Yoga Practice

This Week in Rainberry Bay

The week begins:

August 20, 2021

For this week’s events, please check: Myrainberrybay.com (CALENDAR)

or the Beacon.

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  • In recognition of the threat posed by the Delta COVID variant, the Master Board of Rainberry Bay strongly urges our residents to wear masks when in the Clubhouse or Theater.

  • Did anyone borrow one of the Mah Jongg sets that were in the cabinet in the women's cardroom?  That set belonged to my wife, Sara Todd, and if anyone borrowed it she would like for it to be returned. You can contact Glenn Todd at 561 573-4729.

  • The office doors may be closed but the staff is inside.  Please call the office, 561-272-6560, during regular business hours.
     

  • The Roads Special Assessment payment was due August 1st with late fees if not processed by the 30th. You may make one complete payment, or quarterly payments over three years.

    • If you use ClickPay on the FSR website, there is an option to pay the Special Assessment. This is an easy way to make payments, there is no charge for this if you put in your banking information. If you use a charge/debit card there is a charge. Any? call the office or reply to this email.
       

  • Board Meetings:

    • Zoom info to follow. 

    • Please use the Zoom link and do not show up in the Clubhouse.

    • Sep 1 - 7p Homes Meeting

    • Sep 8 - 7p Master Meeting

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

  • 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.
     

  • The Beacon is ready to be picked up at the Theater, Clubhouse, and tennis center.
     

  • The library is open. Librarians Available: Mon, Weds, Fri 1-3p
     

  • The clubhouse is open. Please be sure to take note of the signs that will be posted at the entrance regarding CDC guidelines for your safety. 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.
       

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

  • PASSING THE MASTER DOCUMENTS

    • We will be putting the master documents to a vote again in a couple of months. We are committed to making sure that everyone has an opportunity to have any questions or concerns addressed before they vote.   We want to make sure all our residents are aware of the important protections that these documents contain.  Before you are asked to vote, there will be multiple email and Beacon articles about some of the most important topics, you will be provided email copies of the existing, as well as proposed documents, for review.  Volunteers who are familiar with the changes will make themselves available to answer questions and assist you with methods of voting.    
       

  • 21st Century Club & The Men’s Club present:

    • Tickets for our shows will be sold on Thursdays and Mondays in the Theater from 4PM to 5PM. 

    • Saturday August 28th. at 8PM, tickets cost $15

    • Lou Villano's Tribute Show to Paul Anka Join us for an evening of music and dancing to the beautiful songbook of Paul Anka 

    • Saturday September 25th. at 8PM, ticket cost $20

    • Latraia Savage's Tribute Show to Whitney Houston/Donna Summer "I Will Always Love You", "Hot Stuff" "Last Dance" This will be a FUN night!

    • If you have any questions regarding tickets call Sue Dresner @ 917 882-0973
       

  • THEATER / MOVIES @ 7pm

    • Sep 7 – no movie

    • Sep 14 – Queen Bees

    • 3D – Sunday at 7, TH

    •  Justice League in 3D. 

    • Superman is DEAD! Really! How will the world carry on? Not well it turns out. This is the originally released Joss Whedon movie and it has been redone (on HBO MAX which RB residents have) as the Zack Snyder version - longer and a bit darker. Zack was the original producer, but Joss stepped in when Zack had to leave due to his daughter's death. Anyway, it's fun, it's in 3D, it has Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman (oops, I guess he isn't dead), Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller plays a somewhat neurotic Flash, and a few more heroes, and Alfred of course.

      • Rainberry Tennis - Google Sheets for sign-up

      • If you have 3D glasses but they don't take batteries or are rechargeable, they won't work.

 

  • CLUBHOUSE INFO: mask mandate in place. Please check with the appropriate group.

    • All clubs & committees must schedule their dates by checking myrainberrybay.com and then getting approval of the community calendar by emailing: rbcalendar@yahoo.com prior to any advertising.

  • It’s Hurricane Season – watch for any storms heading our way – remove any potential projectiles from your yards. Winds are expected to be above 34 mph.

    • If a storm hits us the clubhouse will be designated a place for the CERT volunteers to triage any injured residents. The clubhouse will not be open to other residents.  Should we have a prolonged power outage then a place will be designated for phones to be charged, etc.
       

  • CERT – Community Emergency Response Team

    • Please consider joining CERT – The Delray Beach FD is working on a new course beginning in August.  If interested, please email rainberrybaycert@gmail.com for information or an application. This is a way to help yourself and your neighbors should there be any emergency.  The course is informative and is sponsored by the Delray Beach Fire Rescue Team.

    • Hurricane season is just beginning and is predicted to be very busy! Let’s keep each other safe.

 

  • YIDDISH HERITAGE CLUB

    • Watch for info on a possible meeting to be on Sept 10.  We hope to be in the clubhouse and we will also be using zoom.  Please stay safe.
       

  • HURRICANE EDUCATION:

    • You are invited to join us for a Zoom presentation on how to prepare for hurricanes, followed by Q & A. It will take place on Thursday August 26, 2021 at 12:00 P

      • This is a refresher for all residents and particularly helpful for new residents.

      • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83865852054?pwd=UWpPc08wNlg3aXpVTExZRUpnUFpQdz09
        Meeting ID: 838 6585 2054, Passcode: 307164
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      • Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC),  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago),  +1 646 558 8656 US (New York),  +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston),   +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

      • Meeting ID: 838 6585 2054, Passcode: 307164; Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kekORco2m. Call Helen Sohne at 561-376-9789 for more information 

  • CLASSES:

    • Book Club: 

      • October 7- "The Midnight Library", by Matt Haig- Presented by Linda MacNeal. Linda's own review of her book: "Between life and death there is The Midnight Library. 

        • The main character, Nora, must search within herself as she travels through this Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place. Each book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived; to see how things would be if you had made other choices.  Would you have done anything different if you had the chance to undo your regrets?” What if YOU had the chance to go to this library, would any alternative truly be better?"

      • November 4- "American Dirt", Presented by Joyce Vogel

      • December 2- "The Four Winds", by Kristin Hannah- Presented by Carrie & Allan Trust 

      • All meetings will be on the first Thursday of the month, at 1:30 PM, in the Clubhouse (Men's Card Room) - like it used to be. If you're interested in presenting a book, or want to suggest a book you'd like to have presented, please contact me. We only have one firm commitment for the Jan-April period so opportunities for our members. We're looking forward to re-connecting with everyone & having an interesting, & stimulating season. Allan & Carrie Trust- 561-278-4416-  561-573-7053

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

      • Water aerobics: Wednesdays 11:30 (time change) at pool 1 to hopefully avoid the thunderstorms. No charge.  Bring your noodle. Dance and exercise to music.  Call Joyce for further info, 276-7594.

    • NIA CLASSES

      • We are back on Zoom only for now. With many people away for the summer and the current need for masks once again, I have had to make the tough decision to put in-person classes on hold.  We continue to dance with classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 AM on Zoom. Come in out of the heat, move your body, stimulate your mind and feed your spirit with Nia. All fitness levels welcome! For more information call or email Helen Sohne: 561-376-9789 / niadelray@gmail.com

    • EZ FITNESS CLASSES - Muscles in Motion is canceled until the mask mandate is removed. 

    • Gentle Yoga with Deb Mayes (mayesda1@gmail.com), 

      • 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. 

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

    • Card-Making Workshop

      • Wear your mask! 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 mhincken@gmail.com

    • BEADING

      • Mondays, 7p clubhouse craft room. Bring your projects and socialize with us. There is no charge, unless we have an optional special project. We have fun!  Contact Joyce Poses for more information. 

    • Table Tennis

      • Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00-2:00 PM and on Fridays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

      • Bring a drink, wear cool, comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes or sneakers that are preferably not too “grippy.”  Beginners are welcome to learn, play or watch. 

    • Chess

      • Tuesdays at 1 pm in the Arts / Crafts RM @ the CH, call – text – or email   Al Katronetsky President, Jack Fishbone Co-President.  C/617-803-5772, jackfishbone1@yahoo.com 
         

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

    • POOL RULES

      • 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. Please maintain social distancing and sanitize your chair before and after use using the provided sanitizing wipes. Use masks when possible. If you see behavior that you consider a violation of these requirements, please call security at 561-276-3183."

    • TENNIS PLAY:

      • Sign up for the morning or evening play; afternoon play is open (unless the sprinklers are running). There are no specific hours.

    • PICKLEBALL HOURS:  Sign up at Pickleball Park.
       

  • RULES COMPLIANCE

    • The Rules Compliance Committee is working closely with Security and the Board of Directors to ensure that Rainberry Bay is a safe and pleasant place to live.  Enforcing our Rules and Regulations requires the cooperation of our residents as well. It is the responsibility of each resident to become familiar with our rules and to explain them to family members, guests, and renters, as may be applicable. 

    • We receive many complaints of residents not following the rules. Frequently, however, there is not enough information for us to address the situation.  For us to do our jobs properly, these complaints need to be timely and specific. They also need to be in writing. It’s important for you to provide date and time of an occurrence as well as an address or location. It is also helpful if you can take a picture and send it as documentation. 

    • Once the information is received, a letter will be sent out to the resident in violation. They will be given a certain number of days to correct. If corrected by the resident, no further action will be taken. If there is no response from resident and/or no correction taken, further action may be taken and a fine assessed by the board.

    • Please send your issues to me at jillfrainberry@gmail.com, where I can look into and have the issue addressed.  Jill Forshey

  • GREEN COMMITTEE:

    • Tennis Center Garden was planted this week. Please enjoy watching this habitat grow. Once established, these plants require less water, no chemical spraying, hardly any fertilizing, and infrequent trimming. 

    • The 9th St. cul de sac, planted on April 22, is healthy and looking beautiful. The groundcover is very happy in that sunny spot.  The seaside morning glory has many blooms, especially in the morning. We even saw some native bees on the bee balm and many butterflies!  Please have a look and let the GC hear from you.

    • Lake Delrain natives planted this winter are mature and inviting wildlife. 

    • Please consider using native plants, when you are changing your landscape. These plants are needed for a sustainable future. It is best to purchase natives from an authentic native plant grower and not the big box nurseries or even our local nursery businesses. There are many real Florida growers within a 20-30 minute drive. Our committee has used Sustainscape, Meadow Beauty Nursery, and Indian Trails Nursery. Appointments are needed to visit. Two great websites with plant id are Meadow Beauty Nursery and the Institute of Regional Conservation. Any changes to your landscaping requires that you fill out an ACC (Architectural Control) application.

  • CURRENT EVENTS

    • Current Events now meets in-person - Clubhouse - Thursdays at 10:30 am - 12 noon. After the meeting attendees will be invited to gather for a group luncheon at a local restaurant. For further information contact Nancy or Jack Effrain at (562) 508-6525 or (561) 877- 9166. 

  • Bowling League – Marv Wolmer 

    • We will start on Sept.30th @ 3 PM. Cost for 3 games will be $10.00. Since there was not bowling most of last year we will start men with 125 average and women with a 100 average. After 3 weeks (9 games) you will have an average posted on week 4. If you have any questions please email Marv at mcwolmer@aol.com.

  • “Unofficial Events”

    • Stickball - Join us every Tuesday at 4:00 PM at “the Wall” in the middle of the Tennis Center

    • Dominoes- Men’s card room Fridays at 7pm. everyone is welcome.  Call Rose Weisman for more info: 561-274-6645

  • 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.

  • 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 the roads is 25 mph.

  • The Beacon is available on the website: myrainberrybay.com 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.
     

  • OUTSIDE RAINBERRY

    • The Cason United Methodist Church on the corner of Lake Ida & Swinton is having a shredding event on Saturday, August 21, 22021 from 9 AM to noon. 

    • Medicare or the IRS WILL NEVER CALL YOU – if you get any calls please do not give any information over the phone. 

    • 3rd Weekend of the Month at the Big Apple Flea Market

    • Pop-up shops and food trucks.

    •  Lake Worth Drainage District (LWDD)

  • As storms pass by our area, residents within LWDD's service area should expect heavy rainfall with street flooding as these low-lying areas act as secondary detention areas. Due to the unpredictability of tropical storms, residents are advised to closely monitor local news for any changes in the storm's direction.

  • Check storm drains and swale areas and clear any debris that may slow or block the flow of water away from homes. With heavy rainfall, expect roadways and low-lying areas to flood as these areas act as secondary detention areas. Do not drive or walk-through flooded streets. Monitor local news for updates.