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 –
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.
COMMUNITY NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY – DECEMBER
What: Music & dancing, games, food, fellowship to
celebrate the New Year!
Time: 8:30 p.m.
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..
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!
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.
WOMEN’S BRIDGE CLUB PARTY – DECEMBER
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
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
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
• 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.
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
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.
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
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
TOWN OFFICIALS TO BE SWORN IN DECEMBER 4 AT
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
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
her cat Mickey - who has discovered that he "loves" lizards.
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.
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.
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
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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