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100 Year Anniversary

Although we are headed into the 2018 summer season, the summer of 2019 will soon follow. 2019 will be the 100th Anniversary of Point O ‘ Woods. This is a significant birthday… the centennial!!

The Point O’Woods Board of Governors is in the process of exploring ideas and developing an understanding of what will make a memorable 100th anniversary celebration. One question is…Is it one big celebration or many celebratory events? A committee is being established to work on this. To get a broad knowledge of possibilities, several brainstorming sessions will be held over the summer. Brainstorming sessions will be held with the Womens’ Club, the Board and a community event. A ‘suggestion box’ will also be on the website. The committee is looking for all ideas in an effort to see what the community feels will make a great celebration. Anyone interested in helping please let us know by contacting the office.

Fund raising activities may be seen during this coming summer. The committee may seek assistance or advice of residents for special talents or skills they may have to help out. Particular help could be in areas of entertainment, food, graphic design, communications, etc. Watch the bulletin boards and the website for details as they become available. If you have a talent to volunteer, notify the office where the information will be centralized.

Tom Gworek is currently working on a book to cover the history of POW and will be looking for additional information as well.

Looking forward to a great celebration of 100 years at the best place on earth.

Point O’Woods Library

The Board has received several comments from residents expressing dismay that the library, run by the Stitham’s for 14 years, is closing. The Board discussed this and options at the March meeting. They agreed that the library adds value to the community, is used by many and offers a service that adds to the enjoyment of the beach.

The Board is happy to announce that they have decided to reincarnate the library near the parking lot entrance to be managed by the recreation commission. More info to come as plans progress. Volunteers are encouraged to contact Beth Kelly. The Stithams will provide guidance and advice based on their implementation and successful management of the library. The Board expressed appreciation for all they do to enrich our beach community.

Time to Get Involved to Build POW’s Future

Seeking Board of Governor’s Candidates!

Each year, three positions on the POW Board of Governors become available. Property owners who are interested in the Point O’Woods thriving are perfect candidates for the Board. The Board consists of 9 property owners who work to offer recreational opportunities; ensure security; focus on the safety and quality of the beach, grounds, roads and facilities; financial operations and all things that contribute to the well being of the community.

Board members serve for 3 years and each has an area of focus (Beach, Boat Basin, Recreation, Security, Roads, Grounds, Security) that could change each year. The Board meets once each month during March – November to address current and future issues, budget, future planning, and gain input from other Board members and property owners on their focus areas.

The Board has benefited by having a diverse group of members who bring varied talents, experiences, and knowledge to ensure its ability to address the broad range of issues the community confronts. The Board membership has included property owners who are successful sole proprietors, Coast Guard, physicians, teachers, engineers, single parents, stay at home Moms, relocation specialist, accountants, attorneys and more. Many have been at POW their whole life and some are new-comers.

If you care about POW and it’s operations and future and have talents to bring to the table you are perfect for the Board of Governors.

If interested or have questions, Contact Carl Filios, BOG President at 413-822-9119 (cell) or

Application: Board Application Form

2018 Board Meeting Schedule

The monthly Board meetings are held at the The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme, CT unless otherwise noted on the posted agenda. Please check the agenda for correct location. Meetings begin at 6:30PM, and POW residents are encouraged to attend. Agenda are posted on the website and bulletin boards at the beach no later than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. The charter requires that minutes be posted in the same locations within 48 hours after the meeting (if minutes are not ready for posting, at a minimum the decisions at the meeting will be posted with full minutes following a few days later).

  •   March 27
  •   April 10 Budget Workshop – will be held at the Old Lyme Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Way
  •   April 24
  •   May 22
  •   June 2 – Annual meeting will be held at 6:00 pm at the Middle School OL
  •   June 26
  •   July 24
  •   August 28
  •   September 25
  •   October 23
  •   November 13

Tree Removal Policy

If a property owner believes a tree that is next to their property and believed to be on Point O’Woods property, is dying or dead and believed to be in need of removal, the property owner will need to do the following:

  • Provide a recent survey of their property showing the tree on Point O’Woods property with dimensions, markings or “pins” to show the property lines.
  • If the property owner does not have a recent survey, they will need to have said area surveyed by a licensed and certified survey company.
  • They will need to have their property “pinned” or marked with proper markings so we can review land titles and verify property lines.
  • They will need to send this information to the Board of Governors for review.
  • Once verified, the Point O’Woods Board will take steps to have said tree(s) removed.

Stumps will not be part of the removal process. The Board is only willing to take down tree(s) to protect property and for concerns of safety.