Tech Team Launches New Website

At the Spring Officers and Directors meeting of the Western Property Owners Association (WPOA) the members voted to form a new Technology Committee with Vice President RoseAnn Vernice as Chair. The committee has been hard at work assessing an overall review of the WPOA’s use of the Internet and achieving a long-term goal of updating our web site.

Tommy Rivera, Director of the WPOA, (owner of Web Media 151 – Internet Solutions Consulting Company) (webmedia151.com), used his expertise to establish an updated web site. President of the WPOA, Gerry Kelly praised the efforts of Tommy and the new committee: “Tommy worked long hours putting the new site together and his team saved the WPOA significant funds through their dedication”, The newly formed Technology Committee consists of Tommy Rivera, Maureen Traxler, Joe Licari, Lauren Grima and chair, RoseAnn Vernice. Over the next month the team and staff of the WPOA will get more training and further improve the site. Please take a look at the site and send any comments to Gerry Kelly at gerry7th@gmail.com or text 302-547-0800.

The WPOA, under the leadership of Director of Membership, Lauren Grima, has also launched a Facebook site “Garden City Western Property Owners Association” for WPOA members.  Please look at the page and spread the word on another new WPOA initiative.

The Technology Committee will be working on a set of regulations to propose to our by laws in 2018. We will review some of the issues at our General Meeting on Tuesday September 19 at 7:30 pm at Homestead School. Please come out and join the WPOA!

Summer Party A Success!

Western Property Owners Association Brings Back Summer Party!

The Western Property Owners Association (WPOA) Officers and Director brought back the Association’s Summer Party tradition to Edgemere Park on Saturday August 26th. The beautiful weather helped attract a number of new members as the WPOA goal of 350 members for 2017 gets closer!

The WPOA wants to thank the Garden City Parks and Recreation for all the help in setting up the park, providing all the games and supplies, and helping with the clean up.  Walk Street, Doc O’Gradys and Culinary Heights  donated delicious buffalo chicken, wings and cookies making the party even more festive. WPOA members John Park and TJ Michon complimented the business efforts with donations of popcorn and delivered water bottles! Garden City Bistro, Sarah’s Nail and WPOA member Liz Kelly donated gift certificate and Met tickets for our raffle which paid for all expenses and turned a profit under the guidance of WPOA Treasurer Arnold Finamore. Trustee Bob Bolebruch , former President of the WPOA, provided a wealth of knowledge on past summer celebrations which helped the new leadership team of the WPOA tremendously.

Vice President RoseAnn Vernice and spouse Nic hosted the 50-50 table and popcorn maker. Thank you to Directors Lauren Grima, Maureen Traxler , the Vernices, Treasurer Arnold Finamore for coordinating the clean up.

At the party, the WPOA provided a preview of Fall meeting dates and at least one new activity: a tour of the Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, October 21 from 1 to 3 pm. Please mark your calendars for our first meeting in September, Tuesday the 19 at 7:30 pm at Homestead School. A nominating committee for Trustee and Board of Education positions in 2018 will be formed.

The WPOA will have a special announcement in the coming week about a productive summer project and other fun events in 2017 and 2018. To join our WPOA team please call or text Gerry Kelly at 302-547-0800 or email at gerry7th@gmail.com

Thank you to all our neighbors for joining us and providing our team with new ideas and suggestions for 2018!

WPOA Meet and Greet a Success

The Western Property Owners Association held their first Meet and Greet for new Officers and Directors on Friday, May 5th at Public House 55 on New Hyde Park Road. Winners of the Met tickets raffles were new WPOA Vice President RoseAnn Vernice, Trustee Bob Bolebruch, and Dan Preziosi.

Tickets were donated by Bob Nesi and new WPOA President Gerry Kelly. New Directors at the Meet and Greet included Lauren Grima, T.J. Michon, and Joan O’Sullivan. Tom Nastasti, Maureen Traxler Terry McCarthy, Joe Licari and Larry Quinn represented the veteran Directors and appointees of WPOA.

Samantha Holub and Nicholas Mixon Awarded Western Property Owners Association Scholarship

On May 31, the Western Property Owners Association (WPOA) Scholarship in Memory of Past Presidents John F. Traxler, Paul J. Muscarella, and Thomas Whalen was awarded to Samantha Holub and Nicholas Mixon at the Senior Awards Ceremony at the Garden City High School.  WPOA President Gerry Kelly announced the awards and congratulated the Class of 2017 on their remarkable achievements especially in community service. “Garden City students show how much they care for others through their participation in St. Anne’s Respite Care, the Miracle Foundation, and countless other outreach events and community organizations”, Kelly said.  Although Garden City High School’s academic and athletic achievements are extraordinary, President Kelly commented,  “It is the kindness and character of the student body that impresses him the most”.  Our two WPOA honorees, Samantha Holub and Nicholas Mixon, represent this character and kindness through their extraordinary efforts helping others.

WPOA Announces New Leadership

The WPOA (Western Property Owners Association) announced a list of new officers and directors for 2017-18 at the April meeting: Gerry Kelly, President, RoseAnn Vernice, Vice President and Arnold Finamore, Treasurer. Directors for the new year will include Gloria Weinrich, Lauren Grima, Maureen Traxler, Nick Vernice, Tom Rivera, Joan O’Sullivan, Joe Licari, Terry McCarthy, TJ Michon, Tom Nastasi, and Rich Vallely. Student Ambassador Samantha Holub will be leaving in June to go off to college, but current Garden City High School junior Mark Michon will be joining the WPOA as senior Student Ambassador.

At the April Meeting, Deputy Superintendent of Village Public Works, Domenick Stanco provided the WPOA with a great overview of the Hurricane Sandy response as well as day-to-day village operations and upcoming spring projects. The WPOA thanked out-going president Maureen Traxler for providing leadership and vision and for managing current challenges to neighbors, especially in regard to traffic issues and the LIRR 3rd Track.

The WPOA also announced a spring schedule of events starting with a Meet and Greet on Friday, May 5th from 7:30 to 10 PM at Public House 55 on New Hyde Park Road. A raffle of Met tickets and an introduction of new officers and directors will highlight the event. On Wednesday May 10th, the WPOA will hold a special meeting at the New Senior Center at 6:30 to share information on the LIRR 3rd Track for all residents followed by a Directors meeting at 7:30 PM. All village residents are welcomed.

Source: The Garden City News