BOAT CLUB ANNUAL CALADESI ISLAND PARTY - Sunday, June 9th; 1:00 p.m. Come when you want; leave when you want. Look for the Boat Club banner and canopy on the northern third of the GULF SIDE of the island...half mile north of the public area. For more info, contact Bob Griffin: E-mail email@example.com or Phone (727) 430-8300.
JUNE 2013 HAPPY HOUR - Thursday, June 13th; 6-7:30 p.m. at the Sandbar, 1309 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Join us for complimentary appetizers, discounted drink prices and great neighbors, while supporting our local bars and restaurants. (A special thank-you to Ruth McGee and Terri Pogash, who have done such a great job of chairing our Happy Hour events for the last couple years!)
Want to see what an HOA Happy Hour looks like? HAPPY HOUR PHOTOS
JUNE BOAT CLUB MEETING - Thursday, June 20th; 6 p.m. Happy Hour/7 p.m-8:30 p.m. Meeting at Jimmy Guana's, Holiday Inn Harbourside. For more info, contact Boat Club President Bob Griffin: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (727) 430-8300.
BOAT CLUB PRE-FIREWORKS ISLAND PARTY -Thursday, July 4th; Sand Key area. More details coming but plan on it NOW! For more info, contact Bob Griffin: E-mail email@example.com or Phone (727) 430-8300.
HOA THIRD QUARTER MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Wednesday, August 21st; 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Auditorium, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. All members urged to attend!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST HOA BOARD MEMBERS: We welcome Board Members Rebecca Sacra and Melissa Dotson. In addition, Board Member Helen Laramee steps up to Secretary, replacing Tim McGee. We thank Tim for serving in the position for the last two years. He and Ruth (former Happy Hour Chairperson) are both tireless volunteers and will continue to be an integral part of the group.
CONGRATULATIONS TO TAMMIE MCCALL...winner of the PELICAN FLOW 106 STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD from Watersports West! awarded at the Biggest Beach Party Ever! Thanks to all who purchased raffle tickets!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 GULFSIDE GALLOP WINNERS & TO ALL THE PARTICIPATING RUNNERS!
OVERALL FEMALE Category
1st Place: Kathryn Thorton/Miami (21:57)
2nd Place: Megan Bayley/Seminole (23:42)
3rd Place: Rebecca Davis/Tampa (23:55)
OVERALL MALE Category
1st Place: David Whiteside/Indian Rocks Beach (19:53)
2nd Place: Lee Wilkerson/Indian Rocks Beach (20:47)
3rd Place: Andrew Small/Largo (20:59)
See 2013 GULFSIDE GALLOP PHOTOS!
Complete Gallop RESULTS
2013 EASTER EGG HUNT PHOTOS....Cutest kids in IRB...and the adults aren't bad either...LOL.
IN MEMORIAM - JAN OCKUNZZI: We are saddened by the recent loss of a dedicated HOA member, dedicated volunteer, and former President of the IRB Historical Society, Jan Ockunzzi. She will be missed by our group and her entire IRB family.
HOA SCORES BIG FOR WEST PINELLAS LITTLE LEAGUE by donating $8,500 to purchase and install a new flag pole, a new PA system/speakers and a new scoreboard in IRB's Campalong Field. Thank you to HOA Board Member Lance Coraggio and Ivy Slotnick of Wired Island for installing the PA system at cost and to Scott Holmes of Holmes Architects for supplying the wind engineering design. Even bigger kudos go to our VP Phil Wrobel who rode herd on this time-consuming project and made it happen!
SEE OTHER GOOD THINGS WE'VE DONE!
GIMME SHELTER: Keeping watching the activity in Keegan Clair Park near the new IRB floating boat docks south of the Holiday Inn! Our group recently voted to donate $10,000 for a new, 10' X 16' picnic shelter that will be installed by the City soon!
THE BIGGEST BEACH PARTY EVER! WAS BIG ALRIGHT...thanks to our sponsors, vendors and dedicated volunteers! A special thank you to Century 21 Beggins, Affiliated Mortgage & Title, Crabby Bill's, J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Florida Best Quote, Safeco Insurance, and, or course, the City of Indian Rocks Beach!
PHOTOS COMING SOON!
THANK YOU GUPPY'S GULFSIDE GALLOP VOLUNTEERS & SPONSORS-The final figures aren't yet in but....this year's beachfront race on Saturday, April 6th may have been our biggest and best yet! A special thanks to Gallop Chairman & HOA Treasurer Wendi Carmody and HOA President Becky Griffin for kicking this year's race up a notch by adding ankle transponder chips to record race times. Words can't express our appreciation to Guppy's and to Todd Plumlee of Plumlee Realty, who graciously support this event year after year. We were so thrilled to have Chase Bank with us this year as a sponsor for the first time. In addition to sponsoring the Chase Bank Finish Line, they provided other goodies as well. We also thank Publix and Get Fitness for their participation, too.. And to the best group of volunteers on the planet, thanks is not nearly enough. It was such a great team effort and our collective ability to produce well-run events has been duly noted by our community! Without our group of talent and energy and a passion for IRB, this event would never be possible!
ULTIMATE THANK-YOU! Before the IRB Holiday Street Parade in December 2012, the IRB Homeowners received an honor that truly humbled us. Jeff Garber thanked us for our Beach Boxes for Troops program by presenting our group with an American Flag flown by the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squad over actual combat in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Garber, who learned about our Beach Boxes for Troops on Facebook, is a Clearwater resident and member of the Air Force Reserves who had just returned from an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. What an incredible honor!
See the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squad AWARD CERTIFICATE that accompanied the flag
Personal THANK-YOUS from Beach Box Recipients
THANK-YOU FROM THE BEACH COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY! We received the following words of gratitude from Chuck Pond of the Beach Community Food Pantry at Calvary Episcopal Church: "Thanks for the terrific cooperation and help at the "Taste" on Saturday. Our Beach Community Food Pantry netted enough on our beverage sales to buy a month's worth of food! You guys took care of us big time...all this plus the generous cash gift for the holidays and proceeds from the Poker Run, too. You are a top-notch group and we are very appreciative. Our community is remarkably blessed by your efforts."
The Indian Rocks Beach Homeowners Association is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and dedicated to promoting community unity in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. To our city of less than three miles along the Gulf of Mexico, we provide opportunities for our 4,100 residents to meet neighbors and business leaders in friendly and informal settings at various adult and family social events throughout the year. Proceeds from our events are donated back to the community to fund various worthwhile projects to improve the overall health and well-being of the community we all love. JOIN THE IRB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION!
Interested in getting more involved with our group or volunteering at our events? Is there an event you'd like to see us sponsor?
Contact Becky Griffin, President
And as always, enjoy your time here in our "Little Piece of Heaven."