New Helping Hands
The goal of the New Helping Hands is to assist those whose homes are in violation of the Barefoot Bay Deed of Restriction and who through no real fault of their own, are unable to make the needed repairs. The focus of the assistance will be those homeowners who are disadvantaged due to handicap/health, age or finance. The work performed will include such things as skirting repair, power washing, siding repair, yard work.
Helping Hands will be funded by HOA fundraising efforts and private donations with most work being completed by community volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer or contribute to the New Helping Hands should stop by the HOA office. Applications for assistance can be obtained at the HOA office any weekday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars Barefoot Bay! Saturday, Sept. 2nd from 5:00-10:00 the HOA will be hosting “The Hoedown Throwdown” Country Western Dance & Activity!
Bar open at 5:00 and make sure to try one of the specialty drinks, “The Six Shooter”, and “The Blazing Saddle”. Food & Beverage will be serving dinner for purchase from 5:00-7:00. Menu: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Roll, & chips. Dessert of Fruit Cobblers will be provided by the Baking Squad at no charge.
Music will be provided by the Kenny Williams Band This is a great band and it will start at 7:00. Come learn to do the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” with us!
There will be a line dance contest, pie eating contest, & best dressed cowboy & cowgirl contest with prizes awarded to winners! We will also have great western games for you to play, but beware the Sherriff will be in attendance and you could land in JAIL! But don’t worry because you can get bailed out! There will be door prizes and of course 50/50.
This is an event you don’t want to miss out on. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the HOA office. The committee will also have tickets on hand and consists of: Tamessa Wood Compton, Betsy Davis, Kathy Biehl, Kathryn Lee Lemieux-Lesh, Connie Bennett, Peggy Thompson, Linda DiVergilio, Annamae Mosher Beal, Kim Gervasi Kopet, and Becky Culp. Roger Compton will also have tickets. Feel free to contact any of the committee members for tickets. Get yours soon they will sell quickly.
NEWS FROM THE HOA SAFETY AND PREPARDNESS COMMITTEE
The free smoke alarm project sponsored by the H.O.A. and the Red Cross has been a tremendous success thus far. Still a lot more to do, but with the leadership of Kathy Planinsek things have been going great. Saturday Aug 5th, 400 smoke alarms were installed in 155 homes. Year to date there have been 749 smoke alarms installed in 305 homes. We will keep on keeping on until all homes in BFB are safer. Thanks to all the volunteers that are making this project successful.
Another important topic for residents of BFB is Storm Preparedness. Two keys to weather safety are to PREPARE for the risks and to ACT on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials.
REMEMBER to put together your supply kit. “DON’T WAIT!” Here are some items for your basic kit.
WATER- 1 gal. of water per person, per day, for at least 3 days.
FOOD- at least a 3 day supply of non-perishable food.
Battery powered or hand cranked radio, a weather radio, extra batteries.
Flashlight- extra batteries.
First Aid Kit.
Moist towelettes, garbage bags & plastic ties.
Feminine supplies & personal hygiene items.
Manual can opener for food.
Cell phone with chargers
Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, etc.
Prescription medications & glasses.
For more information go to: Brevardfl.gov/emergencymanagement
Remember before you go to a shelter call the Emergency Management Office to verify what shelters are open. Phone # is 321-637-6670.
A sincere Thanks to the members of the H.O.A Safety & Preparedness Committee: Donna Bond, Kathy Planinsek, & Dannie Lee Pedigo.
Safety and Preparedness Committee Chairman
Two Director positions will become available at our next election in January 2018. Nominees will be announced at the November HOA General Meeting. The only requirements are: Must be a Barefoot Bay Homeowner, have a desire to become actively involved and continue to move the Bay forward in a positive manner. Contact the HOA office for more info.
4 Day – 3 Night Booze Cruise for 2 on the beautiful Norwegian Epic. Your journey begins in Port Canaveral, travels on to Nassau and the Great Stirrup Cay before returning home on Day 4. The following items are included in your travel package: Drink Package, Transportation to and from the terminal, Port Charges and Government Taxes. The Value of this package is over $1000.00. The drawing for this raffle will be held at the Travel Show scheduled in Building “A” on Friday, January 19, 2018. Ticket Price is $10.00. Ken Reed (our cruise Guru) will be the chairperson for this event. Additional information and tickets are available from Ken (772-664-7679), at the HOA office or from any of the Executive Board. This Cruise has been donated by Cruise and Travel Partners, 311 Barefoot Boulevard and you do not have to be present to win.
SMOKE DETECTOR PROGRAM
Saturday, September 2nd
In its continuing effort to supply every home in Barefoot Bay with free Smoke Detectors, the Red Cross will again be coming to the Bay between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please remember to contact the HOA office to have your name placed on the list. Our office phone number is 772-663-0633 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
COUNTRY AND WESTERN DANCE
Saturday, September 2nd
5 – 10 p.m. in Building “A”
HOA presents the “HoeDown – Throwdown” Country and Western Dance featuring the Kenny Williams Band. Learn the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, win the Best Dressed Cowboy or Cowgirl contest and enjoy an evening of fun, a pie eating contest, games, 50/50 raffle and surprises with your Barefoot Bay friends and neighbors. A Western Menu of Pulled Pork, Baked Beans and Coleslaw will be available for purchase from Kathy’s Kitchen.
Tickets are $10:00 and available in the HOA Office or by contacting Tamessa Compton and Betsy Davis. Our “Sweet Team” will be providing Fruit Cobblers for dessert at no extra charge. This is an event that you won’t want to miss and please continue to check the Websites for updates.
HOA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, September 5th
7:00 p.m. HOA Office, 935 Barefoot Boulevard
The general public is invited. If you haven’t seen our new office, this is a great opportunity to visit.
NEW HOMEOWNER ORIENTATION
Thursday, September 7th
6:00 p.m. – D/E Building
Please join the HOA Exec. Board and several of the District Staff members as we introduce our new homeowners to the beauty of the Bay and hopefully, answer many of their questions. Any HOA member interested in learning more about Barefoot Bay is invited to attend this event. Light refreshments will be served.
HOA GENERAL MEETING/ POTLUCK SUPPER
Thursday, September 21st
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Building A
Our meeting coordinator, Connie Bennett will be planning this potluck during the beginning of September. She will be working in the HOA office on Thursdays. Please feel free contact her if you have any questions and watch the websites for updates. Our seasonal friends will soon be returning and we look forward to seeing them. Plans are being made for informational and fun events throughout their stay. Just a reminder that our October meeting will be a Chowder “Cook Off” contest. Start searching for the favorite Chowder Recipe: Manhattan, New England, Rhode Island, Smoked Salmon Chowder, Seafood Chowder, Asparagus/Leek Chowder, Kielbasa/Potato, Autumn Sausage to name a few.
Thursday, September 28th
5:00 p.m. Building “A” Kathy’s Kitchen will be open.
7:00 p.m. Bingo will begin.
Our first Bingo Night was a great success with over 100 people attending. Everyone enjoyed an evening of fun and over $1000.00 in cash prizes were awarded.
**The Officers and Directors are pleased to be able to offer many informative and fun evenings. We appreciate your support and thank the many volunteers that are helping to make these events successful. Anyone interested in being a volunteer, please contact our office 772-663-0633 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.