Annual Meeting & elections
Nomination of Officers & Board Members for 2023 BEMANCO
The following positions are currently open for nominations. Next to each position is the name of the current Officer or Board Member holding that position. If you are truly interested in running for an Officer or Board Member position, and have the time to commit to this position, please feel free to write your name and contact information below the position you are interested in running for.
The Election Committee will receive nominations for these positions up to Wednesday January11th by 9:00 P.M. Any individuals running for Officer or Board Member will need to submit this form, with the information listed below, to our website: www.bemanco.com by 9:00 P.M. Wednesday January 11th for consideration.
Requirements for running for position of Officer or Board Member of BEMANCO for the 2023 Calendar year are as follows:
1) You must be completely up to date on your Annual Covenant Fee including any Late Fees or Interest Charges as of December 31st, 2022!
2) You must live, or own a lot within the Golden Beach / Patuxent Knolls community as agreed upon by BEMANCO
3) You must be able to attend monthly Board Meetings and volunteer for some of the BEMANCO events such as the annual issuing of stickers on weekends in April and May, compilation of annual newsletter and statements for mailing, fundraisers, bonfires, facility repairs/painting, etc. etc.
BEMANCO President: position currently held by Harry Grant
BEMANCO Vice President: position currently held by Dale Antosh
BEMANCO Secretary: position is currently vacant at this time
BEMANCO Treasurer (*): Currently position currently held by Kathy McGurk
(*) You must have either bookkeeping or accounting experience for this position!
Seven Board Member Positions with no order of priority or position
Our Current Board Members are as follows:
Gina DiMichele Sean Smoak
Carol Stanley Vic DeMattia
Jackson Miller Paul McGowan
ELECTION DAY WILL BE WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25TH AT OUR GOLDEN BEACH FIREHOUSE @ THERESA CIRCLE FROM 6:00 PM UNTIL 9:30 PM
ALL VOTING WILL BE DONE THIS DAY IN PERSON SINCE ALL ANNUAL COVENENAT FEES ARE REQUIRED TO BE PAID IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION PROCESS
EACH PROPERTY YOU OWN ENTITLES YOU TO ONE VOTE AND ONE VOTE ONLY
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW VALID IDENTIFICATION AND PROOF Of RESIDENCE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OR OWNERSHIP OF A RESIDENTIAL LOT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
BEMANCO is looking for Board Members & Officers for 2023. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone for a position please attend the Election Meeting on Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. at the Golden Beach Firehouse. This will be an open meeting and anyone interested in getting involved with the community should plan on attending.
BEMANCO is responsible for collecting annual dues and operating our community properties. Please reach out via the contact form if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
2022 ANNUAL mEETING Notice
The Annual Meeting and elections will be held on January 31st at The Golden Beach Firehouse at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there.
2021 Annual meeting notice
Due to COVID and unprecedented mandates by Governor Hogan we are postponing the annual meeting until further notice. Once capacity restrictions are lifted, we will reschedule the meeting and post the date and time on the boards, website, and Facebook.
Main beach closure
Main Beach will be closed for repairs beginning the evening of Wednesday, July 15th - Friday, July 17th. The Beach will be open for traffic and beach use beginning Saturday morning, July 18th.
The parking lot & speed bumps are being repaired and paved. We apologize for any inconvenience but are excited to announce another improvement in our neighborhood. Stay safe and enjoy your community amenities!
In recent weeks you may have noticed that a shed has been placed at Long Point. This was just the beginning of many improvements occurring in the Beach. The shed was gifted to the Civic Association who then worked hard refurbishing it, leveling an area at Long Point and ultimately having the shed delivered to it's current location as a donation to BEMANCO. When the shed was placed we knew the shingles and some of the roof would need replaced so it could last many years to come in it's new home. The Board of Directors recently voted to approve the funds to purchase the supplies for the roof replacement as we had a member of the Board who volunteered to do the labor. At that time another community member reached out to Jerry Lewis Roofing who agreed to donate all of the materials needed for this project! In a matter of 2 days all of the materials were delivered and a couple volunteers worked to complete the shed roof. This is a great example of what happens when we all work together to make our community the best place in Southern MD!
The BEMANCO Board of Directors ask that you consider Jerry Lewis Roofing
(301) 472-4100 for all of your roofing needs! Lets support the local companies who support us!
June 18th, 2020
June 18th, 2020
Hello Golden Beach Patuxent Knolls Community,
We hope this note finds you doing well. Please be advised that effective Wednesday June 17th, 2020 Victor “Vic” DeMattia has tendered his letter of resignation from the position of President of BEMANCO for personal reasons. Since taking office in January of this year, Vic has worked tirelessly to improve the amenities and overall value of our community and beaches. His efforts to enhance the quality and services provided to the community by BEMANCO have been a benefit to us all. We hope that we can continue to count on Vic as a great resource and valued friend of our community!
The office of President has been filled by former Vice President Harry Grant who worked previously as the President of the Golden Beach Patuxent Knolls Civic Association. Board member Dale Antosh has accepted the nomination of Vice President and was voted into office Thursday June 18th, 2020. Dale brings many years of experience and service to BEMANCO and continues to serve as President of the Golden Beach Patuxent Knolls Civic Association. We feel that the combined efforts and experience between BEMANCO and the Civic Association will serve to mutually benefit both organizations and in turn our community! We eagerly look forward to what our future holds!
Harry L. Grant
2020 Sticker update
BEMANCO VEHICLE PASSES
We will be issuing vehicle passes Sunday May 24th at 10:00 am. Weather permitting.
2019 passes ARE NO LONGER VALID AS OF MAY 1.
You do not need to have a pass for vechicles that you dont take to BEMANCO properties as you will be able to get temporary pass when we have an attendant on duty, if you only use it infrequently. But it will give you unrestricted access to the beaches.
If you launch a boat, we strongly suggest you get a vehicle pass as we will be monitoring the ramps closely to prevent unauthorized use. We are talking to legal counsel and making arraingements for towing services.
All golf carts must have a pass to use the beaches. By law, all drivers of golf carts must be licensed drivers. Underage drivers will not be allowed on the properties. This is a law enforcement issue and not a BEMANCO rule. All golf carts must have liability insurance.
After this, you will need to make an appointment to get a vehicle pass as Attendants will not give out permanent passes. They will only give out temporary passes.
If you have any questions, contact Carol at BEMANCO142@gmail.com
Civic association updates
Presidents MessageThe civic association after much deliberation has decided to cancel the Golf Tournament scheduled for June 19th. Even though the golf course is open you cannot have more that 16 people together, no coolers, not touching the pins, no rakes in traps, no awards assembly and no shotgun starts, just foursomes every 15 minutes. With these stipulations we are unable to have our tournament as we have had in the past. If things change we will try to have the tournament later in the Summer or in the early fall.
In addition we are also cancelling the Independence Day parade and fireworks scheduled for June 27th. With the social distancing still in effect and not knowing when it will be lifted we are forced to cancel at this time and hope to re-schedule the parade and fireworks toward the end of the summer. Keep in mind that we must have 2 months to get permits, contact the Fire Marshall, DNR, police for road closings, coast guard, invite officials, contact fire departments etc. Even if everything was lifted today we could not meet the deadlines for our scheduled June 27th event.
I know these are 2 of our biggest events during the year and we all look forward to them every year but we are forced to cancel them at this time. Please refer to our facebook page, our website and my emails for updates as soon as they are available. Thank you all for being understanding and we hope to start having events again as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay safe and continue to follow all the recommendations given by the Governor and local officials.
Dale Antosh Civic Association President
The bridge at Main Beach is starting to look great. Stop by and take a look. Cleaning will continue, pickets and a rotten 4x4 will be replaced. Once thats done, the bridge will be stained and sprayed with preservatives. Thanks to Chris Clark of Salty Dog Day Care for getting this started.
Thanks to Steve Schena and his friends for getting the chunks of concrete and debris off the beach. It looks great and is a lot safer now.
The ramp at Long Point will be repaired this week, probably Wednesday, and the other work should be completed there on the parking lot and field area. Thanks to Edmond Gebhardt for donating his time and equipment to this project.
Also, thanks to Hobie Weimer for stripping the Long Point gate and making it ready for painting. Hobie has been working around the properties to fix many things and installed mooring cleats at Bensons Pier.
Thanks to Ben Stallings and April Oster for refurbishing picnic tables. We have many more to go. So if anyone wants to help tackle some, let me know.
All this work is being made possible because many neighbors are donating their time, expertise, and materials. Without them, all this work would not be possible but this has allowed us to stretch our budget further than we thought possible. There are many more helping and I will be mentioning them over time.
Beach Management Corporation President