Art Guild Reception – February 4th

The 63rd Members Exhibition of the Charleston Artists Guild opened Monday, 1/30/17 and culminates with a reception on Saturday, 2/4, 6-8pm. The show is at the Charleston Visitor’s Center on Meeting Street. All are invited to attend. Several Seabrook residents are in the exhibit including: Stan Ullner, Patricia Schaefer and Colleen Wiessmann.  Hope to see you there!

-Submitted by Patricia Schaefer

SIPOA Election Process Special Committee Established

The SIPOA Board of Directors has established an Election Process Special Committee [“Committee”] through unanimous consent and endorsement of a motion, SIPOA President Janet Gorski announced today. The creation of this ad hoc advisory Committee is effective immediately.

The purpose of this Committee is to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board for consideration regarding current SIPOA election processes, policies and procedures, in an effort to promote the following:

  • Election materials that are user-friendly and easy to understand;
  • Election processes and procedures that are user-friendly and easy to understand;
  • That honesty, civility and respectful communication in all forms will be the standard throughout the election process;
  • The accuracy and consistency of all election documents; and
  • An enhanced election interest and participation by all Property Owners to ensure that we can attain a quorum to conduct business.

The Committee’s work will begin immediately and it is expected that the final report will be completed not later than July 31, 2017.

The Committee will be co-chaired by Con Constandis and Phil Squire.

The Committee will be comprised of 5 to 7 Property Owners to be selected by the co-chairs.

If you would like to serve on the Election Process Special Committee, please submit your interest by emailing

Interim recommendations will be submitted to the Board and will be circulated for comment to Property Owners for a three-week period. Once all comments are received and evaluated, final recommendations will be made by the Committee to the Board for consideration.

Click here for a link to the approved unanimous consent motion.

-Submitted by Janet Gorski, President, SIPOA

Gala, gala…gone!

Were you a little late getting out of the starting blocks and missed making reservations for the March 12 Green Space Gala? Don’t give up hope! We are taking names on a wait list and anticipate having some cancellations. Please fill out a reservation form (available in the Lake House lobby or online at and drop it off at 2500 Cat Tail Pond. Please do not include a check. We will kindly request payment once we notify you that we have space available.

If you have already purchased reservations and are unable to attend, please let Paula Adamson (843-768-4881) know ASAP. Thanks!

-Submitted by Mary Beth Joyce

Great Green Space Auction Item!

img_1336Wow! Wait until you see what’s waiting for a lucky bidder at the Green Space gala! Leo and Nicole Marien have again graciously donated a 3 night stay at their family owned Kancamagus Lodge in Lincoln, New Hampshire. Not only do you get to enjoy beautiful views and crisp clear days, but your winning bid includes breakfast for two each day in Brittany’s Cafe, 2 tickets to the Mt. Washington Cog Railway, 2 tickets to the Flume Gorge (whee!), 2 tickets to the Loon Mountain Sonic Gondola, and, if you visit in winter, 2 ski tickets to Loon Mountain! Feel like taking a swim in the indoor pool? Or maybe sharing s’mores on a cool spring evening? Or catching a few winks in one of their comfortable rustic rooms (fully equipped by the way with complimentary wi-fi, flat screen TVs and refrigerators.) It’s all there for you at Kancamagus Lodge.

This 34 room hotel is located in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. A four season destination, whether it is skiing in winter, searching out covered bridges and waterfalls in the spring, hiking and exploring summits in the summer or taking in the majestic colors of the foliage in the fall, you will be sure to have a memorable vacation!

This is just one of the many unique and wonderful items waiting for you at the Gala. We look forward to seeing you there on March 12 as we continue our efforts to maintain the natural green spaces of our little bit of paradise!

-Submitted by Lisa Cermak, Green Space Conservancy

Reminder: Adopt-A-Highway Needs You

Betsy Kerrison Parkway is the gateway to Seabrook Island. We owe it to ourselves to present the best possible face to our friends and other visitors.

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Please come out to help us on Saturday, February 4 (rain date 2/11) to clean up our section of the highway. We will meet to pick up supplies and carpool to the spot at the Lake House at 8:30 AM that day.

Please come and bring a friend if you can. For information contact Rich Siegel at or 716-969-4731. Thanks.

Submitted by Rich Siegel

Scheduled Power Outage Near Beach Club Villas, Thursday 2/2/17

Berkeley Electric will be replacing a damaged switch-gear in the vicinity of Beach Club Villas, which will require a brief power outage.

The outage is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

The location of the switch-gear is between 334 and 335 Beach Club Villas.  The impacted areas include both sides of Seabrook Island Road, from St. Christopher Lane to The Seabrook Club. This includes Spinnaker Beach Houses, Beach Club Villas and Pelican Watch Villas. Also, 3800, 3802, 3804 and 3806 Seabrook Island Road. This will total roughly 145 meters. The Club will not be included in the outage.

In case of inclement weather, the outage will shift to Friday, February 3rd.

Submitted by SIPOA

Tree Maintenance on Seabrook Island Roads


Over the next 3-4 weeks we will have tree service contractors on the island trimming the trees in our roadways.

When trees need to be trimmed that hang over the road, it will be necessary to close the road for a period of approximately 5 minutes.

There will be tree trimming done at the new gatehouse that will also require brief lane closures. If you come to one of these temporary lane closures, please be patient and allow our tree service contractors to work safely.

Submitted by Steve Hirsch, PE, PMP
SIPOA Director of Engineering

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Abridged Minutes: January 4th, 2017 Safety & Security Meeting

The following is an abridged summary of the minutes from the January 4th, 2017 Safety & Security meeting.

Committee discussion topics:
• Trash Dumping: A Board decision was postponed on allowing a proposed $100 fine increment, which will be discussed at Monday’s Board meeting.
Thursday the recycling dumpster was overflowing due to the Christmas holidays. No fines were issued
Friday will be brown and white pick up for the heavy trash.
• Dennis confirmed that completion of signage and painting are in the budget for completion in 2017.
• Phil suggested that we consider installing graveled walkways beside traffic islands to provide pedestrians with a safe place to walk and this will be referred to the GOMC for further discussion.

SIPOA Security (G4S) Report for January, 2017
• Citations: There were 55 traffic citations issued, which included the following:
 41 speeding violations
 5 stop sign violations
 1 failure to stop
 4 no pass displayed violations
 1 no drivers license violation
 2 no registration
 1 commercial access violation
• Commercial access fees: The SIPOA received $48,000 in commercial access fees in December, 2016;  $450,234 YTD.

A complete copy of the minutes is available in the archives section of the SIPOA website at

-Submitted by Bill Bryant

Tech Notes: Managing those Pesky Passwords

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Hello Seabrookers. I hope everyone is having a great start to their 2017.

Every new year sees new innovations in technology, and I intend to share and discuss these topics, but, today I want to start off a problem that I think all of us deals with all the time. PASSWORDS! We all have them. We all need them. And, of course, we all are aware that nowadays are passwords must contain at least one letter, one number, one symbol… know the drill. How are we supposed to remember them all, when security experts recommend that all of them should be different from each other? In today’s post, I’ll discuss some ways.

First off, a strategy that I use is something I call a “Go-To” password. What do I mean about this? There are websites on the internet that you need passwords for that aren’t really that high-risk to your identity. Websites like Pandora (music), Netflix (movies) – pretty much anything that isn’t related to email, banking, financial data, or social networks – are websites that I think you could use the same “Go-To” password for. The great thing about a “Go-To” password is that you don’t need to look it up. It’s something that’s ingrained in your head. You are asked to login, you type in the password from rote memory, and you’re logged in.

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Kiawah Arts Council: Sinatra’s Come Fly with Me – February 14th

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Sinatra’s Come Fly with Me
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
7:30 pm – Seabrook Island House
Ticket Release: Kiawah 1/26 Public 1/31
Click here for E-tickets beginning 1/31

Brad and Jennifer Moranz present Come Fly With Me-the songs of Sinatra -a 90 minute musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra. 4 incredible singers will perform 40 of his timeless hits. You’ll hear “My Way”, “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Young at Heart”, I’ve Got the World on a String”, “New York, New York” and many many more. You’ll feel like you are literally “Live at the Sands” when you see a special tribute to the Rat Pack! Hear the songs that had thousands of screaming fans swoon, and see why he was the “Elvis” of his generation!

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Mt. Zion Holiday Fund Thanks You

The joy of your giving to the holiday fund for the Mt. Zion Elementary School this year was mt-zion-christmas-sortingreflected in the smiles of more than 87 children in 27 families. We can only imagine their expressions of surprise and squeals of joy as they each discovered presents wrapped especially for them. A simple “thank you” to you, our Island friends, just does not seem adequate, but perhaps these words from some of the children themselves will help convey the special gratitude we feel and most especially what your generous donations meant for them. “Thank you for this PS3. I love it! It is my best present ever.” “Thank you for my cow boys jackit.” “Thank you for every single Christmas gift and I really appreciate everything.” “Thank you for the toys and clothes. We appreciate it.”
As you can see from this picture, not only were our hearts overflowing with gratitude, the room we use to carefully select each child’s special gifts was also overflowing with toys, books and clothes made possible only through you and your joy of giving to our fund. Thank you for helping to make so many dreams come true.

-Submitted by Pam Steele on behalf of the Mt. Zion Holiday Fund Committee
Marilyn Armstrong, Anne Smith, Paula Adamson, Charlotte Moran, Pam Steele


Johns Island Farmers Market – Update

Johns Island farmers market logo SaveJohns Island Farmers Market will be closed for one more week. After that, it is set to reopen on the campus of Charleston Collegiate School on Saturday February 4th and from then onwards will operate year round.

For more information, visit or Facebook

-Tidelines Editor