October 17th, 2018

           

President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:    

      ·  And So It Begins…The October meeting comes to order with a knock of the “Olga Mallet”, which will always remind us of our dear friend Olga Fronczak who we lost earlier this year.

      ·  The Fall Pasta Comedy Auction… Is up and running. There has been a great response! We are selling tables and it’s sure to be a great night! We have lots of “stuff”. Almost too much! It has been a great response from the business community. Joanie Trafford, along with Mary Jane and all the other membership are “all in” and have been working well together. Should be a money maker and hilarious fun at the same time!

      ·  Casino Bus Trip… Is set for January 5th, 2019. There has been a big jump in price for the bus rentals (additional $75 per bus), which now puts the per ticket cost at $35.00. That is still not a bad deal considering you receive $15 in food vouchers and $15 in casino play. Don’t forget about Nuchies pre-trip festivities from noon-2pm. For $10 a person you get beer, wine and pizza. Can’t beat that deal!

      ·  Election of Officers… The results are in! President: Dave P. – “It’s an honor”(nominated by Bruce L.).             Vice President: Rick Leach, Secretary: CACO Print Productions (Bill Lozito), Treasurer: Mary Jane Lindquist, First Deputy: Leo Bonola (unanimous vote) – Notes from Rob Newton: The F.V.A. is a state registered charity organization, with its goal/mission to promote Forestville. I was Secretary of the F.V.A. for 12 years. I was very involved with F.V.A. business and the Duck Race before my medical setbacks. Now I golf from April to October, where I started the season with a 13 handicap and ended with a 7 handicap. Presidents Notes: We welcome back Rob tonight for our Election Call!

      ·  Turkey Shoot…Will be held at the November meeting. Pick up a sheet at Nuchies. Provides a small offering to the general fund.

      ·  Christmas Ornament…Is no more. What should we do with the remaining stock? A run off? A sell off? A meltdown?

      ·  Breaking News!…The Carol Sing is coming up, but there is a new twist! The date will be Tuesday, Dec. 18th, but will be held indoors at Nuchies Restaurant. A warm setting, soft lighting, Christmas music and stories. Cookies, brownies and chocolate milk will be served. And of course…..SANTA will make an appearance!

     ·  New Faces In The Crowd…Tonight we welcome Wendy Trafford and Debbie (what’s your name) McCusker. Also, nice to see Lori Gottschall and her husband Dave. Gail Leach is back and the heat is on!

 

      ·  FVA Website…Thank you Paul Kowalczyk for keeping thing up to date!! You can visit us at www.fvact.org

 

City Village Report:

      ·  City Councilors – (Dave Mills): No Report – Presidents Notes: Dave had city business to attend to tonight, along with granddaughter Aliana’s Volleyball game. Dave always keeps us informed!

 

      · First Deputy, Leo Bonola (Remarks) – It all started 25 years ago over a cup of coffee between Jack Denehy and I. A short time later, the “Friends of Forestville” Luncheon, (which was held at Marinelli’s in Burlington), was started. Jack and I had a very close relationship and prior to his passing in 2010, he asked me to take it over (keep it going). With the help of my wife Peg, along with Penny & Kit Critchley and Petey Barnes, we moved our meetings to Nuchies Restaurant (who put on one hell of a luncheon) and we are still going strong today! Presidents Notes: Leo was on this night! He is a great story teller!

Monthly Drawing Winner:  Joan Trafford - $20 Cash

 

     · Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) – Veterans Day Ceremony is set to begin at 1:00pm at Quinlan Park, once all are assembled. Last year we had a real good crowd and expect the same this year. Coffee and Donuts will be served. Presidents Notes: Rick is the main “go to” man and does a bulk of the work for this day!

 

 

· John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – Cabella’s and Bass Pro Shop have merged and we are hoping that this merger will not affect their donation/sponsorship. There is a big meeting in December at Pine Lake. Presidents Notes: Great News! Donna & John’s daughter Julie (a past Miss Forestville) is getting married in Dec. 2018! As “part” of their honeymoon, they will be joining the F.V.A. on our Annual Mohegan Sun Bus Trip and taking one bus for themselves, their wedding party, family and friends. We are very appreciative of your company during this special time in your lives!

 

· Lt. Rich Guerrera (Community relations officer) – The Mayors Youth Cabinet, which consists of 10-18 year olds, took a tour of the police station and cells. A very impressive group, who asked some really great questions! National Prescription Take Back Day will be held on Oct. 27th starting at 10:00am.

   Question: (Rick Leach) –  As of last meeting, the Lincoln St. sign on Rt. 72 has still not been fixed. Will it be? Answer: I have logged in a report for this request.

 

· Bruce Barton (Post 209) – Not Present: We recently moved our offices to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church located at 355 Camp St. in Bristol. Presidents Notes: Post 209 has the F.V.A.’s back and continues to better this community!  

Correspondence Report:   Maryellen Holden

- Thinking of You – Sandy Gozzo, as you recover from surgery

- Thinking of You – Gary Santorso, Get well soon

- Note of Sympathy – To Dave Mills in memory of his wife JoAnn who we lost 5 years ago (10/16/2013).

- Welcome to Forestville: Delish Lounge (12 E. Main St.) – 2 young girls have started a really nice business!

- Congratulations & Good Luck: Max Pizza VI now open on Middle St.

Treasurer Report: Mary Jane Lindquist – All accounts are in good standing. All monthly reports are available at Nuchies.

Membership 2018: Mary Jane Lindquist – President Dave is very pleased with Membership and response from Forestville businesses. Always ready to help with events, sponsorship, attending!

Current Totals: Family – 70, Business – 49.

Beautification:

  • The Center looks great!

  • Spend a little bit on cleaning up…and it goes a long way!

Historical Markers:

      ·  Historical Marker #5: O’Brien Funeral Home – Marker is completed and ready for install

      ·  Rex Hamilton Marker: Will be placed in the Central Square Island Bed.

      ·  Historical Marker #7: Thinking about the CPA building.

Fundraising 2018/2019:

     · Pasta Dinner Comedy Auction  – Thursday October 25th. Tickets are available

     · 2019 Casino Bus Trip – Saturday January 5th.   

 

 Upcoming Events 2018:

     · Turkey Shoot – November Meeting

     · Carol Sing – Tuesday December 18th – Indoor event at Nuchies Restaurant

 

 

 

 

 

Next Meeting –Wednesday November 14th,  2018 @ Nuchie’s – Meeting Time 5:30pm

If you have not already renewed your membership, please renew by sending your check payable to….               Forestville Village Association, c/o Mary Jane Lindquist, 81 Spark Avenue, Forestville, CT. 06010

Individual/ Family- $20.00_____, Non-Profit- $25.00______, Business - $50.00_______

Voluntary Donation - $________

Name________________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________________

 

Phone__________________________E-mail_______________________________________

 

Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us!

Albert & Korn, CPA’s

582-7646

Hartford County Tattoo

589-5000

Allied Sanitation, Inc.

589-6944

Hillside Community Church

589-7193

American Clock & Watch Museum

583-6070

Korean Veterans Association Bristol

 

American Legion Forestville Post 209

930-9645

Martel Home Improvement, LLC

583-9305

Arf Arf Grooming, LLC

314-1981

Max Pizza

584-2758

Arrow Manufacturing

589-3900

M.R. Home Care, Inc.

583-1541

Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.

583-1864

Nuchies Restaurant

582-1108

Black Bear Auto, LLC

585-1111

Nye Insurance Agency

589-3300

Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.

583-1395

O’Brien Funeral Home

583-7116

Bristol Police Union

One Fifty Central

261-7009

Broad Street Self Storage

582-1919

Peter Roberge Painting Company

582-6131

CACO Print Productions, LLC

583-1223

RB Transmissions, LLC

582-6101

City True Value Hardware

582-6366

Rt. 72 Liquors

540-0037

Costello Landscaping, LLC

747-1771

Sassu Cuts, LLC

585-7277

Cousins Oil

584-1000

Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC

585-5977

Classic Plumbing By Reno

748-7305

SERVPRO of Bristol

675-4500

Crowley Auto Group

589-4444

Simply Hair

582-4118

Custom Grounds

583-6550

St. Joseph Polish Society

583-9604

DTF Remodeling, LLC.

585-0107

St. Matthew R.C. Church

583-1833

Farmington  Bank

284-4521

The Healing Corner

583-4325

FIC, LLC

582-7646

Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.

582-9111

Fletcher Properties

250-3648

Tollman Spring Co.

583-1326

Fontaine Mechanical Heating & A/C

637-2756

United Way of W.C. CT

582-9559

Forestville Lawn Care

583-7275

Webster Bank – Forestville

584-3623

Forestville Little League

620-2692

White Insulation, Inc.

583-3877

 

Albert & Korn, CPA’s

582-7646

Hartford County Tattoo

589-5000

Allied Sanitation, Inc.

589-6944

Hillside Community Church

589-7193

American Clock & Watch Museum

583-6070

Korean Veterans Association Bristol

 

American Legion Forestville Post 209

930-9645

Martel Home Improvement, LLC

583-9305

Arf Arf Grooming, LLC

314-1981

Max Pizza

584-2758

Arrow Manufacturing

589-3900

M.R. Home Care, Inc.

583-1541

Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.

583-1864

Nuchies Restaurant

582-1108

Black Bear Auto, LLC

585-1111

Nye Insurance Agency

589-3300

Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.

583-1395

O’Brien Funeral Home

583-7116

Bristol Police Union

One Fifty Central

261-7009

Broad Street Self Storage

582-1919

Peter Roberge Painting Company

582-6131

CACO Print Productions, LLC

583-1223

RB Transmissions, LLC

582-6101

City True Value Hardware

582-6366

Rt. 72 Liquors

540-0037

Costello Landscaping, LLC

747-1771

Sassu Cuts, LLC

585-7277

Cousins Oil

584-1000

Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC

585-5977

Classic Plumbing By Reno

748-7305

SERVPRO of Bristol

675-4500

Crowley Auto Group

589-4444

Simply Hair

582-4118

Custom Grounds

583-6550

St. Joseph Polish Society

583-9604

DTF Remodeling, LLC.

585-0107

St. Matthew R.C. Church

583-1833

Farmington  Bank

284-4521

The Healing Corner

583-4325

FIC, LLC

582-7646

Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.

582-9111

Fletcher Properties

250-3648

Tollman Spring Co.

583-1326

Fontaine Mechanical Heating & A/C

637-2756

United Way of W.C. CT

582-9559

Forestville Lawn Care

583-7275

Webster Bank – Forestville

584-3623

Forestville Little League

620-2692

White Insulation, Inc.

583-3877

 

Always Accepting Membership Dues