Minutes / Newsletter
October 21st, 2020
President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report:
· With a Soft Knock…of the Olga Mallet, the October meeting begins. We remember Olga this evening, as well as the beginning of every meeting. She was an inspiration for sure and though her time with us has passed, she is always with us in spirit.
· Covid (or) Not…the months still fly by and 2020 will soon be behind us. For most of us it’s “Good Riddance!”
· Symbols of the Seasons…fall pumpkins, mums and more lead us into the holiday season. This Thanksgiving will be a bit different and somewhat challenging for all of us. Since we will not meet again until Dec. 2nd, I wish you all a Happy T Day!
· Election of Officers…Our bylaws recognize October as the month we hold our Election of Officers. Due to this period of Corona Virus and the absence of traditional roll caller Rob Newton, I suggest we retain the current 2020 Officers for the upcoming year. All in favor! President: Dave Pasqualicchio, 1st Deputy: Leo Bonola, V.P.: Rick Leach, Secretary: Bill (CACO) Lozito, Treasurer: MJ Lindquist…..Congrats!
· Fall Pasta Dinner?…due to the closing of Nuchies, we thought we would entertain the idea of moving the annual Pasta Dinner to 150 Central, but due to specific Covid regulations, Gary felt he should refrain from holding the event, so members have decided to hold off and wait to see if Spring is a better option.
· Mohegan Sun Bus Trip… Will be cancelled this year. This is a big loss to our revenue for 2021. Both Mohegan and Foxwoods are not accepting buses.
· Veterans Day Remembrance Service… Post 209 and its active leadership is now involved with the day’s event. Leo will also assist with planning and setup. With Rick Leach’s health issues, he decided to step down this day. A day he truly holds dear to his heart. We will always be appreciative of the great job he has done in past years. Thank you Rick!
· FVA Website…You can visit us at www.fvact.org Have you looked lately? Lots of info! Anyone interested in updating?
City Village Report:
· First Deputy, Leo Bonola (Remarks) – Rob Newton is not feeling well and has been sidelined with health issues. He spent 7 days in the hospital, but is not the mend and getting better every day. Thank God!
The new event board sign at Pine Lake has been completed and is “Really, Really” nice!
I made a statement at the last meeting that I was not happy with the progress of the clean up on the Superior Property, but I must now backtrack a bit. John G. called me one morning and took me for a walk through the area. They were planting about 200 (of the 700) trees that day. We had to wear vests and hard hats. They really cleaned it up and it looks gorgeous!
On a lighter note….The October meeting is when we are all supposed to wear our festive pumpkin inspired, bright orange sweatshirts. Sandy and Joe are the only members who remembered to do so. They are our “Couple of the Month!”
Post 209 still plans on having the Memorial Day Parade in 2021. They have 15 volunteers lined up so far.
Vice President, Rick Leach: (fearless leader) – gave his 2 minutes to Leo
John Gianoni (Pine Lake Commissioner, FLL) - (Reporting for John tonight is Donna G.): I am very excited about the addition of the event board at Pine Lake! It was designed by my husband John and paid for by the Bristol Parks Dept. The unveiling will be on Thursday October 22nd. All are welcome! Presidents Notes: I think moving forward we may need to add Donna as a speaker at our monthly meetings lol. She definitely brings the passion and excitement!!
Bruce Barton (Post 209) – No Report
Lt. Mark Morello (Community relations officer) - No Report
Christine Levesque (FVA Scholarship) – No Report
Correspondence Report: Maryellen Holden (Reported by Penny)
Get Well Sent – to Rob Newton
Treasurer Report: Mary Jane Lindquist –
All accounts are in fairly good standing. All monthly reports are still available at Nuchies.
Membership 2020: Mary Jane Lindquist
2020 Totals: Family – 41, Business – 33.
It is never too late to pay your 2020 dues. Every offering sure does help!
2021 dues are right around the corner. As always, thank you for your support!
On a scale of 1-10 (10 being beautiful) I would say we are like a 6. Not great, but it gets us by.
Historical Marker #8: Betty Boukus, to be placed in the Honor Circle. In Process.
Historical Marker #9: A vote was taken and the next marker in the series will be the Asbury Church Property. Roy Diyulio will help with contacts and secure description of property. Anyone who may have pertinent information on the Asbury Church property, please send it in.
Fundraising 2021: - TBD
Upcoming Events 2021: - TBD
Next Meeting –Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 @ 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 - $________
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
Costello Landscaping, LLC
Scarritt Spas & Hot Tubs, LLC
Classic Plumbing By Reno
SERVPRO of Bristol
Crowley Auto Group
DTF Remodeling, LLC.
St. Joseph Polish Society
St. Matthew R.C. Church
The Healing Corner
Forestville Lawn Care
Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.
Forestville Little League
Tollman Spring Co.
Hartford County Tattoo
United Way of W.C. CT
Webster Bank – Forestville
Always Accepting Membership Dues