meetings every Thursday at 3:30 pm in the East View Clubhouse. All Veterans and non-veterans are welcome. The event will be in August at the Middle Island Country Club.
For additional information, please contact our chairperson, Bob Wedderburn by phone at 631-806-7352.
3rd Annual Chinese Auction for the Wounded Warriors Fund
The traditional fun golf group that has been run by Marilyn and Ira Siegel for the past 6 years is making some changes. We are stepping aside to allow other individuals to use their creative juices to offer events open to all during the summer. The one major event that we will sponsor this summer is our 3rd annual Charity Chinese Auction, on July 26th, from 7:00 - 9:30 pm in the Westview Clubhouse. All residents mark your calendars.. You don't have to play golf. The only thing you have to do is sign up on Monday July 21st from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at the Eastview Clubhouse. The fee will be $15.00.
Each person will be given 15 tickets at sign up that they will bring the night of the auction with their name written on it. The treasures that are part of the auction as in the past will be up to you. Look through your wonderful collection of "stuff" in new or good condition. If you have something of great monetary value we will auction it off separately. Bring it to the clubhouse only on the night of the auction (Friday July 26th).
Some of the things that have been donated in the past have been framed art, golf carts, new or gently used golf clubs, new golf shoes, bottles of wine, gym memberships, golf 4-somes, restaurant certificates. All of these things were auctioned separately with lively and much appreciated bidding. Much of the "stuff" that people donated consisted of household items, decorative objects, jewelry, hand bags, golf items, just to name a few. These were part of the Chinese Auction that all with tickets have a chance of winning.
Leave the rest to us! The $15.00 will include beverages and snacks, and ice cream for dessert. There will be some surprises happening as well. If you have never been part of one of these summer happenings test it out. All are welcome! We look forward to seeing new faces! Call Ira & Marilyn at 924-3880 for information. All proceeds will support the Wounded Warriors Fund....
Sent by Marilyn Siegel
An Open Letter To Birchwood From Ira Siegel
June 13, 2013
We have now had several months of discussions, petitions, meetings, and much talk about not being informed about agreements that the HOA Board agreed to with Kimco about the proposed development in the front. I would like you to know that the HOA Attorney felt it was a great deal, and really felt it was better than he thought we could get.
It is also true we would prefer Private Homes to rentals in the new development, but at what cost to the community in the future will we face by the decision that the Brookhaven Town Board will make on this issue. If the developer does not get the change in zoning all benefits to this community are off the table. They could then sell our excess sewage capacity to anyone else that wants to hook up and we would get nothing, and we could not stop them as they have the rights by ownership. We would loose the negotiated right for final say on who, or if hook up could be granted. Then we also loose the 50 percent of the fee for usage by whoever does hook up. We also loose the negotiated sharing of cost in maintaining the entrance and plantings along that roadway. Some of the other things we could loose are the fence in front of the burn, the dedicated land which would not be developed, and the increase in fee that the developer agreed to in maintaining the sewer plant.
If you do not care then you do not have to do anything and no change of zoning will take place. If you now feel that it will hurt this community in the long run financially you will have to let the Brookhaven Town Board know this before they vote, and make your presence felt. Remember, unlike a school budget that threatens to cut programs that greatly affect the school system, there is no second vote once the Town Board Votes.
Kimco- KRS Letter of Intent
Click the link below to download and view the letter signed by the Board.
Comments on this issue for or against should be sent in writing to:
Brookhaven Town Clerk 1 Independance Hill Farmingville, N.Y. 11738
Re: Application for KRS, Birchwood Park Homes Inc.
COME JOIN US AT A "GATHERING OF FRIENDS"
A GET TOGETHER WITH BIRCHWOOD NEIGHBORS AN “UNOFFICIAL” PARTYCOME BY YOURSELF OR ORGANIZE YOUR OWN GROUP BRING YOUR OWN FOOD, SNACKS, BEVERAGES, NAPKINS, CUPS, TABLECLOTHS ETC. LISTEN TO MUSIC, DANCE, SING, CHATOR BRING CARDS, GAMES AND MAKE YOUR OWN FUN.
LETS CREATE SOME FUN AND ‘UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY’ AND MAKE USE OF OUR CLUBHOUSES
When: Next date to be announced
Where: Eastview Clubhouse Time: 5:30 – 9:30 P.M. Fee: A Happy Smile on a Friendly Face
Questions: Call Fran Gentleman @ (631) 345-0158
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Golf Committee Announcements
Information provided by the BSL Golf Committee, Chuck Schuster
2013 Bocce Tournament Info. Season Begins June 11, 2013
The 2013 season starts on June 11, 2013. Teams will be tow person who will play one 12 point game each week for 9 weeks ending in a playoff round to determine the champion.
NO PRIOR BOCCE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY- NEW FACES WELCOMED
Registrar at the EV Clubhouse-Friday May 17th - 6-8 pm & Saturday May 18th -10-11 am
The cost is $12 per person cash or a check made to cash to fund the prizes and the season ending party which will be held on Wednesday September 11th at 4:30 pm at the WV Clubhouse.
Bocce matches are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 6:30 pm.
Every player will receive a printede schedule. Teams unable to attend MUST make up the date by contacting their opponents. Make up games can be schedules at any time or day.
Questions? Call the Bocce Committee
Dennis Rehn Ron Olson Ray Winicki Peter Mastrorocco Nathan Pessah Bob Coffey Eli Horowitz
Birchwood Veterans Important Info
Veterans Administration Healthcare
VA Care is now available at six locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. For details call the VA Health Care enrollment line at 631-261-4400 extension 7084 or 7238
Wellness programs, Caregiver Support, Woemn's Wellness Center, Diabetes Education, SMoking Cessation and much more.
Information sent by Frank Piccola, BSL Veterans Group
New Property Manager Arrives at Birchwood
The new Property Manager Dawn Shanley is now on site at the management office. Dawn is an employee of Sound View Property Management and replaces Nancy Fox who resigned from the position last week. Please welcome Dawn to our community as she get's to know the property and the people!
Sale Of Weekday Guest Golf Passes for 2013
All Birchwood Golfers will be required to display the green hard plastic Golf Pass that was issued last year beginning Saturday May 4th, 2013. If you do not have a Golf Pass you may pick one up on 4-16 or 4-22 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the Eastview clubhouse. New residents will be able to obtain this golf pass by bringing a photo ID with proof of Birchwood residence. Please call Ken Ulrich at 775-6680 before these dates so that your pass can be prepared before you pick it up.
Annual Weekday Guest Golf Passes will also be on sale on the above dates. The cost will be $50 for the 2013 golf season. This will entitle you to bring 3 guests on a weekday all year long.
Please make your check payable to Birchwood @ Spring Lake HOA. If you do not obtain an Annual Weekday Guest Pass you must obtain a daily pass for each weekday guest at the cost of $10 per guest per day. After April 22nd Annual Weekday Guest Passes and single day passes may be purchased at the Property Manager’s Office, from the Treasurer (Rich Gerien) or the Secretary (Ken Ulreich) of the Golf Committee or from the weekend Rangers.
The Weekend guest fee will remain at $15. You may also buy 6 for the price of 5. Scores will begin to be recorded on 4-15-13.
Sent by Tom Agers, BSL Golf Committee
BIRCHWOOD @ SPRING LAKEWOMEN’S CLUB
*Save the Dates*
Thursday, June 27, 2013 –
“Cabaret Evening Performance” Special Program - The “Denise Given Band” performs. Refreshments Served, Members & Guests Registration: June 3rd, 2013 Eastview 5-6 pm $15.00 per person, Bring your tables of 10, Singles w/b Seated
Monday, July 8, 2013
"All American Barbecue" Poolside East view CLubhouse 12 noon Hamburgers Hot Dogs, Salads & all the "Fixings" Registration is July 1st from 5-6 pm at the Eastview. Cost is $12.00 per person
Monday, August 12th, 2013
"Card & Game Party" Bring your own bag lunch, coffee and cake provided Registration is: Monday, August 5th, 2013 East View from 5-6 pm, NO CHARGE
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Bus Trip to Empire City Casino Yonkers,NY - $30.00 PP Includes: 6 Hour Stay @ Empire City Casino and $10 Food & $5 Free Play Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation All Tips & Taxes (Except Bus Driver) Valid State Picture ID Required @ Casino
Checks Payable to: BSL Women's CLub ...Bus Leaves BW @ 8:15 AM Returns @ 6:00PM
Registration: Monday, June 3, 2013...East View 5:00 - 6:00 PM First Come First Served Only 1 Bus... Contact: Prudy Carricato @724-0347
· May- Bus trip to NYC · May- 25th Memorial Day Poolside Bar B Que (raindate 26th) · June- Long Island Ducks Game · July 4th Party By the Pool ( rain date- 5th, 6th, or 7th) · August Wine Tasting · September 1st End of Summer Bar B Que ( raindate 2nd) · October 25th 3rd annual Halloween Howl · October 27th Kids Halloween Parade · November- Casino Trip/ winery Tour · December 31st NEW YEARS EVE AT BIRCHWOOD
These are tentative dates for our 2013 events, Look for information as the dates get closer, additional events are in the works. Call Charlie Strub at 631-662-1020 for details and information
Latin Dancercise Class
Want to feel better, lose some extra pounds, and have lotsof fun at the same time?
Join us for Thursday classes from 10:00-11:00 am in the second floor lounge of the Westview Clubhouse. The classes will begin with a warm up, followed by low impact dance steps with intermittent high impact moves and will conclude with a cool down period.
During July and August the meeting dates will be on Wednesdays!
Learn the meringue, salsa, rumba, cha cha,samba and more to hot Latin rhythms. No partner needed and all fitness levels can participate.
June 6th, June 27th, July 3rd, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, July 31st, August 7th, August 14th, August 21st, August 28th
For more information,telephone Pamela Frazier at 345-5649.
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
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
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 Board of Directors
Your 2013 HOA Board Members
Frank Piraneo....................................................................HOA President Vincent Rutherford.............................................................HOA Vice President Bari Weiss.........................................................................HOA Secretary Ron DeRosa, Melinda Brown, Jean Crescenzo, Fran Gentlemen.....HOA Directors
Mike Habich........................................................Recording Secretary (Non Voting) Pat Olson...........................................................HOA Treasurer (Non Voting)
Birchwood HOA Finance Committee
Your 2013 Finance Committee Members
Richard Gerien CPA, Chair... Michael Habich, Pat Olson, Diane Mami, Members
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.
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 Jean Crescenzo, Secretary, Birchwood Board of Directors.
CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD, VIEW or PRINT THE NEW 2012 RULES BOOKLET
*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!