MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
I and the other board members
would like to thank all of you who came out for the quarterly board meeting
on Monday June 18th. We had about 60 in attendance and lots of helpful
input and suggestions. After hearing reports from each of the Chairpersons
of our standing committees, we had a very spirited discussion about the
compactor at the Town's recycling center. We have had requests from some
members to request that the Town change to curbside pickup. Our purpose
was to hear from the members and decide whether a survey of the entire
membership was in order. After a very spirited discussion of the pros
and cons of both methods, a show of hands was taken. The members present
were overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the current method. The CSPOA
Care Team has volunteered to assist any member in need by picking up trash
and taking it to the center for them. If you need help please call Mary
Pritchard at 579-4684.
A NOTE OF THANKS
After several years of outstanding
service, the hardworking editor of our monthly Bulletin has recently informed
the Board that this will be her last issue. Diana Mardall has spent many
hours month after month to insure that all of our community news is on
time and well presented. We all owe Diana our sincere thanks for an outstanding
job. She will be truly hard to replace, but Joyce Dunn Davis has volunteered
to accept the challenge. Starting this month, all of you who submit articles
for the Bulletin should send your drafts to Joyce. Joyce’s e-mail
address is email@example.com
ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL COMMITTEE
The Carolina Shores Property Owner's Association (POA) Board of Directors approved a change in the issuing of fines for violations of the Deed of Restrictions as follows:
.Also please remember that
when you want to make any exterior alterations to your property (painting,
roofing, additions, etc.) you must get approval from the POA. If you have
approval from The Town of Carolina Shores you still need approval from
Thanks to all the volunteers
who made the Memorial Day Picnic such a success. I would also like to
thank the New Friends for the potluck table. Now it is time to request
your help for the 4th of July Picnic to be held Wednesday, July 4. Please
call Nancy Harthausen (575-0809) or Connie Six (575-3362). In addition,
anyone wishing to contribute to the New Friends potluck table, it would
THANK YOU TO CALABASH FIRE DEPARTMENT
On behalf of all of our members,
the CSPOA board of directors would like to thank Chief Karl Bennett and
the Calabash Fire Department for all that they do for us. The recent tragedy
in Charleston has brought home to us the risks that these dedicated individuals
take for all of us on a regular basis. A summary of the frequency of their
response to our needs is included elsewhere in this bulletin.
LIFE LINE SCREENING
The Town of Carolina Shores, located at 200 Persimmon Drive, will be hosting a Life Line Screening for the community on Wednesday, July 25th. Life Line Screening will perform ultrasound test for potential stroke risk, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease and osteoporosis. The cost is $35 for each test or all four for $129. These screenings would cost between $ 600 and $1,000 in the hospital. You must pre-register by calling 1-800-697-9693.
The Carolina Shores Community
July 4 Picnic will be held at the picnic area on Carolina Shores Drive,
next to the pool. Join your neighbors for Live People Horse Race, Bingo,
Bocce Ball, Putting Contest, Horse Shoes and other fun things. Your POA
will provide hot dogs and all the fixings, ice cream bars/cups/cones.
Raffle tickets will be sold and all the money will be given away. Plan
to come to the picnic, bring a neighbor or invite a new resident.
SHARE A DISH ON THE 4TH?
At the July 4 picnic you will find a table set up for potluck sharing. Everyone who attends the picnic is invited to bring a dish to share, place it on this table, and then participate in the shared goodies. We hope that doing this will help newcomers find it easier to join in the eating and conversations and thus feel welcomed to our community.
And not to put
a damper on your 4th -
COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Please donate blood in honor
of our Troops overseas! Your blood donation is needed! There is always
a shortage of blood in the summer. Refreshments will be served. No appointment
is needed but a photo ID is required.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Calabash Fire Department
responded to 1,202 calls in 2006 compared to 121 in 1997. There are 39
volunteer members. The Fire Department is manned with 1 firefighter 24/7,
1 firefighter 8-5 daily, 1 part-time captain (days) and 1 part-time administrative
chief. Also there is one volunteer stand-by at the station from 8 p.m.
to 8 a.m. each night.
If someone in your household is facing a health crisis, the Carolina Shores Care team is here to help. We can provide a ride to the doctor’s office or grocery store, or someone to pick up a prescription, take your trash to the dump, walk your dog, or help with other things that you are temporarily unable to do for yourself. We also stock the Care Team freezer in the POA clubhouse kitchen with donations of frozen meals that are available at no charge to anyone in the community who is unable to cook. If you need some help or you know of a neighbor who needs help, stop by the POA and pick up some food or call the Care Team Coordinator, Mary Pritchard, at 579-4684.
OBSERVATIONS FROM A CRIME WATCH VOLUNTEER
As I drove around the neighborhood
this week, I became astonished at how many people leave their garage doors
up with no one apparently about the outside of the house.
MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC
The First Carolina Shores Derby
was held at the Property Owners Association "Memorial Day" picnic
grounds, the stands were full, the track was dry and fast. The crowed
cheered the Number 3 (no-name) filly and her jockey, "Miss Judy",
across the finish line at least 4 lengths ahead. It paid 8 to 1 odds.
If we attempt this again we will have to start earlier to try for two
races. All the material was donated to the Property Owners Association.
The putting green had just
27 players for the picnic. First place winner ($17) was Ron Disano. Second
place ($12) was John Crane.
ALOHA TO CAROLINA SHORES!
The children's tennis lessons
are going strong. There are 12 participants this year with more expected
to show before the six weeks are over. All the players returning from
last year have shown a marked improvement in their skill levels and seem
to be getting better each session. The new players this year are very
talented and have picked up the game quickly. The volunteer coaches are
doing their best to keep up with the kids.
CAROLINA SHORES QUILTERS GUILD
The Carolina Shores Quilters held their last meeting before summer June 8 at the POA. We had 25 members and 2 guests present. After our business meeting, Kathleen Ball installed our new officers for next fall:
A big thank you was given
to Kathleen Ball and her committee for the outstanding job they did this
The opening question that Flo
Pflaster asked at the June meeting of New Friends was "Where should
we go to lunch today!" After such important decisions were made,
the next question was "What do you miss most about your hometown?"
Naturally that made for much reminiscing. Would you believe that some
of us actually miss winter weather, the cold, snow, winter ice-skating,
and cold, fresh water lakes!! Foodstuffs were high on the list: Maryland
crab cakes and New York bagels. Others cited the culture available in
the large cities, certain eateries as all night diners, and good transit
systems. However, all agreed, we would not be any place else other than
here in Carolina Shores at this point.
TRAVEL COMMITTEE NEWS
The New Friends Travel Committee
is planning a fun evening at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans game. They will
be playing against the Frederick Keys. This event will be open to all
Carolina Shores residents-car pooling will be available on request.
Come join us every Wednesday
evening at 7:00 in the POA clubhouse. We play duplicate bridge, but in
a very relaxed atmosphere. If you need further information call me at
575-0825. Here are recent results.
This reporter had a senior
moment and forgot to send an article last month!
The Renegades enjoyed their
annual Ladies Away trip to Pinehurst on June 18, 19 and 20. On Tuesday,
the group played a “Pink Ball Plus One Low Gross” tournament
at the Mid South Golf Course. The team of Dolores Sanborn, Jane Jordan,
Kay Craig and Kathy Harniman took first place honors with a score of 205.
Closest to the pin contest winners were Sharon Clark on Hole #6 and Donna
Powers on Hole #11. On Wednesday, the group played at Talamore and the
format was Best Ball. Kathleen Brennan, Martha Hannon, Dolores Sanborn
and Rita Kielty won first place on a match of cards with the team of Jane
Jordan, Sharon Clark, Donna Powers and Betty Johnston. Closest to the
pin winners at Talamore were Donna Powers on #5 and Dolores Sanborn on
#13. Thanks go to Donna Powers, Barbara Malina and Donna Watkins for planning
the event. Thanks also go to all the ladies who attended and made this
a very special trip.
CAROLINA SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP
The Carolina Shores Sunday
Scramble Group played Meadowlands on Sunday, June 10. Thank you to Elaine
and Bill Southard and Ilse Bateman for a great job as our golf hosts!!
The game played was one low net/one low gross with honors going to the
following foursomes: First Place: the team of Bob Jones, Floyd Schroppe,
Teddy Altreuter and Kay Craig; Second Place: the team of Bill Southard,
Martha Hannon, Barb Malina and Jane Mahncke; Third Place: the team of
George Malina, Bill Altreuter, Gloria Crane and Gloria Schroppe.
CAROLINA SHORES NINERS
Losing your partner in life
is never easy, nor do I expect I'll ever get over it, but the outpouring
of sympathy to me, both verbal and in writing, and the actions, cards,
and Mass cards in her memory, have made the days following Vera's death
a little bit easier. THANK YOU.
Thanks...... To my loving friends
of Carolina Shores. Many thanks for your cards of sympathy, your prayers,
kindness and support.
On behalf of myself and my
family I would to thank all of our friends and neighbors for their prayers,
cards and offers of help during the 15 months prior to and leading up
to the day of Mary’s passing on November 17, 2006. Her last four
months in the hospital were extremely difficult for her as she was on
a ventilator and feeding tube and was unable to speak. We all lost a good
friend and I lost my best friend and wife. I would like to add a very
special thank you to those who made memorials in Mary’s name to
the Brunswick Community Hospital Volunteer Association for the benefit
of the scholarship fund Mary started as a volunteer at the hospital for
the benefit of second year students at Brunswick Community College who
are interested in the Health Care Field. I am sure she is smiling down
upon us all and saying “Thank you ALL for your help”.
Thank you so much to the kind
and considerate friends and neighbors of Carolina Shores. After my recent
surgery, I received so many cards, delicious food, flowers, and phone
calls from the thoughtful people here. It is comforting to know we live
in such a great community.
It’s been fun! I’ve
been putting The Bulletin together for over two years and for personal
reasons I have resigned, this is my last issue. The community is extremely
lucky to have Joyce Dunn Davis take over this responsibility – thank
you Joyce. All information for The Bulletin should be sent to Joyce at
Or send to the POA and they will forward to Joyce.