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
FRIENDS PLAN THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER
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.
GARDEN CLUB EXPOSED AT BAKE & SOUP SALE/FAIR: 11/17 AT
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
BRIDGE GROUP PLANS HOLIDAY PARTY
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.
PLAN PIZZA & STITCHES GATHERING
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.
HOLIDAY PARTY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
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
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
- 10/10: 1st: Nancy Bradbury/Pat O'Brien; 2nd: Roy Johnson/Doris Sandberg;
3rd: Mike/Judy Mundy
GUILD TO MEET
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
LEAGUE HAS OPENINGS
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
CLUB MEETS 11/14
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.
RALLY FOR THE CURE
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.
GROUP TO HOLD TOURNAMENT NOVEMBER 3
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
CSLGA AND RENEGADES RALLY FOR A CURE
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
NEW HORIZONS SINGLES GROUP
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.
SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP
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.
FRIENDS COME TO NEW FRIENDS MEETING
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
- 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.
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.
AN ANGEL FOR XMAS
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 email@example.com.
FERRELL INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
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.
NARFE TO MEET
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
AN ARTICLE FOR THE BULLETIN?
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.