Reminder: Holiday Canned Food Drive at The Lake House

7th Annual SIPOA Holiday Canned Food Drive
November 1 – December 10
Goal – 7,000 pounds

Seabrookers contributed almost 5,500 pounds of food items last year! Currently, we have contributed over 3,034 pounds!

One way to make the holiday celebrations even more meaningful is to help our neighbors in need on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. When you go grocery shopping, please purchase a couple of extra cans of food, or even better, multi-packs of canned food items, for distribution to the clients of the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF). Protein items like hearty or chunky soups, stews, chili, corned beef hash, tuna, and canned chicken, as well as canned vegetables and fruit, are especially appreciated. No glass or out-of-date items, please.

Donations and contributions can be brought to The Lake House lobby. Place your items in the bin under the New Donations sign behind the column.

All donations will be weighed before they are picked up. Grocery bags with handles are still needed and can be dropped off along with your food donations.

Together, we CAN fight hunger, one meal at a time!

-Submitted by The Lake House

Brown & White Pickup December 2

The next monthly
Brown & White Pickup is Friday, December 2, 2022.

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 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. Hazardous materials must be handed directly to the attendant on duty. The materials cannot be left on the ground. 

If you are planning to put bikes out on Brown & White Pickup day, Sarah Quinn is collecting them for the Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) Program. You can call her to pick them up. Her phone number is (843) 768-4407. Sarah has saved more than 2,400 bikes from the landfill! Find out more about B4H here.

Before you put your used furniture or other items on the curb for Brown & White Pickup on Friday, consider recycling them with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Restore. Contact the store at 843-559-4009 for more information and to arrange for free pick up of large items.

Click here for the 2022 SIPOA Garbage, Recycling, Yard Debris Pickup Schedule.

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Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving 2022

Holiday Hours for Thanksgiving 2022

Contractor Hours – No contractor work Thursday, November 24, through Sunday, November 27. Normal contractor hours resume Monday, November 28.

SIPOA Offices will be closed all day on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. They will reopen for normal hours on Monday, November 28. Trash, recycling, and yard debris will be picked up as normal on Monday, November 28.

The Lake House will close at 1:00 pm on Thursday, November 24, for Thanksgiving. They will reopen on Friday, November 25, with normal hours.
All Fitness Classes will be canceled on:
                         – Thursday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
                         – Friday, November 25
                         – Saturday, November 26

Town of Seabrook Island Offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 23, and be closed all day on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. They will open for normal hours on Monday, November 28.

Harris Teeter will be open on Wednesday, November 23, during normal hours. They will only be open on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, from 6:00 am until 2:00 pm. They will reopen at 8:00 am on Friday, November 25.

Vincent’s Drug Store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will be open Friday, November 25, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm and Saturday, November 26, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Post and Computer Center will be closed all day on Thanksgiving Day. They will open for normal hours Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26.

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Holiday Canned Food Drive at The Lake House

7th Annual SIPOA Holiday Canned Food Drive
November 1 – December 10
Goal – 7,000 pounds

Seabrookers contributed almost 5,500 pounds of food items last year! Currently, we have contributed over 1,100 pounds!

One way to make the holiday celebrations even more meaningful is to help our neighbors in need on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. When you go grocery shopping, please purchase a couple of extra cans of food, or even better, multi-packs of canned food items, for distribution to the clients of the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF). Protein items like hearty or chunky soups, stews, chili, corned beef hash, tuna, and canned chicken, as well as canned vegetables and fruit, are especially appreciated. No glass or out-of-date items, please.

Donations and contributions can be brought to The Lake House lobby. Place your items in the bin under the New Donations sign behind the column.

All donations will be weighed before they are picked up. Grocery bags with handles are still needed and can be dropped off along with your food donations.

Together, we CAN fight hunger, one meal at a time!

-Submitted by The Lake House

SIPOA Announcement of 2023 Candidates

The Nominating Committee of the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association is pleased to announce that seven candidates have agreed to run for four available positions on the Board of Directors and three candidates have agreed to run for two positions on the Nominating Committee. The current terms will expire for John Kinne, Chuck Riehl, and Chuck Cross. Sam Dolinsky’s term will also expire, but he is running for another term.

The Nominating Committee reviewed 200 candidate recommendations and personally reached out to about 190 candidates. We are grateful for those who have agreed to serve. The names of the candidates who have agreed to run for the Board or the Nominating Committee are as follows:

Board of Directors, Three Year Term (Four available positions):

Nominating Committee, Two Year Term (Two available positions):

Per SIPOA Bylaws §7.6, additional nominations for the Board and Nominating Committee may be made by written petition signed by fifty (50) Property Owners in Good Standing. Nominations must be delivered in writing to the Secretary within thirty (30) days after the Secretary has posted the names of nominees on the SIPOA website and in the SIPOA principal office. The deadline for submittal of petition is December 16, 2022.

Official statement can be viewed here.

-Submitted by Lisa Ryan, Secretary, SIPOA Board of Directors

Reminder: Seabrook Island Turkey Trot

Seabrook Island Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24, 2022
The race begins at 8:00 am
at The Lake House
$20 entry fee

This is a fun run. A clock will be at the start/finish; however, there will not be official times recorded.

Packet Pick-Up:  Wednesday, November 23, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Race Day Pick-Up: 7:00 am – 7:30 am

There are no refunds. For questions, please email jmogus@sipoa.org. 

Registration forms are available at the front desk of The Lake House or go to sipoa.org, click on Activities & Events and scroll to the bottom.

Run Now, Gobble Later!

-Submitted by The Lake House

(Image credit: The Lake House)

December Issue of Currents

The December 2022 issue of Currents is now available.  Click here to read it or visit the SIPOA website and access it through the News dropdown menu.

Once you access the current issue, you will notice the icons across the top that allow you to “Share,” “Download,” “Print,” or “Zoom” in this order:

To receive SIPOA’s weekly Highlights email as well as special notices and alerts from SIPOA, please click here to sign up.

Email your comments and feedback to publiccomment@sipoa.org.

-Submitted by SIPOA

Property Owner Spotlight -Are We Fit Yet?

l to r: Carol Ann Hoffman, Mark Durinsky, Derek Fyfe, Joe Berttucci, Bob Alexander, Ray Hoover, Greg Saver, Mary Moore Hamrick, and Regina Cariello. Not pictured: Joann Gallivan

In 2016 a random group of Seabrook Island residents enrolled in a new “Fit Camp” class at the Lake House, and over 900 workouts later, they are still training together three mornings a week.

Initially, exercises were simple push-ups, jumping jacks, and dumbbell exercises, often using the Tabata method of multiple repetitions divided by frequent short rests. The intensity of these exercises gradually increased as the group became more fit. One member commented, “When I started, I couldn’t even do one sit-up or push-up; but now we often do a hundred or more during one class.”

When the Lake House closed due to the emerging pandemic in March 2020, they re-grouped and moved the classes to the beach. For two years, they remained undeterred by soaking rains, sweltering heat, stifling humidity, and sometimes bone-chilling cold; they kept working out with their imperturbable coach, Mark Durinsky. As no shared equipment was allowed while maintaining 6-feet of separation, only bodyweight exercises could be used. There were endless bear crawls, crab walks, army crawls, lunges, push-ups, burpees, and running forward, backward, and sideways. These new exercises often provoked near continuous commentary; “A hundred push-ups, you’ve got to be kidding; I’m not a runner; Army crawls kill my elbows; Are we done yet,” etc.

When the Lake House re-opened, still wary of COVID, the group chose to remain outside exercising in the driveway or on the back porch during rain, with routines now including weights, ropes, and even a rowing machine. They collectively carry, swing, press, and lift hundreds of pounds of kettlebells and dumbbells, strain under the persistent tension of resistance bands, and slog through incalculable meters on rowing machines. As they perform these tasks and run countless miles around the Lake House parking lot, their exercises are often accompanied by non-stop running commentary; “Oh no, we just did this on Monday; Are you sure this is good for us?” as well as frequent irreverent teasing of each other.

The group is adamant that their Fit Camp classes helped maintain their sanity during the lockdown, often providing the only chance for social interaction at times. While never taking themselves too seriously, they always take their exercises together very seriously despite the near continuous good-natured grief given by their patient, unflappable instructor.

Fitness and exercise first brought the group together, but like so much on Seabrook Island, their bond and friendship keep them together, and will continue to bring them back to the Lake House three times every week.

“We may not be building up huge muscles, but we are most certainly maintaining the ones we have, and apart from a hip replacement here or a back strain there, we seem to be in pretty good shape.”

“Are we fit yet?” – Definitely, fit for anything!

-Prepared by Derek Fyfe
-Submitted by Ray Hoover

Reminder: 2022 SIPOA Property Owner Survey

The 2022 SIPOA Property Owner Survey was emailed to all primary contacts we have in our database on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The email was sent from hpaton@sipoa.org via SurveyMonkey member@surveymonkeyuser.com.

SIPOA offers Property Owners the ability to submit questions / comments for our Board of Directors throughout the year via publiccomment@sipoa.org. SIPOA also uses a structured bi-annual survey to gain insight and feedback from all Property Owners. This year’s web-based survey is organized within the following key areas for your feedback:

  • SIPOA Administration
  • SIPOA Activities & Amenities
  • Long-Rang Planning – Facilities
  • Architectural Review Committee (ARC)
  • SIPOA Communications
  • Seabrook Island Environment & Sustainability
  • Gate Access & Rules Enforcement
  • Volunteerism
  • Your Property / Properties
  • Owner(s) Demographics
  • An Open-Ended Question: If you could make only one improvement on Seabrook Island that would have a significant and positive impact on our “quality of life”, what would that be? (Limited to 150 words)

Property Owner survey responses are taken very seriously, and the analysis and summary of this feedback is a critical element in the development of SIPOA’s short-term, medium-term and long-range plans. As such, it is very important to the SIPOA Staff, Committee Members, and Board to obtain the maximum participation of all Property Owners in completing the survey.

It is not like a survey you might be asked to complete after making an online purchase. This one asks for, and really requires, careful thought and consideration (especially the open-ended question).

Please take the time to complete the survey and submit it online, on or before November 18, 2022. Up to two members of each Property Owner household may submit a response to the survey. Please be sure to click DONE at the end of the survey or your answers will not be collected.

If a second member of the household would like to complete the survey, a link is provided in the “Community News” section of GateAccess.netRemember, links do not work on the app, and you must log into the GateAccess website for the survey link. If you do not have your login information, please email receptionist@sipoa.org.

Thanks to our SIPOA Committees – volunteers all – and to the SIPOA Staff for their hard work in putting this survey together in such an effective and professional manner. Thanks as well to all Property Owners for your participation in this very important element of the SIPOA planning process.

IMPORTANT!

Some sections in the survey are noted to answer questions only once per household.

-Submitted by Tom Johnson, Chair, Long Range Planning Committee

Holiday Canned Food Drive at The Lake House

7th Annual SIPOA Holiday Canned Food Drive
November 1 – December 10
Goal – 7,000 pounds

Seabrookers contributed almost 6,000 pounds of food items last year!

One way to make the holiday celebrations even more meaningful is to help our neighbors in need on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. When you go grocery shopping, please purchase a couple of extra cans of food, or even better, multi-packs of canned food items, for distribution to the clients of the Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF). Protein items like hearty or chunky soups, stews, chili, corned beef hash, tuna, and canned chicken, as well as canned vegetables and fruit, are especially appreciated. No glass or out-of-date items, please.

Donations and contributions can be brought to The Lake House lobby. Place your items in the bin under the New Donations sign behind the column.

All donations will be weighed before they are picked up. Grocery bags with handles are still needed and can be dropped off along with your food donations.

Together, we CAN fight hunger, one meal at a time!

-Submitted by The Lake House

SIPOA Board of Directors Meeting November 14

The SIPOA Board of Directors will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 1:00 pm. Property owners may attend the meeting to be held in the Oyster Catcher Community Center. It will also be live-streamed through Zoom.

To access the Board Meeting Agenda and Consent Items, log into GateAccess using your property owner login information.

  • From the menu, click on Community Documents.
  • Scroll to Agenda – Board of Directors Meeting 10/17/22.
  • Click the link in the right-hand column.
  • Instructions for attending the meeting remotely are included on the agenda. If you do not have your login information, please email receptionist@sipoa.org. 

Committee minutes are accessed in GateAccess as well.

  • From the menu, click on Community Documents.
  • Minutes are organized alphabetically by committee name and date.
  • Scroll to the committee from the alphabetical list or search by typing a portion of the committee name in the search bar.

Please note that committee minutes are recorded and then approved at the following meeting before being submitted to SIPOA and posted online. This may result in a significant lag time between the meeting and the posting of minutes.

Note: The GateAccess app does not support access to the meeting agenda or committee minutes.

-Submitted by SIPOA

Halloween Trunk or Treat Recap

More than twenty cars and trucks came out to the Lake House on Halloween to hand out candy to trick or treaters. Cars and trucks were decorated and trick or treaters were in costume providing everyone with a good time! Thanks to those who initiated the idea and those who helped pull it altogether.


-Submitted by The Lake House

(Image credit: The Lake House)