OCREA Luncheon



By Janice Sovinee

If ever we needed a fresh start, it is this year. We’ve experienced a winter without anything notable, but gray skies, cold wind, forbidding rain and somber days. We need to invigorate our minds and hearts and come together in an effort to unify that which binds us together. Our meeting at Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty, 81 Channel Drive, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742, 732)295-0350 is a great place to do just that.

Our Luncheon will be from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and will be offering the following menu entrée selections: Apricot Chicken, breaded chicken cutlets with sliced almonds in a brandy apricot preserve, OR Roast Loin of Pork, served in pork gravy flavored with roasted red peppers, OR the highly favored Seafood Combo. The appetizer will be New England Clam Chowder followed by Caesar Salad, bread basket, Herb & Garlic Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables. Iced water and iced tea will be available on the tables. Dessert will be sherbet served with freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee or hot tea. All other liquid libations area available at a cash bar with bartender in attendance for your convenience.

Please send your completed reservation form with check for $28.00 to: Janice Sovinee, 158 Bretonian Drive, Brick, NJ 08723-5706 by May 1st. For any inquiries, please call me at 732)477-1711. A word to the wise: Jack Baker’s tables are too small to seat 10 so, please bear in mind, that only 8 place settings are set at each table. Please plan accordingly and advise me regarding your needs. Also, please fill out an additional information blank on the reservation sheet which will ask for the county and district from which you retired. Many thanks, Janice

Luncheon Form  


Please send in your reservation form to: Janice Sovinee, 158 Bretonian Drive, Brick, NJ 08723, .  If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 732) 477-1711.  Thank you for your cooperation and your loyal support of OCREA.


Operation Feed Ocean County

Thank you for your generosity at our March luncheon and your continued support of our endeavor. Your voluntary contributions help the scores of needy people in Ocean County.

At our May luncheon, the Hunger Relief truck will be parked at the entrance to Jack Baker’s Lobster Shanty until 11:15 a.m. to accept your donations from the list below. The driver can also accept checks, payable to Ocean County Hunger Relief, but not cash.

Please, no expired items:

beef stew, chili, hash milk: canned, powdered, shelf-stable

bottled water pasta

cereal peanut butter, jelly

chicken: canned pork & beans

crackers, snacks potatoes: instant (dry), canned

juice: cans, bottles, juice boxes Rice-a-Roni

ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise

$ 5.00 gift cards for grocery stores are also welcome!

Foods in microwaveable containers are greatly appreciated for those living in motels

where only a microwave is available for food preparation.