The Pine Island Cove Men’s Club was formed long ago, both for camaraderie, and to make improvements and repairs in the park. Every man who lives in the park is automatically a member. The benefits include getting to know many of the men who are your neighbors, and the knowledge that you are doing something to help out where you live. Their activities include hosting the monthly Men’s Club breakfasts at the clubhouse, and work parties every Monday morning, followed by a lunch at the pavilion.
Most all of the things you see in the common areas of the park have been constructed or repaired by the Men’s Club. But things you don’t see, like tangles of brush, debris from hurricanes, fallen trees, etc. are no longer there because of the Men’s Club. Every year, their efforts save ten’s of thousands of dollars in expenses for the park. The money they raise at the monthly breakfasts is used for good causes.
Men's Club Work, January 15, 2018
*Cleaned the generator in preparation for its sale.
*Installed a wash-up sink next to the ice machine.
*Removed the old cover on the pavilion, and installed a new cover.
*Tree trimming by the chipping area.
*Removed a Brazilian pepper tree for a neighbor.
Men’s Club Work, January 8, 2018
*Gravel/dirt along Gulfgate. Dirt was placed into the ruts on the side of the road. Not complete yet.
*Clean drain at trees on Gulfgate. The drain from the South across from the boat ramp gets clogged with debris and keeping it cleaned out is beneficial. Complete.
*Stripe on boat ramp The stripe at the top of the ramp had worn away so was repainted. It helps guide boaters squarely onto the ramp. Complete.
*Bench/table Not done yet
*Bury bricks to make parking spaces at boat ramp. In process. Parking spaces are being marked in a permanent manner for overflow parking of vehicles with trailers or cars alone.
*Spray weeds at entrance. Not completed yet
*Dig ditch for water at new shed. CompleteClean up gear by bike rack Complete. Gear is for the boat lift.
*Fix fence by Roger Sharp. Complete
*Take star down at Carol and Gary’s Schmidt’s House. Complete
*Fill road holes with cold patch. Not complete yet.
*Trim tree along Porpics. Complete.