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: Joyce Dunn Davis - President, Monty Craig - Vice President, Bill Harniman - Treasurer,
Nancy Harthausen - Director, Mike Mundy - Director, Vicki Samuels - Secretary
Editor: Diana Mardall
Volume 27 Issue 2
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
This is my last month writing this column as POA President and as a member of the Board. Many people have asked me why I elected to serve only one term on the Board and have expressed concern about ensuring continuity of experience in managing the community. I believe their concerns are valid and deserve a response, so here are the two reasons Board members decide to “retire”:
ELECTION 2007 – POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ballots – The voting ballots to elect five candidates to the
POA Board of Directors have been mailed to all members. The ballot
has been changed this year to simplify the form and the voting process.
Please read the instructions carefully, sign and date the Proxy/Voter
ID section at the top of the form and make your candidate selections
in the Ballot area at the bottom of the form. Place the folded Proxy/ID
and sealed ballot in the return envelope and send or take it to the
POA Office. All ballots must be received by 11AM Saturday, February
3, 2007 at the Property Owners Association Annual Meeting. Please
remember to return your ballots – This is your Community -YOUR
VOTE COUNTS. If you have any questions, please call Nancy
Harthausen at 575-2923.
WHO’S IN CHARGE AROUND HERE?
Many POA members have expressed confusion about where to go with various problems and complaints. Where are the lines of authority drawn between the CSPOA and the Town of Carolina Shores . . . and what problems cannot be solved by either but must be taken to the county or state government? Here is a brief primer on who to call for what issues:
The Carolina Shores Property Owners Association (CSPOA) is responsible only for what goes on within the confines of our own community, and can only take action on things that are covered by the CSPOA Deed of Restrictions or CSPOA By-Laws. This generally includes maintaining community design and maintenance standards, quality of life issues (e.g., no unlicensed vehicles on property, no loose pets, no operating businesses from a residence, etc.); and providing and maintaining community recreation facilities and common grounds.
The Town of Carolina Shores is responsible for governing the entire physical area within the town (including multiple residential communities in addition to our own); maintaining all roads in the town (including ours) that are not owned by the State; oversight of tree removal, planning and zoning, and building construction and alterations throughout the town; maintaining public property owned by the town, etc. The Town of Carolina Shores does not have a police department, a fire department, or an animal control department. They obtain all of these services from Brunswick County.
There are two important things to remember about the division of responsibility among these groups. First, if you have any type of fire emergency, health or medical emergency, or law enforcement emergency you should call 9ll. If need non-emergency information about crime and safety issues, you should look up the office number for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department or the Calabash Fire Department and call there with your question. Second, any time there is a difference in “regulations” among a POA, a town, a county, and a state, the priority of enforcement goes to the highest level of government. That means, for example, that the CSPOA cannot make and enforce a building code that is less restrictive that the building codes of the Town and the Town cannot use building codes that are less restrictive than the County or the State. However, the CSPOA can make and enforce community standards that are MORE restrictive than the Town or the County. And any time both the CSPOA and the Town have legal requirements (e.g., obtaining building permits and getting a Certificate of Completion or Occupancy Permit); citizens ARE required to comply with both.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR!!
BRUNSWICK STEW – A wonderful stew for sale by Brunswick County Literacy Council to help benefit the Council. The cost is $7 per container (enough for 1 person). If you would like some, please call Ann Nice at 575-2166, or Helen Gabriel at the Council at 754-7323.
ARE YOU A CAREGIVER?
My 91 year old mother lives with my husband and me. She uses a walker and doesn’t hear well, but would enjoy a chance to get out and visit with others. If there are others in the community whose parents are living with them, or who are themselves homebound, perhaps we can find a way to hold a gathering for them at the POA once a month or so for an hour or two. We caregivers could take turns staying with them. If you would be interested please call Mary Ellen Psichos at 575-5008.
CRIME WATCH – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are getting the Carolina Shores Crime Watch Program up and running again. Through this program, volunteer drivers patrol our community twice a day, year-round, watching for any signs of crime or safety issues. Doing this not only allows us to spot problems before they become serious, it also is an excellent preventive measure since all the volunteer drivers have large CRIMEWATCH magnetic signs on their cars as they drive. We will begin doing our daily patrols on February 1 and hopefully continue throughout the year. Currently, I am looking for volunteers for the following dates:
FRONT NINE SIDE (Carolina Shores Parkway and Acreage):
BACK NINE SIDE (Clubhouse side, including Northwest Drive):
Every day in February EXCEPT February 14. Volunteer drivers agree
to drive their entire side of the community two times on the assigned
day -- once in the morning and once in the afternoon or evening. You
are asked only to observe what is going on in your territory and report
any criminal activity or serious safety issues to 911.
COME TO CSPOA MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend the first CSPOA MOVIE NIGHT -- Sunday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. Any seat will be a good seat as we watch our first of many movies on our new, large, wall projection screen. We’ll have two movies on hand (a comedy and a musical) and the audience can choose which to watch. The CSPOA will provide the popcorn. You bring whatever you want to drink and your suggestions for future Movie Night features. See you there!
YARD SALE COMING
Start cleaning out your attic and garage – the Carolina Shores Community Yard Sale is coming back this spring. The date is not yet set – it will be April or May. To sign up for a table or offer to volunteer, call Josie Miller at 579-0785.
2007 PROGRESSIVE DINNER
is not too late to sign up for the Progressive Dinner on February
17. It is a fun evening and a great way to meet some new people in
MEALS ON WHEELS
that time again! Two volunteers needed each day Mon-Fri Feb 12th-16th.
8:45 a.m. at Bi-lo, Main St, NMB for North Strand Mobile Meals and
again April 16th -20th. You are back at Bi-lo by about noon -12:30PM.
If you've never done it before just give me a call and I'll fill you
CLUBS FOR 1ST TEE
you so very much for donating hundreds of good, usable clubs, bags
and balls to The 1st Tee of Brunswick County. The children are those
who benefited from your generosity. We had to "commandeer"
Charlie Mac Donald and his SUV as we filled three vehicles.
CAROLINA SHORES QUILTERS GUILD
quilters met on January 12 at the POA for our January meeting and
workshop, with members present and one new returning member, Donna
Mergert. After our business meeting and show and tell we enjoyed a
wonderful workshop taught by Judy Lilly, Making a Split Oak Leaf Quilt.
We all enjoyed Judy Lilly’s class and came away with some new
NARFE will hold their monthly meeting February 6th at Derbster's, 11:30 AM. For more information please contact Ellie Girard 575-0890.
reservations call: Kay Forbes - 575-2256 or Phyllis Hartley - 575-2356.
"Flower Lady" Trinka Moore, did a wonderful reading on the
snow drop, the lovely little white flower that is the first to bloom
in the spring (up north).
CAROLINA SHORES BOWLING LEAGUE
end of the first part of the bowling season has come to an end. "The
Penquins" are in first place (Rita Gallo, Hallo Cramer, Gloria
Haddick and Don Haddick). They will bowl the winner of the second
half in April. The winner of this match will become "Carolina
Shores Grand Champion" and will have their name engraved on the
plaque in the POA building.
time to break out of the winter doldrums, work off some of those holiday
additions (also known as a "winter coat"), and join your
neighbors on the tennis courts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
for open tennis. Everyone that shows up gets to play and all levels
of play are welcome. Play begins at 9:00 a.m. See you there.
NEW HORIZONS SINGLES GROUP
we would like to thank Mary Wilson for arranging our Christmas dinner.
We had a wonderful turnout and everyone left with a Christmas treat.
Year’s resolutions was the introductory discussion of the January
meeting, led by Angela Kopitopoulos. Weight loss and more physical
activity were cited by 99% of the friends. The Crime Watch Program
is being re-introduced and revamped in our neighborhoods. The group
was made aware of neighborhood safety issues and the need for such
a program. Call Joyce Davis to volunteer and to help to keep our area
safe. Since several new residents were in attendance, Marlene Stewart
explained the Progressive Dinner to be held on Saturday, February
17. This is such a good way to meet people in our community. If you
have not signed up yet, call Marlene to make your reservation; there's
still time. Some upcoming events:
NEEDLEWORKERS TO MEET AND EAT
The Carolina Shores Needlework Club will hold its next two meetings – Monday, February 12 and 10 a.m. and Monday, March 12 at 10 a.m. at the Atlanta Bread Company in North Myrtle Beach (next door to TGI Fridays). We gather there for two hours of sitting around the fireplace working on our projects. We stop working at Noon and enjoy lunch together before returning home. Needleworkers of all interests and skill levels are welcome. If you need a ride or want to carpool, call Joyce Davis at 575-0825.
January 2nd meeting was short and to the point. Just a discussion
or two about things we would like to do this year. We then went off
to the new Papa’s Pizza in the Lowe’s shopping center
in Little River. We all had pizza and were delighted with the wonderful
taste. About 15 of us went and we all decided it was a keeper for
further exploration. We would like to thank Grace Farley for her time
and effort in making the arrangements.
LADIES BRIDGE LUNCHEON
Ladies Spring Bridge Luncheon for Carolina Shores POA members will
be held at Brick Landing on Wednesday, March 21. Sign up for the luncheon
will be held Monday, March 12 at 8:30 AM in the POA library. Cost
of the luncheon will be $13.50. Menu will be announced later.
POKER PLAYERS WANTED
If you would be interested in joining a regular game of straight Seven Card Stud please call James Newmeyer, 579-8885.
Come join us every Wednesday evening at 7:00 in the POA Clubhouse.
We play duplicate bridge in a very relaxed setting. If you need further
information call me at 575-0825. Here are recent results:
Renegades held their annual kickoff meeting, luncheon and installation
of officers on January 11 at Tiger's Eye. Officers for 2007 are: Jane
Jordan, President; Barbara Malina, Vice President; Kathy Harniman,
Secretary; Betty Johnston, Treasurer; Donna Watkins, Tournament Director.
Kay Craig was honored at the luncheon with the Most Improved Player
award. Kay's handicap index dropped seven points during 2006. Congratulations
CAROLINA SHORES NINERS
– The Niners held their annual installation luncheon at THE
GRILL HOUSE on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. The officers for 2007 are Nancy
Harthausen, President; Mary Fran Ryon, Vice President; Joan McNamara,
Treasurer; Gwyn DeRenne, Secretary/ Publicity. Everyone had a wonderful
lunch and a good time was had by all.
Play - Niners play every Thursday morning at the Carolina Shores Golf
Club. Please be sure to arrive a half hour before Tee Time (tee times
are posted on the sign-up sheets). Signup sheets at the golf club
house will be picked up on Tuesdays at 1 PM. If you are a new golfer
or a golfer that just likes to play nine holes, we welcome you to
come and play with us. We are a very friendly and sociable group of
ladies that enjoy the game and have a lot of fun playing.
SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP
26 members of C.S.G.A. Scramble group enjoy a beautiful day at the Carolina Shores Golf Course on January 14th. The format was Individual Low Net and the winners were:
WELCOME NEW NEIGHBORS
If someone new has moved to Carolina Shores and has not been featured in the Bulletin please contact: Marlene Stewart, Flo Pflaster, or Gwyn DeRenne so we can make a visit.
Come to our New Friends Meeting to hear updates for needs and read the thank you letters in the Bulletin. See coordinating Poster in POA, and view on www.carolinashoresPOA.org
If you enjoy the graphics included in The Bulletin, thank Lynn Darby who puts in a lot of time and effort to produce these. They certainly brighten up The Bulletin. Thanks, Lynn.
thanks to my friends and neighbors in Carolina Shores, for their support
and expressions of sympathy since the death of my daughter, Karen.
God Bless you all.
and I would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks and
appreciation to our wonderful neighbors and friends for their prayers,
phone calls, visits and get-well wishes during my recent heart by-pass
surgery. A special thanks to our neighbors the Knorr's for finishing
our bedroom project in time for my return home and to the Morris'
for the many things they did, i.e., wonderful minestrone soup, snacks,
books, etc. I'm doing well and will be starting rehab before too long.
Hopefully, I'll be back on the golf course in April!
memorial service will be held for John W. Manning, who died last November,
on February 9th (which would have been his 95th birthday), beginning
at noon. The service will be held at his home on 4 Pelican Court,
where a retrospective of his paintings, many of them local scenes,
will be shown in the afternoon from 2 to 4 pm (as well as at the memorial).
Doris Ball - 4