SPECIAL MATCHING FUNDS OPPORTUNITY
A very generous anonymous benefactor has offered us a unique opportunity to double the effect of our donations toward Dean Pond by promising to match all monies, up to $5000, donated between now and Labor Day.
This year the Popponesset Beach Association allocated $28,000 of the 2021/22 budget for hydro-raking of invasive vegetation and for an in-depth scientific survey to clarify our long-term needs to maintain the pond as a viable healthy ecosystem. Currently we have an additional expense of $12,000 needed for removal in the Fall of the hydro-raked vegetation to an approved dumping site. Our immediate fundraising goal is $25,000 but we aspire to raise as much as we can beyond these immediate costs towards water quality improvements and general pond maintenance which is estimated at $8500 to $10,000 per year.
The PBA and the Pond Committee are very aware that the association has extensive needs and requests for funding for our many projects and activities, so we invite the community to help supplement some of the ongoing pond expenses to reduce, but not eliminate, the need for PBA financial support. In line with that, Friends of Dean Pond has become a tax deductible 501c3 organization, which means your contributions may be tax deductible.
Dean Pond is a treasured resource and feature of Popponesset. The PBA thanks all the members of the pond committee - Melissa Allen, Mary Ann Brennan-Newcomb, Greg Carey, John Cloherty, Elizabeth Calder, Heidi Dalaklis, Michael Madnick, Joan Quilty, and Ann Zmudsky – who have contributed outstanding work, support and financial commitment to ensuring the future health of the pond for all of us.
All Popponesset homeowners have or will receive a solicitation letter in the next few days and we invite everyone to contribute by Labor Day and take advantage of the generous pledge to match our donated funds. Please contact Mary Ann Brennan Newcomb with questions: 617-529-4376.
Please make tax-deductible checks Payable to:
Global Impact/Friends of Dean Pond
In memo line write: EIN 52-1273585 Friends of Dean Pond
Popponesset Beach Association, PO Box 1674, Mashpee, MA 02649
Saturday, June 25, 2021 –We had a great turnout for the PBA semi-annual Homeowners Meeting at the Community House this morning.
Reports were presented by PBA committees about budget and dues collections, Community House activities, security, Deans Pond maintenance, roads and drainage, communications and beach accessibility.
We also heard from Mashpee Town Selectman Andrew Gotlieb about local water quality issues and future plans for wastewater management. Bob Hughes, representing Save Popponesset Bay, addressed us about their current progress and future plans to maintain the Spit. Barbara Reilly presented results of the 2021 PBA Survey.
Some homeowners have notified us that they did not receive their invoices for 2021 PBA dues which were mailed out in March. Prompt payment of your annual dues will help us to move forward with planned projects and keep to the budget. Also, beach flags will be mailed out to those whose dues are paid toward the end of May, so we want to make sure to get your invoice to you ASAP.
If you have already EMAILED us we will have sent you a duplicate invoice. If you didn't get your invoice, and haven't emailed us already, please send both your Popponesset address and your mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE DON'T SEND VIA FACEBOOK!
Thank you everyone for your cooperation.
–The PBA Board
Popponesset Beach Association