Haven't paid your dues yet? Wondering what your dues go towards? Here's a quick reminder of all the events in store for 2017: St. Patrick's Day Party, Annual Meeting, Easter Egg Hunt, Cleaner Greener Beach Cleanup, Summer Kickoff Party, Beach Flea Market, July 3rd Freedom Run and Beach Celebration,July 4th Parade, Summer Jazz Brunch, Duck Race/Movie Night/Campout, Sunset Boat Cruise(?), Horseshoe Tournament, Oktoberfest, Halloween Parade and Kids Party, Patriot's Tailgate, Turkey Trot, Ugly Sweater Party, and Horsedrawn Sleigh Rides!
Membership dues also pay property taxes, beach maintenance and landscaping, property insurance, utilities, etc.
So, pay your dues and take advantage of living in the best neighborhood around!
Please see the attached 2017 Membership Form! You can also pay online and get an early registration dues (Family) discount if you purchase by May 1, 2017 by scrolling further down on this page.
Thank you for your continued support.
A Great Place to Live!
Dear Merrymount Residents and Friends,
It is time once again for our annual membership drive. This is the time of year when we ask neighbors to renew their memberships in the Association so that we can continue to work to improve the neighborhood and make this one of the best places to live on the South Shore. To download & print a hard copy of the 2017 Merrymount Association membership application, please click HERE. Please follow the directions on the form & return your membership form with membership dues to our active treasurer. For immediate membership & payment, you can use the button below and pay your annual membership dues using a Paypal account (it's free and easy to use). Please allow time for your membership to be processed in house for your key chains to be distributed to you.
The Association is a non-profit and all-volunteer organization, so all member dues and contributions are channeled right back into neighborhood improvements and activities. This includes events like our popular July 4th celebration and annual family beach camp out, maintaining the beach area and snack bar, and even awarding scholarships to neighborhood children. We would like to do lots more, but we are only as strong and effective as our membership. This is why your support is so important.
Please return application and dues to:
Mark Sauter, 76 Longwood Road. Quincy, MA 02169
Please make check payable to “Merrymount Association.”
Frequently Asked Questions About the Merrymount Association
Why should I be a member if I am away most of the summer and don’t participate in any events?
You and your family may not participate in any planned events, but you may use the beach during the summer or grab a hotdog and drink at the snack bar. You also may just drive by our beautiful and private beach on your way to work each morning. Membership dues pay for the maintenance of that beach, including cutting the grass, planting flowers, and collecting refuse in the summer. In the winter that effort continues with seasonal decorations and more clean-up activities. A beautiful beach is not only great to look at, but adds to your property value as well.
Doesn’t the Association get enough funds through dues? Where does the money go?
All dues are channeled right back into the organization to pay for beach maintenance and improvements, utilities at the snack bar, events such as the July 4th parade, insurance and taxes. All of these expenses continue to increase each year.
But, aren’t there enough members already? Why is my support and membership necessary?
Less than one-third of the total households in Merrymount are Association members. However, landscaping, maintenance and improvement costs continue to rise. To continue our mission, we need more members and more member volunteers to help out with events and improvements.
Okay, I’m convinced. But, how do I get more involved in the Association?
Contact a Merrymount board member or feel free to email email@example.com and let them know you want to get involved. We are especially interested in family members with young children who would like to help plan and coordinate age-appropriate events. Contact names are in the newsletters every resident receives.