News from the Beach
August 7, 2018
Summer breeze

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The summer isn’t over yet! There is still time to schedule any classes your child hasn’t tried out yet, still frienships to be made, new skills to learn…summer adventures await! If you’re just joining us this week, we are so excited to see you!  Don’t forget we have free swim twice a day, check out the KBIA store, join our family bonfire night on Wednesday, and either participate in or cheer on the annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta this Saturday.  Let’s make the most of the last two weeks of summer at KBIA! 
KBIA Swim Meet
This Friday!
Article ImageOn Friday, August 10th, KBIA is hosting a swim meet from 6 to 8 PM at the KBIA pool.  Only the KBIA swim team will be competing and we will be dividing ourselves into four teams. If your child has participated in swim team at any point this summer, they are eligible to participate in the swim meet. If your child has not participated in swim team but would still like to participate in the meet, you must ask Anu’s permission and your child must prove they can swim one full length of the pool. 
Please see Anu at the pool before Friday to let her know if you would like your child to participate in the swim meet and what events they are comfortable swimming. Your child may also speak with Anu on their own. We also love spectators, so come cheer on your friends!!


Reid Sacco Family Regatta

This Saturday


Join us this Saturday, August 11, for the ninth annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta at KBIA.  The regatta honors a longtime student and instructor of KBIA who passed away at the age of 20 of sarcoma, in 2005. We always have a blast out on the water as we remember Reid and sail in support of others fighting sarcoma.  We hope to see you there!
10 AM Skipper Meeting
10:30 AM Start

KBIA Store Sale
Come on in!

We hope to see you at the KBIA store this week – all purchases of $50 or more will get 15% off — but only until this Friday!  This is a great opportunity to stock up on your KBIA momentos, shirts, tumblers, mugs, beach blankets, hats, burlap bags, etc…hurry in!

The store is located at Strong Cottage and open during office hours Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM (closed for lunch between 12 to 1 PM).


Extend the gift of “summer”
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KBIA is truely a unique experience, offering children the opportunity to pick and choose classes, tailoring to their specific interests.  We are proud to run such an extensive variety of programs year after year – from surfing, sailing, kayaking, to reading, drama, pottery, to swim team, golfing, tennis, woodworking…and so much more…there is something for everyone.  We owe these fantastic summers at KBIA to the generosity of members and donors. 
Please help us keep the spirit of summer alive for children who are unable to attend KBIA without assistance.  For every $500 donated to the KBIA scholarship fund, we are able to invite a child to attend KBIA for a four week scholarship!  The impact of a summer spent swimming, sailing, and just “being a kid” has a lasting impression. All donations — large, small and/or online are greatly appreciated.
Membership Directory due out this fall
Our annual Membership Directory, due out in late September, makes it easy to stay in touch with your KBIA friends and family throughout the year. Our annual publication lists our trophy winners as well as the 2018 list of KBIA staff and families’ names, addresses, e-mails and phone numbers. In order for it to be as accurate as possible, please make sure the office has your latest contact information. And if you haven’t joined yet for 2018, you have until September 1st
Season finale: August BBQ & Awards
Saturday, August 18
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Join us at KBIA this Saturday, August 18, for the second and final barbecue and awards ceremony. Just like our July event, our August BBQ and Awards Ceremony will kick off with assorted watersports in the pool for various ages:
8:30 to 9:00 AM: 3- 4 year olds
9:00 to 9:30 AM: 5- 6 year olds
9:30 to 10:00 AM: 7- 8 year olds
10:00 to 10:30 AM: 9 and older
10:30 to 11:00 AM: Free swim for all ages
At 11 AM, we will begin the awards portion of the day, handing out various KBIA “wedges” and traditional KBIA honors.
The awards will be followed by a BBQ of hot dogs, veggie burgers, hamburgers, chips, potato salad, and cake! 
Cost is $6.
At 1:30 PM, we will hold our annual Membership Meeting under the white tent. All KBIA members are invited for an opportunity to share thoughts on the season, air ideas for next summer, and ask questions of the Board and/or Executive Director. If you are unable to attend, and would like to send suggestions, please e-mail Martin Lodish.  We hope to see you there!
This week at KBIA
MONDAY MOVIE NIGHT: “Moana,” Rated PG, 7 to 9 PM, $8. (Ages 7-12)
MEGA AWESOME TWEEN/TEEN COMBO TUESDAY NIGHT:  Pool Party/Laser Tag/Cookout.  6 to 9 PM, $28. (Ages 11+) 
WEDNESDAY MOVIE NIGHT: “Hercules” Rated G, 7 to 9 PM  $8. (Ages 4-10)

*Please preregister for all the above events at the office so we may accurately plan for transportation and/or admission fees.
**Registration for movie night is limited to 50 children, and registration for movie night at the office closes at 4PM the day of the movie or when we reach capacity. Please be advised we almost always reach capacity!
Saturday, August 11…11:30 to 1 PM (Open KAYAK ONLY today due to regatta)
Sunday, August 1210 AM to 2:30 PM
*Open to members, bring a life jacket and closed toe shoes.