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, Clint Finger – Director and Diana Mardall – Director


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

CSPOA web site:

Message from the BoardAl Franklin, President


Last month I made a mistake when I stated that the Town of Carolina Shores abolished the POA/HOA Committee, without explaining why.  The Town of Carolina Shores did abolish the committee, because they did not get enough communities to say that they would have representatives on the committee.  I apologize for omitting that information last month.


I'd like to remind property owners of the requirement in the Declaration of Restrictions Section 6, Item 8; it states "No vehicles shall be parked on any street or any buffer zone without Association approval, except for vehicles owned by visitors or short term guests". The POA has noticed in the past several months many violations.  Also, any vehicles parked in common areas overnight are subject to towing by the Town.  Your cooperation is appreciated.


The POA would like to have your help.  When you are aware of new neighbors, would you call the POA office.  We want to make sure that we welcome them and give them information to make their relocation smooth.


When you drive by Gate 2, take a look at the change in the landscaping.  We have installed a wall and plantings will soon be done.  We did this so our community has some type of entrance. The brush has been cut along the road in Gate 2 and the area looks better.  All the brush cutting has been done with the help of Carolina Shores Town Administrator, Jon Mendenhall.


Enjoy the rest of the summer; Fall is just around the corner.


Please be very wary of people knocking on your door to offer yard or other services or selling something that's a "great deal".  Another neighbor has been scammed by one of these people.  Also, ask to see their liability insurance papers and NEVER pay for any service until it is completely done and you are satisfied.  Carolina Shores frowns upon unwanted solicitation in our neighborhood.


Please obey the speed limit signs.  People are driving too fast on Carolina Shores Parkway.








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







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.



ACC CornerJoe Martere, ACC Chairperson and Peter Kirkby, POA Board Liaison


The ACC is responding to possible violations of the Declaration of Restrictions (DoR) as they are received.  Remember, we need the input from the homeowners as we cannot see everything.  If you see a possible violation in progress, please call or email the office.  You will, as always, remain anonymous to all but the POA office staff.


When you do receive a notice from the ACC, remember that we are doing what is required under the DoR, at the direction of the Board of Directors.  This is a necessary committee made up of your neighbors.  If you disagree with the findings, please call the POA office and meet with the ACC chairperson.  He is available most Wednesdays between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon for this purpose.



Carolina Shores Property Owners Al Franklin




We are asking property owners in good standing to consider serving on the Board of Directors.  We all have something to contribute and service on the Board will allow you to put your knowledge, skills, and experience to work, making Carolina Shores Community the best place to live.


Nominations will open on September 14, 2015 and will close on October 30,  2015.


Applications can be picked up at the CSPOA Office during regular business hours from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon or from the POA website at .


                                   Term of Office is for two years.

                                   Three Director positions are open.


If you have any questions, feel free to call the CSPOA office or a current board member.  Thank you for considering being a member of your POA Board.


Nominating Committee



Mexican Train - Elaine Southard


Come join us to play Dominos Mexican Train.  We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the POA clubhouse at 10:30 a.m.  Bring your lunch.  We have a hostess each month that will bring dessert.  Coffee and tea is available.  This is a great way to meet new friends. 


Call Elaine Southard at 575-0536 to reserve your spot.  You can be a regular player each month or be a substitute player.

Library Reminder - Sue O'Reilly


In the on-going effort to keep our library uncluttered, up-to-date and user-friendly may I make the following plea:


1.      No book donation older than 10  years from the current year (for example, only books copyrighted 2005 to 2015 this year)  The copyright date is found on the back of the title page.  Classic books in good condition can be the exception.

2.      No “how to..”, cookbooks, gardening, college textbooks, or “coffee table” oversized books please.

3.      Only recent issues of magazines within 2 months.

4.      If a puzzle is missing pieces, please make note of that and post it on the front of the box.  We are overstocked with puzzles and some are in poor condition.  If you find any that are, please let others know.

5.      No VCR movie tapes---those on Disc would be appreciated.

6.      Please do not leave old paperbacks and books in the POA library.  These must be gathered and taken to donation sites, like the Public Library or the several thrift stores in town.  When they are left in our library, it becomes a problem for someone else (usually myself) to pack, lift and transport these materials to those other sites. 


Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated!



News SplashKathy Whelan


The luncheon for the Water Aerobics Class will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club.  Please contact Martha Hannon at 579-8194 or Carolyn Bosman at 575-4307 ASAP for more information.



Baytree Bowlers - Jeanne Paff


We are a fun, non-sanctioned league that bowls on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m.  This year we will bowl from October 16, 2015 to March 25, 2016 at Little River Lanes.  Individual bowlers, couples, or teams of four of all skill levels are welcome to join.  Individuals and couples can join as part time substitutes.  Call Jeanne Paff at 910-575- 8151 for more information.



Garden Club NewsPresident Sally Nolan and Vice-President Jeanne Paff


What:  Carolina Shores Garden Club first meeting of the year

When:  September 9, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Where:  POA clubhouse

Why:  Please come and enjoy the wine and cheese as you meet and greet old and new friends.  Bring your ideas and suggestions to discuss ways to make our garden club, in its 38th year, all it can be.

New members are welcome!



Beautification Committee - Ellen Pecina

If you have not been to the pool lately, you will want to drop by.  The Carolina Shores Garden Club has placed a new sign with our logo of a hibiscus and a hummingbird to adorn our perennial garden.  The Beautification group was instrumental in obtaining this sign.  The group consists of Kay Forbes, Ellen Pecina and Joanne Bendy.  We are always looking for new members to join the Beautification group, which is part of the Garden Club and works on keeping the pool garden manicured.  If interested, please contact Ellen Pecina at 575-6877 or Sally Nolan at 880-1286.  Special thanks to Brenda and Larry Edwards for assisting in erecting this sign.

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Recreation CommitteeSue Hensler


Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:


September 13, 2015 - Trivia Night at the POA clubhouse from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Call Sharon Donahue at 910-579-9017 or the POA office at 910-579-2044 to sign up your team of six members and your team's name.  Please bring finger food to share, beverages will be provided.


October 24, 2015 - Tailgate Party at the POA clubhouse (wear your teams favorite colors).

November 26, 2015 - Thanksgiving Dinner at the POA clubhouse (sharing table).

December 6, 2015 - Holiday Dinner at Sea Trail.


Look for more information on upcoming events on the POA bulletin boards, POA bulletins and blast emails.



New Horizons SinglesJune Wilkinson


MCj04398570000[1]We will be meeting on September 8, 2015 at the POA clubhouse at 5:00 p.m.  It is our hope all members had a safe and healthy summer.


Evelyn Juskis and Anne Walsh are our activity planners.  We are all asked to bring a joke or funny story to tell.  There is always plenty of food to share.  Each of us will be called about what food to bring.  There will be fellowship and smiles as we welcome each other back.  New members are welcome. We are a fun and friendly group.



Needlework NewsMargie Pettersen


MCj03012760000[1]The Needlework group assembled at the POA clubhouse on Monday, August 10, 2015.  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.


Loretta Zydick, Eileen Nawara and Barbara Roth donated numerous items to the Brunswick Community Center that will be distributed to local families in need.  Please consider donating yarn to our group so that we may continue to support our charitable efforts.  Any yarn, any weight or color is appreciated.  Many thanks to Sandy Reczenzki who donated several bags of yarn to the group.


If you’re new to the community and love working with your hands, this is the group for you.  You don’t have to be experienced to join us; we have members willing to help with you.  Our next meeting will be on September 14 , 2015. Eileen Nawara will be bringing dessert.


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




Carolina Shores Quilting Guild Mary Dilettuso


The first meeting of the Carolina Shores Quilt Guild will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015, in the POA clubhouse at 9:30 a.m.


We have many new and exciting quilting projects to begin this season and we hope you will join us.  We welcome new members at any skill level.  We have many generous members who are ready and able to help you get started or get reintroduced to quilting.


We meet on the second and the fourth Friday of each month.  Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for lunch and fellowship in the kitchen.  Learn more about quilting and the great ladies in our guild.  Guests and new members are always welcome.



Book Discussion GroupMargie Pettersen


MCj04399110000[1]On August 21, 2015 we met to discuss our reading selection, 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.


An Invisible Thread tells of the life-long friendship between a busy sales executive and a disadvantaged young boy, and how both of their lives were changed by what began as one small gesture of kindness.  The book was well received by the group and given high praise.  Everyone felt the story was remarkable, poignant, and enlightening.


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.


Our next meeting will be September 18, 2015.  Kitty McDonough will do a poetry reading, and the entire group will go out to an area restaurant afterwards.



New FriendsFlo Pflaster


The August 11, 2015 meeting of New Friends was led by Eileen Nawara.  She recently became CPR certified and taught the group the basics of the procedure, which is very important to learn.  We also discussed the importance of having a defibrillator available at the POA clubhouse and at the pool.  This will be brought to the POA board’s attention.  It is easy to use as the instructions are clearly written and spoken right on the unit.


Eileen also passed out information on some great trips being planned by the Brunswick Senior Center in Shallotte (phone #754-2300); Flo Pflaster discussed a group cruise being planned on the Carnival Fantasy on November 28.  Anyone interested in this, please call Flo.  Margie stated that there is a day trip by bus to Charleston on October 19; if interested, call Carolina Travel in Calabash.


A group of us went to Papa’s for lunch and had a great time.


Bev Rowse will lead a group to Sunset Beach for next month’s meeting.  The crowds should be gone and the weather should be great.  We’ll meet at the POA clubhouse at 10:30 a.m. to form carpools.  Bring chairs, sunblock, and lunch with you.


Mary Pritchard will lead the meeting in October.


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.  Mark your calendars and read this column monthly so you don’t miss out on these fun events!



Renegade NewsGeri McTighe


MCj02856980000[1]Chairpersons for weekly play in September are Betty Weaver and Kay Craig.  Please refer to the Weekly Results emails or check the signup sheets for tee times.


Ladybirds Tournaments

On July 29, eleven Renegades played at Crow Creek Golf Club.  In a field of 91 participants, seven of our ladies won in their flights.  Winners were Char Pietrondi, Karen Hertling, Linda Mullins, Sharon Clark, Lin Penta, Teddy Altreuter and Kay Craig.


Of the five Renegades who played at St. James Plantation on August 17, Linda Mullins, Debbie O'Dell and Debbie Creamer posted winning scores in their flights."  Debbie O'Dell scored a hole-in-one on the 14th hole, par 3, using a 7 iron.  Yea Debbie!


Congratulations to all!


Hope Harbor 16th Annual Golf Tournament

For the past several years, the Renegades have supported Hope Harbor Home by  participating in their annual golf tournament fundraiser.  At the August 13, 2015 tournament held at Lion's Paw Golf Links, the Renegades put forth their best performance to date.  Go Team Renegades!


Hope Harbor Home mission statement:  "HHH strives to break the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Brunswick County, NC, with safe shelter, advocacy and education."  Check out their website.


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.



Tennis NewsBob Anthony


MCj00906290000[1]Open tennis is alive and well, despite the hot weather.  Come join your friends and neighbors for open tennis at our courts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m.  On that note, open tennis will start at 9:00 a.m. beginning on Labor Day, September 7, 2015.  The 9:00 a.m. start time will continue until Memorial Day, 2016, when the start time will revert to 8:30 a.m.   Hope to see you out there.



New Neighbors  – Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen


Name:  Nora and Raul Garcia-Osuna

Address  15 Ct 10 NW Drive

Phone:  575-5234



Nora and Raul moved here in May with their 14 year old dog, Willy, from East Rockaway, NY.  Raul worked for Nassau County and Nora worked in a salon in Long Beach, NY until Hurricane Sandy.  They had lots of water damage in and around their home and neighborhood and decided to make a change.  Raul has a daughter living in Wilmington.

They are getting used to the area and hope to become more active when the weather gets a little cooler.  Nora likes the beach.  They may look into joining the bowling league in the coming season.



Name:  Steve and Jessica Marsh and Grace

Address:  3 Bayberry Circle

Phone:  Jessica's cell-910-880-9690


Steve, Jessica, their daughter Grace, and their two rescue dogs, Buddy and Sonny, have lived on the beach in Sunset Beach for the last three years.  They moved into this house late in June.  Steve is a co-manager of Lowes Foods in Ocean Isle Beach and Jessica works at Fibber McGees in Sunset Beach.  Grace will be a sophomore at West Brunswick High School this year.  Steve enjoys being a handyman and has many projects lined up in the house.  Hobbies will have to wait for now, as they are both so busy working, but they are happy to be in their new neighborhood.

Name:  Rich and Carol Lawler

Address:  73 Persimmon Road

Phone:  Rich's cell-717-330-2080; Carol's cell-717-203-6046


Rich and Carol and their two adorable dogs, Ben and Mac, moved here at the end of July from Lancaster, PA.  Rich is originally from Ireland and she is originally from Baltimore.  Carol works at an insurance company in Myrtle Beach and he is a retired furniture refinisher.  He has three daughters and one 4 year old grandson.  Rich and Carol enjoy biking and hiking and other outdoor activities and are very happy to be living here where the winter is great!


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




Care TeamFlo Pflaster Carolina Shores Care Team has, for nearly ten years, been the go-to resource for residents who have a temporary need for some help.  We give rides to the doctor, the grocery store, and even the nursing home when you have a partner who is in rehab.  We also can take your trash to the recycling center, fix you some hot meals, or help take care of your pets when you are unable to care for them.


If you need help or if you would like to be part of this team, please contact Flo Pflaster at 575-6243 or or Carla Wagner at 252-303-0056 or








In Memoriam

Gloria Crane

Kathleen Kearny

Tony Sneska




Sales         and       Service

MC900295650[1]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. - 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. 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

MP900402124[1]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. 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. 

MC900058880[1]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.

MC900300940[1]transparent-1pxComputer Repairs- Do you need your computer fixed or upgrade/downgrade to Windows 7?  Call Vaughn MacEntee at 575-7515.

MC900053412[1]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 Established business, references available, 30 day warranty on sales & service.  - Need a Computer/Repair/

Upgrade to Windows 7? Call Patty at 910-515-5026 or 910-575-7850, M–F 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Custom Greeting Cards, art and/or verse for that special occasion.  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.

vYzcZ[1]Plumbing service.  Will do light plumbing jobs.  Reasonable rates.  call 910-575-1004 or 860-558-6999

Exquisite Home Accents by Darlene-Beautiful, finely detailed home accents.  Visit our website @ or contact Darlene for a private product showing @  910-713-5558. Washing Carolina Shores resident has done many homes in the Community.  Results guaranteed.  Call for free estimate.  Lee Hancock 579-3121

Exclusive North Pole Bell Ringer keepsake for Christmas (approx 5 1/2 in. tall).  Orig. hand held bell to ring at bed time only on Christmas Eve. Ringing of bell signals Santa to leave his roof top and deliver gifts. $4.50.  Child's name(s) can be added at no charge.  Lynn Darby  579-7526

Original designed Holiday Hostess/Table gifts and children's imaginative gifts available for advance ordering.  Ordering ends Nov. 10.  Pick up or will ship.  Thanks.  Lynn Darby 579-7526  You can view gifts at

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September 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








Of Life

Tony Sneska

2:00 p.m.


Sunday Scramble


1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg

6:30 Kings Row

6:30 Ladies Poker


10:30 New Friends


5:00 New Horizons



9:30 Board Mtg.


1:00 Garden Club




9:30 Mah Jongg 

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s Poker



9:30 Quilting Guild

1:00 Ladies Cards

6:30 Men’s Poker




 Of Life

Gloria Crane

10:00 a.m. - Noon






10:00 Needlework

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


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






10:30 Mexican Train


1:00 Ladies Cards



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








1:00 Ladies Bridge

1:00 Mah Jongg 6:30 Kings Row 6:30 Ladies Poker




1:00 Ladies Cards





Regularly Scheduled Events

POA Clubhouse

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


Tennis Court

Tennis   Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. beginning Labor Day



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 September 9, 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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