Minutes / Newsletter
March 16th, 2022
President’s Report (John J. Gianoni):
I called Dave for the key to the box on the green, for the water timer. He did not have it, so the lock needs to be cut off and replaced.
Penny Critchley, who was handling the process of getting bids on maintaining the green, came back to membership with 6 quotes. Membership voted and Dukes Lawn Maintenance won the vote. Penny will proceed with them. Great job Penny!
City Village Report:
Leo Bonola, First Deputy: – (a) Thank you to all the people in the past that ran and helped out at the Forestville Village Golf Tournament. (b) Leo had a picture of the WWII boards to show everyone and it was put on hold.
Rick Leach, Vice President: - The City of Bristol has been doing some clean up at Quinlan Park.
John Gianoni, Pine Lake: – Fundraising is slow for the derby, but we will be alright. The Derby will be held on Saturday, May 7th. I met with Josh (Superintendent of Parks & Rec.) a couple times. Pine Lake Committee members are going to help clean the area and the city will remove the debris. The city is restarting work on the rope course.
Christine Levesque, F.V.A. Scholarship – Scholarships are out in the schools. Last day to return them is 3/18. Everyone suggested that Dave hand it out to the recipient.
Bruce Barton, American Legion Post 209: – The Memorial Day Parade is Sunday, May 29th, with a rain date of May 30th. The Fishing Derby will be held on May 14th. Thank you F.V.A. for your $100 donation. We are also looking for a place for our Pig Roast. 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.
Maryellen Holden, Correspondence: Maryellen was unable to attend the meeting, so Penny Critchley reported in her absence.
Get Well Sent: to Joyce Levesque
Thinking of You Card Sent: To Ron & Joan Trafford
Mary Jane Lindquist, Treasurer: Updates on all monthly spending and balances provided.
Mary Jane Lindquist, Membership: The current membership stands at 36 families and 31 businesses. Everyone who has paid their dues is encouraged to do so. Those with unpaid dues will be dropped from the Email and/or mailing list per member’s discussion and vote.
Historical Markers: - Are in the works.
Fundraising: A lot of fundraising ideas were brought up. (1) A map of Forestville with businesses and locations, by Christine Levesque. (2) Calendar giveaways, by Ashley Macaro. (3) Juke Box Bingo, by Donna Gianoni. (4) Pasta Supper by Kit Critchley. (5) Pig Roast, by John Gianoni. (6) Dance at ISC or Polish Club. (7) Flea Market, by John Gianoni.
John wants to have final discussions and take a vote on which fundraiser to select and their dates, at May 18th Meeting.
(Meeting adjourned by John J. Gianoni)
Next Meeting – Wednesday April 20, 2022 - 6:00pm
@ Asbury Methodist Church
If you have not already renewed your membership, please renew by sending your check payable to…. Forestville Village Association, P.O. Box 9675, Forestville, CT. 06011-9675
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
American Legion Forestville Post 209
M.R. Home Care, Inc.
Arf Arf Grooming, LLC
Nye Insurance Agency
Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.
O’Brien Funeral Home
Black Bear Auto, LLC
One Fifty Central
Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.
Peter Roberge Painting Company
Bristol Police Union
Red Shed Christmas Trees
Broad Street Self Storage
RB Transmissions, LLC
CACO Print Productions, LLC
Rt. 72 Liquors
City True Value Hardware
Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC
Costello Landscaping, LLC
SERVPRO of Bristol
St. Matthew R.C. Church
DTF Remodeling, LLC.
Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.
Tollman Spring Co.
United Way of W.C. CT
Forestville Lawn Care
Webster Bank – Forestville
Hartford County Tattoo
Now Accepting 2022 Membership Dues