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.
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.
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.
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
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
|A Flight - Judy Nicoletti
|B Flight - Phyllis Welch
|C Flight - Blanche Johnson
| D Flight
- Dottie Russo
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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,
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Virginia Fischer, 579-0658.
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.
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
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
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
12/12: 1st: Doug & Jean Falls; 2nd: Chuck & Alice
Schilling; 3rd: (tie) Mike & Judy Mundy; Nancy Bradbury & Pat
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com or deliver hard copy to
the POA office. For more information call 575-0825.