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


Al Franklin – President, Peter Kirkby – Vice President, Kerry Jarrell – Treasurer, Diana Mardall – Secretary,

Jack Bendy – Director, John Csernecky – Director, Sue Hensler – Director, Charles Karnolt - Director


Merrilee Burns – Co-Editor      Chris Arrotti – Co-Editor

CSPOA website:



Message from the Board – Al Franklin, President


Just in case you did not get the e-mail referencing the election results and the corresponding duties, I want to share the following results and assignments with you:

President – Alvin Franklin (re-elected)

Vice President and ACC Liaison – Peter Kirkby (re-elected)

Secretary- Diana Mardall – Advisory Committee (re-elected)

Director – Charles Karnolt - Pool and Tennis Courts (newly elected)

Director - John Csernecky – Clubhouse and Communication.

Director - Jack Bendy – Grounds

Director - Sue Hensler – Recreation and Social


It is getting to be that time of the year again when the weather is good for getting out on walks and bike riding.  We ask that while you are driving through the community, that you drive slow.  Slow down when you see pets with their owners, walkers, and bike riders.  We have had some of our residents nearly hit by vehicles that were speeding through the community.  We would appreciate your cooperation.


Also, we have had some problems with the dumpster that is in the pool parking lot.  This dumpster is for the use of the POA grounds contractor only!  This dumpster is not for residential household garbage.  The Town of Carolina Shores has facilities for the garbage, so please use those facilities.  Thank you for your cooperation.


For your information, vehicles parked overnight in common POA areas or overnight on town property are in violation of the Deed of Restrictions and/or the Town of Carolina Shores code.  An example would be in the Gates area, cars are being parked overnight in these areas and are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.


The POA is waiting for a bid for the work that must be done at the pool house. Once that is finished, then the landscaping will be completed.


I want to thank Merrilee Burns, Linda Rugg and Chris Arrotti for pre-election preparation work.  I also want to thank Barbara Hartnett, Mary Ann Williams, Halla Cramer and Sue O’Reilly for volunteering to sort and tabulate the election results.  Your assistance was appreciated!


If you have questions about our community, you can call the POA office. The office is open Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 







March 8, 2017, at 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: Do not use the office email. Be sure to include the name of the activity in the “subject” line of your email. Thank you.




Renegade News – Debbie Creamer


Golfer WomanChairpersons for weekly play in March are Deb Courtemanche and Dee Gillin.  Tee times are set for 9:00 a.m. for March.


The Renegades Annual St. Patrick's Day Tournament will be held on March 16th at the Pearl.  Dinner will follow at Jasmine’s in Brunswick Plantation.  The sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board at the Pro Shop.  Hosting this event are Karen Hertling and Peggy Lewis. 


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 golf league, contact Debbie Creamer at 575-8163 or Phillip Bureau at the golf course for more details.  New members are always welcome.  



Tennis News – Bob Anthony

This is the month when Spring "officially" arrives.  Although, to date, we can't really complain about the weather.  It does mean that shorts and bathing suit season is just around the corner and raises the question- "are you and your body ready for it?".  A good way to get in shape for the upcoming warm weather attire is to join your friends and neighbors playing open tennis on our courts every Monday, Wednesday & Friday.  We start playing at 9:00 a.m. and everyone showing up will get to play.  Hope to see you out there.


The tennis community lost one of their own this past year when we learned that Bob Pinkos passed away.  Bob and his wife, Kay, would reside in their home on Bayberry Circle during the cooler months and return to their place in Pennsylvania for the warmer months.  "Pennsylvania" Bob was an avid tennis player as well as aficionado of bocce ball.  He is truly missed.


Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 12th, when we begin Daylight Saving Time.  So much for that extra hour of sleep.




Ladies Walking Group – Eileen Nawara


Image result for free walking clipartWe meet at 8:30 a.m. at the tennis courts Monday thru Friday.  We walk for fifty (50) minutes and you can walk at your own pace.  If you are interested, you can e-mail me at or call 579.9425.  If you know of anyone who is interested in walking but at a different time, maybe we can arrange a different schedule.  Some days it already feels like spring.



Recreation Committee – Sue O’Reilly


Please mark the following activities on your calendar:


Bingo Win Stock Photos - 50355953Get ready for Bingo!  Join your neighbors for a fun afternoon of BINGO at the POA clubhouse on Sunday, March 5th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost will be $1.00 per card.  Please bring a snack, finger food, or light refreshment to share and BYOB if you want something other than soda or water, which will be provided.


Sunday, April 23rd - Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon—from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  If you have volunteered for any of the many committees, or helped in our Carolina Shores community in any way, you are invited to the POA clubhouse to a special lunch in thanks for your participation.  Sign-up sheet will be available in the clubhouse or call the POA office (579-2044).


Click here to enlarge the invitation.


Memorial Day Sign Stock Photos - 29860673 Sunday, May 28th - Memorial Day Picnic—from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Details will be provided at a later date. 







Two New Groups Forming – Sharon Donahue


A GamesEUCHRE group has been formed and will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's at 1:00 p.m. at the clubhouse.  Come and join us.  If you don't know how to play we will teach you.  It is not hard to learn.


We are also having a Game Day on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse.  We will be playing a variety of different games.  Come and join us.  Bring a lunch and we will play some more after lunch.



Garden Club News –  Jane Boyle our February 8th meeting, members and guests of the Garden Club enjoyed a very informative program on Bonsai which was presented by Dr. George Wong-Chong, a Brunswick County Master Gardener.


Following our business meeting, we were treated to a lovely “tea” complete with delicious finger foods provided by the Board and Program Committee.  Many thanks to our Program Chairs, Karen Waters and Kay Forbes for the beautiful table settings and decorations.  Great job, ladies!

Three miniature Bonsai plants were raffled off and winners were Nancy Sneska, Loretta Whelan and Kay Forbes.


Our next meeting will be March 8th at 1:00 p.m.  Our program will be presented by Hughes and Hughes Nursery.


We will also have a Camellia contest on March 8th.  If you still have camellias thriving, please bring in a blossom - or two - for our show.  Display the blossoms in a vase and if you know the variety, print that along with your name on a card.  If you prefer, you may submit a photo for the contest.  You may enter photos of a single flower, multiple flowers or an entire bush.  Both the blossoms and photos will be judged.


We are still looking for candidates for our Board and various committee chairs for next year.  If you are interested, please call Joanne Bendy at 575-0071 or email her at jjbendy04@gmail.comJoanne needs to submit the slate of nominees at our meeting March 8th.



Book Discussion Group – Susie Riggs


Book shelf blank spines, empty binding stand on wood textureThis month’s book selection was Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.   The novel was written as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project in which some of today’s most acclaimed authors were asked to retell Shakespeare’s works as modern-day stories.  Tyler’s story is based on The Taming of the Shrew.
A wide variety of opinions about this book were shared by our members.  Some thought it was “light” and more geared to young adults, while others, especially those who were already Anne Tyler fans, thought that it was humorous and delightful.  One of the best things about the book group is that we are stretched to read things we might not read on our own, therefore exposing ourselves to many different types of literature. 

For the month of March, we have two selections, After You by Jojo Moyes and The New Colossus by Marshall Goldberg.  Members may read one or both of the books. 


Other upcoming titles are: 

April: Teacher Man, by Frank McCourt, May: Britt-Marie Was Here, by Fredrik Backman, June: Black River, by S.M. Hulse, July: When I Married My Mother, by Jo Maeder OR Monsoon Summer, by Julia Gregson, and August: The Golden Son, by S. S. Gowda. 

If you enjoy reading and talking about what you have read, please join us in the POA library at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of each month!



Needlework News – Carla Urban


basket with knitting needles and balls of yarnOur Needlework group met on the 13th of February at 10:00 a.m.  We had three new ladies join us and hope to see them come regularly with their talents and new ideas for charity work. 


As there are a great many talented needlework ladies in our community and we would like to see as many of you who care to join us. We sit and knit, crochet or do other handiwork and chat as we work along on whatever projects we are working on.


There are no dues or officers in the group but we do include some charity projects during the year. We meet on the second Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in the POA Club House and usually work until noon.  Hope to see more of you clever ladies at the next meeting.




Carolina Shores Quilt Guild Gloria Gustavson


Close-up of woman's hand stitching quiltingOur Guild has been invited to a luncheon in May by the Oak Island Quilters. We each received a brown paper bag with a ‘mystery’ piece of material that represents one of the four seasons.  From that piece of material, we are going to create a 12” block for this challenge.  The judging will take place at the luncheon.  With the creative talent we have in our group, I am sure a blue ribbon will be brought back to Carolina Shores. 






New Horizons – Carla Urban


MCj04398570000[1]Our New Horizons-Singles Group met on the 14th of February at 5:00 p.m in the POA clubhouse. ​ There were fourteen ladies present enjoying the good food and friendly conversation. The leaders for this meeting were Pat O'Leary and Carolyn McCroskey. We had a fun time trying to find as many words we could from Valentine’s Day in five minutes.  The winner came up with forty-seven and won a box of candy, of course.


This group is open to all singles either new to the community or a long-time resident. Two new members did join us at this meeting. We always welcome new members and look forward to their ideas for our monthly activities, so please feel free to join us.  Our annual dues are $5.00. That's right just $5.00. This goes towards the expense of our May Picnic as well as being used for covering other expenses during the year. Last year it was a High Tea.


Our next meeting will be held on the 17th of March to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the VFW on route 57 in Little River, SC. The dinner will be $12.00 and it is paid at the door.  Live music is provided and carpooling is suggested.  All those who are planning on attending please call Pat Ferstler, so she can call and let them know how many of us will be attending.  Hope to see you all there.  Please note that the date is not on our usual second Tuesday evening of the month but on the second Friday and will take the place of the normally scheduled Tuesday meeting.



New Friends - Jeanne Zalasko



Leprechaun with beerOur New Friends meeting on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, was led by Barbara Jones.  She brought a red rose, a heart shaped magnet and chocolate kisses for everyone.  Thank You, Barbara.  We each discussed our memory of our first kiss. 


On March 14th, Rhyne McCumby will lead a very special Spring/St Patrick's Day event.  We are reaching out especially to new ladies in our community for this get together.  We'll have a pot luck lunch so bring a dish to share-Irish themed would be great!   And wear green!  Please invite a new neighbor to this meeting.  We know a lot of ladies have moved in recently and we welcome you to join us!  Every lady in our POA is welcome and if you used to come, but haven't in a while - this would be a good time to reconnect!  Come and see who "THE LUCKY LEPRECHAUN" will be.


Contact Rhyne at 579-8583 with any questions.


New Friends meet 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 and going out to lunch afterwards.  Please remember to bring a non-perishable food item for the SBIC pantry.



New Neighbors – Flo Pflaster and Eva Jensen


Neighborhood with homes illustrated on white.Name:  Brooklyn Kennedy

Address:  1 Gate 3


Brooklyn moved here the week of Christmas from Colorado. She found the house on the internet and bought it sight unseen. She wanted to be near a beach and is happy to be so close! She works as an IT systems project manager and works out of her home. Brooklyn is the only daughter in a family with 7 sons. Four are in Missouri and 3 are scattered around the East Coast. Her three kids, aged 18, 20, and 23 live in 3 different states.

Brooklyn is an outdoorsy person. She plays tennis, kayaks, walks, runs and rides her bicycle.  She is looking for companions to be active within and around the area.



Library News - Sue and Dan O’Reilly


Library - Bibliothèque - book titles converted to paths by The MartinIf anyone wishes to donate books to our library, please leave them in the plastic bin with the books to be shelved.  Do not shelve them yourself.  And remember, we only can use popular (10 years and newer) fiction and non-fiction.  Thank you.  





Care Team – Flo Pflaster to those who asked to join the Care Team, we now have 20 people available to help neighbors in need when a request comes to me. If you want to be a part of this team, or if you no longer want to be on the list, please let me know.

I don't get very many calls for help, but people are so very grateful for the assistance they get!  It really doesn't take much to volunteer. An occasional ride, help with a small chore at home, a temporary need for dog walking, etc. is usually what is needed.

So, neighbors, continue to let me know if you need help and I'll do my best to find someone. You don't have to be on Nextdoor to request help.


Flo Pflaster




2016 Tax Preparation – Barbara Hutton


The AARP Foundation and the IRS provide free tax preparation assistance to millions of people across the country.  This Tax Aide program operates locally with tax preparation available at Hickman’s Crossroads Library beginning February 1.  Many residents of Carolina Shores have taken advantage of the program to have their tax returns completed.  All assistance is provided by trained, IRS certified volunteers.  


For the 2017 tax year, more volunteers are needed to spend one four-hour session per week for 10 weeks assisting community members.  You do not need a financial or tax background, just a sincere desire to provide assistance and to work with the public.  All training and required materials will be provided in January.  If you have been looking for a volunteer opportunity which is a bit different, please consider this program.  For more information, or to have questions answered, please contact Barbara Hutton, Carolina Shores resident and Local Coordinator for the Tax Aide program.  My number is 579-5324.





In Memoriam


Esther Malmfeldt

Don Sharpe

Bob Watkins

Paul Wuthrich













Sales and Services

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.

Landscape Transformation We make your yard beautiful. Call James & Terri at 910-515-9691.  We take pride in what we do.  James is also a handyman.  Power washing.  Free estimates.

Rich Lawlor Painting and Home Maintenance

Rich Lawlor  (Owner)            910-512-2517       

73 Persimmon Road

Carolina Shores, NC 28467                                                            Very Reasonable Rates

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. LIBERTY BELLE THRIFT- Accepting furniture, household, decor, clothing, jewelry. Managed by C.S. neighbors.  10136 Beach Dr.  next to min. golf.  10-5 Mon.-Sat.910-622-2122. 10% Veterans discount.

Need help with refinishing, repairs, etc. of your home’s interior?  Former remodeling contractor with 30 years’ experience.  Free consultation. Very likely I can save you $$$. CS resident. Call Lee at 579-3121 or 910-200-5687. Home Services. Respite care for homebound patients, help with household tasks or pet care, whatever you need. Call Joyce at 575-0825 for more information.

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

Sullivan Home Inspection Team (Mike & Judy) are residents of CS.  If you are selling, buying or just curious what condition your home is in, we would like to help you. Cell 608-770-0603 or 608-712-0010.

Calabash Wholesale ComputersWe sell Laptops, Apple MacBooks, Desktops and more. Need an Upgrade or Repair? Call Patty at 910-575-7850.  CWC new location on August 1, 2016 will be Vision Square, 10195-6 Beach Dr. SW, Calabash.  Open Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Clinique-Makeup[1]Avon - Are you looking for an Avon representative?  Call Mae at 575-2209.

Plants and 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. Call Bob at 579-9666. Honest and Reliable:  Do you need someone to pet sit, take care of your plants, run errands, and/or house sit?  North Myrtle Beach to Shallotte.  Call Whitney at 910-363-7588.

Websites of any size for your business or 15 plus years of experience.  Free estimates. Call Tim at 579-8154 or Washing Carolina Shores resident has done many homes in the Community.  Results guaranteed.  Call for free estimate.  Lee Hancock 579-3121

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.

CS resident, Mary Zio, has opened Phthalo Blue Art Gallery at 7199 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach.  The gallery features local and national artists, including CS artists.  Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Pet Sitting /Dog Walking Loving Care for Your Pets in their own home. Extended visits available. Peggy Adduce 910- 200-6327

Painting clip artRoger’s Painting No Job Too Small!  Inside – Outside – No spraying.  Paid only when job is complete and you are satisfied.  Call Roger at 516-768-7209.

FREE Download - the story of Tucker. Contact Lynn Darby at with an email subject line: Tucker or at 910-579-7526. Autographed print book available with magnet and charm.  

Electric Wheelchair - Jazzy Select 6T Scooter w/charger

$400 - Call 910-685-0395












March 2017












10:30 Game Day

 1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Canasta



9:30 Mah Jongg 

6:30 Rec. Comm

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


1:00 Euchre



9:30 Board Mtg.

1:00 Garden Club

7:00 Canasta



9:30 Mah Jongg 

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s Poker


9:00 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




1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Canasta


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 Euchre



10:45 Mexican Train

1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Canasta


9:30 Mah Jongg 

7:00 Mah Jongg

7:00 Men’s Poker


9:00 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



1:00 Ladies Cards

7:00 Canasta


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 2017 the recycle center will close on the following days: January 2 and 16, April 17, May 29, July 4, September 4, November 23 and 24, December 25 and 26.






The following meetings are held at the POA clubhouse:

The CSPOA Board of Directors will meet on March 8, 2017 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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