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President's Message

Updated 01/13/2018

President's Messages

January 11, 2018

Hello all!

Thankfully the warm air has returned to beautiful Southeastern North Carolina!

I don’t have too much just notifications of events coming up and as always asking for your help on various committees and activity chairs.

1. There is a casual bowling afternoon at Planet Fun in Shallotte on Saturday, January 13th

2. The Wine Enthusiasts Group has their first event of 2018 at Silver Coast Winery for a winery tour, education seminar and wine tasting.  The event takes places on Tuesday, January 16 at 2pm.

3. M usic activity group has two great events coming up with limited seating so get your tickets at the meeting. 

    a. The first event is "DSB -- A Journey Tribute".  This event has a January 18th deadline so either send your check in now or purchase the tickets at the January 11th meeting.  If you're unsure, the flyer has a link so that you can listen to the music.  

   b. The second event is "Million Dollar Quartet".  This will be a special evening for you Johnny Cash/Elvis Presley/Jerry Lee Lewis/Carl Perkins. The event is March 30th but there are only 22 tickets available. You can purchase tickets at the January, February, or March meeting.

4. Trivia night is January 18th from 6 to 10 at the Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive SW, Calabash. You can sign up for Trivia night either by mail or at the meeting. Sign up deadline is the meeting date. 

5. January gardening event Want to attract bird to your yard go to the Senior Center in Supply off Route 17 on the 2nd floor on Tuesday January 30th 9:30 to 12:00

6. The charity dance is coming back. Thanks to Kathy Hill. She has secured Mike's Garage Band at Stone Chimney. It will be held on March 23, 2018 from 5:30 - 9:30. 

Please mark your calendars for these many wonderful events. Our volunteers work hard to bring you these events and keep thing’s fresh and updated so don’t forget to bring your checkbook to the meeting.

The next meeting will be held on January 11th at 10:00 A.M. at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church the address is 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470.

Please visit our website at www.swbnc.org to get all the latest information on Activities, Events, and Guest Speakers for our upcoming General Meetings.

See you at the meeting!

Thank you, 

Lisa

“As always, this club thrives on your participation.”


November 9, 2017 (updated)

Greetings!!!!

Well here we are again searching for a new event chairperson. And in case anyone is wondering we are still trying to find members for the by-laws and nominating committees. I know everyone was very interested in knowing what chairs needed to be filled. LOL! Please feel free to reach out to any member of the board if you are interested in serving on one of these committees. Your volunteerism is greatly appreciated.

The speaker for the next general meeting is Gary Halberstadt who is the President of the Brunswick County Arts Council. The Brunswick County Arts Councils purpose is to financially support and advise students, seniors and the arts community. In the last 7 years over $700,000.00 has been donated.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Holiday Gala, which is being held on December 1. The deadline is November 21. The costs remain the same for attendance. $30.00 per member and $40.00 for non-members (such as your friends). We will have Linda Gallose from the gala committee registering people before during and after the meeting. Don’t forget this year we have a band that has volunteered their time…Opportunity Rocks!

Unfortunately, there was very little interest (which might have coincided with very little time in planning) in the Alabama Theater Christmas Show so that event was cancelled this year. But we hope to have it next year. Hopefully by then we will have an events chairperson.

However, on a good note the Trivia Night is taking place at the Calabash Elks from 6-9 The cost is $17.00 per person Deadline: January 16, 2018. Please reach out to Mary Lou Salter at mlbsalter@hotmail.com with any questions. Marylou will be registering people before during and after the meeting. Menu Choices are 1. Salad, Meat Loaf with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy OR 2. Salad, Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy **both served with Vegetable with Roll and Butter** and a cash bar will be available. Please make sure you include your menu choice with your RSVP. Rules of Play: A Trivia Team may not consist of more than 6 players. (You may form your own team of 6 players or we will group members in teams of 6 players).

I am doing my best to keep up with the events but I am not making any promises. What I would suggest (or request) is that you do what the Salters did. If there is an event you are used to doing and like it please give me a hand with that event. Just let me know and I will be happy to help you out with it any way I can and then we hopefully will have some success in keeping things going. Also, if there is an event you would like to try, please let me know. I’ll see what I can do to get things started with your help of course.

The next event after the holiday gala and the trivia night would be the Road Rally. Two years ago it was held on January 25th. Perhaps I can get someone’s help with this? Please call or text me if so 910-880-0987, or you can always email me.

The next meeting will be held on November 9th at 10:00 A.M. at the Shallotte Presbyterian Church the address is 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470.

Please visit our website at www.swbnc.org to get all the latest information on Activities, Events, and Guest Speakers for our upcoming General Meetings.

One more reminder, please do not forget to renew your membership! And bring a friend.

See you at the meeting!

Thank you, 

Lisa

“As always, this club thrives on your participation.”

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September 7, 2017

As a new member and the brand-new President, I would like to extend my hand to each and every member. Whether it’s your first meeting or you have been at every meeting since inception, I would like to meet you. I may not remember everyone's name, but thankfully we have name tags! So please stop by and say hello!

I am sure some members that have been here a while might have some thoughts and hopefully some new ideas! I am looking forward to hearing them! Please call me, email me or come and talk to me and let me know what they are. I’ll be
happy to hear from you.

We are in dire need of assistance. I cannot stress enough that this club cannot run itself. Although it basically does just that, we still need volunteers to help the continuity of this club. Now you might be saying to yourself why volunteer? I’m
going to say back to you why not? Your help is desperately needed. As I was in one of the first board meetings the other day the comment was made that it’s the same few members always doing things. Isn’t that how it always is? Everywhere? I would love to be able to offer you something for your volunteerism, but the best that I can do is say thank you for any help you could possibly give. We have in excess of 500 members and in order to keep the club moving forward and in the right direction we are truly in need of your help. Please consider doing something, anything. We need
a tech person. That’s something as simple as just coming for the meeting and helping us get our technical issues underway for the presentations that guest speakers bring. Also, we need a couple of people to help out with events and
hospitality (yes nametags) can you hand out name tags and put them back in alphabetical order? Some of these positions are not hard and if you aren’t sure how to do them, we are here to help you.

I cannot say thank you enough to our board members. Without them I would be lost as to what to do and when to do it.

Listed here are your new board members please welcome them and most of all please help them.

1. President – Lisa Damico (New)
2. 1st Vice President – Carolyn Gardner (New)
3. 2nd Vice President – Greg Cowley (New)
4. Treasurer - Walt Shannon (New)
5. Secretary – Debbie Krzywicki
6. Website Manager – Kathy Hill
7. Activities Coordinator – James Hill
8. Events Coordinator – Need to fill
9. Hospitality – Need to fill

The guest speakers for the upcoming meeting will be representatives from the Museum of Coastal Carolina (Maria Knapik) and the Planetarium in Sunset Beach (Katherine Hunt) who will describe what these locations have to offer to the public. I hope everyone got to see around the clouds and get a glimpse of the eclipse.

The next General Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 10:00 A.M. at Sea Trail. The address is 75 Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468. The next board meeting will be held on September 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Shallotte
Presbyterian Church.

Please visit our website at www.swbnc.org to get all the latest information on Activities, Events and Guest Speakers for our upcoming General Meetings.

See you at the meeting!

Lisa