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  • 28 Jun 2019 6:23 PM | Anonymous



    MaryAnn moved here from Charleston, SC in 1990 with her two boys and was a member of the Ski Club for 10 years, then  returned to Charleston to finish her career at MCSU as a RAD Technician and Radiation Therapist.  She treated cancer patients for 46 years!  She retired 2 years ago and decided to move back to Myrtle Beach where her boys and grandchildren live.

    She loves gardening, biking, reading, board games, and loves to travel.  She also was a scuba diver for 10 years.   Heard about all the activities and travel the Ski Club was doing from Faith and other members, so she decided to make new friends and join us.


    Patricia and Richard come to us from Oak Island, North Carolina.  They heard about our China trip and joined us and we all had a wonderful time.  They joined our club because of our various activities and our love of having a good time.

    Patricia loves “Things To Do”(TTD) lists and especially making “Honey Do” lists for Richard.  She loves watching wildlife activities of the birds and animals in nature, skiing and cruising. She loves kayaking, especially at night….

    Richard loves reading and woodworking, and kayaking.  He loves kayaking so much he entered a kayaking race and won First Place in his Division!  He also loves his wife’s “Honey Do” lists!

  • 22 Jun 2019 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    WOW… Looks like summer at the beach has finally arrived.  The weather is heating up and so are our activities.

    First of all, I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Grey and Mary Culbreth for organizing last month’s meeting.  Their planning and execution were terrific along with the purple tablecloths!

    We also concluded our first month of the 2019-20 year with our newly elected board members:  Gene Young, Mary Alice Blackburn, Jane Edwards and Deb Muller as Directors, Bill Neumann and Grey Culbreth as Vice Presidents, Karen McCurry as Treasurer, Peggy Christie as Secretary and myself as President for the a 3rd term.  At this time Deb Muller has indicated that she cannot continue in her Director position.  Therefore, I have made an executive decision to install Jim Malloch in her place for the remainder of her 1-year term.  Thank you, Jim! It is greatly appreciated that you are stepping up to help the club!  We are still looking for members who are interested in participating in the workings of the club.  As Gene Young mentioned at June’s meeting, we have the rest of the year’s monthly coordinators in place.  Contact Gene if you would like to take on a month in 2020.

    We will kick off July with a trip to the NC Planetarium on the 1st,  followed by a Swim Party at Dave and Wendy’s for the Independence weekend on Friday July 5th, Check out the rest of the events that Kathy and Jim Malloch have organized for the month and join us for any that tickle your fancy.

    The July Rafting trip is set and the August activity organizers are planning a great schedule for the rest of the summer, so stay tuned!  How about deep-sea fishing, skydiving and Woodstock revival!!  We are also working on a trip in the Fall and a winter ski trips.  Read on in the newsletter for details and reach out to John Schwartz for more information and schedules for deposits.

    Our 2019-20 membership drive is continuing.  Thanks to all who have renewed their membership and welcome to our new members.  Your deadline to renew your membership is September 1st.  After that date any previous member will be dropped from our mailing list.  Therefore, it behooves you to renew before Sept 1st.  We are still the best bargain on the beach for only $50 a year. Attached is the application, so just fill it out and either bring it to the July meeting at the Myrtle Beach State Park on the 9th or mail to our PO Box.   Also, keep spreading the word about our club  to entice new members to join in the festivities.

    Elena Moglia, President

  • 22 Jun 2019 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    I hope everyone enjoyed reading Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier.  The book was made into a movie starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger and the library has a few copies of the DVD.  

    For July, we'll be reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. 

    In 19th century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu (“women’s writing”).  Some girls were paired with laotongs, “old sames,” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives.  They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments.  With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily, a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become “old sames” at the tender age of seven.  As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood.  The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive.  But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart."

    Thanks to Faith for picking up the Snow Flower Book Club Kit from the library.  I have 6 copies of the book and the library also has several - let me know if you need a copy. 

    While the Book Club Kits are an option, it's difficult to plan ahead, not knowing if the kit we've selected and reserved will be available.  In addition, several members have said they would like to read newer, current books.  Many of the newer books are available in paperback for about $10 for purchase from Amazon or other sellers online and we can continue to share the books.  I welcome your input on this.

    Peggy Christie

Happy Birthday!

07-01 Sue Williams
07-09 James Malloch
07-10 Karen Fitch
07-11 Elena Moglia
07-17 Elaine Powers
07-19 Jane Edwards
07-20 Robert Coco
07-26 Dan Redman
07-29 Barbara Goodman

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