|Pawleys Island, South Carolina||SUMMER 2008|
TRADITION COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER|
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
| SUMMER 2008 EDITION|
Photo By Celise McLaughlin
Board Minutes: www.tradition29585.com
The Messenger, "Occasional Community Publication" was published until 1998 followed by "Around and About the Tradition" which was published 1999 - 2003. From 2003 through 2005 the "Tradition Community Newsletter" was being delivered to over 400 homes.
Starting in 2006 the "online" edition was first published while printed black and white copies continued to be distributed to mailboxes three times each year.
Beginning in October 2008, the Tri-annual newsletter will be available in full color on the T29585.com webpage and only a limited number of copies will be printed. These will be available for pick up at the resident's club house by any household without a computer. Advertisements will be available both in the paper copy and have associated web links online.
By Frank D'Amato
I would like to take this opportunity to update everyone as to where your board is at this juncture of 2008.
We have completed phase 3 of the community seal coating. We believe operations went as smoothly as possible considering homes on Alexander Glennie and Prentice Court are somewhat isolated. The project was completed on time.
The Pool and Tennis court locks have been changed and new locks have been distributed. If you continue to be in need of a key, please contact Art Voltaire or myself.
A new TV has been added to the clubhouse as well as a new ice maker. The TV will come in handy for power point presentations planned for the community later this year. The thermostats have been upgraded to save us energy and money. The flooring change is on hold as we study the possibility of enlarging the club house.
The back pond has a new pump with colored lights.
The new flowers have been planted and look terrific. We are using the same nursery as the Tradition Golf Club, True Blue and Caledonia. We have made changes in how we operate regarding our flowers. We have decided to allow the nursery to choose what flowers go where based on sun light and watering conditions. We have also contracted with Stuart Goodfellow, who does our plantings, to monthly weed, fertilize and replace any dead flowers, so as to maintain the look we have at the initial planting.
The Pool is open.
We are currently examining our insurance policies. They will be updated.
The board makes all monthly board minutes available on the www.Tradition29585.com web site. You should check the web site every week as you never know when we are trying to communicate with the community. For those who are not connected, we have a hard copy of the minutes in the mail box next to the front door of the pool house. You can also check our web site or call a board member for the time of our board meetings. All are welcome. This board does the best we can to communicate association affairs with all residents and we are open to all constructive feedback.
Pets:Once again we have complaints about pets. There is a leash law in Georgetown County and that should tell you our position as well. You must pick up after your dog. Try walking your dog on your own property before taking a lengthy walk. Your neighbor’s yards are not for your dogs to do their business. You also must pick up on common property. Do not leash your dog outside if he barks at everything that goes by. You now have created a noise problem. There are also cats running free. If you cannot keep your cat on your property, please keep them inside.
Lawns: We are all struggling with our lawns. I have asked the Covenants Committee to vigorously and politely go after all properties that are showing significant dirt areas in their lawns. Some of the most serious areas are between the sidewalks and curbs. This is your responsibility. If you receive a Covenants Committee letter, it should ask you to respond with your plan and time table to take corrective action. If you do not respond with a plan of action, you will be facing a fine situation. Feedback from realtors and residents is that driving through the community no longer gives that well manicured feeling. It is also affecting our property values during this very bad housing market. I also personally do not want to live next to a yard that is not maintained. I would think you feel the same. So please put in the effort.
Newsletters: We are making changes to the way we deliver the newsletter. This will be the last issue delivered in your mailbox. Future newsletters will be on the web site. For those not on the internet, we will have hard copies in the association mailbox next to the front door of the pool house. The same place you can pick up hard copies of the monthly minutes of the board meetings.
Thanks and have a great summer!
By Vince Civitarese - Chairperson
Summer will soon be on us again. The winter was mild and we seem to have made it through with little or no problems. The ARB has spent some of the winter and spring time working with the board of directors and covenants committee on some of the possible changes to the Bylaws. Hopefully those changes will come to you for a vote later this year.
The ARB would like to remind all residents of the basic guidelines for applications of permits for all of our outdoor projects around the house.
There is a 2 week lead time for application processing.
That means the application should be in the hands of a board member at least 2 weeks prior to our monthly meetings. This allows the ARB members time to review the application and, if necessary, visit the site prior to our meetings. Occasionally we must act outside our meeting schedule, but we try to avoid this except on the most urgent matters.
Just because a man is working in your neighborhood and it can save you money to have your work done immediately does not constitute an emergency. Please do not expect the board to make an exception to save you time or money. Please be aware that the ARB will be adhering to this rule more strongly than we have in the past.
The ARB goes out of its way to assist homeowners as much as we can and will continue to do so, but please remember this is a voluntary board and we should not be expected to jump when someone calls or submits an application. Please respect our time as you would you own.
Please remember also that the ARB has rules and guidelines to follow. If we do not grant your application you can appeal our decision to the Board of Directors.
Have a great summer and enjoy this beautiful place we call home.
Meetings are held at the Pool House on the third Wednesday of Each Month
Applications are available outside the pool house main doors above the glass case
You may print an application from the internet at www.tradition29585.com
By Jeanette Renault - Chairperson
Good News: Most properties are greened up and looking well, and flowers are blooming. Thanks to all who are taking the time and making an effort to keep their lawns up to covenant standards.
Bad News: A number of lawns have serious problems. Not only the lawn area but also the grassy area between the sidewalk and street. Feedback from residents and realtors trying to sell property in our community has indicated that some properties in need of care are causing property value issues. Letters are being sent to a group of homeowners whose property is in need of care.
Iron rust continues to be a problem for many residents. Please give us a call if you need a recommendation for a rust removal company. We also have a do-it-yourself formula and a loan-out pump sprayer.
Mailbox News: We have a booklet to loan out with specifications and directions for replacing your mailbox and post. The directions are clear and easy to follow and will save $. There is also a resident who will advise you about power sawing. Just give us a call.
Your Covenants Committee: Bill Crimmins, Ken Dewell, Ron Farley, Phil Fleiss, Jim Lewis, Allan MacDonald, Don McDowell, Jeanette Renault, Martin Robic
Tradition Men’s Tennis|
Join us for tennis at the Tradition Tennis Courts on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00.
The format is round robin
The objective is friendly competition.
Everyone who comes out, plays.
John Hoover 235-0261
|Tradition Women's Tennis
Women Play Tennis on
At the Tradition Tennis Courts
For more information contact
Nancy Malara 235-9344
By Art Voltaire
As this is my first attempt at writing an article, so please bear with me. It has been an interesting first 6 months in this position and I am learning all the time, thanks to Bob Brown , Walt Murran, Bob Thompson and all the other irrigation managers as well as building and grounds guys. The community could not be maintained in the condition it is without their help.
This year’s list of improvements:
If any issues come to mind please feel free to call me or drop an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your ideas and thoughts are always appreciated
Two of our helpers recently retired from taking care of the irrigation systems, I am looking for some assistance for the back gate system, and another unit on tradition club drive near low country lane. Any help would be appreciated; instructions would be provided as well as all materials, etc. Thanks.
Pool hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the pool is used for Water Aerobics from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Only persons participating in aerobics will be permitted in the pool.
Find your swim suit. Its time to join your friends and neighbors in the Tradition Pool. Beginning June 2, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through September (weather permitting).
Starts promptly at 9:00a.m. and ends at 10:00a.m.
Your exercise Leaders are:
Pat Shriver, Merry Cotton & Jane Barbour
Starting with gentle movements in place; move on to easy motion exercises, then, step up the pace with arms and legs going faster to increase the heart rate, then reduce the effort gradually.
The sides of the pool are used for stretching and flexibility. The program ends with a fun component - like a water wheel, a chorus line or even a water ballet.
This is a non-competitive activity. Water exercise is gentle, but can be deceiving. Water provides resistance and seemingly makes a workout feel easy. Because of this resistance, muscles are worked harder than with stationary land exercises. Your leaders have tried to design a progressive program that enables participants to adjust their ability accordingly. Each participant is encouraged to work to their individual ability. Coming to water exercise regularly will help to increase your strength, flexibility, agility and stamina. "Regularly" is the key word. As in any other lifestyle change, results require a committed effort.
Before joining the water exercise group, it is recommended that all participants have had a recent physical examination.
If you have a little fear of the water, this is a good place to lessen that feeling. We don't put our heads under water.
Give it a try, come enjoy the activity. Stay and chat for a while afterward. Connect with former members; meet some new people.
Go find your swimsuit and join the fun. Perhaps after regular participation your suit will fit you better and you will look better in it! We do splash around a bit, so be prepared for a "bad hair" day, it does get wet.
Bible Study-Loretta Espey 235-3518
Book & Puzzle Exchange-Veronica Bucello 237-7334
Bridge (Ladies)-Suzie Albright 237-1594
Bridge(Men)-Norm Nuding 237-2275
Community Dances - Denny Brenneman 235-6522
Garden Club-Mildred Culpepper 235-2993
Golf-18 holes(Men)-Vince Franco 237-9190
Golf-9 holes(Men)-Bill Huish 237-5631
Golf-18 holes(Women)- Celise McLaughlin 235-8532
Golf-9 holes(Women)-Phyllis Confer 235-9370
Golf-Mixed Tour-Marion Culpepper 235-2993
Golf-Sunday Couples-Dale Guzlas 235-3006
Mah Jongg-Lynn Autorino 237-7745
Mexican Train - Bonnie Eaglin 235-9160
Needleworkers-Loretta Espey 235-3518
Newsletter-Celise McLaughlin 235-8532
Newsletter-Advertising-Bill Renault 235-3566
Notary - Celise McLaughlin 235-8532
Poker-Vinny Autorino 237-7745
Telephone Directory-David Philips 237-0494
Tennis(Men)-John Hoover 235-0261
Tennis(Women)-Nancy Malara 235-9344
Walk & Talk -Joanne Stewart 237-1305
Water Aerobics-Jane Barbour 237-7998
By Mildred Culpepper
Mark your calendars Tuesday, September 9 for the 2008-2009 Tradition Garden Club Meeting .
The Fall meeting will begin at 9:00 with assorted refreshments. Annual dues of $15 will be collected. The program will include the installation of the following officers:
President, Regina Wichrowski
Vice President, Gloria Starrick
Secretary, Betty Seibert
Treasurer, Reyn Steadman
Historian, Gail Selmer
Projects, Pat Crimmins
Membership, Elaine Quadrozzi
Social, Irene Bossert, Pat Castanera & Eileen Mayfield
Ways & Means, Mary Grace Robic
Sunshine, Ora Moore
A committee of volunteers are actively organizing some unique and interesting programs for our enjoyment. Do plan to join, or rejoin this active group of Tradition Garden Club ladies September 9, 2008, 9:00 am at the community pool house.
By Barnie E. Slice, Jr.
By far, the most common lizard we have around our home is the Green Anole. They are the ones that change color as they move from leaves to tree trunks, etc. They are the ones we usually see peeking out from around your windows or vinyl siding on a warm day in the early spring or late fall when the days are cool and the nights are chilly. They are active during the day usually waiting in the bushes or other areas that will hide them until an insect comes along. If the hunting gets slow they will search for insects and are quite good at stalking and ambushing insects they locate.
Another common lizard of our area is the Five Lined Skink also known at the Blue Tailed Skink or Five Lined Racerunner. The young have a beautiful fluorescent turquoise-to-blue tail and have yellow and black lines running down their backs. The older they get the less colorful they are, an old one will be only a greenish brown in color. They may reach 8” to 10” in length.
Another not-so-common lizard in our neighborhood is the Broadhead Skink which is our largest legged lizard that sometimes reaches nearly 12”. A close relative, the Gilbert’s Skink is about the same size but the males have a bright red head.
The skink family consists of fairly large lizards and they will bite to defend themselves if handled. Their bites can be painful but usually will not break the skin.
There is one species of legless lizards in our area which most people mistake for snakes. The most common is the Glass Snake Lizard. They are greenish brown to dark brown in color but have predominant black lines running down their backs. They look and crawl like a snake but there are major differences, they have the head of a lizard with dark round eyes and nostrils. They do not use their tongues to smell the air as snakes do. They are totally harmless and eat small mammals such as mice, insects, small reptiles and other small snakes.
In general, our lizards and anoles are our friends. They help keep our environment clear of harmful insects that destroy our plants and homes. They will not attack or bite you unless you handle them. If you have to handle any kind of lizard be sure to wash your hands because some species of lizards (mostly iguanas) carry e-coli and other bacteria on their skin.
The best thing to do if you have a lizard in your home or on your porch is to throw a small towel over them and, gently take them outside to release them. Otherwise, leave them alone.
I'd like to take this time to welcome home our fearless leader, Vince Franco, and to wish him continued improvement as he gets back to normal (whatever that might be for El Presidente). It's nice to have the captain back at the helm of our ship of state as the Men's Club was floundering severely in his absence.
This is our slowest time of year for tournaments but here is what's happened to date:
2nd Place- Tom O'Connell
3rd Place- Jim Davis
The winners were:
2nd Place- Bud Knittel & Rudy Schwarz
3rd Place- Tom Swanson & Ron Brugge
June 22nd (Sunday)--Member/Spouse Tournament
July 14th through July 28th---Annual President's Cup
September 8th through September 29-Club Championship
November 30th--Two man shoot-out with the traditional pre-event party set for Saturday evening, 11/29
December 1st & 8th-- Ringer Tournament
Have a nice summer and here's an added thought
By Jeanette Renault
The Lades Nine Holers welcome all Tradition ladies. Please come join us (no matter your level of ability) for good times, good friends, and low-key golf.
As our numbers grow so does the fun. Our first event is June 24th, and our chairpersons, Phyllis Confer and Theresa Vercellotti are organizing “Bring a Friend to Golf Day.” After a game of Captain’s Choice, a luncheon will be served in the clubhouse.
Next we are hosting the South Strand invitational at Tradition on Tuesday, July 15. This group of 9 hole golfers from courses south of Brookgreen Gardens rotates play at a different course about five times a year.
September 6 is “Sadie’s Choice – Rally for The Cure Tournament.” We are combining our popular Sadie Hawkins Tournament and Labor Day Tournament with the 18 Hole Ladies as a fund raiser for breast cancer. So ladies choose your partner, and join us for a really fun day of golf, food and prizes.
The group is composed of a great bunch of guys who play nine holes of golf from the gold tees on Wednesdays.
The league's primary purpose is to have fun, enjoy good fellowship and improve our golfing skills.
Players of all handicaps are welcome to join.
We now have 87 members. The majority of our members play each week. Our members received their new Gold Tee golf caps in May.
The Annual Spring Gold Tee Dinner will be held at the Pool House during the month of June.
The Gold Tee 5th Annual Member Spouse Partner Tournament is planned for July 16th.
Last year was a great day with a shotgun start of ninety two players.
The 6th Annual Gold Tee Tournament will be on September 10th.
Contact Bill Huish at 237-5631 if you are interested in joining us. Bill takes pictures of our winning teams each week. The pictures are then placed on our web site:
By Sue Guzlas, Historian
TLGA 2008 Board
This has been a great year so far and we're all looking forward to the events ahead.
On May 21 and 22, the Tradition Ladies Golf Association hosted the annual Member Guest Tournament. The 2008 Theme was Bogey Golf - "Here's golfing with you kid".
Donna Melzer with Bogey and Guest
Chairperson, Maureen Lempert, and committee orchestrated a memorable tournament with an unprecedented attendance.
The festivities included a meet & greet party at the Resident's Club house for members and guests the evening before the two-person Captain's Choice tournament. Prizes were awarded for Low Gross and Low Net, as well as closest to the line and closest to the pin.
Low Gross Winners, Maureen & Guest
MEMBER GUEST 2008 WINNERS
Low Gross: Maureen Lempert & Cecelia Barksdale
2nd Low Gross: Penny Pikaart & Nancy Hill
Low Net: Joan Sheldon & Ginni Swenson
2nd: Betty Ruff & Elaine Brush
For more great photos visit the TLGA Webpage
By Marion Culpepper
The Tradition Mixed Tour played two outstanding courses in February, True Blue and Tidewater. Now that the Prime Rate Season has ended our remaining 2008 schedule has been partially filled as follows:
Make checks payable to TCMGT and place in the red folder beneath the Sign-Up sheet. You may sign up as a foursome, twosome or single. We will assign everyone else to complete foursomes as necessary. A $1 fee is added to the course cost for the bag tip. Closest-to-pin prizes for par-3 holes are also awarded.
If you are not on an e-mail list or have any questions please contact me at 235-2993 or email email@example.com
Cell:241-1721 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMER INSECT CONTROL
Would you like to have your lawn free of insects such as white grubs, mole crickets and the nuisance fire ants all summer long? As many of you know these pests can be very damaging to home lawns and most of the time they can go unnoticed until there is considerable damage to the areas of turf. Then you have to wait for the grass to grow back-in, assuming there is enough growing time left in the season before winter sets in and that grass has not been damaged beyond repair.
I am offering Tradition club members and residents insect pest damage evaluated and treated for minimal fee. Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact me at the information above. Thanks and have a great day out on the golf course!
If you have any questions regarding the golf club or maintenance operations please do not hesitate to contact me.
AT THE POOL HOUSE
Subject to Change
Water Exercise 9am, Bible Study 10am, Mah Jongg 7pm
Water Exercise 9am, Ladies Bridge 12:30pm
Water Exercise 9am, Needlepoint 10am
First Tuesday Building & Grounds 9am
Second Tuesday Covenants 7pm
Third Wednesday ARB 7pm
Fourth Thursday BOD 3pm
Calendars are posted in the glass case outside the Pool House and on the internet at www.tradition29585.com
First Wednesday at the Residents’ Club House
Begins the new season in September