Summer 2013 TBA Newsletter

June 20, 2013


President’s Message

Hello Thunder Beachers! Despite the past few weeks of below average seasonal temperatures, there was no shortage of traffic heading up north to cottage country for the start of the Victoria long weekend. Even with the cold weather the beach has been bustling with activity; boats being launched; gardening and cleanup around the cottage; the tennis courts back in full swing; and even a few swimmers taking the plunge into the frigid waters of the Bay. All positive signs that the spirit of Thunder Beach is alive and well! In terms of beach updates, our revised website continues to delight our members and we have seen increased traffic on the site. We encourage people to keep visiting the website to keep informed and up-to-date on information, news and events in and around the beach. Don’t miss our new children’s program blog. Included in the mailed copy of this newsletter is your roster, your 2013 Activity Calendar and if you signed-up for tennis membership your tennis tags. We appreciate you wearing the tags at all times on the court.
Download Summer Calendars: July | August
Remember Safety This Summer
Please continue to focus on boat and road safety this summer. Remember accidents can happen so quickly. Be alert about increased car and boating traffic. Keep an eye on all level of swimmers and enforce life jackets wherever applicable. When boating ensure you have spotters for water-skiing and tubing activities. Here are a few rules we should all keep in mind:
  • All operators of powerboats must have proof of a Pleasure Craft Operator Card;
  • Minimum age for operating a personal watercraft is 16 years of age;
  • Life jackets must be worn at all times;
  • Inside the swimming buoys is a “ZERO WAKE/SLOW ZONE”. Be on the lookout for swimmers.
Please make this a fun and safe summer.
Thanks to those who have already donated to our build a shed program. For those of you who missed our last newsletter, our clubhouse is bursting at the seams and we need a place to store both our old and new assets. The TBA Executive has reviewed their options and has agreed to move forward with adding storage space to our facility. This additional storage would allow us to reconfigure what we keep inside the clubhouse. To donate, simply click the button below now.

We appreciate your generous help with this special project. I look forward to another great summer and serving as your President. Kindest regards, Louise O’Connor

Social Update

social Tickets are still available for our Beach Ball dinner and dance, the Golf Tournament and the End of Summer dinner and dance. Lobsterfest is almost sold-out so don’t wait any longer to reserve your tickets, you may be disappointed. Tables of 10 can be reserved. Hope to see all there. Beach Ball Dinner and Dance | August 3rd 2013 A return to the good old days, with a very laid back evening, good food, lots of good friends and family to spend time with and a fun new DJ. Dinner and Dance: $60.00 Golf Tournament and End of Summer Dance | Thunderbeach August 17th 2013 Join us for a great day of golfing at Midland Golf and Country Club. The golf starts earlier this year to allow more time for a swim before our dinner/dance. The awards will also take place during cocktail hour at 6:30pm. Back by popular demand is our local “Star” the talented Kitty with her band the Boyz. Get ready for a fun and entertaining evening of live music starting at 9:30pm. If you can’t golf, then join us for dinner and dancing. If you can’t join us for dinner, than join us for dancing! The cover charge will be $10.00 per person. Golf and Dinner: $145.00 Dinner only: $45.00 Laura Logaridis
Thunderbeach Merchandise: Don’t forget to bring your money to field day. Lots of exciting new TBA apparel and merchandise to be had!

Children's Program Update

camp It’s finally here! Head Counselor Courtney Jones and her full slate of counselors and CITs are ready and eager to welcome the children of our community to Camp. The 2013 slate of Counselors is as follows:

Counselors in Training this summer are:
Greg Bond Jacqueline Karrys Jack Williamson Kevin Sangster
Mackenzie Chisholm Tyler Sifton Madison Bolt Luke Vendittelli

The first day of Camp is Monday, July 2nd and the last day of Camp is Wednesday, August 28th. Registration is available online until June 24th, or can be done in person at Field Day or at the start of each camp/tennis day throughout the summer. The daily rate for camp is $15.00 and the weekly rate is $40.00. Camp is open to children 3 years of age and up. The calendar accompanying this newsletter details the dates and times of popular summer programs including tennis tournament dates, Halloween, Carnival, Talent Night etc. The calendar and relevant camp updates can be found on the Thunder Beach Association’s website. Please consider signing up for our Camp email blast for the latest in programming and scheduling news. Join us for Field Day Saturday, June 29th at 10:00am at the Club House to kick off Summer 2013. See you then! Stephanie Palmer & Michelle Morneau