Annual Tradition hosted throughout the Westacres Community subdivision, bringing hundreds of current and former neighbors together for tough events and camaraderie.
Beach Closing – This Saturday, Oct. 7th
8:30 a.m. Report Time!
This Saturday, October 7th at 8:30am please join me down at the beach to close it up for the season. Bring your rakes, gloves, and the whole family to volunteer and make quick work of all the tasks to be done.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
Westacres 2023 Red Cross Blood Drive
The Westacres Blood Drive is on Sunday, October 1st from 10am-4pm, at the Clubhouse and we are in need of more donors!
Blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Your blood donation WILL make a difference!
What’s new this year: Because your time is (almost!) as valuable as your blood, we are working together with the Red Cross to make the entire donation process shorter.
SIGN UP ONLINE AT: tinyurl.com/26rr6tff
Please encourage your friends to donate, too!!
Co-chairs Melissa Brown and Sarah Bateman
Tips for Donating Blood
Bring a Friend !
Today’s tip is to ease your anxiety about donating. Many people are weary of needles. Bring a friend to support you while you’re donating and do the same for them while they give. Not everyone is able to give blood. If you’re medically available to give and the arm poke is what’s holding you back, bring a buddy!
RED (South) WINS 2023 AQUACADE!!
Aquacade – a yearly tradition in Westacres.
2023 Schedule of Events – Click HERE
Since its inception in 1939, immensely creative parades, fierce competition, and the casualties of participation – those weekend warriors with sprained ankles and torn ligaments – are the constants of our revered Aquacade weekend. The tradition brings us together like no other, many holding on until Sunday’s darkness consumes the beach, where several families can be seen playing cards, chatting about “highlight” moments, and calling up a beach-side delivery dinner.
While the excitement officially begins with SPIRIT WEEK – starting July 31st – official events commence with the CORN ROAST Friday night, August 4th. This not-to-miss event brings together both sides – the North and the South – for a non-partisan celebration of friends, family and neighborhood spirit.
The ADULT DANCE Saturday night is $10 per person for members in good standing if purchased before July 31st, and $15 after and at the door; $15 for guests in advance; $20 at the door. The clubhouse opens at 7:30 p.m. and food will start 30 minutes after the completion of the last soft ball game.
SUNDAY, August 6th is Beach Day starting at noon. The SWIMMING EVENTS begin with our youngest residents sliding on the slide, then the non-redcap events, followed by free style, back stroke, breast stroke, under-water breath swim and the diving competitions. There is an ongoing Sand Castle Contest throughout the day for all ages.
Come hungry for the homemade selections from the Women’s Club Food Booth (opens @ noon) + Candy Ladies’ Treats.
At the end of Sunday, points are tallied and bragging rights awarded – along with the coveted Westacres Cup. Exhausted participants head home – some elated, some deflated – all knowing it truly doesn’t matter if you’re Red or Green, North or South. We’re all WESTACRES.
Friday, June 16th. Tent set up at 4 p.m.
Westacres annual Father’s Day Campout is ON for Friday, June 16th. All Moms, Dads and tent campers – big and small – are welcome!
Hotdogs, chips and pop will be ready for all at 6 p.m. The annual Kickball game starts at 7 p.m. S’mores will be available at 8 p.m. Glowsticks handed out at Dusk!
The Pancake Breakfast (open to all residents) is Saturday from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Volunteers are still needed to assist with Kickball, food prep and breakfast. Please reach out to our illustrious chair Robb Szybisty and say you’ll help!
WCA has called a Special Meeting
Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at the Clubhouse
(Registration 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
The WCA Board will hold a Special Meeting of the Westacres Community Association at the Clubhouse on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 8 pm. All WCA Members in Good Standing are encouraged to attend. Clubhouse Doors will open for Registration at 7 p.m. in preparation for an 8 p.m. start.
Please plan to attend.
The Feb. 26 Winterfest and Chili Cookoff event has been cancelled. Thank you to Jill Ling for stepping up to chair this event. We’re hopeful it’ll return in full force in 2024!
It’s that time again – time to reconnect with friends and neighbors and celebrate all the things in our community we’re thankful for.
Annual Dinner – Doors open at 5 p.m.; Dinner served at 6 p.m.
If you’ve rsvp’d and paid for dinner, come hungry and come early! Your name will be on the list during check in. Dinner this year is being catered by Westacres’ very own Joe Godell of Westacres Drive. West-side residents will be bringing a selection of desserts. So remember, if you live on W. Honeysuckle, Lilac Court, Sweetbriar, Winterberry or the Condos, pull out those recipes. It’s time to impress. (Desserts do not need to be individually wrapped but labeling your dish with your name and if it’s gluten free, sugar free, has nuts, etc. is appreciated.)
Annual Meeting – Directly following dinner – approximately 7:30 p.m.
Shareholders in good standing should arrive early, as everyone must go through the check-in process before selecting seats.
Each shareholder in good standing will receive one ballot and an additional ballot for each proxy you hold. Proxies must be turned in at registration. Copies may be found in the latest version of the Westacres Weekly.
We’re excited to be back in person and back to our traditional approach to doing business. For those residents new to the community, aside from the many social aspects of the evening and celebrations of many of the ingredients that contribute to the culture and history of our community, the Annual Meeting will address important topics that are vital to the smooth running of the Westacres Community Association.
- Community groups including the Westacres Credit Union, the Westacres Weekly, the Westacres Historical Society and the Westacres Women’s Club will give updates on their leadership and 2022 activities.
- New residents will be recognized and we’ll acknowledge those friends and neighbors we’ve lost this past year.
- WCA Treasurer Nick Frederick will review the 2022 operating budget before presenting the 2023 Operating Budget for approval.
- WCA Board Members and Committee Chairs will provide an overview of 2022 accomplishments and plans for the coming year.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Westacres Women’s Club will be distributing luminaries again this year!
Each household is encouraged to put out their luminaries on Christmas Eve to light up the streets of Westacres!
Please join us for some holiday fun. Luminaries lining the streets of Westacres on Christmas Eve is a long-standing holiday tradition and is really a sight to see.
Each household will be given six (6) bags with candles. (Those with corner lots will receive six extra.) We ask that you weigh them down with sand, kitty litter or rocks and light the candles when the sun goes down. If you will not be home, please ask a neighbor to put them out for you!
Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays and a fantastic new year.
Historical note: Luminarias first appeared in history around the 16th century. They were used to guide people to midnight mass on the last night of Las Posadas (Spanish word meaning lodging or inn). Las Posadas is a nine-day celebration which began in Spain, although it’s now a holiday tradition celebrated primarily in Mexico and the southwest part of the US.