2021 Cahill Scholarship Fund Information


Cahill Black Point Education Fund Information and directions for 2021 applicants:

1. The Fund and the scholarship selection process is administered by CFECT. Reports on the Fund are provided to us on a regular basis.

2. The 2011 Black Point Advisory Members became Advisors to CFECT and will solicit interested parties about becoming future Advisory Members. CFECT would like to keep the number of Advisors to no more than five. The Advisors will help CFECT with communications to the membership and the solicitation of Black Point judges to score the essays as well as to continue its fundraising efforts to grow the Fund.

3. The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm on March 29, 2021. The online application is generally available on CFECT’s website by early February each year. Applicants who are seniors in high school or who are attending a post-secondary institution and who have not won a scholarship previously from the Fund may go online  to access the application. The award recipients will be announced at the Annual Meeting in May each year.  Apply here

***Please note: application link is now live***

4. The essay question will be to state the significance of Black Point Beach in the applicant’s life. CFECT endorses the simplicity and community feel of an essay about the Beach Association, distinguishing it from other awards. As is the case now, there will not be any consideration that the award be based on academics, extracurricular activities or financial need. The CFECT has its own basic application form which may require information for their compliance but the bottom line is that the blind essay will be the main component of the Cahill Black Point Education Fund selection process. The applicant must ensure (a) graduation from high school in good standing and (b) attendance at an accredited post-secondary institution (and it will be limited to undergraduate studies). As in the past, there will be at least two winners each year.

5. The requirement that you must be an owner, child of an owner, grandchild or great-grandchild (i.e. direct descendant) of a property owner/ member in Black Point remains.

6. Advisors to CFECT and Association members are responsible for fundraising for the Fund, such as running the golf tournament or any other fundraising activities as deemed appropriate.

7. Wendy Bourget will solicit Black Point Members to be judges of the essays.  If you are interested in being a judge, please contact Wendy at whbourget@aol.comThe requirement that a judge cannot have an affiliation to an applicant will remain. CFECT will handle all paperwork, notify the winners of their award, and notify Black Point Advisors.

8. CFECT will manage the money, administration, and send letters for all tax-deductible gifts to donors.

9. CFECT will notify winners and mail the checks directly to their educational institutions to get applied to tuition or expenses.

Below are the essay requirements that will remain in place with the CFECT:

The CFECT application requires a range of information including the applicant’s Name, Home Address, Phone Number (home or mobile), Black Point Address, Name of member at BPBC (you must be a direct descendant, owner, child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc), Name of high school attended and the name of the accredited post-secondary institution where student plans to attend full-time.

Blind Essay Rules
Length: 500 words (minimum).
Do not mention your name or any names in the essay; you can say, for example, my father, my sister, but we do not want to be able to identify the applicant by the essay.
Essays are judged on content, writing style, syntax and grammar.
Essays are reviewed and judged by a five (or more) person panel of BPBC members who are not on the Board of the Fund and who do not know the names of any of the applicants to ensure fairness and objectivity. The judges read all of the essays and score each one; the top two scorers will receive scholarships. If you are a previous winner, you may not apply for an award.

We also require that the applicant attest that they are the sole author of the essay.

Apply here

***Please note: application link is now live.***

Phone: 860-442-3572
Contact: Alison C. Woods
Vice President & Chief Development Officer
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
68 Federal Street
New London, CT 06320

BPBCA BOG January 28th, 2021 Agenda (via zoom)

BPBCA Board of Governors Regular meeting, Jan. 28, 2021 at 6 PM via Zoom.us

              Black Point Beach Club’s Zoom Meeting Room

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           Meeting ID: 946 023 6028
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Meeting Materials:


I.                     Call to order


II.                  Approval of minutes:  Oct. 22, 2021; Nov. 10, 2020; and Dec. 1, 2020


III.                Communications to Board



IV.                Special orders

                    Plan of conservation and development  (document posted with 10/22/2020 minutes)

                    Recreation program


V.                  Public comments


VI.                Reports: 

                   Treasurer, tax collector, zoning, piers, long term capital, association manager


VII.              Old business

                   Charter commission

                   Whitecap pier maintenance

                   Surveys, pins for ROWs


VIII.            New business

                   Sea View beach access ramp maintenance

                   Boat launch beach issues (task force reports and related documents posted): Coastal jurisdiction line; Rules and enforcement; ROW use for rigging

                        and paddleboards, bike rack placement; Boat storage parameters and definitions; Registration of boats; Signage


IX.                Public comments


X.                  Adjourn

BPBCA BOG December 1st, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda

  • BPBCA BOG Special Meeting Scheduled for December 1, 2020, 6PM

Via teleconference, call in number 425-436-6363, access code 436260


I. Call to order and attendance

II. Executive Session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation.

III. Potential action

IV. Adjournment

Zoning Regulation Changes & October 30th, 2020 Special Meeting Minutes

Zoning October 17th, 2020 Original Public Hearing Notice

Decision Legal Notice

Nonconforming Structures and Lots Regulation

Nonconforming Structures and Lots Regulation #2

Sheds & Attached Garages Regulation

Dimensional Requirements Regulation

October 30th, 2020 Special Zoning Meeting Minutes

ZEO Report October 2020

BOG October 22nd, 2020 Agenda

View Agenda Here

Adopting Charters, Ordinances, and Bylaws

Parking Task Force Report:

The Parking Taskforce members met on Monday, August 17 th , 9:00 – 10:00 am. They discussed ways to address parking of cars and golf carts that would best serve our BPBC community. They recognize the increased use of golf carts and the need to accommodate them. The following are their recommendations: 


  • Parking identification: Vehicles parked in BPBC parking areas and right of ways must have parking identification (hanging tag and stickers). 
  • Each household will continue to receive one hanging parking tag and two BP stickers. The hanging tag can be used for a car or a golf cart. 
  • A current BP sticker would also be sufficient for golf carts only, as they can’t be driven on the roads outside of Black Point.
  • The members discussed the potential concern that members may drive a car and a golf cart to the beach; however, consensus was that this would not likely be the case. A sign should be posted at the club house that parking identification is required, unless individuals are attending an event or meeting at the club house. 
  • Beach patrol would periodically check this lot for parking identification and ticket cars without hanging tags. Parking Tickets: ln fairness to our community, we recommend that beach patrol provide one written warning for a car or golf cart parked without proper parking identification. 
  • Mr. Moffett indicated that he would keep a list of those who had received warnings and would be able to identify and ticket “repeat offenders”.
  •  Authorized Parking: For the safety of members, no trailers should be allowed to be parked in BPBC parking lots. 
  • Golf carts may be parked in any of the marked parking spots in the parking lots. ln addition, it is recommended that the following be allowed for right of way parking areas for golf carts and bikes: 
  • Billow-allowed 
  • Bellaire – allowed  
  • Nehantic – return to 3 parallel parking spots on the grass, on the south side of the lot. 
  • Cahill – no golf cart parking, loading and unloading only 
  • White Cap – add 5 pullback-in spots to the south side cf the right of way, add a bike rack. 
  • Seabreeze -no change 
  • Sea View – golf cart parking prohibited; add a bike rack between the no Parking sign and the street. 
  • Sea Crest – allowed 
  • Sea Spray – allowed 
  • Saltaire – allowed 
  •  Bright Water – no parking due to catch hasin hazard.
  •  Osprey – add 5-6 pull back-in spots between proposed pillars on the south side of right-of-way. 
  • Waterside – as newly incorporated, 3 parallel car or golf cart parking spots between signs. 
  • Blue Heron – allowed 
  • Additional recommendation Task Force members strongly recommend A-2 surveys be conducted on the right-of-ways, prioritizing Bellaire, Sea View and 0sprey.


Freedom of Information Commission Public Outreach Workshop Recording is now available


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Zoning October 30th, 2020 Special Meeting Agenda

View Agenda Here

Call in number 425-436-6363, access code 436260