Recent Updates

July 15, 2021

The PWC is hosting a You've been Flocked fundraiser!  Here's all the info you need to know if you find these on your lawn one day.

 

 

 

June 12, 2021
 

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

 

            We have had a wonderful first week of use on our new multi-sport court and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. We hope you all get the chance to get out and move around this summer and maybe even learn a new sport!

 

            A few reminders regarding the reservation procedure and court etiquette:

 

            (i) Until a more formal - and possibly web-based - reservation system is implemented, please continue to use the sign-in sheets by the street-side gate. You may sign up for a court no earlier than 8:00 A.M. on the day preceding the day of play. New sheets will be added each Saturday morning at 8:00 A.M.

 

            (ii) If the court has been reserved for tennis, the entire court has been reserved and no one else may reserve at that time for pickleball or basketball. Similarly, if a reservation has been made for pickleball or basketball, the court may NOT then be reserved for tennis. (Though this may seem self-evident, we have already had a few instances of two different parties signing up for tennis and pickleball at the same time.) If you are the first to reserve a given time slot for pickleball, please consider reserving pickleball Court #1 (Clubhouse side) to leave open the possibility that another party may use the basketball court.

 

            (iii) Please remove all trash, including tennis ball cans and old tennis balls. A reminder as well: no food is allowed on the court. A disconcerting amount of food wrappers were left on the court this week. Please be considerate to your neighbors and follow the clearly posted rules and leave the court as clean as you found it.

 

            A special thanks to Terra and Russ Moore for their enthusiastic participation in the court committee and their good stewardship of the court in its opening week. Please be in touch with them or any member of the BOG with any questions. You can also email questions and comments to court.gnba@gmail.com.

 

See you on the court!

 

Page Heslin, President

GNBA Board of Governors

June 4, 2021
 

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE NEW GNBA MULTI-PURPOSE COURT

 

Our new and much-anticipated multi-purpose court will be complete and ready for play tomorrow! A picture of the beautiful finished court can be seen below. 

 

The Board of Governors and the Court Committee invite you to join them courtside at 9:00 A.M. tomorrow morning to celebrate the opening of the court with coffee and donuts. 

 

While we finalize plans for an online reservation system, a sign-up sheet will be available at the court. 

 

A copy of the Court Rules can be found here. In response to concerns of neighboring property owners, please note that the daily opening time of the court will be 8:00 A.M. 

 

 We hope to see you all out on the court!

 

Page Heslin

President, GNBA BOG

May 22, 2021
The GNBA Selected Rules and Regulations have been updated for 2021, and are here

April 26, 2021

Dear Neighbors,

My name is Lena Cosentino and I am the creator of the little free garden.  It was my tenth birthday and I wanted to make the Little Free Garden because I love to cook with my mom and we always need fresh herbs in the recipes.  I first saw a community garden when I volunteered with F.R.E.S.H., in New London clearing out raised garden beds.  I wanted to have something like that for our neighborhood to enjoy.  So, I asked for a garden for my birthday.  Covid birthdays have been hard to celebrate so people have to get creative.  My mom had me write a proposal and present it to the board.  They approved of my idea and we started on the garden.  Lots of people around the neighborhood helped me make improvements.  This year I will be growing mint (in a pot so it won’t spread), basil, sage, parsley, lavender, thyme, dill, oregano, and rosemary.  I will water and weed the garden.  I hope you all use the herbs in the little free garden this season.  Thank you to everyone who helped.  Sincerely, Lena

March 29, 2021
The Easter Bunny will be hopping by the neighborhood accompanied by classic cars.  At 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 4th there will be a parade.  The route will be the same as for the 4th of July.  Please come outside and wave-along the bunny.  Small treats will be passed out to children along the way.  Hope to see you all soon.  If you have any questions please email Kerry at korshal@mac.com

March 22, 2021
Dear Giants Neck Friends and Neighbors:

The Board is happy to report that renovation of the court is beginning this week. Classic Turf will be onsite Monday to begin removing the existing fencing. During construction, there will at times be trucks and equipment in the road alongside the court. The road will nonetheless be passable at all times, except for the day on which they are pouring the concrete. We will provide further details on that as the day approaches.

Happy Spring!
The Board of Governors

 

 

 

 

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!

Best, Kerry

December 11, 2020
 

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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

Tennis Court Ballot memo to Membership from BOG

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

Tennis Court Update From BOG 10-28-20

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 korshal@mac.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 website.gnba@gmail.com, 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. 

Thank you,
The PWC Board

June 28, 2020

Tax Bill is Coming

To All GNBA Property Owners

 

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 treasurer.gnba@gmail.com 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

 

Thanks,

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. 

Proposed 2020-2021 Budget

2020-2021 Informational Presentation

Budget Info Memo

Budget Q's and A's

August 21, 2019

Giants Neck is So Special on the 4th of July - video

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

Vote for Cottage Repairs, Revised, 8-9-19

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. 

 

Order form here
 

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 korshal@mac.com to specify t-shirt size and quantity.  

 

June 21, 2019

Annual Regatta is June 23 - Course Map is attached

2019 Regatta Course Map

 

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:

  1. By email to voting@giantsneckbeach.org; or

  2. 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 .

  3. 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.
 

Page Heslin

President, Board of Governors Giants Neck Beach Association

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

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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. 

 

Order form here
 

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 korshal@mac.com to specify t-shirt size and quantity.  

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:

  1. By email to voting@giantsneckbeach.org; or

  2. 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 .

  3. 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.
 

Page Heslin

President, Board of Governors Giants Neck Beach Association

August 13, 2018

Association Agenda 8-18-18

There is a meeting of the GNBA Association Membership on Saturday morning.  The agenda is attached, here. We look forward to seeing you there!

July 27, 2018

The Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Clubhouse is Coming Up!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018

8 – 10 AM

HELEN LENA CLUBHOUSE

Everyone Welcome.Members, renters,guests, 

Pancakes – plain or blueberry, with sausage

Orange juice, milk, coffee/tea

 

Donation:    Adults - $6       Children (under 10) - $3

July 18, 2018

Former Neighbor Homer Scoville has passed away

Homer Scoville was a resident of Giants Neck Beach for many years before moving to Old Saybrook.  His obituary, and a place to leave condolences can be found, here

July 16, 2018

Association Meeting Agenda 7-21-18

There will be a meeting of the GNBA and all members are encouraged to attend.  View the agenda, here. 

July 06, 2018

There is a meeting of the BOG on July 7.  The agenda is here

July 02, 2018

There will be a meeting of the GNBA Zoning Commission at the Clubhouse on July 13, 6:45pm.  Agenda is attached.

June 18, 2018

Members and guests are invited to the event.  Please bring appetizer for 12.
 
Carol Raiford Anthony and Irene Makiaris are the hosts.  If you would like volunteer at the party,  please contact Carol craiford@pomfretschool.org or Irene.
 
The committee is looking for items to be used  for the raffle.  Donations will be accepted until Sunday, June 24.  Use your imagination!  Please bring items to Irene Makiaris, 41 West Pattagansett Rd.  If you have any questions, contact Irene at ipmakiaris@makiarismedia.com.

June 07, 2018

Association Annual Meeting is 6-16-18

The GNBA Annual Meeting is June 16 at the Helen Lena Clubhouse at 9am.  Review these important materials, below: 

Agenda
President's Tidings
Proposed Budget
Tennis 2018

June 07, 2018

Dock Slip Special Notice

Special Notice - By July 15, 2018, all slip holders must have the actual vessel, as listed on their application in the slip.  It is the slip holders responsibility to make these arrangements.  A vacant slip will be regarded as not in compliance, and the rental fee will be returned and the slip forfeited permanently. 

Visit the Dock page of this website for more information.

June 04, 2018

BOG Agenda 6-6-18

There will be a meeting of the BOG on Wednesday, June 6.  The meeting agenda is attached, here

May 25, 2018

Bathing Water Sampling Results

Ledge Light Health District conducted bathing water sampling on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and all bathing water samples were below the bacterial action levels set by the State of Connecticut except Highland Park in the Town of Ledyard, L&M Beach and Greens Harbor in the City of New London, and Lords Point Beach in the Town of Stonington.  Areas with significant bacteria results will be re-sampled on Friday, May 25, 2018.  Results of the re-sample(s) will be forwarded as soon as they become available.  Please be aware that rain or other contamination events occurring before the Wednesday morning sampling can lead to elevated bacterial counts, especially in bathing areas with storm water runoff (storm drain pipes or extensive impervious surfaces) or low water turnover (inland bathing areas).  We recommend those individuals responsible for the bathing areas take these events into consideration. 

May 18, 2018

2018 Voting Process, Annual Meeting

Read a memo regarding the voting process for the 2018 GNBA budget, by President Page Heslin.  In addition, please find the 2018 Designation of Member Representative form, here, and a request for an absentee ballot form, here.

BOG Agenda 5-6-18

There will be a special meeting of the BOG at the clubhouse at 9:30am on Sunday, May 6.  Agenda is attached, here

April 17, 2018

BOG Agenda 4-20-18

The agenda for Friday's Board of Governor's meeting is here

April 10, 2018

BOG Meeting Cancelled, 4-11-18

The meeting of the BOG scheduled for April 11, has been cancelled.  Notice here

March 08, 2018

Zoning Commission Special Meeting Minutes, 3-8-18 are here

There was a special meeting of the Zoning Commission and the minutes are attached, here

March 12, 2018

BOG Meeting 3-30-18

There will be a meeting of the BOG on March 30 at 7:30pm at the Clubhouse.  The agenda is here

March 12, 2018

BOG Meeting Cancelled, 3-14-18

The first meeting of the BOG in 2018, has been cancelled.  Check back for a new date. 

March 16, 2018

Zoning Commission Agenda 3-16-18

The Zoning Commission will have its first meeting of the year at the Clubhouse. Agenda Here.

February 13, 2018

Dock Report, February 13, 2018

The members of the dock committee met in February of 2018.  The purpose was to determine what repairs or projects should be the focus for the upcoming season.  The report is here. 

February 18, 2018

Also added to the calendar on this site, the attached is a list of the meeting schedule for the GNBA Board of Governors in 2018.

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