To see the PDF version of our October 22 newsletter, click here.


Looking ahead

Like to look on the sunny side of life? In 244 days, KBIA will open for its 103rd season. That’s June 24, and our new 2013 event calendar is also booked with many other exciting events, such as our Seaside Celebration and community road race. Please note we are still consulting the tide charts to determine the best weekends to hold the Cove Swim and the Reid Sacco Family Regatta. Stay tuned!

Membership Letter mailed and posted on                   January 31 

Staff openings, Counselor Applications posted on       January 31

Registration Guide mailed and posted on                   March 30

Playground built by volunteers (pending funding)                             June 7-9

KBIA Office opens                                                                      June 17

Staff & Counselor Orientation Weekend                                         June 22-23

Playground Opening (pending funding)                                           June 23

KBIA Opening Day                                                                      June 24

“A Day at the Beach” 22nd annual Road Race                               July 7

Seaside Celebration                                                                   July 20

Sixth annual Cove Swim                                                             TBD

Fourth annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta                                    TBD

Last day of classes at KBIA                                                         August 16

Annual KBIA Membership Meeting                                                August 17


Newsletters go digital

When you’re 103 years old, tradition is important … KBIA is the thriving organization today because of its long and lively history. While we honor our traditions, we also try to embrace new ideas. Such is the case with our traditional newsletters, which used to be printed and mailed every spring and fall to members in our off-season. Instead, in the future, we will be sending more frequent updates in the form of this e-newsletter, which are much more timely for you and efficient for our staff to produce. Paperless newsletters also promote our mission to help lessen our environmental impact! We hope you like them and will share them (via e-mail or the Facebook button below), and if you like to print them out, you can find the same content in PDF form on our website , under “Latest News.” If you, or anyone you know, would prefer a hard copy mailed to your home, please let us know!


Playground update: Can you ‘swing’ it?

In just two weeks, the playground fund has collected $11,500 in new donations, bringing the current project balance to $49,100. This generosity comes as a result of an anonymous family donor’s offer earlier this month to match all new donations dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 total. The need is great, and the time to donate is now. Our Board of Directors will next meet on Dec. 15 to discuss this project, and they will only approve the plan if KBIA has the cash in hand. If we collectively meet the challenge, the $50,000 boost would put us right near our goal of raising the necessary $105,000 to replace the playground equipment! If you plan on donating to this worthy cause, now is the time to donate . Until December 15, your donation will, in effect, make double the impact! For information on how to donate, visit