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  • 5 Feb 2020 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    We had another successful and fun meeting of the Book Club on January 27. Thanks to Faith Campbell for hosting and providing the yummy appetizers and to Judy Bledsoe for leading the discussion on The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni.  CSOC's Book Club was started in January, 2017 and since that time,  we've read and discussed 32 books.  


    CSOC book selections for the new several months are:

    February 24, 2020

    The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

    A former POW comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man.  When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision to move his family to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.  Leni, a 13-year old girl, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family.  Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if it means following him into the unknown.  At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers.  In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women.  The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the family’s lack of preparation and dwindling resources.  But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, the family begins to fracture and soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within.  In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in 18 hours of night, they learn the terrible truth, they are on their own, in the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.

    Host – Pat Van – 1889 Culbertson Ave., Myrtle Beach (571) 723-6989

    Discussion Leader – Mary Alice Blackburn

    March 30, 2020

    The Light Between Oceans – M. L. Stedman

    This is a story of right and wrong and how sometimes they look the same.  In 1926 a young lighthouse keeper and his wife are the only inhabitants of Janus Rock, living a quiet life cocooned from the rest of the world.  One morning a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man and a crying infant and the path of the couple’s lives hits an unthinkable crossroads.  Only years later do they discover the devastating consequences of the decision they make that day as the baby’s real story unfolds.

    Host – Kathy Britt

    Discussion Leader – Ginny Villegas

    April 27, 2020

    Educated – Tara Westover

    Tara Westover was 17, the first time she set foot in a classroom.  Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches.  In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter, she salvaged in her father’s junkyard.  Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse and was treated at home with herbalism.  Lacking a formal education, Tara began to educate herself, teaching herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement.  Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

    Host – Peggy Christie

    Discussion Leader – Kathy Britt

    May 18, 2020 (Date change due to Memorial Day)

    Instead of selecting a book for May, members will give a brief “presentation” on 1 or 2 books they recommend we read, as a group, in the future.

    Host – Karen Fitch

    Enjoy the read!

    Peggy Christie

  • 1 Feb 2020 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Pat Van and Kathy Malloch are this month’s activity coordinators. They have organized a great selection of events for February.  I hope you take advantage of their hard work and join in the monthly events. Check out our website and register for any that interest you.

    The location of the Super Bowl Party on February 2 has been changed. The party will be at Fred Scott and Peggy Christie’s house in North Myrtle Beach.

    Since the Giant Crab’s kitchen will not be ready in time for our regular meeting on February 11, the 2nd Tuesday of the month, we will have our monthly meeting in the same location as last month at Surfside Beach Club:  655 Tinkers Drive, between 544 and Glenns Bay Road.  Food will be provided by the club. Remember to BYOB - that includes soft drinks, water and alcoholic beverages.

    Now I know it is only February, but we need to start taking a look at our next slate of board members for the 2020-21 year.  At our April meeting the slate will be announced and voted on at the May meeting.  Karen Fitch is the chairman of the nomination committee and she will be reaching out to board members and club members to see who is interested in being on the board. If you are interested in contributing time to your club please contact Karen Fitch 978-479-8289.

    In March, we are once again participating as a club in the North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It will give us an opportunity to show the community what the club is all about while we have fun wearing the Green as we march together and enjoy the day. The Parade date is Saturday, March 14, but we have to start planning now! If you haven’t volunteered already you still can. We need decorators and members to walk in the parade. If you don’t have one from a previous year, members need to buy a $12 Green T-Shirt to wear in the parade. If you wish to participate, Please contact Elena Moglia 843-443-5218 to order a green CSOC t-shirt.

    Looking forward to seeing you and enjoying good times ahead!

    Elena Moglia, CSOC President



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01-15 Lisa Rummage
01-19 Karen McCurry
01-20 Sylvia Trembley
01-22 Peggy Christie
01-25 John Cubbin
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01-30 Darin Austin
01-30 Maureen Goodman
02-07 Kitti Baker
02-08 Denise Braley
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02-24 Lorraine Krafft
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03-03 Paul Fitch
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