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Strathmere United Methodist Church

Needs Your Help!

   Additionally, new officers were elected effective January 1, 2020: Linda Bateman, President; Janice Connell, Vice President; Rosemarie Whelan, Secretary; Peggy Kiessling, Treasurer; and Donna Diefenderfer, Member-at-Large. 

   Minutes of the complete meeting can be viewed by clicking on the green box on the left. Following the meeting, Dave and Karen Townsend presented an illustrated talk about their trip to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day and Dave's personal journey to learn more about his father's Naval service on that day and during the war. 


New Whale Beach homeowner Tom Gimpel shared this super drone footage of Whale Beach shot over the weekend of Aug. 17.

​Strathmere Improvement Association

PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248

Parts 1 & 2 of Dave and Karen Townsend's talk. Rough cuts; we need help with editing! Check out other Strathmere Stories while there.

2018 Stockton Coastal Report Just Released!

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   Have you seen Ken Weaver's video of his presentation on early Strathmere history yet? Fire up the popcorn! Thanks, Ken, for generously sharing your work.

For Nightmare Pix and List of Winners. Hit Tab above right in Menu Bar.

   Church trustees have launched a major fundraising campaign to replace its "beyond repair" organ. A reconditioned one has been located and will cost $16,000.  if you can, please mail a check to SUMC, Box 93, STM 08248 to help defray the costs. Donations may also be made In Memory of or In Honor Of someone (IMO/IHO). Regardless of your religious preference, SUMC has been  home to countless concerts, funeral and memorial services, hymn sings and Sunday services.  It's "the town's" church.

  Last fall,  the SIA made a donation of $500.00 to help defray some of the costs of the winter season. Here's hoping you'll  be able to offer financial support, too.

Tank Tops Reduced to $10.00, limited supply. Strathmere Swag on Sale  

call/text: 609 970-0157

July 4 2019 Parade Winners. Click on Red Box for a list of winners.  Missed the Parade? Watch it by clicking on the video below.

Sunset taken by Janice Connell on the evening of Janet's death.

It's never too late to pay your dues. Please send a check for your dues to the SIA, PO Box 4, Strathmere, NJ 08248. $10.00 per person. Your dues help underwrite the July 4th Parade prizes, the annual Christmas Party, newsletter and website fees, and several programs held over the summer season. Last summer we gave away 250 stainless steels straws to young people to help raise awareness of reducing plastic on our beaches and in our waters.

   Thanks so much for taking part in a community organization dedicated to preserving life as we know it in Strathmere and to keeping you informed of goings on around town.

SIA Meeting Update: More than 40 people attended the SIA August meeting. We honored the 2020 Bergus-Laurence Honor Roll students pictured: John Pond, Matthew Pond, (graduated this year and is heading to Notre Dame!);  Brian Furey and CJ Furey. 

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   As we continue to build our Strathmere Stories Archive, we invite you to sit back and watch Strathmere's Tom Leonard share his life's adventures on the seas, always returning to Strathmere. (Volunteers needed to help splice videos via our youtube channel.)

Next UT Planning Board Meeting:

Thursday, Sept 19, 7:30 pm; Twp Hall

   First on the agenda is a review of the Mayor's Sept. 7 Strathmere meeting. Twp Engineer Paul Dietrich said that there will also be discussion of changes needed throughout the rest of the Township. Public comment is welcome. Download the ordinance by clicking on blue box to the left. 

                            Janet C Mahley, Member-at-Large, Has Passed Away


Remember these? If you'd like to register your vehicle as belonging to a "local," a free bumper sticker is avaliable. Email: for details.  Good for security- identifies your vehicle as one that belongs in town, especially during the off season. (@2" high X 3.5" wide)

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