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




Let’s thank the Garden Club for the nice Christmas decorations at the POA clubhouse and on the sign at the corner.


I would like to review some of the projects the POA has worked on in 2015 to improve our community.  We had new lights installed at our Carolina Shores signs in the community.  These lights were installed and are being maintained by Brunswick Electric Corporation; this saves the POA time and money.  We had hardwood mulch put in the flower beds around the POA building complex.


We cleaned up Gate 2 with the help of the Town.  Mr. Mendenhall had the Town maintenance crew cut back the trees in the Town right away, so vehicles could drive on the street without hitting tree limbs.  Also, we installed a stone wall on County Club Road at Gate 2.  There will be a sign installed at this wall to identify the community of Carolina Shores.


Other projects that the POA is working on is in the pool area.  We have to replace the building that  houses the pool pumps and new rest rooms.  Tennis courts will be getting new fencing and a wind screen.


The Board of Directors developed a Rules and Regulations Document.  This document was required by the Declaration of Restrictions and By Laws and was mailed out to all property owners.  If you did not receive this document, please contact the POA office.




The other event in 2015 was the flood in October.  We had many homes damaged by flooding.  Many of our residents did not have flood insurance.  Several of our members, Tony Wagner, Joyce Dunn and Gere Dale, organized groups of volunteers to help those who did not have insurance.  Many of our residents are still trying to finish the work involved in putting their homes together.  Once again thank you to all the volunteers who helped.


On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. the ACC is holding a seminar on pruning, trimming and removal of trees.  The scheduled speakers are Alan Moore, Urban Forestry Specialist, and Allen Jones, Certified Arborist.


This seminar will be at the POA clubhouse.  It is free and all residents and Town Officials of The Town of Carolina Shores and Calabash are invited.




NOTE:  you should receive your 2016 POA invoice in the first week of January.  If you do not receive it or cannot pay it in full by March 1, 2016, please call the office.  Payment plans are available, but you need to let us know.  There will be a late fee if not paid by March 1, 2016 and subsequently, if not paid by June 1, 2016, a lien will be placed on the property.  It is better to communicate early with us any problems you may have in paying your dues.






January 13, 2016 – 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.





Reminder for all weekly and monthly groups using the POA clubhouse:  you need to complete a Clubhouse Schedule Agreement if you have not done so.  This reserves you time in the clubhouse.  Please come into the office to get one or go online to our website (www, and print one off.  Thank you.



Directory Correction:  One of our residents pointed out an error in the phone directory.  Somehow all the Smiths are now Smarts.  Please make note of this in your directory.  The only Smart is Eric Smart; all other Smarts listed should be Smiths.


NominationsAlvin Franklin

On February 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. our POA will elect three directors.  The following candidates have filed nomination applications for these positions:  Elliana Fetsko withdrew her application.



Candidates in Alphabetical Order



John Csernecky- Resident since 2003.  Education:  Electrical Engineering degree and B.S. in Business Administration.  Experience/Skills:  Town Commissioner in Hamburg, NJ for 2 terms, Town Commissioner Carolina Shores for 1 term, Engineering Manager for multi-million dollar Air Force test equipment programs, Carolina Shores Emergency Management chair while Commissioner.  If elected my goals would be to increase participation in the Recreation Committee programs, creation of an email chain to provide greater insight into the POA Board activities.  Currently I am a volunteer firefighter with the Calabash Fire Department, a member of the VFW and Elks.  I have volunteered to assist the POA Recreation Committee at several events.  Board and Community areas of interest:  Recreation and Communication Committees.





Sue Hensler- Resident since 2012.  Education:  B.S. Glenville State College. Experience/Skills:  Through my many years in education, I have developed good communication and organizational skills which allowed me to serve on many leadership committees.  I wish to bring that leadership to the CSPOA board.  If elected I would like to help oversee the continuing development of our recreational areas including the pool, picnic area and tennis courts.  I am currently the chairperson of the recreation committee.  Board and Community areas of interest: Recreation Committee.






Michael G. Jacobson- Resident since 2014.  Education: B.S.; M.S.;PHD from Michigan State University  Experience/Skills: Former and longtime chairperson of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of Appalachian State University and Western Illinois University.  History of working constructively in leadership roles in an academic environment.  If elected my goals would be to improve the infrastructure of our community ,improve communications with other communities included in Carolina Shores, improve transparency of the working of the POA and improve the functioning of the recycling center.  I have assisted neighbors in need by driving folks to appointments and also assisting recent flood victims.  Board and Community areas of interest: Advisory, Recreation, Maintenance, House, Architectural Control, and Nominating Committees.







The Library needs a little care,

To shelve the books that we all share.

A few of us complete this task,

And these few things we kindly ask.


Do not leave old volumes here,

Only those younger than 10 year.

No large, oversized photo books,

Or gardening, golf or those for cooks.


Weeding is something we must face,

Whether in the Library or your own bookcase.

Current general fiction is great,

Popular authors we appreciate.


Classic novels in good condition,

Interesting stories of non-fiction.

Travel books to parts afar,

Mystery tales and true memoirs.


Old books from your tabletops,

Can be brought to town thrift shops.

Do not clutter up our space,

Take them to another place!







The South Brunswick Interchurch Council achieved their goal of providing 150 families with a Christmas dinner and THANKS go in large part to the generous residents in Carolina Shores.  The dinners were distributed to the families on Saturday, December 19, along with an additional three day supply of groceries.  The dinners included a turkey, yams, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and dinner rolls.  May God continue to bless you and your families in the New Year.



Carolina Shore Nite OutTony Wagner


The "Carolina Shores Nite Out" group had a wonderful time at the Carolina Opry last evening. Twenty-seven  of us enjoyed an evening of fellowship, music, comedy and a wonderful stage production equal to those you might find in NYC.  Afterward we went to the Liberty Tap Room for a bite and a brew.  Can't wait to see what happens next month.



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Renegade NewsGeri McTighe

  "group shot"

Violet Collins and Julie Farrell hosted the Renegades Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner on a beautiful, spring-like Thursday in December.  The tournament and the dinner that followed were held at Carolina Shores Golf and Country Club.  The ladies put together an awesome event, and a great time was had by all!


The golf format, a modified Texas scramble with two mystery holes--one on the front nine and one on the back, netted three winning teams:  "Santa's Bells" (Sue Keck, Jane Jordan, Peggy Lewis and Joe Clark) came in with an adjusted low net score of 50; "Christmas Bells" (Kay Craig, Pauline Millosky, Jim Keck and Bob Bosman) with an adjusted score of 55; and "Cherub Bells" (Karen Hertling, Dee Gillin, Monty Craig and a blind) with an adjusted score of 60.  Congratulations to all!  Many thanks to the hosts for all their hard work!


The Renegades Annual January Luncheon is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Brunswick Plantation.  Check the signup sheet posted on the Renegades bulletin board for more information.


The Renegades play every Thursday morning at Carolina Shores Golf and 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.


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  "Santa's Bells"                                                "Christmas Bells"                                   "Cherub Bells"


Sue Keck, Joe Clark,                           Bob Bosman, Kay Craig,                     Dee Gillin, Karen Hertling

Peggy Lewis, Jane Jordan                    Pauline Millosky, Jim Keck                 Monty Craig



Tennis NewsBob Anthony


MCj00906290000[1]Happy New Year to everyone.  Start 2016 off on the right foot by playing some tennis.  Come join your friends and neighbors for open tennis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m.  All showing up will get to play.  Hope to see you out there.




Garden Club NewsJeanne Paff


MCj04374590000[1]Our annual Christmas luncheon was held on December 10 at Crow Creek.  It was a perfect day weather wise, and everyone enjoyed the tasty buffet and the camaraderie.  The Coastal Harmonizers entertained with many familiar songs sung in four part harmony.  After a tricky trivia contest, poinsettias were awarded to the lucky winners.


Looking forward to January, our meeting will feature a tea party held at the POA clubhouse.  Plan to attend, and bring your own tea cup and any accessory you would like.  See you there!



New Horizons SinglesJune Wilkinson


MCj04398570000[1]Our Christmas party was a great success.  We had good fellowship, good food and played a fun game of "steal the present".  We thank Pat Ferstler for her efforts for organizing this.


Our next meeting we will be January 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  We will be choosing a coordinator, a new treasurer and a bulletin writer for the new year.  We want to thank Carla Urban for the excellent service she gave us during 2015 and Pat Ferstler for being our treasurer for many years.  In addition, dues of $5.00 will be collected.  We are a fun group who would welcome any singles to join us. 



Needlework NewsBarbara Roth


MCj03012760000[1]The needlework group met at the POA clubhouse on Monday, December. 14, 2015.  This group meets every second Monday of the month in the POA boardroom* at 10:00 a.m. to do their crafts.  There are no officers or dues, just friendly faces sitting around the table doing their "thing".


Many items are donated to the Brunswick Community Center for distribution to the needy.  This delivery included four baby blankets, five baby sweater and hat sets, six children's booties, three scarf's, six baby hats and nine shawl's. Please consider donating your leftover yarns of any kind so we can continue our charitable efforts.  This month we got a donation from Pat Lehman.  THANK YOU PAT!


If you are new to the community or have lived here forever and like working with your hands, this is a great group for you.  If you do not have experience, come and we will help you.  If you are experienced, you can help us.  Next meeting will be on January 12, 2016.  Bring your lunch and dessert will be provided.  See you there!


*Please enter the board room through the POA office.



New FriendsFlo Pflaster


The December 8, 2015 meeting of New Friends was led by Mary Pritchard.  We played games (crossword puzzle, trivia, word scramble, and cryptogram) with strong competition, and we all won great prizes for our efforts.  We then shared a fantastic pot luck luncheon with amazing desserts.


Not done yet, we then had a fun gift exchange where everyone got a chance to “steal” their preferred gift from another. We all ended up satisfied and the day was a huge success ending with a parody of “The Night Before Christmas” read by Mary.  Click here to see pictures.


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 is 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!


The January meeting will be led by Maslin Kain.



Book Discussion GroupMargie Pettersen


MCj04399110000[1]On December 16, 2015 we discussed two books:  Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf and 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.  The books differed greatly in content and theme.  The first one was romantic and poignant, whereas the second was a lighter book with many comedic scenes.  Many expressed disappointment in the way that Kent Haruf ended his book, but were touched by the lovely story of romance of two senior citizens.  Jonas Jonasson’s book was light and hilarious at times.  It follows the life of Allan Karson, who leaves the nursing home to escape his 100th birthday and embarks on a madcap adventure.  Along the way, he recounts his story and his connection to many events in World History from the Spanish Civil War to the Manhattan Project.


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.


At our next meeting, January 20, 2016, we will discuss two books:  Circling the Sun: A Novel, Paula McLain. OR One Summer, America 1927, Bill Bryson.  For those who are new to the group, in months when we have two reading selection, you do not have to read both books.  We will be celebrating the New Year with our annual potluck luncheon. Members are reminded to bring a dish to share with the group.


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


February- All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr 

March- The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins FIC

April -Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense, Joyce Carol Oates OR Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories, Joyce Carol Oates

May- In Plain Sight, Fern Michaels OR Ladies No.1 Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith.

June Women of Courage, Margaret Truman, OR biography or autobiography of choice

July  -Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, Bryan Stevenson OR Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee

August -Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova



New Neighbors  – Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen


Name: Carol and Ray Fogleman

Address: 36 Gate 3

Phone: Home: 336-228-8454, Carol’s cell-336-213-3834 and Ray’s cell-336-213-3833


Carol and Ray are native North Carolinians from Burlington and Graham.  They owned a condo in SeaTrail for many years, which they just sold, and bought this home in December.  Ray is a retired city manager in Graham, NC and Carol worked for the police department.  They have two married daughters and six grandchildren.  Carol loves to cook for the family and wants to learn to golf.  Ray is looking forward to golfing more.  They are thrilled to be here in Carolina Shores and look forward to many visits from their family.


Name: Gary and Kay French

Address: 6 Fairway Ct

Phone: 575-7431



Gary and Kay and their toy poodle, Piper, moved into their new home in November, just a week after Gary retired as a toolmaker at GM.  They are from Michigan and happy to be where the weather is more pleasant in the winter.  Kay worked for a home health agency before her retirement.  They have four children, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  They enjoy cruising to the Caribbean and renovating homes.  Kay is a short story writer and Gary is a golfer.  His dad lives in Shallotte and they are happy to be near him now.


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 is a group that residents with a temporary need for some help can contact.  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.


We now have 17 volunteers on the team-thanks to those of you who joined recently.  Just to make it clear, Flo Pflaster and Carla Wagner coordinate communication with the Team through the website.  So if you are a volunteer, that is the way you will get a request to help a resident in need.


However, if you are someone who wants help,-you just have to contact Flo Pflaster at 575-6243 or or Carla Wagner at 252-303-0056 or,  We will do the best we can to find someone to help you out.





In Memoriam


John Crane

Clyde Juergens

Michael Golden



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?   LIBERTY BELLE THRIFT supports VETERANS!  Accepting furniture, household,  decor, clothing, COSTUME JEWELRY, bric-a-brac. Managed by C.S. neighbors.  10136  Beach Dr.  in old EMS shop next to min. golf.  10-5 Mon.-Sat.910-622-2122. 10% Veterans discount.

Need help with the refinishing, repairs, etc. of your home’s interior due to recent storm damage?  Former remodeling contractor with 30 years experience can help.  Call for free consultation. Very likely I will be able to save you $$$. I am a Carolina Shores resident. Call Lee at 579-3121 or 910-200-5687. 

Itransparent-1pxnterior Design Services  Professional and affordable.  No job too small or too large.  Call Carol St. Hilaire at 336-266-2303

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 – We sell Laptops, Apple MacBooks, Desktops and more.  Need an Upgrade or Repair?  Call Patty 910-575-7850  You can still drop off your old computer electronics with us @ 286 B Koolabrew Dr, Calabash, NC..  Open Mon–Thurs  10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

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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.

Window Washing Carolina Shores resident has done many homes in the Community.  Results guaranteed.  Call for free estimate.  Lee Hancock 579-3121

MDH Home Improvements -Dwayne Hunter 910-269-6172 All home repairs, decks, vinyl siding, flooring, painting..No Job too Small - Reasonable Rates

Spa2U- Mobile Spa services,  I bring the spa to you... Tammy Hunter- License Nail Tech. and Aesthetician. Manicures, Pedicures, Gel Nails, Facials, Body Treatments and Hair Removal.    910-880-5092. Call for appointment or text, Gift Certificates Available





January 2016




























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



9:30 Quilting Guild

1:00 Ladies Cards

6:30 Men’s Poker






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



9:30 Board Mtg.


1:00 Garden Club




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



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






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



1:00 Ladies Cards


6:30 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 2016 the recycle center will close on the following days: January 1, 18, May 30, July 4, September 5, November 24&25, December 26.







The following meetings are held at the POA clubhouse:

The CSPOA Board of Directors will meet January 13, 2016 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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