To Contact Board Members or the POA: 579-2044 or e-mail at

Board Members:  Al Franklin – President, Bob Jones – Vice President, Kerry Jarrell – Treasurer,

Joyce Dunn – Secretary/Director, Brent Horten Director, Marlene Stewart – Director


Merrilee Burns – Co-Editor   Linda Rugg – Co-Editor

CSPOA web site:

Message from the BoardAl Franklin, President


It looks like most, if not all, of the storm debris  has been picked up and hauled away.  Thanks to the Town of Carolina Shores for the removal of the debris.


In the next few weeks the POA will be checking all vacant lots in the community for damaged trees, overgrowth, etc.  If these vacant lots have damaged trees or overgrowth, owners will be notified to clean up the property.  We hope that cleaning up the vacant property will reduce the chance of damage to adjoining property.


The Board of Directors at the March meeting voted to have Jack Bendy fill the vacant director's position.  Jack Bendy will be in charge of grounds.  The Board of Directors would like to welcome Jack and look forward to working with him.


On April 6, 2014 there will be a volunteer appreciation party at the POA clubhouse from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  If you have volunteered your time for the POA in the last year, please plan to attend and bring your spouse or significant other.  Many of the activities in our community would not happen if we did not have residents willing to give their time for our community.  To all the volunteers, you do a great job.  THANK YOU.


There will be a "free dump" week April 14 - 19, 2014.  Residents should bring items to the Brunswick County Landfill.  It's located at 172 Landfill Road NE in Bolivia, not far off US 17.  Coming from the southwest end of the county, you would turn left on Galloway Road (near Business 17, Old Ocean Highway and Brunswick County Academy) and then turn left onto Landfill Road. 


There are a few details about free dump week at  Please call Amanda Hutcheson if you have any questions.














How to Submit Articles to the Bulletin

The DEADLINE for submitting articles for the Bulletin is 5:00 p.m. on the 20th of each month for the following month’s issue.

YOU MUST EMAIL ARTICLES  to:  cspoabulletin@gmail.comDo not use the office email.  Be sure to include the name of the activity in the “subject” line of your email.  Thank you.



Message from the Editors – Linda and Merrilee


When submitting articles for the Bulletin, please write them in Times New Roman and 11pt font.  Since everyone does not have the same type of computer and same software, the articles at times come into our email really weird.  We're hoping this cuts down on the time we have to spend trying to make sense of some of the articles.  We greatly appreciate your help with this.  Thank you!



Capital Reserve Workshop Kerry Jarrell


On April 21, 2014, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., the CSPOA will conduct a Capital Reserve workshop for the purpose of reviewing projects and funding in the Capital Reserve Fund in 2014.  While the workshop will provide current information on the conditions of our amenities, this will primarily be a work session.  Participants will be called on to study and evaluate projects based on need and desirability.  Due to the format of this meeting, the number of participants will be limited.  Members interested in contributing to this most important activity should contact Kerry Jarrell at 910-575-2103.



ACC Corner – Bob Jones, Board V.P. and Joe Martere, ACC Chairperson


This month we would like to talk about trailers.  The DOR restricts any trailer from being parked overnight at any home or lot.  If you have the need to keep an RV, boat and trailer or a camper overnight on your property, you need to call and notify the ACC at the POA office.  If the office is closed leave a message stating the day and time, and how long you will have the trailer on property.


In case of a storm such as we had last month, the requirement of calling the office is waived for a period of two weeks.  You are also asked to have the storm debris cleaned from your property within 30 days.  This ensures that our community retains the clean, well kept appearance we all enjoy.


As a property owner you should require any contractor, tree or any others, to produce a current Certificate of Insurance and a Business License from the town.  This absolves you of the responsibility for damages or injuries caused during the work process.  It is the property owner's responsibility to get permits from the POA first and then get the permit from the town.


Please call the ACC at 579-2044 with any questions you may have.



Bocce lessons, anyone?Recreation Committee


Since we have new Bocce courts, we would like to get more people interested in using them. Sue O’Reilly (579-3773) and Lil Capuano (575-2189) have volunteered to lead an informal instructional lesson on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at the bocce courts.  If you are interested, give one of them a call.  Maybe we can get another weekly group organized.



Free Soil Tests are Back John Doherty and Pete Gulliver


Starting on April 1, 2014 the NC Cooperative Extension is again offering FREE SOIL TESTS. 


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 same!  FREE soil sample kits with instructions are available at our POA Business Office. 


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.

3.      We take your soil samples and your Soil Sample Information Sheet to the Cooperative Extension Office in Bolivia (from there it goes to NC State in Raleigh).

4.      NC State tests your soil samples and emails their recommendations for the proper amount of fertilizer, lime, etc. to you.

5.      As NC certified Master Gardeners, we can help you turn what may be an intimidating set of recommendations into “homeowner-speak”.



Southport Spring Festival Catherine Sludds


Please come out and welcome Spring in style at The Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years, at Franklin Square Park.

Date and Time:  April 18, 2014 (Good Friday), 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

                         April 19, 2014 (Saturday), 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


This festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children's activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors.  Included is a Chili Cook-off, so get your taste buds ready to vote for the People's Choice Award!  There will also be a 5K Run/Walk. 


For general information about the event contact Downtown Southport, Inc. at (910) 279-4616

Information about the Craft Show, contact Marion Martin at (910) 620-2308.




Spring Yard Sale Event – Garen Waters


The Carolina Shores Garden Club Scholarship Committee will be sponsoring a spring yard sale.  The planned date is Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The time is 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  Spaces are available for $10.00 each.  (Provide your own table.)  You can arrange for your space by calling Sally Nolan at (910) 880-1286.


If you have any items you would like to donate for the sale, these items can be brought to the POA clubhouse on Friday evening, the 11th, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  These items will be sold inside the POA clubhouse with all proceeds being donated to the CSGC Scholarship Fund.  Bake sale items will also be available for purchase inside the POA clubhouse the day of the sale.



Table Cloths Needed– Joyce Dunn

 Do you have any old cotton or linen table cloths you no longer use?  The POA clubhouse could use them!  We are looking for table cloths of any size or shape or color that are in good condition.  If you have some and would like to donate them, please call Joyce Dunn at 575-0825 or email



Annual Picnic - Pat McKay


Our POA Annual Picnic will be held on Sunday, May 25, 2014 (Memorial Day Weekend), from 2:30-5:30 p.m. (note the later time) at our community picnic area.  Rain date is Monday, May 26 .  The POA will provide hot dogs, rolls, condiments, ice, paper products, soda and water this year.  This year we are encouraging people to gather a group to sit together and share your side dishes with that group.  Make room at your table for those who come alone and are sitting by themselves.  We are going to have a table decorating contest with a Memorial Day theme.  Bring your own tablecloths and decorations.  Prizes will be given for the best one!


As usual, volunteers are needed for all aspects of this picnic, so please think about which of the following activities you would either like to chair or assist with:  Bingo, Registration, Raffle, Bocce, Corn Hole Game, Putting Contest, Set Up and Clean Up, Cooking, and 9-Hole Scramble.  A token fee will be charged to participants for some of the games, with winners receiving the monies.  We always need lots of volunteers to share the work load to make this event run smoothly and enjoyably for all.  To volunteer, please call Barbara Hartnett at 579-0014.


The morning of the picnic we will be having a 9 Hole Golf Scramble at the golf course at 11 a.m.  Afterwards, those who participated can come to the picnic for food, fellowship and prizes for the winners.  There will be a signup sheet at the golf course clubhouse and the POA clubhouse bulletin boards for this event.  Cost for the scramble will be $19 for non-members.


Lastly and most importantly is that you will need a ticket per person to attend the picnic.  This will prevent us from having too much or too little food.  Announcements will be made as to when you may go to the POA office to pick up your tickets.



Tennis News Bob Anthony


Spring has arrived and the tennis courts are busy.  If you have been away from tennis for a while, a good way to get back into it is through our open tennis program.  Open tennis occurs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. and everyone gets to play.  Just bring your racquet, wear court shoes and join your friends and neighbors for some fun and exercise.


Just a note for all current and former tennis players.  Marie and Jarvis Baillargeon will be making a permanent move back to New York State to join much of their family already residing there.  Jarvis has played tennis with us for many years and Marie has always been a big supporter of the Carolina Shores Tennis Program.  For those who would like to reminisce and say "Hi and Goodbye" to them, there will be a reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the POA clubhouse.  There will be light refreshments available and anyone wanting to bring a snack to share is certainly welcome to do so.  And as always, it is BYOB.  Hope all who are available will stop in to say farewell to a special couple.  In order to plan for this event, please advise Jill Binseel of your intentions to attend by calling her at 579-1282.



Carolina Shores Niners Joyce Dunn

The Carolina Shores Niners is a group of women who enjoy playing nine holes of golf.  We play every Thursday morning.  We welcome players of all skill levels.  Guest players from other communities are also welcome to come, play with us, and become a member if you like.  The signup sheet for our weekly play is at the Carolina Shores Golf Club.  You must sign up by Monday close of business in order to play that week.  For more information, contact our President, Rose Mary Jones, at 579-9338.



Renegade News Debbie Creamer

St. Patrick's Day Golf and Dinner was held on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Beachwood Golf Course for golf and dinner at Flynn's Irish Pub.  Game format for golf was "Shamble"—Scramble with an Irish Twist:  use best drive then play your own ball to green; take two low nets per hole as team score; use two drives per player.  Teams were not able to finish 18 holes due to delay in start time; therefore, changed to a 9 hole tournament.

Front Nine Winning Teams

First Place:  "The Druids" Team Score 51 - Debbie Creamer, Pat Soule, Jay Leskowicz, Sandy Howard.

Second Place:  "The Dubliners" Team Score 53 - Linda Mullins, Violet Collins, George Bridges, Debbie O'Dell.

Third Place:  "The Fenians (Rebels)" Team Score 54 - Carolyn Bosman, Betty Johnston, Tom Nally, Joe Clark.



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Back Nine Winning Teams

First Place:  "The Celts"-Team Score 51 - Gloria Crane, Lin Penta, Art Hahl, Will Groner.

Second Place:  "The Leprechauns" Team Score 52 - Jane Jordan, Sharon Clark, Mal MacRaild, Gary Hertling.

Third Place:  "The Fianna (Warriers)" Team Score 56 - Karen Hertling, Sally Nolan, Bill Harniman, Larry O'Dell..



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Thanks to our co-chairpersons, Jane Jordan and Gloria Crane, for a great day and evening


Chairpersons for our regular weekly play in April are Susan Jarrell and Dolores Sanborn.  Tee Times for April start at 8:52 a.m.  Check signup sheet weekly in case of changes.


The Ladies Away golf event will be held June 4-6, 2014.  Co-chairpersons are Kathy Harniman and Sharon Clark.  All information on away trip and the signup sheet is posted on the Renegade's bulletin board at the Golf Pro Shop.


Weekly Play:  Renegades play every Thursday morning at the Carolina Shores Golf Club.  This is a friendly and sociable group.  If you have just moved to the area and enjoy golf or have lived here for years and have decided you would like to play golf in a league, you may contact our president, Martha Hannon at 579-8194 or Debbie Creamer at 575-8163 for more details.



Sunday Scramble--Diana Mardall


The Scramble Group’s outing on March 9, 2014 was at Lockwood Folly.  Twenty stalwart souls played despite the Daylight Savings, which went in effect that day (your president was not one of them!).  Carolyn and Bob Bosman hosted a very enjoyable day; the game was best ball using two drives from each player on each nine.  The winners were:


1st - Karl Pettersen, Doug Falls, Will Groner, Maggie Coulman

2nd - Kerry Jarrell, Frank Pritchett, Dee Gillin, Margie Pettersen

3rd - Mal MacRaild, Bob Bosman, Jean Falls, Joyce Dunn


April play will be at Crown Park, first tee time 9:00 a.m. and the cost is $29.  Kerry and Susan Jarrell will be hosting. The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the POA clubhouse.  If you have any questions, please call Kerry or Susan at 575-2103.


New members are always welcome.  If you would like a “test run” of the group prior to joining, please call Diana Mardall at 910-575-7804 or simply sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in the POA clubhouse.  If you are a new potential member signing up, please leave a phone number on the signup sheet so we can contact you if need be.



Carolina Shores Quilting Guild Nancy Sneska


On Friday, March 14, 2014, Morie Austin led instruction on making bindings and borders for quilts, and used her own beautifully finished quilts to explain final touches.


Ten members attended the Meet the Quilters luncheon held in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.


The workshop of our April 11, 2014 meeting will be to make favors for the May luncheon with the Oak Island Quilters.  Our Guild and theirs have been sharing challenges and luncheons each May for quite a few years.  This year is our turn.  Our challenge is for each guild to make patriotic blocks that will be made into quilts at a later date.  Each guild can determine whether to use it for a raffle or a donation.  Please bring pins, needles, scissors and small pieces of patriotic fabric if you have some.


The quilters meet at the POA at 9:30 on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.  Quilting experience is not a requirement to join, we have many mentors.  Come and meet our friendly and talented group.



Needlework NewsMargie Pettersen


The Needlework group assembled at the POA clubhouse on Monday, March 10, 2014.  This group meets in the POA boardroom 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 14, 2014.  Barbara Roth will provide the dessert.


Please enter through the POA office to access the Board Room.



New Friends Flo Pflaster


Margie Pettersen led the March meeting starting with an introduction of several women attending for their first time.  Some announcements included letting us know of the annual Community Yard sale on April 12, 2014.  Along with people selling their stuff, the Garden Club will be selling baked goods.  Box top labels for education are being collected for schools.  If you have any, please bring them to the POA and deposit them in the boxes provided.  It’s for a really good cause!  The Care Team needs a new coordinator.  People who may need some short term assistance, such as dog walking, transportation to a doctor’s appointment, meals, etc, can contact the coordinator to find a volunteer to help out.  Contact Joyce Dunn if interested.


Margie led the group as each one told of an incident that had happened while on vacation.  Some were funny and some were of near disasters!  A group then went to Mulligan’s in Little River to enjoy a delicious lunch!


Mark your calendars and read this column monthly so you don’t miss out on these fun events!  New Friends meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the POA clubhouse unless otherwise announced.  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 remember to bring a non perishable food item for the SBIC pantry.


April’s meeting will be led by Barbara Jones.




Multi-Media Art Classes – Annette DeLisle you have painted in the past or if you’re interested in beginning, please join us each Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the POA clubhouse.  Join us and either find or rekindle your “artistic” talent.  We work with acrylics, watercolors, oil paint as well as pastels and pencils.  From beginning artists to advanced, we have them all.  Why not begin 2014 with us.  We'd love to have you!


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!



Book Discussion Group – Margie Pettersen


TransAtlantic:  A Novel by Colum McCann, and A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy were discussed at our March 21, 2014 meeting.  It was fitting that Irish authors penned both of these books; since March is the month we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Quality writing and engaging characters made both books popular with the group.  


Award-winning author McCann intertwines Irish and American history in this marvelous book that touches on several important historical events:  thrilling transatlantic flights in the early 20th century, the Irish potato famine of mid-1800s, and the turmoil in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.


A Week in Winter gives us a glimpse of quiet village life in a seaside Irish town.  Maeve Binchy paints wonderful images in our mind of the Irish countryside and the beauty of the windswept cliffs along the coast.  


At our next meeting on April 18, 2014 we will discuss The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer.  Since April is National Poetry Month, local poet and author, Kitty McDonough, will read several poems.  There will be a potluck luncheon afterwards.


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 Horizons SinglesJune Wilkinson

Our March meeting was to attend the corn beef and cabbage dinner at the VFW.  About 18 people came and enjoyed the food and fellowship.  We thank Madeline Mahony for her work to call everyone, collect the money and get tickets to those who were going.


Our April meeting will be at the Carolina Shores POA clubhouse on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.  There will be a fun activity and food to be shared.  We are a friendly group and we would welcome any singles to come and join us.



New Neighbors  – Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen


Name: Homer and Barbara Murdock

Address: 82 Carolina Shores Dr

Phone: 828-413-0438



Homer and Barbara bought this house about 3 years ago and just moved in this February.  He is a minister and together they have traveled around the world caring for the orphaned and poor.  They moved here from Todd, NC (near Boone) and will continue to help the church in that area.  They like fishing, boating and hiking and are busy settling into their new home.  They have a son in Denver and a daughter in York, SC.  They have three grandchildren as well.


Name: Colin and Charlotte Shoemaker

Address: 15 Court 3 NW Dr

 e-mail :


Colin and Charlotte have owned homes in this area for several years and have now decided to purchase this home-planning to split their time between here and their hometown of Wilkesboro, NC.  She is a retired nurse and he is a retired controller for a furniture company.  They have one daughter who lives with her husband in Winston-Salem.  They love to walk, read and stroll on the beach.


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












In Memoriam


Gilda Mannino

Gerry McCumby

Nathaniel Peavy




Sales         and       Service

Dog walking or sitting in my home for the day or while you are on vacation.  Must bring to my house and must be housebroken.  $10.00 per day.  Call Mae Kerr at 575-2209.

Computer Repairs- Do you need your computer fixed or upgrade/downgrade to Windows 7?  Call Vaughn MacEntee at 575-7515.

Golf Clinics $25 each or private lessons at Thistle Golf Club with Martin Sludds, PGA Golf Coach.  910-368-5669.

Piano, Violin lessons.  Graduate of New England Conservatory.  Call Susan Scott at 910-579-0887.

 Need Help!  Are you looking for someone to sit with your husband or take him to the doctor, etc.?  Call Arnold (pool security) at 910-575-6428.

Moving/Organization - whether selling your house or just need to organize or refresh, call Grace at 910-575-5369.  Satisfaction a certainty.  Free Estimates.

 Ladies' Massage Party - Fun and relaxation with friends and a massage, too! All are good for you! Hostess receives complimentary massage. Call  910-575-5975 for details . Gloria Schroppe NC Lic. # 6366

Experienced home health care provider, certified in CPR and First Aid is seeking employment for full or part-time position, hours and time are flexible day or night.  Please call Shawn at 910-363-7209.

Personal Assistant/Concierge - Errands; Doctors Visits; Grocery/Gift Shopping; Correspondence; Professional Party/Event Planner - Trusted State-Licensed CS Neighbor - Reliable, Resourceful, Energetic  Call Karen at 910-880-0506

Mary Kay Cosmetics -  Contact Ester Malmfeldt for any of your needs and receive that day.  I have been in the business for 35 years.  Call 910-579-638 or email


 Avon Are you looking for an Avon representative?  Call Mae at 575-2209.


Honest and Reliable- Do you need someone to clean your house, camper, condo or office?  I also do Baby and Pet sitting.  Call Whitney at 910-363-7588.

Wanted - Looking for a used FREEZER.  Please call Mike Modlin at 575-0139.  Thank You.







APRIL 2014













1:00 Multi Media Painting




9:15 Tai Chi Chih

1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Duplicate Bridge




9:30 Mah Jongg 


7:00 Men’s Poker



1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 Men’s Poker



8:15 Tai Chi Chih







9:15 Tai Chi Chih

1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row

6:30 Ladies Poker



10:30 New Friends


1:00 Multi Media Painting


5:00 New Horizons



9:30  Board Mtg.

1:00 Garden Club

7:00 Duplicate Bridge




9:30 Mah Jongg 


7:00 Men’s Poker



9:00 Quilter Guild


1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 Men’s Poker



8:15 Tai Chi Chih


8:00 Garden Club Yard Sale




Sunday Scramble Group



9:15 Tai Chi Chih

10:00 Needlework

1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row

6:30 Ladies Poker




1:00 Multi Media Painting




9:15 Tai Chi Chih

1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Duplicate Bridge




9:30 Mah Jongg 


7:00 Men’s Poker



10:00 Book Discussion Group


1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 Men’s Poker



8:15 Tai Chi Chih







9:15 Tai Chi Chih

1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row

6:30 Ladies Poker




1:00 Multi Media Painting




9:15 Tai Chi Chih

10:30 Mexican Train

1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Duplicate Bridge



9:30 Mah Jongg 


3:30 Renegades Mtg.


7:00 Men’s Poker



9:00 Quilter Guild


1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 Men’s Poker



8:15 Tai Chi Chih




9:15 Tai Chi Chih

1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row 6:30 Ladies Poker




1:00 Multi Media Painting




9:15 Tai Chi Chih

1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Duplicate Bridge






Regularly Scheduled Events

POA Clubhouse

Exercise Class      Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:00 a.m.

Tennis Court

Tennis                    Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 9:00 a.m.


Recycle Center Schedule

Windshield Sticker Required

Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays 7:00 a.m. 12:00 noon

Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Closed Fridays and Sundays



Please Note: in 2014 the Recycle Center will close on the following holidays:

Labor Day, Monday, September 1; Thanksgiving, November 27-28; and Christmas, December 24-25. 




                                                                                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 9, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the POA clubhouse.

                                                                                The Architectural Control Committee meets the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the ACC office.



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