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 - Bulletin Editor

Volume 27 Issue 11

November 2007


On Monday evening, October 8th, over 100 people came to the POA clubhouse to "meet the candidates" for mayor and commissioner for the Town of Carolina Shores. It was the biggest turnout since the Christmas party. The interest shown by so many in finding what the candidates stand for was encouraging. I hope those of you who were not able to attend will take the time to evaluate the candidates and vote on November 6th. The people we choose in the polls will be instrumental in establishing the direction our town will take for the next four years. Voting is your opportunity to help set that course.
Mike Mundy, President


The third annual New Friends Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner will be held at the POA at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 22. Anyone in the community who will be home for Thanksgiving and would like to share a meal with friends and neighbors is welcome to attend. Each participant is asked to contribute $2 to cover the cost of the turkey and ham that will be prepared by New Friends members. In addition you are asked to BYOB and contribute a dish for the group to share. To reserve a spot at the dinner, please call Joyce Dunn (575-0825) or Maslin Kain (579-9637). In order to be sure we have a good balance of needed side dishes we will ask you to sign up in advance for what you will bring. Reservations are required for this event.
Joyce Dunn


When? On the Saturday before Thanksgiving---November 17th, from 11 - 1:30. Guilty? You bet we are...of raising money for the beautification of our community. How? By making and selling dozens of "scandalously" delicious cakes, pies, breads, jams, etc., and a lineup of simmering home-made hot soups. Stay and enjoy slow sipping with crackers! Take some home and freeze them, too! What else is going on? The winner of the Peanut Guessing Contest (jar is at POA) will be revealed, and a new 50/50 "Buck for Beautification" drawing will be featured, plus other raffles. If you have your own gardening related, hand made items for sale, there are 5 spots open for tables at $10 each. Rosemary Connell is first to sign up offering her jams and jellies. Why a Fair too? Part of this combined Garden Fair and Bake/Soup Sale's purpose is to "expose" what an impact this club has had on our community since 1978; that's 29 years of positive results working with our POA. Help us to continue our presence with more floral plantings and future beautifying projects, including a proposed veteran’s plaque in front of flag pole at POA stairs already in place but needs marking. Come and stock up for your own or someone else's holiday feast. Thank you for helping make this a success! Call Lynn Darby for garden craft table rentals; call Rosemary Connell or Sally Nolan to donate baked goods; Jill Binseel or Joann LaWall to donate soup. Please bring them in on the 17th between 9 & 10 a.m. so we can set up.
Soup & Bake Sale Committee Members


The Carolina Shores Women’s Bridge Group will hold its annual Christmas Party on Monday, December 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse. The party will be followed by an afternoon of playing bridge. All women who play bridge are invited to come – no partner is necessary. For more information call Pat Soule at 579-9326.


The Carolina Shores Needleworkers Club will meet at Flo Pflaster’s house on Monday, November 12 at 10 a.m. We will work on our individual projects until lunchtime and then enjoy a pizza & salad lunch together at Flo’s. Thanks to the hard work of members Betty Bebber and Flo Pflaster we recently delivered another 15 knitted and crocheted lap robes to Autumn Care Nursing Home. We welcome needleworkers of all skill levels and interests to our meetings. If you would like to attend our November meeting call ahead (575-0825) to let us know so we will have enough food.
Joyce Dunn


The annual CSPOA Holiday Cocktail Party (you bring the cocktails – we provide the setups) will take place at the clubhouse on Sunday, December 16 from 4 – 7 p.m. The gathering will feature light hors d’oevres and finger foods – just enough to nibble on while visiting with friends before going on to your other activities that night. This year, to accommodate the growing number of residents who attend this gala event and our limited space, we will ensure that the food is served slowly enough to be available throughout the party so that members need not be present when the doors open in order to enjoy the food!


The Book Discussion Group met on October 19, 2007 at the POA Library. There were 12 members present. We discussed The Innocent Man by John Grisham, the true story of a young man wrongly accused of murder and how unfairly he was treated by the police and the justice system. He was finally exonerated and freed from death row as the result of DNA evidence. We also discussed The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan, a true story of survivors of the Dust Bowl, which took place on the high plains in the 1930's. The Dust Bowl is an important part of American history, which coincided with the Great Depression. It is a worthwhile read. The November meeting will be on November 16, 2007 at 9:30 am at the POA Library. The book to be discussed is Blue Shoe by Anne Lamott. All are welcome as we love to have new members.
Virginia Fischer, 579-0658


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:
- 9/26: 1st: Nancy Bradbury/Pat O'Brien; 2nd: Chuck/Alice Schilling; 3rd: Roy Johnson/Doris Sandberg
- 10/3: 1st: Mike/Judy Mundy; 2nd: Nancy Bradbury/Pat O'Brien; 3rd: Roy Johnson/Doris Sandberg
- 10/10: 1st: Nancy Bradbury/Pat O'Brien; 2nd: Roy Johnson/Doris Sandberg; 3rd: Mike/Judy Mundy
Mike Mundy


The guild is moving right along with their seasonal agenda. Halloween appliqué with machine stitching was demonstrated at the October meeting/workshop. Volunteers took finished blocks home to complete Ronald McDonald quilts. There are a number of fiction and non-fiction books on quilting in the POA library for your use. The Christmas luncheon will be held on December 7. The November workshop will be vest making. Anyone interested in sewing is invited to visit/join the Guild, which meets the second Friday of each month, 9:30 at the POA.
Nancy Sneska, 579-0054


Congratulations to these Carolina Shores bowlers who posted outstanding scores: Gary Hertling had a 246 game with a 654 set; Mal McRaild, 233 game; Dan Mann, 200 game; Dick Polonski, 227 game; Bob Berry, 214 game; Joe Fiorvanti, 212 game; Don Rose, 244 game; Freddie Ortiz, 222 game; Joe Franklin, 218 game; Mae Kerr, 209 game; Beverly Shaw, 201 game. Linda Pennington has high average for women with a 152 and Gary Hertling has high average for men with 204. We need 3 people to bowl, but do not let the high scores scare you. It’s a handicapped league, where many members have much lower averages but their teams still win! If you are new to the neighborhood, this is a great way to meet your neighbors. We are more serious about having a good time than we are about bowling. If you might be interested, please call Ellie Girard 575-0890 or Bob Berry at 579-3125.
Ellie Girard


The October meeting featured George Patterson, owner of Mulch & More, Inc., who spoke on the installation of pondless water gardens. Following the program, members voted on decorated pumpkins, gourds, and scarecrows, which were designed by club members for competition. Prizes were awarded for the best in each category. November highlights include the popular Bake ‘n Soup Sale, which has been expanded into a “Garden Fair.” More information is noted elsewhere in the Bulletin. November is a great month to learn about the basics of flower arranging with the holiday season fast approaching. Marge Comer, master flower judge and founder of the Coastal Carolina Garden Club, will demonstrate how to design three types of flower arrangements for home use. Also during the November meeting, you can purchase tickets for the festive December 12th luncheon to be held at the Sea Trail Convention Center. Tickets are $20.00. The Garden Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 and is open to everyone in the Carolina Shores Community. Call Jane Mahncke (579-0838) if you need a ride, or will be attending for the first time.
Jane Mahncke


Pink was the color of the day for the Carolina Shores Niners 12th annual "Rally for the Cure" held October 4 at the Carolina Shores Golf Course. There were 22 members and guests participating. The winners were: A Flight: 1st - Frances Pritchard; 2nd - Jean Sanborn; 3rd - Joanne Riedel (by a match of cards); 4th - TJ Bagley. B Flight: 1st - Rose Mary Jones; 2nd - Barb Hartnett; 3rd - Nancy Beairrso; 4th - Joyce Dunn. Fewest putt honors went to Pritchard. The Closest to the Pin winner also was Pritchard with Phyllis Gumbrell coming in a close second. A nice lunch was served following golf at the CS Snack Bar - thanks Betty and Joy! A cake replica of the Closest to The Pin hole #7 was created by Janice and Wil Garvin. The Garvins also donated all the prizes awarded for the tournament.
Gwen DeRenne


Be sure to remember the Mixed Doubles Tennis Round Robin Tournament on November 3rd at Carolina Shores. A courtside brunch will follow immediately after tennis. In the event of inclement weather, the brunch will held at the POA building at 11 a.m. The tennis and brunch are open to all POA members and their guests. For the brunch, please bring a dish to share and BYOB. For the tennis, just bring your racquet as the tennis balls will be provided. The sign-up sheet will remain posted until noon on Friday, Nov. 2nd. If you are planning to attend, please sign-up so that we can have sufficient supplies on hand for the tennis and brunch. Open tennis is still going strong every Mon., Wed. & Fri. beginning at 9:00am. Come join the fun.
Bob Anthony, 579-9666


The CSLGA, Renegades, and their guests joined forces on October 11 to raise money for the Susan G. Koman Foundation to help find a cure for breast cancer. Fifty-four players raised over $6,000 for the cause. The format was individual low gross and low net in each organization. Low gross winners for the CSLGA were Jamie Nance (74), Marie Strickler (80), and Candace Cochrane (81). Anne Marie Kozel (88), Carol Groner (89), and Robyn Rettberg (91) were the low gross Renegade winners. Low net winners for the Renegades were Elaine Southard (67), Jane Jordan (67) and Lin Penta (68) while Dawn Rubin (65), Fran Pritchard (66), and Arlene Leskowicz (67) took low net honors for the CSLGA. Closest to the pin winners were Jamie Nance and Martha Hannon, Dawn Rubin and Robyn Rettberg had longest drives, and Bernice Morris and Lin Penta took low putts. Special fun awards were presented to Dolores Sanborn, Dottie Russo and Stephanie Zapf who represented the 1st Tee Organization. Carolyn Bosman and Donna Watkins won the tee decorating contest with Molly Mammogram. After golf a luncheon was served followed by an auction and raffle drawing. Grand prize raffle winner was Marlene Cleary who won golf for four at Wild Dunes Golf Course in Charleston plus 2 nights lodging at the Residence Inn in Mount Pleasant. Special thanks to the local golf courses and businesses who generously donated prizes and Ricky Lyons for his special assistance.
Donna Powers and Sally Manifold


Witches, a Cowgirl, a Scarecrow, a Princess, Little Orphan Annie and her Dog "Sandy”, and even an Escaped Convict were in attendance for our Octoberfest Halloween Party, which was hosted by Madeline Mahoney and Jean Jann. They did a nice job in decorating, setting up and supplying all the trimmings. It was a fun time at the POA. Thanks ladies. Mona McCracken announced that next month there will be no particular program, just a social evening with finger foods & BYOB on Tues Nov. 20th at 5pm. Mary Wilson will be collecting a $5.00 deposit at the November meeting from members who want to attend the Christmas Party. It is being held at The Grill House in NMB on Tuesday, December 11th at 5:30 p.m.
Pat Ferstler


The Carolina Shores Sunday Scramble Group played our own Carolina Shores G.C. on Sunday, October 14. It was a crisp morning for our start then turned into a beautiful day for golf!!! Thanks to Carol and Will Groner for being our golf hosts for the month. The game for this month was Best Nine and our winners were as follows: First Place with a score of 131: Norm Buzzell, Carolyn Bosman, Ilse Bateman, Nancy Rubin; Second Place with a score of 137 : Bob Jones, Will Groner, Teddy Altreuter, Elaine Southard; Third Place with a score of 141 : Bob Bosman, Floyd Schroppe, Kathleen Brennan, Ro Buzzell. We all got together at the POA Bldg. for an Oktoberfest Dinner of Bratwurst and sauerkraut, German Potato Salad and other sides. Our thanks to Ilse Bateman, Elaine Southard and Barbara Jones for scrumptious desserts! Thank you also to Ilse Bateman for bringing along some German music to set the mood. Teddy Altreuter and Norm Buzzell will team up to secure our golf course schedule for 2008. Welcome to new members Carolyn and Bob Bosman. The month of November will take us to Cypress Bay on Sunday, November 11th. Tee times start at 8:28 am. Our golf hosts will be Barb and George Malina. We will get together for hors d'oevres at the POA Building and the awarding of prizes for the day. The sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board at the POA. See you on the 11th for another fun day of golf!
Gloria Schroppe/Martha Hannon


Trinka Moore would like to invite all members and potential new members to be a part of the Oriental Turkey Luncheon on Nov. 6th at 11:30 a.m. We have a few ladies who have signed up for the side dishes. Please call Trinka to confirm your dishes. If you have not already signed up, please do so, as we could use some extra dishes. We would like to have a head count for this event, so please call Trinka and let her know what you would like to bring. Trinka apologizes for the canceling of last month’s event, due to incorrect reporting and miscommunication. From now on there will be a sign up sheet and call list to ensure that everyone has the correct information. For those of you who showed up last month we apologize and assure you it will not happen again. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you for the Oriental Turkey Luncheon. Call: Trinka Moore, 579-6894, or Dot Robertiello, 579-1407. All committee members please arrive at 11 a.m. to help set up. Thank You.
Dot Robertiello


New Friends meetings continue to draw newcomers to our community as well as some residents who have lived here for awhile and who are drawn to the group because of its various and vital activities. One newcomer remarked, "You people do lots of nice things, so I thought I'd come to see for myself what's going on." Everyone is welcome to the meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Kathy Sanders led the October meeting when news of several break-ins triggered much discussion on ways to safeguard our homes and community. Suggestions included: keep doors and cars locked, keep garage doors down during the day, get outside security lights, install sliding door bars and pins and beware of telephone and front-door scams. A major suggestion was made that a representative of the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department or a community member who is well versed on neighborhood crime be invited to our meeting to discuss preventative measures that can be taken to avert crime in Carolina Shores. At the close of this discussion one person commented, " See what you can learn when you come to New Friends!" Some upcoming events include:
- November 7-8 - Charleston Trip (All reservations filled)
- November 22 - Thanksgiving Dinner at POA

The Care Team is still in operation. If you or someone that you know is in need of help, please call Mary Pritchard. And in keeping with our community philosophy of "looking after each other", suggest and volunteer to take a meal from the freezer in the POA kitchen to someone who cannot get around or who hesitates to take a meal if they need it. Also remember to bring canned food or diapers for the county food bank to our next meeting on Tuesday, November 12th to be led by Judy Quinn.
Em Broughton


October started with a wonderful Fall Couples Away trip to Fripp Island, SC. The scenery was gorgeous (on the Atlantic Ocean) and the gators, birds and deer were plentiful. First day winners at the Ocean Creek Course were Bill Harniman, Monty Craig, Martha Hannon, and Kathleen Brennan. Second day winners were Joe Clark, Bill Harniman, Carolyn Bosman, and Jane Jordan at the Ocean Point Course where winds were gusting up to 40mph. Nancy Rubin was the Wet and Wild winner (most golf balls in the water). A very good time was had by all. The Renegades Fall General Meeting was held October 18. Among the topics of discussion was the successful Rally for A Cure, the possibility of adding new tournaments next year (Member-Member or Member-Guest), new golf shirts, and hole-in-one recognition. Upcoming events to put on the calendar are the December 6 Holiday Blast which will be at Lions Paw (sign up sheet will be posted November 1) and the January 10 New Year Kickoff Meeting. Play continues in November with Carol Groner and Nancy Rubin in charge. Check the sign up sheets for tee times.
Donna Powers


Interested in becoming a Christmas Angel? Christmas is a time for sharing. If you chose to become a Christmas Angel you will be asked to purchase an item from a wish list of gifts for needy children in Brunswick County. Your gift contributions will provide much needed clothing items, wished-for-toys and specialty items to our area’s neediest children and families. If you are interested in spreading some holiday cheer and becoming a Christmas Angel, please contact Elissa Morrow at 910-579-1620 or email


Beach Assembly of God is sponsoring the Bob Ferrell Invitational Golf Tournament on December 3, 2007 starting at 8:30 a.m. Many of you remember Bob and his love for golf and enjoyed playing with him here at Carolina Shores. It will be held at Byrd Course, at Sea Trail. The tournament is open to men and women. It’s a Captain’s Choice and the entry fee of $50.00 includes green and cart fees and a bag lunch. All proceeds will go toward an outdoor live drama, Bethlehem Live, an evangelistic outreach bringing Christmas to Brunswick County. Call Roger Puckett at (910) 579-3849 (day) or 579-7618 (night) or the Church at (910) 579-9701 to register a team or as an individual. All entries should be received by November 19. Checks should be made payable to the Beach Assembly of God and sent to P.O. Box 7145, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. If you are unable to play, but would like to sponsor a hole the cost is $50.00 (or you can play and also sponsor a hole) and a placard with your name will be placed at the tee box.
Sue Ferrell


The National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at the Carolina Grill at 11:30 a.m. on November 6th. Come join us for lunch even if you are not a member of Chapter 2266. Meet some new friends and discuss how to protect our annuities, etc.
Ellie Girard, 575-0890


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 the editor Joyce Dunn at 575-0825.