RBCA September Monthly Meeting

Thursday September 10, 2020
6:30 PM
First Congregational Church Backyard
320 Beach 94th Street
Meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 PM.  All who attend will need to bring their own chair. We will social distance and all attendees are asked to wear a mask.  Thank you for your cooperation with these measures, and we look forward to seeing you.

Enter the meeting space through the parking lot entrance on Beach 94th Street. If you will be driving, you are welcome to park in the lot.

In the event of inclement weather, we will email a notice no later than 5:00 PM Thursday with a meeting invite for Zoom.

RBCA August Monthly Meeting

RBCA August Monthly Meeting
Thursday August 6, 2020
7:00 PM
First Congregational Church Backyard
320 Beach 94nd Street
For this month’s meeting we will be gathering in the open space behind First Congregational Church. While we love our boardwalk, there are challenges with holding our meeting at the Performance Plaza due to all the surrounding sounds. This outdoor space will hopefully allow for fewer sound and other distractions. Enter the space through the parking lot entrance on Beach 94th Street. If you will be driving, you are welcome to park in the lot.
Meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  All who attend will need to bring their own chair. We will social distance and all attendees are asked to wear a mask.  Thank you for your cooperation with these measures, and we look forward to seeing you.

In the event of inclement weather, we will email a notice by 5:00 PM Thursday with a meeting invite for Zoom.

RBCA July Monthly Meeting Agenda

RBCA July Monthly Meeting
Thursday July 9, 2020
7:00 PM
Performance Plaza
Beach 94th Street and Shorefront Parkway
1) Welcome
2) Treasurer’s Report
3) Updates from elected officials and representatives from NYPD 100th Precinct
4) Alex Zablocki, Executive Director, Jamaica Bay Rockaway Parks Conservancy / Support Our Shoreline & other initiatives
5) Guest Speaker: Dan Falt, New York District, Project Manager, US Army Corps of Engineers
6) Old/New Business
Meeting will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.  We welcome guests to bring their own chair, or to be seated 6′ apart in a socially-distanced manner on the steps of the plaza.  All attendees are asked to wear a mask.  Thank you for your cooperation with these measures, and we look forward to seeing you.In the event of inclement weather, we will email a notice by 5:00 PM Thursday with a meeting invite for Zoom.

A Note from the Board to our RBCA Community

Dear RBCA members and friends:

The killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor; the recent incidents and history of police violence, and the chronic targeting of black individuals and communities through systemic racism have brought grief and anger nationwide.  Rockaway Beach Civic Association denounces racism and oppression in all forms.  We understand acutely that these forces impact the lives and safety of our neighbors of color here on the Rockaway Peninsula, throughout New York City, and in cities and towns around the country.  To individuals and communities who unjustly experience the transgressions of racism and bias in your daily lives – with open eyes and ears, we see you and we are listening.  And with open hearts and minds we challenge ourselves, individually and collectively, to continue our own work and growth, seeking a just and equitable path ahead – and to participate in bringing change that is long overdue.

We stand with everyone fighting for and demanding justice.

We look forward to continuing this conversation with our RBCA family, our neighbors in the Rockaway community, and our broadening community beyond.

Sincerely,

RBCA Executive Board: Bridget, Jeremy, Matt, Grace and Clare

RBCA April Monthly Meeting Canceled

Dear RBCA Community,
We want to inform you that we are canceling our April Monthly Meeting in accordance with national recommendations to keep all in our community safe and healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope all manage as best they can during these times and stay well.

Also, if you have not already done so, RBCA would love to hear your thoughts by taking this quick online survey. Please click the link below:

Thank you and we wish wellness to all.

RBCA March Mixer 2020

Rockaway Beach Civic Association
invites you to our Monthly Meeting
RBCA’s March meeting will be a meet and greet mixer!
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30pm
Bungalow Bar
377 Beach 92nd St
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Come and meet your neighbors who are making a difference in our community!

There will be light fare and a cash bar. We look forward to seeing all members and guests. If you have not already mailed in your RBCA membership renewal and dues, you can renew at the March meeting.

February Monthly Meeting Agenda

Thursday February 13, 2020
7:30pm
Bungalow Bar
377 Beach 92nd Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) Treasurer’s Report
3) Updates from Elected Officials and Representatives
4) Guest Speaker: Joan Byrnes, DSNY Senior Manager for Zero Waste Communications
5) Old/New Business
Meetings are open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA January Monthly Meeting Agenda

Thursday January 9, 2020
7:30pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) Treasurer’s Report
3) Updates from Elected Officials and their Representatives
4) Guest Speaker Helen Cheng, Coastal Resilience Extension Specialist, New York Sea Grant, Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
5) Old/New Business
Meetings are open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

RBCA December Monthly Meeting Agenda

Wednesday December 11, 2019
7:30pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693
1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) Treasurer’s Report
3) Updates from Elected Officials and their Representatives
4) Election of RBCA Executive Board
5) Science for New York Initiative Guest Speakers:
—Karen Ingram, Rockaway Resident, Creative Director in Science Communications, Karen Ingram & Assoc., CoLab Futures
—Arthee E. Jahangir, PhD, Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Science and Research, NYU School of Medicine, Co-Founder, Sci4NY
—Allison Bridges, Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management, The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Project Lead, Public Opinions About Climate Change, Sci4NY, supporting the New York Panel on Climate Change
6) RBCA Holiday Party Saturday, December 14, 2-4pm
7) Old/New Business

Meetings are open to the public, all are welcome to attend!

 

RBCA November Monthly Meeting Agenda

RBCA November Monthly Meeting
Wednesday November 13, 2019
7:30pm
Knights of Columbus
333 Beach 90th Street
Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

1) Pledge of Allegiance
2) Treasurer’s Report
3) Updates from Elected Officials and their Representatives
4) Anticipated guests:
— Jesse Lyons, Employment & Reentry Specialist, Center for Community Alternatives
— Shawn Slevin, Swim Strong Foundation
— NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides, District 22, Chair of Environmental Protection Committee
5) Nominations for RBCA Executive Board
6) Update on RBCA Holiday Event (slated for Saturday, December 14, 2-4pm, Peninsula Library)
7) Old/New Business