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This Week in RB

For this week’s events please check:

Myrainberrybay.com,

Comcast channel 93,

or the Beacon.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

ELECTRONIC VOTING:

  • The board will be offering the residents a chance to weigh in on a survey being prepared regarding “traffic calmers” including speed bumps.  Only those who have opted in for Electronic Voting (EV) will be able to express their opinion.

  • WE NEED YOU to sign up for electronic voting! Much easier than mailing ballots and less expensive for the community to print and mail info! If you have already responded you are already counted!

  • The form is available at the ‘big red box’ at the clubhouse entrance, on the Beacon website (myrainberrybay.com), has been mailed and is available if you respond to this email.

  • Palm Beach County is entering Phase 2 as of TUESDAY, Sept 8! This has no effect on the pool hours or “resident only” rule.

 

Sep 9 - 7p Master Board Meeting - canceled

Sep 23 - 7p Master Board Meeting

Recordings of all meetings will be made available on the myrainberrybay.com website. They are password protected. The office has the password if you need it.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETINS: (FACILITIES INFO AT BOTTOM)

  • A box is at the entry of the clubhouse (by the Beacon kiosk) to collect your Consent for Electronic Voting* and Directory forms. (more info below)

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

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

  • Please be sure to bring in your garbage pail by 11 pm the days of collection. Don’t put the bins or bulk garbage out before 4 pm the night before collection.

  • Bikers around the lake, please let walkers know if you’re passing. “On your left/right” seems to work if you shout it out upon approach. On Circle, please bike with traffic. If you bring your bike to the pool, please use the bike rack. Thanks.

 

RAINBERRY BAY 2021 DIRECTORY:           Char Lane

  • Thank you to the Rainberry residents who have returned their directory inclusion forms for the next Rainberry Bay Directory.  If you haven't yet done so, please complete and return your form.  Blank forms are available by the box at the entrance to the clubhouse, on the Rainberry website, or in the August-September Beacon.  You'll need to OPT-IN to include your email address in the print and/or electronic directory and OPT-OUT if you don't want your telephone number in the hard copy and/or electronic directory. 

  • Please drop completed forms in the box on top of the Beacon kiosk at the front entrance to the clubhouse, or scan and email them to RainberryBay@FSResidential.com or mail them to the FSR Management office - the address is on the form.  

 

CERT                                                Evan Kushner, RB CERT Co-Incident Commander

  • We will be holding our September monthly meeting on 
    Tuesday, September 8 at 7 pm via Zoom.

  • Everyone is invited to attend our meeting and see how we prepare to respond to emergencies for our community and town if called upon.

  • Please join us and consider becoming a CERT member or volunteering with our members when our community needs us.

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HURRICANE PREPARATION LIST                           Helen Sohne

DON’T THINK THAT IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO YOU! ARE YOU PREPARED? 
SECURE & STORE: 

• Patio furniture
• Potted plants
• BBQ Grills
• Garbage Cans & Recycling Bins
• Lawn & Garden ornament

THIS INCLUDES ALL ITEMS INSIDE SCREENED IN AREAS. REMOVE ANYTHING THAT MAY BECOME A PROJECTILE 

1. MAKE A PLAN

2. BUILD A KIT
3. GET INVOLVED

4. BE INFORMED 

 FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO:   WWW.READYPBC.ORG.
Get involved, help yourself, your family, and your neighbors.

 

HURRICANE EDUCATION COMMITTEE:                             Helen Sohne

  • It’s never too early to prepare. 

  • Preparing early may be helpful as hurricane season edges closer. Remember that in Florida, weather events can cause power outages any time of year, though it’s more likely from June through November. 

  • When you have non-perishable food, water, adequate supplies of prescription meds and over the counter health and household supplies including batteries, you are in a better position to handle any emergency and avoid the last-minute rush. 

  • Now may also be a good time to look into those home upgrades you’re considering such as new windows or hurricane shutters. It is also a good time to shop for battery operated fans, lanterns and a radio. 

GREEN COMMITTEE:

  • You are invited to a Green Committee meeting. 
    When: Sep 9, 2020, 04:00 PM Eastern Time (the US and Canada)
    Register in advance for this meeting:  Click to join

  • After registering, you will receive a personalized confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. While it's best to register in advance, you can also register using the above link at the time of the meeting.

  • Vinnie (330-256-5822) or Marianne (610-333-5500) would love to talk to you at any time. Future meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 4 pm in the CH Conference room when opened.

  • Want some help with plantings for your yard?

    • If you are thinking about replacing or adding landscaping to your property, please consider Florida Natives and Florida Friendly plantings. These plants require, after established, almost no care. They very rarely need water, fertilized, or pruned! Plus, our pollinators love them! The Green Committee has many resources to help you choose what to plant and where to go to purchase. Another bonus is their low cost. Text or call Vinnie (330-256-5822) if you would like to schedule a time for a visit to your yard.

    • "A Guide to Restore the little things that Run the World," a webinar presented by Doug Tallamy  

  • Here is a great way to kick off the fall season. Doug Tallamy's  http://www.bringingnaturehome.net/ perspective is the foundation for Audubon's Plants for Birds program https://www.audubon.org/PLANTSFORBIRDS. His presentation is absolutely mind-blowing and helps us realize that we have the ability to make small changes in our yards with the introduction of native plants, resulting in a positive impact on birds and all pollinators. Audubon Florida is hosting this webinar on September 22 at 6 pm. Go to: info@auduboneverglades.org to register.

 

BEACON CLASSIFIEDS:

  • Since our Clubhouse has been closed, no one has been able to post ads for renting or selling property, home goods, furniture, etc. We have decided to use the Beacon and the website to provide a “Bulletin Board” to post classified ads. The cost to users is minimal. We will post an ad in the Beacon for 1 issue and on the website until the item is sold or withdrawn. If you have something to sell or buy, give us a try. 

  • Send me an email with your ad or put a card in the mail. An up-to-30-word ad will cost $3.00 and a 31-74 word ad will cost $5.00, including sales tax. More than 75 words will become a business card size ad and cost $25 per month. These prices all include sales tax and are used to defray the costs of publication. Between the website and the Beacon, the distribution is over 1,000 people. If you have any questions, please call me at 561-274-0868 (Karen Wells)

 

CLASSES: 

  • NIA CLASSES ARE ON ZOOM.  NEW: We have added a Wednesday class at 10:00 AM. It is a shorter class - 30 minutes. It is perfect for those who walk, swim, bike, play tennis or pickleball in the morning. It is a great addition to any fitness routine. On Tuesdays and Fridays sign in early for a “lesson” at 9:45. Then we move for 45 minutes followed by an optional chat. Nia provides holistic health and conditioning for your body, mind, and spirit, by using the dance arts, the martial arts, and the healing arts.

  • Voluntary donations appreciated.

  • Contact Helen Sohne for more information: 561-376-9789 or Niadelray@gmail.com

 

CURRENT EVENTS:

  • We meet every Friday, at 1 PM, via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome to join in or listen to lively discussions of the important topics of the day.

    • TO SIGN-IN, CLICK ON LINK: (or copy and paste)

    • Click to join

    • Meeting ID: 577 112 3789

  • Please join in at about 12:45 PM so the meeting can start on time. Any sign-in issues contact us at 561-278-4416, or, ctrust371@comcast.net

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP VIA ZOOM:

  • RAINBERY BAY BOOK CLUB- Updated Schedule

*Oct 1- "Growing Up Amish", by Ira Wagler- Presented by Marion Glim.

*Nov 5- "Olive Again", by Elizabeth Strout- Presented by Nancy Effrain

* Dec 3- "Their Eyes Were Watching God", by Zora Neale Hurston-Presented by Irene Wernick

*Jan 7, 2021 "The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion", by Fanny Flagg- Presented by Linda MacNeal

*Feb 4.2021 - "Becoming", by Michelle Obama- Presented by Linda Tabil

*March 4, 2021- "State Of Wonder", by Ann Patchett- Presented by Judy Spivak

*April 1, 2021- "Born A Crime", by Trevor Noah- Presented by Roz Appell

  • All meetings begin at 1 PM. All meetings are via ZOOM until notified otherwise. Sign-in instructions are the same for all meetings. Any questions, please contact Allan & Carrie at 561-573-7053 OR ctrust371@comcast.net 

OWNER RECORDS:

  • The owner records in the office are not current – has there been a change in your household? A partner died?  Did someone inherit 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 effects 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 BAY:

Bowling:                        Marv Wolmer:

  • It appears that we don't have enough to form a league this year. Presently we have 4 teams of 3 people each. That's not a league. People I spoke with are still concerned about Corona 19. I came up with a thought. How about we start bowling after the first of the year? Our snowbirds will be back and hopefully, the Covid will be on its way out.  

  • I will speak to the Manager of Boynton Bowl to see if we can start in Jan. If you have any comments please call me @ 561 243 0791. Hope to see you soon.

 

DELRAY BEACH LIBRARY:

  • I reached out to the DB Library on Atlantic Avenue to confirm that they are closed until September 8th due to a confirmed case of coronavirus. 

  •  “The Delray Beach Public Library is an independent non-profit library that provides public library service to Delray and beyond. You can still access digital materials, reference service, and virtual programs while we are closed.”

  • Don’t forget to complete the Census, if you have not already! Census Takers are in RB reaching out to those who have not yet responded.

VOTER REGISTRATION:

  • For those who want to register to vote, check your registration status, get absentee/mail ballots, learn more about online resources and voting matters, you may want to consider exploring these sites:  https://www.pbcelections.org/

  • To register to vote, check your status, absentee/mail ballots:  VOTE411.org / League of Women Voters (non-partisan voter information & education)

 

VOTING:

  • My name is Francine Rubino I live @ 1255 NW 29 Ave Unit C - my phone number is 954-821-4017. I AM A Rainberry Villa Owner. I want to Volunteer my services from Early Voting through Voting Day, I am offering a ride to the Voting Sites for anyone unable to get there by themselves. I have an SUV that will allow me to take three or 4 people at one time. I will have gloves and masks for those who don’t have these, I will also have hand sanitizer in all door pockets. After each ride drop off or pick-up I will clean and SANITIZE MY CAR FRONT AND BACK. TIMES WILL START AT the OPENING AND CLOSING OF POLLS.

  • ONLY THREE REQUIREMENTS:

#1 IS TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO NOT BE ABLE TO SUE ME FOR ANYTHING REGARDING THE “VIRUS”

#2 IT IS NECESSARY TO CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TIME FOR PICK UP

#3 AGREEMENT THERE WILL BE NO DISCUSSING POLITICS…. ( LOL)

IT IS A VERY SERIOUS ELECTION AND I AM COMMITTED TO HELP THROUGH THESE VERY DIFFICULT TIMES.

 

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