Meet Our President – Jack Keenan

Jack is an undergraduate of Drexel University and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree.  After working diligently, Jack now enjoys life as a single retiree and splits his time between Avalon and Philadelphia.  His personal interests include history, world affairs and traveling.

Jack has been a member of AHLOA for over 15 years.  Ten years ago, Jack became  a member  of the Board  as a Trustee where he  served on the Education Committee for four years, then as 1st Vice-President for two years before becoming President. 

 Jack is a friendly leader, open to ideas and suggestions.  While he has been at the helm together with the rest of the Leadership Team, AHLOA has experienced dynamic growth.  Thanks, Jack, for your past and continuing contribution.  Well done!

Looking Toward the  Horizon: Cape Assist

Our guest speaker at the AHLOA monthly meeting on Saturday, February 9th was Mr. Joe Faldetta, Prevention Director at Cape Assist.  This non-profit substance abuse prevention and treatment agency has been serving Cape May County for over 30 years.  Cape Assist promotes health and wellness in the community, implements researched-based services to seniors, schools, businesses and organizations, all structured to enrich families and build healthy communities.

Don’t Miss Out!

Mark your calendar for February 15th to begin the journey of getting to know your elected Board.  First up, Jack Keenan, President of AHLOA.  You’ll find his profile on AHLOA.com under “Did You Know”.  The journey will continue with your Vice-Presidents, Chuck O’Hara, Jim Thatcher and Eileen Donovan, followed by the rest of the executive committee and the trustees.  You won’t want to miss out on this exciting new series of introductions!  Stay informed with AHLOA.com.  Your comments always are appreciated and welcomed.

Next AHLOA Meeting on February 9th at Senior Center

Don’t forget to come out on a February morning and join your Avalon neighbors at the Senior Center for the regular monthly meeting of AHLOA.  Our featured speaker will be Katie Faldetta from Cape Assist.  Cape Assist is dedicated to preventing and treating substance abuse and related issues in Cape May County through education, advocacy, counseling and community collaboration.

Meet Your Officers!

“Did You Know” the AHLOA website will begin featuring biographies of your elected Board?  Starting in mid-February with your President, Jack Keenan, profiles of the Officers, then the Trustees will be posted on AHLOA.com/Did You Know on a bi-weekly basis.  Share this with your friends and be sure to check the website regularly to learn more about this community-oriented and dedicated group of individuals!  You won’t want to miss this exciting new series of introductions!  Stay informed with AHLOA.com.  Your comments always are appreciated and welcomed.

2019 Changes to Avalon Construction Rules

At their Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 meeting, Avalon Borough Council held the 2nd public reading and associated public hearing, and subsequently adopted the ordinance changes that regulate construction activity in the Borough.  Following public meetings and dialogue with many affected parties throughout 2018, including AHLOA’s executive committee representing membership input, Borough Council made changes to various regulations stated in the Borough Code which now go into effect May 1st, 2019.

At their Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 meeting, Avalon Borough Council held the 2nd public reading and associated public hearing, and subsequently adopted the ordinance changes that regulate construction activity in the Borough.  Following public meetings and dialogue with many affected parties throughout 2018, including AHLOA’s executive committee representing membership input, Borough Council made changes to various regulations stated in the Borough Code which now go into effect May 1st, 2019.

Your AHLOA leadership encourages all of you to visit the Borough’s website at the link below to review the changes and to learn the ways you can report violations via telephone or through the Code Enforcement portal on the Avalon municipal website. More details are also available on an article published in the Cape May Herald link below.

Avalon Borough Link Cape May Herald Link

Additionally, please read the letter that Jack Keenan, AHLOA President, sent to the Borough Council highlighting AHLOA’s planned role in monitoring future progress and keeping our members informed:

Jack Keenan Letter to Council

A look at the Avalon and Stone Harbor Elementary School

Our guest speakers at the AHLOA monthly meeting on Saturday, January 12th were Mrs. Stacy LaRocca Tracy, Chief School Administrator and Dr. Renee Murtaugh, Curriculum Director of the Avalon and Stone Harbor Elementary School.  Mrs. Tracy and Dr. Murtaugh were proud to share all of the exciting programs available for the students at both sites.  Their enthusiasm was clearly evident and the video presentation they shared with us was outstanding. The video can be viewed at: Avalon and Stone Harbor Elementary School Video

Sub-Freezing Temperatures Sunday Night Through Tuesday

With below freezing temperatures in the forecast for Avalon Sunday night through Tuesday, the Borough has posted some recommended preparation and prevention tips from Middlesex Water company, Avalon’s water and sewer system manager. Please visit the Borough’s website at the following link for specific recommendations involving your water lines to prevent freezing:

Water Line Safety Tips