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:
Board Members: Mike Mundy – President, Al Franklin - Vice President, Malcolm MacRaild - Treasurer,
Angela Kopitopolos - Director & Board Secretary, Sally Nolan – Director, Connie Six – Director,
David Jones - Director, Vicki Samuels – Office Manager, Joyce Dunn Davis - Bulletin Editor

Volume 27 Issue 9

September 2007


Thanks to all who responded to the Golf Course survey. As of August 20th, we had received 534 responses, 309 in favor of studying the feasibility of the CSPOA purchasing the Golf Course, 206 against, and 19 undecided. At a planning session on August 20th, the Board selected board members David Jones and Mal MacRaild to form a committee to conduct this study. This committee will be tasked with investigating all the legal and financial aspects and making a recommendation to the Board of Directors. If a plan of action is developed as a result of this study, it will be presented to the entire membership for approval before any action is taken. Please contact either David or Mal if you would like to volunteer your time and talents as a member of the committee.
Mike Mundy, President

7 p.m. at the Clubhouse
Treasurer Mal MacRaild will present a preliminary Budget proposal for 2008.


2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (no rain date)

Plan now to attend the POA’s last picnic of the 2007 season. Open to all POA members in good standing and their houseguests. The picnic provides: free sodas, water, & ice cream (until we run out); free hotdogs and fixings (from 2-5 p.m.); a “Sharing Table” where you can contribute a dish to share and enjoy the contributions of others; Bingo; Horseshoes; Bocce Team Competition; “Carolina Shores Derby” Horse Races; and a cash raffle. Volunteers are urgently needed for setup and cleanup. Call Picnic Chair Nancy Harthausen to sign up, 575-2923.


At the Labor Day Picnic, we will hold the race at the picnic grounds. The first race will go off promptly at 3pm and the second will commence one hour after the finish of the first. Be ready to join in the fun. We’ll need volunteers, jockeys, collectors at the window, judges on the track and a crowd to cheer on the riders. All we need is a dry track and the stands full. Come and enjoy.
John M. Russo


We have begun the annual process of updating and reprinting the CSPOA Telephone Directory. Please review your listing in the current edition and deliver any changes in writing to the POA office or email them to This includes adding your email address to your listing. In order to ensure accuracy, no changes will be accepted by telephone. The deadline for submitting changes or corrections is September 15. Questions? Call 575-0825.


If you are the licensed and insured owner of a local business or service and you would like to purchase an ad in the 2007-2008 edition of the CSPOA Telephone Directory, call Leslie Martin at Athens Publishing (579-0848) before September 30.


Effective Immediately -- The patio wall/fence for patio lots will be alternate open slat construction. Any existing solid patio wall/fence that is damaged and has to be repaired or replaced will have to meet this construction criterion when repaired or replaced. About 98% of our existing patio walls/fences already meet this construction criterion. This will allow the wind from storms and hurricanes to pass through the patio wall/fence, which will help prevent the wall/fence from becoming a missile that may damage your property or someone else's property. Several towns within the State of North Carolina are in the process of changing their current criteria to meet the alternate open slat style wall/fence. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Al Franklin, Vice President


The CSPOA Board maintains an email distribution list of community residents. This list is used by the Board to quickly get useful or important information to members. The list is available only for use by the Board and we promise not to overload your email-box! To be included on the list send an email to: Be sure to include your name and note whether you want your email included in the CSPOA telephone directory as well.


Hope you all had a wonderful summer! It was indeed a hot one! Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 12th at 1 PM. Both the Gnome and the Bumble Bee are the mascots this year, as a first time introduction for each new president. The 2007-08 club theme is: "We're Creating a Buzz!" Membership fee is $10. New members will receive a packet of a gnome and bumble bee cookies for joining! We have some wonderful programs scheduled for this year. Our first will be "Autumn Awakenings" presented by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. Soil testing will be available, along with a small sample starter plant for your garden. The October and November programs are: “Fountains and Footpaths,” and “Fresh & Fantastic Flowers.” Saturday, November 17, is the Garden Club’s annual Bake and Soup Sale - from 10AM to 1:30 PM. This year it will be combined with a Garden Club Community Fair! Year 2007 concludes with entertainment at our Christmas Party. The year 2008 brings these programs: “Tea and Roses" (bring photos of your wedding bouquet for a display table); Scholarship Luncheon/Card Party; “Ask the Experts” (meeting includes lunch at the Extension Service)”; “Gardening in the Shade”; and the final program is the Installation Luncheon with Fashions by Lori’s Golf Shop. If you know a neighbor, old or new, or a former Garden Club member, give them a call and bring them along with you to our meeting. Door prizes will be given out. Our new board will be serving refreshments as part of welcoming in the new season. How about some of those gardening gents coming along too? Call Jane Mahncke at 579-0838 (if you wish to visit our first meeting), so we can get an idea of a count for attendance; also call if you need a ride.
Jane Mahncke


The Carolina Shores Niners "Rally for The Cure" golf tournament is Oct. 4th. With the tournament, we also are sponsoring a Silent Auction. All items are new, and we have rounds of golf and golf-related items available for bidding. Everything will be displayed in the CS Pro Shop from Tuesday, 10/02 thru Thursday, 10/04. Everyone is invited to come in and make a written bid. Winners will be decided at the conclusion of the Rally. We will also hold a 50/25/25 Raffle. Tickets sell for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Call Janice Garvin, Nancy Harthausen or Ellie Girard (or any Niner) for tickets. Rally sign-up sheet and instructions are posted at the Niners table until Sept. 30. Anyone wishing to join us is welcome. There is an entry fee of $20.00 for the Rally. The community's support will be greatly appreciated by the club and the Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research and Education.


Welcome back to our second half of the season. Hope the summer was enjoyable for you all. A reminder to those of you who have season tickets for the upcoming season of shows in Conway: Sunday September 9th we will be seeing "Chicago". Tuesday September 18th will be our next meeting at the POA at 5pm. Lil Hoehne and Alice Smith will be our hosts and they consented to give us another Bingo night. You will be called as to what to bring along with your BYOB. If you are a fairly new member and haven't been called in the the past, please contact Ellie Dawalt, our phone coordinator, to make sure she has your name on her calling list. See you all soon.
Pat Ferstler


It was a glorious day, without the hot and steamy conditions we've been living through, to take on Lion's Paw at Ocean Ridge on Sunday, August 12. Some of us may have felt clawed and gnarled by the Big Cat, but all in all, everyone enjoyed the challenge!! Thanks to our golf hosts, Nancy & Jerry Rubin, we played a fun format of Cha Cha Cha. Everyone was a winner this month!!! 1st Place Team: Bill Southard, Phil Thomas, Floyd Schroppe and Gloria Crane with a score of 129; 2nd Place: Jerry Rubin, Elaine Southard, Ilsa Bateman and Kay Craig with a 132; 3rd Place: Pete Scott, Teddy Altreuter, Diana Mardall and Gloria Schroppe with a 135; 4th Place: Bob Jones, Jim Garrigan, Martha Hannon and George Malina with a 146; 5th Place: Monty Craig, Joe Lowry, Barb Malina and Nancy Rubin with a 151. Men's Closest to the Pin winner on # 17 was Bill Southard. Unfortunately, none of the women found the elusive green on # 3. Better luck next time ladies!!! After golf we gathered at the POA for our usual hors d'oevres and much needed cocktails, where prizes were awarded and stories of the day were shared!!
On Sunday, September 9, we will play at Eagles Nest. Our tee times start at 12:28 pm, which is a change for us, so please make note. Due to the later starting time, prizes will be awarded immediately following play, at the clubhouse at Eagles Nest. Our golf host for the month is Pauline Millosky. The sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the POA Bldg. New members are always welcome, we have fun, come on out and see!!!!
Gloria Schroppe & Martha Hannon


The Carolina Shores Quilters will meet on Friday, September 14 at the POA at 9:30 a.m., to begin their 2007-2008 year. Dues of $20 will be collected. Remember to bring your name pins and all of those wonderful summer projects you have worked on. Anyone in our community who has sewing interests is very welcome to attend.


The Ladies Fall Bridge Luncheon for Carolina Shores POA members will be held on Wednesday, October 17 at 11:30 AM at Bricklanding. Sign up for the luncheon will be Monday, September 17, at 8:30 in the POA library. Cost of luncheon will be $13.00. Get your friends and come for an afternoon of cards, lunch and fun.
Lois Howard and Carolyn Woods []


The September meeting of the Coastal Carolina Investor Education Group of the American Association of Individual Investors will be at the CSPOA building at 7 p.m. on Tuesday September 11. The group is a nonprofit investor education group; it has no commercial affiliation and you do not have to be a member of AAII to attend. The topics to be discussed will be Closed End Funds and Annuities. Come hear a discussion of Annuities by people who are not selling them- - - you won't get a free lunch but you will hear an honest spirited discussion of the pros and cons of Annuities. For more information call Gordon Robinson, 579-4604.
Bonnie Croker


The CSPOA Declaration of Restrictions require that all dogs and cats owned by members must be kept either inside your property or on a leash when outside. Allowing your pets (yes, this includes cats) to run loose is a danger and an annoyance to your neighbors and can be subject to a fine for violation of the DOR.


The Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron will be offering to the public a tuition free boating course, called "Boat Smart", starting on Wednesday, September 5. We would be most appreciative if the Carolina Shores POA could include this attached information in your forthcoming public service announcements. With the high volume of boating traffic on our waterways and with no government licensing requirements for small boat owner operators we feel there is a growing need for greater awareness of safety issues and waterway signage by the boating public.
Bill Cox, Acting Boating Class Chair


Over 30 friends met in August to hear a run-down of all the clubs and activities that go on around Carolina Shores. Many folks of this group were very newcomers to our area and had heard that New Friends was the group for information, fellowship and fun. All of us realized how busy and active we are here. A number of club representatives told about their group – its purpose, its meeting times and its activities. Newcomers should check the informational pages that are placed in the welcome baskets for further details on all Carolina Shores activities. Upcoming Events Include:
Thursday, September 20 - Lunch at the Webster House in Mullins. Directions will be distributed at the September meeting.
Friday, October 12 - House of Blues Mystery Dinner Theater.
Saturday, October 27 – Halloween Party & Potluck Supper
November 7 and 8 - Overnight trip to Charleston
Join us at our monthly second Tuesday gathering at the POA – September 11, at 10 a.m. Suzanne Kirksey will chair this meeting on the topic of health care in our area. Don't forget to bring some canned goods or diapers for our ongoing project of contributing to the county food bank.
Em Broughton


This years President’s Cup winner was Judy Nicoletti with Candace Cochrane as runner-up. Eleven former winners joined us for lunch making it a very memorable day. Club 25 played Tidewater with Marie Strickler and Judy Nicoletti as winners. All wins in this organization are gross scores. At Farmstead Judy Nicoletti had the day’s low gross, Marlene Cleary was a low net winner and Ilse Bateman won putts. At The Lakes Marlene Cleary had a low net and Sally Manifold won putts. Lockwood had Judy Nicoletti again winner of the day’s low gross. Phyllis Welch had low net and Sally Manifold won low putts. These tournaments were Ladybirds. Playing at Carolina Shores against the Club Pro, Rickey Lyons, many women had nets lower than his gross, which made many of us happy. Flight Day was successful and a new addition to our games. Marie Strickler had low gross in A Flight with 83. Judy Nicoletti had low net of 76. In B Flight Sally Manifold had low gross of 85 with Bett Leftwich low net of 66. D Flight Dottie Russo had low gross 105 and Carol Hamilton low net of 70. Our Club Championship will be played on August 23 & 30. In Sept. Ladybirds will play at Carolina National on the 20th and the Club 25 Championship on 24 & 25th at Ocean Ridge’s Panthers Run and Tiger Eye. New ladies who love playing golf and enjoy playing other courses as well as our home course, please check the bulletin board in Pro Shop. You will see all schedules for Ladybirds and fun days on Tuesdays and Saturdays as well as our league day on Thursdays. Organizers are listed on sign up sheets. Give one of us a call and join in.
Sally Manifold


The Renegades have played through the "dog days of summer" although not up to full attendance due to the dreadful heat. The team game winner for the month was the team of Sharon Clark, Donna Watkins, Gloria Crane and Jane Jordan. Birdie winners were Gloria Schroppe and Sharon Clark with Donna Watkins the low putts winner for the month. Play continues in September chaired by Carolyn McCroskey and Rita Kielty with Judy Maiorca and Ro Buzzell learning from the "masters". Check the sign up sheet for tee times.
Donna Powers


The Carolina Shores Bowling League began its 2007-2008 season on August 21. There are 20 teams in the league. There is an opening remaining for one additional bowler – if you are interested please call Ellie Girard 575-0890.


Open tennis continues on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. The times for open tennis will change on Monday, October 1st, to 9:00 -11:00 a.m. Please mark your calendars. Open tennis is for all POA members and their guests. Come join us. Plans are developing for a Mixed Doubles Tennis Round Robin in early November. This will include tennis and courtside brunch (weather permitting). Check October's Bulletin for further details.
Bob Anthony, 579-9666


Ben Hogan, the greatest golfer of his age, and the most interesting and enigmatic athlete of all time, will speak in Conway in September. Following his remarks, Mr. Hogan will answer any questions (as long as they are intelligent questions) put to him. The golfing legend will be returned to life in the one-person-play titled "An Evening with Ben Hogan." Carolina Shores resident George McDowell [Topsail Court] plays the title character. McDowell also wrote the play. The play will be staged at the Theatre of the Republic, 337 Main Street, in Conway on Saturday, September 22nd, at 8:00 p.m. Captain Haywood, a close friend of Mr. Hogan's [and also a Carolina Shores resident], will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Please call the Theatre of the Republic box office at 843-448-0821. In preparing the script, McDowell studied both books Hogan wrote and the eleven Hogan biographies, and read hundreds of articles about him in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. He watched over and over many hours of film and videotape of Hogan playing, practicing, and speaking, including some footage [from Rare Sports Films, Inc.] not seen for forty years. Ben Hogan was a high-school dropout with an I.Q. of 172. He turned professional at age 17, and won his fist tournament eleven years later. He went broke on more than a few occasions, and had to return home to earn money to get back on tour. In that time, Hogan developed his iron determination and also honed his legendary sarcasm and wit. At the top of his game, and when the reigning P.G.A. and U.S. Open champion, he and his beloved wife Valerie collided head-on with a Greyhound bus. Just before impact, Hogan dove across the seat to cover his beloved wife with his body. He suffered a broken ankle, broken pelvis, cracked ribs, a dislocated shoulder, a broken collarbone, and massive internal injuries. Valerie was unhurt. Hogan proved wrong successive medical opinions that he wouldn't live, wouldn't walk again, and wouldn't be able to play golf.


Plan now to attend the monthly movie at the clubhouse on Sunday, September 16, at 8 p.m. If nobody calls Mike Mundy (579-1436) with a suggestion before then, he will pick a movie from his collection.


The Carolina Shores Creative New Friends Fall “Crafters & Artisans Show” is completing registration for display space for residents and non-residents. The show will take place October 6, 9 a.m. – 1:30 or 2 p.m. at the Calabash Elks Lodge. The "FALL INTO THE HOLIDAYS" theme applies to anything that is suitable for anytime or Halloween, fall season, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Homemade items only, please. Even jellies, and candies are welcome. All those who register and pay by September 10 are guaranteed a space. Many tables are 8 feet long @$15 for Carolina Shores POA members only. If two people share such a table, it will be priced as 2 for $25. Others are $25 each. Advertising has gone into the Elks’ monthly publication. Photos of the group will also go into surrounding newspapers. Dates for planning meetings will be set up when registration is completed. Call with your name, phone number, email, and your type of entry into the show.
Lynn Darby, 579-7526.


The monthly meeting of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will be at the Carolina Grill on Tuesday, September 4th, at 11:30. For more information please contact Ellie Girard 575-0890.


The New Friends will sponsor a Pot Luck Dinner and Halloween Party Saturday, October 27th and everyone in the POA is invited. There will be more about it in the October Bulletin. We would also like to have a party that afternoon for the children but to do so we must have volunteers. If you have children who would like to attend please call me so we will know if there is enough interest and how many we should plan for. Call Maslin Kain 579-9637


The CSPOA Web Site ( is the place to go for all the latest news about our community. The newest addition to the site is a selection of photos taking at the Luau hosted at the POA in August by the New Friends group.


We play duplicate bridge in a relaxed setting every Wednesday night at 7 P.M. at the POA.
Please bring a partner and join us. If you need a partner or want to know more about the game, call Mike Mundy at 579-1436. Recent results for the Wednesday evening game are as follows:

7/25: 1st: Chuck/Alice Schilling; 2nd: Marilyn Mattutat/Rita Kielty; 3rd: Mike/Shirley Tolochko
8/1: 1st: Marilyn Mattutat/Rita Kielty; 2nd: Mike/Shirley Tolochko
8/8: 1st: (tie) Mike/Judy Mundy & Marilyn Mattutat/Rita Kielty; 3rd: Chuck/Alice Schilling
8/15: 1st: Chuck/Alice Schilling; 2nd: Nancy Bradbury/Joyce Davis; 3rd: Mike/Shirley Tolochko
Mike Mundy


The Book Discussion Group met on Friday, August 17 at the POA. Ten members attended. The book discussed was The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe. All members present enjoyed the book about a mother and daughter's reconciliation, and the description of life in a close-knit beach community. After the book discussion we selected the books we will read in the coming year. They are as follows:

September Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
October The Innocent Man by John Grisham or The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
November Blue Shoe by Annie LaMott,
or any Alexander McCall Smith book
December When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
January The Covenant by Naomi Ragen
February Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos
March Biography or Autobiography
April Poetry Reading by Kitty McDonough followed by lunch
May The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber by Julian Rubenstein
June A Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond
July The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
August The Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
Our next meeting will be Friday, September 21, 9:30 am at the POA Library. We welcome new members.
Virginia Fischer, 579-0658


Carol and Carl Kern
13 Sand Dollar Ct 579-1502

Carol and Carl moved here in early July from Center Moriches, Long Island, NY. Her mom is moving to a home nearby. Carol owns her own tax business and Carl is a retired butcher. They love boating and fishing and are looking forward to becoming active in their new community.

Leland and Janet Hancock
14 Oakbark Ct 579-3121

Leland and Janet moved here with their dog, Dickens, at the end of June from Westerly, RI. She was a cashier supervisor and Leland was a dealer at the Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. He presently works on the Sun Cruz casino boat. Janet loves crafts, painting, gardening and reading and he is an avid golfer. They are thrilled to be here and look forward to joining in the activities offered.

John & Kathleen Gleason
13 Court 7

This couple found Carolina Shores via friends that had moved here previously. They have been here for one month from Levittown, New York. Kathleen is retired from IBM and John from Standard Motor Products. Both are "readers". They like to cook and go to the beach. Getting settled and decorating their new home have kept them busy and say they are both "fixer-uppers". The area has also given them opportunities to practice their hobby of being "birders".

Don & Suzanne Harnish
1 Mid Iron Court 575-0056

Don, Suzanne and their very personable pointer "Tucker" have recently moved here from Arlington, Massachusetts. Both have been in the restaurant business and plan to continue this line of employment here. They are avid Red Sox and Patriots fans. The Harnish's are enjoying getting settled and love their new home and neighborhood. They appreciate the area and the people.

Karen & Gary Hertling
5 Sunfield Dr 579-1916

Originally from Farmingdale (Long Island), NY, Karen & Gary live with their two bunnies, Skittles & CJ. Karen is a retired Verizon software engineer and Gary is a retired Verizon planning engineer. Gary has a daughter Lisa, who lives in Herndon, Virginia. They both enjoy gardening, bicycling, golfing, the pool/beach, and Gary loves bowling. They have been visiting Carolina Shores for over 20 years. Gary’s folks resided here back in the mid 80’s and Karen’s folks reside here now. Karen & Gary are getting settled in and are members of Carolina Shores Golf course and joining the mixed bowling league this year.

If you are a new homeowner in Carolina Shores, and haven't been visited by the Welcoming Committee please call Marlene Stewart at 575-6675, Gwen DeRenne at 575-6604, or Flo Plaster at 575-6243 to set up a convenient time to get together. Many of you live here part-time or work full-time, and it is difficult for us to find you at home, so please give us a call.
Marlene Stewart


Dear Friends & Neighbors,
Thank you all for your cards, calls, and concern. My leg is on the mend and hopefully I'll be getting around soon.
Gwen Johnson


The deadline for submitting items is the 20th of each month. Deliver your article to the POA office or send an email to: Questions? Call editor Joyce Dunn Davis at 575-0825.


Remember POA Board Meeting on September 17th at 7PM