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!

 

Beautification:

  • 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 Markers:

  • 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 - $________

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

Hillside Community Church

589-7193

Allied Sanitation, Inc.

589-6944

Korean Veterans Association Bristol

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American Clock & Watch Museum

583-6070

Martel Home Improvement, LLC

583-9305

American Legion Forestville Post 209

930-9645

Max Pizza

584-2758

Arf Arf Grooming, LLC

314-1981

M.R. Home Care, Inc.

583-1541

Arrow Manufacturing

589-3900

Nuchies Restaurant

582-1108

Atlantic Precision Spring, Inc.

583-1864

Nye Insurance Agency

589-3300

Black Bear Auto, LLC

585-1111

O’Brien Funeral Home

583-7116

Bristol Instrument Gears, Inc.

583-1395

One Fifty Central

261-7009

Bristol Police Union

Peter Roberge Painting Company

582-6131

Broad Street Self Storage

582-1919

Red Shed Christmas Trees

583-6550

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

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

DTF Remodeling, LLC.

585-0107

St. Joseph Polish Society

583-9604

FIC, LLC

582-7646

St. Matthew R.C. Church

583-1833

Fletcher Properties

250-3648

The Healing Corner

583-4325

Forestville Lawn Care

583-7275

Ultimate Wireforms, Inc.

582-9111

Forestville Little League

620-2692

Tollman Spring Co.

583-1326

Hartford County Tattoo

589-5000

United Way of W.C. CT

582-9559

Webster Bank – Forestville

584-3623

 

 

 

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