Friends of Belmont Shore Honors Members

Five members of Friends of Belmont Shore were honored at the organization’s June 7th meeting with the President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions and Leadership.



President Dick Gaylord first recognized husband and wife team Bobby Bluehouse and Maria Molak for their tremendous contributions. Maria has done fabulous work chairing our membership committee, setting up each meeting and organizing a welcoming committee. We're so lucky to have band leader, expert sound technician and event promoter Bobby, who updated the organization’s sound system, helped with set-up and handled promotion and public displays for our meetings.

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Mike Crosby was honored for conducting a complete audit of the organization’s books from the date of its formation. Mike has gone beyond the call of duty by also handling insurance, producing policies to keep the organization running smoothly and being available for consultation on matters affecting the organization.



Kurt Schneiter was recognized for generously sponsoring Friends of Belmont Shore in the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade for two years in a row and for underwriting and sponsoring  fundraising events for the organization in 2017 and 2018. In addition, he was commended for being a special advisor to the President on matters affecting the residents of Belmont Shore.



Bitta Jansma Sharma was recognized for taking over the Friends of Belmont Shore website, completing the organization’s online membership database, producing the monthly newsletter, assisting in a membership drive and handling member surveys. In addition, she was honored for advising the association on legal and other matters.