WGIPOA Meeting 1/20/2018

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas and especially a Happy New Year!  The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will begin its 19th year as an organization in March and we continue to promote issues of interest to property owner associations and their members, particularly preserving and protecting the gulf and bay shorelines and the quality of life as the West End continues to develop and we thank you for your continued support.

MINUTES:  The minutes of the last meeting, October 28, 2017, as well as the special Board meeting on December 16, 2017, are on our website.

MEETING:  The next meeting will be on January 20, 2018, at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road , starting at 8:30 AM with breakfast burritos and the meeting starting at 9:00 AM.

PROGRAM:  To begin our 2018 year, for the fourth year in a row, we are pleased to have the Mayor of Galveston, the Honorable James Yarbrough, address the WGIPOA on the State of Galveston.  We have seen so much progress in Galveston since he has been Mayor and we will hear and learn of accomplishments and what is planned for the future.  An agenda will be forthcoming.

NOTE:  The Management of the Galveston Country Club has established new parking procedures for meetings on Saturday morning.  The main front parking lot will be reserved exclusively for golfers and all other parking will be on the side next to the pool, in back next to the bay, and behind the club house where the entrance is the back door.  There will be parking attendants to direct you.  If it is raining, the golfers parking lot will be available.

Upcoming Events:

Ongoing:  Join the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) and automatically become a member of the Texas Chapter.  See www.asbpa.org and www.texasasbpa.org for details.

Feb. 7-9, 2018:  FSBPA Technical Conference at the Edgewater Beach Resort, in Panama City Beach, FL. Details at www.FSBPA.com

Feb. 21-22, 2018: Restore America’s Estuaries: Second annual National Living Shorelines Technology Transfer Workshop, Oakland, CA, Details at www.estuaries.org.

March 20-22, 2018: ASBPA’s Coastal Summit, ASAE Conference Center, 1575 I Street NW, Washington, DC. Details at www.asbpa.org

April 17-19, 2018: CSBPA Conference, “Coastal Conditions: Strategies for Present and Future. Bodega Marine Laboratory, Bodega Bay.” Information at www.csbpa.org.

July 30-Aug. 3, 2018: International Conference on Coastal Engineering (ICCE 2018), Baltimore, MD. Details at www.icce2018.com/

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2018: ASBPA’s National Coastal Conference, Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, Texas. See www.asbpa.org

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Saturday January 20, 2018, at the Galveston Country Club, starting at 8:30 AM for breakfast burritos and the meeting to follow at 9:00 AM.

Jerry Mohn