CAROLINA SHORES BULLETIN
A Publication of the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association for the sole use of its members
To Contact Board Members or the POA: 579-2044 or e-mail at: CSPOA@carolinashores.net
Board Members: Joyce Dunn Davis - President, Monty Craig - Vice President, Bill Harniman - Treasurer,
Nancy Harthausen - Director, Mike Mundy - Director, Vicki Samuels - Secretary
Editor: Diana Mardall
Volume 26 Issue 11
New stop signs in the neighborhood. I know of two new three-way stops on Carolina Shores Parkway. There are probably some on Carolina Shores Drive. Please be alert and remember – stop means stop. It doesn’t mean press on the accelerator to go faster. It doesn’t mean slow down slightly and roll on through!!
Luminaries will be placed around the lake by the POA on Sunday, December 3. If you’d like to help assemble the bags, please meet us by the lake at 1:00 p.m. If you haven’t yet purchased white bags for your own luminaries, there are still some available in the POA kitchen, 15 bags for $1. Let’s light up our streets Sunday night! Any questions, call Jane or Richard Boyle – 575-6367.
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
As we approach the holiday season I hope you will join
me in expressing our gratitude to all the wonderful people in Carolina
Shores who volunteer their time to the work of the CSPOA and make this
such a nice place to live. We have only two paid staff members in Carolina
Shores – Vicki Samuels and Suellen Bennett – who run the
operations of our office so well. Just about everything else around
here is done by volunteers, including: the monthly CSPOA Bulletin, the
CSPOA clubhouse library, the three CSPOA picnics and the holiday party,
the Care Team freezer and drivers, the CSPOA web site, all of the CSPOA
clubs and card games, setting up and closing down the swimming pool,
supervising the work of home builders and responding to ACC complaints
and problems, preparing and producing the handbook for new residents,
coordinating the annual election of Board members, planning and hosting
the potluck dinners, pool parties, and holiday meals for members, distributing
and placing luminaries around the pond each holiday season, coordinating
the annual Progressive Dinner, coordinating the many golf groups, the
tennis groups, and the bowling league, teaching tennis lessons to the
children in the community, decorating the clubhouse for the holiday,
putting together special events like the Artists and Crafters show and
the community yard sale, visiting new residents and writing about them
in the Bulletin, teaching exercise, water aerobics and yoga classes,
serving on the Board Standing Committees, and may other things. In addition
to all these volunteers, I want to thank my fellow Board members for
the incredible amount of time and skills they are donating to the community:
Vice President Monty Craig who spends hours every week working with
the Architectural Control Committee, Treasurer Bill Harniman who manages
all the financial affairs of the POA and puts together the annual budget,
Mike Mundy, who (with the help of just one other volunteer) oversees
all of the maintenance and facility improvement projects for the entire
community; and Nancy Harthausen, who put together and coordinates the
work of an amazing nominating committee, is the sole coordinator of
our holiday party, and was the lead Board volunteer at all three of
our summer picnics. I am sure that I have forgotten many other volunteer
activities in our community and I apologize in advance for any oversights.
Please know how much we appreciate your efforts!
ARTISTS & CRAFTERS POS WINTER SHOW
There are a couple of vacant spots left at the Winter
Show on December 9. If anyone wishes to participate, please call Lynn
at 579-7526. Residents of Carolina Shores community are featuring everything
crafted by hand. Peruse the offering of gift ideas for family, friends
or the home, in photography, note cards, woodworking, hand milled pepper
mills, labeled jams and jellies, garden items, aprons, handbags, framed
art, crocheting, hand made jewelry, plastic canvas Christmas village,
Nativity sets, angels, mermaid bejeweled items, Santa certificates,
etc. The line up of participants is as follows: Tom Anzelone, George
Balbach, Suellen Bennett, Rosemary Connell, Lynn Darby, Michelle DePalo,
Grayce Farley, Margaret Forte, Rich Hamilton, Bradley Lewis, Sally Nolan,
Rom O’Reilly, Gloria Schroppe, Karen Strobel and Wendy Wagner.
See you there!
POA NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY ENTICEMENT LIST:
IT’S TIME TO RESERVE THE CLUBHOUSE
This is a reminder to all of the clubs and social groups who use the clubhouse on a weekly or monthly basis. Please visit the POA office during December and complete a reservation form for 2007.
WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
Do you have a question, concern, complaint or other communication you want to get to the POA Board of Directors or the Architectural Control Committee (ACC)? If so, please communicate it to and through the CSPOA office. Our office staff does an outstanding job of quickly getting your communications to the appropriate volunteer. All ACC complaints must be filed in writing to ensure proper follow-through. A form is available in the office and on our Board web site. Please do not call ACC members at home to make complaints. They cannot respond unless your complaint is submitted in writing, and it is not fair to expect volunteers to have their home lives interrupted by ACC or other POA business.
MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2007 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
Your Nominating Committee will be presenting your candidates for election to the Board at our “MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM” to be held at the CS POA on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at 3 PM. Light refreshments will be served. You, the POA members, will be able to ask the candidates questions regarding their experience/skills attained and their future accomplishments as a board member if elected. We hope that this forum will assist our members in making an informed election decision that will best benefit our Community.
Our Candidates are:
Charles J. Bebber – Resident since 1997. VETERAN: Army served in the Korean War. EDUCATION: State University of New York Teachers College, BS in Education and Industrial Arts, Degree in Mechanical Engineering. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: As a member of management teams for 17 years and in supervisory positions for over 30 years, I believe I can assist in the accomplishment of achieving specific goals as an active team member. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not being aware of the duties of the board, my initial concern would be to listen, observe, learn and make relative comments and/or suggestions when requested to do so. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Architectural Control.
Al Franklin - Resident since 1996. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Retired US government and Real Estate. Was field office supervisor for 5 years while employed by the US Government. Managed family’s electrical contracting business. Was president of POA in Maryland and in Virginia. I served on the Carolina Shores ACC Committee and five years on the CSPOA Board of Directors. I know the history of POA and the guidelines of operation. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: To keep POA dues down and work for the members, to have the board operate per the By-Laws and ensure that architectural control requirements are enforced. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: President and Vice President.
David A Jones – Resident since Feb. 2006. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Member of Rotary Club for over 31 years. Currently Financial Center manager at First Federal in Sunset Beach and previously branch manager at RBC Centura in Calabash for 7 years. I have spent my entire adult life dealing with people and their finances. Consequently, I believe I have excellent communication skills as well as a good deal of expertise in financing and financial planning. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Maintain neighborhood character while continuing to grow. Position ourselves to attract younger people, their vitality could vitalize the whole town. Investigate what it would take to have our own law enforcement persons/department, workout facility for residents and a discount on green fees at Carolina Shores Golf Club. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Finance, Facility Management, Communication and Community Recreation.
John F. Kain – Resident since 2003. EDUCATION: St. Mary’s University in Maryland, Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy with minor in education and a Master’s degree in theology. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Working as a clergyman with church boards and ministering to the needs of several congregations. Employed by the Red Cross as a blood donor recruiter, public relations officer, fund raiser and chapter manager. Administrator of several law and accounting firms, responsible for human resource management, developing efficient and profitable systems, record keeping and facilities management. I am experienced in working with Boards, good at helping to achieve consensus, skilled in negotiating to achieve progress and success in many and varied projects. I am good listener. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Although I have no hidden agendas or pet projects, I will work toward the goals set and suggested in the recent survey. I hope to increase participation in POA activities. I will listen to the people, give their thoughts and ideas due consideration and function in a way to be in the best interests of our community. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Communication, Declaration of Restrictions and Community Recreation.
Sally Nolan – Resident for 2 years. EDUCATION: Wagner College, SI., NY, Assoc. Degree, Sociology, Brookdale Community College, Assoc. Degree in Small Business, Writing, Purchasing and Design, Vocational College Art-Watercolor and Oil Painting. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Retired from AT&T after 15 years in management. Owned and operated a decorating store and worked in investment banking. Experience at AT&T in both administration and management were valuable training in the areas of business, finance and budgeting. Owning and running a Bed and Breakfast for 7 years in PA really honed my people skills. I bring a wealth of business management experience to the Board. Activities at Carolina Shores include tennis, golf and the garden club. She is a working artist who exhibits in both the Franklin Square Gallery and the Sunset River Gallery. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: While Carolina Shores continues to be a caring, safe community, real estate values must be maintained. The upkeep and improvement of facilities and activity areas is also important in sustaining real estate values. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Facility Maintenance, Declaration of Restrictions, Architectural Control Committee and Community Recreation.
Angela Kopitopoulos – Resident since 2005. EDUCATION: Westchester Community College, Assoc. Degree in Business Management. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Worked for Verizon for 30 years in customer service. The first 20 years as a Customer Representative working with the public to facilitate work orders and the final 10 years as a Manager in Customer Service responsible for motivating my sales team, planning sales promotions and working with unions. I have taken numerous management courses to deal with the public and employees and have experience in labor disputes and arbitration. I have developed motivation and negotiation skills that will be invaluable in dealing with Board and community members on a variety of issues. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I believe that I can bring a reasonable and practical approach to address the concerns of the Community. My strength is listening and presenting the needs and desires of those neighbors that ask me to do so. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Communication and Community Recreation.
Charles P. Korf – Resident for 3 years. VETERAN: US Army Staff Sergeant. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Self employed for 38 years as a building contractor in commercial, new homes and alterations. I was a member of Albertson Fire Company of Long Island New York. Served as Vice President 2 years, President 2 years and Treasurer 7 years of the Albertson Exempt Benevolent Association and delegate to New York Fire Assoc. Law Committee for 4 years. I am very knowledgeable in construction, finance, maintenance and law. I know that I can contribute to the Board as well as to the Community. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The people of Carolina Shores can be better served if they have a larger voice in how the Board appropriates their money, especially in large projects. I believe the Board has to be sensitive to the needs and wishes of all its members. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Finance and President.
Malcolm Mac Raild – Resident since Jan. 2006, but have noted a need for resident participation in our POA. EDUCATION: Adrian College, B S Degree. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Employed at Rubbermaid, Inc. for 31 years retiring as Corp. Financial Services Manager. Responsible for a receivable for over a billion dollars and managed a staff of 50. I served on the Board of Directors for the Housewares NACM as a Director and Chairman. I was active in Junior Achievement, Little League, Hot Stove, Girls Fast Pitch and Ducks Unlimited. I enjoy golf, bowling and working in the yard. I functions effectively in committees as a member and as a chairman and am able to communicate the goal, need or ideas to all ages in the community. As an old financial manager, I try to work problems and find solutions analytically. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: To review the lighting needs for our streets and identify the special medical need families for disaster assistance. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Finance, Facility Maintenance and maintaining a safe Community.
Mike Mundy – Purchased home in 2001 and resident since 2006. VETERAN: Army Officer serving in Germany, Texas and Vietnam. EDUCATION: BA Degree from University of Scranton (PA). EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Operations management for a Grocery Wholesale Distributor. Long time Rotarian and Rotarian of the Year in 2001. I served as co-director of Wed. Night Duplicate Bridge Game at CS POA clubhouse and ran the marathon bridge in 2005/2006. Three years as member of Board (one as president) of Shipwatch Villas POA on Topsail Island, NC. Currently serving as CSPOA Board Member replacing member who resigned for personal reasons. Ability to “Get Things Done” as result of long career in management. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Help the Board to maintain and improve our community’s facilities and amenities while exercising fiscal responsibility. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Facility Maintenance and Community Recreation.
Connie M. Six – Resident for 10
and ½ years. EDUCATION: BS in Education, Concord University and
Advanced Professional Degree, University of Maryland and Loyola University.
EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Teacher in Maryland for 32 years. Was department
chairperson, served on several curriculum committees, was a member of
the Faculty Council and the finance committee and chairperson of the
social committee. Elected into Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary fraternity
for women educators. I served 8-9 years on POA in Columbia, Md. on the
Architectural Committee Contract to obtain company for care of common
grounds and snow removal, member of beautification committee, the budget
committee and the committee to review the by-laws. I have developed
good people skills due to my professional and community service. BOARD
MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I would like to see the pool deck improved and
uniform deck furniture. Set standards of exactly what is expected of
pool employees, such as being outside and visible. Ensure maintenance
of common grounds and POA facility. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST:
Facility Maintenance, Declaration of Restrictions and Architectural
Control. Increase of POA dues – no more than 5% should be allowed
without community members’ vote.
MEMBER SURVEY RESULTS
The CSPOA Member Survey results were handed out at the
November Board Meeting. The handout consisted of a set of tables showing
the numerical responses to each of the questions in the survey along
with a written summary of the results. Both sets of documents are now
available on the Board website (www.carolinashorespoa.org) and hard
copies are available at the POA office.
ARE YOU ON THE CSPOA E-MAIL LIST?
The CSPOA Board of Directors maintains an e-mail distribution list that is used to share important or time-critical information with members. The distribution list is kept private and e-mails are sent only by the CSPOA Board. To join the list please send an e-mail to email@example.com Be sure to include your name in your e-mail so we will know who is on the list.
NEW MEMBER DIRECTORY MAKING A HIT
The fancy new CSPOA Member Directory was distributed in November. The office is getting many compliments on the new and upgraded format. The directory was published at no charge to the POA (saving us $1,700) in return for allowing advertising to be included. Special thanks go to POA member Vaughn MacEntee or donating lots of his time and computer expertise in order to prepare our member database for transfer into the new directory format. If you did not receive a copy of the directory, or if you found an error in your personal information in the directory, please contact the POA office.
NEW TELEPHONE DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS
Jim and Phyllis Hartley – the last name is misspelled
in the directory.
REPLACEMENT OF CAROLINA SHORES ENTRANCE AND GATE SIGNS
The CSPOA Board has voted to replace all of the Carolina Shores community entrance signs and gate signs. The gate signs will be done with larger numbers and a reflective covering that will make them easier to read. We expect that the work will be completed by the end of this year. Board member Mike Mundy is managing this process. Mike is also exploring the cost and procedure to add lighting to the entrance sign on Thomasboro Road.
BIKE RACKS NOW AVAILABLE
Responding to a request from the CSPOA Recreation Committee, we have installed two bike racks by the tennis courts and one bike rack at the POA. In the spring we will add another by the swimming pool. If you own a bicycle, you can now ride it to the recreation area or clubhouse and lock it to a bike rack. Thanks go to Board members Mike Mundy and Monty Craig and Recreation Committee Co-Chair, Bob Anthony for installing the bike racks.
HELP THE ANIMALS
Once again we find ourselves shopping for the Holiday
Season, so please remember the animals. We did a terrific job last year
with all kinds of goodies for our no-kill shelter. We could make things
easier for those who reside at the shelter. The shelter needs food for
cats and dogs, canned or dry. They also need old towels and blankets
(no sheets, please), collars, leashes, treats, shampoo and toys of any
kind, feeding bowls, most anything pet related. They also love tennis
balls. Boxes will be at the POA building where we hang our coats. Please
help these poor unfortunate animals have a better life. If you have
room in your heart and home, please adopt a pet from the shelter. Thank
you once again for all your donations and support. We will pick up the
boxes after Christmas. Have a great Holiday.
SUGAR NEEDS HELP!!
Sugar is a toy poodle with a wonderful loving disposition.
She was abused, starved and left out in the weather for a year or more.
Her owners were put in a nursing home and the children took over. She
had four litters in a row. Fortunately after having the last litter,
she was brought to the vet to be spade. Unfortunately, it was discovered
she tested positive for heart worms. It will cost $700 to treat her.
Fuzzy Paws rescued Sugar (they have rescued and adopted out almost 130
cats and dogs) but cannot afford the treatment. Maybe our dog and cat
lovers of Carolina Shores can donate a few dollars to “The Sugar
Fund” at Fuzzy Paws. The pet store is located beside the Subway
Shop in the Food Lion Shopping Center.
USED GOLF CLUBS NEEDED
2007 PROGRESSIVE DINNER
The Progressive Dinner will be on Saturday, February 17,
2007. It consists of appetizers, dinner (hosted by 2 couples*), and
dessert. Start thinking about what you would like to host, and watch
for detailed information in future Bulletins. Those who have participated
in previous years, talk it up to your new neighbors and friends. For
further information contact Marlene Stewart – 575-6675.
The Carolina Shores Needlework Club welcomes all residents interested in any form of needlework. Our members’ interests include knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, and may other interesting skills. We gather once a month, sometimes at a member’s home and sometimes at the Atlanta Bread Company in North Myrtle Beach, for two hours of working on our individual projects, sharing ideas, and working together on afghans and lap robes to donate to seniors or victims of violent crimes in Brunswick County. Our meeting schedule for 2006-2007 is:
At the end of each meeting we decide where to meet the next month. Our December 11 meeting will be at the home of Solanda Marques, 80 Carolina Shores Drive. Solanda has invited the group to lunch at her house to celebrate her 80th birthday. For more information, call 575-0825 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
POLARITY YOGA CLASS
I would like to thank everyone for their interest in Polarity
Yoga. Our class has been a great success. The 10 week course will come
to a close on December 5th. I will re-start the 10 week course again
on Tuesday, January 16th, 2007 at 8:30 am. Polarity Yoga is a series
of gentle self-help exercises developed for stimulating and balancing
life energy. It incorporates movement, stretching and meditation for
a total mind and body workout. The routines are taught to be performed
with “effortless effort” and to bring you new feelings of
vitality and well being.
Doris Pearce, Membership Chairperson for the Hickmans
Crossroads Library, made an appeal for support to the group and distributed
library membership flyers.
These cool autumn mornings are great for tennis. Come join us for open tennis every Mon., Wed. & Fri. @ 9:00am--everyone who shows up is welcome and gets to play. There will be a mixed doubles round robin tennis tournament on Dec. 2nd @ 10:00am. Following tennis, there will be a pot luck brunch at the POA building from 12:00 noon until 2:00PM. Everyone attending the brunch should bring a dish to share and, of course, BYOB. Tennis and brunch are open to all current, former, and wanna-be tennis players and guests. There is a sign-up sheet at the tennis courts for both tennis and brunch, it will remain posted until Friday, 12/01, noon. The brunch will be held rain or shine--no rain date for tennis. Bob Anthony 579.9666.
NARFE will have a Christmas party on December 5th at 11:30
a.m. along with our regular meeting. New officers will be sworn in.
Christmas carols will be sung and we’ll have a gift exchange.
If you would like to attend, please bring a small gift under $10.
Mary Pritchard led our group in a discussion of something
we thought the group didn’t already know about us. We welcomed
two new members, Wendy Horton and Ellen Pecina.
For our Christmas party this year we are going to dinner
at the Grill House in North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, December 12. Plan
to arrive between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Call Mary Wilson if you wish to attend
– 579-9151. A $5 refundable deposit is required and should be
paid to Mary Wilson by December 5.
CAROLINA SHORES QUILTERS
The Carolina Shores Quilters met November 10 at the POA
with 33 members present. We also welcomed two new members. We had our
business meeting, show and tell, tips with Morrie and then we were treated
to a trunk show presented by Sewing in the Carolinas.
Our Christmas lunch and bridge will be held on Monday, December 18 at 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, contact Pat Soule at 579-9326.
Come join us every Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the POA Clubhouse. We play duplicate bridge in a very relaxed setting. If you need further information call me at 575-0825. Here are recent results:
FIRST FRIDAY BRIDGE
Due to lack of interest we are discontinuing First Friday Bridge for the time being. We can restart again in the new year if enough people are interested. If you would like to see it continue AND would support it please call Don Hart at 579-7789. Thank you.
CAROLINA SHORES NINERS
Holiday Party – Our Holiday Party
will be held at the Carolina Shores Golf Club House on Wednesday, December
6, 2006 with cocktails at 5PM and dinner at 6PM. Cost is $15 per person
which includes tax and gratuity. Checks made out to “C S Niners”
and /or money to Jean Sanborn by Nov. 22. Please bring a $10 gift (woman
bring for woman and man for a man). The sign-up sheet and menu selection
is located in the Pro Shop. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone
CAROLINA SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP
Aberdeen was the site of the Carolina Shores Sunday Scramble
Group’s November outing. Captain’s Choice was the format.
The eight teams were required to use each team member’s drive
WELCOME NEW NEIGHBORS
Cathy and Rich Strobel and Karen
Cathy and Rich moved here in February 2006 from Frederick, MD with their daughter Karen and dog Sheba. They also have a son in Frederick, and Cathy’s mom, Alice Smith lives in Carolina Shores. Rich works in home construction and Cathy is retired from working in stores, doing deposits. She loves to cook and do crafts and all of them love the beach. Karen is an accomplished artist. Many of her pictures are displayed in the home.
Ronni moved here in Oct. 2006 from Hidden Valley in Calabash where she lived for 12 years and is originally from upstate NY. She is a bereavement counselor for Hospice. She has one daughter in New York who just had a baby girl in November, and her other daughter and grandson live in Seattle. She also has a son who works for NOAA, a government agency and is stationed in Hawaii. Ronni loves mahjong, playing all sorts of cards and going to the beach.
Geri and Ed McTighe
Ed and Geri moved to Carolina Shores from Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Ed owned a video production company and Geri worked with him. They have twin sons. One has a child and another one is expected shortly. The other son is getting married in May. Ed is an avid golfer. Both play tennis and love the beach. Geri also enjoys gardening and reading.
Doug and Sue and their two cats moved here in October,
2006 from Northampton, Mass. Doug was a Systems Manager and Sue worked
in marketing for the same firm. Sue likes gardening, sewing and the
beach. Doug likes woodworking and golf. They also own a house on the
coast of Maine and enjoy being their during the summer.
Once again I must express my appreciation to my wonderful
friends and neighbors in Carolina Shores for the many prayers, food,
flowers and cards that I received during my recuperation from surgery.
I couldn’t live in a more caring community. Thank you.
Dear Carolina Shores Friends, I would like to take this time to thank all of you for the wonderful contributions that you made to the Food Pantry at Camp UMC. It is through the generosity of people like you that make the pantry as successful as it is. Through October, the pantry has served 10,338 persons. This is an increase of 14% over the 8,887 persons served last year through October. The growth of the pantry is indicative of the growth of Brunswick County. I welcome anyone to visit the pantry any Saturday from 10:00 am to noon to see the pantry in action. Thank you for all you do to make sure our less fortunate neighbors have enough to eat. Mary K. Pritchard Coordinator SBIC Food Pantry
I would like to thank all of the thoughtful, caring people
who called, sent cards, made delicious food and visited after my recent
surgery. Recovery is so much easier when you live in a community like
A great big Thank You to all my good friends and neighbors
for your comfort and support to me in your many different ways, upon
the very sudden death of my son Jeff. I have always called you “My
Carolina Shores Family” and it is no truer than right now. I am
trying hard to be strong and with your help, I know I will be. Love
you and God Bless.
Ann Christensen – 11 Brassie Drive