Phil and Lauren Shosre

Thursday, July 18, the ladies luncheon was at Brother Shuckers Fish House, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd., with hostesses Susan Masi, Sheryl Wirtz and Lauren Shore.

The hostesses gave each of the 40 ladies a Hawaiian lei gift on arrival to coincide with their tropical island theme.

They awarded bottles of wine as prizes for the ladies. Plantation Lakes resident and Brother Shuckers employee Ann Demerkan generously awarded a restaurant gift certificate and bottle of wine gift for two lucky ladies.

As in past years, everyone enjoyed a delightful luncheon there.

Light pole committee chairman Bob Sweet conducted a multi-community conference at our clubhouse Thursday night, July 18.

Plantation Lakes resident and District 56 state representative Tim McGinnis and Carolina Forest Civic Association President Carole vanSickler also spoke. Residents of many Carolina Forest communities as well as Plantation Lakes attended.

Charles Perry, editor of the Carolina Forest Chronicle attended, as well as WMBF News. Santee Cooper has been billing property owner associations (POAs) thousands of dollars monthly for street light and pole rental. These communities are told they have no provision to renegotiate their terms.

Multiple POAs need to prepare an “open letter” to the new CEO of Santee Cooper and work with press and broadcast media to publicize the message. Residents need to write to state representatives to require Santee Cooper to reach an equitable solution.

Santee Cooper is state owned and regulated. It is not allowed to make a profit.

Friday, July 26 from 7-9 p.m. is the social committee-sponsored happy hour’s Evening Under the Stars.

Resident Stan Vitale will play favorite melodies inside the clubhouse due to venue change. Gerry Franklin, Roxanna Friebel, Jan Howard and Wendy Pistoia chair this event. Bring an appetizer to share and your own beverage.

Plantation Lakes’ clubhouse is the venue for all committee and club meetings.

Aug. 1 and Aug. 15, the Architectural Review Board meets at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 1, the board of directors meets at 6:30 p.m. accepting questions until 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 5, the landscape committee meets at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 8 from 1-4 p.m. is the Card-creating/scrapbooking Club chaired by Diane Colarik.

Tuesday, Aug. 13, the social committee meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday instead of the usual third Tuesday this month. All Plantation Lakes ladies are welcome.

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The committee is supporting local charity Fostering Hope, Inc., in Conway this year. The charity’s mission is to “provide basic necessities to children in crisis situations.”

Through August, they need children’s school supplies, backpacks, shoes and socks that are new, not used. They greatly appreciate your help.

Drop off items Aug. 13 between 6 -7 p.m. at the clubhouse, or contact Debbie Bonner at 843-333-1774 for other arrangements.

Tuesday, Aug. 27, the covenants committee and the lake committee meet at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 29, the finance committee meets at 6:30 p.m. The website listed time is incorrect.

Enjoy Plantation Lakes’ water aerobics free classes all summer, Monday – Friday at 8:45 a.m. weather permitting. Guests must be accompanied by resident hosts. Registration is unnecessary. Bring noodles and water weights.

Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ annual community yard sale. Over 200 families usually participate.

The social committee will have a special dedicated area to raise funds for future Plantation Lakes community events.

Residents will receive an email and flier in their mailboxes in mid-August with registration details. Participating residents will receive a large bow to hang on their mailboxes.

Arriving shoppers will receive a map of participating homes. It is a beneficial event for participants and shoppers.

Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. is Plantation Lakes’ annual Holiday Boutique. Some outdoor vendor spaces are still available. If you know interested vendors, contact

Happy birthday wishes to Kathryn Kahn.

Wednesday, July 17, Carolina Forest Civic Association met at the recreation center. Horry County Emergency Management Interim Assistant Administrator Randy Webster spoke.

He advised keeping one week of hurricane supplies. When the power grid fails, it is often for four days or more.

National Hurricane Center and National Weather Center are their information sources. Weather Radio is a beneficial buy.

Take your tax notice with you when evacuating as necessary residential proof for reentry.

Saturday, Aug. 17, the Joe DeFeo Memorial Charity Golf Tournament by Carolina Forest Civic Association will be hosted by Legends Golf Resort Heathland Course at 1500 Legends Drive in Myrtle Beach.

Buffet lunch is at noon and shotgun start is at 2 p.m. Cost is $65 per person or $260 for captain’s choice four-person teams.

Contact Mail check to CFCA, PO Box 50133, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579.

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Have a great week.


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