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Welcome to the Higgins Beach Association


Transition Summer 2021 Is Over

The annual meeting, the last event of the 2021 summer, was held Friday evening. New Board members were elected (see below). President Glennis Chabot thanked all the volunteers that helped make this transition summer as enjoyable as possible. A major task for the future is rewriting the by laws. Members wishing to participate on this committee should contact the Board. Since we are registered in the State of Maine as a non profit, those wanting to participate should become familiar with the requirements of by laws of small non profit organizations in Maine.

Check back here periodically for more news and information regarding the association. Members wishing to receive the monthly newsletter and important emails from the association should submit their email address to us if you haven't already done so.

Stay safe and healthy.

In case you missed any of the eNewsletters emailed to you, archived copies are available on the High Tide Page.

Latest News

Voting Results


Thank you to the 140 members who showed up to vote at the annual meeting friday evening. Thank you to the nominating and membership committees for organizing and facilitating the process.
Those elected are as follows:

Three Year Term
MaryBeth Shapiro, Jeff Perkins, Sue Naiden

One Year Term
Al Pevarnek

Annual Meeting


The annual meeting will be held at the clubhouse on Friday August 27th. Due to covid, and the expected turnout for voting, the meeting will be a little different this year. All members should have received an email describing the agenda.

The meeting will begin at 6:00PM and then immediately adjourn so members can vote. The voting will take place outside the clubhouse until 7:00PM. Members not wishing to attend the meeting can come to the clubhouse and vote anytime between 6:00 and 7:00PM.

At 7:00PM the meeting will reconvene inside the clubhouse (masks required) and follow the normal agenda for the annual meeting.

Candidates for HBA Board of Directors


The following list of candidates have submitted nomination paperwork for Board of Directors. An email will be forthcoming with their bio information to help members decide who to vote for. Voting will take place at the annual meeting on August 27. More details about the voting process and the annual meeting will be in a subsequent email. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order. A copy of this list is also posted on the bulletin board at the clubhouse.

David Fillinger - 8 Pearl St.

Elizabeth Flaherty - 21 Vesper St.

Chelle Melander - 6 Pearl St.

Sue Naiden - 17 Shipwreck St.

Jeff Perkins - 14 Shipwreck St.

Al Pevarnek - 17 Vesper St.

Giff Red - 23 Houghton St.

MaryBeth Shapiro - 16 Forest St.

An Evening of Poetry


An intimate group of people interested in poetry gathered last night at the clubhouse to listen to David McCann read some of his published poems and a few older ones and explain the inspiration and meaning of them. It was entertaining, informative and interesting. One of the guests read a poem he wrote for the eulogy of his fathers recent passing. The small group thoroughly enjoyed the evening. To learn more about David McCann, click on his bio.

Don Campbell Concert


Finally the weather cooperated and we were able to have at least one concert on the lawn. Don Campbell with Tom Dyheberg and Tom Yoder provided enjoyable entertainment for us on the lawn. Don comes to Higgins Beach and entertains us every summer. it was a little cool and people were wearing light jackets and sweaters. There were about 100 plus guests on the lawn in beach chairs and surrounding neighbors listened from their patios and driveways while enjoying a beverage. A few photos of this event are on the gallery page.

July 4th Reverse Parade


Flags and bunting adorned many homes on Higgins Beach this July 4th. Although there was no normal parade this year we did have a reverse parade celebration where the judges went around looking at how people interpreted this year's theme "Summertime Fun In Twenty-One". The results of the judging and photos can be found here. Parade Results

Doughnut Breakfast


The first doughnut breakfasst of 2021 ws held on Wednesday June 30. From outside the clubhouse it looked liked a normal event with a line of people waiting to get in and partake of doughnuts from the Cookie Jar. Once they got to the door, it wsn't a normal event. They were asked to put on masks. Masks were available to those who didn't have one. They were let in to the clubhouse in groups and went to the doughnut station to select their doughnuts. The person with the money stepped over to the payment station to pay and then on to the beverage station for coffee or juice box. Then it was out the back door to eagerly devour the delicious doughnuts. A few photos are on the Gallery Page.

Welcome Back Meet and Greet


Welcome Back event was held on Monday evening June 28 on the lawn. Normally we would have had a Welcome Back pot luck supper and a sandwich/silent auction event. But in this transition year we decided on an outside social event. it was good to see our friends and neighbors in a social setting again. HBA provided wine and Tony's dessert squares. Feedback from those who attended was positive, so maybe we can convince the Board to have another one later this summer. A few photos of this event are on the gallery page.

HBA Spring Mailing


You should hve received your 2021 membership package in the mail this past week. We encourage members to fill out the survey enclosed and return it with your membership form. Make sure you add your email addresses so we can continue to communicate the eNewsletter each month and other important information. If you didn't receive your membership packet in the mail let us know by emailing us at info@hbamaine.com. Click here for a copy of the president's letter and the membership form included in the package.

HBA New Email Address


We have a new email address; info@hbamaine.com. If you have our old gmail address in your contacts you will need to update it. We will continue to monitor the old address. The new address is associated with our website and is more secure.



As part of our communication plan, we now have an eNewsletter published monthly. We mail it to our members and their families if we have your email address on file. When filling out your annual membership form, please add your email address so we can contiue to communicate the newsletter as well as more important news concerning our community and association. If you haven't received an emailed newsletter, copies are posted on our Hightide page.

Beach Raking



Clubhouse available for Member only use. Contact Sue Naiden (207-239-6421) for availability and details.

Volunteers Needed

There are many activities that the HBA organizes for our members. Most of the time it is the same people doing all the work. If you would like to help at any of our activities, contact a Board member or email us.

Want to be a Board Member

Contact Barbara Bombaci, Nominating Committee Chairperson. Each year three positions become open. See the By-Laws for more information and deadlines.

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