Welcome to the Prudence Improvement Association!

Happy New Year to you and your family! As the year ends, we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and be thankful for the support of our loyal members. We wouldn’t be able to provide our youth and adult events without you. We strive to provide our community with a variety of ways to help and participate throughout our 6 month season and are excited to continue to serve our community in the New Year.

Cheers to another great year! If you have any questions now or into the New Year, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help.

Your PIA Board

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!

Rent the PIA HallWe are now taking applications for Summer 2024 PIA Hall Rental.

Having a party? Members can rent out the PIA hall for the very reasonable price of $100/calendar day. Click here for more information and an application form.

Salty Paws Veterinary Clinic at the PIASpring Vet Clinic with Dr. Goyette is on April 20, 2024 at the PIA by appointment.

This is Dr. Goyette’s 4th Spring coming out to the Island. She also comes out in the Fall.

Please call 401-816-4151 to schedule your appointment.

More information here.

PYO Movie Night at the PIAThe PIA is looking to hire help for 3-4 hours a night for Tuesday Ice Cream Sundae/Game Night, Wednesday Movie/Teen Event Night and Friday Bingo Snack Shack. If interested, please email PIA.Board@gmail.com.

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.

Hi everyone,

I hope you’re excited about this year’s trip, it’s going to be a great time. Don’t worry if you’ve never skied before you will have lessons and you won’t have to go out on your own until you want too. Everyone will take a refresher class at the bare minimum unless your parent waves the refresher lesson..

The plan is to leave the Prudence Dock in Bristol at 7am Friday morning and return to the dock by 2pm Sunday afternoon. We can arrange to pick up anyone who is basically on the way up north. Kristin Koopman, Beth Slater and Brandon Mara will be the chaperones and drivers. We have a 5-bedroom condo, Beth will prepare and do the cooking. It’s awesome. The PYO pays for all lessons, rentals, lift tickets and food. You bring your clothes to ski in, gloves, hats and lounging clothes along with bathroom supplies with a towel and health insurance card. Yes this trip is paid for 100% from the PYO account.


  • Friday
    • Pick up ski rentals
    • Check into condo
    • Tentatively we may go to the Tubing & adventure park
  • Saturday
    • Morning lessons or Full day lessons for those who need them
    • Skiing
  • Sunday
    • Pickup and come home


Once we have our numbers, condo ect… we will send out an official permission slip.

Please email any question to PYO.1018@gmail.com



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.