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 8||
For the CSPOA Board of Directors it has been a busy but exciting summer. We are especially pleased with the good work being done by the Standing Committees of the Board, so I wanted to share their work with you.
The Recreation Committee (Chairs Bob Anthony & Sandy Howard) jumped into action, with committee member Tammy Humphreys examining the lack of family and child oriented activities in the community. She began by looking for volunteers to teach tennis to children. Bob Anthony, Martin Minder, and Pat O’Leary took on this task and already are teaching weekly lessons to a group of 12-15 kids. Tammy then asked the New Friends to expand their August 19 Pool Party & Potluck Dinner to include a back to school celebration for families with children. The New Friends welcomed the idea, and are looking forward to sharing a fun evening with some younger “new friends.” The Recreation Committee also is looking into options like regular bingo games at the POA; forming a travel club to do day and overnight trips; and finding more volunteers to teach golf, art, crafts, photography, etc. to children or adults. They also are developing recommendations for the Board on how to incorporate some time at the pool for adults-only swimming. Committee member Mary Fran Ryon has done a spectacular job of chairing our two summer picnics (with help from some great volunteers). She is already hard at work on the Labor Day picnic and welcomes new ideas and new volunteers!
With Joe Martere at the helm (and Board Member Mike Mundy as the only other member of his team so far), the Facilities Maintenance Committee has been very busy. Joe is examining ways to save money on operating the pool (such as covering the pool in the winter to reduce electricity costs), while Mike is putting the pool in shape with repairs and some new furniture. We are having the picnic tables repaired and refinished, and will continue efforts to make the picnic area a very enjoyable space for our residents. Joe and Mike would like some more volunteers for this committee – you don’t have to DO the work – you just have to oversee it and advise the Board on what needs to be done.
The Finance and Audit Committee (Maslin Kain, Chair) is working hand-in-hand with Treasurer Bill Harniman to ensure that our finances and business operations are maximally effective. Together they have just completed working with our auditors on the 2005 Audit (a success!) and are implementing the recommendations of the auditors. The committee also is doing a comprehensive review of the POA’s insurance coverage and will work with the Board to obtain a professional assessment of the long-term costs of maintaining of capital property and equipment.
The Architectural Control Committee has lost several members due to other commitments, and is down to a “Few Good Men and a Woman,” all working very hard to maintain the quality of our community. They recently met with the Town of Carolina Shores to negotiate the overlaps of our tree policies (more on that later in this issue), and have successfully enforced our vehicle parking and lot maintenance requirements against some violators. We appreciate the hard work they do daily. THEY NEED NEW VOLUNTEERS!
Member Nancy Harthausen has assembled our Nominating Committee
and they are seeking candidates for our 2007 Board elections. Please
read their article below and give serious consideration to running.
We are expanding the Board to reduce the workload, so now is the time
to give it a try!
Election of POA Directors for 2007
It is time again to prepare for the election of officers for the POA Board of Directors. We currently have five seats actively filled on our Board of Directors. Two new seats were added and the election of those offices was deferred to this election in February, 2007. Therefore, we must fill five (5) seats on our POA Board of Directors in this election in February, 2007. A motion was passed to elect four (4) officers for two year terms and one (1) officer for a one year term. This will provide for some continuity in the 2008 election where four officers will continue in office for another year and we will have to elect three (3) new officers.
The nominating committee is searching for candidates to run for the five seats on the POA Board of Directors that will become vacant in 2007. We ask that you please volunteer some of your valuable time and consider running for office. You might not think so, but every member has something to contribute to the voluntary management of our Association. We need and welcome your service. If you are interested in running for a seat on the POA Board of Directors, please send a brief biography of your experience, skills and valuable knowledge to me via Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop one off at the POA Office. If you have any questions, please call me at 575-2923. The nominations will be open until October 15, 2006. This will give you enough time to decide to help your community. We really need you.
CSPOA MEMBER DIRECTORY
AN IMPORTANT CHANGE IN THE TREE REMOVAL POLICY
Effective immediately, the Town of Carolina Shores will assume 100% responsibility for oversight of removal of trees within the town boundaries. Anyone who wishes to remove a tree must obtain a permit from the Town of Carolina Shores and pay a permit fee (which will be reviewed and possibly reduced at the town’s August meeting). Any reports about trees removed illegally should be filed with the Town of Carolina Shores. The CSPOA will not be involved in the process, except in cases of undeveloped lots in the community with trees that are a hazard or a problem for adjacent neighbors.
WHERE DID OUR COOLERS GO?
Sometime after the POA Memorial Day picnic and before the July 4 picnic somebody in our community borrowed the POA picnic coolers without asking to or advising the POA office. Consequently, when the Board began organizing the July 4 picnic and went to the storage area, no coolers were found and Board Member Nancy Harthausen set about buying new coolers. Then, on picnic day, lo and behold the old coolers miraculously reappeared and Nancy got to make a return trip to the store to take back the new ones she had purchased. Nancy is a very kind and gentle person, so she did not use the expletives many of us would have selected – but she still did get mightily inconvenienced. The moral to this story is, PLEASE DO NOT BORROW POA PROPERTY WITHOUT ASKING.
LEARN HOW AND HELP MAKE WALKER/WHEELCHAIR BAGS
Carolina Shores Quilters Guild invites YOU to join them at their workshop on August 11 at 10a.m. at the POA building. Walker/wheelchair bags will be made for the Brunswick County nursing homes. Please bring your sewing machine if available. Extra hands can be used for measuring, cutting and finishing touches. If you plan to attend, please call Nancy @ 579-0054.
CHECK OUT THE NEW
Refer to the
new POA Web site for a copy of the Bulletin. Now you don't have to miss
reading the Bulletin if you live here part time or are away on vacation,
and it is also a great way to refer to old issues. They will be archived
for one year on the site.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Thanks to some
kids and new adults who helped out last month !!
Shores Garden Club is pleased to announce the winners of the Yard of
The Season for Summer 2006 is Bob and Carol Wilson. They reside at 18
Brassie Drive. The Wilsons enjoy doing all their own landscaping.
POTLUCK PICNIC & POOL PARTY
CSPOA Swimming Pool Update
So far, this
is the busiest summer ever for our pool. As more families with young
children or with grandchildren from toddlers to teens join our community,
it is important that we all share in the responsibility of keeping the
pool clean, safe and orderly so that everyone can enjoy it. Parents
and grandparents - please supervise your young ones so they can enjoy
themselves without endangering themselves or others.
CAROLINA SHORES QUILTING GUILD
Carolina Shores Quilters Guild invites residents to join them at their workshop on August 11 at 10a.m. at the POA building. Walker/wheelchair bags will be made for the Brunswick County nursing homes. Please bring your sewing machine if available. Extra hands can be used for measuring, cutting and finishing touches. If you plan to attend, please call Nancy @ 579-0054.
Day Picnic was a huge success with approximately 300 to 400 attendees.
I especially want to thank Mike Devereux and Nancy Harthausen for all
their support and the rest of the volunteers for working so hard to
make our picnic so much fun. If you have never volunteered, please do,
it's enjoyable and rewarding.
web site of this community, www.carolinashores.info, is alive and well
despite my restricted computer use and multiple other issues.
FOR THE TROOPS
The local VFW
Post 10804, Ladies and Men’s Auxiliary have adopted a unit with
117 soldiers from North and South Carolina. They are now stationed in
Iraq. We are preparing to ship our next delivery of goodies to them
Please call Cheryl Zupan at 570-1091 for any additional information or if you need your care package items delivered.
AARP SENIOR DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Mr. Vic Pizzolato
with AARP will conduct an AARP Safe Driving for Seniors Course at the
POA clubhouse on September 19th and 21st. The course consists of two
3 to 4 hour segments and will begin at 9:00 am each day. The purpose
of the course is to teach seniors to drive defensively to help compensate
for the naturally occurring decrease in vision, hearing and reflexes
as we age.
BRUNSWICK LITERACY COUNCIL
People Are Terrific! Even though Carolina Shores had only two teams
entered in the Brunswick County Literacy Golf Tournament this year,
we were well represented among the winning teams. The team of Marie
Strickler, Marlene Cleary, Judy Nicoletti and Pat Abell TOOK HOME THE
$200 SECOND PLACE PRIZE for women! And the team of Bev and Joe Farmarco,
Phil Thomas and Bob Jones WON THE SAME PRIZE IN THE MIXED TEAM GROUP!).
Carolina Shores Bowlers
New Meeting Time 11:30 - $5 to join
Our first meeting
is Tuesday, August 1 at 11:30 A.M. Bring a bagged lunch and favorite
beverage. Your new executive board will provide dessert.
HHH (hazy, hot & humid) conditions the Mon., Wed., and Fri. open
tennis is alive and well--come join us. If your game is a little rusty
please feel free to use the backboard behind court #3 to work on getting
your swing back in shape. If you need someone to hit with, feel free
to leave a note on the bulletin board or give me a call and I will try
to match you up with someone. Tennis lessons for the children are going
well and the "volunteers" are surviving quite nicely--the
children never seem to run out of energy.
COOL GROUP MEETS
ON HOT DAY
The first order of business concerned all folks of Carolina Shores. More volunteers, both ladies and men, are needed on the Architectural Control Committee. Step up and help out this group so that the uniqueness of our community may be maintained. Call Monty Craig for further information.
It was then suggested that the Recreation Committee look into a format used at many community pools: that 15 minutes of every hour be used for adult swim only. This could alleviate adult concerns about too many children in the pool at all times.
The Care Team
efforts and its food freezer program received accolades from a former
member of New Friends who felt that this project created a positive
framework for the entire caring community. Keep homebound neighbors
and friends in mind during these hot months. Encourage them to use the
Care Team services.
The lunch bunch
elected Mary Pritchard to lead the next meeting on the second Tuesday
of the month, August 8 at 10 A.M. See you there!
Fall Bridge Luncheon for Carolina Shores residents will be held on Wednesday,
November 1, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at Brick Landing. The cost of the luncheon
will be $13.50. Details - will be announced later.
too late to sign up for Marathon Bridge. We need your $20 check by September
1st! (includes prize money, charitable donation and food to have at
a party at the end of the tournament!)
FIRST FRIDAY BRIDGE
All of you enthusiastic
bridge players please mark the following date on your calendar –
Friday, September 2, 2006 at 7 p.m. This is the night that we start
off the fall season so get a partner and come on out. You'll be glad
that you did!
We play duplicate
bridge in a relaxed setting every Wednesday night at 7 P.M. at the POA.
Our Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon was held on Thursday, July 13th, at Derbsters. We had 14 members attending and enjoyed wonderful fellowship together. It is time again to solicit for new officers for 2007. A signup sheet has been placed on our table at the club house for those interested in serving. Niners please consider being an officer, we need your help.
Grand Strand Ladies - We will be playing at Prestwick Golf Club on August 8 with an 8AM registration and an 8:30AM tee time. The total cost is $28.00. Checks should be made payable to “Prestwick Lady 9 Hole Group” and given to Betty French or Mary Ann Ketcham by July 25. No refunds after August 1.
–Niners’ play is every Thursday at the Carolina Shores Golf
Club. Please be sure to arrive a half hour before Tee Time. Signup sheets
at the golf club house will be picked up on Tuesdays at 1 PM. Phone
calls making changes will not be received after 12:00 Noon on Wednesday
of each week. We will have lunch at the Pro Shop after golf on the 2nd
Thursday of each month. Mary Anne Ketcham will be responsible for the
pairings for all regular play in 2006. The last captain should deliver
all the score cards for the day to Nancy Harthausen at 31 Carolina Shores
Parkway if she is not at the Pro Shop that day.
The team of Carol Groner, Kay Craig, Gloria Schroppe and Pauline Millosky shot a 108 to win top honors in the July team event held on July 6 at Carolina Shores. The game format for the event was Cha, Cha, Cha. Donna Watkins, Dee Gillin, Elaine Southard and Teddy Altreuter placed second with a score of 117 and the team of Lin Penta, Kathy Hahl, with two blind draws placed third with a score of 122.
The Renegades have planned a very busy fall calendar that will include the following:
August 3 – Tournament
and Luncheon with the CSLGA
Lin Penta, Barbara Malina and Kathy Harniman are collecting items for the silent auction that will be held to benefit the Rally for a Cure. Please help them out with your donations.
Handicap labels are printed each month by the golf course. Please check the bulletin board next to the handicap computer at the Golf Course.
and Kathy Hahl will be the co-chairpersons for August. Please check
the bulletin board at the POA for tee times and sign-up sheets.
CAROLINA SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP
Shores Sunday Scramble Group played Meadowlands on July 9. The course’s
7,054 yards did not intimate the golfers but the recently aerated greens
and Ellen Jones
It's true what
they say about Carolina Shores People - they are wonderful!! Bruce and
I thank you for all the wonderful food that kept arriving at our door,
the cards, calls and especially prayers. My shoulder is on the mend
and we thank one and all for your care and concern.
We would like
to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation to those
neighbors and friends who, in their various ways, expressed their deepest
sympathy relative to the death of our beloved daughter Carol on June
10th 2006 at her home in Delaware following a courageous 6-year battle
against cancer. We thank you all.
Thanks to all
who attended Bill’s funeral. Everyone knew of his love of God,
family, golf and Carolina Shores. Living here for over twenty-four years
is a sign of what a great community this is. Please keep it that way.
friends and neighbors of ours that came to our rescue when we needed
them, Thank you, thank you! They picked up our mail and newspapers,
watered houseplants and loaned us equipment when Allen fractured his
hip two days into our vacation in Georgia at our daughter’s house.
Hospital, rehab and home visits, calls, cards and food were wonderful.
Thank you one and all.
What a wonderful
service provided by the Care Team! Don needed a ride to the Sleep Lab
in Myrtle Beach but because of my macular eye problem we felt it unwise
for me to drive in rainy weather. Many thanks to the Care Team, especially
Bob and Barbara Jones.
Ken Shafer - 19 Bayberry Circle