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 1
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD:
As we begin a new year, it is always good to reflect on the one just completed. For the Board, it was a year of very hard work and many accomplishments, including:
ELECTION 2007 – POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Your Nominating Committee will be presenting your candidates for election to the POA Board of Directors at our “MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM” to be held at the CS POA on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at 3 PM. Light refreshments will be served. You, the POA members, will be able to sit back and listen and/or ask the candidates questions regarding their experience/skills attained that will contribute to their work as a Board member, what they hope to accomplish, if elected, for our community during their service on our Board and any other pertinent questions. We hope that this forum will assist our members in making an informed election decision that will best benefit our Community. PLEASE COME– IT IS YOUR COMMUNITY.
Ballots - Your voting ballots will be mailed to you on
Friday, January 5, 2007. 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. Fold and seal the voting area of the ballot and continue to fold
the entire piece of paper. Do not tear the page in half. Place the folded
Proxy/ID and sealed ballot in the return envelope and send or take it
to the POA Office by 11AM Saturday, February 3, 2007. Please remember
– YOUR VOTE COUNTS –Return your ballots. If you have any
questions, please call Nancy Harthausen at 575-2923.
CSPOA 2007 BUDGET APPROVED – THE BILLS ARE IN THE MAIL!
Following the November CSPOA Board meeting, where property owners were invited to make comments and suggestions concerning the CSPOA budget for 2007, the Board of Directors met and reviewed member input. As Treasurer Bill Harniman announced when he presented the draft budget in November, the bill we received for our 2007 insurance was approximately $2,000 less than anticipated. Consequently, the Board voted to set the 2007 annual dues at $166 per property (a $2 reduction in the figure presented in the draft budget distributed in November). Bills have been mailed to each property owner and must be paid in full by January 31, 2007.
CSPOA GUEST POLICY
Some questions have arisen recently about the Board policy on bringing guests to meetings and social events at the Carolina Shores clubhouse. The policy is that the first priority on access to open activities at the clubhouse is always ensuring enough space for all interested CSPOA members to attend; once that requirement is met, any CSPOA member is permitted to bring a guest. (The only exception to this option is the annual CSPOA Holiday Party, which is paid for by the CSPOA budget and is only open to property owners.)
ADOPT A FAMILY WAS A HUGE SUCCESS
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to all the Carolina Shores residents who contributed to our “Adopt a Family for the Holidays” project. Because of your generosity we were able to provide lots of gifts and gift cards to a needy Brunswick County family of five (a young single mother, her two small children, and the grandparents she and her children live with). On December 19, Marlene Stewart and Joyce Davis delivered a car full of packages for the family and met the young mother and her two little girls. She was very nice and very thankful for all the gifts and said she had no income and would not have had presents for her children without our help. She later telephoned Joyce to repeat how much she appreciated all the gifts.
2007 PROGRESSIVE DINNER
February 17, 2007
If you haven't
already signed up for the Progressive Dinner, you are going to miss
a really special evening in Carolina Shores. Just ask someone who has
participated in the past. You can either host cocktails, dinner with
another couple, or dessert. There are eight people present at each course
and you will see a different group of people at the three courses (thanks
to Gary Stewart and his programming skills).
Any number listed
with the pre-fix 597- should be 579-
CLEANING OUT YOUR ATTIC?
If you are getting ready to move or just thinking of getting rid of household items you no longer need, please keep the CSPOA clubhouse in mind. We are seeking donations of good quality linen table cloths, cookware and baking pans, cooking and serving utensils (including corkscrews), a DVD or VCR, and dishcloths. Please leave donations in the CSPOA kitchen and let the office staff know when you do it.
BARBERSHOP SINGERS WANTED
Singers who would like to form a local barbershop group are invited to meet on January 11th at 7:00 pm at the POA building for an organizational meeting. We will start singing in the barbershop style using men's arrangements. Ladies will probably sing tenor and lead with men bring up the bottom, baritone and bass. Four part harmony with three harmony parts surrounding a lead melody. For information call 579-1421.- Jarvis and Marie Baillargeon.
CAROLINA SHORES QUILTERS GUILD
Guild turned the POA Clubhouse into a Christmas fantasy at our December
meeting. We had 39 members present. After our business meeting, Tips
with Morrie, and a delightful show and tell, we enjoyed a wonderful
luncheon and gift exchange. We contributed many canned goods and a check
to the Brunswick Food Pantry.
POLARITY YOGA CLASS
I would like
to thank everyone for their interest in Polarity Yoga. Our class has
been a great success. The 10 week course came to a close on December
5th. I will re-start the 10 week course again on Tuesday, January 16th,
2007 at 8:30 am at the POA.
The Garden Club
Christmas Party was held at Flynn's Irish Pub. Lynn Darby and her committee,
Kay Craig and Grayce Farley did a wonderful job with the Holly's history
theme. Bob Davis led the entertainment with songs, solo and sing-alongs,
which included his lovely wife, Joyce. Eight Norwegian Pine plants were
given as lottery prizes.
Mark your calendars!
Make reservations for A Cruise on the CS Scholar Ship, this year's theme
for the annual Carolina Shores Garden Club Luncheon and Card Party.
The party, which raises funds for scholarships for West Brunswick High
School graduating seniors, will be held Wednesday, February 28th at
the POA Clubhouse. The party was a sellout last year so, get your group
together and call your reservations in early to ensure a table.
Shores Book Club met on December 15, 2006 in the POA library. There
were 12 members present.
Our mixed doubles
round robin tennis tournament was a great success. Eighteen folks participated
and a fun time was had by all. After tennis we retired to the POA building
for a pot luck brunch. Once again the food prepared by our current and
former tennis players was outstanding--proving that the best cooks in
the country must all reside in Carolina Shores. Open tennis is still
going strong and available to all POA members and their guests every
Mon., Wed. & Fri @ 9:00am---see you there!!
led our group in a lively discussion of what we were looking forward
to for the upcoming Holiday Season. Joyce Dunn-Davis reported that we
were still collecting money, gift cards, or gifts for the family we
adopted for Christmas. Joyce and Marlene will see that the gifts are
wrapped and delivered. Dot asked for any other donations to Paws Place
to come in by Christmas, and she and Pete will deliver those.
COME TO GAME NIGHT – JANUARY 20
Do you like to play chess, checkers, Monopoly, scrabble, cribbage, dominos, or any other game? Mark your calendars now and plan to attend a “Potluck Dinner and Game Night” hosted by the Carolina Shores Friends. At 6:00 p.m. we will gather at the clubhouse for a potluck supper. After dinner we will break into small groups to play whatever games people want to play. The New Friends will provide soft drinks and setups; you bring a dish to share and whatever game you would like to play. Reservations are required for this event so we can match players and games and ensure sufficient space. To sign up, call Joyce Davis, 575-0825, or send an email to: email@example.com by January 15. I you would prefer to just join us for dinner, you are welcome to do that.
NEW FRIENDS TRAVEL COMMITTEE
The Travel Committee is planning a Sunway Bus Tour to the Wilmington Azalea Festival and Parade on April 14, 2007. Sunway bus will pick us up about 6:30 AM probably at the Food Lion shopping center to take us to Wilmington. The price includes round trip transportation, reserved bleacher seats at the parade, and a scenic drive with a tour director through Greenfield Gardens. Lunch is on our own. There will be more than 160 arts and crafts booths, entertainment and shopping along the waterfront. We will return about 5:30 PM. COST is $40/per person. Please call Flo Pflaster by January 8 to reserve a seat. Phone 910-575-6243 or my cell phone 910-368-1070 after Jan 5.
The Carolina Shores Needlework Club will hold its January meeting on Monday, January 15, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Atlanta Bread Company in North Myrtle Beach (adjacent to TGI Friday’s in the Wal-Mart shopping center). We will sit around Atlanta Bread’s cozy fireplace to work on our personal needlework projects and then enjoy lunch together before heading home. We welcome new members of all skill levels and interests. If you need a ride or want to carpool, call Joyce Davis at 575-0825 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Rose Bed and Breakfast catered a special Christmas Brunch for our
small group. We took pictures in front of her Christmas tree and took
a tour. On January 2nd we are going to lunch at Papa John's Pizza in
the Lowe's Shopping Plaza in Little River. Membership is still open.
Call to join our club or luncheon: Lynn Darby at 579-7526 or Grayce
Farley at 579-3995.
Welcome to Carolina
Shores Ladies who like to play cards. We play canasta, hand and foot,
and kings row on Monday, 7 p.m., Wednesday, 1 p.m. and Friday, 1 p.m.
We are glad to get new people and very willing to teach anyone who wants
to learn a new card game.
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:
13 North-South 1st Joan LaForge/Pat O”Brien, 2nd Bob/Joyce
Davis, 3rd Nancy Bradbury/Mary Scott
enjoyed an unusually warm December day for their annual Christmas Tournament
which was held on December 14 at Brick Landing. The Renegades and their
guests teed off under bright blue skies. The format was one low net
+ one low gross per hole. First Place was awarded to the team of Art
Hahl, Jan Kilgore, Carolyn McCroskey and Gloria Schroppe. Second Place
went to Jane Jordan, Dee Gillin, Bob Kilgore and Joe Clark. Third Place
winners were Kathy Hahl, Jane Mahncke, Pauline Millosky and Jerry Rubin.
Finishing fourth (on a match of cards) was the team of Sharon Clark,
Kathy Harniman, and Elaine Southard.
CAROLINA SHORES NINERS
Holiday Party – A festive and jolly group of our members and their guests attended our Holiday Party at the Carolina Shores Golf Club House on Wednesday, December 6, 2006. Holiday music was provided by Ray Girard and Sarah Claus (Mary Anne Ketcham) and her two elves arrived to hand out the presents to all the good girls and boys. We all sang carols and had a “HOLLY-JOLLY” party.
Installation Luncheon – Our annual installation luncheon will be held at THE GRILL HOUSE on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 at 12 Noon. Details and a sign-up sheet will be posted at the Pro Shop.
- 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.
Tournament: Doreen Spearin Runner-Up: Patty Buck
CAROLINA SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP
Shores Sunday Scramble Group’s December tournament was held on
the 2nd at Sea Trail’s Byrd Course. One Low Gross + one Low Net
per hole was the format. The winners were:
WELCOME NEW NEIGHBORS
and Judy Quinn
A great big
Thank You to all my good friends and neighbors for your comfort and
support to me in your many different ways, upon the very sudden death
of my son Jeff. I have always called you “My Carolina Shores Family”
and it is no truer than right now. I am trying hard to be strong and
with your help, I know I will be. Love you and God Bless.
I would like
to express my deep appreciation for the outpouring of care and concern
from all of our neighbors and friends during my recent by-pass surgery.
All of the cards, phone calls, flowers, visits and especially, the delicious
meals, have healed my heart in a special way that no surgery can handle.
It is always comforting to know that we have such great, compassionate
and caring friends here in Caroline Shores. From the bottom of my (repaired)
heart, I thank you.
to my friends and neighbors in Carolina Shores, for their support and
expressions of sympathy since the death of my husband, Bob. God Bless
The family of Bill Olson would like to thank friends and neighbors for their kindness following his passing; but especially for that kindness during his life here at Carolina Shores.
OF MARY P. ELLIOTT