This Week in Rainberry Bay:   

December 3, 2021

Updated event info: (click on Calendar) or the Beacon.

All clubs and committees must contact to schedule any dates.


The board recommends you wear a mask in the clubhouse, tennis center, and theater.

Please call the office, 561-272-6560, during regular business hours. They are there to answer your concerns.

Remember, all calls must now include the area code (including 561).

Board Meetings: Please use the Zoom link and do not show up in the clubhouse.

Dec 8 - 7p Master Meeting

Jan 5 -  7p Homes Meeting


Recordings of all meetings will be made available here on the website. Click on The Videos Link – they are password protected – contact the office for the password.


The board has approved a motion that you can sign up for Electronic Voting (EV) directly into the HOAst system.  The database is provided by Rainberry Bay and notices are sent out from our management office. Watch your email for more information to sign up. The Documents will be mailed to all those currently not in the database and emailed to all those who are in the database.

The Beacon is available at the Theater, Clubhouse, Bocce courts, and the tennis center.

The library is open. Librarians Available: Mon through Friday 1-3p.




Yes, it is time for Board elections at Rainberry Bay! Elections will be held on March 2, 2022, and there are 5 Board openings: 2 Master, 2 Homes, and 1 Villas. More detailed information will be included in a general mailing to everyone in Rainberry, as well as in the Beacon in November.

The Nominating Committee is looking for folks who may be interested in running for the board in March. There will be 2 seats for Master, 2 seats for Homes and 1 seat for Villas.  If interested in either, please email Deb Peters @


Dec 7  - no movie

Dec 21 – “Jungle Cruise”


3D – Sunday at 7, TH

For something a bit different, the 3D Movie of the Week is Tiny Giants, a BBC nature documentary shot in 3D. Sunday at 7 pm. It's very cute, and since it's only 45 minutes, we'll also see some of "Around the World in 3 Dimensions”, a collection of 3D pictures from Atlantic City around 1900 as well as many other places around the world.


The spreadsheet to reserve glasses is here: Rainberry Tennis - Google Sheets


Current Events

The VIRUS can’t stop us!   The Current Events group continues to meet every Thursday morning from 10:30 to noon in the Men’s Cardroom at the Clubhouse. We have a lively, stimulating, and friendly discussion of local, national, and international happenings and events. We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. For questions call Nancy Effrain, (561) 877 -9166, or Jack Effrain, (562) 598-6525.


Returning Snowbirds and new residents, please join us.



The Yiddish Heritage Club of Rainberry Bay will be holding its December meeting and Chanukah celebration on Friday, Dec 10th at ONE PM in the men's cardroom of the clubhouse. Latkes and other refreshments will be served. Please contact Glenn Todd (the phone number is in the Rainberry Directory) to let him know if you will be attending. Hope to see you there.



4th Annual Holiday Art, Craft, and Flea Show

All tables for the Arts/Craft, Flea Market are SOLD OUT.

                   IT WILL BE A GREAT AFTERNOON. 

Don’t forget to visit on Sunday, Dec 12 in the clubhouse auditorium

                     Thank you for your participation.



EZ FITNESS CLASSES - Muscles in Motion

The EZ fitness classes will be in session again M W F from 9:00 to 10:00 AM

For the HEALTH AND SAFETY of all participants, we ask that non-vaccinated people wear a mask throughout the session or abstain from participating.

Questions?  Call Madeleine Bochner  - 561 279 2062





Attention: Flower Making Class has resumed Thursday at 10 am, clubhouse craft room.

Any questions, please call Babs Heller 561 352 1030. Thank you.



Canasta Play every Monday, 2-4 pm in MCR. Learn the game Canasta or refresh your game.


Water aerobics

Wednesdays 12 - at pool 5.  No charge.  Bring your noodle. Dance and exercise to music.  Call Joyce for further info, 276-7594.


NIA CLASSES (low impact dance aerobics)

Happy Holidays from Helen Sohne and Nia Delray. As so many people travel for the holidays and many of our snowbirds return in January- classes will be on Zoom only until after the New Year.

When we move back to the clubhouse, we request that unvaccinated people either mask up or Zoom in.

For more information on how to join us on Tuesday or Friday at 10 am, contact Helen Sohne: 561-386-9789 /



Gentle Yoga with Deb Mayes

Namaste, Deb Mayes

Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am in the MCR - $20.00/month or $10/class

Please bring a mat and any props you wish to use.  Some props are available and will be provided as we develop our practice. 

Mondays 10:30 am in the MCR. Chair Yoga. (no mat needed)



We are creating a New Theatre Experience by and for Rainberry and its residents.

We have begun casting for our musical variety event to take place on

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Auditions and casting will continue through January 31, 2022

We are seeking cast members who can sing all ranges of songs or present unique specialty acts.

New or Experienced. Don't be Shy

We also need musicians who can play on a professional or semi-professional level.

If you want to participate, contact our shows producer, Neill Klein 561-271-2219

If you know of any potential entertainers, please forward me their information.



Card-Making Workshop

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 10:15, clubhouse craft room. All supplies provided. Great fun. Interesting techniques. No experience necessary. There's a $4 fee for supplies. Lots of fun for everyone. Any questions please email Madeline Hincken at



Book Discussion Group


All book discussions will take place in the clubhouse @ 1:30p. 

*January 6 - "The Book Women of Troublesome Creek,", Presented by Nancy Effrain.

*Copies of all books are available at the RAINBERRY LIBRARY, as well as the Hagan Ranch Rd Library.

*We're busy seeking volunteers for the Feb -April period. We're looking forward to welcoming everyone back to what promises to be a stimulating and fun period. All Residents are very welcome. 


21st Century Club

Winter Season Show Schedule

(Please note some switches and additions to our blockbuster Winter Show Season) 


Tickets on sale in the theater every Monday and Thursday from 4PM to 5PM


Friday Dec.10th. The Flyers - (please note this is a date change for this group!) We've decided to kick our Winter Season off with a classic Rock and Roll group many of you know and love. What better way to start us off?! 


Friday Dec. 17th. Blues Brothers Soul Band with Tina Turner Tribute   Dance to the Classics.  Fun, Fun, Fun!


Friday Jan. 14th. Gypsy Lane Band- Premier Party Band - Make sure you wear your dancing shoes for this group!


Saturday Jan. 29th. WildFire Band - Classic, progressive, Southern Rock, Blues and Jazz back on popular demand!


Saturday Feb. 12th. Peace of Woodstock - From Joplin to The Who to Santana, Richie Havens Sly and the Family Stone


Saturday Feb. 19th. Johnny T - Man of a Thousand Voices Brought to you in conjunction with the Men's Club.  Sinatra, Dean Martin, Motown tributes and many more!


Saturday Feb. 26th.  Caribbean Chillers - Free Margheritas!!!  Florida's favorite Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band


Saturday March 12th. The Renditions - A Sensational 50's and 60's Doo Wop Group


Saturday March 26th. Ticket to the Moon - A Fabulous Electric Light Orchestra Tribute


New Addition!!! Sunday April 3rd. The Jersey Tenors We are so excited to be bringing you this dynamic group!  They are America's newest Rock/Opera sensation featuring songs from Frankie Valle and the 4 Seasons, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, Abba, Elton John, Josh Groban, Journey, Frank Sinatra and Figaro


Saturday April 30th. Never Stop Believin’ -Journey Tribute Band will be our final show of the season.  Come join us and listen to the great sounds of this band playing your favorite Journey music!


Be sure to reserve your seats early.  Book a table! 
If you are not on our email list and would like updates regarding all of our shows, send your email address to


Any questions regarding tickets call Susan Dresner @ 917 882 0973

Start time for all shows: 8PM.  All shows are Cabaret Style, we supply water and ice and you supply your goodies. Dress Code Casual Nice. Shorts are fine. 



Mark your calendars for these upcoming Green Committee activities:

12/10/21: Information table at Arts and Crafts Show/Flea Market, blue and red reflectors available for sale


1/26/22: Environmental Speaker, Janine Griffiths from GreenThumbInc, will present on the benefits of natives and how to transform your yard to a healthy habitat 


1/29/22: Hazardous Waste Collection, 10-12, at Theater


CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is a non-profit training program in disaster preparedness offered by Delray Beach Fire Rescue.  The eight-session program instructs individuals on rescue procedures and other valuable skills.  CERT graduates have the knowledge and ability to support themselves, their families and communities,
Classes, materials and equipment are free of charge.

Delray Beach Fire Rescue is pleased to announce the next session of CERT courses will be starting on Tuesday January 18, 2022
Anyone interested in taking the classes please register as class size will be limited.  
You can request to attend the course by emailing Lillian Gallego directly at: directly or emailing your Rainberry Bay CERT Team at:   We will be happy to forward your request to Lillian.

DBFR Open House will be held on Saturday January 8, 2022 at Station 111 located at 501 West Atlantic Avenue from the hours of 10am - 2pm.  Bring the family out to learn about the life-saving work of your local Fire Department.  The City of Delray Beach Fire Department wants to showcase their skills and inform the public about the services they provide to the community.  Demonstrations by the Special Ops team of repelling, extractions and more!  The little ones can learn to spray the fire house, clamber about on the trucks and watch as the ladder truck struts its stuff.

TENNIS, BOCCE & POOLS will follow the updated CDC guidelines.


All Pools are now open.  Pools #1-4 are open dawn until dusk. 

Pool #5 is open from dawn until 10pm and is currently ADULTS ONLY.

Please maintain social distancing and the other guidance from the CDC.

“You are responsible for minimizing the risk of Coronavirus infection. If you see behavior that you consider a violation of these requirements, please call security at 561-276-3183."


The Tennis Club welcomes new resident tennis players or players getting back in the game and hopes that you will consider joining the Tennis Club.

Any tennis player who wishes to be included in the YourCourts announcements and court assignment emails should give their email address to either Pat Peppard or Sports Director, Phil Flanagan.  You do not need to be a Tennis Club member to receive YourCourts emails.  If you are unfamiliar with YourCourts, it is a means to communicate information.  Examples include the court you are assigned for play along with the names of the players on your court, play interruptions due to bad weather, and notices related to activities.


From the Tennis Director:

Just a few notes regarding clinics and teams. The Tennis Clinic will be held every other Thursday, 9:00 am-10:00 am, beginning Thursday, December 2, 2021. 

The Pickleball Clinic will be held every other Tuesday, 9:00 am-10:00 am, beginning Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

The clinics are free to Rainberry Bay residents only. Guests are not permitted.

The 2022 league season is shaping up nicely. Rainberry Bay will field three women's teams, one in Division 1, one in Division 5, and one in Division 7. The men will have one team in Division 5, and one team in Division 9. If you have not responded as to your availability for team play, please reach out to me at

Thank you,

Phil Flanagan



Pickleball Round Robin - This Sunday at 3:30 PM December 5th.


Please arrive 15 minutes before.   Please sign up at the courts.


Pickleball Beginner's Lessons will be offered starting from January 4th to 27th 2022

On Tuesdays 4-5:30 PM and Thursday 8-9:30 AM.


Please contact Rosa Torres-Tumszos 732-687-3965.


PLAY PING PONG (Table Tennis Club)


Join us to play Ping Pong, the game you loved as a kid. Remember the satisfying “ping” as you hit the ball with your paddle? Or the feeling of returning a shot that you weren’t sure you could make? Yes, the club is called “Table Tennis” the name of the Olympic sport. But it’s really the same game you grew up loving. 

Other reasons to play: Great for stamina, agility, eye-hand coordination, brain training - all while having a blast. We have extra paddles and balls for you to borrow. Remember to bring a drink and wear shoes you can move in that are not too “grippy."


We play on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 - 2 PM and Fridays from 10 AM -  12 PM. 

**Please note that we sometimes break earlier depending on attendance so coming earlier is best.


For more information call Helen Sohne: 561-376-9789






Al Katronetsky President, Jack Fishbone Co-President.  C/617-803-5772 


Contact Joyce Poses for more information.




Nov 28, 6p – Annual Chanukah festival, Old School Square

Nov 30, 6-9p - 100 Ft Christmas Tree Lighting & holiday festivities. Old School Square.


The Southern Handcraft Society, Boca Chapter

Patch Reef Park, 2000 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431


Saturday, December 4, 2021, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Please be aware of what you are putting in your recycling containers. Palm Beach County is very fortunate to have the cleanest and greenest power plant in North America. 95% of household residential trash is burned to generate electricity, there is enough clean renewable energy to provide electricity to 44,000 households every year. While other waste disposal companies are getting plastic returned, SWA is selling plastics and mixed papers to companies all over the world. As markets adjust, SWA is in a stronger position than many others because of their dual-steam (two-bin) recycling program producing cleaner recyclables.

Tips for easier recycling:

     *You do not need to rinse containers; they just need to be empty

     *Plastic lids stay on plastic bottles so that the loose lids don't get lost in the process. However, metal lids come off glass jars and bottles to help when materials are sorted at the recycling center.

     *Do not put any recyclables in plastic bags for blue or yellow containers, it will be put into trash, not recycled

All cardboard boxes need to be broken down (Styrofoam removed) and placed in a 3 x 3 bundle.


“Community Information”

Pool gates MUST remain closed per the board of health. Do not prop them open. The law requires closed gates to keep children out:

“Every swimming pool in Florida is required to have a barrier surrounding it that is at least 48 inches high. This barrier can't have any openings or gaps through which a child could climb or crawl, and must completely enclose the entire pool”

Children who are not toilet trained are NOT PERMITTED in any of the pools.

If you are using the fitness room, you MUST wipe down each machine when you finish with that machine.  Please, no food in that room.  

Please do not use the pool/spa unaccompanied.

Make sure the office has your emergency contacts!

Dog walkers: violations, and ultimately, fines will be issued for leashes that are over 6’ or retractable.

Need to put in a work order?  Call the office during regular office hours. They will let you know if it is the homeowner’s responsibility or the HOAs. (561-272-6560)

If riding a bike on the lake path, please notify anyone walking/ with a dog that you are behind them. Please remember the speed limit on our roads is 25 mph.

The Beacon is available on the website: and can be picked up by the Clubhouse and Theater entrances.


The owner records in the office are not up to date – has there been a change in your household? A partner has died?  Has someone inherited the property? A new occupant/partner is in the home?  It is up to YOU to make sure the office has the correct information. This affects mailings, votes, etc.  Please email rainberrybay@fsresidential OR call the office to make any corrections needed. They will advise you if you need to bring or fill out the appropriate paperwork.


Electronic Voting

As many of you already know, the ability to vote electronically on things such as Rainberry Board elections, and Document Updates is an easy and efficient process.  The community has partnered with a company called HOAST and signing up is quick and easy.  Just contact the office to email you a form for sign up and you will be all set for the next opportunity to vote electronically which will be for the Master Documents in late November or beginning of December.  

While we encourage residents to take advantage of this service, we understand that "computer stuff" isn't for everyone.  For those who don't choose to participate in voting electronically, there will be mailed ballots as well.  During the voting period for the Master Documents there will also be special events with ballots available.

No matter how you chose to participate, make your voice heard and VOTE!