Member Update – 6/18

Happy Father’s Day to all FRA Dads!

Summer officially begins on Wednesday and we are ready! The awning is up, the flower boxes are planted and looking beautiful, and the tennis court is in great shape. Most of our snowbirds have returned and we are looking forward to a great summer season at Fortunes Rocks. As use of the clubhouse, beach, and tennis court picks up, please remember to display your parking pass on your dashboard/windshield.

Upcoming Events:

First Social – Saturday, June 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Please join us for our first Social of the season as we reunite with old friends and welcome new members! All members attending are asked to bring an appetizer to share.

Membership Meeting – Saturday, June 24, 10:00 a.m.
There will be a general meeting at the clubhouse, all members are welcome to attend.

FRA University – Friday, June 30, 4:00 p.m.
FRA University kicks off with a tour of member Peter Starr’s exotic car collection housed in downtown Biddeford. Muscle cars, Mercedes Gullwing, Ferrari, Maserati, race cars, and handmade BMW’s are among his 20-some vehicles. The first 20 members to respond will enjoy the tour followed by the monthly downtown Artwalk and optional dinner at a local restaurant within walking distance if you choose to join us. Please RSVP to John Redman, 301-807-1742, jredman100@hotmail.com, if you would like to attend.

Coffee & Kids – Monday, July 3, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
This is an opportunity for new moms and dads (and grandparents!) to meet one another. We’ll provide the coffee and donuts. Please RSVP to Lynne Cox, m.lynnecox@gmail.com or Renate Riggs, rwriggs@aol.com to give them an idea of how many to expect. All are welcome!

Music Event, Tuesday, July 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
FRA Members and guests are cordially invited to attend our second music event. We will be entertained by a local group, the Wetsuits.  Bring your lawn chair and your drink of choice.  We will pass the hat and donate the proceeds to a local charity.  Last year’s event was well received with 42 attending.  Any questions please contact Ken Buechs, 282-3954, kbuechs@earthlink.net

Children’s Program – Wed., July 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Create a beautiful Sea Glass Candle Holder with Jacquie T. Supplies provided. All ages welcome (children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult).

Columbus Day Potluck – Saturday, October 7 – Hosts Needed!
Hosts are still needed for our annual Columbus Day Weekend Potluck. If you can help, please email Laura Cobb, lcobb82@gmail.com


Other News:

An Invitation from Engine:  Friends of Engine Social and Marble Block Tour, Tuesday, July 11
More details here.

Beach Parking Permits
FYI – For those members who purchase Biddeford beach parking permits, the fees are increasing as of July 6. Permits are required for parking at Biddeford beaches from June 15-Labor Day, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.