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CHOWAN BEACH
RECREATION ASSOCIATION, INC.
CHOWAN BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA
http://www.chowanbeach.com


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PAST NEWS:

August 2015 -

Boat Ramp Repaired!!
Thomas Nixon and his Crew
performed some concrete magic:

Picture of
                                                    Repaired Boat Ramp -
                                                    20150826

Newly poured Concrete replaced broken, failing ramp.

Picture of
                                                        repaired end of
                                                        drainage culvert
                                                        - 20150826
Bottom end of the drainage culvert also repaired
Part of the repairs also included repairing
and aligning the side retaining walls
that keep the ramp safe from wave action.

Thank you to Thomas Nixon and Crew for this excellent work! 
Also "Thank You" to our President - Brenda Burden for
her tireless efforts to get this job done!!


Past Recent News:
Pictures from our last Annual Meeting & Picnic:
May 23rd, 2015
At the RECREATION ASSOCIATION Park:

Here are some pictures of friends and family
from the 2015 annual membership picnic:

Annual Membership Drive
                                &Cookout Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout
Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at theAnnual
                                Cookout
Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout
Friends & Family at theAnnual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at theAnnual
                                Cookout
Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout
Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at the
                                AnnualCookout
Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout
Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout
Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout Friends & Family at the Annual
                                Cookout


Pictures from a previous Annual Meeting:
May 24th, 2014


Here are some pictures of friends and family
from the annual membership picnic:

Annual
                                                    Membership Drive
                                                    & Cookout
                                                    banner Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout
Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout
Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout
Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout
Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout Friends &
                                                    Family at the Annual
                                                    Cookout

Here are some pictures so you can see some of
where last years dues and donations
were spent:

The final repair was completed by our contractor
using materials purchased by President Brenda Burden.
Here are before and after pictures:

End of the Pier
                                                    (as viewed from the
                                                    side) - mostly
                                                    intact
End of the Pier (as viewed from the side) - mostly intact
End of the Pier
                                                    (as viewed from the
                                                    side) - repaired
End of the Pier (as viewed from the side) - repaired

Here are some other pictures so you can see

where some of your dues and donations were spent:


New
                                            Swim Platform 2012 at Chowan
                                            Beach
Picture of the new swim platform that had to be
COMPLETELY rebuilt


Drainange repair and
                                            new pier land-end 2013
Picture of completed drainage repairs that
include a boulder sized rip-rap drain field and
  a completely re-built approach deck to the pier. 
- Approach pier plank boards
  added this spring(2013).

Big &
                                                    little pier decking
                                                    repaired in 2013
Big & little pier decking repaired
Little pier
                                                    decking replaced
                                                    2013
Little pier decking replaced
Little pier (adjacent to
the boat ramp) decking was replaced. 
The new stone storm drain field
beneath the large pier end is visible.
It will to prevent erosion under the boat ramp.
The land end of the large pier was completely rebuilt.


Existing picnic
                                                    tables painted to
                                                    extend life
Existing picnic tables painted to extend life
New picnic
                                                    table assembled by
                                                    volunteer BOD labor
New picnic table assembled by volunteer BOD labor
Picnic Tables Painted And Replaced

NOTE:
All repairs with the exception of rebuilding of the
fishing platform at the end of the pier were
completed by volunteer labor!!!




End of 2013 Repairs (We Hope & Pray)
We mourn the loss of Board Member

Kathryn Monet
Who left us too soon and who served Chowan Beach with love and distinction.


 September 10th 2011
Damage From Hurricane Irene
Pictures of the Pier at the CRBA Park:
Start of pier as viewed from the
                boat ramp
Start of pier as viewed from the boat ramp
Start of Pier (second view) as
                viewed from the ramp
Start of Pier (2nd view) as viewed from the ramp
First missing section (about 40
                feet)
First missing section of pier (about 40 feet)
Middle section of pier mostly
                intact
Middle section of pier mostly intact
End of Pier mostly intact
End of Pier mostly intact
 End of the pier (as viewed
                from the side) - mostly intact
End of pier (viewed from the side) mostly intact
Middle of pier towards the end (as
                viewed from the side) - pilings intact
Middle of pier towards the end  (as viewed from the side) - pilings intact
Start of the pier (as viewed from
                the side)- showing missing 40 feet
Start of the pier (as viewed from the side) - showing missing 40 feet
Folks, this was Catastrophic Damage and will need extensive repairs.  Stayed tuned for how you can help raise the money that will be needed to rebuild this pier.

August 21, 2011

First Edition of the Chowan Beach Breeze Newsletter:
Click Here To Read The August 2011 Edition


August 13, 2011:
Yard Sale was held
to benefit the
Children's Park Playground Replacement Fund
A goodly sum was raised but more donations are needed!


May 29th 2011:
The Annual Membership Meeting & Cookout was held May 28th, 2011 at the Park.
May 28th 2010:
Annual Membership Held
May 29th @ 11 AM at the Park Pavillion
Gate Key Pickups!
Board Reports!
Board of Directors Election!
followed by
The Annual Cookout with
"All the usual Fixin's"

  Other Past News:
July 22nd 2009:
Community Watch Organizational Meeting To Be Held
July 30th @ 6 PM (changed from 5 PM) at the Park Pavillion
Attending will be Committee Chairman Ron Decker and Sheriff's Deputy MacArthur as well as volunteer members of the newly forming Committee.  All residents are welcome to attend.  More Watch Volunteers are needed!

Boat Ramp Extended 12 FEET!
The boat ramp has been extended by the addition of three 12 foot by 4 foot concrete sections that were precast and then lowered and washed into place.  The intent is to address the problem encountered by many members when launching or recovering boats whereby their trailer's wheels would run off the end of the ramp making it VERY difficult to pull the trailer or trailer/boat back out of the water!  Note: Now there is a VERY sharp (10 feet) drop-off after the new "end of ramp"!

Second Annual CBRA July 4th Victuals and Fiddles (Food & Tunes) enjoyed by residents!
Although less folks turned out than last year (perhaps because it fell ON the 4th this year), the pulled pork by Kevin was excellent and musical requests were hopefully enjoyed by all.

Community Watch Program Launched!
Initiated by the Board of Directors and concerned residents with sponsorship by the Chowan County Sheriff's Department (special thanks to Deputy McArthur), the Chowan Beach Community Watch Program was launched in June 2009 with the planting of three Neighborhood Watch signs seen below:

Community Watch Sign on
                                    Roanoke Trail Community Watch Sign on Chowan
                                    Trail coming from Arrowhead Beach Community Watch Sign at Park
(Coming soon - a new Community Watch Page)

Dock Repaired!
dock repaired

Minutes and Treasurer's Reports:
(Coming soon - a new Minutes and Treasurer's Report Page)

Click Here: May 2015 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
to view the minutes in PDF format.

Click Here: July 3rd, 2009 Special  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
to view the minutes in PDF format.

Click Here: June 29th, 2009 Updated Treasurer's Report
to view the report in PDF format.


Click Here: May 2009 Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
to view the minutes in PDF format.

Click Here: May 2009 Annual Membership Treasurer's Report
to view the report in PDF format.


Past News:
Click Here: April 2009 Board of Director Meeting Minutes
to view the minutes in PDF format.



Past Headlines:

The Pasquenoke Trail Finally Paved!

Pasquenoke Trail Is Paved


The Fourth of July Weekend Picnic "A Success"

Pictures of the event:
Picture 1 of participants at the July 5th, 2008
                    Social

Picture
                    2 of participants at the July 5th, 2008 Social

Picture
                    3 of participants at the July 5th, 2008 Social


The Fourth of July Weekend Potluck with Music (actually held
Saturday, July 5th) at "The Park"
was enjoyed by many according to comments made by those who attended.

The "Association" provided fresh grilled hotdogs with chilli and hamburgers along with soft drinks and members donated some mighty tasty side dishes as well.

There were two Fifty-Fifty raffle
winners each winning $ 25.00 and one of the winners donated her winnings back to the Association!  I apologize that her name escapes me but I will gladly edit this page to credit her if someone will kindly email me her name.

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Hope the music had a little bit for everyone and that:

"A Splendid  Time Was Had By All!"

Click Here: 2008 Annual Meeting Minutes
to view the minutes in PDF format.

Please check out the proposed amendment to the ByLaws:
 
Proposed Addition to the BYLAWS(2008)

Check out the:

Yard of the Month Page  

Past News:
JUST LIKE NEW!

Following the recent Board of Directors meeting, some of the Board Members volunteered to spruce up the main entrance gate to Chowan Beach.  After a good power washing, the gate was painted with fresh white paint.  Topsoil was hand mixed into the existing ground in front of the gate pillars and new shrubs and accent plants were planted and then mulched to give our entrance a fresh new look.

Barbara Sprucing Up Gate:

Barbara
            Sprucing Up Gate

Left and Right Gates with New Paint, Shrubs, Plants, and Mulch:

Left Gate     Right Gate

GREAT JOB VOLUNTEERS!



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