March 14th, 2018
President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:
· Spring Into Action… Next week is the start of Spring (March 21st). Let the warm weather come forth! Time for a new outlook on your yard and home. Venture out and take a look around.
· Pasta Dinner Auction… The sought after get together, once held year’s past with the wonderful auctioneer, former Mayor Stortz, has been resurrected. On Thursday March 22nd @ 6pm, yours truly will be the main event auctioneer for the F.V.A. Pasta Dinner & Live Auction. Get your paddles up and be ready to bid! With the revenue loss from the duck race, this event will help keep things “afloat”. Lots of fun, entertaining, with great laughs and the hope that everyone spends some money! Sure to be a good turnout!
· Bob Watson Scholarship Fund Donation… The F.V.A. is once again pledging their support with a donation of $100. A pasta dinner for the scholarship fund will be held on Wednesday April 11th, 5pm at Nuchies Restaurant.
· Spring Clean Up… The Gozzo, Goodwin & Lindquist sponsored spring clean-up will be held on Saturday April 28th at 8am. Could you cover a small area for a couple hours? A nice walk with results and rewards! It also inspires others to do the same.
· Forestville Little League Donation…The F.V.A. will be donating $200 to the Forestville Little Leagues banner campaign. The F.V.A. will now have a banner hanging on the outfield fence showing our continued support for the little league as well as advertising our group. All in favor……..”I”!
· Summer Concert Series… Another community event that the F.V.A. gets behind financially ($500) is the Bristol Parks & Rec. Summer Concert Series. This year the concert will be held on Tuesday July 24th at Rockwell Park with the band “Sick Since Sunday”. Come out and show your support for what’s sure to be a great night of music and friends.
· UW Builders Reception…For the $500 donation the F.V.A. made to the UW Day of Caring, we will be sending 7 members to the UW Builders Reception held on Thursday April 5th. An event the group looks forward to attending each year.
City Village Report:
· City Councilor – (Dave Mills) –
Dave was unable to make the meeting due to a rescheduled city council meeting (from a late winter storm).
Presidents Note: A question was posed to the city finance chair as to why city offices (BOE) seem to close when schools close due to bad weather? It seems as though schools are closing more often than ever before. Child safety is definitely a major priority, but when it comes to working adults who have all-wheel drive vehicles, why are the “central offices” closed as well. Isn’t this at a taxpayer’s expense? If they weren’t getting paid for the snow days, I would assume they would be at work along with everyone else? Response: Cheryl will check on it.
· First Deputy, Leo Bonola – Presidents Notes: Should we consider selling off remaining Duck products? Also, we need volunteers for the pasta auction. Single tickets are just $12.
Monthly Drawing Winner: Bruce Lindquist - $20 (Note: President Dave still has never won a monthly drawing….Just unbelievable!)
· Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) – Update: my 2nd cataract surgery came out fine!
· John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) – Plans are set for our annual Fishing Derby being held on Saturday, May 12th. (The F.V.A. will contribute its normal $100 donation).
· Lt. Rich Guerrera (Community relations officer) – On Wednesday March 21st, Police Chief Gould will be having a meet and greet at the Starbucks on Farmington Ave. from 9-11am. Stop by, say hello and as a question. You will probably have to buy your own coffee though. J Traffic Light – W. Washington Street: current update is that the parts required have been ordered. Should be about 2 weeks to receive and repair.
Correspondence Report: Maryellen Holden
- Birthday Wishes Sent – to Guy Morneau
- Birthday Wishes Sent – to Bruce Lindquist
- F.V.A. Scholarship applications: Christine has picked up the ball on the scholarships.
Treasurer Report:. Mary Jane Lindquist – All accounts are in good standing. All monthly reports are available at Nuchies.
Membership 2018: Mary Jane Lindquist – The 2018 Dues are now being accepted. Invoices have gone out to present membership. Please renew promptly.
Current Totals: Family – 32, Business – 38. Presidents Note: The numbers are a little discouraging. Your membership certainly means a lot to us. Helps fund our many responsibilities.
All was going good, but snow got in the way! Sweep, clean, rake and encourage others to do the same. Per Don Lockhart, the flower boxes will be installed soon!
· Historical Marker #4: Combo History of the Golarz Property/Owsianko Block will have a Spring Install. Exact install location is being considered.
· Historical Marker #5: O’Brien Funeral Home – Will be looking to gather historical information. Please let me if you have anything you can contribute about the property.
· Pasta Auction – March 22nd, 2018 – Tickets available now. Buy! Buy! Buy!
· 2018 Christmas Ornament - TBD
Upcoming Events 2018:
· Park & Rec. Summer Concert – Tuesday July 24th
· UW Community Builders Reception – Thursday April 5th. MJ will put our table of 7 together.
· UW Day Of Caring – Friday May 18th
Next Meeting –Wednesday April 25th, 2018 @ Nuchie’s –Business Meeting 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 - $________
Let us remember to support the businesses and non- profit organizations, who support us!
Albert & Korn, CPA’s
Hartford County Tattoo
Allied Sanitation, Inc.
Hillside Community Church
American Clock & Watch Museum
Korean Veterans Association Bristol
American Legion Bristol Post #2
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
RB Transmissions, LLC
CACO Print Productions, LLC
Rt. 72 Liquors
City True Value Hardware
Sassu Cuts, LLC
Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC
Classic Plumbing By Reno
SERVPRO of Bristol
Crowley Auto Group
St. Joseph Polish Society
DTF Remodeling, LLC.
St. Matthew R.C. Church
The Healing Corner
Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.
Tollman Spring Co.
Fontaine Mechanical Heating & A/C
United Way of W.C. CT
Forestville Lawn Care
Webster Bank – Forestville
Forestville Little League
White Insulation, Inc.