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 Clerk’s Office. The liens are public documents:
Reminder – Please notify the Business Office (579-2044) if you have a camper, boat, trailer, commercial vehicle, etc. in your driveway overnight.
During the past several months in conjunction with the work of our Advisory Committee, we have met with the POA attorney to review our Declaration of Restrictions (DOR).
An issue that has been brought to our attention is our present system of fines for DOR violations. Our attorney has strongly recommended that we adopt an immediate fine of $100 per day or incident for every violation of every prohibited activity in Section 6 of our DOR. Our attorney’s law firm represents more than two dozen POA/HOAs in southern Brunswick County and has advised us that $100 per day is the standard. With the exception of unauthorized removal or mortal pruning of trees, the board feels this penalty is too harsh for a first violation and we prefer a “stepped” penalty.
At the March 13 board meeting the board unanimously approved restructuring the penalties for violations of the DOR as indicated below. We have asked our attorney to review and make suggestions before our April meeting.
1. A violation of Section 6, subsection 22 of the General Prohibitions and Requirements of the Declaration of Restrictions: “No tree over six (6) inches in diameter shall be removed from any Lot without the prior written consent of the Association. Damage to a tree that causes its demise shall be treated and fined the same as removing a tree without the consent of the Association.” A violation of Section 6, subsection 22 shall incur a fine of $250.00 per tree. Subsequent violations of Section 6, subsection 22 will incur a fine of $500.00 per tree.
With the exception of subsection 22, all other violations of Section 6 will be treated as follows:
All first violations of a subsections of Section
6 of the
All second violations of the same subsection
of Section 6 of the
All third and subsequent violations of the
same subsection of Section 6 of the
THANK YOU TO OUR BULLETIN EDITORS LINDA RUGG and MERRILEE BURNS
APRIL 10 – 9:30 a.m. – BOARD MEETING
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION PARTY – APRIL 21 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ANNUAL PICNIC –
PIZZA PARTY NEAR THE
PIZZA PARTY NEAR THE
HOLIDAY PARTY – DECEMBER 14 , 2013
Report on Capital Reserve Workshop – Kerry Jarrell
On March 6, 2013, the CSPOA board, along with thirteen other CSPOA members, met in a workshop format for the purpose of reviewing the condition of our facilities and recommending projects for funding in the coming year. The opening discussion centered on the timing of the major projects and the impact that those projects would have on the reserve fund balance. After background discussion and identification of all of the various facility components, the group was divided into five committees. The committees were asked to review the projects scheduled in the reserve study for the years 2013 through 2017. They were to prioritize those projects, consider any additional projects that might have become critical since the study was completed, and recommend an amended schedule for capital projects for the next five years.
After more than an hour of discussion, the committees came back together and came to consensus on the following recommendations:
The first priority for 2013 should be replacement of the split-rail fence that runs along Lakeview Drive and along the clubhouse parking lot. Replacement of the fence had been scheduled for 2013 in the original “CSPOA Reserve Study”. The fence prevents egress from Route 179 and from Country Club Drive. The replacement fence should be PVC, vinyl, or some similar material that would resist deterioration from the elements. It was also recommended that, if possible, the fence be constructed of recycled material.
The second priority was refurbishing the interior of the clubhouse. Interior clubhouse renovations had been scheduled for 2012 in the original “CSPOA Reserve Study”. The group recommended the following:
replacement of the flooring in the main hall, restrooms and kitchen
painting throughout including ceilings
replacement of window treatments, blinds and cornices
replacement of furnishings and fixtures except for restroom stalls and partitions
engaging an interior decorator to assist with interior finishes
The third priority was repair or replacement of the fences around the tennis courts and the pool. The pool fence replacement had been scheduled for 2011 and the tennis court fence replacement had been scheduled for 2022 in the original “CSPOA Reserve Study”. The group recommended that the board consider painting the tennis court fence, if possible, since the fence appears to be structurally sound. The group recommended replacing the pool fence as the next phase toward renovating the entire pool facility.
Additional recommendations included:
Brunswick County Recycling Center – Teddy Altreuter
Along with Joyce Dunn, our Town Commissioner, I recently went on a tour of the SONOCO Recycle Facilities in Jacksonville, NC where all of Brunswick County's Recycling Programs sends its co-mingled plastic, paper, cardboard and glass. It was very enlightening and encouraging.
I found it quite interesting to know that, of all of the stuff that goes into that plant, only about 6-7% is unusable and ends up in landfill. (The plant does urge that we rinse out containers before recycling as it keeps the plant from being smelly).
The sorting process at SONOCO is amazing. Huge conveyer belts move the unsorted material past workers who re-route some of the material into bins of like materials while metal, aluminum and glass are rerouted onto separate belts to be ground up and baled immediately.
Paper is gathered from the separate bins, as is plastic, and sent along separate routes to be ground up, compacted and baled in similar processes. Paper can include newsprint, cereal boxes, pizza boxes, any cardboard containers, labels, etc. Almost all kinds of plastics are recyclable.
These giant bales of plastic get sent to manufacturers of plastic lumber and other stuff , in our state and nearby states. Metal scraps from bicycles to cans, etc are bought by scrap metal dealers nearby. Ground up glass gets sent to both glass manufacturers and to road building materials factories to be mixed with other road building materials. Aluminum cans make the most money for the recycler. SONOCO makes most of its money by shipping huge loads of compacted paper and plastic to China through the Port of Wilmington.
It was very interesting to learn that used cardboard boxes such as shipping boxes and grocery cartons are sold, quite locally, to box manufacturers in North and South Carolina. The grocery stores that bale their own boxes and plastic bags, make money from their own recycling of these two items. (SONOCO does NOT want those plastic grocery bags. Apparently they get in the grinding machinery and cause breakdowns the way string messes up our home vacuum cleaners). The grocery stores are glad to recycle them.
More Recycling News– Teddy Altreuter
There will be a Free Dump Day from Monday to Saturday, April 15 to 20. at the County's main Solid Waste Facility just north of the new Brunswick Hospital on the left hand side of Rt. 17. (The usual fees will still be charged at the other convenience sites.)
Materials such as metal, tires, electronics, latex paint and yard debris can all be brought, but must be placed in specially designated areas at the site.
Household Hazardous Waste such as paint, stain, insecticides, pesticides, automobile fluids, pool chemicals, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, CFLs and aerosol cans can be disposed of on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Shallotte Middle School bus parking lot from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will also be a clothing collection there on that day.
A Paper Shredding Truck will be available to all at the County Government Complex on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Free Soil Tests –John Doherty & Pete Gulliver
Did you ever wonder why your neighbor’s shrubs have more flowers than yours? Did you ever wonder why the lawn across the street looks thicker and healthier that yours?
The answer may be simple. Perhaps your neighbors had their soil tested
and are now providing an optimized growing environment for their lawns
and shrubs. You can do the
The procedure is almost painless:
1. Pick up an instruction sheet, a soil sample box and Soil Sample Information Sheet at the POA Business Office.
2. Follow the instructions and fill the soil sample box with your soil sample, complete the Soil Sample Information Sheet and return both to the POA Business Office.
ON TUESDAY MORNINGS we take your soil samples
and your Soil Sample Information
Sheet to the Cooperative Extension Office in
4. NC State tests your soil samples and mails or emails their recommendations for the proper amount of fertilizer, lime, etc. to you.
5. As NC certified Master Gardeners, we can help you turn an intimidating set of recommendations into “homeowner-speak”.
Remember to Save the Date – Sally Nolan
GARDEN CLUB COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Date: April 20, 2013 (Rain Date: April 27, 2013)
Set up time 7:00a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Sale: 8:00 a.m. until noon
Donations can be made to the Garden Club tables or you can rent space for $10.00 to sell your own merchandise. Reserve your space by April 12, 2013. Inside the POA clubhouse, tables are for donated items with proceeds going to CSGC Scholarship Fund
Call Sally Nolan at 910-880-1286 for more information.
SBIC Charity Bike Ride – Mary Pritchard
Where: Ocean Isle Beach
Register online at Active.com or contact Tom Horan at 910-579-5994 or Tom Horan@atmc.net for a registration form. Walk up registration available day of race.
Four Distances: 5 and 10 Mile fun Rides ($20), 30 and 60 Mile Rides ($35).
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Recreation Committee – Pat McKay
The POA ANNUAL RECOGNITION GATHERING to honor all volunteers who served our community in 2012 will be held on SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at PATIO’S TIKI BAR AND RESTAURANT on the Little River Waterfront (behind Sun Cruz).
Please plan on joining us if you volunteered in any capacity last year: .i.e. any committees (ACC, Nominating, Reserve Workshop, etc.), beautification of POA building, helping in the library, with the Thanksgiving Dinner, annual picnic (with setting or cleaning up, selling chances, checking in residents, cooking, leading a game), delivering the bulletin to shut-ins, opening or closing our pool, cleaning up our picnic or tennis courts areas, etc. These are just a few suggestions to help you think about the myriad ways you may have assisted our community.
A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board of the POA for you to add your name in order that we may know how many people plan to attend. If you wish to take a guest to this function, he/she must pay $13 IN ADVANCE to the POA office if they have NOT volunteered in 2012. DEADLINE for signing up is FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013 by 12:00 noon. (Food choices will consist of any menu item plus a drink choice (beer or soda). So, please sign up, and plan to celebrate with our community family as we strive to show you our appreciation in a small way for your efforts and support.
SAVE THE DATE: Our POA ANNUAL PICNIC will be held on SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013, from 12 noon - 3:00 p.m. at our community picnic area. Rain date is Sunday, May 19. The POA will provide hot dogs, rolls, beans, sauerkraut, onions, condiments, ice cream cups, sheet cakes, ice, soda and water this year. A sharing table will also be set up for those who wish to take a dish to share with their neighbors.
Volunteers are needed for all aspects of this picnic, so please phone or email the following committee chairpersons to help.
1. Bingo (Nancy Bradbury, 579-7281)
2. Registration/ Raffle (Margie Pettersen, (860) 307-3175 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Bocce (Pat McKay, 579-9550)
4. Corn Hole Game (Jeanne Zalasko, email@example.com)
5. Putting Contest (Ron Pecina, 575-6877)
6. Set Up and Clean Up (Eileen Nawara, 579-9425)
7. Cooking (Jack & Joanne Bendy, 575-0071)
Players will pay $1 per person to participate in the bocce tournament or putting contest, and first and second place teams will receive a cash prize. Sign up sheets will be at Registration Table.
Only with your assistance can we make this the best picnic ever!
News from the Town of Carolina Shores – Commissioner Joyce Dunn
SAVE THE DATE! The Town of Carolina Shores will celebrate its 15th birthday this fall with a big bash at Town Hall on Saturday, September 21. We hope the event will include good entertainment, festive refreshments, craft and information booths, and lots of other fun things. We need some volunteers to help with the planning of this event. If you are interested, call Joyce Dunn at 575-0825 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Swat A Litterbug – Joyce Dunn
Did you know that if you see someone tossing trash out a car window (or letting it fly off the back of a truck), YOU can help stop them? The North Carolina Department of Transportation has a program called “Swat-A-Litterbug” designed to stop state residents from doing roadside littering. The next time you see someone with a North Carolina license plate littering write down the license place number and go to the NCDOT website, www.NCDOT.org/~Beautification and file a report or call 1-877-368-4968. The NCDOT will send a letter of warning to the litterbug, letting them know that their next offense will result in a fine.
Carolina Shores Quilting Guild – Rose Mary Jones
The Carolina Shores Quilters Guild met on March 8, 2013
with President, Paula Delahunty, sharing that Jerry Bart and the family
of our deceased quilter, Barbara Bart, donated a “van load” of fabric,
patterns, batting and related accessories, which will be stored and
used for charity. Because of
this generous donation many more quilts, stuffed animals and other
items will be sent by our Guild to children hospitalized at Duke and
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Barbara Errickson showed the “Churn Dash” block design members should complete for April. April’s workshop will be Jelly Roll Quilts taught by Carol Naas. Those not making this quilt should bring cutting boards and cutters to cut squares of donated fabric to make kits for charity quilts as well as a bag lunch. Hospitality group will furnish desserts.
After the meeting Pat Roman and Joanne Shropshire of Quilters Cottage Quilt Shop presented a Trunk Show of quilts, hats, purses and other items plus quilting tools and patterns. Members enjoyed shopping from the show items after the presentation.
The next Carolina Shores Quilters meeting will be April 12, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in the POA clubhouse. Guests and new members are welcome. Experience is not required as members willingly teach beginners.
New Horizons Singles – Betty Bond
Instead of our regular March meeting, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day on March17, 2013 at the VFW in Calabash. Everyone enjoyed their corned beef and cabbage; in addition, Pat Ferstler made soda bread that was the highlight of the meal.
Our April meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the POA clubhouse. Jane Mahncke and I plan on having an evening of Bingo. We have a surprise in store regarding the prizes, and it will not cost you a penny. Please mark your calendar and join us. Hope to see all of you there.
Needlework News – Margie Pettersen
The Needlework group assembled at the POA clubhouse on Monday, March 11, 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.
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 you. Our next meeting will be on April 8, 2013. Flo Zydzik will provide the dessert.
*Please enter through the POA office to access the Board Room.
Book Discussion Group – Margie Pettersen
A discussion was held among the members present at our March 15, 2013 meeting about two nonfiction books: Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen and The Man In the Rockefeller Suit by Mark Seal.
There was a mixed reaction to Anna Quindlen’s memoir and her musings about life, friends, faith, and loss. Some found some great quotes worth sharing, while others felt she focused on bad reminders of the past and was shallow in her behavior.
Everyone liked Mark Seal’s book about the self-made career con man and wondered what caused him to assume other personas. Perhaps, it was the need to be accepted as important? It was a fascinating, amazing, and “stranger than fiction!” read.
April is National Poetry Month, so at our next meeting on April 12, 2013 local poet and author, Kitty McDonough, will be sharing her poetry. Members are invited to share or read a poem of their choosing. The poetry reading will be followed by a potluck luncheon. On May 17, 2013, after our book discussion of The Accident by Linwood Barclay, we will watch “Life of Pi” on dvd in the community room while eating our own packed lunches, and discuss this movie afterward.
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 Friends – Flo Pflaster
Flo Pflaster led the March meeting. Sgt. Bert Reaves and Deputy TK Nowell from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach department spoke to the group about crime prevention practices and personal protection strategies. It was a very informative program and the officers stated that they could come back another time and do a program on Women’s Safety.
The April meeting will be led by Mary Anne Ketcham.
Sunday Scramble--Diana Mardall
What a beautiful day to play golf – March 10 at Brierwood. Twenty-eight people played a scramble format, two drives from each player on each nine, and the winners were:
1st - Karl Pettersen, Bill Altreuter, Karen Hertling, Dee Gillin
2nd – Mal McRaild, John Kain, Jean Falls, Elaine Southard
3rd – Joe Franklin, Bob Jones, Martha Hannon, Margie Pettersen
After play most of us adjourned to Starz at Planet Fun for a late lunch.
Our next outing is at Black Bear on April 14, 2013: first tee time is 8.26 a.m., cost is $30 and hosts are Ilse Bateman and Dee Gillen. Aprčs golf to be decided. The signup sheet is posted at the POA clubhouse. Please be at the course half hour before the first tee time (not your tee time).
If you haven’t already paid, please let
would like a “test run” of the group prior to joining (our annual
dues are $12 per player), please call
Carolina Shores Bowling League – Sharon Lynch
This is the end of the 2012-2013 Bowling League season! Last scores of the season, but first I need to tell you about a mistake I made in the February 5 scores. Halla Cramer bowled a 216 game, higher than most men and TOP women's score of the year! Great job Halla!
Bowling scores from February 26 - Men: John Lynch bowled a 213 game with a 569 series, Joe Fioravanti had a 210 game with a 548 series, Art Hahl bowled a 208 game with a 500 series and Mike Riccitelli bowled a 204 game with a 536 series. Women: Ann Britt bowled a 178 game with a 469 series, Gloria Gustavson had a 162 game with a 430 series, Nancy Larkin bowled a 150 game with a 405 series and Sharon Lynch had a 149 game with a 355 series.
Bowling scores from March 5 - Men: Harry Creamer bowled a 200 game with a 485 series, Ron Britt had a 194 game with a 480 series, John Lynch bowled a 176 game with a 488 series and Ray Girard had a 175 game with a 429 series.
Women: Kathy Hahl bowled a 183 game with a 457 series, Karen Oldman had a 176 game with a 395 series, Marie Zaranski bowled a 162 game with a 429 series and Gloria Riccitelli had a 154 game with a 393 series.
Bowling scores from March 12 - Men: Joe Fioravanti bowled a 210 game with a 507 series, Joe Weiler had a 207 game with a 570 series, Ray Girard bowled a 203 game with a 550 series and Mike Riccitelli had a 193 game with a 515 series. Women: Gloria Riccitelli bowled a 169 game with a 493 series, Sharon Lynch had a 162 game with a 468 series, Linda Pennington bowled a 159 game with a 405 series and Pat McKay had a 152 game with a 418 series.
Bowling scores from March 19 - Men: Don Rose bowled a 213 game with a 502 series, Harry Creamer had a 203 game with a 572 series, Joe Farmarco bowled a 192 game with a 467 series and Ron Britt had a 186 game with a 467 series. Women: Beverly Farmarco bowled a 212 game with a 493 series, Karen Oldman had a 179 game with a 457 series, Mary Fran Ryon bowled a 173 game with a 420 series and Linda Pennington had a 168 game with a 424 series.
Thanks to all who made this year FUN! See you in the Fall!
Tennis News – Bob Anthony
Spring has sprung, planting flowers and vegetable plants continue and tennis play at Carolina Shores is heating up. Come join your friends and neighbors for open tennis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. at our beautiful courts. All who show up will get to play. Just bring your racquet and join in the fun. Be sure to wear court shoes so that our tennis courts remain in great shape.
The open tennis folks have decided to begin summer hours play on Monday, May 20, at that time play will begin at 8:30 a.m.---mark your calendar.
Carolina Shores Niners – Joyce Dunn
The Niners celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a scramble tournament followed by a luncheon at Mulligans (where else, right?). First place in the tournament went to the team of Carol Hamilton, Joan O’Neill, Joanne Riedel, and Char Pietrondi(pictured below). The Niners play a relaxed and friendly game of nine holes each Thursday. Players of all skills are invited to come and play with us. For more information contact President Violet Collins at 579-1373.
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Niners are hosting a regional tournament for the Lady Niners groups from Carolina National, Sea Trail, and Brick Landing at our course. If you are interested in playing in that tournament, let us know early, because spaces will be limited!
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New Neighbors -- Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen
If you recently purchased a home in Carolina Shores and have not been greeted by the Welcoming Committee,
please contact Flo at 575-6243 or email@example.com
Thank you to all my wonderful friends and neighbors for the many cards, calls, plants, meals and such a sincere desire to help me through the lost of my best friend and husband Bill.
Sales and Service
EACH SUBMISSION SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 10-15 WORDS OR FOUR LINES
PLEASE REMEMBER THESE ADS NEED TO BE SUBMITTED EVERY MONTH OR ELSE THEY WILL NOT APPEAR IN THE FOLLOWING MONTH’S BULLETIN.
DO NOT LEAVE CAR PARKED AT THE TRASH COMPACTOR WHEN DISCARDING ITEMS IN THE RECYCLE BINS
The following meetings are held at the POA clubhouse:
The CSPOA Board of Directors will meet April 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the main room of the POA clubhouse.
The Architectural Control Committee meets the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the ACC office.
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