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.


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

CSPOA web site:                  

Message from the BoardAl Franklin, President


The Property Owners Association (POA) new Board of Directors, Joyce Dunn, Al Franklin, Brent Horten, Kerry Jarrell, Bob Jones and Marlene Stewart, met on February 10, 2014 to elect officers.  The newly elected officers are as follows:  President - Al Franklin, Vice President - Bob Jones, Treasurer - Kerry Jarrell and Secretary - Joyce Dunn.


Also once again I want to thank Mike Riccitelli and Linda Pennington for their years of service on the Board of Directors.


A special thanks to Pete Gulliver, who resigned from the Board of Directors, for his many years of service.  Pete served as a member and Chairman of the Architectural Control Committee.  He also served as a Board member and President of the POA.  THANK YOU, Pete.


The ice storm caused a lot of damage from fallen tree limbs in our community.  We have not heard of any of our residents being injured and hope that is the case.  A few homes had roof damage and broken windows from the falling limbs.  If you had damage from limbs falling from trees on a vacant lot please come to the POA office and fill out a complaint form.  A letter will be sent to the owner notifying them of the damage.  The owner may then have the trees trimmed or removed.


Hopefully, by the time you read this bulletin your storm debris will have been picked up by the town contractor.  If not, please be patient as there is an enormous amount of debris to be removed.  We all hope this is the end of winter!


The POA can always use volunteers for our committees.  If interested, please contact the POA office.  It is fun helping and meeting new people.


This starts the year 2014 for the POA.  Let's have another successful year like the last several years.  We can with your help and suggestions.


The POA ANNUAL RECOGNITION GATHERING to honor all volunteers who serve our community will be held on SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the POA clubhouse.

Please plan on joining us if you volunteer in any capacity in our community:  i.e. any committees (Recreation, 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, cleaning up our picnic or tennis courts areas, etc. These are just a few suggestions to help you think about the many ways you may have assisted our community.

A signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the POA clubhouse for you to add your name in order that we may know how many people plan to attend.  You may also call or email Joyce Dunn at 575-0825 or  DEADLINE for signing up is FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014 by 12:00 noon 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.








Reminder- all group and club leaders need to fill out signup sheets for 2014 to reserve your time and dates for the clubhouse.








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.



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”.



NARFE -- Ester Malmfeldt


NARFENARFE (National Association of Retired Federal Employees and Retired Postal Employees) meets at the ELKS in Calabash on the first Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. for lunch and the meeting begins at 12:00 noon.  We welcome new members.  Come on out and check us out and consider joining.  Contact Ester Malmfeldt, 910-579-0638 or for information.  





Newcomers Pat Ferstler

Now that you are settled in and enjoying your home and surroundings, do you find you have time on your hands?  It's time for you to explore.  I'd like to invite you to "Ladies Cards" at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. 


We play "Kings Row", which is a form of Canasta.  No prior experience necessary.  We will teach you.  We play for fun.  This is a way to meet your neighbors and enjoy an afternoon.  For information, call Pat at 910-579-1980



St. Patrick's Day Festival and ParadeCatherine Sludds


The 26th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade will be held on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, March 15, 2014.  This one day rain or shine event brings approximately 25,000 people to celebrate being Irish and welcome the coming of Spring.


A parade begins the day at 9.00 a.m. followed by two stages of live music and a children's area with rides and amusements from 11.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.  Approximately 150 crafters will display their arts and crafts along Main Street, and food vendors will serve a variety of treats.


A great day out for all.  Come join the fun and wear your green!



Needlework NewsMargie Pettersen


The Needlework group assembled at the POA clubhouse on Monday, February 10, 2014.  This group meets on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m. to sit and knit or crochet.


Numerous baby items, such as hats, blankets and baby sweaters were donated to the pediatric wing of the local hospital.  Kudos to Barbara Roth, our marathon knitter, whose prodigious efforts every month comprise the bulk of our charitable donations!  We always appreciate donations of yarn to be used for our charitable works.  Even small balls of yarn left over from projects are used and incorporated into beautiful multi-colored lap quilts, donated to hospice.  Call Margie Pettersen at 860-307-3175 if you have yarn to donate, or drop off yarn and put it in the Needlework bins located in the closet near the POA library.


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.  After we meet, we eat our bag lunches and share a dessert.  Pat Foley will be providing dessert at our next meeting, March 10, 2014.


Please note: this group meets in the POA board room.  Please enter through the POA office so as not to interfere with the exercise group in progress.




New Friends Rose Mary Jones


Thirty women braved the rainy, cold weather to attend the New Friends meeting on February 11, 2014 in the POA clubhouse.  Joyce Disano led the meeting.  Despite the planned speaker not showing up, a lively discussion of movies members have seen recently and enjoyed, or not, and their favorites for Academy Awards winners was informative. 


Marge Pettersen renewed her request for support for Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School where she is a substitute teacher.  The school collects both Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education coupons found on many food and household product packaging.  Residents are asked to save these and give them to Margie or put them in the boxes Margie placed in the larger supply closet in the clubhouse.  Schools can redeem these for much needed educational and sports equipment. 


Linda Pennington was congratulated for her recent completion of service on the POA Board.  Marlene Stewart was congratulated for her recent election to the Board where she was selected to lead the Recreation Committee.  Marlene introduced Al Franklin, the new President of the Board.  He asked New Friend members to volunteer on the various committees.  At Marlene's request, members submitted numerous ideas for activities the Recreation Committee can consider for 2014.  Lunch followed at Papas Pizza Wings and Things. 


New Friends is open to all ladies in Carolina Shores who want to meet someone new or learn something new about the area.  There are no officers, dues or other commitments; just show up and take part in the discussions.  You do not need to be new to Carolina Shores to be a New Friend.


Sharon Donahue volunteered to lead the March meeting. 



New Horizons SinglesJune Wilkinson

Our meeting on February 11, 2014 was attended by 10 people who braved the bad weather to come out. There was good food and good fellowship.  We thank Betty Bond for organizing a trivia game with interesting tricky questions.  


For our March meeting we will go to the VFW for the corned beef and cabbage dinner on Sunday, March 16, 2014.  Cost is $10.00 and tickets can be purchased at the door.  A New Horizon member usually makes an excellent Irish soda bread to be shared.  We are a friendly group and we would welcome any singles to come and join us.     



Book Discussion Group – Margie Pettersen


Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue, and Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah were discussed at our February 21, 2014 meeting.  Both were books with serious dramatic issues based on historical or current events.  Room is a gut-wrenching account of a young mother and her 5-year son who are being held captive and kept in a small one-room shed.  It is told from the point of view of the son whose mother has lovingly tried to give his life a semblance of normalcy in a horrific situation.  It was hard not to be mesmerized by this page-turning book.  Parallels were drawn to similar real life kidnap and hostage situations involving young children born in captivity.


Winter Garden, an historical fiction book, set in Russia, chronicles the siege of Leningrad during World War II and the privations that this entailed.  It is told through the narrative of a father, who five decades later, is telling his two daughters about the harrowing life of their mother, Anya. This was another hard-to-put down poignant tale.


These two books led to an interesting discussion of how the relationship between a mother and her children is affected by circumstance and environment, and how the point of view of the narrative influences the reader’s perception and interest in the novel.

At our next meeting on March 21, 2014 we will discuss TransAtlantic: A Novel by Colum McCann OR A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy.


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. 



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 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!



Carolina Shores Quilting Guild Nancy Sneska


Lucy Timmerman lead the ‘quilt as you go’ workshop at the February 28, 2014 meeting.


Our March business meeting and instructional workshop on ‘Borders and Bindings’ will be held the second Friday, March 14, 2014.  Morie Austin will be leading the demonstration. 


Remember, May will be our luncheon with Oak Island Quilters.  If any member has not received the challenge kit, be sure to acquire it from Halla Cramer. 


The guild welcomes anyone interested in sewing and you do not need to have quilting experience.   Come as a guest and enjoy our friendly and talented group.  We meet the second Friday of each month at the POA clubhouse at 9:30 a.m.



Tennis News Bob Anthony


THE END IS NEAR for cold, yucky weather, that is.  This is the month during which Spring arrives and mild weather commences.  It's time to shed that winter coat and get ready for bathing suit season.  And what better way to do that than to exercise off those extra pounds by playing tennis with your friends and neighbors during Open Tennis.  This tennis is for all Carolina Shores residents in good standing and their guests.  Open tennis occurs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All skill levels are welcome.


Just a gentle reminder that smoking is prohibited on the tennis courts as outlined in the "Rules & Regulations For The Use And Care Of The Tennis Courts" for the Carolina Shores Property Owners Association.  I'm raising this issue because recently we have found discarded cigarette butts on the courts.  Please follow the rules and remind your guests to do the same--NO SMOKING ON THE TENNIS COURTS!



Renegade News Debbie Creamer

Chairpersons for our regular weekly play in March are Dee Gillin and Pauline Millosky.  Tee Times for March is 8:52 a.m.  Check the signup sheet weekly in case of changes.  


The St. Patrick's Day Golf Tournament will be played on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Beechwood Golf Course, and dinner that night is at Flynn's Pub.  The signup sheet is posted on the bulletin board in the Pro Shop.  Thanks go to our hosts Jane Jordan and Gloria Crane. 


Ladies Spring Away Trip will be held June 3 - 5, 2014.  More information will be coming soon from hosts Sharon Clark and Kathy Harniman.


We welcome another new member, Violet Collins.  She formerly played with the Niners.


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


Twenty-one avid golfers ventured out for the Scramble Group’s outing on February 9, 2014 at Oyster Bay.  It was extremely wet, but the sun was shining and the day gradually warmed up.  Thank you to our hosts, Jean and Doug Falls.  We played Cha Cha Cha using the best drive, then everyone hit their own ball in.  A late lunch at Oyster Bay rounded out the day.  We had one potential new member, Rich Gagliano, who joined us.


Winners were:  1st – Keith Rogerson, Bill Altreuter, Joyce Dunn, Rich Gagliano; 2nd – Frank Pritchard, Carolyn Bosman, Elaine Southard (match of cards); 3rd – Doug Falls, Joe Franklin, Maggie Coulman, Teddy Altreuter.  Closest to the Pin:  Ladies – Ilse Bateman;  Men – Joe Gallo.


March play will be at Lockwood Folly, first tee time 9:00 a.m. and the cost is $37.  Carolyn and Bob Bosman will be hosting.  The signup sheet is on the bulletin board in the POA clubhouse.  If you have any questions, please call Carolyn or Bob at 575-4307. 


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 Niners Joyce Dunn

The Carolina Shores Niners welcome new members.  We are a group of women who enjoy playing nine holes of golf every Thursday morning.  We welcome players of all skill levels.  Guest players from other communities are also welcome to play with us and become member if you like.  The signup sheet for our weekly play is at the Carolina Shores golf Club.  You must sign up by close of business on Monday in order to play that week. 


For more information, contact our President, Rose Mary Jones, at 579-9338.



New Neighbors  – Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen


Fitzwater, Curtis and Victoria (Vicki) Messner

11 Gate 12

cell phone 910-620-8990



Having previously lived in the area, when the opportunity arose to return, Curtis and his wife, Vicki, picked Carolina Shores.  Prior to coming to the area, the couple lived in Rutherfordton, NC where Curtis owned a small truck company.  He is currently employed by Garris Evans Lumber Company.  Vicki is retired from the Army.  She had been a dental hygienist.  Curtis had been in the Air Force.  She has two children and a four year old grandson.  The couple are dog fanciers.  They own six wonderful dogs--four Pekingese, a Schnauzer, and a Pomeranian poodle.


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




Thanks to all for the prayers, masses, wonderful cards and calls during my recent illnesses.  Best neighbor Pearl and good friend Linda have been invaluable!  Love, Ann Nice



In Memoriam


Lois Teschler

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.




MARCH 2014
















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




9:30 Mah Jongg 


7:00 Men’s Poker




1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 Men’s Poker



8:15 Tai Chi Chih




Sunday Scramble Group




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 Meeting


1:00 Garden Club



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


2:30 Fairway Villas Annual Meeting




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





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


1:00 Ladies Cards




9:30 Mah Jongg 


7:00 Men’s Poker


9:00 Quilter Guild


1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 Men’s Poker





9:15 Tai Chi Chih

1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row 6:30 Ladies Poker







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. 






The following meetings are held at the POA clubhouse:


The CSPOA Board of Directors will meet March 12, 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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