From: “Kevin Doyle”     Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:21:11 PM    Subject: OSDA – June Events

Hi Neighbor!

It’s summertime!   If you’re in Falmouth, the Association has plenty going on this Bicentennial Year of the Old Stone Dock (1817-2017)!   You’re invited to participate in any way that works for you.  Here are some activities you might enjoy.

Dues Renewal Notices were mailed to 300+ current and past members on 05/18/17.  Please support the OSDA by remitting your dues of $25.00 per family now to P. O. Box 835, Falmouth, MA  02541 for the current year of 06/01/17 to 05/31/18A copy of the membership renewal can be found on the web site. Your membership adds greatly to the very genial relationship we enjoy with so many town leaders.

The OSDA Annual Beach Clean-Up and Presentation of 2017 Flower Boxes on Surf Drive Beach will be held on Saturday, June 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Rain date is Sunday, 06/11/17.   This year’s flowers were donated by the McCormick Family in memory of Past President and Dock Master, Bob McCormick.  Protect yourself by wearing long pants, shirts with sleeves, sunblock and using garden gloves.  We’ll have a membership promotion table and registration by the Ellen T Mitchell Bathhouse where refreshments will be provided and OSDA logo wear will be available for sale.  If you are able to lend a hand, please RSVP to so we know who to expect.  We will also be providing lunch afterwards and we will need a headcount.  Co-chairs are Polly and Jay Thayer and Board Liaison Terry Saunders.

The 18th Annual Falmouth Historical Society Heritage Award Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 21, at 5:30pm for gathering and 6:30 for dinner.  The Old Stone Dock Association was selected this year in recognition of our legacy of contributions to Surf Drive Beach and the Bicentennial celebration of the Old Stone Dock (1817-2017).   The Falmouth Garden Club will also be recognized.   We are hoping for a large turnout from our membership. Tickets are $75/person, and we hope you will find this to be an enjoyable summer highlight, and a time for us all to celebrate our 50 years of service to the community.  See details and invitation below.  If you plan to attend, please let me know.

OSDA Annual Meeting / Summer Outing – Sunday, September 10, 2017 Yes, that’s a change!  After the last few years of crossing our fingers and hoping that our meeting would come together, the Board voted to push the date out and keep the ambiance and hospitality offered by Don and Joyce Filiault at the Beach Breeze Inn.  The August date put great stress on every aspect of the party logistics, from chairs to dessert.  We hope this proves to be an acceptable – even a preferred change – for all of you to make an enjoyable end to the pressures of the “tourist season” and settle into Falmouth in the Fall.  We will also be able to hold our prices as we have for the last two years. We hope to see you there!

OSDA Bicentennial House Tour – Saturday, September 9th To keep that weekend active for OSDA members, Committee Chair Lisa Asendorf has been talking with OSDA homeowners about opening their homes for a community-wide invitation to a “Falmouth Then and Now” tour of homes and gardens in the Stone Dock neighborhood.   This will be a nice opportunity to bring town folks in to appreciate the history and waterfront that we have here at the Old Stone Dock.   If you have any ideas or want to help, please contact either Lisa or Anne Prior.

Falmouth Public Schools Art and Poetry Exhibition The public schools have been very excited to help us celebrate the Bicentennial year.  We held an assembly for high schoolers, and Dan Braun, Jim Fox, and Anne Prior have greeted students at the Dock.  Through the Summer and Fall we will keep you posted about where their art will be displayed.  Editor Bill Hough at the Enterprise has also helped us promote these events.

Scholarship Applications should be remitted now.  They are available to children and grandchildren of paid up current members for 2017/2018 who will be attending a freshman year in college in September 2017.  The number of recipients and the amount provided is limited, but we hope we can provide an inspiration for them to excel.   Recipients will be notified at the end of July.  A copy can be downloaded from the website as a fillable PDF form.  Applications must be mailed to P. O. Box 835, Falmouth, MA 02541 and postmarked by 06/30/17 to be considered.

Website Information is always available at   Director Terry Saunders does a fantastic job in updating the website with whatever activities are going on with the Association.  She also welcomes whatever information you offer for the enjoyment of all.

Whew!   Are you still there? I look forward to seeing you at some of these events and anywhere else in the neighborhood!  Enjoy the season!       kmd



Falmouth Museums on the Green, home of the Falmouth Historical Society, is pleased to announce that this year’s Heritage Award will be bestowed to Falmouth Garden Club and Old Stone Dock Association for their commitment to the beautification, betterment, and historic preservation of Falmouth. We hope you will join us as we celebrate these two deserving organizations on Wednesday, June 21 at the Coonamessett Inn. The evening will begin with a cash bar at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner at 6:30. 

Established in 2000 to mark the 100th anniversary of Falmouth Historical Society, the Heritage Award recognizes individuals or organizations who have provided outstanding leadership over time to help preserve the character, culture, stories, vistas or other aspect of Falmouth’s rich history, or have inspired others to do so, resulting in a lasting legacy.

Founded in 1931, the Falmouth Garden Club is one of the oldest and largest clubs in the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Throughout its 86-year history, the club has contributed to civic and residential communities, centering their projects and workshops on horticulture, conservation and design. The Garden Club’s affiliation with Falmouth Historical Society dates back to 1947, beginning with the establishment of the Colonial Boxwood Garden, which it has since maintained, along with additional gardens on the two-acre campus. The Garden Club also volunteers each year to transform the 1790 Dr. Francis Wicks House for the Christmas season.

On behalf of all Falmouth residents, Old Stone Dock Association has worked for over 50 years with town leaders to achieve improvements in beautification, safety, and road maintenance near Surf Drive and the Eileen T. Mitchell Bathhouse. In recognition of the 200th anniversary of the Old Stone Dock (1817-2017), members have worked to create town-wide appreciation for this important piece of Falmouth’s maritime heritage.

Tickets for the Heritage Dinner are $75 per person. Reservations and donations are available by phone, 508-548-4857; by email:, or on our website.  *Please RSVP by June 14.