To Contact Board Members or the POA: 579-2044 or e-mail at CSPOA@carolinashores.net
Board Members: Pete Gulliver – President, Bob Jones – Vice President, Kerry Jarrell –Treasurer,
Al Franklin – Director, Brent Horten – Director, Linda Pennington – Director, Mike Riccitelli – Director,
Merrilee Burns – Co-Editor Linda Rugg – Co-Editor
CSPOA web site: www.carolinashoresPOA.org
Message from the Board – Pete Gulliver, President
The following property owners have been suspended from membership for non-payment of dues and assessments. They are not permitted to use any amenities or attend POA sponsored functions either as a member or as a guest of a member. In order to protect your financial interest in our membership corporation, liens have been filed against their property with the Brunswick County Clerks Office. The liens are public documents:
Both Merrilee and Linda are notaries and their service is free
Our 2013 POA
dues are $230 per property. The CSPOA Board of Directors has authorized your Treasurer,
Kerry Jarrell, to assist members who are having difficulty meeting
their dues obligation by establishing a confidential payment plan.
Any resident with this need should submit a written
request to the CSPOA Treasurer,
REMINDER – Included with the invoice for your 2013 POA dues is a request asking you to review and update the information you have supplied to our business office. Please take a few extra minutes to make sure our business office has the information you want them to have concerning your email addresses, your phone numbers, your emergency contacts, etc.
We have all received the formal notice of our ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS ON FEBRUARY 2 at
3:00 p.m. One of the activities
that will occur during the meeting is the election of four (4) Directors
to fill the seats of the four Directors whose terms are expiring. As you can see on your ballot there are four
candidates and they are the incumbents.
Even if you choose to do something other than attend our annual
meeting, PLEASE FILL OUT
This is why:
Your Advisory Committee, comprised of Chairman Dan Mann, Maslin Kain,
Diana Mardall, Terri Ste. Marie and Jackie Orwig and Board Liaison Mike Riccitelli, spent well over a year
reviewing our Declaration of Restrictions (
made three (3) recommendations for changes to the
3. Our Attorney reviewed and supports the changes.
4. The last step needed in order to enact these changes is your approval. You can support these changes by filling out the "Proxy/ID Voter Authorization" and designating Board Member Bob Jones as your proxy. Bob will support the Advisory Committee’s recommendations and vote on your behalf for these changes.
A couple of months ago I discussed some misinformation that was circulating in the community. I called it “Don’t let the Facts Get in the Way of a Good Story”. Well, here we go again:
Last month I told you that the ACC had received some
complaints concerning parking on the buffer zones across from the
homes on the Gate Roads. When
we investigated ways to mitigate this problem we discovered the parking
was taking place on Town property not POA property.
When Al Franklin
went to the Town for help, the Town Administrator’s first response
was that the Gate Roads and shoulders are private property; and, therefore,
it was the POA’s problem and the Town wouldn’t get involved.
Al knew this information was incorrect, but in order to get
the ball rolling, at the end of October 2012 Al provided the Town
with up to date surveys of these buffer zones and copies of the Brunswick
County Tax Records. All these documents indicate the Town is the
legal owner of the property. According
to a Brunswick Beacon article
Fact 1: On
Fact 2: The Town routinely assigns Town staff and Town equipment to maintain the shoulders of every Town road except the Gate Roads.
Fact 3: Town employees admit they receive State funds, known as Powell Bill Funds, for the maintenance of the Gate Roads.
Fact 4: Al Franklin re-negotiated our new 3 year landscape contract. By removing the shoulders of the Gate Roads from the contract he has saved our residents about $30,000.00 over the life of the contract.
Fact 5: Town staff has
claimed they couldn’t take on the “financial responsibility” of maintaining
the shoulders of the Gate Roads until the next budget cycle, which
Fact 6: Throughout the year the Town Council routinely approves expenditures for a myriad of items without holding a public hearing or waiting until the next budget cycle including accepting the maintenance responsibility for new roads at The Farm, installing new street lights in the Village at Calabash, raising the cap on employee performance awards and raises, installing new street lights on non-town roads and maintaining the bankrupt property in Lighthouse Cove and reimbursing a private contractor hired by the Villages at Calabash’s POA for the purpose of cleaning out drainage ditches (this included paying the POA’s legal fees).
Fact 7: The Town has a reserve fund with a balance well in excess of $3,000,000.00 and the residents of our community contribute well in excess of $500,000.00 directly and indirectly in Town taxes and fees every year. Remember, all this is OUR MONEY!
Fact 8: Our Town Council members do their best to redistribute our tax dollars in a way that they feel best serves their constituents.
A member asked the Board to remind everyone that residents who use their golf carts on public roads must have them registered, tagged and inspected.
Recently a member inquired as to the status of the golf course tree removal program. As of the last Town Council meeting on January 10 the golf course has NOT requested a permit for Phase 3 of their tree removal program. Please remember that your POA has no standing or authority in this process. The golf course is NOT a member of the POA. The permitting process is solely between the Town and the golf course. All concerns should be brought to the attention of a Town Council member or the Town Administrator.
By the time you read this The Bocce Courts will be renovated!
THANK YOU TO OUR BULLETIN EDITORS LINDA RUGG and MERRILEE BURNS
FEBRUARY 2 – 3:00 p.m. – ANNUAL MEETING
FEBRUARY 13 – 9:30 a.m. – MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Having Trouble Paying Your POA Dues? – Kerry Jarrell, Board Treasurer
The CSPOA Board of Directors has established a process to assist members who might have financial difficulties in meeting their dues obligation in a timely manner. Any resident with such needs should submit a written request to the:
CSPOA Treasurer, 17 Lakeview Drive, Carolina Shores, NC 28467
If you would prefer to send the request by email, the email address is email@example.com
The request should be submitted no later than February 28. All requests will be handled confidentially.
Carolina Master Chorale Concert – Jay Leskowicz
The 80 voice Carolina Master Chorale and the Mason Temple Church of God present their second annual joint Gospel concert. They will perform well known spirituals and Southern hymn arrangements like "Down by the Riverside," "Elijah Rock," "Precious Lord," "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,"; each set in a dynamic arrangement that showcases the skill and power of the region's finest symphonic choir.
Performances are Friday, February 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach; Saturday, February 9, at 4:00 p.m. at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach; and, Sunday, February 10, at 4:00 p.m. at Mason Temple Church in Conway. Tickets are $15. Call Betty Johnston at 579-0924 or Jay and Arlene Leskowicz at 579-1435.
60's/Oldies Dance Party – Teddy Altreuter
There will be a 60's/Oldies Dance Party on Saturday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m. at the South Campus Brunswick Community College (formerly the Close Encounters Strip club). Tickets are $10 per person and there will be a cash bar. The dance will feature MIKE'S GARAGE BAND (recently featured in the Wilmington Star-News). 100% of the proceeds will benefit programs of the Brunswick County Literacy Council.
Tickets are available at the Supply Campus of Brunswick Community College or on line at www.bcliteracy.org.
Carolina Shores Happenings – Marlene Stewart
Congratulations to all in Carolina Shores who entered the event. Most tackled the 5K Walk. Awards are made by gender and 5 year age groupings. These ladies distinguished themselves especially well.
Next year the event will be January 11, 2014, so get your walking shoes ready folks. Submitted by Mary Pritchard,
Co-Director for this event.
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Ruth Upton, a long-time resident and one of the pioneers of Carolina Shores is leaving us, but she is not going far. She will be moving to Brightwater in Myrtle Beach.
She came at the start of our great homestead and settled in at 61 Carolina Shores Drive with her husband, Bill. They moved from Red Bank, New Jersey. They were both involved in activities the region has to offer. Bill was the great communicator and Ruth was the great hostess. Together they enjoyed a happy, fulfilling life in retirement here in Carolina Shores. On August 15, 2009 Ruth and Bill celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Bill is no longer with her, but he will never leave her heart.
Brightwater is not that far away and she hopes to see us from time to time. We all wish you the best, Ruth, and will miss you. Have the tea kettle (love that train whistle) handy along with your delicious cookies just in case there is a knock on your door.
All our love - Dot Schieber
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Nancy Geyer, longtime resident of about 20 years, has moved back to New Jersey to be close to several of her six children and many of her grandchildren. Nancy was active in her church at St. Brendan's, an avid bridge player, and a talented artist. She gave art lessons out of her beautiful home in the acreage.
Nancy was a retired teacher and is reconnecting with some of her teacher friends in New Jersey. She was a good friend to many and will be greatly missed in the community. We wish her well.
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Steve Jones scored his first hole-in-one on December 20 at Meadowlands Golf Course. He hit a 7 iron to the 139 yard par 3. Nice Christmas present, Steve!
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Amelia Sludds, daughter of Martin and Catherine Sludds, completed her third semester at UNC Wilmington. She was a recipient of the Garden Club Scholarship her freshman year. Amelia has been named to the Chancellor's List for the third time, which means she has had all A's in her classes. She is a history major, and we wish her continued success in her studies.
Renegade News – Debbie Creamer
Recognitions were given for 2012 birdies, low putts, chip-ins, and a Hole-In-One by Blanche Johnson. Awards were given for Most Improved Player (Debbie Creamer) and Ringers – Flight A - Sue Hensler, Flight B - Debbie O’Dell and Flight C - Debbie Creamer.
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We welcomed our new member, Susan Jarrell. Sign up for hosts of the month and special events are posted on the bulletin board at the golf shop. We are still in need of hosts for the month of August and hosts for Pretty in Pink. Our hosts for February are Sharon Clark and Kathy Harniman. February tee times will be 9:56 a.m.
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Left to right: Lin Penta, Betty Weaver, Martha Hannon, Karen Hertling, Carolyn Bosman, Geri McTighe and Kay Craig
If interested in joining the Renegades Golf League, please call Martha Hannon at 910-579-8194 or Betty Weaver at 910-575-7952.
Sunday Scramble--Diana Mardall
The Sunday Scramble Group enjoyed beautiful weather at Meadowlands for our January outing. I think everyone approved of the changes made to the course and the renovated greens. We played Captain's Choice thru the green, one drive from each player on each nine. Afterwards we adjourned to Christopher's for a late lunch and well deserved liquid refreshments. Thank you Elaine and Bill Southard for hosting.
On February 10 we're playing at Cypress Bay. The first tee time is 9:00 a.m. and the cost is $25 plus tax. Doug and Jean Falls are hosting. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the POA clubhouse.
Annual dues ($12 per person) are due and should be given to Gloria Schroppe or Diana Mardall. New members are always welcome; call Diana Mardall at 575-7804 if you have any questions.
Carolina Shores Niners – Betty Kibblehouse
We had our Annual Meeting, Election of Officers and Awards Ceremony at the Sunrise Pancake House on January 17. Thank you President Violet for making all the arrangements.
The following officers were elected: Violet Collins - President, Rose Mary Jones - Vice President, Patricia Herdic - Treasurer, Joyce Dunn - Secretary. The Chairpersons are: Ellie Girard - Social Secretary, Nancy Harthausen - Handicapping, and Joanne Riedel - Rules.
Weekly Play: Niners play every Thursday morning at the Carolina Shores Golf Club. Ladies who are just learning the game, golfers who are older and can’t play 18, or ladies who just WANT to play 9 - this group is for you. This is a friendly and sociable group. If interested, contact Violet Collins at 579-1373 for additional details. Rose Mary Jones is our Pairings Coordinator for February.
Tennis News – Bob Anthony
Although winter is starting to show its dark side, tennis is alive and well at Carolina Shores. Come join your friends and neighbors at our courts for open tennis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m.
Everyone showing up will get to play, all skill levels are welcome.
Carolina Shores Bowling League – Sharon Lynch
Happy New Year! It's not too late; we are always looking for subs. Come join the fun on Tuesday nights at Planet Fun in Shallotte. If interested, please contact Sharon Lynch at 910-575-2106 or Mal MacRaild at 910-880-4166.
Bowling scores for January 8 - Men: Ray Girard bowled a 191 game with a 491 series, Bob Browning had a 188 game with a 505 series, Vince Hammerl bowled a 188 game with a 496 series and Mike Romola had a 186 game with a 470 series. Women: Karen Oldman bowled a 167 game with a 403 series, Linda Pennington had a 160 game with a 433 series, Kathy Hahl had a 158 game with a 380 series and Martha Hannon bowled a 156 with a 417 series.
Bowling scores for January 15 - Men: Bob Browning bowled a 206 game with a 530 series, way to go BOB! Harry Creamer had a 200 game with a 495 series, Mike Romola bowled a 189 game with a 497 series and Don Rose had a 184 game with a 503 series. Women: Marie Zaranski bowled a 169 game with a 394 series, Jessica Lynch had a 164 game with a 380 series, Gloria Schroppe bowled a 157 game with a 452 series and Beverly Farmarco had a 156 game with a 377 series.
New Friends – Flo Pflaster
Suzanne Kirksey led the first meeting of 2013 with a great welcome to old and new! We caught up on news around the neighborhood and discussed upcoming Travel Committee events. After the meeting the group enjoyed lunch at the Boundary House.
The Care Team under Mary Pritchard remains active with neighbor helping neighbor as needed. Mary also announced that the charity run was successful with 3 winners from Carolina Shores.
Margie Pettersen placed a box in the POA clubhouse for the educational coupons that come on many products. These labels are used to purchase equipment for our schools.
The husband of a deceased resident, Ann Jarmusz, has donated a great deal of crafty items for anyone who wants them. They are organized in the POA closet. Call Margie or Rose Mary Jones for more information.
New Friends meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the POA clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be new to attend. There are no officers or dues, just a friendly group of people who enjoy being with others. Please bring a food item for the Brunswick County food pantry. Following the meeting many in the group go out for lunch. Please mark your calendar and join this fun group. The February meeting will be led by Barbara Jones.
The Travel Committee's next event is:
February 21, 2013 - Jersey Nights-(music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) at the Palace Theater. Cost will be $21 for the ticket and $13 for a pre paid lunch at the Carolina Roadhouse. Contact Wendy Horten. Deadline for payment has passed.
New Horizons – Betty Bond
Our January 8 meeting was a business meeting with lots of good food. The main order of business was to find a new coordinator. Nancy Bradbury has been our coordinator for 3 years and it was time for someone else to take over. Fortunately, Madeline Mahony volunteered her services for 2013. Madeline expects a lot of cooperation from the members and it is up to us to help her. Please sign up to host one of our monthly meetings.
Pat Ferstler agreed to continue serving as our treasurer, and Ellie Dawalt and Betty Camreta agreed to continue posting notices in the bulletin. In the event they cannot attend a meeting, Betty Bond will "fill in" for them.
Our next meeting is February 12. Helen Morrison and Maude Davis will host a covered dish supper. You will be advised by the telephone committee what to bring. Hope to see you there at 5:00 p.m.
We all wish to express our sincere thanks to Nancy Bradbury for her 3 years of faithful service.
Multi-Media Art Classes – Annette DeLisle
If you’re interested in finding your “artistic” talent, please join us each Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. at the POA clubhouse. We work with acrylics, watercolors and oil paint as well as pastels and pencils.
If you’re interested, please stop by on Tuesday afternoons and check us out. You may also contact me at 910-233-5827.
Don’t let your paints dry out!
Quilts were not needed on January 11 when 23 quilters met on a 72 degree day at the beginning of winter! Appropriate for the weather, Carol Naas taught a workshop after the business meeting on how to make a unique beach bag using mesh screening, normally used to screen porches. Rose O’Donnell showed a sample of the Paper Piecing class she will teach in February.
the next meeting on February 8 at in the POA clubhouse, members should come prepared
to pay the $5.00 entrance fee and sign up for Meet
the Quilters in
Visitors and new members are welcome at meetings held on the second Friday of each month through June. Experience is not required since the many talented quilters in the guild are willing to teach beginners.
Garden Club News – Rosemary Connell
The Garden Club will be holding their annual Scholarship Luncheon and Card Party on Wednesday, February 6, at the Surf Club beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are still available. Please contact Debbie O’Dell for tickets at 579-4429. There will be a beautiful gift table. You do not have to play cards to join us. Board games, etc. are welcome.
There will not be a garden club meeting in February as the Scholarship luncheon takes its place.
At our January meeting the owners of Carolina Greenery gave us a wonderful presentation on indoor houseplants and terrariums. We learned such things as: bugs on your plants mean they are probably in the soil as well, most houseplants thrive on indirect light, if your plant is not doing well try moving it to another spot first, and don’t hesitate to cut back any leaves that are not doing well.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Needlework News – Margie Pettersen
The Needlework group assembled at the POA clubhouse on Monday, January 14, 2013. This group meets in the POA Board Room* on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. to sit and knit (or crochet). We have no officers or dues and you’ll find us around the table chatting and working. We stop at 11:30 a.m. to eat our bag lunches and share a dessert brought by a member.
We welcome donations of yarn or needlework supplies of any kind and use the donated yarn for some of our charitable works.
If you’re new to the community and love working with your hands, this is the group for you. You don’t have to be experienced to join us; we have members willing to help with knitting, crocheting, or needlework crafts. Our next meeting will be on February 11, 2013. Rosemary Jones will provide the dessert.
*Please enter through the POA office to access the Board Room.
Book Discussion Group – Margie Pettersen
A lively discussion was held among the members present at our January 18, 2013 meeting about our book selection, Alice’s Piano: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer by Melissa Muller, Reinhold Peichocki, and Alice Herz-Sommer. This is a biography of Alice Herz-Sommer, whose piano playing at the Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942, gave her fellow prisoners some brightness in a time of suffering. This was a very different perspective on the Holocaust since Theresienstadt was a “show” camp the Nazis used for propaganda and conditions were not as grim as in the death camps such as Auschwitz and Treblinka. There were many topics for discussion: the power of music, Chopin’s Etudes, anti-Semitism, and the difficulties faced by Holocaust survivors. After the discussion we gathered in the POA community room for a potluck luncheon to celebrate the new year.
At our next meeting on February 15 we will discuss two historical fiction books: The Wives of Henry Oades" by Johanna Moran and "The Heretic's Daughter" by Kathleen Kent.
The book discussion group meets monthly in the POA library at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of each month and always welcomes newcomers. If you love to read and discuss books, this is the group for you!
New Neighbors – Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen
Rosa, Richard "Rich" and Diane
59 Sunfield Drive
cell phone 973-479-3819 - Diane
cell phone 908-337-1020 - Rich
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Diane
e-mail email@example.com Rich
Rich and Diane are from Somerset, NJ. Rich, before he retired, was the CFO at Grand Bank,NA. Rich described Diane as "still homemaking". He enjoys fishing, golf, and chess. She likes quilting, porcelain painting, and golf. Rich and Diane have two children, Rich and Katie. They share their home with Isabella their golden retriever. Diane and Rich came to love this area after visiting friends here. They are still in the process of unpacking, but look forward to participating in community activities.
Ritter, James "Jim" and Noreen
5 Putter Place
cell 732-740-7326 (Jim)
Jim and Noreen are from Colts Neck, New Jersey. His "back door neighbor" was Bruce Springsteen - their house abutted the Springsteen estate. Before retiring, Jim was a tool designer for Honeywell. Noreen is a homemaker. Noreen enjoys the beach and Jim is an avid golfer. The couple have two daughters and two grandchildren, a boy and a girl. For nine years Jim and Noreen wintered in North Myrtle Beach. Through mutual friends they met Dot Robertiello and that's how they came to Carolina Shores.
Orphan Annie went up to Heaven to be with all the other friends of hers. She wanted to thank all her friends here that she met on her daily walks for their pat on her head and treats. She was about 15 years old and it was her time. We will all miss her.
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The following meetings are held at the POA clubhouse:
The CSPOA Annual Meeting and Election will be February 2 at 3:00 p.m. in the main room of the POA clubhouse.
The CSPOA Board of Directors will meet February 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the main room of the POA clubhouse.
The Architectural Control Committee meets the first and third Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the ACC office.