Dear New Seabrook Island Property Owner:
Welcome to Seabrook Island! As Executive Director of the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association (SIPOA), I am delighted that you have chosen to be part of our unique and vibrant community. Whether you are here full time or part time, enjoy walking on the beach or participating in recreational activities or social groups, Seabrook Island has much to offer. Information regarding the wide range of available activities and facilities is enclosed in your Welcome Packet materials.
Seabrook Island has a Newcomers Committee that is sponsored jointly by SIPOA and the Seabrook Island Club (SIC). The Committee sponsors periodic social events to provide an opportunity to meet other newcomers as well as members of island organizations. This is a great way to meet other residents and discover that you are readily welcomed by the community. SIPOA has also established an Orientation Committee to assist new Property Owners transitioning into our community. If you have not already been contacted and would like to meet with a committee member, please contact the SIPOA Administrative Office at 843-768-0061 or firstname.lastname@example.org, provide your contact information and request a meeting.
SIPOA facilities include the Lake House, Oyster Catcher Community Center, Gatehouse and Crabbing Dock. The Lake House, constructed in 2009, includes our Fitness Center, indoor and outdoor pools, library, and meeting rooms. In addition to fitness equipment for exercise with or without the assistance of a personal trainer, the Lake House hosts many popular wellness classes and events and is home to many special interest groups that bring together Owners with common interests. Please see the Lake House staff for facility tours and more information. The Oyster Catcher Community Center includes meeting space and an outdoor pool for the exclusive use of Property Owners and their accompanied guests.
The Island House, Beach Club, Equestrian Center, Racquet Club and golf courses are Seabrook Island Club facilities. Your SIC membership packet contains extensive information on Club facilities and events.
There are many excellent sources of information on a wide array of Seabrook Island topics. The attached “Welcome Packet” contains contact information, general information about Seabrook Island, SIPOA Bylaws, Covenants and Rules and Regulations. SIPOA resources and SIC information are also located at: discoverseabrook.com. SIPOA also sends weekly eblasts to Owners with timely information and updates. SIPOA also sends weekly eblasts to Owners with timely information and updates. If you would like to receive our eblasts, please email your request and contact info to email@example.com. Our Seabrook Island blog, “Tidelines” (www.tidelinesblog.com), is a timely source of island and local area information. We encourage you to become a follower and to visit the site on a regular basis. All Property Owners also receive the “Seabrooker” monthly newspaper at their mailing address. The Town of Seabrook Island website, http://www.townofseabrookisland.org has additional information about Town-related topics of interest. The Town website is also the source for the most up to date information regarding weather emergencies.
Our community thrives on Property Owner involvement. To facilitate your participation, please take the opportunity to enroll in e-voting for the SIPOA annual meeting when you provide us with your contact information.
The SIPOA Board of Directors meets monthly and Property Owners are welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Lake House on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m. Please consider volunteering for one of our many committees to contribute your ideas, thoughts and talents.
If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact me, the SIPOA staff, or your Board of Directors. Again, on behalf of the SIPOA staff and community, welcome to your new home!
Heather Paton, MCM, CMCA, LSM, PCAM
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