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2019 Season Finale

News from the Beach
August 19, 2019
See you next summer!
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The end of the season is always bittersweet, this year especially for me, as it is my last at KBIA. But, our 109th season at KBIA was one of the best yet and we want to thank all 640 participants who were here with us throughout the summer for all the fun.
 
Weekly we offered more than 55 various programs, sold-out movie nights, bonfires on the beach, teen and tween nights, and open sail/kayak weekends.  We also hosted our 28th annual 5K/1K road race and the 10th annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta, family cove walks, a swim meet, family pool days, and two celebratory awards/barbecues.  We are so fortunate to call KBIA home for the summer and we hope you do too.
 
Thank you for the memories!
 
 
 
Extend the gift of "summer"
 
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Please help us keep the spirit of summer alive for children who are unable to attend KBIA without assistance. 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.
 
 
 
 
 
At the Helm
Board Members 
 
KBIA is fortunate to have the tireless dedication of its volunteer Board of Directors working behind the scenes and meeting quarterly to help steer the organization. Thank you all!
 
 
OFFICERS 2019-2020
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
John Bauman, President
Nina Chagnon, Vice President
John Wiseman, Treasurer
Leigh Griswold Boudreau, Secretary
 
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Heidi Ayotte
Tina Gordon
John Houston
Louisa Huband
Lisa Luken
Andrew Scipio del Campo
Tina Souza
Isabelle Vaillancourt
 
 
 
 
Congratulations to our August award-winners
 
Wrapping up the season with our August awards, all children received participation ribbons, some received KBIA “wedges” or plaques for those who exemplify the KBIA spirit in attitude and accomplishment, while a select few earned their way into KBIA history. For these top honors, names are engraved on our traditional “silver ware,” which are on display in the office for all to see. Those winners were:
 
 
Hartley Lord Cup for Seamanship:  Maizey Wilner
Eagle Rock Yacht Club Officer’s Cup:  Ethan Robbins
Eagle Rock Yacht Club Hartley Lord Cup:  Nolan Byron
Eagle Rock Yacht Club Friendship Cup:  Richard Pocius
Sisters Gerold and Vincent Art Award:  Macyn Ryan
Feldman Art Award:  Katie Kenworthy
Keepers of the Cove:  Briggs Buckley
Jane Wydra Award:  John Dugan
The President's Cup: Lucien Martel
Maureen McEnaney Award: Kylie Coxon
Griswold Tray: Nick Turnbull
Cornelia Smith Swimming Award: Miranda Durcan
Waterhouse Cup: Ashley Mullen
The Calder Cup: Jacqui Holmes and Jessica Meserve
 
 
 
 
Coming soon to KBIA members!
 
KBIA is a community like no other. We all make new friends each year, while reuniting with friends made in summers past. We come from all over the country, all over the world and join together during summers at KBIA. To help us keep in touch year-round, we publish a Membership Directory every fall with families' names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails. Following tradition, it also includes a listing of our "silver" award winner names from our July and August awards ceremonies.  Members will receive the booklet in the mail as soon as it is available.
 
 
 
 
Thoughts? Comments? Questions?
We want to hear from you!
 
As we often do, at the end of every spectacular season at KBIA - each one seemingly better than the last - we like to reflect on our time down at the beach.  And we want to hear about your reflections as well! What did you and your family like most at KBIA? What can we improve on next year? In the spirit of open dialogue, we want to know how we may serve our members even better in the future. We invite you to gather your thoughts and send them to Executive Director Martin Lodish.