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

Al Franklin – President, Peter Kirkby – Vice President, Kerry Jarrell – Treasurer, Joyce Dunn – Secretary, Marlene Stewart – Director, Jack Bendy – Director

Diana Mardall- Director and Clint Finger-Director


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

CSPOA web site:

Message from the BoardAl Franklin, President


HAPPY SPRING, it is finally here.  Now all the yard work starts.


The POA Board has filled the open position on the Board.  Clint Finger is the Director.  He will oversee the pool and the maintenance in the POA building.  Welcome Clint, thanks for accepting the position.


If anyone is interested in becoming a pool attendant please contact the POA office.


The POA still needs some more volunteers.  It is fun and it gives individuals a sense of pride that you helped the community.


Many members have been asking about the status of the Declaration of Restrictions (DoR ).  The Board has been working on the DoR and had hope to have it completed by now, but with the holidays and sickness, we are behind schedule.  After reviewing the community survey on the DoR, the advisory committee’s suggestions, and meeting with the POA attorney, it was advised by the attorney not to grandfather anything.  Under guidance of the attorney, we are looking at two options:  one is to try and change the DoR; and second is to establish a rules and regulations document.  We are trying to get this completed so we can get it to the attorney for their review.  I hope this answers your questions about the status of the DoR project.


With spring weather and summer soon to follow, some residents will be getting boats, campers and motor homes ready for use.  Please keep in mind that boats, campers and motor homes can NOT be kept on property over night.  Years ago a resolution was passed by the Board to allow overnight parking for a few days.  That resolution changed the DoR without the membership approving the change.  Our DoR has to be the same as the one on file at the offices of Brunswick County.


The Architectural Control Committee ( ACC ) will be conducting a onetime drive by inspection to note any violations of the DoR.  This is being done to try and get every resident in compliance with the DoR.  The results of the community survey on the DoR said that the residents wanted the DoR followed.  An example of this is there are many air conditioner units and gas tanks that do not have any screening and they can be seen from the street, a violation of Section 6, Subsection 19 of the DoR.  Many of the units look new, so it looks like the screen was not put back around the units.


Brunswick County Solid Waste is having a free dump week April 13 through 18, 2015.  The county is also having a free shred event on April 24, 2015.  The shred truck will be parked between buildings B and G at the county complex.


One last item.  One of our residents came to the POA building last week and the front door was ajar.  Someone had turned the dead bolt so the door would not close.  Please do not do this.  Unauthorized individuals could walk in the building, and the open door effects the heating and cooling.   It costs more money to heat and cool with the door open. Thanks for your cooperation.






April 8, 2015 – 9:30 A.M. MONTHLY BOARD MEETING







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Spring FestivalCatherine Sludds


2015 Southport Spring Festival

Friday, April 3, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Franklin Square Park, Southport, NC


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


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

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



POA Recognition GatheringMarlene Stewart


The POA ANNUAL RECOGNITION GATHERING to honor all volunteers who serve our community will be held on SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015, 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, APRIL 10, 2015 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.




Garden Club NewsEllen Pecina

The annual Garden Club Scholarship community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at 17 Lakeview Court.  We are looking for donations for the Garden Club table, which will be inside the POA clubhouse.  The revenue from this table will go directly to the scholarship fund, providing scholarships to West Brunswick High School seniors.  We will include a bake sale table.  Yard sale spaces in the parking lot are available for $10 and you will need to supply your own table.  If interested, call Jeanne Paff at 575-8151 or Sally Nolan at 910-880-1286 by April 6 to reserve your space.  If you will be out of town on April 11, but still have something to donate, Margie Pettersen has offered her house as a drop off site.  Her address is 3 Sage Ct., and her phone number is 860-307-3175.


Save the Date April 8, 2015 – 'Ask a Master Gardener' will the topic for April's meeting.  There will be several Master Gardeners available to answer your gardening questions.  If possible, please email your gardening questions prior to the meeting to Joanne Bendy at  We will also have a Plant exchange for our members to share household and garden plants.


The Garden Club Annual Scholarship Luncheon will be held on May 13, 2015 at The View of Brick Landing Plantation, Ocean Isle Beach.  Tickets are $15 per person.  For more information, please contact Elaine Southard at 575-0536 or Ellen Pecina at 575-6877.



Needlework NewsMargie Pettersen


The Needlework group assembled at the POA clubhouse on Monday, March 9, 2015.  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 welcome donations of yarn or needlework supplies of any kind and use the donated yarn for our charitable works.  Currently, we are donating baby items to the Brunswick Medical Center maternity ward and small blankets and prayer shawls to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.


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 April 13, 2015.  Flo Zydzick will be providing dessert.


*Please enter through the POA office to access the boardroom. 



New FriendsFlo Pflaster


The March 10, 2015 meeting of New Friends was led by Mary Pritchard.  She invited Anne Gass and Jennifer Sherman from Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. to speak about their services in the county and the Shallotte Senior Center.  They reviewed the impressive list of daily activities offered at the center and the amazing services available to seniors in our county.  Opportunities to volunteer, such as with Meals on Wheels, exists for those who might be interested.  It was so informative to hear of this non-profit agency and all it does.


After the meeting, several of us went to INoodles in Little River.  It was a new and interesting experience and most of us really enjoyed the food!


Next month Carla Urban will lead the meeting.  It is hoped that Lynn Darby will be able to speak on her book writing experiences.


New Friends meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month 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. Mark your calendars and read this column monthly so you don’t miss out on these fun events!

New Horizons SinglesJune Wilkinson


Our March activity was a success.  Over 20 of us gathered at the VFW on March 17 for the corned beef and cabbage dinner.  The food was as good as expected.  Everyone seemed to enjoy being together and having a good time.  We thank Madeline Mahony for arranging this for us and making sure we had a reserved space.  Pat Ferstler made an excellent Irish soda bread to share.  We give thanks to her.


Our next meeting will be April 14, 2015 at the POA clubhouse.  We gather at 5:00 p.m..  The members will receive a phone call about food to bring.  There is always enough for new single people to come and join us.  Jean Mann will have a planned activity for us.  We are a fun group who welcome any singles.



Carolina Shores Quilting GuildMary Dilettuso


The Carolina Shores Quilt Guild met on Friday, March 13, 2015, in the POA clubhouse at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting was called to order by our President, Kay Forbes.  There were fifteen members in attendance.


Our program this month was a class on Art Quilting presented by Donna Lockwood.  She taught us how to embellish our projects with beading.  We all got a sample to work on.  Those of us in the class enjoyed this project followed by a brown bag lunch.


Show and tell by our members was a beautiful array of quilts, many of which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, NC.  We look forward to going there in June to deliver our quilts.


We completed our gift basket for the Meet the Quilters outing to be held in Surfside, SC on March 16, 2015.  This event is a wonderful way to meet the quilters from the eastern North Carolina area and enjoy the program they have prepared for us.  A wonderful collection of desserts are always an anticipated delight.


At our April meeting, Heather Tighe will teach a class on fabric bowls.  If you would like to have more information about this class, please call Kay Forbes or Rosemary Connell.  There is a $5.00 charge for materials.


The guild meets on the second Friday of each month, September to June at 9:30 a.m. in the POA clubhouse.  We also have a workshop on the fourth Friday at 9:30 a.m. for a workshop and fellowship.  Bring a brown bag lunch and join us.  Guests and members are always welcome.  Learn more about quilting and the great ladies in our guild.



Book Discussion GroupMargie Pettersen


On March 20, 2015 we met to discuss our reading selection:  Johnny Cash-The Life by Robert Hilburn.  Music critic Hilburn, who interviewed both Cash and his wife, June Carter, before their deaths, writes the definitive biography of the country singer.  The discussion included mention of many of the good things he did; including intelligence work for the Army, visits to prison, concern for poor, and support for Native Americans.  Some mentioned how, like Johnny Cash, so many musicians and artists struggle with drug problems.  Many interesting tidbits from the life of this iconic country singer and performer were brought forth. 


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.  You don’t have to commit to reading all of the books to be part of the group.  If you are intrigued by the selection or the topic, feel free to drop in and share your perspective and insights of the book.  In months when there are two books to be discussed, you may read one or the other, or both, if you so choose.  Our next meeting will be April 17, 2015.  Since April is National Poetry Month, our resident poet, Kitty McDonough, will share some of her short stories after our book discussion.




Here is a list of the books to be discussed by the group in the upcoming months:

April- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes; Poetry by Kitty McDonough

May-A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison

June-Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand OR Whistling Past the Graveyard by Susan Crandall

July- Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland OR Guests on Earth by Lee Smith

August- An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year old Panhandler, A Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting by Laura Schroff, Valerie Salembier, and Alex Tresniowski

In August, we meet and select a new list of books to be read for the subsequent year.



Tennis NewsBob Anthony


Spring has arrived!  Come join your friends and neighbors for open tennis at our courts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Open tennis starts at 9:00 a.m. and all who show up will get to play.  Hope to see you out there.


Just a reminder that open tennis' starting time will change to 8:30 a.m. beginning Monday, May 4, 2015.  The earlier time is meant to take advantage of cooler morning temperatures during the late Spring, Summer and early Fall time frames.



Renegade NewsGeri McTighe


The Renegades and their guests celebrated the "wearing o' the green" at their annual St. Patrick's Day Golf Tournament on March 12, 2015.  The tournament was held at Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club followed by dinner at Flynn's Irish Pub.  Irish eyes were smiling on the following winning teams:  first place - Kerry Jarrell, Violet Collins, Dolores Sanborn and Jean Falls with a two low net score of 123; second place - Mal MacRaild,


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Dee Gillin, Debbie O'Dell and Donna Watkins with a score of 125; third place - Harry Creamer, Sue Greiner, Teddy Altreuter and Larry O'Dell with a score of 126. Closest to the Shamrock on #10 for the men went to Kerry Jarrell; closest to the Shamrock  on #1 went to Teddy Altreuter; and closest to the Pin on #3 went to Bob Bosman.   Kudos to co-chairpersons Sue Greiner and Carol Groner for hosting a fun day.


Linda Mullins and Violet Collins, co-chairpersons of the Renegades Spring Fling, have posted a signup sheet on the bulletin board at the golf course.  The destination for the 2015 ladies away trip is Olde English District, South Carolina. Dates are set for June 1, 2 and 3, 2015.  Refer to the signup sheet for pertinent information.


The Renegades welcomed two new members to our group:  Charlene Pietrondi and Julie Ann Farrell.


Chairpersons for weekly play in April are Dee Gillin and Pauline Millosky.  April tee times are 8:30 a.m.  Please check the signup sheet in case there are changes.


The Renegades play every Thursday morning at Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club.  If you have just moved to the area or if you have lived here for years and would like to play in an 18-hole ladies golf league, contact Kathy Harniman at 575-1120 or Phillip Bureau at the golf course for more details.  New members are always welcome.





 New Neighbors  – Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen


New Neighbors for the April 2015 Bulletin:



Delanis, Ronald (Ron)

Tavares, Alda

5 Sage Court


phone:  910 579 8409



Alda and Ron are from Chesterland, Ohio. Ron taught Biology and Ecology in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  Alda worked for a law firm.  She enjoys reading, computers, walking, and bicycle riding.  Ron loves woodworking and has made some of their furniture. A daughter lives in Cincinnati and a son in Columbus. They began their search for a home in the Carolinas in Wilmington and worked their way down the coast until they found Carolina Shores. The search took two and a half years. They love the layout of the community and the trees. 



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


Albert Quackenbush





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.

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

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.

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 910-579-0638 or email

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.

CLEANING OUT? Help VETERANS by donating to the new LIBERTY BELLE THRIFT!  Managed by your CS neighbors, we accept clothing, decor, household, small furniture items, bric-a-brac.  10136 Beach Dr. SW--next to min. golf in old EMS shop.  Come say hello!

E-Recycle Now, LLC offers Free Electronics Recycling for Carolina Shores. If you have broken, outdated computers, laptops, printers etc., bring to Carolina Business Park, 286 Koolabrew Dr, ½ mile from CVS on left.. Every Weds 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Call 910-515-5026. No TV’s please.

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

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.

Nell's Fine Consignment of Calabash Closet Concierge Service for Ladies  We'll Help You Clean Out Your Closet - You'll Make Money!  Visit us at the Calabash Cottages, 10152 Beach Dr. SW, for particulars. 

Calabash Wholesale Computers - Need a Computer or a Computer Repair/Upgrade to Windows 7? Established business, references available, 30 day warranty on sales & service.  Call Patty 910-515-5026…M–F 10:00 a.m.-5:00p.m.  Thank you.

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

Custom Greeting Cards, art and/or verse for that special occassion.  Call Kitty at 579-1873.

Tastefully Done Meal Service - Tastefully Done is a unique chef service providing you affordable customized meals, a weekly or bi-weekly service. C all Bob at 579-9666.

Plumbing service.  Will do light plumbing jobs.  Reasonable rates.  call 910-575-1004 or 860-558-6999

House for Sale by Owner as is3 bedrooms, 2 baths.  13 Gate 6, Carolina Shores.  $130,000 or best offer.  Call Roger at 910-713-5316.

Carolina BeachScapes winter special whole house pressure washing exterior clean $150. We also provide landscape and lawn services. Call to schedule you appt today 910-575-0948 and ask for Jeff.





April 2015













1:00 Ladies Cards




9:30 Mah Jongg

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s Poker



1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 Men’s Poker








1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row

6:30 Ladies Poker






9:30  Board Mtg.

1:00 Garden Club




9:30 Mah Jongg 

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s Poker



9:30 Quilter Guild

1:00 Ladies Cards

6:30 Men’s Poker



Garden Club Yard and Bake Sale



Sunday Scramble



10:00 Needlework

1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row

6:30 Ladies Poker



10:30 New Friends


5:00 New Horizons



1:00 Ladies Cards




9:30 Mah Jongg 

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s Poker



10:00 Book Discussion Group

1:00 Ladies Cards

6:30 Men’s Poker









1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row

6:30 Ladies Poker






1:00 Ladies Cards

10:30 Mexican Train




9:30 Mah Jongg 

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s Poker



9:30 Quilter Guild

1:00 Ladies Cards

6:30 Men’s Poker


Private Party




1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row 6:30 Ladies Poker






1:00 Ladies Cards




9:30 Mah Jongg 

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s 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 -  9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.

Closed Fridays and Sundays


Please Note: in 2015 the Recycle Center will be closed on the following holidays:

January 1, January 19, May 25, July 3, September 7, November 11, November 26-27 and December 24-25. 







The following meetings are held at the POA clubhouse:


The CSPOA Board of Directors will meet April 8, 2015 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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