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Chat Guidelines

Guidelines for Use of the Surfside POA Membership Chat

Please remember that every post goes to approximately 175 members.

Post judiciously and make effective use of private messaging when necessary.

  • The Surfside POA Membership Chat is for paid POA members for the current year and is used for communication that is applicable to our POA community.

  • The goal is to provide information about local happenings and increase our sense of community and communication.

  • Posting regular business advertising should be done on the POA Business Advertising and Info Chat.

  • This is a forum to help each other and help build community.

  • Please make positive posts and do not post offensive content, politics, religion, or inappropriate personal opinions.

Thanks for your understanding!

Questions or suggestions please private message the Surfside Treasurer, or email to Surfsidepoa@gmail.com.

Business Membership

Guidelines for Surfside POA Business Membership

Criteria for a Surfside business to join and post on the Surfside POA Business Advertising and Info Chat:

 

  • A property owner can become a member of the Surfside POA and participate in the Membership Chat if they own property in Surfside and have paid their annual membership dues for the current year.

  • An individual paid POA member will be automatically added to participate in the POA Business Chat.

  • A business can be a member of the Surfside POA and participate in the Membership chat and Business Chat if they reside in Flamingo, Surfside, or Potrero and have a bona fide registered business located in Flamingo, Surfside, or Potrero and have paid their annual membership dues for the current year.

  • The Business Chat is designed for POA member businesses to advertise their product and post information about events, specials, etc. that are appropriate for our community.

  • Individual POA members may post appropriate comments regarding non POA businesses only on the Membership Chat.

Business Advertising Guidelines

Guidelines for Use of the Surfside POA Business Advertising and Info Chat

Please remember that every post goes to approximately 175 members.

Post judiciously and make effective use of private messaging when necessary.

  • The Surfside POA Business Advertising and Info Chat is a forum for our paid POA member businesses to advertise and for POA members to post comments, positive experiences, recommendations, questions, etc.

  • Business member benefits include: 

    • Posting advertising easily to about 175 POA members enabling them to support our local businesses, 

    • Listing on the POA website, 

    • Periodic mentions in the community chat

    • Positive customer recommendations that generate additional business 

  • Member businesses may post information about special events, special entertainment or performers, charitable gatherings and other one-time occurrences (i.e. - Arabian Night at Whiskey Howler, Shack sponsored baseball on July 4th, etc.).

  • Occasional postings by our business members would be appropriate for repetitive items (i.e. - Friday wing night and live music at Perlas, Member's Day first Friday of every month at Sailing Center, a schedule of December sailing classes, Sundays Daren Talbot at Beach House, Tuesday tacos at Bahia, come to Krain for your real estate needs, Saturday bingo, etc.).

  • Daily or weekly ongoing events that never change are appropriate for occasional posts, (i.e. – fresh pastry every day, we have coffee, best burgers in town).

  • Posting should be for announcements that benefit the local community Surfside POA members.

  • The goal is to provide information about local happenings, entice more local businesses to join the POA, and increase our sense of community and communication.

  • Administrative postings for your business are not appropriate.

  • Please make your posts positive. 

  • Most members are in both the Membership Chat and the Business Info Chat, so please post in the appropriate chat but not both.

Questions or suggestions please private message the Surfside Treasurer, or email to Surfsidepoa@gmail.com. Thanks.

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