Lake House Fitness Schedule for March 2019

Lake House Fitness Class Information

Friendly reminder, 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.

Lake House Fitness Class Cancellations

  • RideSBI scheduled at 8:30 AM will be CANCELED on Saturday, March 9th.
  • Evening RideSBI scheduled at 6:00 PM will be CANCELED on Tuesday, March 12th.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for understanding!

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

-Submitted by Jamie Mogus Mixson, Lake House Manager

Finance Committee Minutes – February 14

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Seabrook Island Property Owners Association
Finance Committee
February 14, 2019

Committee Members Present:
Warren Weber, Chairman
Judy Gimson
Richard Little
Max Willis
Guy Gimson, Vice Chairman
Ed Maher
Wayne Billian
Cindy Brown

Staff/Guests Present:
Heather Paton, Executive Director
Allison Townsley, Finance Administrator

Members Not Present:
Kevin Dunn

The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm by Warren Weber.

Ed Maher moved to adopt the agenda. The motion was seconded by Judy Gimson and passed unanimously.

Guy Gimson moved to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2019 meeting. The motion was seconded by Dick Little and passed unanimously.

Review of December 2018 financials:

Income Statement:
Overall, operating revenue is running slightly ahead of 2017. Operating expenses are over their 2017 levels, but below budget.

Contribution to capital fees totaled $549k YTD, including 15 closings in December [3 homes, 9 villas, 3 lots] and two Green Space transfers. Contribution to capital fees are ahead of budget YTD by $149k but lag 2017 YTD by $19k.

Operating Expense Accounts:

As of 12/31/18, most expense categories are higher than 2017 except for Infrastructure, Security, and IT.

Investment of Operating Funds

Warren Weber and Ed Maher will work with Waccamaw Management to invest operating funds in short-term (3-6 month) CDs this coming year.

Guy Gimson moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Warren Weber and passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 2:35 pm.

The next Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the SIPOA Administration Building.

River Road Closed – Feb 27

We just received notification  that there is an accident on River Road just past Fipps & Sons Gararge as you head into Charleston.

If you are heading on or off the island, you may want to take an alternate route.

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Seabrook Island Garden Club Meets March 8

On Friday, March 8, 2019 The Seabrook Island Garden Club meeting will be moving to the newly renovated Oyster Catcher Community Center. Members not residing on the island will receive a Special Event Pass that will allow them to park at the Oyster Catcher parking lot.

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This month the SIGC welcomes special speaker Deborah Duerr and her topic “Lessons Learned From 20 Years as an Estate Gardener”. A Certified Master Gardener, Deborah will share her wealth of knowledge in design, redesign, maintenance and management, including tree care and irrigation systems. She studied at the School of Visual Art in NYC and received her Certified Master Gardener certificate from Rutgers and Penn State. Deborah’s professional duties often encompassed garden care, party planning, design of containers and baskets, as well as seasonal decorations and indoor arrangements. Deborah’s in-depth knowledge in the world of landscape and gardening will surely make for a very interesting and exciting topic with very practical application.

Where: Oyster Catcher Community Center – 2241 Oyster Catcher Ct., Seabrook Island
When: Friday, March 8, 2019
9:30 – Coffee and Social
10:00 – Short business meeting and presentation by guest speaker Deborah Duerr

Please note the Oyster Catcher Community Center will become the permanent location for future SIGC meetings as well.

For information on membership please contact Holli Bolte, email:

-Submitted by Alberta Barron

I AM Study


Do you want to help us fight Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)?

Healthy volunteers needed for Brain Imaging, Aging and Memory (I AM) Research Study.

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is conducting a brain imaging research study on 300 normal aging adults. We are recruiting cognitively healthy men and women who:

  • Are in general good heath between the ages of 45-85 years old with no memory problems or other medical conditions that affect cognition
  • Can come to MUSC twice for study visits
  • Can return to MUSC in 2 years for a follow up visit
  • Can bring a Co-Participant to study visits who you have a least weekly contact with
  • Want to be part of a team of volunteers fighting AD!

Compensation will be provided for those who qualify.

If you are interested please call or email, Mallory Gillen 843-876-7034 or click here to visit our website for more information.

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Charleston Gaillard Center: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – April 11

The Charleston Gaillard Center Presents
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
April 11, 2019

Click here for tickets

The Charleston Gaillard Center presents Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts.

Continue reading “Charleston Gaillard Center: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo – April 11”

Mardi Gras BBQ & Oyster Roast – March 3

Mardi Gras Celebration Feb 2019Enjoy delicious local oysters and a southern pork BBQ with all the fixins’.

When: Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm
Where: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 3871 Betsy Kerrison Parkway

Tickets are $30 for adults. Children 10 and under are free.  Get your tickets through the church office Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Questions? Email Mary at

-Submitted by Mary Lubic

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March Calendar at Johns Island Regional Library

Johns Island Library

Johns Island Regional Library on Maybank Highway offers a wide variety of activities and resources for children, teens and adults. To see their full calendar of activities for March, 2019, click here.

Friday, March 1, 2019 is Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and a perfect day to read with a child in your own family!

Throughout the month of March, the Inland Rice Fields Traveling Trunk will be on display. This educational tool includes replica artifacts and historical items relating to 18th century inland rice fields of the Lowcountry. The trunk is on loan from the Charleston County Transportation Development and is co-sponsored by the Gullah Geechee Corridor.

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Reminder – 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

Questions and Answers from the SIPOA Annual Meeting

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Thanks to all of you who attended the 2019 Annual Meeting; it was great to see so many property owners who are interested in SIPOA’s work. Several questions were asked; here are the answers.

Golf carts, NEV’s and bicycles: Private Golf Carts are not allowed on SI roads and if a visitor suggests bringing their cart with them (it happens!), they won’t be able to use it. Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV’s) licensed in SC are allowed; they must be capable of more than 20 mph. Refer to the SIPOA website for the detailed Rules and Regulations. Bicycles and bicyclists are a challenge for SIPOA; they need regular reminders of safe cycling practices and rules. Drive slowly and look out for the riders, horses, turkeys, alligators, runners, walkers and everything else that likes to use our beautiful roads. Their activities are part of the reason why we keep our speed limits at 15/25 mph.

SJFD at the Lake House: past Boards have declined to allow SJFD to use the Fitness center; we’ll revisit that decision if justified.

Canoes and Kayaks: The Creek Watch boat and kayak launch is being rebuilt, since the creek has changed course over the past 10 years. Our thanks to the Creek Watch regime for their co-operation; they own the land it’s on. Launch sites on the Kiawah River, or the North Edisto River, are not available; SIPOA has had numerous attempts to find alternate facilities, without success.

Speeding tickets: The community has clearly expressed its preference for strict enforcement of traffic rules on SI, and our Security force is good at it. Observing the speed limits is not difficult, better safe than sorry. The Security force does not issue warnings for any moving violations; violators have the unrestricted right to appeal any tickets to the Safety and Security Committee, and Board if necessary.

Gatehouse area: both the striping and signage are being upgraded as I write; the Safety and Security Committee spent a lot of time last fall defining what’s needed and getting funding. Traffic flow continues to be something we work on; we rarely get significant backups now, but when we do, SIPOA’s phones light up.

Member Directory: SIPOA is looking at this question with care. It’s become more complicated because of current privacy concerns and the potential for hacking and misuse of the data. We are treading with due deliberation.

-Submitted by Guy Gimson, President, SIPOA Board of Directors