2019 Letter from the HBCA President
Annual Membership Appeal
Dear HBCA Members and Huntington Beach Residents,
For 91 years, the members of the Huntington Beach Community Association have joined in the responsibility of caring for our beach property on an annual basis. This community support is what has allowed us to keep HBCA a place we are all so proud of.
As this is the beginning of a new year, we ask that you renew your HBCA membership or welcome you to become a new member. As the largest privately-owned beach on the North Shore of Long Island, HBCA is many things to our membership. It is a marina to our boaters, a beach club to our swimmers, sun bathers, and kayakers, a summer recreation program to our children, and an events venue within our Casino, just to name a few. But most importantly, HBCA is a place we go to enjoy the company of our family, friends, and neighbors.
With your support, we are able to continuously operate, maintain, and improve our beach. This includes employment of water safety, security, and summer recreation personnel, moving of sand for beach replenishment and erosion prevention, beach raking, and landscape maintenance. In 2018 we were able to make some significant improvements which included the installation of air conditioning in the Casino, improvements to our website adding online membership capabilities, and upgrades to our security camera system.
Your continued support in 2019, will allow us to keep our facilities well maintained and available for members’ use. Please check out our 2019 calendar of events. In addition to our traditional events which will always include the Lobsterfest and Family Day, we are bringing back an old favorite, the Pancake Breakfast and adding some new ones including Poker Night at the Casino and Oktoberfest. These events are a great way to bring our community together while in some cases, serving as much needed fundraisers. Currently we are working to raise funds for the construction of a new boat ramp and hope to receive your support.
The Board of Directors and our many volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year to maintain our valuable property and run our programs and events in the most efficient ways possible. However, our costs continue to rise. As such, the Board of Directors has elected to increase membership dues by $20 (increase excludes sustaining membership). This will be the first dues increase in three years.
We ask that you please join your neighbors in renewing your HBCA membership in 2019 and share the responsibility, prosperity, and many benefits supported by our members.
On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, we all look forward to a great year ahead. See you at the beach!
HBCA President, 2019