Regular working board meeting to obtain updates on ongoing projects. VDMIA members are welcome to sit in on the meeting. Any member wishing to discuss an idea, suggestion, or topic - please contact VDMIA President Steve Saputo (Email: VinaDelMarIsland@gmail.com) by the Monday (11/18/19) prior to the meeting in order to be added to the agenda.
Start cleaning out the closets and the garage to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Vina Del Mar Island Wide Community Yard Sale. This event is sponsored the VDMIA (your island community association) who will be paying for/placing event advertising in the Tampa Bay Times and other local print publications on the islands behalf.
The Goodwill Donation Truck will be at the Vina Park from 10-3 the day of the event. Anyone is welcome to drop off unsold items, or other items they no longer want or need.
If you will participating in this event as a seller - please send a quick note to the association so that we know to place a directional sign near your street.
Regular working board meeting to obtain updates on ongoing projects. VDMIA members are welcome to sit in on the meeting. Any member wishing to discuss an idea, suggestion, or topic - please contact VDMIA President Steve Saputo (Email: VinaDelMarIsland@gmail.com) by the Monday (10/14/19) prior to the meeting in order to be added to the agenda.
Save the Date....
....for the return of this fun event complete with great beverages (Fall Beers, Wine & Other Beverages, delicious food (Hot dogs, Burgers & Pulled Pork) prepared by “our” SPB Firemen.
Music by Vina’s very own: Laurie Loyst, and most importantly the company of fellow neighbors, friends and soon to be friends!
BRING A CHAIR
TICKETS ARE $10.00 PER PERSON for Vina Association Members & $15.00 PER PERSON FOR NON-MEMBERS Payable in Advance ….. It Pays to be a Member!
Registration and Payment Required by Wednesday, October 2ND, 2019
Please Click the Link below, Print the Form, Complete and along with payment. Make Checks payable to VDMIA and drop off at: 270 N. Tessier Drive. Be sure to provide Name, Number of People and an Email address (You can put in the mailbox or in the box on the front porch. Questions Contact: email@example.com or Call 727-289-1643
(In Case of Rain, Event will be Cancelled & Refunds Given)
Dear Vina Park Lovers
Please join us for one (1) hour or two (2) for a “hand’s on” weeding event. Garden tools (gloves, small shovel etc.), are not required in order to help but if you have any feel free to bring them along. Come join us at the Vina Park under the Arch (Berm) Saturday morning September 21st. We need helpers to do some weeding and clean up around the Vina Arch.
We all (VDMIA) “Thank You” in advance for your participation and help. With a handful of people it won’t take long at all. See you Saturday!
August 4th - Vina Eve in the Park
Come visit with friends, get to know your neighbors, make new friends, play games, dance, and have fun relaxing and enjoying each others company! There will be live music for dancing and games to play at our beautiful Vina Park & picnic shelter.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Bring an appetizer to share
Bring board games, volleyball net & ball, or any lawn games
We will have fire pits for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores. VDMIA will provide the marshmallows, sticks, graham crackers, & chocolate. if you have any questions, contact Dee Dee Mandel (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heather Riley (email@example.com).
Vina Del Mar Park - cul-de-sac
Take advantage of this CONVENIENT and FREE opportunity to VDMIA 2019 MEMBERS to confidentially and securely destroy no longer needed personal papers, taxes, files, business statements, documents etc. Acceptable items to bring include paper documents, data CDs, DVDs, magnetic media, x-ray films, microfilm, and microfiche.
Due to a vendor change, the Vina Del Mar Island Association (VDMIA) Board is very pleased to share that this year we have been able to schedule a much more comprehensive and larger event...which will include PERSONAL AND BUSINESS materials with no limits on quantity!! So bring all that you have! The more the better! The more material collected - the lower the bill to the VDMIA.
In order to offset the significant increase in cost which is being absorbed by the VDMIA, the Board has decided to open the event to include participation by PAG and SPB residents. As a result, we are anticipating a very strong turnout for this event.
Vina homeowners are welcome to drop off items to be shredded at any time during the 4 hour event. However, for the convenience of - and to better accommodate our Vina homeowners - the first hour of the event (9am-10am) is only open to Vina VDMIA MEMBER homeowners.
So.......clean out those closets, file drawers, and other paper storage areas and bring it to the Vina park cul-de-sac on Saturday May 18th,2019
NEW EVENT! Vina Spring Fling Community Wide Event at Vina Park
(In case of rain, we will hold the event at Warren Webster Hall)
Saturday March 2nd. 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
A Fun Festive Welcome to Spring for Vina Residents and friends, families, pets, kids, singles are all welcome.
Bring your chair, your drinks and something to share (Pot Luck)
Music & Entertainment By our very own Vina Resident - Laurie Loyst who is a former NYC cabaret /off-Broadway artist. Roy Sanders of BACKSTAGE magazine called her a “….razzle-dazzle entertainer.” She has entertained at theme parks, cruise ships, and major NYC orchestras. She recently finished singing regularly in Gulfport, and is currently performing her one-woman themed, cabaret shows in St. Pete Beach.
We would like to take this opportunity to find out what is going on in Vina. We want to find out what businesses, interests and talents we have on Vina by having craft tables, information tables, club tables, baked goods, music etc.
If you have a special talent you want to share, or have a club / group idea you want to start, a class you want to teach ...this is for you!
Some ideas are Dinner Out Club, Book Group, Yoga or Fitness, Walking Club, Sunrise-Sunset Club, Coin Club, Chess Club, Crafts Club, Mommy and Me group. We are a community of many talents - don't be shy and connect with others-bring your ideas!
If you would like to set up a display showing your wares, talents, ideas, etc. you want to share with others, bring what you need!
We will not be providing tables. Please RSVP by Feb 10th.
We would also like to put together a Resident Angie's List of Resources that Vina Residents can provide so we can keep it local.
Warren Webster Community Center.
This meeting is open/free to current (2018 - 19 dues paid) Vina Del Mar Island Association members. For those wishing to attend who are not members, the cost is $10/person. At the annual membership meeting, the VDMIA President will review with members the 2018 VDMIA activities and projects that were completed, provide an update on those projects still ongoing, and introduce expected projects and initiatives for 2019. A Buffet style dinner will be catered by Gennaro’s Restaurant . This is a BYOB meeting. Water and ice will be provided.
The meeting will begin at 6pm with a 30 minute social mixer followed by a buffet style dinner (provided by TBD) at 6:30pm. The Board presentation will begin at 7:00pm. Current dues paid VDMIA members in attendance will be asked to vote to accept the nominees for the open 2019-2020 board positions.
WE MUST HAVE YOUR RSVP BY NOON (12PM) TUESDAY (JANUARY 29TH) IN ORDER TO ENSURE ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION & PROMPT REPLIES. SEE THE LATEST VDMIA EMAIL ON HOW TO RSVP
Expect minor traffic delays on East and West Vina, including the 21st Ave bridge as the half marathon travels across the island.
Maddie Zolfo, of neighboring Treasure Island, started running late in life, at 31 years old. By the time she was 45 years old, she had achieved status as an elite, long distance Masters runner. Among her many achievements, Maddie won the Sarasota Marathon, won the New York City Half Marathon, took 3rd place, age group, at the Boston Marathon, and took first place female, while establishing Master's course records, at the Tallahassee 50 Miler and the Croom 50K. Maddie broke three hours at both the Gasparilla and Kiawah Marathons.
Maddie passed away in July of 2016, at the age of 51 years old, and this race honors her passion and commitment to running, to her friends and to life.
RSVP Deadline: Form and payment due by Midnight December 7th, 2018. Your choice of entrée and payment (see link to form below) MUST be dropped off at the VDMIA Drop Box now located at 3043 W. Vina Del Mar Blvd (under front window) by the above Deadline.
Please join your fellow Vina islanders for a festive evening of food, drink and socializing during this joyous time of year. This year's Holiday Meal will be prepared by Karalee German and her band of merry Elf Volunteers which will feature a sit-down dinner, with a choice of Shrimp or Pork entrée. Live music by Lightning Jack ... and of course, a ”cash donation bar.” We have made arrangements with the Pass-A-Grille Woman’s Club to use their clubhouse for this year’s party. (There will be NO parking at the Yacht Club – handicapped accessible ramp at side entrance of Club house) others are encouraged to park at the beach near 22nd Ave & Gulf Way.
PRICE: $22 per person for VDMIA Members and $26 per person for guests
Click HERE for more Info and to Print the RSVP form: Note! If you can’t print or want to download the form just put all of the requested information on a piece of paper along with payment and drop it off by the deadline of December 7th at midnight.
Paradise Grill - Pass-a-Grille
Dutch treat-buy what you enjoy for lunch
Enjoy the community kids and families for this informal event Tweens/Teens/Kids/Families of all ages are welcome!
Come relax and visit with your Vina neighbors while having lunch and fun at the beach before School Starts!
Please bring sand toys/games to share and your favorite beach music
This event is being organized by Dee Dee Mandell, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org questions.
Its time to cover up the bare mound under the Arch! Please join us for this full-fledged community “hand’s on” event. Garden tools are not required in order to help but if you have any please bring them along. Grab a shovel, a digging/pitch fork, hand trowel, a pair of gloves or whatever gardening tools you have handy (be sure to put your name on them)….and of course a sprinkling of sweat (it is Florida!)…. a scoop of island pride…. a bucket of enthusiasm….and join us at the Vina Park Saturday morning May 12.th. We will need helpers to transport plants from the holding area, dig holes, prepare the soil, shovel and carry buckets of bedding shells, and of course transfer the plants, small shrubs, flowers, and ground cover from their pots to their new home of honor under the Vina Arch.
We are also welcoming monetary donations toward this project.
VDMIA Working Board Meeting.
6:30 pm Warren Webster Building
Monthly board meeting to obtain updates on ongoing projects. VDMIA members are welcome to attend to observe/listen. Anyone wishing to have an item, idea or suggestion discussed at the meeting needs to notify the President by the Monday prior to the meeting in order to be added to the meeting agenda.
Michelle Galusha, event chair 727-337-6127
(volunteers to help are needed for this event - please reach out to Michelle if you can lend a hand)
Rumor has it that the Easter Bunny may be on it's way to the Vina Park on Saturday March 31 from 2-4 pm to offer up some Spring festivities for the enjoyment of Vina residents young and old. Light refreshments and snacks will be served by the VDMIA. You are welcome to bring additional snacks/light-fare of your own for sharing as well as personal beverages. Gather with family, friends and neighbors for a fun filled afternoon.
Board Meeting: This meeting has been rescheduled FROM Mar 21st. Agenda includes committee and project updates, and discussion regarding Free Little Lending Library.
Warren Webster Community Building
Join us for an evening of mingling while enjoying some fine Irish fare. The gathering is for young, old, and all those somewhere in between. This is a BYOB event. Dinner, dessert, water, ice, cups, and paper goods will be provided. The social mixer begins at 6, with dinner at 6:30pm
Cost: Vina association members: $10.00/adult $5/child Non members/Guests: $15/person
So that we prepare enough food, this is a rsvp, pre-pay activity. Please click below to print the rsvp form.
Deadline to RSVP is Monday March 12
Organizational Board meeting to establish roles, projects, and committee chairperson responsibilities following Jan 2018 membership meeting Board nominations/elections. Updates on ongoing projects will also be discussed.
RSVP deadline: Form and payment due by December 10.
Silas Dent Steakhouse - Long Key Banquet Room - please join your fellow Vina islanders for a festive evening of food, drink and socializing during this joyous time of year. This year's Christmas dinner will again feature a selection of buffet items, music...perhaps a little dancing for those so inclined....and of course, a cash bar.
Monthly Board Meeting - update on ongoing projects and 'meet and greet' with members who are interested in becoming board members, committee volunteers or chairpersons for upcoming projects.
Come join the Vina Del Mar Island Association children's events committee in the Vina Del Mar Park for some family fun including an ice cream social, Halloween costume contest, and games. Winners of the decorated pumpkin photo scavenger hunt will announced (please click on the event announcement below for complete details on how to participate in this portion of VinaWeen). Please bring a light-fare snack food item to share and your own beverage of choice. Ice Cream will be provided by the VDMIA.
VinaWeen is free to current 2017 dues paid VDMIA members. $5/child for non-members and guests of members.
UPDATE: Warren Webster is unavailable due to flooring renovations. As a result, this months meeting has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Regular working Board Meeting. All VDMIA members are welcome to attend and sit in on the meeting. If you wish to have an item added to the agenda for Board discussion, please call Jeff DeLiberty (732-687-6790) by 5:00 pm Sept 18.
The Vina Del Mar Island Association has partnered with Pinellas County to bring a Haz-To-Go mobile collection truck to the island. This event is free and is a convenient way for residents to safely dispose of and recycle chemicals and electronics, such as old computers, TVs, paint, fluorescent bulbs, or fertilizer. Staff will remove items from your vehicle. The Mobile Collection Truck - which will be clearly recognizable - will be located at the Vina Del Mar Park cul de sac and will be manned by Pinellas County Haz-Mat Collection specialists. We recognize that having this event on a weekday mid day is not the most ideal - however it was the only option available to us as Pinellas County does not have current staffing to accommodate a Saturday event at this time. We hope that as many as possible will be able to take advantage of the drop off point.
Stroll down to the beach and join us for a very casual Vina friends and neighbors beach gathering as we watch the first sunset of the Summer. Bring your favorite beverage, a blanket or chair, and perhaps a snack to share. (Bathrooms are available across the street at Hurley Park).
Park/meet at 15th Ave and Gulf Way crossover. Sunset is approximately 8:30pm on Jun 21.
Vina Del Mar Park
Come join us for this year's Wond-Egg-land event - an event that blends an Alice In Wonderland Tea Party theme with Easter in the Park. This Spring event is for children of all ages.....adults included. Participate in the optional costume contests - prizes will be awarded for the best dressed Alice as well as for the most original 'Dress-like-an-Egg' costumes. Egg hunts by age group for children up to 10 years. 3-on-3 Basketball tournament for preteens and teens. There will even be a 'Mad Hatter Top Hat' decorating contest (craft supplies provided). Various games and activities are planned. Take a break from the tasks of the day and stop by to watch, enjoy, and participate in what is sure to be another adorable event. Light refreshments will be provided by the VDMIA but please feel free to bring a light snack for sharing and any beverages of choice. Registrations are being handled online. Please click the link below to register by April 12.
This event is free for children/grandchildren of current 2017 dues paid VDMIA members and $5/child for non VDMIA members or non resident children.
PLEASE NOTE: any children wishing to participate in the in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament (ages 9+) need to have their name's submitted by April 5.
Please contact Michelle Galusha for additional info: 727.337.6217 / email@example.com
A great opportunity to unwind after the Vina Community Wide Garage Sale. Not participating in the Sale.....it's still a great opportunity to relax and unwind! This event is being held in Hurley Park. The VDMIA is inviting all Vina residents, as well as our friends in Pass-A-Grille, to come out and enjoy a neighborly Fall evening. Live Steel Drum music will be provided by Lightning Jack! Mastry's Brewing Co. (St Pete Beach) will also be at the event.
THIS IS A PAY IN ADVANCE/RESERVATION REQUIRED event. The deadline to register and pay is November 1. Tickets are $5.00/person for VDMIA members and $10.00/person for non members. Ticket includes a plate of food (Brats, Beans, and Potato Salad) and 1 drink ticket. (Drinks available include beer from Mastry's, assorted seasonal/pumpkin beers as well as a couple good ol' American stand-bys, wine and soft drinks/water. ) Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase.