2020 Fall Membership Meeting

Welcome to SHPOA’s Fall Membership Meeting Online. As previously reported, the meeting will be presented in a newsletter format with important links to presentations. We are hopeful that the Spring 2021 membership meeting will be held in the Harbor Theater with our usual large attendance. In response to our members’ survey conducted this spring, we have shortened the length of this meeting similar to the online Spring, 2020 session.

We hope that you enjoy the presentations and, as always, we welcome your questions and comments.


                                                                                             1 – New Officers and Trustees

                                                                                             2 – Amateur Photo Contest Winners

                                                                                             3 – Citizen of the Year Award

                                                                                             4 – Island Sustainability, A Report Card on Actions over 5 Years

                                                                                             5 – Greeting from New President – Rich Fuchs

                                                                                             6 – Closing Remarks – Bob Charamella

1. New Officers and Trustees

The ratification of new SHPOA officers and trustees is official. We have received the requisite number of member approvals in accordance with the bylaws of SHPOA, Article VIII(d). Thank you for your support of the nominations.

New Officers

New Trustees

2. Amateur Photo Contest

The Fourth Annual Photo Contest has concluded with over 140 submissions of impressive photography. Voting was completed on September 17, 2020 with over 1,000 votes cast for the 12 finalists. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who submitted photos. Click here to view all photos submitted in this year’s contest.

3 – Citizen of the Year Award

SHPOA has also awarded the Citizen of the Year award for 2020 to Dr. Timothy Clay. Tim served as a SHPOA trustee for several years and was a recent Stone Harbor Yacht Club commodore.

Tim has made recent and notable contributions to the community to include: organization of numerous blood drives for the American Red Cross; leading a group of volunteers in conjunction with real estate offices to establish a “Check Out Hunger” program allowing renters to donate non- perishable items at check out to be donated to local food pantries; organizing fundraisers: night shift dinners for the Cape Regional Hospital and donations to outreach centers for the elderly, disabled and homeless; and creating a school supplies drive in Cape May County.

Tim is currently a trustee at the Wetlands Institute and serves as a Eucharistic Minister and Rector at St. Paul’s Church. He has shown a great passion for Stone Harbor and the surrounding area and is truly deserving of this award.

4 – Island Sustainability, A Report Card on Actions over 5 Years

Please click on the video below to view the video of Wally Bishop’s presentation

5 – Greeting from New President – Rich Fuchs

Please click on this video below to view a brief presentation from Rich Fuchs

6 – Closing Remarks – Bob Charamella

Before adjournment, I would like to thank members for their kind words after my last President’s Message. They were most appreciated and meant a lot to me.

It was a true pleasure and privilege to lead such a fine association for the last three years; the trustees are proud of their work accomplished. I am most grateful for the wonderful friendships that have evolved during my seven years with SHPOA.

Going forward, the association is in good hands. We stand adjourned.