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Security Reminder

Our POW night watchman and the Town of Old Lyme police department are patrolling our community on a nightly basis throughout the winter months.  We still recommend that you lock your cars and secure all your outside belongings to include boats, trailers, grills etc.



Summer Employment 2020

 Each season, Point O’Woods hires a number of people to work with the Security, Recreation and Grounds staff. The hiring process will be handled through the Administration office, which works with the Commissioners.

If there is interest in working for POW during the 2020 season, please complete an application and forward it to the office by email ( or USPS P.O. Box 152, South Lyme, CT 06376 by 1/31/2020. The application is on the website ( or email the office and they will send you one. Please include information about what type of work you are interested in. The specific positions will be defined in February, interviews conducted in March and hiring decisions made by the Board in April. If you are not absolutely certain that you are interested, submit an application anyway by the cut off date 1/31/2020 so you don’t miss the opportunity.

Seeking Applicants for POW Treasurer

Point O’Woods Association, Inc.

 After 5 years of outstanding service as Point O’Woods Treasurer, Roy Johnson has decided to step down effective June 2020. Roy will continue through the 2020/2021 planning and budget process and train his replacement. He is leaving the position, and the financial records in excellent condition. During his tenure he implemented QuickBooks accounting software, structured the planning and budgeting process, established a capital planning process to better plan and track reserves for future ‘big ticket’ items, and ensured that financial audits produced positive outcomes. We wish Roy and Marie the best in their future endeavors.

The Board is seeking qualified applicants to fill this appointed, part-time compensated position.

The treasurer monitors the financial condition of the POW Association and oversees the financial administration of the POW Association, including receipts, disbursements, payroll, investments, and performance against budget. The qualified candidate should possess a business, accounting or financial background, be familiar with budgeting, and be proficient in QuickBooks software, spread sheeting, and general computer user skills.

A detailed job description, application and recent financial reports can be obtained from the Admin Office or 860-434-5686.

Increased Fines for Violations

One of the appeals to Point O’Woods is the sense of safety and security in the community. The Board of Governors is especially concerned about the safety and security of our homeowners, families, guests and their property.

New resident stickers with the centennial logo were distributed this year to distinguish them from parking stickers that have a red ‘P’ on them. This will help the security staff in identifying cars entering as having the right to enter Point O’Woods and keep the traffic moving. Please affix the sticker on the lower left of your windshield and you will be waved through after you stop at the stop sign.

There is a new security contractor this year and they have been instructed to ensure that all cars stop at the stop sign before proceeding.

For the safety of all, you must stop at the stop sign. Signs have been posted as you enter the tunnel advising that stopping ahead is required. Fines for certain violations have been increased to $100:

  • Title IV, Chapter 2, Section 5 (operator failure to give name and show or surrender license)
  • Title IV, Chapter 2, Section 8 (disobeying orders of an officer),
  • Title IV, Chapter 2, Section 24 (failure to stop at a stop sign)

Board of Governors

Point O’Woods Book 100 Years from 1919 to 2019

A history book written by Thomas Gworek for our 100 year celebration is now on sale.  They can be purchased at the POW office, The Scoop Shop, Old Lyme Landscape and through the Women’s Club.  The price per book is $25.00.

If you want to purchase a book but are not able to pick one up at one these locations, contact Tom Gworek at 860-529-7104, 860-434-5944 or email him at  Shipping will be an additional $5.00 to cover the expense.

2020 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 6:30 PM, 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).

2020 Board Meeting Schedule
.         March 24
.         April 7 – Budget Workshop
.         April 28
.         May 26
.         June 23
.         July 28
.         August 25
.         September 22
.         October 27
.         November 17 

The monthly board meetings are usually held at Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme, CT.   
Meeting location can change so check the published agenda on the bulletin boards or the website.
Meetings begin at 6:30PM, and POW residents are encouraged to attend.

         Annual Meeting
            June 6, 2020