Pawleys Island, South Carolina MAY 2006
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Welcome to the Tradition Newsletter Online!

In this Edition - Last Update on 5/31/2006 **
Article Name Page Link Article Name Page Link
Activity Contacts Page 1 Golf - Gold Tees Page 8
Aerobics Page 12 Golf - Ladies' 18 Page 7
Architecture Review Board Page 3 Golf - Ladies Nine Hole Page 8
Board of Directors Page 4 Golf - Men's Club Page 6
Bridge-First Friday Page 10 Golf - Sunday Couples Page 9
Bridge-Ladies Afternoon Page 10 Golf- Mixed Tour Page 11
Bridge-Marathon Page 10 Golf Pro - Tradition Page 9
Bridge-Mens' Page 10 Golf Tip of the Month Page 9
Building and Grounds Page 4 Gourmet Diners Club Page 11
Committee Chairs Page 1 Heart of the Community Page 5
Community Calendar ** Calendar Mah Jongg Page 10
Community Dance Feb 11 Page 3 Meals on Wheels Page 5
Community Events ** Page 14 Needleworkers Page 7
Community Pool Rules Page 5 Osteoarthritis and your knees Page 13
Covenants Committee Page 3 President's Corner Page 2
Farewell Ginni Swenson Page 4 Social Activities Page 1
Garden Club Page 12 Telephone Directory Page 12

The Newsletter is published by and for the Homeowners of the Tradition Community.
The Hard Copy Edition is scheduled to be delivered to your door May 1st

Deadline for article submission for the Next Newsletter will be July 7th
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Pawleys Island, South Carolina SUMMER 2006 EDITION

Aerobics-Joanne Stewart 237-1305
    or Carolyn Gardner 237-3991
Women’s Bible Study-Loretta Espey 235-3518
Book Exchange-Veronica Bucello 237-7334
Bridge (Ladies)-Elsie Siebert 235-8429
    or Suzie Albright 237-1594
Bridge(Marathon)-Danny Phillips 235-9338
Bridge(Men)-Norm Nuding 237-2275
Garden Club-Pat Crimmins 235-6462
Golf-18 holes(Men)-Vince Franco 237-9190
    or Jim Conway 237-5802
Golf-9 holes(Men)-Bill Huish 237-5631
Golf-18 holes(Women)- Gail McLaughlin 237-1823
Golf-9 holes(Women)-Claudia Krauth 237-7544
Golf-Mixed Tour-Frank Walsh 235-0240
Golf-Sunday Couples-Dale Guzlas 235-3006
Golf-X Tour - Ernie Heilberg 235-2610
Gourmet Diners Club-Celise McLaughlin 235-8532
Mah Jongg-Lynn Autorino 237-7745
Needleworkers-Loretta Espey 235-3518
Newsletter-Celise McLaughlin 235-8532
Newsletter Advertising-Bill Renault 235-3566
Poker(Men)-Vinny Autorino 237-7745
     Or Paul Kelly 237-1898
Telephone Directory-David Toelkes 235-2023
Tennis(Men)-John Hoover 235-0261
Tennis(Women)-Nancy Malara 235-9344
Water Aerobics-Juanita Moore 235-2342

The Newsletter is published by and for the Homeowners of the Tradition Community.
Hard Copy Summer Edition is scheduled to be delivered to your door May 1st

Deadline for article submission for Next Newsletter will be July 7th
Submit articles

The next dance at the Tradition residents' club house will be on Friday, June 2nd. Get your dancing shoes on for a fun evening. Information flyers will be delivered several days prior to the dance.

All residents are encouraged to sign up for the 2006 holiday scrambles. Again this year there will be three golf scrambles:

 Pre-Memorial Day Tournament - Sunday, May 28th
 Independence Day Tournament - Tuesday, July 4th
 Pre-Labor Day Tournament- Sunday, September 3rd

All members and residents are welcome to participate in these tournaments. These are fun tournaments and we hope to see a record turn out of players.

The 2006 Tradition Community Yard Sale is scheduled for May 6th at the residents club house parking lot.

All unique activities that are not on a regular schedule will be announced in advance by flyer delivery to your paper boxes. Questions: Please call Harry @ 237-1305.

Buildings & Grounds/Pool/Tennis Courts
    Bob Brown at
Social Activities
    Harry Stewart 237-1305
    Tom Ellison 235-8071
Covenants Committee
    Jeanette Renault 235-3566
Architectural Review Board
    Vince Civitarese 237-3568

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By Frank D'Amato

The Board of Directors (BOD) want to thank every one who attended the annual homeowners meeting on February 28th. Approximately one hundred residents attended and had the opportunity to receive a financial report as well as the 2006 plans for our community’s maintenance. It is unfortunate that more residents did not find the time to attend. It was also disappointing that only 256 proxies were returned by 405 property owners. If those of you did not wish to vote for a director, you could have at least voted for the tax question, which saves us all money. The proxies were a self addressed and pre stamped post card; not much effort needed to sign and mail.

I want to welcome our two new Board of Director members, Tom Ellison and Celise McLaughlin. Tom was voted in by ballot and Celise has been appointed by the BOD to complete the term of Ginni Swenson’s vacated board seat. Both new board members have a great deal to bring to the community. Tom and Celise are already two of our most active volunteers. Tom will now handle the bookings for the pool house and Celise will be managing the newsletter.

Drainage work has been completed on Historic Drive, south of Tradition Club Drive. Two new drains have been added at the front entrance. The second phase of this years' construction will be patching areas in the oldest section of the community; mainly the front entrance, Deacon Drive and portions of Tradition Club Drive. The third planned maintenance project for the year will be seal coating of the entire eastern portion of the community just past Crab Trap Court.

Seal coating will take approximately a week. This will mean on one to two days during this time period, you will be shut off from your driveways. We will plan the work so that you can at least get close to a short walk to your home. We will also do one half of the street at a time, allowing, in most cases, one way traffic. We will place communications in you lower mail boxes and use safety cones and signs to direct traffic. One very important reminder is that if you drive through the wet sealer, you will track it on your driveway. We will not pay to clean driveways. The contractor will check the seal coat before removing cones for traffic. The seal coat should dry in one day. I am sure we will also have issues with school buses and garbage trucks. Again, if the weather is cooperative, one or two days on your block and a total of a week, should complete the seal coating. This is a necessary inconvenience as we own our streets and are responsible for their maintenance. We could use volunteers to help direct traffic during this operation. If you have free time, please contact me.

It is possible that the work will be completed before you receive this newsletter. This is another reason to attend the annual meeting.

I hope everyone is happy with the new phone directories. This is the work of volunteers Bill Renault and Dave Toelkes.

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The ARB has spent a lot of time trying to track permits and the completion of those permitted projects. Thanks to John McLaughlin we now are able to follow the permits and keep a running count of them as they are issued.

I would like to remind all homeowners that there  is now a $25 deposit for all permits. The checks will be returned when the project is complete.

Also please remember that we need as much time as possible to process permit application. At least 2 weeks. We are trying to control the time so that we may make a sound decision on each permit.

Thank you for your cooperation. Have a great summer.

View and Print the ARB Application
from the internet

Your Covenants Committee is pleased to announce that we have three new members: Bill Crimmins, Don McDowell and Joan Murren. Many thanks to you three for joining us.

In the next few weeks we will be making a tour of the area to evaluate the ever-present rust situation. By categorizing the degree of rust we will be able to better advise residents on what steps to take to minimize this problem.

Many of you will hear from us, and we hope we can work together to achieve a rust-free environment.

Your Covenants Committee
Jeanette Renault
Betsy Beyma
Bill Crimmins
Ken Dewell
Ron Farley
Phil Fleiss
Jim Lewis
Allan MacDonald
Don McDowell
Joan Murren

February 11, 2006

The Tradition Pizza Party and Dance was held at the Residents' Club house on February 11th.
Forty residents danced to the live music of Lisa and Wally. They dined on seven varieties of Pizza and Pina Colada Cake. Mary Ann MacDonald won the 50/50 raffle and Phyllis Confer won the door prize. A special thank you goes to Theresa Mishik, Mel Tilling and all the helping hands at the end of the party.

The next dance is scheduled for Friday, June 2nd. Come on out and join the fun.

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By Bob Brown
In the last newsletter I made a plea for volunteers. A couple of people have stepped forward and have been very helpful on a few projects. Derek Vander Schaaf (our resident electrician) is responsible for getting the floodlights that shine up through the trees at the front entrance operating again, installing the new fluorescent lights at the members clubhouse and getting the irrigation operating at the gate to the swimming pool; (now we can landscape that area). Steve Boggess has been helping to remove the grass and weeds, straightening and leveling the bricks and removing the old bases at the bottom of the signage posts. Steve also helped to power wash the pool deck. After the power washing was completed it was decided that the pool deck needed to be repainted. Due to the efforts of the following volunteers: Martyn Collis, Ron Eaglin, Bill Kendall, Jim Davis, Allan MacDonald and Frank D’Amato, we were able to get the deck painted prior to pool opening day.

The old standbys have also been busy. Walt Murren & Jim Conway have been replacing old stop signs. The new signs are constructed with materials that will not require much maintenance. They look so much better. In addition they have also been installing new bases at the bottoms of signage posts with material that will withstand the abuse of lawnmowers and weed whackers. Tom Hicswa was kind enough to repair the stucco at the front entrance. If you run into any of these gentlemen, please thank them.

The drainage projects on Historic Lane, Discovery Lane and the front entrance have been completed. With the heavy rain at the end of March, they got their first real test. I am pleased to report that they all passed with flying colors; consider the money well spent.

The sidewalk at the entrance to the Residents' Club house has been painted. It dresses up the place.

In closing, thank you to all who helped with pool area cleanup and special thanks to the gentlemen mentioned above, and as always, we can use more volunteers.


Frank D'Amato, President235-8885
Bill Renault, Vice President235-3566
Harry Stewart, Secretary237-1305
Tom Ellison, Treasurer235-8071
Celise McLaughlin, Director235-8532
Jim McPhail, Association Mgr

We bid Ginni Swenson farewell as she and her husband, Chuck, move away from the Tradition Community. Our many thanks to Ginni for her hard work and dedication on this newsletter, her master gardener efforts and her role on the Board of Directors. You will be missed.

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Pool hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
NOTE: 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.

Pool Use Reminders
  • Persons using the facility do so at their own risk
  • All swimmers must take a shower before entering the pool
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No running or jumping
  • Plastic containers only, no glass permitted in pool area
  • Appropriate attire will conform to conventional swimsuits
  • Floats, except for swimming aids, are not permitted in the pool
  • Adults and children in diapers must wear state approved pool diapers
  • Pets are forbidden in the pool area
  • The use of radios is discouraged
  • Each resident has a pool key, please do not open the gate for others
The community pool is a private pool. You must be a current Tradition property owner, renter or a visiting family member to use the pool on your own. Visiting guests MUST be accompanied at the pool. Please respect the hours of operation and rules so that all residents can enjoy a safe and healthy pool environment.
Volunteer Recognition

Thank you Claudia, for all you do in this community. Claudia received her Master Gardener certification a few years ago after coming to live at Tradition. Since that time she has played an integral role in selection, planting and maintenance of flowers and shrubs throughout all the common areas in the Tradition Community. To maintain this certification she attends monthly master gardener meetings and takes training classes that are offered in the area.

Claudia also manages "Meals on Wheels" for Tradition residents, she is Chairman of the Ladies' Nine Hole league, a committee member of the Gourmet Diners' Club, belongs to the Tradition Garden club and volunteers on the service committee at St. Peter's Lutheran church. Claudia and her husband Howard moved to Pawleys Island from New Jersey. They have a daughter, a son and one grand child.


When you can't cook due to surgery or illness;
Your Neighbors will help
Contact Claudia Krauth at 237-7544

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By Steve Kronski
It’s finally Spring and our Men’s Club regular Monday play continues with a high level of participation and, even though the Tradition Club is having a healthy tourist season, we’ve managed to add tee-times when needed to accommodate additional sign-ups. Thanks to Clay and Jon for their assistance in giving us the extra times we’ve requested!

The Memorial Masters

We played our first major event of the season; The Memorial Masters, on April 10th and 17th. Congratulations to the Winners:
1st Place - Martyn Collis
2nd Place - Tom Cardea
3rd Place - Norm Nuding

For the numerous gourmets in our Club the final round on the 17th was followed by a social event (which meant FOOD), worked on by Charlie Malara, Ed Sheldon and Vinnie Esposito; our Social Committee members.

Welcome to new Associate Members: John Bartha, Tom Hicswa, Paul DelSolia and Jeff Eddy.

Congratulations to Jim Conway for his first career hole-in-one achieved on hole #12 during regular Monday play on March 6th. The club was his #5 metal wood.
Black Tee
The annual two-week Black Tee Tournament is scheduled for May 15th and 22nd which means that those members thinking about participating still have sufficient time to change their mind in order to avoid the torture of playing 475, 455 and 435 yard par 4’s. Some consideration has been giving to changing the name of this event in 2007, with “Tradition S & M Tournament” being the current, odds-on favorite.

On June 12th and 19th we will have our Member/ Member tournament, followed by our President’s Cup, which will begin with qualifying rounds on July 10th and 17th.

Our Member/Guest/Invitational Committee is currently feverishly working towards making this year’s signature event even bigger and better than last year’s great tournament. Look for details on our web site and plan to sign up quickly as this will again be a hot ticket as we look to equal or surpass last year’s 33 teams. Ask anyone who has attended in past years and you’ll know just what a great affair this has been so you’ll want to phone a friend and lock in your ticket. Practice rounds are set for August 17th followed that evening by a dinner/dance to kick off the event. Tournament matches will be played in flights on August 18th and 19th, capped off by an elimination playoff for all flight winners immediately following Saturday’s matches.
We would like to wish Lanny Roberson and Chuck Swenson many low rounds of golf in their new golfing communities in Florida. They will be missed.
If Pluto is Mickey and Minnie’s pet dog, then who or what exactly is Goofy???” Once again, submit your opinions/answers to our President, Mr. Vince Franco.

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By Maureen Lempert, Historian
The new year for the Ladies 18 hole League got off to a rousing start. The turnout has been spectacular and we frequently find ourselves with a waiting list – way to go ladies! Both Clay and Jon have been working closely with Celise McLaughlin, our Weekly Play Chairperson, to obtain additional times and we really appreciate their efforts to accommodate as many players as possible.

On March 16th we held our “McPizza” birthday party to celebrate our first quarter birthdays. It was a great success (thank you, Jean “Hacking Dog” McElroy). The next celebration will be held in July.
We used this occasion to bid farewell to our past President, energetic member and good friend, Ginni Swenson. As most of you know, Ginni and Chuck moved to Florida and although we will miss them, we already look forward to Ginni’s return for our Member/ Guest Tournament in May. We also invited a past Club Championship winner, Connie Hazard, to join us for this occasion. Connie and Dick have relocated to Florence and we will miss Connie’s humor and frequent “longest drive” announcements.
  We have a busy schedule in the next few months; our Ringer Tournament was held on April 20 & 27
1st Place - Daune Barksdale/Vivian Coughlin
2nd Place - Linda Lehmann/Betty Ruff
3rd Place - Maureen Lempert/Penny Pikaart

Member/Guest on May 18 and Member/Member on June 22. The Tournament Chairs are working hard to make each of these both fun and competitive, so come on out and support these events, ladies.

Trudy Hart, Amy Monaghan, Sandy Blais, Ginni Swenson
Captain's Choice - March 16th

For those members who may not be checking the League Calendar on a regular basis, our next League meeting is June 15th at 2:00pm at the Resident's Club House (note: this was a change from the May 25th date).

Also please make note that the dates of the
Club Championship have been changed to
October 10 and 12.

We are all hopeful the wonderful weather will continue and look forward to maintaining the large turnout on Thursdays!

Want to get away? No Phone ~ No TV
Just some quiet time with your friends
Join us Fridays from 10 AM to 12 Noon
at the Resident's Clubhouse
work on your mending or needlework projects
or we'll help you get started on a new one
Call Loretta Espey @235-3518 with questions

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By Vince Franco

A dinner was held at the club house on February 18th to celebrate the life of our dear friend, John Palazzo. The wonderful evening was hosted by John’s children, Laurie and John Jr.

The new John Palazzo Memorial Plaque was dedicated at the dinner. The plaque honors the annual Gold Tee Player and Most Improved Player. Last year the two winners were Phil Fleiss as our player of the year and Chet Confer as our most improved player. The plaque will reside in our trophy case a lasting tribute to a wonderful man who meant so much to all of us.

The Spring Gold Tee party was held on March 28th. This dinner included fine food prepared by our own chefs, Harry Hunt and Eddie Sheldon. They were assisted by the kitchen crew consisting of the usual suspects: John McLaughlin, Bill Kendall, Jack Starrick, Ernie Sementilli, Dave Delaney, Bob Thompson, Jack Ross, Jim Conway, Jerry Bucello and Martin Robic. Paul Kelly was the Master of Ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by Andy Spaschak who performed some amazing magic.

Bill Kendall & John McLaughlin

News! The Tradition Ladies Nine Holers are now member of the South Strand Nine Holers. Our first away game was at DeBordieu on Tuesday, April 4.

We are looking forward to visits to other courses in the South Strand area, and to hosting at Tradition. A tentative date is July 18.

Recent games of interest: In February our game was "Queen of Hearts", a Stableford game with the reward of hearts in lieu of points. In March we went for the "Pot of Gold", a two woman game adding putts along with the handicap of each player.

Upcoming events
Member/Member on May 9 with pizza afterward at the golf clubhouse
June 6 will be our Family Outing at the pool clubhouse with pot luck
August 12 is the infamous Sadie Hawkins tournament

The Gold Tee 4th Annual Member Spouse Partner Tournament is scheduled for July 12th and the 5th Annual Gold Tee Tournament will be on September 13th.

The Gold Tee Golf Association is composed of a great bunch of guys who play nine holes of golf from the gold tees on Wednesdays. Our primary purpose is to have fun, enjoy good fellowship and improve our golfing skills. Players of all handicaps are welcome. 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

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Stay Behind It!
By Steve Dresser

Many players unintentionally lose power on the downswing by allowing their upper body to move laterally toward the target and end up left, or ahead of, the golf ball at impact.

Did you know that a tour player’s head actually moves away from the target on the down swing and is farther to the right of the ball at impact than it was at address? By so doing, they’re able to keep the right shoulder low through impact and deliver the club to the ball from a powerful, inside path.
This may sound complicated, but you can simplify it just by thinking of keeping your head to the right of the ball until after impact. You may hit a few fat shots at first, so tee the ball up to make the first few tries a little easier, then enjoy the extra distance!
Meet Jon Fritz
New Head Professional at Tradition Golf Club

I grew up just north of Philadelphia, in Bucks County, where I attended Council Rock High School. I graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1997 and immediately moved down to warmer weather in Myrtle Beach. I was an assistant at Arrowhead G.C. for 4 years before taking my first Head Pro position at Blackmoor G.C.  I remained there for 4 years at which time I jumped at the opportunity to take this job at Tradition.

I have been married to my wife, Erika, for 6 wonderful years. We have a 3-year old son, Jackson, and our next is due in September! I thoroughly enjoy being a husband and father. I also love playing golf and take pleasure in being visible around the golf course--as you will shortly get to know. I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges Tradition has to offer, and will do my best to make Tradition the best club in the area.

Please stop by the shop and make me aware of any questions or concerns you might have about "your" club. I am eager to meet and get to know each and every member of the Tradition Club.

By Dale & Sue Guzlas

Several years ago, a half dozen couples decided to get together and the Sunday Couples Golf Group was born. Today we have over 70 participants doing pretty much what was done then -- couples fun golf with dinner afterwards. Each month, we have two volunteer host couples who are in charge of everything. They develop a theme/game for the week, secure tee times, do the pairings, present the awards and make the dinner reservations [early bird specials, pot luck or subs at the beach] We have some very creative hosts and you never know what to expect every week.

Did we mention that the objective is fun golf? Well, sometimes you can't take the game too seriously. On any given Sunday, you may see our group of couples wearing unusual clothes, hugging during putts, hitting at or through various objects on the green or playing some other variation that is not included in the Rules of Golf.

Once the golf and awards are done, we have dinner. This typically involves the early bird specials at a local eatery, pot luck at a host's house or subs at the beach. All of the above accompanied by lively discussions and some liquid refreshment. Sometimes we have more diners than golfers.

We also have special event outings. Last year we held a picnic boat ride on the Waccamaw river -- a three hour cruise without the shipwreck; a Christmas party at the pool house including some very creative grab bag gifts. We are currently planning a special Spring/Summer event and something in Fall.

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By Danny Phillips
Marathon Bridge is a once a month obligation for you and your partner. Each month one pair hosts another pair. They play 24 hands of bridge and turn in their scores to a central person who keeps a running total of each partnership. The marathon runs from September through May. In June everyone meets for the presentation of prizes. This format has been very popular and we continue to grow. If you or someone you know might be interested next year please call Danny Phillips @ 235-9338.

The Ladies’ Marathon has four sections and they are all well into their year. They will meet at Pawleys Plantation on May 31, 2006 for an awards luncheon. The winners will be announced at that time.

The Tradition Couples Marathon has been a pleasant experience for the couples here at the Tradition. They will meet at the Residents' Club House on June 03, 2006@ 6:30 p.m. for an evening of food and fun after which the prizes will be distributed.

By Suzie Albright
Everyone is invited who may be interested in coming to the clubhouse for an afternoon of "rubber bridge". We really do have a lot of laughter and fellowship every Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 to 4:00. Please call Suzie Albright at 237-1594 or Elsie Siebert at 235-8429 so we know how many people will be playing. Hope to see you there!!

By Danny Phillips
First Friday Night Bridge of Tradition has planned a change in format. We are inviting those who are interested in trying duplicate bridge to join us on the first Friday of the month. We will play at the Residents' Club House @ 7:00 p.m. Each month we will send out an E-mail to those who have given their addresses to Danny Phillips. The replies will help to know how many tables we will have playing.

This will be open to all bridge players in Tradition. If you have not played duplicate before this is your chance to learn the difference before you go to a sanctioned game. Come try Duplicate Bridge; you may find it more interesting than party bridge..

Please come, join your friends and neighbors, and bring a snack if you wish and your drink of choice. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Please call Danny Phillips @ 235-9338 or E-mail to make your reservation.

Men play bridge on Thursday afternoons at 1PM at a different player's home each week. If you are interested in playing with this group, please give Norm a call 237-2275.

If interested in playing
Call Lynn Autorino 237-7745
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The Tradition Community Mixed Golf Tour 2006 adventures have included True Blue, Prestwick, Crow Creek and Indian Wells Golf Clubs. Below is the planned schedule for the remainder of 2006. Look for emails or flyers in your mailbox announcing golfing events or visit the Mixed Golf Tour website.

Golfing events are open to all Tradition community residents and guests are welcome to join in your foursome. Players who sign up as singles or couples will be paired with other golfers. Drop off your coupon or sign up in the Tradition Club Members’ room and make your checks payable to TCMGT.

Don't forget the X-Tour. The X-Tour plays at the Tradition Golf Club on alternate Friday afternoons. Check for the sign up sheet in the members' room or send an email to to get on the distribution list. Both men and women of the Tradition Community are invited to play.

2006 Schedule
$45 5/19/2006 Pine Lakes 12:04 PM
$47 6/9/2006 Caledonia 12:15 PM
$52 7/14/2006 Intl World Tour 8:00 AM
$37 7/28/2006 Legends 11:56 AM
$42 8/11/2006 Heritage 11:56 AM
$37 8/25/2006 Pawleys 12:32 PM
$52 9/8/2006 Grande Dunes 9:00 AM
$TBD 10/?/2006 TBD TBD
$32 11/10/2006 Rivers Edge 9:00 AM
$42 12/8/2006 Kings North 8:30 AM

On March 8th several of our members hosted a Sicilian-Italian dinner where we all feasted on Beef Bracciole, Shrimp Arugula, Gnocchi and Tiramisu. This was one the finest meals to date.

“Disembarking for the FINALE”
This Gourmet Diners Season comes to an end on
May 17th when we disembark at the Residents' Club house for a grand finale excursion from Valencia to Barcelona, Spain. This event will bring 80+ of our members out to party and dine on Spanish cuisine.
Members will create and enjoy some delectable dishes including Paella and Chicken Marbella.

As we plan for the next season, we need your help. We are looking for Coastal Carolina Dining magazines dated prior to 2004. Please call if you have any that you are willing to share.

The Gourmet Diner’s Club is open to all residents of the Tradition Community. For more information contact Celise McLaughlin at 235-8532 or Sue Guzlas at 235-3006.

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The 2006 edition of The Tradition Homeowners' Directory has been published and distributed. The cost of publication is supported by advertisements. If you happen to do business with any of our advertisers, please thank them for their support.

There are a few blank telephone numbers in our directory. If your telephone number is unlisted, please let me know. Instead of having a blank space in the directory, I will show your number as "Unlisted". This way, if I happen to acquire your telephone number, I will know to keep your number unlisted.

If you have some computer skills and are looking for an opportunity to serve The Tradition community, the telephone directory needs you. After five years as your telephone directory committee, my term of service is coming to an end. If you would like to volunteer for this important role, please contact Bill Renault. In the meantime, please continue to email additions, deletions, and changes to our telephone directory to David Toelkes at

The Walk and Talk group will meet at the Resident's Clubhouse each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. through May. We walk for approximately one hour. Get that body moving! Come out and join us.
By Pat Crimmins
The Tradition Garden Club has certainly had a splendid year and we already have plans in process for lots of excitement starting in September!

This year our members enjoyed programs on landscaping, Bonsai, cooking with herbs, palms, wild birds and flower arranging. Our annual bus trip took us to Middleton Place in Charleston for a guided tour of their spectacular gardens and buildings.

As you know we created and auctioned off a beautiful Christmas tree benefiting Tidelands Community Hospice. In addition, we all enjoyed the Christmas holiday decorating all over the Tradition Community. Your Garden Club will be doing all of this again in the upcoming year.

Our final meeting for this term will be at Austin’s on May 9th with installation of new officers.

The Tradition Garden Club Garden Walk
MAY 17th
We have great hopes that the Garden Walk
will grow more each year
If you are interested and want more information concerning this, please call Joan Gallagher (237-8692)

With all of these creative and rewarding experiences, why not become a member of the Tradition Garden Club? We’ll start off our new year in September 2006. Think about it and check us out!

Water aerobics will start the Wednesday after Memorial day [weather permitting].
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00 to 10:00 am.

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By Frank Walsh, Retired Pharmacist

There are many forms of arthritis. The two main categories are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). OA primarily affects the moving joints while RA can affect both joints and many other body tissues. Patients with RA generally experience morning stiffness that lasts for several hours or longer. OA sufferers will normally experience stiffness only for a short period. OA, a chronic degenerative disease, is the most common form of arthritis; it affects 21 million Americans, 80% of whom suffer limited movement. Risk factors for OA include increased age, sex, genetic factors, repetitive stress or trauma.

THE KNEE is a self contained joint. It provides for its own movement and protection. Physically it is surrounded by a joint capsule that holds it together; within this capsule is the synovial membrane which secretes synovial fluid to lubricate the joint. Two large bones meet to form the joint, the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone). The ends of which are covered by a wear-resistant cartilage that reduces friction, cushions the bone and helps distribute weight on the joint. Ligaments along the sides and back of the knee reinforce the capsule and add stability. The patella (knee cap) protects the front of the knee.

OA affects the structure within the joint; cartilage is lost, bone remodeled and the capsule stretches causing weakness in the surrounding muscle and ligaments. Inflammation of the synovium and cartilage contribute to pain and joint damage. The pain of OA is generally described as a deep ache localized in the affected joint and is associated to activity such as climbing stairs and walking long distances.


OA is aggravated by use and relieved by rest in the early stages. It cannot be cured but it can be treated. Treatment is directed at reducing the pain, minimizing disability and maintaining mobility. To improve the quality of life, your doctor has many ways to achieve this. Therapeutic intervention should be specific for the situation. For mild cases joint protection and analgesics (pain killers) may be prescribed. For severe cases, a comprehensive use of pharmaceuticals and other measures may be recommended which may include posture correction, use of splints, walking aids and restricted activity; obese patients will be encouraged to lose weight.

Acetaminophen may help relieve pain in mild cases, however, as the disease progresses your doctor may prescribe a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Prescribed medications are generally twice the potency of those purchased over the counter. While effective for pain relief, please use caution, they may have side effects. Always read and abide by the directions that accompany the prescription or read the package insert that comes with the medication.

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Water Aerobics 9:00 a.m.[start 5/31]
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
MAH JONGG 7:00 p.m.
Water Aerobics 9:00 a.m.
Ladies Bridge 12:00 p.m.
Water Aerobics 9:00 a.m.
Needlework 10:00 a.m.

First Tuesday
Second Tuesday
Third Tuesday
Fourth Thursday
First Friday
Last Thursday
Building & Grounds Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Covenants Meeting 7:00 p.m.
A.R.B. Meeting 7:00 p.m.
B.O.D. Meeting 3:00 p.m.
Duplicate Bridge 7:00 p.m.
Men's Poker 7:00 p.m.





Community Yard Sale - parking lot 8 a.m.
Community Yard Sale (Rain Date)
Garden Club Garden Walk 7:30 a.m.
Gourmet Diner's Club 6:00 p.m.
Pre Memorial Day Golf Scramble

Community Dance 7:00 p.m.
Building & Grounds Meet - 7:00 p.m.
Mixed Golf Tour at Caledonia
Marathon Couples Bridge 6:30 p.m.(**revised date**)
Gold Tee Dinner
June A.R.B. Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
June B.O.D. Meeting - 3:00 p.m.

4th of July Golf Scramble
Mixed Golf Tour at World Golf International
Ladies League Annual Shoot Out Golf Tournament
Men's League Individual Shoot Out
Mixed Tour at Legends

Mixed Golf Tour at Heritage
Sadie Hawkins Golf Tournament
Gourmet Diner's Club 6 p.m.
Men's Club Member-Guest Tournament
Mixed Golf Tour at Pawleys Plantation

Last Updated 05/08/2006 CMM