Welcome to the Prudence Improvement Association!

Bingo Blast!Join us for Bingo Blast

$50 buy-in, which means bigger prizes!!
This Saturday September 30th

Begins at Noon, players welcome to setup at 11 AM, calling begins at Noon.
The Snack Shack will be serving lunch. No pre-registration but remember, the more players the bigger the prizes! Must be at least 18 years old.

The PYO Snack Shack will be open serving Italian Grinders with chips for lunch and we will have Ice cream sundries available too. Plus other refreshments.
Hope to see you at the PIA, Saturday!!

October 14th 10am at the PIA Hall
Annual Portsmouth Town Council Meeting on Prudence Island

In collaboration with the Prudence Island Planning Commission, the Portsmouth Town Council will be holding its annual meeting on October 14th at 10am. The agenda will be coming out soon and will be posted on Heard Around the Dock and sent to recipients of the PI Planning Commission email list. If you’re interested in being added to the mailing list, send an email to JohnSpadaro@PIPlanningCommission.org

The PI Planning Commission was established in 1986 as a public forum to generate frank and open discussion and exploration of comprehensive and important island-community issues and be useful as a sounding board for ideas, plans and expectations of island residents and land users. Through collective discussion, equitable solutions can be reached.

Salty Paws Veterinary Clinic at the PIA

Fall Vet Clinic on
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
at the PIA by Appointment

This is Dr. Goyette’s 4th clinic on the Island. She also comes to the island in the Spring. Please call to schedule your appointment. If your pet has not been seen by Dr. Goyette in the past, please email pet’s information and your contact information to: info@saltypawsvetcare.com.

If you have questions, please call or text 401-816-4151.

Halloween imageReminder: The PYO Pot Luck Halloween Party is Saturday October 28th!

Party starts at 6:00 PM. Wear your Halloween costume for a night of games, treats and fun! This is a free event for all ages. Pot luck dishes greatly appreciated!

Stephanie Jenness is looking for volunteers to help with party planning and decorating. If you are interested in helping please email Steph at scmeier@gmail.com.

Trick or Treat is held on Halloween Night, October 31st. We car pool and follow a list that residents have signed up to have the kids stop by. We meet at the PIA at 6pm and usually finish about 9:30. You can sign up at Lori’s or the ferry office to have the kids stop by. We guess they’ll be approx 15 kids this year.

It is time to renew your membership or become a new member!!

Membership dues are January 1 thru December 31
$15.00 for an individual – An Individual membership is 1 person 18 years old or older
$25.00 for family membership – 2 adults and their children under 18 years of age.

During these uncertain times the PIA needs member support now more than ever! Membership dues help us pay the bills to keep the PIA running. We are hoping to return our annual events including the Member’s Cruise, Chowder Cook-Off & Stuffies and Game Dinner but are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and know these events may be at risk. Please renew your membership or join the PIA to help us prepare for our annual events and to offer your support in case we are unable to host our annual fundraising events!

AEDWe are pleased to announce the purchase of an AED for the PIA hall. This device has been proven to make the difference in effective CPR with an improved outcome for the patient. This unit is compatible with the PIVFD’s unit so there should be no down-time changing equipment when they arrive on scene. Please take note of its location, mounted on the wall between the storeroom and the bathroom in the main hall. To increase our community’s preparedness in case of a medical emergency, we will be holding a CPR/AED class at the PIA in June if you’re interested, please email PIA.hall.event@gmail.com.

Basketball/Pickleball Court

PIA Basketball Court

August 23, 2023
Last PYO Night of the Season
Movie Night - PG

7:00 pm
Movie Rated PG

Three mummies leave their underground secret city in ancient Egypt and end up in present-day London to search for a ring that was stolen by a greedy archaeologist. However, their mission might prove to be a little difficult.

August 23, 2023
Wednesday Movie
The Greatest Showman

8:30 PIA Hall

Growing up in the early 1800s, P.T. Barnum displays a natural talent for publicity and promotion, selling lottery tickets by age 12. After trying his hands at various jobs, P.T. turns to show business to indulge his limitless imagination, rising from nothing to create the Barnum & Bailey circus. Featuring catchy musical numbers, exotic performers and daring acrobatic feats, Barnum’s mesmerizing spectacle soon takes the world by storm to become the greatest show on Earth.

Thank You All
The Basketball Tournament
August 12th was well attained.

A BIG Thank You to the adult volunteers who help. Here are a few photos from this years tournament .


Save the date!! Saturday July 8th the long-awaited chowder and stuffie cook off is back after a four-year hiatus! Get out your recipes and start perfecting the winning chowder or stuffie recipe. There is no entry fee for this event, we will be posting registration forms online. Read more.

PYO Events


The mission of the PYO (Prudence Youth Organization) is to give back to the island community, be involved in PIA functions and to raise money to fund some of our own fun trips and activities! During the summer you can find us behind the snack shack selling food and refreshments at Wednesday Movie Night and Friday bingo. Read more.



Save your Friday nights for BINGO! The season starts on Friday June 2nd. We will begin calling your lucky numbers at 8:00pm. Come early and purchase a delicious dinner from the PYO snack shack. BINGO costs $20.00 for all PIA members over 18 years of age. You must be a member or purchase a one-day membership to play. Due to limited space, only playing patrons will be allowed in the hall during BINGO. Read more.

Help the PIA


The PIA needs your help in many areas. If you think you can help volunteer – even just once a season is a big help. Use our online form, call or email us. Check our wish list to see if you have any items we could use.