Minutes / Newsletter
June 5, 2021
President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:
· Welcome All…To the June monthly! How the year once again is just simply flying by, but at least Covid is being less heard of. It’s disappearing just like 2021. Enjoy summer and your 4th of July! Enjoy life and all that is good!
· Bulletin Board Project (Penny Project)…This is still an agenda item. Should we, or should we not move forward with this project, as it could be expensive. Placement would be in Quinlan Memorial Park and we would need city Parks approval. John G. said he would talk to the company who erected the Pine Lake Board, to see if they could house the 2 large 8 foot long pieces of plywood for this project, to protect it from the elements. Thank you John for looking into this! This discussion will continue at the July meeting.
· Golarz Building…Is completely cleaned up and cleaned out. I have instructed MJ to continue to pay Jerry for 3 more months to catch up on the back rent and then that will be it.
· Ceramic Duck Purchase…A member was interested in purchasing a ceramic duck from the Annual Duck Race, which was donated to the F.V.A. years ago by Bill Englert. A vote was taken and membership unanimously agreed to give it to the member (Penny) for good keeping!
· Welcome To Forestville Sign…Is down and needs to be cleaned up. I will swing by and dispose of the 20 year old sign. This was the F.V.A.’s Inaugural project, which was nicely done by Rick Fitzsimons.
· An F.V.A. Member Is On The Move…On this night we say goodbye to Geri Reilly, an F.V.A. friend who gave so much of her time to all F.V.A. events. We wish Geri and her hubby well, as they look forward to being closer to their daughter and spending more time with their grandchild. We send along much love and you will be missed!
· Fall Pasta Supper…There is the need for a Fall Pasta Supper fundraiser to help with F.V.A. finances. Diane at Marilyn’s Pub said she would do the supper at a reasonable price. Date to be announced.
· Penny’s Perennials…Garden is still active and available. How does she do it! The caretaker that she is…always there to help!
· Historical Plaque Series…MJ Lindquist asked if CACO Print would have all current plaque scripts (8) and if so, could they be provided for posting on the website. CACO Print has layouts for markers 2-8 (did not do #1) and will get them to MJ so they can be posted. Also has a picture of marker #1 (Ultimate Wireform), which will be supplied as well.
· An Unexpected Passing…of an F.V.A. member and friend. Gloria DiMichele (partner of Roy Diyulio) passed away on June 13th surrounded by her family. We pray for her and appreciate her time with us. She was a kind soul who served Forestville well.
· Gary Santorso…At the time of our meeting, Gary was very sick and while composing this newsletter, we learned that we lost our longtime friend of Forestville to lung cancer on Sunday, July 4th. Gary was the owner of 150 Central and a beloved member of the Bristol/Forestville community and he will be dearly missed. The F.V.A. membership sends our thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.
· FVA Website…Take time to visit our website @ www.fvact.org. Have you looked lately? Lots of info! Paul Kowalczyk has given his time and attention to keep all of us informed! Admirable job from the sunshine state! Thank you Paul!
City Village Report:
· No Report from the City on this Night:
· First Deputy, Leo Bonola (Remarks) –
Thank you Dave P. for the fine job on the Betty Boukus historical marker and dedication. It was a real nice depiction of Betty. I have brought a beautiful picture of Betty with Gov. Jodi Rell at the Capital, when she was securing funds for Central Square. Do you remember when Betty would always supply the F.V.A. with fresh flags for the parks?
There could be a possible increase to the ticket cost for the Casino Bus Trip for 2022. Also, food and gambling vouchers may no longer be available. We will have to keep an eye on travel costs as we get closer to the tirp. Dave P. stated the possibility of staging a Bus Trip similar to the setup from Nuchies with the pizza, wine and beer, but from Marilyn’s Pub in 2022.
President Notes: It was great to have Leo back tonight and in old form! Always thinking of ways to engage members, find new membership and raise money!
· Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) – Do not stop having monthly meetings. Continue at all costs.
· John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – The fishing derby held on May 8th went very well. It is the first year it did not rain. We had 40 kids participate and there were over 200 fish caught, with the largest being a 17” Pickerel. Everyone enjoyed the morning! Donna G. Notes: I am a little irritated with the Bristol Press for not publishing a story, or picture on the Fishing Derby. I sent a picture with a caption not once, but twice, only to be disappointed with no coverage of the event. President Notes: Thank you John & Donna G. for a job well done!
The Pine Lake dredging environmental (Superior) event is pretty much completed. They took down a lot of trees and did replace a good number as well.
· Bruce Barton (Post 209) – For all updated Post 209 event information and happenings, please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ALpost209. We are always accepting new members.
· Christine Levesque (FVA Scholarship) – We had a great response from applicants for the F.V.A. 2021 Scholarship and this years’ recipient is Sean Wininger of Bristol Central High School. A very qualified candidate, Sean excelled with his academics, was a 3 sport captain and had an extensive amount of community service. He will be attending Central Connecticut State University in the fall, where he will be looking to achieve a degree in Physical Education, as well as furthering is his Baseball career. Congratulations Sean!
Correspondence Report: Maryellen Holden
- Note of Congratulations – To Matthew Collins and family. A past F.V.A. Scholarship recipient, Matthew will be ordained on Saturday, June 26th and celebrate his first Mass at St. Matthew Church on Sunday, June 27th.
- Note of Congratulations – To Pam & Ron Messier celebrating their 52nd Wedding Anniversary.
- Note of Thanks Received – From F.V.A. 2021 Scholarship recipient Sean Wininger.
- Thinking of You – to Ron & Joan Trafford. Hope you are well!
- Thinking of You – To Mary Lynn Gagnon who has volunteered so much of her time to Forestville events.
- Thinking of You – To the family of Gary Santorso.
Treasurer Report: Mary Jane Lindquist
All accounts are in good standing. All monthly reports are available at Nuchies.
President Notes: MJ always delivers the report in such an orderly fashion. All things are currently in good standing, however the lack of fundraising events have accounts down. It is also so important for members to pay their dues. Every dollar helps and keeps us stable and in good standing.
Membership 2021: Mary Jane Lindquist
2021 Current Totals: Family – 49, Business – 33.
Dave P. has been unable to pay full attention to the maintenance required at Center Square, due in part to trying to close down Nuchies and the fact that he has a 40hr work week elsewhere. He does his best to address the problem, but if anyone has some available time, the Center could use some weeding of the mulch beds. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
· Historical Marker #9: Asbury Church Property. Original write-up has been completed and has moved to the re-format stage.
Fundraising 2021: - October Pasta Fundraiser at Marilyn’s Pub – Date TBD.
Upcoming Events 2021: - TBA
Next Meeting –Wednesday July 21st, 2021 @ Nuchie’s – Meeting Time 5:00pm
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 - $________
Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us!
Albert & Korn, CPA’s
Hillside Community Church
Allied Sanitation, Inc.
Korean Veterans Association Bristol
American Clock & Watch Museum
Martel Home Improvement, LLC
American Legion Forestville Post 209
Arf Arf Grooming, LLC
M.R. Home Care, Inc.
Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.
Nye Insurance Agency
Black Bear Auto, LLC
O’Brien Funeral Home
Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.
One Fifty Central
Bristol Police Union
Peter Roberge Painting Company
Broad Street Self Storage
Red Shed Christmas Trees
CACO Print Productions, LLC
RB Transmissions, LLC
City True Value Hardware
Rt. 72 Liquors
Classic Plumbing By Reno
Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC
SERVPRO of Bristol
Costello Landscaping, LLC
Crowley Auto Group
St. Joseph Polish Society
DTF Remodeling, LLC.
St. Matthew R.C. Church
Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.
Tollman Spring Co.
Forestville Lawn Care
United Way of W.C. CT
Forestville Little League
Webster Bank – Forestville
Hartford County Tattoo
Always Accepting Membership Dues