One of the things that makes Seabrook Island so special is the breadth of interests and talents shared by its residents. Fortunately, we have a wide variety of avenues to nurture those interests and talents. Depending on what is important to you and how you like to spend your time, you might want to check out these available clubs and groups.
Digging Into Roots Together (Genealogy Club)
Our mission is to help people do family history research. We get together twice a month, as genealogists to share ideas, and learn new approaches to online and in-person research. It is about finding your family roots whether it is in the United States or overseas. Learn how to organize, how to digitize your photos and documents, and how to build your family tree. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced genealogist, you will learn something new at each meeting.
Contact: Lynn Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-242-2344
Grief Support Group
The journey of grief is long and often lonely. If you have experienced the death of a significant person in your life, we invite you to participate in the grief peer support group. Participants in the group include but are not limited to those who have lost a spouse or a child. The group meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm in the Eagle’s Nest Studio at The Lake House. New members are always welcome to attend.
Contact: Mary Fleck, email@example.com, 908-208-6640.
Seabrook Island Artist Guild
The Seabrook Island Artist Guild comprises over 100 members from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island and Johns Island. Our members enjoy the beauty that surrounds us every day as well as learning from professional artists and each other, or simply enjoying our members’ artistic creations. Artists in the Guild use a variety of media to create their works including oils, acrylics, watercolor, sculpture, weaving and more, as well as artistic crafts.
The purpose of the Guild is to stimulate the creativity of its members by providing opportunities to learn, exhibit their art, and collaborate regularly with other artists at monthly meetings, demonstrations, classes, art shows and workshops. We also encourage interest in art within the community through outreach and local exhibitions, acquainting the public with the work of our members, and supporting local art school programs.
Seabrook Island Coin Club
The Seabrook Island Coin Club meets on the third Tuesday of the month at The Lake House at 7:00 pm. Anyone with an interest in coins is welcome.
Informal appraisals are available to anyone with “hand me down” coins. There is no fee for this service. Please do not clean or polish coins.
Contact: Paul Giardino, 843-768-0575
Seabrook Island Dog Owners Group – SEADOGS (SIDOGS)
SEADOGS’ intent is to provide a unified voice for communication to the Town of Seabrook Island, SIPOA, rental clients, other dog owners, and residents of Seabrook Island specific to dog ownership and respectful cohabitation of dogs and all residents of Seabrook Island. We meet several times throughout the year and often invite guest speakers to give presentations on issues relating to dogs and dog ownership. Some of our events include our Annual Meeting, our Annual Beach Walk, and we also help to organize the Halloween Pet Parade.
Contact: Martha Goldstein, firstname.lastname@example.org, 561-251-7551
Seabrook Island Garden Club
The objectives of the Seabrook Island Garden Club are to promote among its members and the community, an active, personal interest in horticulture and artistic design, as well as community beautification and ecology. The club supports educational outreach programs in the field of horticulture by way of scholarships and donations to various philanthropic endeavors. The Garden Club’s programs, events and special projects keep our members engaged through speakers, workshops, field trips and community events.
No green thumb needed to join! Let’s talk some dirt!
Contact: Karen Nuttall, President, email@example.com
Seabrook Island Ladies Bible Study Group
We are women of faith who wish to connect with fellow believers in offering encouragement while deepening our knowledge of the Bible and gaining a stronger relationship with Jesus. We meet on Mondays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. All are welcome.
Seabrook Island Photography Club
Our mission is to encourage and enhance photography on Seabrook Island.
Our meetings are on the third Thursday evening of each month except July and August, at The Lake House at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Our programs include meeting presentations from professional photographers, member image sharing, field trips, The Lake House wall hanging, photo seminars, and links to participate in photography shows. Members include beginners through professional level photographers.
Contact: Bill Nelson, 203-948-2248
Seabrook Island Natural History Group (SINHG)
The Seabrook Island Natural History Group is one of the island’s oldest and largest special interest groups dedicated to exploring the ecology, history and culture of the Carolina Lowcountry. We offer an annual schedule of educational SINHG trips for members as well as six evening programs for the general public.
(Image credit: Sunvillage.org; Digging Into Roots Together; Grief Support Group; Seabrook Island Artist Guild; Longbenchexpo.com; SEADOGS; Sherrill Kenwood Library; pngitem.com; Seabrook Island Photography Club; SINHG)