December 29, 2020
Our first community tree lighting was a success in large part because of community involvement. A big thanks to the Vorih family for helping engineer the tree so it actually stood upright, MJ Agostini for the use of power for the lights. The Wesoly family for providing the stake that holds up the tree, the Cook's who brought the 'stage' and inflatable flamingos, and the Lena's who lent a much-needed extension cord. Lastly, to my own family who goes along with my elaborate ideas in the spirit of community, I thank you (especially for making 74 luminaries).
To all community members who placed ornaments on the tree thank you for your contributions. To those who donned Santa suits and Christmas sweaters your holiday cheer shined bright on our beautiful evening. The wassail and cider were a welcome treat.
For the water lovers among us there will be a polar plunge on New Year's Day. Who is ready to wash away 2020’s bad energy and to start afresh? The Polar Plunge will take place on January 1st at 12 p.m. at West Beach. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded. We hope to see you there!
December 11, 2020
Dear Giants Neck Beach Neighbors and Friends:
As you know, Monday, December 7, was the date on which ballots for the court proposal were due. The Board of Governors met Wednesday night (December 9) to tally the votes, and we are happy to report that the proposal passed by a vote of 92-21. A special thank you to John and Pandy Wohler, who attended the meeting as neutral observers of the ballot count. Thank you also to everyone who took the time to consider the proposal and return a ballot. Both the size of the turnout and the decisive margin by which the measure passed make it clear that the proposal is something that the Association as a whole strongly supports. We will be following up shortly with information on next steps, but we wanted to let you know right away that you can start looking forward to enjoying a beautiful new multi-purpose court next summer.
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday season,
GNBA Board of Governors
November 30, 2020
Please join your neighbors on December 12th at 5 p.m. for the lighting of the Giants Neck Beach holiday tree on the Brockett Road triangle. The rain date is December 13th at 5 p.m.
We will be singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells.
We ask that each family hang an ornament on the tree prior to the lighting. Ornaments will be kept for future trees or can be retrieved after the holiday season.
Please remember your mask.
November 24, 2020
November 08, 2020
Pumpkin Carving Contest Results!
Thank you all for participating in the GNBA 2020 pumpkin carving contest. We had a great turnout with nearly 50 entries on the wall. Three pumpkins took home awards.
Congratulations to Nancy and Gregg Cook (for the hand), Andrei Zakow (for the pumpkin within a pumpkin), and the Heera family (for the lighthouse). Your entries wowed the judge. Honorable mention goes to Larry Corona for his toast to 2020 entry. All GNBA children received gift cards to Gum Drops and Lollipops for their carving efforts.
Let's make this a new beach tradition. Get those creative juices thinking about next year's submissions. The goats at The Book Barn were the happy recipients of the leftover pumpkins.
Be well everyone, we will have a Tree lighting ceremony in December. Details will follow. Thanks again, Kerry
October 28, 2020
October 19, 2020
Pumpkin Carving Contest!
There will be a pumpkin carving contest on October 31st. All pumpkins must be carved and placed on the duck pond wall prior to 5 p.m. on October 31st. Entrants must put their names on a piece of paper inside the pumpkin. There will be prizes awarded. The pumpkins will be lit at 5 p.m. Candles will be provided. If anyone needs a pumpkin please email email@example.com. Thanks, happy carving
Rain date is November 1st.
September 16, 2020
Email Scam Reported
Dear Giants Neck Beach neighbors and friends:
There have been several reports of spam emails being sent to in Page Heslin's name as President of the GNBA. The subject of the email was The Giants Neck Beach Association. The content of the email states that she is looking for gift cards for COVID-19 relief.
This email is a scam and should be ignored. Because we haven't gotten to the bottom of this issue, including which email address this scam is originating from, please feel free to forward any suspicious emails to , so we continue to investigate. Otherwise, please ignore and change your email's password if it makes you feel more secure.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
August 13, 2020
PWC Hosts Pop-Up Sale of GNBA Logo Items on August 15!
The Pattagansett Women's Club is hosting a pop-up sale of GNBA logo gear on:
SATURDAY, August 15, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
at THE CLUBHOUSE
Items on hand are long-sleeve adult t-shirts, women's tank tops, youth short-sleeve t-shirts, note cards, and coasters.
Additionally, the PWC is taking orders for 1/4 zip sweatshirts and hats with the logo embroidered on them and, new this year, crew neck sweatshirts with GIANTS NECK printed on the front. Orders placed and paid for before August 20th will be delivered before Labor Day. We will have sweatshirts and hat samples so members can see the color, size and quality. To place your order, fill out the form, here.
In addition, the PWC has been supporting the Covenant Shelter in New London (a family shelter). The director asked for donations of disposable masks but understands that this will be a difficult item for us to get. She also requested paper goods again (plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, etc.). If members would like to donate, you can bring items to the pop-up sale this Saturday, or drop them at Robin Knowles' house, 8 Griswold Rd.
Please wear a mask and try to maintain 6' distance from your neighbors. Cash and checks (payable to PWC) will be accepted.
The PWC Board
June 28, 2020
Tax Bill is Coming
The GNBA Property Tax Bills are “in the mail” to the address listed with the Town of East Lyme’s Property Grand List. Please keep your eye out for them. If you do not receive your bill, or have any questions about your bill, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at: 678-358-7001.
To pay your tax bill, you can either mail it to GNBA PO Box 226 Niantic, CT 06357
OR Place it in the white Treasurer Drop Box attached to the left of my front porch (driveway side)
at 236 Giants Neck Rd
Louise Wilcox, GNBA Treasurer
June 14, 2020
2020-2021 Presentation in Lieu of 79th Annual Meeting
Because we can't meet in person due to the Covi-19 pandemic, please review this presentation, brought to you by the Board of Governors.
June 14, 2020
2020 Dock Committee Updates
he Dock Committee of the GNBA would like to make a special notice:
Due to the travel and other restrictions in place generally related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the GNBA Dock Committee has decided to suspend the annual requirement for dock slip renters to have their boats in their assigned slips by July 15 to be in compliance with the dock rules.
This suspension is for the 2020 boating season only and is expected to be enforced in future years.
Attached please find the dock waiting list, as of June 1, 2020.
June 02, 2020
2020-2021 Budget Info Including a Q & A
The GNBA regrets being unable to meet in person with the membership. These documents are offered as an alternative. Please read and comment.
August 21, 2019
Check out this great video of Giants Neck Beach community during its annual July 4th parade. Special thanks for Andrei Zakow for the production.
August 09, 2019
July 16, 2019
Get Your 2019 Giants Neck Beach Apparel Here!
The PWC is selling t-shirts, note cards and taking orders for fleece vests, half zip sweatshirt and baseball caps. These items will be available by Labor Day.
Items can also be ordered at the Association meeting on Saturday, 7-20-19.
June 26, 2019
Annual July 4th Parade
The annual 4th of July parade starts at 10a.m. at the Helen Lena Clubhouse. Popsicles at the end.
On July 2nd at 3p.m. kids can tie dye t-shirts and decorate their bikes for the parade. Kids should come in clothes that can get stained. Please send an email to email@example.com to specify t-shirt size and quantity.
June 21, 2019
June 12, 2019
Annual Regatta is June 23
Sunday, June 23rd at 1pm. Sailing Regatta. MAIN BEACH
There will be a 3min. start after 5 horn warning @ 1pm.
For SUNFISH one désign. Any other boat that wants to race a handicap race will start the sequence 5m after provided there are at least two boats. Course to be posted at committee boat. Have fun.
June 13, 2019
Annual Association Meeting is June 15, 9am
The Annual Association meeting will be held this Saturday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m., at the Helen Lena Clubhouse, 31 West Pattagansett Road. There will be a complimentary breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m.
The annual budget draft is here for your review.
The meeting agenda is also available, here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
May 30, 2019
Be a Great Giants Neck Beach Neighbor and Clean Up Properly After Your Dog
The GNBA would like to remind you that to be a good neighbor you must clean up after your dog. Disposing of dog poop bags is not permitted at the Helen Lena Clubhouse garbage can or any other garbage can other than your own within the GNB neighborhood.
Further information on the Town of East Lyme's ordinance pertaining to this topic can be found here.
Thank you and your dog for making this such a great community to live and play in!
May 24, 2019
Important Deadlines are Coming Up
REMINDER - DEADLINES ARE ALMOST HERE!
If your property is owned by a corporation, trust or other legal entity, and you want to be able to vote at the June Annual meeting, you MUST have a "Designation of Member Representative" on file with the GNBA Registrar of Voters. If you have not previously submitted the necessary form, or if you wish to make a change in your designation, please ensure that you do so on or before Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Note that this form must be completed by someone legally authorized to act on behalf of the legal entity (such as a Trustee, for a trust).
In addition, if you are not able to attend the June 15, 2019 Annual Meeting, and want to vote on the 2019-2020 budget by absentee ballot, the deadline to submit your "Request for Absentee Ballot" form is also Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Please don't miss these important deadlines! Submissions of both forms can be made as follows:
By email to ; or
By United States Postal service to Registrar, Giants Neck Beach Association, P.O. Box 124, Niantic, CT 06357. If using this method, please allow ample time to ensure receipt by May 28th .
By delivering in person at the May 25, 2019 Budget Informational Session to the Registrar, BOG President, or BOG Vice President. Forms will be available at the session.
Additional information and copies of the forms can be found at the Voting tab under Official Business on the Association website.
President, Board of Governors Giants Neck Beach Association