Thursday, February 11, 2016

WGIPOA Meeting, 2/20/16, @ 9:00am

WEST GALVESTON ISLAND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION 4210 Silver Reef PBW#1, Galveston, TX 77554 TEL: 409-737-5768 FAX: 409-737-5951 Email: To: West Galveston Island Property Owners Association Members and Friends ____________________________________ February 11, 2016 MINUTES: The minutes of the last WGIPOA meeting on January 16, 2016, is on our website at MEETING: The next meeting will be on February 20, 2016, at the Galveston Country Club, 14228 Stewart Road, starting at 8:30 AM for breakfast burritos and the meeting starting at 9:00 AM PROGRAM: The “Ike Dike” is back! The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association is pleased to have Colonel Len Waterworth, as our guest speaker to bring us up to date on the “Ike Dike”. Colonel Waterworth addressed the WGIPOA when he was Commander of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Galveston District. Since retiring from the Corp, Colonel Waterworth became President of Dannenbaum Engineering in Houston and was the Executive Director for the Port of Houston Authority. Today, we are fortunate to have Colonel Waterworth back on the island as the Executive Professor in the Department of Maritime Administration as well as a senior research associate in the Center for Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He works with Dr. Bill Merrell, who developed the Ike Dike concept. Colonel Waterworth will be looking at new approaches in storm protection along the coastal spine of the Houston-Galveston region. Annual Meeting: This will also be the West Galveston Island Property Owners Association annual meeting with the election of Directors and Officers. We have a great meeting planned and come here the updated report on the “Ike Dike”. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors to this very important meeting for the west end. Upcoming Events: Ongoing: Join the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) and automatically become a member of the Texas Chapter. See and for details. Feb.23-25, 2016: ASBPA (American Shore & Beach Preservation Association)2016 Coastal Summit, ASAE Center, Washington, DC. Details at April 1, 2016: Texas Chapter ASBPA Symposium, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, TX Details at http:// Oct. 25-28, 2016: ASBPA’s National Coastal Conference, Ocean Place Resort, Long Branch, NJ. See details at: December 10-15, 2016: Restore Americas Estuaries and the Coastal Society present 2016 Summit: Our Future, Our Choice, Our Choice at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, New Orleans, La: see Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on Saturday February 20, 2016, at the Galveston Country Club, starting at 8:30 AM for breakfast burritos and the meeting to follow at 9:00 AM. Jerry Mohn President

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