On Monday, April 3rd, the Residents Association Executive Council held its annual meeting in Pilgrim Hall. Over 200 residents attended the meeting, which covered a number of pertinent issues.

Most notably, the association voted to change their by-laws so that the fiscal year of the Residents Association now aligns with the calendar year of the Plymouth Harbor Corporation — operating from January to January, rather than April to April as done since its founding. The Executive Council and Board of Directors reviewed this proposed resolution and unanimously voted to approve it.

Residents were also given a copy of the resolution in early March. To accomplish this transition, all currently serving officers, directors, and committee chairs will extend their terms for the interim period, which will last until the 2018 annual meeting on January 8, 2018.

Other important items discussed include Rev. Dick Sparrow accepting the position as our permanent Chaplain, rather than interim; a resident portal, accessible by computer, will be available later this year; and a new resource has been added to the library, which provides an inside look into the inner workings of each resident committee.

At the end of the meeting, Dr. Duncan Finlay, Chair of the Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Board of Trustees, spoke to the range of expertise and the enthusiasm that the trustees bring to the oversight of the plans and activities of Plymouth Harbor. Congratulations to all on another successful year for the Residents Association!

 
 

new-york-city-828776_1920On June 30, 2016, Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay live-streamed its first-ever Broadway musical. Thanks to resident Arthur Ancowitz, M.D., She Loves Me – a romantic comedy with “a soaring score” – was presented onscreen in our newly upgraded Club Room through an online streaming service provided by BroadwayHD.

Dr. Ancowitz first saw the play live in New York City, where his great nephew, Nicholas Barasch, plays the part of Arpad in the show. Inspired by the performance, he wanted to share the experience with friends and family down in Florida. Suffice it to say that the 52 residents and friends of Plymouth Harbor who attended the event are certainly glad he did.