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 28 Issue 1

January 2008

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD


As another year draws to a close, I would like to express the gratitude of myself and all of your board members to the countless members of our community who volunteer their time and talents to help keep Carolina Shores the vibrant community we all love. Without the help of all of you who serve on our committees, organize and plan all of our social events, and lead all of the very active clubs that contribute so much, we could not hope to do our job.

During the next month, we will cast our ballots for replacements for the three board members whose term of office is expiring. We have 5 well-qualified candidates who have accepted nominations and are willing and anxious to serve. On Sunday January 6th, you will have the opportunity to meet the candidates, ask questions and form your own opinions on who will best serve your needs. We urge you to attend this forum and to be sure to vote.

We also urge those of you who have not been involved in the past to consider offering your help on one of our committees in the coming year. We all have talent to offer and more help is always needed.
Mike Mundy


MEET THE POA BOARD CANDIDATES– JANUARY 6th


The POA Board Nominating Committee will present the candidates who are running for Board positions at our “MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM” to be held at the CS POA on Sunday, January 6th at 3 p.m. 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 and skills that will contribute to their work as a Board member; what they hope to accomplish for our community if elected; 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.

POA BOARD ELECTION BALLOTS COMING IN THE MAIL


The member ballots for voting in the 2008 POA Board election will be mailed to you on Friday, January 4th. 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 3PM Saturday, February 2, 2008. Please remember – YOUR VOTE COUNTS – Return your ballots. If you have any questions, please call Nancy Harthausen at 575-2923.

NEW POA OFFICE HOURS FOR JANUARY 2nd - FEBRUARY 15th


To allow time for our office staff to efficiently and accurately process the heavy year-end workload (balloting, collection and posting of membership dues receipts, and closing of the books for the annual audit) the POA Office will close each day at 12 noon instead of 1:00 p.m. Office hours will return to normal schedule (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) on Monday, February 18th.

CSLGA UPDATE


Our annual Awards Luncheon was held at Pat and Mike’s in Little River where a great time was had by all. Several past members joined us for the luncheon. Gifts for the yearly Tournaments were presented to the year’s winners by Marie Strickler, Tournament Chairman. The awards not announced until the Awards Presentation were:
North Carolina State Play Day Winner: Carol Hamilton.
Most Improved Golfer: Judy Nicoletti

Ringer Winners:
A Flight - Judy Nicoletti
B Flight - Phyllis Welch
C Flight - Blanche Johnson
D Flight - Dottie Russo

Ladies having Holes-in-One: Bernice Morris and Judy Nicoletti
Marlene Cleary presented the President’s Gift to Bev Farmarco. Next year’s official play starts February 1; however, we have tee times for January at 9 a.m. starting January 3rd. Check the Pro Shop bulletin board for sign up sheets. Our league play is Thursdays, however, we also play on Tuesday and Saturday, which are open to all CS members. Anyone interested in joining us please contact any of the following: Dawn Rubin, Marlene Cleary, Bernice Morris, Sally Manifold.
Sally Manifold

CAROLINA SHORES GARDEN CLUB LUNCHEON/CARD PARTY – 2/13/08


February 13 is the date for our annual fundraiser card party where all profits go toward scholarships for three deserving high school graduates. This year the event will be at our POA, featuring a luncheon catered by the Purple Onion. Tickets are $16.00 and will be available at the January meeting or can be had by phoning Joanne LaWall at 579-4110. Raffle tickets will be sold at the luncheon for gifts donated by local merchants as well as our garden club members. Gather your card group together and make your reservation, as this affair is open to all Carolina Shores residents and their friends.

THE RENEGADES


The Renegade Ladies and their significant others capped off the 2007 season with the annual Christmas Golf and Dinner on December 6 at Lions Paw and Tamers. Thirty-eight hearty golfers played a team two low gross round with Jean Falls, Ro Buzzell, Gene Falls and Dave Duncan coming in first with a 180. Second, with a 183, was the team of Sharon Clark, Martha Hannon, Art Hahl, and Bill Altreuter followed closely by the team of Barbara Malina, Ruth Peagler, Bill Southard and Jerry Powers with a 184. Gene Falls won the closest to the pin honors. After golf, delicious appetizers were quickly consumed followed by a lite fare buffet dinner. A good time was had by all especially George Malina, the Renegade reindeer, who assisted in handing out the prize money. Don't forget to sign up for the 2008 Renegades Kickoff Meeting and Luncheon January 10 at Tamers. The sign up sheet is in the clubhouse. Play will continue in January with Jane Jordan and Donna Watkins in charge.
Donna Powers

CAROLINA SHORES NINERS


The Niners held their annual Christmas luncheon at the Calabash Tavern and Steakhouse on December 5th. The food and the company were wonderful. The Niners annual Installation Luncheon is Tuesday, January 15, at The Grill House in NMB at Noon. Those attending will order from the menu and pay at the restaurant that day. The sign-up sheet is on our table in the Golf Pro Shop. The last day to sign up is Thursday, January 10th. If you have any questions, call Mary Fran Ryon at 575-8343. 2008 dues will be $20 payable January 1st. Please give your cash or checks payable to the "CS Niners" to Mary Fran.
Weekly 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). Sign up sheets will be picked up on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM. If you are a new golfer just like to play nine holes, come and play with us. We are a friendly and sociable group who enjoy the game and have a lot of fun playing

NEW HORIZONS SINGLES GROUP


We ended our year with a wonderful turnout for our Christmas Party. We missed seeing some of our familiar faces who were unable to attend for various reasons. Hope to see you all in the New Year. Mary Wilson and her helpers made the party most festive. There was a present at every place setting and another was presented as our names were called. On December 16th we attended the wonderful Christmas show in Conway. Our new year will start on Tuesday, January 15th at the POA at 5 p.m. Our $5.00 dues will be collected. You will be called as what to bring along with BYOB. We need a new coordinator and someone to write for the Bulletin. Ellie Dawalt will continue as telephone coordinator and I will be Treasurer. So we need you all to put on your thinking caps so you can get together and decide on programs and take turns to host one of the months during the year. See you all there.
Pat Ferstler

HOLIDAY APPRECIATIONS


Thanks to all who helped beautify our property for the holidays. Special thanks go to Mike Mundy for putting up the holiday flags at each gate (he and Don Hart put the flag poles up last summer), to the Garden Club for decorating outside the club house, to Carole Hamilton and Mary Pritchard for helping turn the POA’s collection of tatty-looking wreaths into a joy to behold, and to Marlene Stewart and the Quilters Guild for creating beautiful table centerpieces! Last but not least – the POA Holiday Party volunteers – Dot & Pete Robertiello, Walter & Christina Weber, Wendy & Brent Horten, Mary Pritchard, Marlene Stewart, Inez Barrett, Linda Pennington, and Flo & Dave Pflaster.

WE ARE NOT ASHTRAYS


The pretty artificial palm trees you see outside the POA were placed there by the Garden Club. They are not ashtrays, so please do not put your cigarettes out in them. Thank you.
Garden Club Decorating Committee

CS QUILTERS GUILD


Beginning Friday, January 25, 2008 members will begin a mystery quilt and continue to work on it the 4th Fridays of the month. The January workshop will be for completing unfinished projects. Raffle tickets continue to be sold for the Ronald McDonald quilt that Lucy Timmerman made. The guild will display red, white and blue hand made items at Hickman’s Library during the month of February to honor President’s Day. A potluck Christmas luncheon was the highlight of the meeting along with the exchange of gifts. Nonperishable food items were donated to the food pantry. The guild meets on the second Friday of each month at 9:30 in the POA. Anyone interested in sewing is warmly welcome.
Nancy Sneska, 579-0054

CAROLINA SHORES SUNDAY SCRAMBLE GROUP


The Carolina Shores Sunday Scramble finished 2007 with our Christmas Tournament held at the Maples Course at Sea Trail on Saturday, December 8. A little chilly to start out but it turned into a beautiful day! We all agreed, no matter what the scores, we loved the Maples course! A dinner was held that evening at Tamer's at Ocean Ridge. The dinner was superb and so was the camaraderie! Thank you to our golf hosts, Pat and Lester Soule. Our winners were: 1st (on a match of cards) - Bob Jones, Ro Buzzell, Elaine Southard and a blind; 2nd - Doug Falls, Dolores Sanborn, Gloria Schroppe and Donna Watkins; 3rd - Jim Garrigan, Floyd Schroppe, Teddy Altreuter and Barb Malina. "Honorable Mention" to the team of Carol Groner, Jane Mahncke, Ed Zydzik and Steve Kaperak. Officers were confirmed for 2008 -- Co-Presidents are Elaine Southard and Gloria Schroppe; Treasurer is Will Groner. Thanks to everyone for making 2007 a success. A special thank you to Martha Hannon for serving as co-president. Teddy Altreuter and Norm Buzzell are diligently working on our lineup for the year. The complete list will be posted on the bulletin board in the POA. Sunday, January 13 we go to Eagle Nest. Tee time and greens fee will be posted on the sign-up sheet. Dues of $12 for the year will be collected that day. Teddy and Bill Altreuter will be our golf hosts for the month. Hors d'oevres will follow in the afternoon at the POA. Welcome to new member Ed Zydzik, who joined us for our Christmas Tournament. A new year is starting and new members are encouraged to join in the fun. Questions? Call Elaine Southard or Gloria Schroppe.


NEW FRIENDS


Steve and Judy Selby, our new mayor and his wife, were guests at our Christmas Social. We were very impressed that Steve listened to our concerns, took notes, and then responded to those concerns. He will have office hours every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Our next meeting will be Tuesday January 9th at 10 a.m. at the POA . We will adjourn to a restaurant afterwards for lunch. Remember you don't have to be new to be a New Friend!
Marlene Stewart

NEW FRIENDS TRIPS PLANNED


The New Friends Travel Team have scheduled the following events:
January 14th – Lunch at the Culinary Institute at HGTC. Sign-up will be done at the New Friends meeting January 8th.
January 24th – Lunch at Webster Manor (call Grayce Farley to sign up)
February 22-23-24 – “Guys & Dolls” at Theatre of the Republic (Conway). Buy your own tickets (843-488-0821) and arrange for carpools at the January 8th New Friends meeting.

WE ARE STILL PLAYING TENNIS!


It's time to put those New Year's resolutions to work ... like the one about getting in better shape, and/or losing weight. A great way to accomplish those goals is to get out on the tennis courts and burn off some calories. Join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m. for open tennis and good exercise. Everyone who shows up gets to play. The tennis community lost a beloved member last month with the passing of Roland "Bate" Bateman. Bate was a genuine gentleman both on and off the courts and he will be forever in our hearts. We'll miss you partner.
Bob Anthony, 579-9666

POLARITY YOGA CLASS


Come join us! Our classes have been a great success! I will start the Polarity Yoga course again on Tuesday, January 8th at 8:30 a.m. at the POA. Classes will run to April 29th. Polarity Yoga is a series of gentle self-help exercises developed for stimulating and balancing life energy. It incorporates movement, stretching and meditation for a total mind and body workout. The routines are taught to be performed with “effortless effort” and to bring you new feelings of vitality and well-being. If you are interested in joining the class please call Kathy Whalen at 575-2911

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP


The Book Discussion Group met December 21st at the POA Library. The book discussed was "When the Emperor was Divine" by Julie Otsuka. It was a story about World War ll, when the Japanese in this country were reclassified as enemy aliens and placed in internment camps in the Utah desert. Some remembered this part of our history and others found it educational.
The book for January is "The Covenant" by Naomi Ragen. We meet the third Friday of each month in the POA Library and welcome anyone who wishes to check us out!! Any questions, call or email Ester Malmfeldt, 579-0638
(esprits@atmc.net ) or Virginia Fischer, 579-0658.

COOK’S CLUB TO DINE OUT


The Christmas Party for the Cook’s Club was a great success. We had about 25 in attendance with wonderful treats. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely. We discussed further adventures for 2008 and have a tentative list for the coming months. In January, we are going out for a change and letting someone else do the cooking. We will do our outing on Friday, January. We will travel to Webster Manor in Mullins, SC for a wonderful buffet lunch in a very old B&B. It’s a grand place -- be sure and take a tour of the upstairs. If you are interested in the Cook’s club, please join us. Meet at the POA at 10:15 If anyone other than those who already signed up wants to go, please call Dot and let her know, 579-1407. Hoping to see some new faces.
Dot Robertiello

NEEDLEWORK CLUB


The Carolina Shores Needlework Club will meet on Monday, January 14th at 10 a.m. at Atlanta Bread Company (NMB). We gather around their fireplace to work on our projects and stay to enjoy lunch together around 11:30. New members of all skills and interests are welcome. If you need a ride call 575-0825.

BOWLING LEAGUE ENDS FALL SEASON – NEEDS BOWLERS!


The Carolina Shores Bowling League (CSBL) completed their fall season December 11th. The 1st Place Team is Ellie Girard, Ray Girard and Don Rose. 2nd place was Teresa Crider, Helen Morrison, George Mulcahy and Bob Grudee. We will return to bowling on January 8th and still have openings for new bowlers to join us. If you would like to bowl in the second half please contact Ellie Girard, 575-0890.
Ellie Girard 575-0890

DUPLICATE BRIDGE


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 are:
11/28: 1st: Mike & Judy Mundy; 2nd : (tie) Mike & Shirley Tolochko; Rita Kielty & Marilyn Mattutat
12/5: 1st: Mike & Judy Mundy; 2nd: Chuck & Alice Schilling
12/12: 1st: Doug & Jean Falls; 2nd: Chuck & Alice Schilling; 3rd: (tie) Mike & Judy Mundy; Nancy Bradbury & Pat O’Brien
Mike Mundy

HELP GET A NEW POST OFFICE


Please help us in our endeavor to get a "Full Service Post Office" for our area.
There is a petition out there for you to sign , please make an effort to sign it and get all your friends to sign. There are petitions located around town. in all the POAs, in the three banks in town, "Georges restaurant" and others. Also the Town of Calabash in helping out. If you signed it once that's enough.
John M Russo

MOBILE MEALS NEEDS YOU


Marking your calendars for the New Year and checking them twice? Yes, it's 2008 -- Hope it's a happy, healthy, and hope-filled one. If part of your resolution is to be of service-- well I've got the opportunities for you. North Strand Mobile Meals needs two volunteers each day, Monday thru Friday, in the following wks--January 21-25; February 25-29 (Leap Year Day); March 24-28; April 28-May2; May 26-30; June 30-July 4. There are more dates needed, but I figure six months out is all you need to plan for now! Pease call Katie Bissett @ 579-1884 if you can help.

COULD YOU USE A HAND? COULD YOU USE A MEAL?


If you are dealing with an unexpected illness or injury and you need a little help, please call on the Carolina Shores Care Team. Team members would be happy to give you a ride to the store or to the doctor’s office, to run short errands, to help care for your pets, etc. The Team also maintains a freezer in the POA kitchen that is filled with prepared food donated by POA members. People who are temporarily unable to cook for themselves are welcome to take as much as they need. If you have a neighbor who needs some help but is reluctant to ask, how about calling the Care Team on their behalf or picking up some food from the Care Team freezer? For more information call the Team Coordinator, Mary Pritchard, at 579-4684.

IN THANKS


Linda and I would like to thank all our friends and neighbors for the phone calls, cards and visits. I am getting stronger everyday and will be swinging the golf club before you know it. Thanks also for your thoughts and prayers, they really helped. We wish everyone a healthy and safe 2008. God Bless you all.
Mike Devereux

The family of Ilse Bateman acknowledges with gratitude your kind expression of sympathy, flowers, prayers, calls, cards masses, and delicious food. It helps tremendously to know that I have such devoted friends to comfort me. I know that Bate (Rolland) valued your friendship and that he would be grateful for all of the nice things you had to say about him.
Warmly, Ilse and family

I'd like to thank all those who sent me cards, called or fed us during my recovery from an aorta valve replacement. I'm getting stronger every day and I feel blessed to live in Carolina Shores.
Esther Wannstedt

Jerry and I would like to thank all our friends and neighbors two-fold. For all the comforting words, cards, and mass cards on the passing of my sister Dee. All those cards were very comforting.
Secondly again we want to thank everyone for all the support Jerry has been given in caring words, cards, calls, flowers, and Mass cards during his recent illness. He is home recovering from surgery. Until you are on the receiving end you have no idea of the OVERWHELMING comfort C.S. residents give to those in need. Thank you one and all and may you all have a HAPPY HEALTHY New Year.
Jerry & Nancy Rubin

Thank you to all the exercise ladies for their very generous Christmas gift. I love exercising with you.
Dolores Sanborn

Many thanks to all the volunteers who deliver the Bulletin each month – and to Gwyn and Chuck DeRenne, who coordinate the whole effort – for your patience and help in delivering the new Member Directory in December.
Joyce Dunn

IN MEMORIUM


R
olland Bateman

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL NOTICE TO BULLETIN CONTRIBUTORS AND READERS

Beginning with the February issue of the Bulletin, production will be done by Athens Publishing (they do our Member Directory also). This will allow us to produce the Bulletin in full color, use photos, have a graphic artist, and – best of all – pay nothing for the design and printing each month. In order to use this service we must push back the deadline for submitting copy to the 15th of each month, and we can no longer accept articles submitted after the deadline. The process for submitting articles will remain the same. Send them to: tozbeach@hotmail.com or deliver hard copy to the POA office. For more information call 575-0825.