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: 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 12

December 2007

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD


As the holiday season starts, many of our members become involved in projects to help those less fortunate than ourselves. One of our residents, Jim Harrington, is the chaplain for the local chapter of the Marine Corps League and the Brunswick County coordinator of the league’s “Toys for Tots” campaign. Jim has placed a collection box in the POA clubhouse. More information about the campaign is included elsewhere in this bulletin. We encourage you to consider donating a toy to brighten a needy child’s holiday. To help us all get in the spirit of the season, the POA has placed seasonal banners on all of our gate and entrance signs. We ask all residents not to place any individual decorations on the signs. Hope to see you all at POA Holiday Cocktail Party on Sunday afternoon, December 16th.
Mike Mundy, President

MEET THE MAYOR AT THE NEW FRIENDS PARTY – DECEMBER 11th


Newly elected Carolina Shores Mayor Steve Selby and his wife Judy will be guests of honor at the New Friends Holiday Celebration on Tuesday, December 11th at 10 a.m. at the POA. Bring a holiday treat to share and enjoy an informal opportunity to meet our new Mayor. You don’t have to be new to become a New Friend!


POA HOLIDAY PARTY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th – 4 to 7 p.m.


Plan now to attend the annual POA Holiday Party. This year the hours are earlier (4-7 p.m.), there will be plenty of food throughout the party (so you don’t have to be there at the beginning in order to eat!), and the food will be lighter (finger foods, so you can easily walk around and visit with others while eating). The party is BYOB, with the POA providing soft drinks and mixers. It’s always a festive occasion, and a great place to start the evening before going on to your other holiday events.

RENEGADES PARTY DECEMBER 6


November brought a little rain and very little cold but the Renegades continued play on Thursdays. Low gross winners for the month were Barbara Malina, Lin Penta and Kim Balbach along with the team game winners Dee Gillin, Pat Soule, Kathy Hahl and Dolores Sanborn. Birdies were scored by Carol Groner, Jane Jordan, Barbara Malina, Kathy Hahl and Carolyn Bosman. November also brought a new member to the Renegades. Welcome Betty Weaver. Our Christmas holiday golf and dinner will be December 6 at Lion's Paw and Tamers and our 2008 kickoff luncheon will be held January 10 at noon at Tamers. The signup sheet for the luncheon is posted on the board at the Clubhouse. Play will continue in December with Martha Hannon and Elaine Southard in charge.
Donna Powers

COMMUNITY NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY – DECEMBER 31st


What: Music & dancing, games, food, fellowship to celebrate the New Year!
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Place: POA
Bring: an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share
Cost: $1 per person
Provided: setups, and a Continental Breakfast at Midnight
Reservations by 12/23: Patty 575-6733 or Rose Mary 579-9338

CSLGA PARTY – DECEMBER 6th


2008 Officers were elected at the November 8th. Dawn Rubin, President: Marlene Cleary, Vice President: Bernice Morris, Secretary: Phyllis Welch, Treasurer: Judy Nicoletti, Handicaps: Sally Manifold, Tournaments. A vote to restore Tournament Handicaps from 80% to 100% passed. The October 23rd Ladybird Cup was played at Brierwood. Carolina National won the Tournament. Our team was Ilse Bateman, Marlene Cleary, Blanche Johnson, Sally Manifold, Bernice Morris, Judy Nicoletti, Marie Strickler and Phyllis Welch. At the Awards Luncheon, Phyllis Welch won most wins for CS Ladies. Our Awards Luncheon will be held December 6th at Pat and Mike's..
Sally Manifold

NINERS PARTY DECEMBER 5


The Carolina Shores Niners held their November game of the month as "Low Putts". TJ Bagley won with 7 putts, Bev Shaw was 2nd with 8 putts, and Nancy Harthausen and Mary Fran Ryon tied for 3rd with 9 putts. The Niners will be holding their Christmas party at the Calabash Tavern and Steakhouse on Wednesday, December 5th at 12:00 noon. This is for members only - no guests/no gifts. Mary Fran Ryon is in charge.

QUILTERS GUILD – DECEMBER 7th


The November meeting was opened with remarks from Bonnie Reinecke, President. The Colorwash Irish Chain Quilts worked on by a few members are nearly finished. A mystery quilt will be started for those interested on the 4th Friday of January. The December meeting/luncheon will begin at 10 a.m. on Dec. 7th. Each member will donate a canned food item for the Food Pantry. Raffle tickets for the quilt Lucy Timmerman made to support the Ronald McDonald house will continue to be sold until February. Many quilted holiday placemats were shown for show and tell; the results of October’s workshop. A quilt made in 1907 was displayed by Dottie Gibbs, revealing the various fabrics used in that time. The program led by Rose Marcisyn and Morie Austin instructed the group on the proper sizing of vest patterns.
Nancy Sneska, 579-0054

GARDEN CLUB -- DECEMBER 12th


Our Christmas Luncheon is December 12 (ticket deadline is December 5th -- call Solveig Snyder or Paula Delahunty). Guests are welcome. We need a "committee chair" of the Luminaries this year. The bags need to be purchased and will be for sale at the POA @15 for $1 so everyone will have lit driveways the night of the POA Holiday Party. EVERYONE in the community is welcome to join in this event. We may not be able to place luminaries around the pond because of the low water level and steep banks. The Garden Club also needs volunteers from the community to come decorate the outside of the POA. Call Lynn Darby at 910-579-7526. Don't forget to bring a picture of your "Wedding Bouquet" along with your favorite tea cup (and tea bag) to our January meeting with the theme of “Tea and Roses”. Our November Bake & Soup Sale was a huge success. Many thanks to all the contributors & volunteers. The winner of the Peanut Guessing contest (total 1,020) was Ellen Bottenus with a guess of 1,001. Winners of raffles from Yard Bird were Elaine Southard, Ann Walsh, and Lois Howard. Winner of the Pumpkin centerpiece from Calabash Florist was Chris Olczak. The winner of the Yard of the Season for Fall was Kandi and Larry Goodman of 2 Egret Court. Congratulations!
Jane Mahnke

NEW HORIZONS DINNER DECEMBER 11th


This month the New Horizons Singles Group will not meet at the POA. Instead we will go to the "Grill House" in N.M.B. on Tuesday, December 11th, at 5:30 p.m. for our Holiday Celebration. If you haven't given Mary Wilson your deposit yet and still want to attend, please get in touch with her by the 5th of December. That will be the close of another year for the group. January 15th will be the start of a new year and we will be looking for a new co-coordinator and other volunteers.
Pat Ferstler

WOMEN’S BRIDGE CLUB PARTY – DECEMBER 17th


Everyone is invited to the Women’s Bridge Club Christmas Party on Monday, December 17th, at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse. Guests will eat first and then play an afternoon of friendly bridge. You don’t have to be a regular player to attend this party. It’s a fun and friendly group and you do not need a partner to play. For more information call Pat Soule, 579-9326.

COOK’S CLUB -- DECEMBER 4th


20 hungry ladies attended our November Oriental Turkey luncheon. Trinka Moore demonstrated her Oriental Turkey. Moist and delicious turkey along with all the best goodies you could possibly want and great desserts. Everyone outdid themselves. For December 4th, we are doing Holiday Hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Everyone is invited to attend & bring your favorite appetizer or dessert. Pat will provide her holiday mimosas as a beverage or you can bring your own favorite. Dot Robertiello is going to host this event. There will not be a sign up sheet, so just show up and join in the fun. We are going to have a short video presentation on turkey leftovers by Grayce Farley. New members are always welcomed. See you December 4th at 11:30.
Dot Robertiello, 579-1407


NEEDLEWORK CLUB – DECEMBER 10th


The Needlework Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, December 10, at 10 a.m., at the Atlanta Bread Company restaurant in NMB. We all gather around the fireplace there to work on our projects and then have lunch. Needle workers of all skills and interests are welcomed. If you need a ride, please call 575-0825.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB PARTY – DECEMBER 12th


The Duplicate Bridge Club’s annual Holiday Party is Wednesday, December 12th, at 6 p.m. at the clubhouse. Bring an appetizer or a dessert to share –the club will provide soft drinks and setups. After eating, the group will play duplicate bridge. Partners are required to play, but no partners are required to eat. So if you don’t have a partner or want to learn more about the group, plan to come for the social hour. For more information, call Mike Mundy, 579-1436.

CAROLINA SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP


Cypress Bay GC was the site for the November Carolina Shores Sunday Scramble. Thanks to our November golf hosts, Barb and George Malina. Playing a game of Two Low Nets, the winning teams for the month were: 1st with a score of 114 - Joe Lowry, Floyd Schroppe, Dolores Sanborn and Ro Buzzell; 2nd with a score of 124 - Jim Garrigan, Will Groner, Gloria Schroppe and Ilse Bateman; 3rd with a score of 128 - Bob Jones, Barb Malina, Elaine Southard and Pat Soule. Our post play get together for the awarding of prizes and hors d’oeuvres at the POA was a success as always. December will take us to the Maples Course at Sea Trail on Saturday, December 8th, with hosts Pat and Lester Soule. The starting tee time is 8:50 a.m., double tee, so plan to be at the Maples clubhouse 30 minutes ahead. Our December play will be followed by a dinner party at Tamers at Ocean Ridge. Cocktail hour at 5 p.m. (cash bar), followed by a delightful sit-down dinner at 6 p.m. The golf sign-up sheet is posted on our bulletin board at the POA. The sign- up is taken down the Tuesday prior to the golf date. Those who are attending the dinner will have already been contacted and will have made their entree choice by the time you are reading this. However, anyone who is interested in playing just the round of golf is welcome to do so. Election of 2008 officers will be conducted during the course of the evening's events as well as the awarding of prizes for the day's play. Membership is always open! Plan on joining in on the fun for 2008 and become a part of the Carolina Shores Sunday Scramble Group. We play once a month at various golf courses in the area. Couples and singles, it doesn't matter, your non-golf playing spouse/partner is always welcome for all our post-golf get-togethers.
Gloria Schroppe/Martha Hannon

GARY HERTLING BOWLS 300


The Carolina Shores Bowling League is having an exciting season. Gary Hertling bowled a perfect 300 game with a 703 series. Other high games were posted by Joe Fioravanti, 239; Don Haddick, 224; Dan Mann, 218; Bob Berry, 216; Rita Gallo, 209; T.J. Bagley, 201. High Series were posted by: Jim Blaine, 555; Tori Gidlow, 432; Gloria Haddick, 407; Lucy Gerety, 419; Marianne Fioravanti, 406; Joyce Dunn, 406. We still need three bowlers for the league. Everyone in Carolina Shores is welcomed – it’s a fun league and a great way to get to know your neighbors.
Ellie Girard 575-0890


LIGHTS ON FOR SAFETY


Recently there have been a number of break-ins of homes and cars and vandalism of cars in our community. The best way to keep our community safe is to take steps to ensure that we are not making ourselves attractive to petty criminals. Here are some easy steps we can all take:
• Leave all your outside lights on all night.
• Keep your house and auto doors locked at all times.
• Do not leave purses, tote bags, golf clubs, or other valued items in your car at any time.
• Do not leave your garage doors open and unattended, even in the daytime.
• Join the Carolina Shores Crime Watch program (575-0825).

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB


The Book Discussion Group met Friday, November 16, with 12 members present. We discussed the book, "Blue Shoe" by Anita LaMott. General opinion was that the book was interesting but definitely not a best read. One of Alexander McCall Smith's books was also discussed and found confusing. Our discussion is almost better than reading the book! The book for December is “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka. We will meet on Friday, December 21st at 9:30 a.m. at the POA Library. Everyone is welcome to come, whether you read the book or not. We share lots of personal emotional experiences with each other in regard to situations and characters of the various books we choose to read. The folks in the book club are from various walks of life and occupations and it is a joy to know each of them. We welcome and hope you will join us.
Ester Malmfeldt

DUPLICATE BRIDGE RESULTS


We play duplicate bridge in a relaxed atmosphere at the POA clubhouse each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm. Please bring a partner and join us. If you need a partner, give Mike Mundy a call at 579-1436. Results for recent games:

10/24: 1st: Mike & Judy Mundy; 2nd: Ed & Carolyn Woods; 3rd: Chuck & Alice Schilling
10/31: 1st: Nancy Bradbury/Dottie Plourde; 2nd: Chuck & Alice Schilling; 3rd: Mike & Judy Mundy
11/07: 1st: Jean Falls/Joyce Dunn; 2nd: Ed & Carolyn Woods; 3rd: Mike & Shirley Tolochko
11/14: 1st: Nancy Bradbury/Dottie Plourde; 2nd: Roy Johnson/Doug Falls

Our holiday party is Wednesday, December 12. There will not be a game on December 26th.
Mike Mundy

TENNIS RESULTS


The Mixed Doubles Tennis Round Robin Tournament was held on November 3rd under sunny skies right here in Carolina Shores. Eighteen players participated and had a great time. Immediately following tennis, a courtside brunch was served and over 30 folks enjoyed a variety of delicious treats. Once again the tennis community proved that their cooking and food preparation are second to none. We hope to do this again in the spring, so look in this column for information on that in 2008. Open tennis can always accommodate more players. Come join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. See you at the courts.
Bob Anthony, 579-9666

HAVE YOU TRIED THE CARE TEAM FREEZER AT THE POA?


The Care Team freezer in the POA kitchen is well-stocked with home-cooked food donated by community members. The food is available at no charge to people in our community who are sick or injured and unable to cook for themselves. If you are helping a sick neighbor, please be sure to take some food from the freezer. Labeled and dated donations are also needed.

TOWN OFFICIALS TO BE SWORN IN DECEMBER 4 AT TOWN HALL


Our new mayor and commissioners will be sworn into office on Tuesday, December 4, at 3 p.m. at the Town Hall. All residents are urged to come and show support for our new officials.

ATTENTION ALL VETERANS


Saturday, December 8th, at 11AM at MB old air force base - there will be the dedication of the new Purple Heart Monument. It should be a moving ceremony. All who served the flag of our country know how much they gave and some gave all. Some veterans still bear the wounds suffered in combat and are recipients of that most precious award, the Purple Heart. If you'd like directions or need a ride please call me.
George K. Bissett, 579-1884

TOYS FOR TOTS AT POA


Jim Harrington has placed a “Toys for Tots” collection box outside the library at the POA. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped gift suitable for a child, age toddler through 6th grade. The deadline for contributing is Monday, December 17. Brunswick Family Assistance will distribute the toys to needy Brunswick County children. If you know of a family in need of help please call 754-4766.
Jim Harrington, 575-2534

PAWS PLACE DONATIONS


Could you include a homeless pet on your shopping list? Paws Place provides care for the pets until they can be adopted. There are collection boxes at the POA where you can drop dog and cat food, feeding bowls, pet toys, tennis balls, pet shampoo, blankets and towels, collars and leashes, and treats, No sheets please. The boxes will be picked up the week before Christmas. If you have room in your heart and home, please consider adoption from this no kill shelter.
Dot Robertiello, 579-1407

NARFE TO MEET


National Association for Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet on December 4th, at 11:30, at Carolina Grill in Calabash.
Ellie Girard, 575-0890

WELCOME NEW NEIGHBORS


Nona Regan
63 Sunfield Ct 575-7576

This lady keeps very busy with her many hobbies of woodworking, furniture and crafts. She has done a complete renovation of her house. Nona hails from East Hampton, New York where she owned a gardening business. She was visiting a friend in this area and found Carolina Shores last January and decided that this was the place for her. Nona shares her lovely home with
her cat Mickey - who has discovered that he "loves" lizards.

Marcy Mitchell
28 Carolina Shores Pkwy. 579-6873

Marcy's latest move was from Wilmington, but when married to her minister husband she lived in many locations in NC. She is one of the few natives of North Carolina living in Carolina Shores. Before retiring, Marcy worked as a Unit Director for a Mental Health Program and before that was a teacher. She likes to golf, bowl, knit and weave in her spare time. However, right now Marcy is busy with her hobby of landscaping her new yard, as well as updating the inside of her home.

James and Scottie Hobbs, son James
9 Carolina Shores Parkway 579-3696

Mebane, NC was home to this family before moving to Carolina Shores. James is retired from the Air Force and was teaching at Alamance County Community College in Business Administration. Right now he is teaching for Horry Georgetown online. Scottie works as an accountant for Brunswick Electric. They enjoy golfing, boating, and Scottie is a gourmet cook. James, age 12, is into golf, tennis and basketball. They have eight children between the two of them.

IN THANKS


I wish to thank all my friends and neighbors for their kind thoughts and prayers in the passing of my son. This is truly a caring community.
Ruth Decker

It is with heartfelt thanks that my family and I wish to extend to you, my friends and neighbors at Carolina Shores. Some of you I've known since we moved here 23 years ago and to the more recent members of our wonderful Community, thank you. Your remembering my Joe, my best friend of 56 years, by your kindness, prayers, calls, cards, Masses and the delicious food you prepared will give us comfort and strength to carry on during this difficult time of our lives. Thank you for caring.
Evelyn Juskis and family

Let me take this time, to thank the people of Carolina Shores, for their confidence in electing me as a commissioner to the “Town of Carolina Shores”. I will do my best to represent all of the residents of Carolina Shores. As always I will be available to you when needed. Thank you again, I remain sincerely,
John M. Russo

IN MEMORIUM
Joseph Juskis
Joan LaForge
Thames Lee
Doris Sandberg

HAVE 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 it via email to: tozbeach@hotmail.com. Questions? Call editor Joyce Dunn at 575-0825.
NOTE: Beginning with the February 2008 issue, the Bulletin will be published by Athens Publishing – the same company that does the directory. The (FIRM) deadline for articles will be pushed back to January 15 in order to allow time for color printing. The “new” Bulletin will accept advertising. To place an ad, call Leslie Martin at Athens Publishing, 579-0848.

 
MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR THE 2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

Your Nominating Committee will be presenting your candidates for election to the Board at our “MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM” held at the CS POA on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008 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:

JOYCE DUNN – Resident since 2002. EDUCATION: M. A. in Education and Human Services. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: If elected, I will bring to the Board my experience as past-President of the CSPOA Board and of a large condominium complex on Topsail Island. I also am active in our community as a member of the New Friends, editor of the CSPOA Bulletin, founder of the Needlework Club, editor of the Carolina Shores Member Directory and team member on numerous community events and activities. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: If elected, I hope to continue my previous efforts on the CSPOA Board to ensure that the Board develops and implements a long-range plan for the community and that it uses the plan to guide all financial and administrative decisions to ensure best use of our resources. I would like to see more involvement of community members in the decision-making process, especially through the work and recommendations of the Board Standing Committees. I also would like to see continued improvements in two-way communication between the Board and the members. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Facility Maintenance, Communication, and Long-Range Planning.
DAVE JONES – Resident since Feb. 2006. EDUCATION: Some College. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Banker and Financial management for more than 30 years – extensive community involvement, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Church Financial Committee and various Charities. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Improve \maintain quality of life of the residents. Resolve Golf Course Issue, add recreational activities (increase variety) and more social activities. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Finance, Communication, Vice President and Community Recreation.
CHARLES 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. I 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: Facility Maintenance and Declaration of Restrictions.
LINDA PENNINGTON – Resident since April, 2005. EDUCATION: High School Graduate – Pendleton Schools of Indiana. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: I have good communication and organizational skills. I have worked several years as a Customer Service Representative in banking and as a secretary in a Medical Office and an Engineering Firm. I have volunteered on several committees in our Community and will continue to do so. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I would like to be involved in maintaining and improving our Community and our Community Recreation. I think our POA Board does a great job and it would be a privilege to help them continue their progress of making this community a great place to live. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Facility Maintenance and Community Recreation.
ROBERT QUINTANO –Resident since June, 2007. VETERAN: Air Force (peacetime only). EDUCATION: B. S. from Cornell University; Doctor Dental Surgery from University of Texas, San Antonio. EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: I run a small business, pay bills, manage employees, etc. I have had numerous jobs: a police officer for 11 years, ran three health clinics and was co-founder of the Houston Police Patrolman’s Union. BOARD MEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: To secure our Community, be an advocate for the home owner, watch over our funds and lend advice and insight into upcoming projects. BOARD AND COMMUNITY AREAS OF INTEREST: Communication, Declaration of Restrictions and Community Recreation.

The CS POA Nominating Committee