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					                                 BONNET SHORES BEACH CLUB

                                 BONNET BEACON
                              Issue 5                                   Labor Day Weekend, 2012



FROM THE OVAL CABANA . . .
I never really enjoy Labor Day weekend at Bonnet. Even in those years when the weather is fabulous, I can’t escape the
depressing feeling that summer is over and it will be months before the Beach Club gets back into full swing again.
Summer in Rhode Island is just too short. But like it or not, the end of another Beach Club season is at hand, and so, as is
always the case, this issue of the Beacon is full of the usual end of the year reminders.
         Beginning with our next meeting, the Board of Directors and the Management Team will turn our attention to
assessing what went well this past season and what didn’t work so well. We will try to learn from our mistakes and make
next season better than the last one. As we begin that process, we would like to hear from you. Send us an email through
the website with your suggestions. We read and discuss every one of your emails and we value your input.
         I want to say thank you to my fellow Board members. You are a talented and committed group of volunteers who
give more time to our Beach club than anyone has a right to expect. It is an honor to serve with you.
         Thanks to all the summer staff who worked so hard to make our season a successful one. Our best to you as you
leave us to return to school. We hope to see many of you back again next season.
         Finally, thanks to the full time staff. You are the finest group that I have ever had the pleasure to work with in my
years on the Board. You made us look good every day as you delivered one of the best seasons ever at BSBC. I look
forward to working with you during the winter months.
         To all the members of the Bonnet family, I wish you a safe, healthy and happy fall and winter. I look forward to
seeing you all again next spring for another wonderful summer at our beautiful treasure by the sea.

                                                                   John A. Coletti, BSBCCA President


ALL QUIET ON THE SOUTHERN FRONT . . .
The kids are about go back to school, they’ll be busy with homework and after-school activities, and football games will
appear in town after town on Saturday afternoons. But there’s an accompanying benefit to the annual return to school
rituals ---- the Beach Club is very quiet on those beautifully sunny and warm September days. This last month of the
season is an especially enjoyable one here at the Beach Club. If you are free to do so, you’ll want to join us for some
quiet afternoons by the sea. It’s one of my favorite times of the year.

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN . . .
Sunday of Labor Day weekend is the last of the $24 days this season. After that day, the guest fee on all weekend days
will be $16.

ELVIS WOULD SAY “RETURN TO SENDER” . . .
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Un-used guest passes may be returned by Sunday, September 30 --- but only by the owner who purchased them. You
will receive face value minus $1 (so that means that you cannot return the $1 After-4 guest passes). But please do not
expect to receive the cash right away ---- be advised that we will send you a check for the amount of the refund within a
week or two. Returns can be significant at the end of September and we just don’t keep that much cash on hand.

POOP PATROL . . .
Will the fall of 2013 be the season when we begin the connection to the sewers? If so, we’ll be invoicing you for your
share of the bill prior to the beginning of the project. Yes, we still have some $735K of the initial amount that we collected
from you back in 2004. But at this time, there is no way to predict how much of that will remain after we pay the
engineering fees for a design of the project, for any fees related to the permitting process, and for any legal fees which we
may incur relevant to the project. So when you get your annual assessment bill in January, you might want to consider
paying that as soon as possible so that you can get it out of the way in preparation for whatever fees you may have to pay
for your share of the sewer project. No, we’re not saying that the project will definitely get under way after we close the
2013 season, but we are suggesting that it’s a good possibility. Only time will tell.
THE PAY STINKS, BUT THE HOURS ARE GOOD . . .
If you would like to take a step toward getting involved in Beach Club business, the easiest way is to sit on the Nominating
Committee. This group of volunteers is tasked with soliciting owners to serve on the Board of Directors. They usually
meet only once or twice during the off-season, they send out the postcard (with the help of Office Manager Michelle)
asking owners to run for the position, they interview candidates, and they nominate a slate of seven directors. If you
would like to volunteer to sit on this committee, just sign up in the Office this month.

CLOSING DAZE . . .
Here are hours and dates of operation that are particular to the month of September:
        1. After Labor Day, the facility will close at 6pm Monday through Thursday and at 8pm Friday through Sunday.
        2. All food service venues will officially close at the end of business on Labor Day. However, we will keep one
           food venue (either the Snack Bar or the Pit Grille) open as well as the Pit Bar on weekends throughout the
           month depending upon weather and foot traffic.
        3. The Logo Loft will officially close at the end of business on Labor Day. Huuuuge sale going on now.
        4. The Office will be closed on Wednesdays throughout the month.
        5. The Beach will officially be closed effective Tuesday, September 4. You can certainly use the beach, but
           swimming will be at your own risk. As long as we have lifeguards to man the chairs, the pool will be open
           Monday through Thursday 10am to 5pm and Friday through Sunday 10am to 6pm weather permitting. Of
           course, this is because our lifeguards will all be returning to school and college. (Study hard, practice your
           swimming, get ready to be the next Beisel or Phelps!)
        6. The facility will close at the end of the day on Sunday, September 30th. Although we have warm days in
              October and April, we must remind you that the facility is not open at those times. Despite the fact that you
              may be an owner, that you might just want to get your chairs and sit on the beach, that you might just want to
              come in to clean your unit before opening day, that you might feel the need to pay your assessment in person
              rather than by mail, we simply cannot allow you to enter the facility between closing day on Sunday,
              September 30, 2012 and opening day on Saturday, May 18, 2013. (We know that you might disagree with
              this, but if we allow you to enter, then all the other 2,000 owners would want the same privilege.)

PERENNIAL SHOWERS . . .
Here’s a list to help all you cabana owners to close your units for the season:
        1. The shower must be empty. The plumber needs access to the shower drain.
        2. Do not remove any part of your plumbing. All parts are essential to the draining process.
        3.    Remove all food, even any in un-opened packages.
        4.    Empty the refrigerator, unplug it, and prop open the door.
        5.    Unplug all other appliances.
        6.    Drain the water from the refrigerator’s ice maker.
        7.    Leave a note for the plumber if there is anything special about your unit that he needs to know.
        8.    Flip all breakers to the off position.
        9.    Remove the screen door and bring it into the unit (or you will be charged for this service).
        10.   Bring all deck furniture and all storage boxes into the unit (or they will be discarded).

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN . . .
The sun will soon set on this season, but it continues on a year round basis for the Management Team, the Maintenance
Crew, and the Board of Directors. We will work throughout the off-season to make changes and improvements that will
maximize your summer experience here at the Beach Club. You can continue to contact us via email through the website
(www.bonnetshoresbeachclub.com). We make every effort to respond to emails from owners within a week after the
following Board Meeting. You can also address us directly by coming to Board Meetings (which are held during the off-
season at the Law Offices of Coletti & Tente, 311 Doric Avenue in Cranston), to the Budget Meeting in the winter, and/or
to the Annual Meeting in the spring. And, of course, the summaries that we post every month on the website should be
high on your monthly reading list; this is the very best way to keep current with all Beach Club news. Have a safe and
happy off-season and we hope to see you all here again at our treasure by the sea on or shortly after May 18, 2013.
                                 BONNET SHORES BEACH CLUB

                                BONNET BEACON
                                       Issue 4                          July 28, 2012




FROM THE OVAL CABANA . . .
This time of the year always seems to me like the midpoint of the summer. I know that we open in May and close in
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September, but let’s face it, the real summer in this part of the world is July and August. So, August 1 is the halfway
point. The bad news is that the summer is half over. The good news is that half the summer still lies ahead and it is
packed full of special events. There is so much more to do and enjoy before we close the books on another summer
season. All we need to make it work is the continued cooperation of Mother Nature. So, say a prayer for more heat and
more sunshine, and please, no hurricanes this August.

I had a suspicion as we assembled the staff in the spring that this group had the potential to be the best one that we have
ever had at Bonnet Shores Beach Club. At the midpoint of the season, I am ready to say, without hesitation, that what I
suspected could happen actually has happened, and this staff has come together—top to bottom---and become the best
that I have ever seen. Some who have been with us for many years continue to excel and we take their excellence for
granted because we have seen them perform to that standard for so long. Others who are brand new to us have strived to
be the best that they can be and have found a summer home with us. Still others have taken on new roles and
responsibilities and risen to the challenges presented in ways that truly exceeded our expectations.

I don’t want to name anyone specifically because once I begin doing that, I am sure to forget someone who deserves to
be recognized. As I write this, however, I am thinking about specific employees in each of the general categories that I
mentioned and I am thinking about the times this season that I have witnessed their exemplary performance. Of course,
there is always room for improvement, and at some point this weekend the manager and I will sit down to discuss those
areas that need attention just as we do most weekends. And then next week, everyone will try to do better because they
really do care. Each and every one of you on the staff has my personal thanks for a job well done. Please join with me
and take a moment to say thank you to a staff member.

                                                         John A. Coletti, BSBCCA President

CONFUSION IS FEE-SIBLE . . .
Don’t be confused about different fees on different days. This will simplify it for you:
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Sunday, August 5                         World Premier Day                  $24 All day, no After-4 accepted
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Monday, August 13                        VJ Day Holiday                     Regular $8 guest fee / $1 After-4
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Sunday, August 19                        Members Only                       No guest passes accepted, not even After-4
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Monday, September 3                      Labor Day                          Last of the $24 days this season

THE BUCK STOPS HERE . . .
We hope you’re squeezing every ounce of enjoyment out of the food service with drinks at the Pit Bar, lunch at the Snack
Bar, supper at the Pit Grille, or dinner in the Restaurant. But all good things must come to an end, so be sure to use all
your Bonnet Bucks before they expire at the close of business on Labor Day. And please keep in mind that Chef David’s
food supplies will be dwindling as the days of August are waning, so it might not be wise to save those Bonnet Bucks for
Labor Day weekend. Best idea would be to use them on Chef David’s tasty tidbits as soon as possible.

WHO NEEDS THE ESPLANADE? . . .
Were those fireworks over-the-top stupendous, or what?? Most folks have commented that they were the best ones
we’ve ever had. Yes, there was unfortunately an issue with the parking lot in that it was closed from 6pm until 9pm with
one car entering only as one car exited. But remember that not one single guest vehicle was allowed in our lot day or
night. So what does all that mean? It means that our fireworks have become so popular that nobody wants to miss them.
We want to be able to accommodate every single member who wants to participate in this our most popular event.
Accordingly we’re already working on a plan to get more folks into the facility to see the event next year.

SEA-SIDE SUMMER SCHOOL . . .
We now have two yoga classes --- Saturdays at 10am taught by Nina Ricci and Wednesdays at 9:30 am taught by Chris
Nicolelli. Both ladies have years of experience and welcome all levels, even beginners. The fee is $10 per class and you
pay the instructor directly when you take the class. Just bring a towel, water, and enthusiasm to the volley ball area.

MARIE WOULD SAY “LET THEM EAT BUFFET” . . .
Hey, what are you doing next Sunday? How about meeting me at our Sunday Brunch Buffet? It’s a great way to say
“bonjour” to the day. The offerings are always sumptuous. There’s always an omelet station and a carving station. One
recent week they were carving roast beef, another week roast pork. There’s always bacon, sausage, home fries, and
fruit. And then other items vary week to week, but I can tell you that I’ve seen and enjoyed eggs benedict, waffles,
spinach quiche, eggplant roulade, chicken marsala, pasta primavera, rice and beans, and bread pudding to name a few.
It’s served from 9am to 1pm in the Restaurant priced at $16.95 / $10.95. Absolutely delish! I’ll meet you there at a table
by the window, so look for me --- I’ll be the one saying “C’est magnifique”!

IT’S IM-PASTA-BLE TO LEAVE HUNGRY . . .
Need we remind you about our weekly Pasta Night? We’re sure you know that this is one of our most popular events.
And it’s understandable why. You get your choice of pasta (cavatelli, ziti rigati, or linguine), your choice of sauce
(marinara, pink, aglio e olio, scampi), and then your choice of a plethora of garnishes (chicken, shrimp, meatballs, minced
clams, olives, mushrooms, onions, broccoli, herbs, etc.). And the best part is that the pasta is on an all you can eat basis.
But if pasta isn’t your favorite, Chef David offers one alternative --- his slow roasted prime rib accompanied by a baked
potato. Chef David isn’t divulging the secret to his outstanding prime rib, but we can tell you that it’s cooked to absolute
perfection. Morton’s Steak House in Chicago couldn’t possibly be better. Of course, both the pasta and the beef are
accompanied by the salad bar. This event takes place every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm and is priced at $16.95 / $10.95
for the pasta and $18.95 for the queen cut / $19.95 for the king. Luckily for you, August has five Thursdays!

JUST FOR OUR SEA-NIORS . . .
Our Senior Lunch is becoming more and more popular, so it will continue every Wednesday in the month of August
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beginning on the 8 . (Sorry, we can’t do it on August 1 .) From noon to 3pm, you can order your lunch in the Snack Bar
and it will be delivered to you in the cool of the Restaurant. Chef David will offer Senior Specials such as a half sandwich
with a salad or a soup. And then after lunch, you can enjoy the afternoon playing cards or dominoes or one of the many
games that we have purchased with this weekly event in mind. It’s a great way to enjoy the tremendous view of the sea
while chatting with old friends and new over a game of cards. So make it a weekly addition to your social calendar.

EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE RED ONES . . .
Entertainment will still be going strong this month. And we’re even adding entertainment on the VJ Day Holiday on
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Monday, August 13 . Some of our favorite bands will be performing on our stage. Here’s the line-up: Steve Smith & The
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Nakeds on Aug. 4 , World Premier on the 5 , The Rock on the 11 , Eight to the Bar on the 12 , Mac Odom and Chill on
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the 13 , Tribeca on the 18 , Steve Anthony & Persuasion on the 19 , Treasure Chest on the 25 , The Issues on the 26 .
So join us under the tent with your dancing shoes on! Come see and be seen!

TWICE AS NICE . . .
This month we’re having not one, but two Movie Nights. The first will be on Friday, August 3rd when we’ll be showing the
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film Zookeeper. The second will be on Friday, August 24 when our feature will be We Bought A Zoo. Believe it or not,
our movie nights are wildly popular, drawing crowds second only to our fireworks. So be sure to get here early. The
Snack Bar will be open until half an hour after the movie starts at dusk and will be selling popcorn, candy, ice cream, and
drinks. So grab the kids, the munchies, the blankets, and enjoy! (Of course, these are weather-permitting events.)

A PARTY FOR NEW FRIENDS AND AULD . . .
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Our annual New Year’s Eve celebration will take place on Saturday, August 4 . The area under the tent will be all decked
out for a party –- and we’ll have a champagne toast at 10pm for everyone in attendance. Of course, the Restaurant will
be open from 5pm to 9pm, serving from the usual outstanding menu. One of our absolute favorite bands will be
performing for this event --- Steve Smith & The Nakeds. You’ll definitely want to join us for this celebration!
THIS EVENING WILL TRANCE-PORT YOU . . .
You're very relaxed . . . You're getting sleepy . . . You're in a deep sleep . . . When I snap my fingers, you'll awaken and
you'll put a reminder in your calendar about our hypnotist's show on Friday, August 10th! This event will take place under
the tent from 7:30 to 9:30pm. This will not be an R-rated show, so you can rest easy (well, relatively easy!) about what will
happen. This will be a fun event, but it probably won't be appropriate for those under the age of 18.

EVERYTHING BUT THE FLUME . . .
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Our second annual Shore Dinner will take place on Sunday, August 12 from 4pm to 7pm under the tent. The menu will
bring you right back to the good ole days of Rocky Point. Dinner will consist of red or white chowder, clamcakes,
steamers, sausage / potatoes / onions, cole slaw, corn on the cob, a whole(!) lobster, and watermelon. Geez, just writing
this is making my mouth water! And all this for only $26. Reservations are strongly suggested because this will be a very
popular event. Join us under the tent --- this is a not-to-be-missed event! Call the restaurant directly at 783-3739. (Can
anyone guess how long Rocky Point has been closed? Here’s a hint --- it closed in the same year that O.J. was found not
guilty of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Come on, we all know he didn’t do it!!!)

BETTER THAN FILENE’S BASEMENT . . .
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Even though August 13 is a legal holiday in Rhode Island (VJ Day) and even though we’ll be having entertainment on
that day just as we have on other holidays --- we will not be charging holiday guest pass prices on that day. So if you
have the day off, you can bring your friends to enjoy the beach and the music for only $8. Such a bargain! Speaking of
bargains, there will also be a sale going on in the Logo Loft, so be sure stop in and take advantage of the beaucoup bucks
to be saved this weekend.

A MAGICAL EVENING WITH DAVID (FORGET THE COPPER) FIELD . . .
Nobody can work magic with food like our Chef David --- and the showcase of his talents is our monthly Wine Dinner.
So get ready to be amazed by the menu. The amuse will be a manchego cheese soufflé. This will be followed by a salad
of poached scallops and baby arugula with a lemon caper vinaigrette. Then the appetizer --- bacon wrapped ostrich with
walnut couscous. The entrée will be rack of lamb with sambuca candied yams and a bouquetier of green beans. The first
four courses will be paired with wines which will reflect choices for next season’s wine list. The evening will be topped off
with a banana cream tarte accompanied by a chocolate monkey martini. As promised --- amazing! Rest assured that
everyone who attends our fabulous Wine Dinners just raves about them. The fee for this incredible repast is an ever-so-
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reasonable $60 (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Be sure to join us on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 in the Restaurant.
This evening is limited to the first 50 reservations, so make yours right away at 783-3739 before the reservations close.

INNINGS AND WINNINGS . . .
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Do we have a great evening planned for all you baseball fans! We’ll all be under the tent on Friday evening, August 17
when the Red Sox meet the Yankees in New York. We’ll be watching the game in real time, but not on televisions. Oh,
no, that’s not good enough for us! We’ll be watching the game projected on a ginormous screen. Of course, the Pit Grille
and the Pit Bar will be open with all your favorites. Chef David will be fixing up a great special ---- Hot Dogs in a Pretzel
Bun. Absolutely delish! And he’ll also be offering two regular hot dogs for the price of one. And here’s a surprise from
Chef David --- representatives from Newport Storm Beer will be playing games and giving away prizes, including tickets to
an up-coming Red Sox game. Wouldn’t you just love to win that? Sounds like a great night --- hope to see you there!

PLEASE RE-MEMBER . . .
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Our first-ever Members Only Day on July 15 was a big success. Members’ comments indicate that they appreciate a
day that is reserved just for them. And they especially love the extra space on the beach and under the tent. But there
seems to be just a little confusion ---- Members Only Days are for any of the members in your unit, not just the owners.
Anyone with a member ID is welcome to join us on these restricted days. Our second Members Only Day will be on
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Sunday, August 19 . So remember that no guests will be allowed to enter the facility, not even After 4. Steve Anthony
& Persuasion will be performing from 5pm to 9pm for our members’ enjoyment.

TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME FUN . . .
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Our first ever Halloween event will take place on Saturday, August 25 . And we need the help of all of the cabana owners
in order to make this event a success. We welcome all the youngsters to dress up in their costumes and to roam the
facility between 4pm and 5pm. As they do so, they’ll be trick or treating at the cabanas. So, cabana owners, please have
candy for them. We’ll also have treats for them in the Office. Once again, I must call on our Beach Club Family to pull
together --- we need your help to make this event successful for our little ones. (You may be saying to yourself, “I know I
read about this last year, so how can this be the first?” Yes, you did, but the event was cancelled because the Beach Club
was busy preparing for Tropical Storm Irene which hit the next day. So we’re going to try again.)

1 PIG, 2 TASTINGS, 3 CIGARS, 4-MULA FOR FUN . . .
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Join us for a pig roast at our last Cigar Night of the season on Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm under the tent. After slow-
roasting all day in Chef David’s new pig roasters, the meat will be falling of the bone. This evening’s dinner will definitely
be a sumptuous one. As for the theme of the evening, each attendee will receive three cigars from E. P. Carrillo. In
addition, there will be a tasting of international wines. As a special treat, a representative from Maple Syrup Whiskey will
offer tastings of this item too. This is a pre-paid event which means that the reasonable $70 fee (including tax and
gratuity) must be paid when you make your reservations at 783-3739. Do it now before you forget!

WE’D SHORE LIKE TO HEAR YOU SING . . .
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Our Karaoke Night will take place on Friday, August 31 from 7pm to 11pm under the tent. We know that many of you
can really belt out a tune – we know that some of you pretend that you can --- and we also know that some of you
wouldn’t sing a note if your life depended on it. Whichever category fits you personally, we’d love to have you join us for
this annual event. If you’re interested in singing, this is your chance to show us what you’ve got. This night is always fun
---- sometimes more fun that having real entertainment! Don’t miss it!

Here’s a summary of the events discussed in this issue . . .
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       August 3              Movie Night --- “Zookeeper”                           Dusk
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        August 4                 New Year’s Eve
                                 Music by Steve Smith & The Nakeds                 8pm to midnight
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        August 5                 No After-4 guest passes accepted
                                 Music by World Premier Band                       5pm to 9pm
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        August 10                Hypnotist Show - Frank Santos Jr.                 7:30 to 9:30
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        August 11                Music by The Rock                                 8pm to midnight
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        August 12                Shore Dinner                                      4pm to 7pm
                                 Music by Eight To The Bar                         5pm to 9pm
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        August 13                VJ Day - Sale in the Logo Loft                    Regular $8 / $1 guest passes

                                 Music by Mac Odom & Chill                         3pm to 7pm
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        August 15                Wine Dinner                                       6:30pm
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        August 17                Red Sox vs. Yankees                               7pm
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        August 18                Music by Tribeca                                  8pm to midnight
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        August 19                Members Only Day                                  No guests
                                 Music by Steve Anthony & Persuasion               5pm to 9pm
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        August 24                Movie Night --- “We Bought A Zoo”                 Dusk
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        August 25                Halloween                                         4pm to 5pm
                                 Music by Treasure Chest                           8pm to midnight
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        August 26                Music by The Issues                               5pm to 9pm
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        August 29                Cigar Dinner                                      6pm
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        August 31                Karaoke Night                                     7pm to 11pm
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        September 1              Music by Back 2 Back                              8pm to midnight
        September 2nd            Music by The Complaints                           5pm to 9pm
        September 3rd            Music by Glory Days                               3pm to 7pm
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        September 3              Last day of Bonnet Bucks     /    Last of the $24 days
                                 BONNET SHORES BEACH CLUB

                                  BONNET BEACON
                                   Issue 3                                   June 23, 2012



FROM THE OVAL CABANA . . .
I can hardly believe that we have already been open for a month. We have had several very good beach days thus far.
Let’s hope that this is a preview of the summer ahead. Now that school is out, we are about to get into full operation
mode. All of the food service venues will be open for regular summer hours, and the calendar will be jam-packed with
special events. This issue of the Beacon is full of details about the many things planned for July, so read it carefully and
mark your calendars. The staff has attempted to plan a variety of different events so that there is something for everyone.

The general consensus as I have spoken to members is that overall the registration process went smoothly. Of course,
there were lines at times, but most people were pleasant and understanding. Michelle together with her staff of young
ladies in the office worked very hard to make processing as efficient as possible. Thanks to them for a job well done.

I hope that each of you has noticed that our gate staff is fully committed to protecting us from trespassers. Please
cooperate with them. Come to a full stop when entering the club. They will be asking to get a good look at your
membership pass so please have it ready. If you bring guests, the staff will be insisting that your guest present an ID, so
please warn your guest to be prepared, and please fill out the guest pass with the name as it appears on the ID. If we all
follow these simple procedures, then processing at the gate is quick and efficient. It is when these guidelines are not
followed that entry at the gate slows down and we are all delayed as a result. They have a very difficult job and try to do it
with a smile. A smile in return goes a long way towards letting them know how much we appreciate their efforts.
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Happy 4 of July to everyone!!!
                                                          John A. Coletti, BSBCCA President

FEE-TURE THIS . . .
We want the Fourth of July Week guest fees and parking fees to be clear as a bell, so here they are:
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Sun   July 1           $24 guest fee all day          $15 parking fee           No guest cars in our lot until 4pm
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Mon   July 2           $8 guest fee                   $5 parking fee
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Tues July 3            $8 guest fee                   $5 parking fee
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Wed   July 4           $24 guest fee all day          $20 parking fee           No guest cars in our lot
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Thurs July 5           $8 guest fee                   $5 parking fee
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Fri   July 6           $30 Special Event fee all day  $20 parking fee           No guest cars in our lot
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Sat   July 7           $16 guest fee                  $15 parking fee
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Sun   July 8           $24 guest fee                  $15 parking fee           No guest cars in our lot until 4pm
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            ***Please note that NO After-4pm guest passes will be accepted on July 1 , 4 , and 6 .***

WE GIVE NEW MEANING TO “COPA CABANA” . . .
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Remember that entertainment starts on July 1 with none other than Beach Club fave World Premier. And the whole
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holiday week has a great line-up with High Definition on the 4 , Malloi on the 7 , and The Driftwoods on the 8 . As a
matter of fact, the whole month is looking like one dance party after another with Tribecca / Nancy Paolino & Black, High
Definition / Mystique, and Steve Anthony & Persuasion / Stormin’ Horns on each successive weekend in July. Saturdays
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8pm to midnight / Sundays and July 4 5pm to 9pm. (The entire season schedule is posted on our website.)

WHEN THE MOON HITS YOUR EYE LIKE A BIG PIZZA PIE . . .
When you take a bite of a pizza fresh from our new oven at the Pit Grille, it’s definitely amore. We heard so many positive
reports from one member after another about our new pizza that we decided to try a taste test ourselves. (Hey, it’s a
tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!) Holy Mamma Mia, they’re right! The pizza is outstanding! We tried the 12 inch
loaded Man vs Pizza which is topped with pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon, onions, peppers, and mushrooms.
Absolutely magnifico! And priced at only ten bucks, this is going to be the smash hit of the summer. Of course, you can
choose your own toppings on either the 12 inch or the personal size. Be sure to try it! We know you’ll love it!
SOUP-ER TREATS . . .
Do you know that Chef David is an absolute genius when it comes to making soup? We could call him The Soupernator!
He has chilled masterpieces as well as hot ones. Some of his chilled soups are Melon, Avocado Pineapple, Summer
Berry, and Peach Cappuccino. (I can personally attest that the Chilled Melon Soup could not possibly be surpassed even
at the Ritz Hotel!) His hot creations include Hot & Sour Shrimp, Seafood Gumbo, Italian Wedding, Chicken Artichoke,
Alaskan Seafood Chowder, and Lobster Bisque. This is just a small sampling of the amazing soups that David offers on
a daily basis. Be sure to check for the Soup of the Day every single day in the Snack Bar. Yum --- squared!

HOLY HAM HOCKS, BATMAN! . . .
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Our first ever Pig Roast is shaping up to be a super event. It will take place under the tent on July 4 from 3pm to 6pm.
With whole pigs roasting all day in Chef David’s brand new pig roaster, there’ll be platters and platters of smoked pork to
tantalize your taste buds. In addition to roast pork, dinner will include barbequed chicken, baked beans, potato salad,
corn on the cob, tossed salad, and rice pudding. Don’t miss this $18.95 / $10.95 meal. Reservations are suggested.

OH SAY CAN YOU SEA? . . .
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When you take our beautiful beach and add stupendous fireworks, you end up with a night to remember. Our July 6
Fireworks Display will begin at about 9pm from the west end of the beach. This special day runs with special regs:
        1. Non-returnable Special Event Guest Passes priced at $30 on sale now. Get yours before they run out.
        2. Only 400 of these guest passes will be sold. Regular guest passes will not be accepted.
        3. The number of passes available for purchase is limited to the unit’s daily guest quota.
        4. No After-4 guest passes accepted.
        5. No guest vehicles in our lot (day or night). Car-pooling is strongly suggested.
        6. All guest vehicles at the Nardolillo lot with a $20 parking fee. Guest vehicles must register at our gate first.
        7. If our lot fills, members will have to park at Nardolillo’s too. (Of course, no parking fee for member vehicles.)
        8. The shuttle will run until 5pm.
        9. Summer Cookout under the tent from 5pm until dusk. Restaurant will be open regular hours.
        10. Snack Bar will remain open until the Fireworks begin and will sell only popcorn, candy, ice cream, and drinks
            after 5pm.
        11. All cooking on the beach must end and be cleared away by 8pm.
        12. No fires on the beach until after the Fireworks are done and the beach is reasonably clear.
        13. No private fireworks --- not even sparklers --- will be allowed or tolerated. Any such items will be confiscated by the
            policy officers whom we have hired to patrol the facility.
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        14. Rain Date is Friday, July 13 . Same rules and same Special Event Pass will apply.

HE’S NOT HEAVY --- HE’S MY BROTHER . . .
We always say that this is a family beach --- and this writer has often referenced the “Beach Club family.” Accordingly, we
must rely on one another to make decisions that will protect us all from harm. We are counting on you to not bring any
private fireworks to the facility. Imagine the horror if any one of us were to be hurt because of private fireworks that might
have been used on our beach. Imagine the heart-ache that would haunt each and every one of us if one innocent child, if
one smiling person, if one cherished member of our Beach Club family were to suffer because of someone’s
carelessness. We know --- we absolutely know --- that we can depend upon you to make the right decision.

A YANKEE DOODLE DANDY DINNER . . .
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As if July 6 weren’t special enough already with our over the top Fireworks display, we’re adding our Summer Cookout to
make it even more so. From 5pm until dusk under the tent, you can treat your family to an all-American meal ---- hot
dogs, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, corn on the cob, cornbread, watermelon, and
strawberry shortcake. All for $12.95 / $7.95. This is going to be a popular event. Come on down and join us!

HOLY SMOKES! . . .
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We have a great event planned for all you cigar aficionados. Cigar Night will take place on July 11 under the tent
starting with hors d’oeuvres at 6pm and followed by dinner at 6:45. And what better dinner than Chef David’s succulent
prime rib? Yum! You’ll also receive three cigars from Seven-Twenty-Four. In addition, we’re proud to announce that E.P.
Carillo --- the maker of the cigars --- will be at the event. As a special treat, there’ll be a tasting of Thomas Tew Rum from
Newport’s own rum distillery. The ever-so-reasonable $70 fee is even more so when you consider that it includes tax and
gratuity. This is a pre-paid event, so you’ll need to pay the fee in either the Restaurant or the Snack Bar when you
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reserve your spot. Reservations are a must and the cut-off date is July 8 .

THOSE LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER . . .
We’re bringing back our Wednesday Senior Lunches. You can order your lunch in the Snack Bar, then go into the dining
room, pick a table with a great view of the sea (which would be every table!), and wait for your lunch to be delivered to
you. We’ll have senior lunch specials that might include a cup of soup paired with either a salad or a half sandwich. And
we’ll also have games available --- card games, cribbage, dominoes, etc. We’re going to offer the Senior Lunches on all
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the Wednesdays in July beginning on July 11 from noon to 3pm. If participation warrants, we’ll continue in August. This
is a great way to spend an afternoon at the Beach --- lunch + cool + friends + conversation. A winning formula that even
Nat King Cole would whole-heartedly endorse!

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE . . .
Believe it or not, our most widely attended events are our movie nights. So this year we’ve decided to have three of them!
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The first will be on Friday, July 13 --- IF we don’t need that night as a rain date for our Fireworks Display. The movie will
start at dusk (8:30-ish) and the Snack Bar will stay open until half an hour after the start of the movie and will sell popcorn,
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candy, ice cream and drinks after 5pm. The movie on the 13 will be Madagascar. (You might be interested to know
that the films for the next two movie nights will be Zookeeper and We Bought A Zoo --- so don’t rent those to watch at
home --- it’s so much better to watch them here with us.) What’s better than sitting on the beach, munching snacks, and
watching a movie under the stars? Ahhh, life is good!

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE . . .
Let’s talk about Sundays, guests, and the parking lot. We all know that Sunday is our busiest day of the week. All you
have to do is look at the crowd under the tent on a hot Sunday afternoon and you’ll know this is true. Yes, we all love to
bring guests to the facility and to share our treasure by the sea with our family and friends. But Owners have started to
express frustration with the Sunday parking lot situation; they are upset – and deservedly so --- that the lot sometimes
closes on Sunday afternoons. As a result, Owners have been suggesting guest-free days for several years. Although we
on the Board are not convinced that the over-crowded parking lot is attributable to guests, we decided to grant the oft-
repeated Owner request to try some guest-less days. Accordingly, our first Members Only Day of the season will be on
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Sunday, July 15 . On this day, no guests --- not even After-4 guests --- will be allowed to enter the facility.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT . . .
We’re trying something new this season vis-à-vis entertainment. We’ve had many members ask for “softer” music, so
we’ve come up with a way to accommodate that request. If you come down to the tent on weekend afternoons, you can
enjoy a drink or a bite to eat and a chat with friends with soft music playing in the background. We’ll have one person
providing live entertainment that will be a bit more low key than our usual music. We’re trying this out on Saturday, July
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14 , on Saturday and Sunday July 21 and 22 , and on Sunday, July 29 . On Saturdays the music will be from 2pm to
5pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 3:30pm. If this is a success on these trial weekends, we’ll continue it in August. So
come on down and spend an afternoon with us!

JULIUS WOULD SAY “VENI, VIDI, VICI VINO” . . .
Last month’s Wine Dinner met with rave reviews. Your next opportunity to experience this incredible event will be on
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Wednesday, July 18 with cheese, crackers, and conversation at 6pm and dinner at 6:45pm. Chef David will present you
with a truly memorable evening. Just look at this menu and get ready to be amazed! You’ll start off with a Waldorf spring
roll loaded with candied pecans, apples, fresh cream, baby bok choy, and a maple syrup whiskey and sesame dressing
which will be accompanied by a Nobillo New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Then the appetizer will be a black and blue
mixed grille cocktail of blackened scallop and lamb medallion with a blue cheese straw and Guiness reduction in a pretzel
cup paired with an R Collection Chardonnay. Then a grilled baby romaine and white asparagus salad with grilled
artichoke hearts and roasted tomato vinaigrette accompanied by a Mount Beautiful Pinot Noir. The entrée will be a
smoked beef brisket with chipotle au jus served with a roasted fingerling trio and stir fried peapods to be paired with a Joel
Gott Cabernet. Dessert will finish off this dinner fit for the kings with a strawberry rose sorbet float. Didn’t I tell you it
would be amazing?! The price for this extraordinary repast is $60 (exclusive of tax and gratuity). Please remember that
this event is limited to the first fifty people who call 783-3739 to make a reservation. I’ll race you to the phone!
JIMMY DURANTE WOULD DEFINITELY APPROVE . . .
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We have a special treat for the kids on Saturday, July 28 . We’ll start off at 2pm with some activities for the kids. Then
the feature event will be a performance by none other than the Big Nazo Puppets from 4pm until 6pm. The Big Nazo
Puppets performance is an exciting children’s extravaganza that combines innovative masks, puppetry techniques, stand-
up comedy, dancing, stunts, music, and audience-interactive improvisation. This is Big Nazo’s debut here at the Beach
Club and it promises to be an outstanding event! We ask that all children be accompanied by a parent or caretaker. And
I bet even the parents will enjoy this show!

STORMIN’ IN THE BONNET BAYOU . . .
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Our Mardi Gras celebration will take place on Sunday, July 29 under the tent from noon to closing. We’ll have Cajun
food specials at the Pit Grille such as gumbo and jambalaya. And the drink special of the day at the Pit Bar will be
Hurricanes – a favorite rum drink from New Orleans. In addition, Stormin’ Horns will be the appearing on our stage from
5pm to 9pm. Come join all the folks wearing Mardi Gras beads for a great time under the tent. Stormin’ Horns on the
stage and Hurricanes at the bar – it’s going to be a wild and crazy day! Don’t miss it!

(VAN) GOGH TO THE WEST END OF THE BEACH . . .
Who knows what creative artists are hiding in plain sight on our beach? We’re hoping that all of them will participate in
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our ever-popular Sand Sculpture Contest on Sunday, July 29 at the west end of the beach. The teams can start working
as early as they’d like, but just be ready for the judging at 12 noon. Be sure to register in the office and to pay the $5 per
team fee. And we’ll have a professional sand sculptor on hand who will build his own masterpiece in front of the
restaurant. Everyone loves to see these annual creations, so plan on strolling down the beach to catch them before the
tide does. I don’t know who has more fun --- the artists or the spectators!

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH . . .
Want to find your inner self and tone your muscles at the same time? Why not try the new yoga class that will be held
right here on the beach (weather permitting) every Saturday in July at 10am? You don’t need to have yoga experience --
- all levels, including beginners, are welcome. And no big commitment is necessary --- you can take one class or all of
them, it’s up to you. Just walk on over to the class, pay the nominal fee to the instructor, and you’re in. And your guest
can join you too ---- all participants must have either a BSBC member I.D. or a guest wrist band. Just bring a beach
towel or a beach blanket. The class will be organized and taught by longtime BSBC Member Nina Ricci who is a
registered yoga teacher with 500 hours of training. The Office is not involved, so all questions need to be directed to
Nina. If participation warrants, the class will continue in August. It’s a great way to find that inner peace.

A LOT TO REMEMBER . . .
As we all know by now, we have the use of a designated area of the parking lot at Nardolillo’s Funeral Home as our
Sunday satellite lot, thanks to the incredible generosity of long-time BSBC member Bobby Nardolillo.
   1. Guest vehicles that arrive before 4pm on Sundays will have to park in the satellite lot.
   2. Guest vehicles must report to our Gate first to get wrist bands and hang tags.
   3. The parking fee of the day is applicable to the satellite lot and must be paid at our gate.
   4. Guest vehicles can drop guests and “stuff” at our lot before proceeding to the satellite lot.
   5. Our staff will be at the satellite lot to direct vehicles to the designated area.
   6. The shuttle will provide round-trip service from 9am to 5pm.
   7. If our lot fills, member vehicles will be instructed to go to the satellite lot too.
   8. NEW THIS SEASON: A sign will be posted at the satellite lot indicating that our lot is full. When members see
       this sign, they can and should go directly to the satellite lot to park rather than wait in a line on the causeway.
   9. If a service is scheduled for the Funeral Home, the lot will not be available for Beach Club parking.

BETTER THAN SARAN WRAP . . .
Wondering what goes on at Board of Directors’ meetings? Thinking that maybe you should be more informed about
BSBCCA business? The easiest way to learn more about the goings-on in this condo association is to read the
summaries of the Board meetings that are posted on our website. We write a summary of every single meeting, we
approve it at the next meeting, and then post it. This occurs on a year-round basis because the Board meets year-round.
Accordingly, you can stay current with all of our business with nothing more than a click of your mouse. This is part of the
Board’s effort to be as transparent as possible and to keep you well-informed. www.bonnetshoresbeachclub.com
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE . . .
The beach was unusually crowded for a Wednesday afternoon. Perhaps not so surprising considering the 93 degree
temperature with a heat index hovering around 100. I sat looking at the sea from beneath my umbrella just west of the
square, mesmerized by the waves as they washed upon the shore. Then I focused on a little slip of a girl walking up from
the water’s edge, dragging a boogie board behind her that seemed twice her size. She was perhaps four years old,
dressed in a yellow bathing suit with nothing on her feet. As she neared me, I noticed that she looked from side to side as
if looking for someone. Could she be lost? “Are you looking for Mommy?” I asked. She responded, “No, Daddy is here.”

With that, she took a right turn and walked away from me. As I watched her go, I noticed that her head still moved from
side to side as she walked among the blankets and beach chairs. Convinced that this child was lost, I started to follow
her. She continued to make her way among the crowd, but now she was moving more quickly. I, no longer either young
or thin, had trouble catching up to her. She wound her way among the crowd on the sand past the square, past the
restaurant, past the snack bar, past the pool.

As I followed, I noticed that perhaps every 20 feet, she dropped to her knees and waited a few seconds before continuing
on her path. She continued in this manner, running a little way, dropping to her knees, then running again, always with
me behind her as I closed the gap between us. I soon realized why this child was dropping to her knees ---- her feet were
burning on the hot sand. She finally came upon two unoccupied beach chairs in the enticing shade of an umbrella. She
quickly sat down on one of them. As she did so, I reached her and saw that this little babe was crying with all her heart.

“Are you lost, Sweetie?” I asked as I knelt to her height. “I can’t find Daddy.” She said through her tears. “Are your feet
hot?” I queried. She just nodded through her sobs.

I asked her name, remarked on what a beautiful name she had, suggested that we find Daddy together, and picked her up
so that she wouldn’t walk on the burning sand. We had taken but two dozen steps when she pointed and quietly said,
“Daddy.” I looked in the direction in which she was pointing and saw a gentleman walking down the ramp onto the beach.
I walked towards him and asked “Are you Daddy?”, to which he responded in the affirmative. The story ended on a happy
note with the child locked in her father’s embrace.

As I have done so many times in the past, I must refer here to the “Beach Club Family.” This child, lost as she was, was
undoubtedly safe here on our beach. If I hadn’t followed her, I am confident that someone else would have done so. But
we urge everyone with young children in your care to be ever so vigilant with them, never taking your eyes off of these
precious little prizes. Moreover, we urge all members of our Beach Club Family to be on the alert for lost children.

Here’s a summary of the events discussed in this issue . . .

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        July 1             World Premier                 5pm to 9pm

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        July 4             Pig Roast                     3pm to 6pm
                           High Definition               5pm to 9pm

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        July 6             Summer Cookout                5pm to dusk
                           Fireworks                     Dusk

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        July 7             Malloi                        8pm to midnight

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        July 8             The Driftwoods                5pm to 9pm

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        July 11            Senior Lunch                  noon to 3pm
                           Cigar Night                   6pm

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        July 13            Movie Night                   Dusk (only if no rain date for Fireworks)

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        July 14            Afternoon music               2pm to 5pm
               Tribecca                     8pm to midnight

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July 15        Members Only Day
               Nancy Paolino & Black        5pm to 9pm

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July 18        Senior Lunch                 noon to 3pm
               Wine Dinner                  6pm

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July 21        Afternoon Music              2pm to 5pm
               High Definition              8pm to midnight

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July 22        Afternoon music              1pm to 3:30pm
               Mystique                     5pm to 9pm

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July 25        Senior Lunch                 noon to 3pm

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July 28        Big Nazo Kids’ Day           2pm to 6pm
               Steve Anthony & Persuasion   8pm to midnight

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July 29        Mardi Gras Day               all day
               Sand sculpture Contest       12 noon judging
               Afternoon music              1pm to 3:30pm
               Stormin’ Horns               5pm to 9pm
                                 BONNET SHORES BEACH CLUB

                                 BONNET BEACON
                                     Issue 2                          Memorial Day, 2012


FROM THE OVAL CABANA . . .

Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!!! To those of you returning for another season, a warm welcome back. I look forward to seeing
you, renewing old friendships and catching up on the winter’s happenings. To those of you who will be spending your first
summer at Bonnet, welcome to the family. By the end of your first summer, I hope Bonnet Shores Beach Club is as
special to you as it is to me. Please stop me on the beach and introduce yourself. I always enjoy meeting our newest
owners and hearing what attracted them to Bonnet. You will find that I never get tired of talking about this wonderful place.

The new main deck and the remodeled bar were the major projects undertaken by our staff this winter. I hope you like
them. I must compliment the entire winter staff. Zack, Michael, David, Michelle, Jim, & Tom worked harder than any winter
crew ever has and they did it with a sense of pride and purpose that deserves our gratitude. A personal thank you to all of
them from me and from the entire Board. They continue to make us look good.

Last summer during some very well attended and animated discussions at the public comment session of our Board
meetings, many of you made suggestions for changes for us to consider. Well, we kept a list of those suggestions and
discussed every one of them during our winter Board meetings. As a result of those discussions we have made some
changes that you will find in the first two issues of the Beacon. As always, this issue also contains early season reminders
about some of our most important policies and procedures.

Much is planned for the summer and you will find many of the details contained in the pages that follow. Let’s all take a
moment and say a prayer for good weather. Too many events had to be cancelled last year due to uncooperative
weather. We need a summer full of weekend sunshine and warm temperatures.

                                                                 John A. Coletti, BSBCCA President
ABCs OF F-O-O-D . . .
Here’s everything you need to know about the food service including the hours of operation for the various venues as well
as adult / children-under-12 prices. Please remember that hours of operation in the Pit Bar, the Pit Grille, and the Snack
Bar are subject to weather and foot traffic. Last season, the dining room was wildly popular, so much so that getting in
was almost impossible without reservations. Call the restaurant directly at 783-3739 for all reservations.
        Pit Bar          May 19 - 20 and May 26 - 28     noon to closing
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                         Full time beginning June 1      noon to closing every day

        Pit Grille       May 26 – 28                       noon to closing
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                         Full time beginning June 1        noon to 6pm Mon thru Thurs / noon to 9pm Fri thru Sun
                                  Pizzas (individual and 12 inch) with various toppings from our new pizza oven.
                                  Many toasted grinders i.e. Bonnet Steak Bomb and Bonnet Black-and-Blue Pastrami

        Snack Bar        May 26 – 28                      noon to closing
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                         Full time beginning June 1       10:30am to 5pm every day except Thursday
                                                          10:30am to 4:30pm Thursdays only

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        Restaurant       Opens June 21 for the following:
                         Pasta Night                      Thursdays 5pm – 9pm ($16.95 / $10.95)
                         A la carte dining                Friday and Saturday 5pm to 9pm – reservations suggested
                                  Prime Rib available Thursday thru Saturday while it lasts!
                         Sunday Brunch Buffet             9am to 1pm ($18.95 / $10.95) – reservations suggested
                                  Featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys, omelettes, carving station, and much more!
SHE SELLS SEA SHELLS --- AND STUFFS THEM? . . .
Remember last season’s Italian Buffet? Remember the absolutely scrumptious food? Remember that it was a complete
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sell-out? Well, we’re having a repeat performance of this popular event on Father’s Day, June 17 from 5pm to 9pm
under the tent. The delizioso menu items will be lemon chicken, stuffed shells, pasta aglio e olio, baked ziti, meatballs
and sausage, eggplant parmigiana, tossed salad, and cannoli. And you’ll be entertained by the soothing sounds of an
Italian crooner. Priced at $20.95 / $10.95, this is sure to sell out again this year. Reservations are required and the cut-
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off date is Thursday, June 14 . Call 783-3739 so you won’t be shut out.

CONFUCIUS SAY “BETTER TO TOAST WITH GLASS THAN WITH TOASTER” . . .
Did you go to any of the Wine Dinners last season? If not, you missed an unbelievable event. Chef David goes all out at
each of the season’s three Wine Dinners with five courses, the first four of which are accompanied by a different wine
while dessert is accompanied by a cocktail. Look at this menu and get ready to be dazzled: calamari pinwheel / lemon
pepper chicken, eggplant, and fresh mozzarella strudel / heirloom tomato, fennel, and dandelion green salad with poppy
seed vinaigrette / grilled beef tenderloin with roasted garlic and truffle demi-glace served with roasted shallot and morel
mushroom potato pancakes and roasted beets with greens / chocolate cannoli. Dazzling, no? Our first Wine Dinner of
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the season will be on Wednesday, June 20 . The $60 price is one heck of a bargain. If you’re looking for a real treat, this
is it! Reservations are limited to the first 50 people. These are always sell-out events, so call 783-3739 right now!

ERIN GO BONNET . . .
We’re presenting a new event with great expectations of it becoming a yearly tradition: our Irish Night will take place on
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Saturday, June 24 from 5pm to 9pm under the tent. All of you Irish and not-so-Irish folks are going to love this one. Chef
David is preparing a corned beef dinner buffet which will consist of corned beef and the trimmings of cabbage, potatoes,
and carrots. And to this already yummy dinner will be added shepherd’s pie, bangars, soda bread, and dessert.            In
addition, we’ll have live Irish music as well as Irish step dancers. The price is $16.95 / $10.95. Reservations are an
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absolute must and the cut-off date is Thursday, June 21 . Call 783-3739 right away to book this great evening.

IN THE KEY OF SEA . . .
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Entertainment gets off to a great start on Sunday, July 1 with one of our absolute favorite bands. Dust off your dancing
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shoes because we’re going to have a rocking holiday week with this line-up -------- World Premier on July 1 , High
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Definition on July 4 , Malloi on July 7 , and The Driftwoods on July 8 . (Saturdays 8pm to Midnight / Sundays and July
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4 5pm to 9pm.) Of course, the entertainment schedule for the entire season is posted on the website.

HOLY HAT TRICK, BATMAN! . . .
          We have a trio of events coming in early July – so we’ll mention them now and then remind you in the end of June
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issue. Chef David has an unbelievable event planned for July 4 --- he’s doing a Pig Roast! With pigs!! He’ll be roasting
those pigs in our brand new pig roaster under the tent. The event will start at 3pm (and end at 6pm), but the scrumptious
smells will be wafting through the air all day. In addition to the smoked pork, you’ll be enjoying barbequed chicken, baked
beans, potato salad, corn on the cob, tossed salad, and rice pudding. Priced at $18.95 / $10.95, this is sure to be a
popular event. Reservations are suggested.
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          On July 6 (Fireworks Day,) our Summer Cookout begins at 5pm under the tent. There’s just no better way to
enjoy this day than with hot dogs, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, potato salad, cole slaw, corn on the cob,
watermelon, and strawberry shortcake. All this for only $12.95 / $7.95. Who can say no?
          Cigar Night will be on July 11 under the tent with hors d’doeuvres from 6:00 to 6:30 and dinner at 6:45. This
delicious prime rib dinner will be accompanied by three cigars from Seven-Twenty-Four. And get this – E.P. Carillo (the
maker of the cigars) will be at the event! As a special treat, there will be a tasting from Thomas Tew Rum, which is
distilled rum from Newport. This is a pre-paid event – the $70 fee (including tax and gratuity) must be paid when you
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make your reservation in either the Restaurant or the Snack Bar. Reservations are a must and the cut-off date is July 8 .

THROUGH THE NIGHT WITH THE LIGHT FROM ABOVE . . .
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Our over-the-top Fireworks Display will take place on Friday, July 6 at about 9pm from the west end of the beach. Please
remember that this day operates with very special regulations:
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       1. Non-returnable Special Event Guest Pass will be $30 and will go on sale on Saturday, June 16 .
       2. Only 400 of these guest passes will be sold. (Remember – regular guest pass is not accepted.)
       3. The number of passes available for purchase is limited to the unit’s daily guest quota.
        4.   No After-4 guest passes are accepted.
        5.   No guest cars are allowed in our lot (day or night). Car-pooling is strongly suggested.
        6.   All guest cars must park at the Nardolillo lot with a $20 parking fee. Guest cars must register at our gate first.
        7.   If our lot fills, members will have to park at Nardolillo’s too.
        8.   Shuttle will run until 5pm.
        9.   Summer Cookout under the tent from 5pm to dusk. Restaurant will be open regular hours.
       10.   Snack Bar will remain open until the Fireworks start and will sell only popcorn, ice cream, candy, and drinks.
       11.   All cooking on the beach must end and be cleared away by 8pm.
       12.   No fires on the beach (see rules below) until after the Fireworks are done and the beach is reasonably clear.
       13.   No private fireworks --- not even sparklers --- will be allowed. Any such items will be confiscated
             by the police officers whom we have hired to patrol the facility.
       14. Rain Date is Friday, July 13. Same rules and same Special Event Pass will apply.

TWEAKLE TWEAKLE, LITTLE CAR . . .
Please remember that this year there will be a $5 weekday guest parking fee. Because of this new fee, we are going to
tweak the definition of a member car. Here it is ---- On weekends and holidays, a member vehicle is one that is driven by
a member and that has a BSBC parking sticker. On weekdays, a member vehicle is one that is driven by a member.

AMY WOULD DEFINITELY APPROVE . . .
Chances are very good that what you are about to hear will be a surprise to you. Do you know that the Office sells daily
parking passes in much the same way that we sell daily guest passes? If you would like to pay the parking fee for your
guest, you can purchase a parking pass ($5 for weekdays or $15 for weekends) and then attach it to the guest pass. In
this way, your guest won’t have to worry about that fee at all. And you will have transformed hosting into an art form.

ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, THREE POTATO, FOUR . . .
Keeping in mind that Sunday is our busiest day of the week, we will continue the policy that no guest cars will be allowed
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in our parking lot before 4pm on Sundays beginning July 1 and ending September 3 . Before 4pm on Sundays, all guest
cars must come to our gate first to be processed –- to get wrist bands and the hang tag. After this is accomplished, the
guest car can then go to the satellite lot at Nardolillo’s. Our staff at the satellite lot will direct the vehicle to a designated
area. (We’ll include all the satellite parking rules in the next issue.) The shuttle bus runs from 9am until 5pm.

NO KID-DING . . .
Two “small fry” changes this season, both in response to Owner requests. First --- no one under the age of 21 will be
allowed to sit at the bar at any time. Second --- no one under the age of 21 will be allowed under the tent after 8pm on
Saturday evenings when there is entertainment. This is the only time on our schedule which is solely dedicated to our
adult members. Please be sure that your children comply with these new regulations.

A STROKE OF GENIUS . . .
If you’d like your little one to take swim lessons, here’s the scoop. Registration for the swim program will be open only to
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Unit Owners from 10am to 4pm daily between Saturday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 31 . Beginning on June 1 ,
                                                                                                th
registration will be open to all Members. The final day for registration will be Friday, June 15 . All Unit assessments must
be paid before your swim lessons can be booked. Parent and child must both present current membership IDs at
registration. Lessons must be paid in full at time of registration (cash or check only) and they must be booked in person.

COVER THE BASES . . .
If you’d like your very little one to enter the pool, here’s the scoop. Any child who is not fully potty trained and who still
requires the use of diapers must wear both swim diapers and swim pants in the pool. In addition, both garments must be
clearly visible. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in an automatic $500 fine to the Unit Owner.

YOU DON’T NEED A LAWYER FOR THIS COURT APPEARANCE . . .
          Hey, here’s a nifty little story about tennis lingo. When calling a tennis score, one might say, for example, “Thirty -
-- Love.” Here, the word “love” equates to “zero.” So why use the word “love”? Some say it’s a corruption of the French
word “l’oeuf” which sounds a little like “love” and which actually means “egg.” So a score of “thirty – love” is actually a
corruption of “thirty – l’oeuf” which would be the equivalent of saying “thirty --- egg”. Now think of the shape of an egg ----
just like a zero, no? Hey, you have to admit that this in an interesting bit of useless trivia. But l digress.
Our tennis pro, Beth-Anne Rafanelli, is offering private, semi-private, and group lessons to all BSBC Members. Lessons
are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays --- and make-up classes are available too. Beth-Anne personally extends a
welcome to Members of all ages. Perhaps you’re new at the game --- or maybe you just want to sharpen your skills.
Beth-Anne has years of experience – she’s a former all-state doubles champion from Toll Gate High School, she was a
four-year member of the varsity team at Salve Regina, and she coached the varsity girls’ team for three years at Toll Gate
High. Moreover, as a seasoned Warwick teacher, she’s well versed in the art of teaching. She’ll have you looking like a
pro on the tennis court in short order! If you’re interested for yourself and/or for your children, contact Beth-Anne directly
at 374-0025 for more information and to sign up.

UNDER COVER OPERATION . . .
In response to Owner requests that we have a dress code under the tent, we instituted a requirement last season that
everyone must wear a shirt or a cover-up under the tent on Saturday evenings after 8pm. This year we’re expanding that
a bit ---- henceforth we’ll require a shirt or a cover-up at any event under the tent. A tee shirt will do fine, but not just a
sweatshirt tied around your shoulders.

IT’S UP TO THE AU PAIR OF YOU . . .
Do you need a sitter to watch your kids here at the Beach Club on Saturday evenings so that you can enjoy the
entertainment under the tent? We’re going to help by coordinating a baby-sitting service. We’re not going to hold your
hand through this process and our involvement will be very minimal. But here’s what we’re going to do ----- we’ll keep a
list of teenagers who would be willing to provide this Saturday evening service. Any interested sitters can sign up on the
list that’s on the Bulletin Board outside the Office. Then if a parent needs help, s/he can just trot over to the list and get all
the contact info. All the details – hours and prices ---- will be negotiated between the parent and the sitter.

LET’S CLEAR THE AIR . . .
As you know, smoking is not allowed in our Restaurant. In response to Owner requests, our no smoking policy will be
extended to another of our eateries. Henceforth, smoking will not be allowed in the table area of the Pit. However, in the
spirit of compromise, smoking will be allowed at the Pit Bar. We look forward to cooperation on everyone’s part.

CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE . . .
That may be a nice holiday song, but you can forget about doing it here at the Beach Club. Capt. James Given, the
Narragansett Fire Marshal, contacted us recently to express his concern about fires on the beach. Remember that any
fires on the beach must be in a self-contained unit with a closed or properly screened top. All fires must be extinguished
by midnight and all debris must be removed from the beach.

LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR PRIVATE PARTS . . .
No, not those private parts! We’re referring to your private beach club --- and “private” is the operative word. One aspect
of the efforts to ensure the exclusivity of this facility is the fact that guests, although certainly welcome, cannot enter this
facility without being invited. And once that guest presents himself at the gate, we must be sure that he is indeed an
invitee. Accordingly, this year the Board of Directors has instructed the Management Team to tighten security at the Gate
and to train the Gate Staff accordingly. Therefore, emphasis will be placed this season on verifying the identity of the
guest in two ways. First, the Gate Staff will ask for a picture ID of every single adult guest. Second, the name on the
guest pass must exactly match the name on the picture ID. If the name does not match exactly (for example, if the ID
uses the name “Michael” and the guest pass uses the name “Mike”), the name will have to be changed on the guest pass.
We urge all owners to take special care in writing the guest’s full name on the guest pass; to do otherwise could result in
delays at the gate while everyone waits for the Gate Staff to change the name on the guest pass. And something tells me
that the folks waiting in line at the gate won’t be blowing kisses!

APPETITE CONTROL . . .
Yes, we’re suggesting a bit of a diet, but this regimen has nothing to do with your appearance. If you lose your
membership ID, the office can make you a duplicate. But last year, these requests were really out of control. In an effort
to curb the appetite for this service, the first duplicate will cost $10, and that fee will increase by $10 for each successive
duplicate. In addition, all duplicates will be noted as such. If at any time the photo on the ID does not match the person
presenting it, the ID will be confiscated and the unit will be fined $100 for facilitating a trespasser. Hmm, maybe this does
have something to do with your appearance after all.
HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS . . .
          We may love our guests, but there’s a problem if we love them more than eight times a season. At the end of last
season, we realized that there was still some confusion regarding the rule which governs how many times a guest may
visit the Beach Club. The rule is that “Daily guests may not visit the Club more than eight times during any one season,
no more than four of which may be on a weekend or a holiday.” This does not mean that a guest may visit eight times per
unit. That guest may visit eight times per season – not per unit. And the other part of that rule states that “The fee for
each visit beyond eight per season and/or beyond four per weekend/holiday will be $50, regardless of day or age.”
          And one more detail --- the Gate Staff will not notify you or your guest that the pending visit will incur a $50 fee.
That’s because you are indeed allowed to bring that guest to the facility as many times as you wish – but the fee for each
visit after the eighth (or after the fourth weekend visit) will be $50. This rule is not new; it has been in effect since 2004.
We’re hoping that this will clarify the issue so that, after eight years, no one will end up behind the eight ball.

WEATHER OR NOT . . .
So you’re sitting at home wondering whether you should go to the Beach Club or hit the mall. You’re wondering if it’s
sunny, if it’s windy, or if it’s hot in Narragansett. Well, wonder no more! You can get all of that information directly from
our website. We have a webcam above the main deck and it looks directly onto the beach, so you can see the beach in
real time. And the site will also give you the weather conditions at the Beach Club i.e. temperature, humidity, wind
direction and speed. Just go to www.bonnetshoresbeachclub.com, click on webcam, then click on the arrow and the
picture will begin. Well, yes, you have to sit through a 30 second commercial, but that’s what pays for the service. You
get so much info and a real time picture too --- much better than calling the girls in the office for a weather report.

WE’RE STARTING A WIFE SWAP . . .
Heh, heh, that got your attention, didn’t it? The only swapping here at the Beach Club involves books. Please save all
the books you’ve read and then just drop them off in the Office. Everyone --- especially you ---- loves to while away the
hours on the beach with a good book in hand. It’s a better use of your time than daydreaming about a wife swap!

Here’s a summary of all of the events discussed in this issue:
                May 19                            Pit Bar opens weekends only in May
                May 26                            Pit Grille and Snack Bar open for the holiday weekend only
                June 1                            Pit Bar, Pit Grille, Snack Bar open full time
                June 17                           Italian Night
                June 20                           First Wine Dinner
                June 21                           First Pasta Night
                June 22                           Dining Room Opens
                June 24                           First Sunday Brunch Buffet
                                                  Irish Night
                July 1                            Entertainment starts with World Premier
                July 4                            Pig Roast
                                                  Entertainment by High Definition
                July 6                            Fireworks
                                                  Summer Cookout
                July 7                            Entertainment by Malloi
                July 8                            Entertainment by The Driftwoods
                July 11                           Cigar Night
All reservations are made by calling the restaurant directly at 783-3739.
                                  BONNET SHORES BEACH CLUB

                                 BONNET BEACON
                                         Issue 1                           April, 2012
FROM THE OVAL CABANA . . .
The first issue of the Beacon each year is always the most fun to prepare because it signals a time when opening day is
almost here and the entire season is still ahead of us. The staff is working very hard as it is now crunch time and they truly
want the club to be at its best for your arrival. It is both a stressful and exciting time for all concerned as we work hard to
prepare for a smooth opening.

Perhaps the best thing I can say about this winter is that it has been uneventful. You will notice some significant
improvements to the club on your return. But unlike other years, each project that we tackled this year was completed
without any major setbacks. In addition, you will see nothing but familiar faces on the management team. I cannot
emphasize enough how important that is to the continued smooth operation of the beach club.

So, this issue is full of details about some of our plans for the coming season and about some of the things we have
changed. As you read it, get that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from the realization that we will be together again at
the beach in just a few short weeks.

                                                                   John A. Coletti, BSBCCA President


R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P. . . .
                                                          nd
Our Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 7pm at the R.I. Shriners’ building in Cranston (adjacent to
Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet). We would really like to see you there --- the meeting always has some very interesting
conversations. And it’s a great way to start the new season. But if you can’t make it, we ask you to send in your proxy as
soon as possible. We need 518 weighted voted in order to have a quorum, without which we cannot conduct any
business. So please sign and date your proxy – and return it to us. Hey, why not go do it right now?

TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH --- TELL A MEMBER . . .
Part of this issue (and the next) is devoted to new policies and rules (most of which are the result of over 30 Owner-
generated suggestions which the Board discussed at length this winter) which every Beach Club Member will need to
know. Therefore, we ask you, as a Unit Owner, to please pass this information along to all the members of your unit. We
want to be sure that everyone is aware of the new policies way ahead of time so there won’t be any surprises this
summer. Of course, if any member ever has questions regarding any rule whatsoever, all the information can be found in
the Rule Book that’s posted on our website. It’s posted there all season for the convenience of our members.

OPEN SESAME . . .
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Here are the dates you’ve been waiting for! This season, the Beach Club will open (yippee) on Saturday, May 19 and
                                       th
will close on Sunday, September 30 . But even Ali Baba would admit that there’s really no magic in figuring out these
dates ---- opening is traditionally on the Saturday before Memorial Day Weekend and closing is customarily on the last
Sunday in September. So that means that we have only about 40 days to go!

MEGA BITES . . .
The Management Team has built a calendar of events that’s full to the brim. Chef David will be working on over-drive to
provide you with an excitingly scrumptious summer. Plans include an Italian Night and an Irish Night, both with
accompanying ethnic food and entertainment --- a Hawaiian Luau complete with an entire roasted pig --- a Shore
Dinner that’ll bring you right back to Rocky Point --- and a Mardi Gras Day with food favorites from New Orleans. And
new this year will be a Sunday Brunch Buffet every week. There will also be Senior Luncheons, Wine Dinners, and Cigar
Nights. And ---- wait for it ---- at Chef David’s suggestion, we’ve purchased a pizza oven for the pit. So now we’ll have
piping hot pizzas (individual as well as 12 inch with various toppings of your choice) and toasted grinders on a regular
basis at the Pit Grille! Looks like it’s going to be a delicious summer!
FUN-TASTIC EVENTS. . .
But wait --- we’re not finished. There’s so much more that’s been squeezed into the calendar. We’re having Fireworks
           th
(on July 6 ), a Hypnotist’s Show, a Karaoke Night, our New Year’s Eve Celebration, three Movie Nights, the Sand
Sculpture Contest, a Kids’ Day with Big Nazo, Halloween Trick or Treating, and so much more. As you can see, the
Team has transformed fun and entertainment into an art form. Let the games begin!

AT YOUR SERVICE . . .
The food service will not be in full swing on Opening Day. But we don’t want you to suffer from neglect. So on Opening
Day Weekend, pizzas (cooked fresh in our brand new pizza ovens) will be available at the Pit Grille, beverages (both
alcoholic and non) will be available at the Pit Bar, and free coffee and Danish will be available in the Restaurant. The Pit
Grille and Bar will be open only weekends in May, the Snack Bar opens on Memorial Day, and the Restaurant will open at
the end of June. More details including exact opening dates and hours of operation in the Opening Day issue.

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS . . .
If you’d like your little one to take swim lessons, here’s the scoop. Registration for the swim program will be open only to
                                                                        th                         st                     st
Unit Owners from 10am to 4pm daily between Saturday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 31 . Beginning on June 1 ,
                                                                                                th
registration will be open to all Members. The final day for registration will be Friday, June 15 . All Unit assessments must
be paid before your swim lessons can be booked. Parent and child must both present current membership IDs at
registration. Lessons must be paid in full at time of registration (cash or check only) and they must be booked in person

PIECES OF EIGHT . . .
You won’t be able to buy a guest pass with those Spanish coins, but you will need eight U.S. dollars to purchase one.
Whereas guest passes have been priced in multiples of $7 for the past few years, this year they’ll be priced in multiples of
$8. So here’s a summary --- $8 weekdays, $8 weekends After-4, $16 weekends, $16 Memorial Day and Labor Day, $24
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Sundays from July 1 through Labor Day, $24 July 4 , $30 July 6 , $175 house guest pass. Weekday After-4 stays at
                                                                                    th
$1. (I bet you just figured out that our Fireworks display will be on Friday, July 6 !)

PAHK THE CAH IN HAHVAHD YAHD . . .
But why take your guest to Boston when you could take that guest to our beautiful seaside club? However, if that guest
arrives in his own vehicle, that guest will have to pay a $5 parking fee weekdays before 4pm. The new $5 weekday
parking fee is just one more step in emphasizing the exclusivity of this private facility. All other guest parking fees will
                                                                                                                th             th
remain constant --- $15 weekend parking fee, $15 Memorial Day and Labor Day parking fee, $20 July 4 and July 6
parking fee, free parking with an After-4 guest pass, no guest parking in our lot on Sundays before 4pm. (Please note that
the Nardolillo lot is not available to us if a funeral or wake is taking place there.) We want to take this opportunity to offer
a very special and heartfelt thank you to Bobby Nardolillo for his generosity in allowing us to use his lot on Sundays in July
and August. We want to be sure that all members realize that Bobby does not charge us any fee whatsoever; he does
this out of the goodness of his heart because he saw a need and stepped forward to help.

ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA . . .
This season we’re going to have two Members Only Days on the third Sunday in July and the third Sunday in August. On
these days, no guests will be allowed to enter the facility --- not even after 4pm. This is just another perk of membership
in our treasure by the sea. We’re confident that members will appreciate days that are dedicated solely to them. Please
make note of the dates so that you won’t invite Cousin Vinny on these days.

READY --- SET --- DON’T GO . . .
The weather this winter and spring has truly been for the record books with some recent days more summer-like than
spring-like. And on those beautiful sunny days when the weather is warm and you get your summer shorts out of the
back of the closet, we all want to run down and set up our chairs on the beach. But we have to remind you that the Beach
Club is closed. Moreover, this is the busiest time of the year for our staff. Construction is going on in various areas,
awnings are being installed throughout the facility, paint is being touched up here and there, new computers are being
installed in the office, the Logo Loft is a sea of boxes which have to be unpacked, the restaurant and snack bar are being
spiffed up and stocked, the Pit bar is being rebuilt, and the Pit is being set up and stocked. It’s a flurry of activity so that
our workers can complete the numerous tasks at hand in order to get everything ready for Opening Day. You can blame
                                                                                      th
us for being party-poopers, but we must respectfully insist that you wait until May 19 .
                                  BONNET SHORES BEACH CLUB

                                 BONNET BEACON
                                         Issue 1                           April, 2012
FROM THE OVAL CABANA . . .
The first issue of the Beacon each year is always the most fun to prepare because it signals a time when opening day is
almost here and the entire season is still ahead of us. The staff is working very hard as it is now crunch time and they truly
want the club to be at its best for your arrival. It is both a stressful and exciting time for all concerned as we work hard to
prepare for a smooth opening.

Perhaps the best thing I can say about this winter is that it has been uneventful. You will notice some significant
improvements to the club on your return. But unlike other years, each project that we tackled this year was completed
without any major setbacks. In addition, you will see nothing but familiar faces on the management team. I cannot
emphasize enough how important that is to the continued smooth operation of the beach club.

So, this issue is full of details about some of our plans for the coming season and about some of the things we have
changed. As you read it, get that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from the realization that we will be together again at
the beach in just a few short weeks.

                                                                   John A. Coletti, BSBCCA President


R.S.V.P. A.S.A.P. . . .
                                                          nd
Our Annual Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 2 at 7pm at the R.I. Shriners’ building in Cranston (adjacent to
Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet). We would really like to see you there --- the meeting always has some very interesting
conversations. And it’s a great way to start the new season. But if you can’t make it, we ask you to send in your proxy as
soon as possible. We need 518 weighted voted in order to have a quorum, without which we cannot conduct any
business. So please sign and date your proxy – and return it to us. Hey, why not go do it right now?

TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH --- TELL A MEMBER . . .
Part of this issue (and the next) is devoted to new policies and rules (most of which are the result of over 30 Owner-
generated suggestions which the Board discussed at length this winter) which every Beach Club Member will need to
know. Therefore, we ask you, as a Unit Owner, to please pass this information along to all the members of your unit. We
want to be sure that everyone is aware of the new policies way ahead of time so there won’t be any surprises this
summer. Of course, if any member ever has questions regarding any rule whatsoever, all the information can be found in
the Rule Book that’s posted on our website. It’s posted there all season for the convenience of our members.

OPEN SESAME . . .
                                                                                                                th
Here are the dates you’ve been waiting for! This season, the Beach Club will open (yippee) on Saturday, May 19 and
                                       th
will close on Sunday, September 30 . But even Ali Baba would admit that there’s really no magic in figuring out these
dates ---- opening is traditionally on the Saturday before Memorial Day Weekend and closing is customarily on the last
Sunday in September. So that means that we have only about 40 days to go!

MEGA BITES . . .
The Management Team has built a calendar of events that’s full to the brim. Chef David will be working on over-drive to
provide you with an excitingly scrumptious summer. Plans include an Italian Night and an Irish Night, both with
accompanying ethnic food and entertainment --- a Hawaiian Luau complete with an entire roasted pig --- a Shore
Dinner that’ll bring you right back to Rocky Point --- and a Mardi Gras Day with food favorites from New Orleans. And
new this year will be a Sunday Brunch Buffet every week. There will also be Senior Luncheons, Wine Dinners, and Cigar
Nights. And ---- wait for it ---- at Chef David’s suggestion, we’ve purchased a pizza oven for the pit. So now we’ll have
piping hot pizzas (individual as well as 12 inch with various toppings of your choice) and toasted grinders on a regular
basis at the Pit Grille! Looks like it’s going to be a delicious summer!
FUN-TASTIC EVENTS. . .
But wait --- we’re not finished. There’s so much more that’s been squeezed into the calendar. We’re having Fireworks
           th
(on July 6 ), a Hypnotist’s Show, a Karaoke Night, our New Year’s Eve Celebration, three Movie Nights, the Sand
Sculpture Contest, a Kids’ Day with Big Nazo, Halloween Trick or Treating, and so much more. As you can see, the
Team has transformed fun and entertainment into an art form. Let the games begin!

AT YOUR SERVICE . . .
The food service will not be in full swing on Opening Day. But we don’t want you to suffer from neglect. So on Opening
Day Weekend, pizzas (cooked fresh in our brand new pizza ovens) will be available at the Pit Grille, beverages (both
alcoholic and non) will be available at the Pit Bar, and free coffee and Danish will be available in the Restaurant. The Pit
Grille and Bar will be open only weekends in May, the Snack Bar opens on Memorial Day, and the Restaurant will open at
the end of June. More details including exact opening dates and hours of operation in the Opening Day issue.

DIFFERENT STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS . . .
If you’d like your little one to take swim lessons, here’s the scoop. Registration for the swim program will be open only to
                                                                        th                         st                     st
Unit Owners from 10am to 4pm daily between Saturday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 31 . Beginning on June 1 ,
                                                                                                th
registration will be open to all Members. The final day for registration will be Friday, June 15 . All Unit assessments must
be paid before your swim lessons can be booked. Parent and child must both present current membership IDs at
registration. Lessons must be paid in full at time of registration (cash or check only) and they must be booked in person

PIECES OF EIGHT . . .
You won’t be able to buy a guest pass with those Spanish coins, but you will need eight U.S. dollars to purchase one.
Whereas guest passes have been priced in multiples of $7 for the past few years, this year they’ll be priced in multiples of
$8. So here’s a summary --- $8 weekdays, $8 weekends After-4, $16 weekends, $16 Memorial Day and Labor Day, $24
                       st                                th            th
Sundays from July 1 through Labor Day, $24 July 4 , $30 July 6 , $175 house guest pass. Weekday After-4 stays at
                                                                                    th
$1. (I bet you just figured out that our Fireworks display will be on Friday, July 6 !)

PAHK THE CAH IN HAHVAHD YAHD . . .
But why take your guest to Boston when you could take that guest to our beautiful seaside club? However, if that guest
arrives in his own vehicle, that guest will have to pay a $5 parking fee weekdays before 4pm. The new $5 weekday
parking fee is just one more step in emphasizing the exclusivity of this private facility. All other guest parking fees will
                                                                                                                th             th
remain constant --- $15 weekend parking fee, $15 Memorial Day and Labor Day parking fee, $20 July 4 and July 6
parking fee, free parking with an After-4 guest pass, no guest parking in our lot on Sundays before 4pm. (Please note that
the Nardolillo lot is not available to us if a funeral or wake is taking place there.) We want to take this opportunity to offer
a very special and heartfelt thank you to Bobby Nardolillo for his generosity in allowing us to use his lot on Sundays in July
and August. We want to be sure that all members realize that Bobby does not charge us any fee whatsoever; he does
this out of the goodness of his heart because he saw a need and stepped forward to help.

ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA . . .
This season we’re going to have two Members Only Days on the third Sunday in July and the third Sunday in August. On
these days, no guests will be allowed to enter the facility --- not even after 4pm. This is just another perk of membership
in our treasure by the sea. We’re confident that members will appreciate days that are dedicated solely to them. Please
make note of the dates so that you won’t invite Cousin Vinny on these days.

READY --- SET --- DON’T GO . . .
The weather this winter and spring has truly been for the record books with some recent days more summer-like than
spring-like. And on those beautiful sunny days when the weather is warm and you get your summer shorts out of the
back of the closet, we all want to run down and set up our chairs on the beach. But we have to remind you that the Beach
Club is closed. Moreover, this is the busiest time of the year for our staff. Construction is going on in various areas,
awnings are being installed throughout the facility, paint is being touched up here and there, new computers are being
installed in the office, the Logo Loft is a sea of boxes which have to be unpacked, the restaurant and snack bar are being
spiffed up and stocked, the Pit bar is being rebuilt, and the Pit is being set up and stocked. It’s a flurry of activity so that
our workers can complete the numerous tasks at hand in order to get everything ready for Opening Day. You can blame
                                                                                      th
us for being party-poopers, but we must respectfully insist that you wait until May 19 .

				
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