2021 Membership Dues - due now!
The due date for 2021 Membership is May 31st, if you have not submitted your dues yet you can get the forms and information here . Sending in your membership dues before the due date help the association to provide funds to purchase apparel, help track memberships related to camp and tennis participation and to ease the burden in managing the membership paperwork throughout the summer months. Please help us and send in your dues as soon as possible.
2021 Drakes Island Road Race
The 11th Annual Drakes Island Road Race was scheduled for Saturday July 17th at 7:30am. Due to the evolving coronavirus crisis, the details of the timing of the race are still to be determined. Updates will be emailed to applicants and posted on the DIIA website, as well as the community Facebook page.
Drakes Island Apparel
The first opportunity to purchase apparel will be on July 3rd. Apparel Sales will be held at the Community House every Saturday from 10am until 12pm (noon) through September 4th. Stock up while you can, as apparel is not available online or after the final apparel sale.
2021 DIIA Directories
The new 2021 Drakes Island Homeowners directories will be available after the Opening Meeting. If any changes are required for the next edition, please email them to Sandy Magill email@example.com. If you send an e-mail, Sandy can confirm your information. Also, if you wish to join the Drakes Island email chain, let Sandy know and she can add you to the list.
2021 Summer Long Adult Mixed Doubles Matches- Ducks vs. Islanders
TThe tennis committee will continue to arrange weekend matches again this summer, based on weekly availability. If you did not receive the weekly emails from the tennis committee last year, and would like to be on the list this year, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tournament commences July 4th weekend
2021 End of the Season Round Robin
Close out the summer tennis season with a fun round robin doubles tournament. Players will rotate partners and opponents and accumulate points throughout the afternoon. This event will be held on Sunday, September 5th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Organized by the DIIA Tennis Committee.
Kids Tennis Lessons
Lessons are held every Monday and Wednesday (unless posted otherwise).
- Beginner Lessons are held from 4 - 5 pm
- Intermediate Lessons from 5 - 6 pm.
$5 per child/lesson. *New this year* In an effort to promote our kids’ tennis program, all children who participate in lessons will receive a free DI tennis t-shirt!
Pickleball had great regular attendance again last summer. Pickleball is scheduled for Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 8:30-10:30. All levels are welcome and some extra rackets and balls are available. No sign-ups, just drop in!
Ladies Tally had excellent participation in 2020 will again be scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Sign-ups for availability and timing will be posted at the Community House.
Men’s Tally will take place Thursdays from 6-8 pm. All levels welcome, no sign-ups, just drop in.
The Community House Bulletin Boards are intended for DIIA use only (i.e. tennis, activity information, announcements, and sign-up sheets). Also, an envelope will be provided for collection dues and information changes. Please NO ADVERTISING.
The DIIA welcomes the participation of all Drakes Island residents. We are looking for a few islanders to join our Memorial Committee as well as our future Hiring Committee. If you’re interested in filling one of our future personnel positions, or would consider serving on one of our committees, please contact Kathy Hall, Brook Seeley or any board member.
Dial 911 for Emergencies
For any emergency situations, please dial 911 within the Town of Wells. For all other non-emergency situations or questions, you can reach the Wells Police Department at 646-9354 and the Wells Fire Department at 646-7912.
Town of Wells Ordinances
A. The sale of consumer fireworks is prohibited anywhere within the Town of Wells.
B. The use of consumer fireworks is prohibited anywhere within the Town of Wells.
C. This chapter does not apply to a person issued a fireworks display permit by the Town and/or State of Maine pursuant to 8 M.R.S.A. § 227-A, as may be amended from time to time.
D. This chapter is intended only to govern consumer fireworks. The use, sale, and possession of fireworks is governed by the applicable provisions of 8 M.R.S.A. § 221 et seq. THE POSSESSION, AND/OR SALE OF FIREWORKS IN MAINE IS ILLEGAL, except as permitted under 8 M.R.S.A. § 227-A, as may be amended from time to time.
Violations and Penalties (§ 115-6)
A. Use of consumer fireworks. Use of consumer fireworks in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250 plus attorney's fees and costs for the first offense, or a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500 plus attorney costs for each subsequent offense.
B. Sale of consumer fireworks. Sale of consumer fireworks in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 plus attorney's fees costs for the first offense, or a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,500 plus attorney costs for each subsequent offense.
C. Seizure of consumer fireworks. The Town may seize consumer fireworks that it has probable cause to believe are used or sold in violation of this chapter. All consumer fireworks lawfully seized under this chapter shall be forfeited to the State of Maine pursuant to Title 8 M.R.S.A. § 237(2).
Dogs in the Beach Area
Between April 1 through June 15, dogs are not permitted within the beach area unless on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. From June 16 through September 15, dogs are not permitted within the beach areas between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. From 6:00 PM until 8:00 AM, dogs are permitted within the beach area only when on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. Exceptions: This section does not apply to dogs on the property of their owner or another property with the owner's permission, to Seeing Eye dogs assisting an individual with a disability, or to working police dogs.
Clean Up of Pet Waste
It shall be a violation for any person who owns, possesses or controls a dog or any other animal to fail to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her animal, except on the property belonging to the animal's owner or keeper. Disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such feces to an appropriate waste receptacle. Exceptions: working police dogs while on duty or a dog or animal accompanying a person who, because of disability, is physically unable to comply with the requirements of this chapter.