SIPOA Planning Committee Meeting Minutes – January 8, 2019

Seabrook Island Property Owners Association
Long Range Planning Committee
Minutes the January 8, 2019 Meeting

Committee Members Present:
Dan Kortvelesy, Chair
Dennis Pescitelli, Vice-Chair
Ellen Coughlin
Sam Dolinsky
Ray Hoover
Bob Leggett
Debra Lehman
Dick Little
Ian Millar
Maureen Shmaydey
Barbara Vincentsen

Staff/Guests: None

The meeting was called to order by Dan Kortvelesy at 9:03am.

A motion to adopt the agenda was made by Dick Little, seconded by Deb Lehman, and was approved.

A motion to approve the minutes of the 12/11, 2018 meeting was made by Ray Hoover, seconded by Lee Weber, and passed unanimously.

Opening Remarks: A review of the Board approval of the 2019 Plan at the December 2018 meeting was conducted. The evaluation process for the 2019 plan will be presented to the new board at its orientation session.

Open ended comments from the 2018 Survey were reviewed during the meeting. The committee discussed topics that may be missed in future meetings and may need attention.

Subcommittee Reports:
Finance: The 2019 budget was reviewed.
GOMC: Survey comments were reviewed.
Safety and Security: None
Mobility: A preliminary report will be presented in February.
Club/Town Reports: None

Agenda/Work Items: The process for presenting the survey results to the Board was discussed. Items that the committee feels should be stressed were presented. Distribution of the Kiawah report to the various Board committees was discussed.

No other actions were taken at the meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at: 10:42am.
The next meeting is scheduled for 2-12-2019.

-Submitted by the Planning Committee

Posted in Minutes, SIPOA

Lake House Fitness Class Information and Schedule Changes

Lake House Fitness Class Information

Over the last year, we have worked on a strategic plan to expand the fitness area and increase the fitness options and offerings at The Lake House.

Starting on Tuesday, February 26th, all regularly scheduled group fitness classes (with the exception of water and spin classes) will transition to the Live Oak Hall. Spin classes (RideSBI and Evening RideSBI) will move into the new Studio area (formerly the stretching room).

In addition to the transition to the Live Oak Hall, we will also have 2 time changes. Beginning in March, Gentle Yoga will move to 8:15 am and Total Body Toning will move to 11:00 am on Mondays.

GENTLE YOGA- 8:15 am * Mondays

This is a great way to learn the yoga positions, increase flexibility, promote spinal health and reduce stress.  This class combines gentle movement with the breath followed by a deep relaxation.

TOTAL BODY TONING – 11:00 am * Mondays and Wednesdays

Instructor Michelle Peterson will lead you through this medium paced class that emphasizes toning exercises targeting muscle strength and stability from the core while incorporating other major body muscle groups simultaneously.

-Submitted by The Lake House

Posted in Health and Wellness, SIPOA

Bizet’s Carmen – March 2

Carmen Feb 2019Bizet’s Carmen
Saturday, March 2, 2019
1:00 to 4:30 pm
Charleston County Main Library Auditorium
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston

Join the Charleston County Public Library for a Saturday of opera with the MET Opera watching some of the most critically acclaimed operas being performed today. Click here for a list of live in HD broadcast performances from March through June 2019.

In this performance of Carmen, mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine reprises her remarkable portrayal of opera’s ultimate seductress, a triumph in her 2017 debut performances, with impassioned tenors Yonghoon Lee and Roberto Alagna as her lover, Don José. Omer Meir Wellber and Louis Langrée share conducting duties for Sir Richard Eyre’s powerful production, a Met favorite since its 2009 premiere.

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CORRECTION: 2019 CSO Designer Showhouse – March 27-April 28

2019 Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse
March 27 to April 28
16 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston
Click here to buy tickets.  Tickets are also available at the door.

Be sure to note the new dates. The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. announces its 42nd annual Symphony Designer Showhouse at 16 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina

The Designer Showhouse will run March 27-April 28, 2019 with a focus on the city of Charleston, its architecture and designers.

An elegant 1903 high-style Queen Anne Victorian onCharleston’s beautiful Rutledge Avenue, South of Broad, will be featured as the 42nd annual Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) Symphony Designer Showhouse. Opening March 27, 2019, the house will display three levels of exquisite spaces presented by local interior designers. All proceeds benefit the Charleston Symphony and fund CSOL Music Scholarships.

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Charleston Gaillard Center – Joe Bonamassa – March 4

Joe Bonamassa
The Guitar Event of the Year!
March 4, 2019
Charleston Gaillard Center

Click here for tickets.

Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano/organ), and featuring soulful background singers and fantastic horns to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature brand new songs alongside career-spanning favorites.  Watch the music video for Bonamassa’s latest single “Redemption” here: By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa has shattered all expectations with this record and has reached new audiences – no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of releases, which now includes 20 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). Bonamassa’s career in the music industry has built steadily over the years and is only gaining more momentum.

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Gullah Spirituals Celebration: Plantation Singers – March 21

Gullah Spirituals Celebration:
Plantation Singers
March 21 @ 5:30 pm
Circular Congregational Church
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Back by popular demand, the Plantation Singers are one of the Southeast’s most acclaimed a cappella and percussion singing groups. Be riveted by their energetic performance of Gullah spirituals and the sacred music of the sea islands of South Carolina in the Romanesque Revival building, c. 1892, of the Circular Congregational Church.

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2019 CSO Designer Showhouse – March 14-April 14

2019 Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. Designer Showhouse
March 14 to April 14
16 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston
Click here to buy tickets.  Tickets are also available at the door.

This year’s Designer Showhouse is an elegant 1903 high-style Queen Anne Victorian on Charleston’s beautiful Rutledge Avenue, South of Broad near Colonial Lake. The home was built by Charleston mayor Wilson G. Harvey, later Lieutenant Governor and Governor of South Carolina, who lived next door. The Harveys are one of only three families to own the house, which retains its dramatic period exterior ornamentation and elegant interior features.

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2019 SIPOA Committee Assignments

Following the 2019 SIPOA Board of Directors election on February 16th, committee assignments were made.  Click here to see which Board members will be chairing or vice-chairing the various committees.

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Reminder: Wildlife Sculptor, Ott Jones, Presentation Today – February 20

Date:  Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time:  6:30 pm
Location:  The Lake House

Montana wildlife sculptor Ott Jones will give a presentation on how a bronze sculpture is created beginning with his concept through the casting process. His presentation will include pictures of several of his animal and bird models and how he goes about creating his clay original. Topics that Ott will discuss include inspiration, idea development, creating a maquette, building an armature, research, compositional elements of a sculpture and the entire foundry process.

This event is open to all Seabrookers and there is no cost to attend.

-Submitted by The Lake House

Posted in Events, The Arts

Seabrook Island Road Slow Down

The town’s tree maintenance contractor will be working on Seabrook Island Road for the next several days.  During this time, portions of Seabrook Island Road may be reduced to a single lane.

Please use caution when traveling between the SIPOA security gate and the traffic circle.

-Submitted by Town of Seabrook Island

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra – Romeo and Juliet – March 1-2

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents
Romeo and Juliet
March 1-2
at the Charleston Gaillard Center

Robyn Bollinger, Violin
Ken Lam, Conductor

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Violinist Robyn Bollinger joins the CSO to perform Paganini’s Violin Concerto, a virtuosic masterpiece that is widely considered the most technically difficult of all violin concertos. Bollinger made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12, and has since become a celebrated violinist and chamber musician around the world. In addition, she has won many prestigious competitions, including the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna, and the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in France.

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Ballet Music from Faust

Nicolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Violin Concerto No. 1

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Selections from Romeo and Juliet

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Flowertown Festival – April 5-7

Flowertown Festival
April 5-7, 2019
Azalea Park, Summerville, SC

Every spring, the Town of Summerville is awash in color – – from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On one 3-day weekend during this season, thousands of festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast- The YMCA Flowertown Festival.

Consistently ranked one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, the three-day festival features:

Over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country who display their work for sale
Delicious foods from restaurants at The Taste
Fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee
Farmer’s Market (Saturday ONLY)
NEW!! KidsFest (Saturday ONLY) – Blooming Artists of the Flowertown Festival & YMCA ChalkFest
Free admission
Free Parking​

For more information, please click here.

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