Activities Committee Minutes from January 7, 2019

Activities Committee Minutes 1/7/19

Attending: Nic Porter, Janet Pasquale, Marsha Papenak, Rich Siegel (Chair), Roni Berttucci.

The meeting came to order at 10:00 am.
The minutes from November 6, 2018, were unanimously approved.

The committee reviewed the results from the canned food drive where almost 7,000 pounds of food was collected. It was hoped that next year we could drum up support from other Seabrook entities (Racquet Club, Equestrian Center, SIPOA office, Golf Club etc…) to create a little competition and further improve the results.

Nic reviewed the fitness equipment that was recently ordered with input from regular users.

Nic reviewed his ideas for a growth plan for the coming years in the Lake House.

The committee reviewed the suggestion for a filtered water fountain to replace the ice/water machine which finally bit the dust. After some discussion, the proposal was put on hold.

The committee discussed next year’s tree lighting ceremony and ways to make it a little more kid- and family-oriented. The committee also talked about the possibility of taking over the Polar Plunge from the Swim Club.

This will be the last meeting before the SIPOA Annual Meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 am.

-Submitted by the Activities Committee

Lake House Fitness Schedule for February 2019

Lake House Fitness Class Information

Cardio Conditioning (formerly Hitt to be Fit) is scheduled at 9:15 am on Wednesdays. This class combines cardio intervals with strength training and core conditioning. Choose high or low impact, whichever level is right for you. Get ready for a fat-burning hour of fun with instructor Michelle Peterson.

Total Body Toning is scheduled at 10:45 am on Mondays and 11:00 am on Wednesdays. Join Michelle Peterson and work your whole body and build stamina in this energizing class. It includes a combination of cardio, strength (both body weight and dumbbells), and core work. Variations are offered making it appropriate for all levels. See yourself improve week after week as you build muscle and increase endurance.

Click here for the February 2019 Fitness Schedule at the Lake House.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manager

Grief Support Group – February 6

The Grief Support Group will meet on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 7:00 pm in the Eagle’s Nest Studio at the Lake House. New members are always welcome to join. Participants in the group include but are not limited to those who have lost a spouse as well as those who have lost a child.

Rosemary branch July 2018

Grief is not letting go; it’s holding on in a new way. In a peer support group, there is permission to grieve and share with people who understand while gaining strength from each other.

For more information, please contact Mary Fleck at Non-residents of Seabrook Island may register to attend by contacting Mary Fleck at in advance.

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Kiawah Island Parkway Lane Closure Today 2-3 pm

Tidelines has learned that today, January 30, 2019, between 2:00 and 3:00 pm, the outbound lane of the Kiawah Island Parkway (near the bridge) will be closed for work associated with the embankment stabilization project.

Flaggers will be present to alternate traffic. Please use caution and allow additional time for travel. If you have questions, please call 843-768-9166.

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Brown & White Pickup February 15

Brown and White
Don’t forget that the monthly Brown and White pickup day is Friday, February 15, to coincide with Annual Meeting weekend. Standard first-Friday pickups will resume March 1. Bulk items can be left curbside by 7:00 am.  Place items including furniture, appliances, grills, lawn furniture, or other similar household items where you would normally leave your trash and recycling.

Hazardous waste such as old paint cans, electronics, batteries, fluorescent lights, and old yard or household chemicals can be taken to the Maintenance area (adjacent to the Community Garden) that morning between 7 am and 2 pm.  Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty.  The materials cannot be left on the ground. See the SIPOA Garbage Schedule 2019 here.

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown and White pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program (800 so far!).  You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407.

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Reminder: Lake House Morning Classes and Window Replacement

lake house banner 5A reminder that the Live Oak Hall and the Group Exercise Room of The Lake House will be undergoing maintenance today Wednesday, January 30, 2019, as new windows are installed.

For the duration of maintenance, there will be no access to or use of the Live Oak Hall or Group Exercise Room.

The following morning classes will be CANCELED today:
Core and More – 8:15 am
HITT to be FIT – 9:15 am
Strength and Flexibility Express – 10:15 am

Total Body Toning – 11:00 am

Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work to improve The Lake House.

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manager

Exchange Club Dinner & Masterworks March 29

On Friday, March 29, 2019, join K-S Exchange Club members for dinner at the Seabrook Island Club followed by a monumental rendition of Mozart’s Requiem at the Gaillard Center. Ken Lam will be conducting, and the CSO Chorus will join the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for one of the most famous works ever written.

The evening includes:
• Dinner (5:00 pm) with wine and beer at the Seabrook Island Club.
• Bus (leaves at 6:15 pm) for the trip to the Gaillard Center.  It will return after the concert is over.
• Reserved seats in the 2nd and 3rd rows of the Gallery.

Tickets are $100 per person. If you have your own concert tickets, the price is $70. Make your reservation with Roger Steel by email at or call 843-768-7166.

This K-S Exchange Club event sells out quickly. Make your reservation soon.

-Submitted by Roger Steel

SIB Bird Checklist

The Seabrook Island Birders are happy to announce that their newly updated bird checklist is available on their website at Seabrook Island Bird Checklist. You can now print the updated version for your next birdwatching outing or to keep at your island home where you observe your feeders. No printer? No problem! The new brochures with the checklist have been ordered and should be available at The Seabrook Island Birders’ next meeting on January 30, 2019, at 7:00 pm at the Lake House. If you can’t make the meeting, they will continue to be available at the Lake House and other locations around Seabrook Island.

FYI! On that same page of Seabrook Island Birders website, you can also find checklists for Kiawah Island and the Ace Basin.

Happy birding!

-Submitted by The Seabrook Island Birders

Dinner in the Tree House



The Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy Presents:

“Dinner in The Tree House”

The Green Space Conservancy Gala Casino Night is delighted to offer a unique live auction item – “Dinner in The Tree House” – for six guests at the lovely home of Ray andsigsc photo jan 2019 Lucy Hoover, located at 2824 Dove Nest Court.
The house was designed and built by Ray, an architect, to preserve the lot’s Live Oaks by inserting the home into the property with as little disturbance to the natural environment as possible. After buying a vacation home on Seabrook Island, they quickly decided to make Seabrook their permanent home. The search for a lot took several years as the Hoovers were living and working in Dubai, UAE and only had a few short weeks to enjoy Seabrook each year. The Hoovers knew that one asset was essential – their home needed to be surrounded by Live Oaks and green space. Living in a desert climate made them appreciate greenery and trees!
They found the perfect building site which included 13 Live Oaks with over a 20-inch caliper and another nine Grand Oaks with a 24-inch or greater caliper – all of which were preserved. The building site reminded them of a cathedral space with a graceful and shaded canopy covering, which would eventually become their home. They knew the trees would filter the harsh summer sun, buffer stronger winds and provide a more comfortable living environment and other energy advantages.
Ray worked several years on designing the house, with Lucy’s input, to best accommodate the building site and to meet their living needs. The lucky bidders of this live auction item will be able to tour the Hoovers home and gain an understanding of the design factors and philosophy used to develop the plan. They will be able to enjoy the interior views of the spectacular Live Oak forest on the property and the adjacent Conservancy lots.
The meal will be, of course, inspired by Middle Eastern dishes and flavors, all prepared by Lucy. Think of cold mezze such as Hummus and Mutabbal, Fattoush, Chicken Mandi and Lebanese chocolate, among other tasty treats from the East. Wine will be included; but not derived from the abstaining Gulf area.
Gather a group of friends NOW so you don’t miss a chance to tour this unique home and enjoy a delicious and Middle-Eastern inspired dinner. We’ll see you at the Green Space Gala’s Casino Night where we are “GROWING THE GREEN.”

-Submitted by Lucy Hoover and Beth Nichols, SIGSC

KAC: Norbert Lewandowski February 16

The Kiawah Arts Council presents
Norbert Lewandowski
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
at the Turtle Point Clubhouse

Tickets are Complimentary
Ticket Release to the Public – February 1
Tickets available here beginning 2/1 at 9 a.m.

Charleston-based cellist Norbert Lewandowski will treat Kiawah to a unique cello performance featuring some of the finest works in 20th and 21st century American classical music. Inspired by the Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang, each piece in the program was composed for multiple cellos. Thus the various cello parts were masterfully recorded by Lewandowski to accompany his own live hour-long performance, one that is sure to linger in the audience’s memory.

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SC Aquarium: Love on Land and Sea February 7

aquariumThursday, February 7, 2019
6:00 pm
South Carolina Aquarium

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a unique way – at the South Carolina Aquarium!

Ron Magill, a wildlife expert and photographer, will give attendees an exclusive look into the private love lives of animals. This event is for adults 21 years and older. Prepare to laugh and possibly blush. Reserve your spot today.

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(Image credit: South Carolina Aquarium website)



Drainage Agreement Community Meeting Follow-Up

As previously reported, SIPOA and the Seabrook Island Club recently signed a comprehensive drainage agreement.  On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, more than 130 property owners participated in a community-wide meeting to learn more about the details.  To see the PPT presentation, click here.  If you have any questions about this presentation or the agreement itself, please direct them to

-Julie McCulloch, President, SIPOA Board of Directors