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Celebrating the exceptional lifestyle

Spring 2013


This page: The beautiful No. 8 hole of the Dye Course. About the cover: A stunning sunset embraces the Nicklaus Course.

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ART AT COLLETON The Nicklaus Clubhouse is home to an impressive collection of art & crafts created by some of the Lowcountry’s most talented artists, including Members of Colleton.

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2015 U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR As Colleton prepares to host the prestigious USGA golf tournament, and take to the national stage, Members are encouraged to step up and join “Team Colleton.”

In Every Issue 4 Note from your Club President Spring is Here

8 YOUR CRGA

Golf tips, academy schedule & more

9 ON THE LINKS

Rules & etiquette, posting scores

12  Great

Outdoors Master Naturalists Karen Anderson & Beverly Jennings explore Colleton’s “Mighty Marsh.”

14 PLATE & PALATE

James Beard Awardwinning authors, brothers Matt and Ted Lee visit Colleton, Far Niente wine dinner and other epicurean endeavors.

19 Lifelong

Learning Group Travel night, a tour of SCAD, and a special artist dinner

20 MEMBER

SPOTLIGHT Piano & French Horn recital courtesy of the Hilton Head Orchestra, garden club event, Ladies’ Canasta group & more

16 HEALTH & Fitness Tennis tips, upcoming tennis events & the fitness center’s new sports massage therapy

18 COLLETON CARES Handcrafted kayak raises thousands for Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton, Habitat for Humanity update & clothing drive for returning Marines

23 MARK YOUR

CALENDAR Colleton’s upcoming events & activities

Board of Directors Rob Norton – President, Executive Committee Jim Rydzel – Vice President, Executive Committee; Chair: Governance, Strategy & Asset Planning; Audit Richard Anderson – Vice President, Executive Committee; Chair: Greens & Grounds Michael Mavrogordato – Chair: Golf Al Thiess – Chair: USGA Junior Amateur; Audit Bert Einloth – Chair: Marketing–Internal; Audit Jim Hooker – Chair: Marketing–External Jim Humphrey – Executive Committee, Audit; Chair: Finance Tom Wooster – Chair: House & Ancillary

Julie Mercer – Director of Marketing & Communications Triad Design Group – Creative Direction & Production ColletonRiverClub.com | The River

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Note from Your Club President

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pring is here and summer can’t be far behind. Things are “heating up” in more ways than one. We tend to think of new things in the spring — try a new General Manager for Colleton Rob Norton River, for starters! I know Club President we all join together in welcoming Tim Bakels to Colleton River and the Lowcountry, and we especially look forward to his leadership in the months and years ahead. Tim’s wife, Connie, has the assignment of selling their home in New Jersey. We look forward to seeing more of her in the weeks ahead. The economy seems to be improving and, along with that, real estate is definitely trending in the right direction. We have a many new homes under construction and the sales of both homes and property look strong. We have presented our new Long Range Plan to the membership and have much to consider as we move through 2013. This issue features an article encouraging members to volunteer for the 2015 USGA Junior Amateur that we are hosting. I have been challenged by some members about the wisdom of Colleton undertaking this type of endeavor, but I personally look at this as a major opportunity for Colleton River to be appropriately recognized as a truly remarkable golf destination and community. When this event has been completed, we should have hundreds, if not thousands, of new supporters that we would not have otherwise. We have addressed the cost of the tournament to the Club. We were given a “ballpark” estimate of our costs before we agreed to the tournament. Those estimates have already been reduced through some early sponsorships, and we have many opportunities to bring this close to break even; as a volunteer, you can help make that happen. There are, however, factors other than self-interest that come into play. We have a treasure here in Colleton golf. This is an opportunity to “give back” to the golf world and our Lowcountry neighbors. We have demonstrated that we are good at giving, and when you think of some of the minor inconveniences we will experience in 2015, that should be considered as your part of giving back.


Art Society Workshop with Richard Mantia Members honed their painting skills under the instruction of artist Richard Mantia, who worked as a set designer in Hollywood.

Art

at Colleton

Lowcountry Artist Jonathan Green

Renowned Lowcountry artist Jonathan Green shared his Gullah-inspired creations at Colleton.

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Nicklaus Clubhouse Art Collection The spectacular views at Colleton River Plantation Club are not limited to the outdoors. Step inside the Nicklaus Clubhouse and you’ll find an impressive collection of art and crafts by some of the Lowcountry’s most talented artists. The artwork captivates members and guests from the moment they enter the clubhouse and see the Michael Karas painting of the Nicklaus Course, “Colleton River Evening” (at right). However, the collection includes more than golf paintings. It spans a diverse range to include oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, drawings, basketry and photography. In addition to those procured by the Club, some pieces are on loan from members’ private collections and others have been created by Colleton River members, as showcased on the Member Art Wall. A Diverse Range of Artwork A variety of beautiful and unique works by talented local artists, as well as Colleton River members, are showcased in the Nicklaus Clubhouse. (Pictured at left: “Which Way to Bali?” fabric quilt on loan from member artist Shirley Rothouse. Right: A bay laurel platter on loan from member artist Lloyd Rothouse. Below: Colleton’s Member Art Wall.)

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Your CRGA

News from the Golf Academy

H David La Pour, PGA Director of Instruction

oles in one, birdies, eagles and even ospreys are all part of the rite of passage that spring brings to Colleton River. Golfers are optimistic, by nature, and in this game it certainly seems a necessity. This spring the Golf Academy is offering several ways in which to stay optimistic. Based on our Seven Building Blocks, we offer the following: the Tuesday TPI classes take on Golf Fitness; the Green Reading clinic April 17th works on Putting; the Ladies Only Golf School uses Full Swing, Short Game and Playing; and our PING and COBRA Fitting Days (April), along with our four fitting carts, knock out the Equipment Building Block. As a staff/student team, we are very close to realizing our vision of operating the finest teaching program for a club community in the U.S.A. It’s encouraging to see our members/ students take lessons, get better, succeed and benefit from all of the hard work that golf requires. This spring I hope to see you out there working on a way to “Manage Your Golf Game!” Homecoming Members prepare their swing for spring during the Homecoming Colleton River Golf Academy Experience.

Do conditions change your game? There are 12 months in a year. Should you hit your 9-iron or driver the same distance all year long? The answer is no. As the year and seasons progress, it is the wise golfer who recognizes the change and adjusts accordingly. The following tips will help you play with consistency throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions. Cold weather: –C  old weather seasons mean the grass becomes dormant. Consequently, the rough is not as tough and the fairways are thin so you should count on more bounce and roll. –A  lso, you may lose 10% or more of your distance, on average, because of cold weather conditions, such as flexibility and clothing that may make turning, extending, or releasing difficult. – The golf ball will not fly as far when it is not compressed and may have less spin. • Consider hitting an extra club, putting around the green instead of chipping, and playing for more roll, in general, when considering yardage.

Warm weather: – Warm weather seasons mean the grass is thicker, rough is tougher and the bounce and roll go away. – During warmer weather, you may gain 10% in distance because of an increase in range of motion and club head speed. – The ball will carry further because of better compression and may have more spin. • Consider increased yardage in the air, not on the ground; pitch and chip more around the green; avoid the rough, if possible – this can be a real hole buster.

If you would like assistance with seasonal adjustments and applying them to your golf game, be sure to check with one of your Academy Instructors and enjoy your 2013 golf!


Please Post all Scores

Academy Schedule April – May Weekly CRGA Clinics: TPI Golf Fitness Class; Tuesday’s through May, 9–10 am, Fitness Center Lady Linksters: Thursdays, 9:3010:30am at the CRWGA course. • A  pril 17: CRGA Special Clinic; Green Reading, 9am-12pm, Dye Course • April 24: PING Fitting Day, 12-4pm, Nicklaus Course • April  26: CRGA Ladies Only Golf School, 9am-4pm, Nicklaus Course • M  ay 1: COBRA Fitting Day, 12-4pm, Nicklaus Course • May 11: CRGA Academy Day, 1-3pm, Nicklaus Course • M  ay 25: CRGA Golf School, 9am-4pm Nicklaus Course • J  une 1: CRGA Academy Day, 1-3pm, Nicklaus Range • J  uly 1-5: CRGA Junior Golf Camp, 10:30am–12pm, Nicklaus Course Please note that CRGA Golf Schools, Clinics / Seminars usually require advanced registration, and participation may be limited. Email golfacademy@ colletonriverclub.com.

Quick Tip Need a training aid that you enjoyed using during a lesson? Visit the Academy website, colletonriverclub. com/championship-golf/golf-academy, and click on “Golf Tips & Links” to find the link to “Golf Training Aids.”

On the Links

The Handicap Committee will be closely monitoring score-posting this season. Please remember to post all your home and away scores. Two basic premises underlie the USGA Handicap System, namely that each player will try to make the best score at every hole in every round, regardless of where the round is played, and that the player will post every acceptable round for peer review. Matt Lucchesi, PGA The player and the player’s Handicap Committee Director of Golf have joint responsibility for adhering to these premises. • If you play 13 or more holes, you must post an 18-hole score. • If you play between 7 and 12 holes, you must post a 9-hole score • Penalty scores equal to the lowest score in a player’s handicap file will be posted to those who do not record their scores.

Colleton River Rules & Etiquette Corner General Guest Play Rules When making your plans to introduce guests, please call in advance so arrangements can be made to notify Security, the Golf Shop and the Locker Room of your guests’ planned arrival. Guests must always use the Club’s Locker Room facilities for changing into golf shoes and/or clothing. All guests must also register in the Golf Shop prior to commencing play. It is the Member’s responsibility to inform their guests, including unaccompanied guests, of the appropriate attire, the slow play policy and the cell phone policy at Colleton River. Golf Shop Registration As a courtesy to other Members, and to assist the professional staff, please remember the Club requires all Members and guests to register with the golf shop prior to play. Care of the Courses In order to help maintain the beauty and well-manicured nature of Colleton River’s courses, and ensure continued enjoyment for all players, Members and their quests are asked to please adhere to the following: • Players are discouraged from unnecessarily entering any marsh area. • It is the player’s responsibility to repair ball marks, fill divots and rake bunkers. • Due to the unique nature of the Colleton River Plantation Club’s grasses, players are asked to use the sand provided on the golf carts to fill divots, rather than replace divots. • Cigarette and cigar butts are not to be left on the courses. Smokers should carry an ashtray, or other appropriate receptacle. Please call the Golf Shop if you have any questions posting scores, hosting guests, or course rules and etiquette at Colleton River: 843.836.4410.

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Time for Team Colleton To Shine on the National Stage:

Join the Host Committee for the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur

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Who Is It?

The U.S. Junior Amateur has a dubious distinction. It is the only USGA championship in which this player has been eligible and did not win at least once. He qualified for the championship five times and achieved his best finish in 1956 when he was a semifinalist. Answer: Jack Nicklaus

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fter an eventful 2012 getting our contract with the USGA completed to host the 2015 U. S. Junior Amateur Championship, and after our successful press conference this past summer, our time has arrived to stage the world’s most important Junior Golf Championship. Hosting any USGA championship is a special treat, only enjoyed by about 450 golf courses out of more than 15,000 in the United States since the USGA began presenting national championships in 1895. And now it’s our turn to showcase our club, our membership and our community through how we put on this Championship. We are a little over two years away from the Championship and, thus, the time has arrived to begin filling many of the large variety of committees that will be necessary to present the Championship. We will need members to lead and to serve on a myriad of various functions. The range of opportunities is large, including scoring, marshalling, practice area management, sourcing volunteers, planning parties, housing players in one’s home, transportation, and many others. All together, the Host Committee, Colleton River personnel involved with the Championship, and volunteers from our membership and the greater community, will number more than 500 people – a truly significant undertaking. Serving on the Host Committee will require some of each volunteer’s time, but it will be time well spent helping to showcase Colleton River to the world, supporting the future stars of the PGA TOUR and supporting what will be an exciting event in the Hilton Head area. There is great satisfaction from serving on a Host Committee for a National Championship, and we’ll have a lot of fun along the way. So when you receive the mailing regarding volunteering to serve on the Host Committee, we urge you to please step forward and join what will be a unique, fun and team-oriented effort to put on a great Junior Amateur Championship, right here at our own Dye golf course. This will be the time to step up and join Team Colleton. Al Thiess – Host Committee General Chair Karen Anderson – Host Committee Vice Chair


Junior Golf Spotlight

Penn State Capture’s Colleton River Collegiate Title Penn State’s men’s golf team captured the title at The Colleton River Collegiate, a fourteam golf tournament that was played March 5-7, 2013 at Colleton River Plantation Club’s Dye Course. The Nittany Lions won with a tournament-best round of 292, for a three-day score of 916, and kept Michigan and tournament host Michigan State at bay at 927. The Detroit Mercy team finished with a score of 964.

International Junior Golf Tour Visits Colleton River The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) hosted an exciting tournament, its fourth event of the Spring 2013 season, February 9-10 at Colleton River Plantation Club. The prestigious IJGT Shootout featured 89 elite junior golfers, ages 10-19, representing 18 states and 18 countries. Staying true to the tournament’s name, the IJGT Shootout at Colleton River concluded with a gripping finale. Charlie Spencer-White, of Bluffton, SC (pictured above right), and Moyu Sasaki, of Tokyo, Japan, were victorious in the Boys 15-19 and Girls Divisions, respectively. In the Boys U-14 Division (14 & under), Tennoshin Ogawa, of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, won following a playoff by default against Ben Reichert, of East Amherst, NY, capturing his fifth title of the 2012-13 season. ColletonRiverClub.com | The River

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Great Outdoors

Mighty Marsh

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e all love the beauty of the marshes that surround Colleton River, but they are also areas of great economic importance. Marshes represent some of the most productive land on earth. Using photosynthesis, marsh grasses convert solar energy into vast amounts of plant tissue. As the grasses die, large nutrient loads are released into adjacent waters. Scientists estimate that the estuarine system cycles these nutrients to support food chains that produce 95% of commercially valuable fish and shellfish in our sounds and oceans. Many of these species literally grow up in marsh ecosystems. Let’s explore several favorite animals and why South Carolina marshes are important. Crustaceans (shrimp & blue crabs) belong in the phylum Arthropods and are the marine equivalent of insects, spiders and scorpions. Arthropods have segmented bodies, jointed legs and hard outer shells, but no backbone. Of all the earth’s animals, 75% are arthropods!!

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SC’s coastal waters feature three types of eating shrimp (Penaeus species) – brown, white and pink. In the early 1900s, shrimp were known as “bugs” and not widely consumed. During the late 1920s, shrimp gained acceptance as food and, with the development of commercial shrimp trawling following World War II, became a popular seafood. Grass shrimp (Palaemonetes species) thrive in tidal creeks, marshes and oyster beds, and provide food for other animals in the marshes. Blue crab is a common edible crab in the Lowcountry. Like all true crabs, blue crabs have five pairs of legs – two pincers, three pairs of walking legs and one pair, that looks like paddles, for swimming. The points, spines and claws on the blue crab present a menacing appearance. Females of both the shrimp and blue crabs migrate into the higher salinity levels of the ocean to spawn. When the eggs hatch, the tiny shrimp and crabs are called “zooplankton.”

While floating in the ocean, they will “molt” numerous times and grow larger. Later, small shrimp and blue crabs return to the marshes via the tides and grow into adults. In all stages of their life cycle, shrimp and crabs provide food for other animals in the food chain. The South Carolina Lowcountry is an amazing place to live! As a community located in the middle of the Port Royal Sound, it is important for each of us to help manage chemical and water runoff from our properties – either into street storm water drains, or directly into the marsh. Our stewardship promotes the protection of water quality in the surrounding marshes and a healthy “nursery” for many forms of marine life. Additionally, South Carolina coastal fish and shellfish harvests correlate strongly with adjacent healthy marsh acreage. – Karen Anderson & Beverly Jennings, Colleton’s Master Naturalists


Walking the Bluff

Clockwise from top: (l-r) Virginie Blackwell, Kelda Maynard, Karen Anderson, Janice Adams, Debbie Bowers, Candice Spadafora, Cathy Boisvert; Stereum complicatum; and “Turkey Tail” (piptoporus betulinus) mushroom

Owl Rescue On March 25, 2013, Chad Kuzawa (Second Assistant Golf Superintendent, Nicklaus Course Golf Maintenance) discovered that a young owl chick had fallen out of a nest on no. 11 of the Nicklaus Course. Upon the arrival of Colleton’s Chief of Security, Jerry Leitner, the chick was ready for transport to Dr. Barker’s veterinary clinic in Bluffton. Chief Leitner dropped the young owl off for observation and later received a call from Charleston’s Birds of Prey organization requesting an opportunity to restore the uninjured bird to the tree from which it had fallen. Birds of Prey also offered to supply a volunteer if Colleton River would assist. On the morning of March 27, Birds of Prey volunteer Vince Romano arrived with the chick. Mr. Kuzawa and Cole Waller (Second Assistant Golf Superintendent, Nicklaus Course Golf Maintenance), as well as Officer Dan Woodard and Chief Leitner, joined Mr. Romano on the fairway and called in a bucket truck. With guidance from Mr. Waller, Mr. Romano successfully returned the young owl to the tree using a basket wired to a branch, with the old nest placed inside. According to Chief Leitner, “Cole and Chad went way above and beyond in this rescue.”


The Entertaining Lee Bros. Visit Colleton River

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wo James Beard Award-winning authors, brothers Matt and Ted Lee, paid an entertaining visit to the Nicklaus Clubhouse on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The siblings are considered Charleston’s culinary ambassadors and their new cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, defines why Charleston is one of America’s most storied and buzzed-about food destinations. In addition to touring, the brothers serve as contributing editors at Travel + Leisure and write for a variety of publications, such as Bon Appetit, The New York Times and Food & Wine. (Pictured at right: The brothers tour the kitchen with Colleton’s culinary team.)

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Plate & Palate Colleton Hosts Far Niente Estate Wine Dinner Clockwise from top right: 2011 Far Niente Estate Chardonnay; a mixed endive salad with upland cress, Asher Blue cheese, walnuts & ruby grapefruit was paired with a 2010 EnRoute Pinot Noir Les Pommiers, Russian River Valley; the Filet of Prime Beef Au Poivre with purple potato purée, baby carrots and roasted fingerling potatoes was paired with a 2009 Far Niente Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville; Far Niente packaging repurposed as clever décor.

Epicurean Endeavors Abound! Blues, Brews & BBQ

Cooking Demonstration with Chef Robert & Culinary Team

Passport to the World

Chef Robert Wysong was recently named among the top chefs in the U.S. and will be featured in the inaugural edition of “Best Chefs America.” Congratulations Chef Robert!

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Health & Fitness

Tennis Tip: By Mike O’Regan

Play Your Game

Too often in a match we have a tendency to play to the level and style of our opponents. Play your own game, as much as possible, and keep the following in mind: • If you’re playing against a big hitter, don’t try to hit as hard as they do. • If you’re playing against a lobber, don’t settle to push the ball and get tentative. Changing your game is exactly what your opponents want you to do and you’ll wind up making more errors. Make some slight adjustments when you need to, but trust your game! If you have any questions regarding your game or tennis events at Colleton, please call: 843.836.4400.


Colleton River Tennis Event Dates 2013 Date Day

Event

Time

May 25 Saturday

Social Round Robin 3 - 5pm Courtside refreshments

July 2 Tuesday

July 4th Round Robin 3 - 5pm Courtside refreshments

Aug 31 Saturday

Labor Day Robin Social 3- 5pm Dinner at the Halfway Café

Oct 16 Wednesday

Ladies Member-Guest 9:30 - 11:30am Lunch at the Nicklaus Clubhouse

Nov 8 Friday

Nick vs. Dye Annual Challenge 3 - 5pm Dinner at the Nicklaus Clubhouse

Dec 6 Friday

Thanksgiving Round Robin Courtside Refreshments

3 - 5pm

Throughout 2013 Mondays Wednesdays

Men’s Clinic Ladies’ 3.5 Stroke & Play

9 - 10:30am 10:30am - 12pm

Ladies’ 3.0 Stroke & Play

9 - 10:30am

Ladies’ 3.5 Drill & Play

10:30am - 12pm

Sports Massage Therapy Geared toward athletes of every kind, sports massage therapy may be the remedy you need for those strained and overused muscles. Whether you are seeking relief and therapy for your back, shoulders or other major muscles you use repeatedly, or trying to prevent a strain or injury BEFORE it happens, we have the answer! Director of Fitness Jay Goodwin recently completed his certification in Sports Massage Therapy and the Fitness Center is now offering this beneficial service. Call the Fitness Center at 843.836.4448 to schedule your appointment today!

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Cares

Colleton

This beautiful kayak, made by members Jim Grove and Steve Hickman, was auctioned off at the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton Gala, raising $5,400. The bidding was so competitive, they’ve agreed to build another for the same amount, totaling $10,800 raised for the club. Way to go gentlemen!

CRP Friends of Habitat Fundraising Update... As most of you know, Colleton River Plantation Friends of Habitat are raising funds for naming rights for a street and sponsorship of a Habitat home in the new Habitat development, “The Glen,” on Hilton Head Island. Our effort, “Marching to the Glen,” is currently at 94% of our goal of $125k. We would like to extend our many thanks to those who have responded to our initial mailing, explaining our effort to help alleviate the problem of affordable housing in the Lowcountry, and ask that you please consider assisting this very worthwhile and necessary effort. If you would like to contribute, please make out a tax deductible check to “Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity” and mail it to: 21 Brendan Lane, Bluffton, SC 29910. Please also include a note that your contribution is for the “CRP Friends of Habitat” project. Many thanks, again, for your past and future support of this worthwhile community effort, which is greatly appreciated.

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Stop! Don’t clean out your closet... Without first considering donating your unwanted items to returning Marines and wives of Marines. Susie Drobny will be collecting long & short cocktail dresses for the 2013 holiday season, and will collect and deliver the dresses to Parris Island on June 1st. Thank you, Susie and everyone, for your support!


LLG Season IV:

Thank you!

Lifelong Learning

As Lifelong Learning Group’s Season IV comes to an end, we have many people to thank for making this a very successful season. We thank our fellow members for their unfailing support throughout this season. We also thank the Colleton River staff – from the front desk to the kitchen and restaurant – who are always professional and responsive regarding whatever we ask of them. The LLG Committee has worked hard to present speakers and events that are of interest to our members, and its members also deserve a large “thank you.” Committee members include: Nancy Taylor, Paula Williams, Maxine Melcher, Barb Gates, Mary McKane, Sherry Steele, Vickie Must, Burt Must, Judy Russert, Dave Russert, Lynne Patti, Janice Norton, Bev Jennings and Bert Einloth. As Doris Beedie and Sue Glancey leave LLG’s leadership positions, Lynda Rankin will continue her second leadership year and be joined by Maxine Melcher. We know Season V will be exciting and interesting! The Winter/Spring Season IV presentations began with 15 members presenting videos, souvenirs and written materials regarding their adventures for Travel Night on February 2. Many members came to see what was offered, asked good questions and may have even put some of the featured destinations on their future travel lists! February 15 found 30 Colleton members boarding the SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) bus with a SCAD administrator who took us on a tour of some of the school’s departments. This was fascinating and could be repeated in the future! The SCAD tour was capped off with a lovely lunch at the Gryphon Tea Room. On March 7, artist Jonathan Green spoke to a large group of Colleton members regarding the history of art and his RICE Project. More on this event is available in this issue’s “Art at Colleton” feature. On April 12, we finished this season with a tour of Mitchelville Freedom Park (located on Hilton Head Island), followed by lunch there. Mitchelville was the first self-governed freedmen’s town in America.

Historic Mitchelville

As always, we look forward to seeing our friends at LLG presentations and also appreciate members’ comments and wonderful suggestions. Please call the front desk, 843.836.4400, for additional details.

Trip to S CAD

Gryphon Tea Room


Member Spotlight Beautiful Music

Colleton River members enjoyed an incredible three-course dinner and special piano & French horn recital, presented by Conductor John Morris Russell of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra (pictured at right), at the Nicklaus Clubhouse February 22.

Colleton River Garden Club The Colleton River Garden Club hosted a fun and informative flower-arranging class, pictured above.; At left: one of the many beautiful arrangements created during the class.

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Ladies’ Canasta Group The Ladies’ Canasta Group celebrated Valentine’s Day in style with a wonderful luncheon and cards in the Nicklaus Clubhouse Ladies’ Lounge.

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Easter

Weekend

Celebration at Colleton

Members & guests were treated to a festive Easter celebration with an egg hunt, face painting, a magician/storyteller and special visit from the Easter Bunny on Saturday, followed by an Easter Brunch, with an Easter basket ice sculpture, on Sunday. Additionally, Mary Falvo and many volunteers donated more than 60 Easter baskets to Bluffton Self Help, for distribution to children attending services at St. John the Baptist and Campbell Chapel AME Church. Baskets also went to the children of Pinckney Colony.

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Upcoming Events & Activities APRIL 16-18 Art Society Workshop Paint with Peggy Ellis, Nicklaus Ballroom, 10am-4pm 18

Comedy Night With Keith Barany, Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6pm-?

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Photography Class Dye Penthouse, 9am-12pm

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Soup & Salad Social Dye Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Kayak Club Adventure Community Dock, 9:30am-12pm

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Cocktail & Nature Cruises Community Dock, 4-6pm / 6-8pm

MAY 2

Town Hall Meeting Dye Clubhouse, 4:30-6pm

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Southern Night Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Slammers Bridge Nicklaus Ballroom, 9am-2pm

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Bourbon Society Nicklaus Men’s Grille, 6-11pm

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Dinner & Movie Burger Night Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Kayak Club Adventure Community Dock, 9:30am-12pm

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Taste of the Sea Night Dye Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Mother’s Day Brunch Nicklaus Clubhouse, 11am-2pm

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Tex Mex Night Dye Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Duplicate Bridge Dye Parlor, 9am-12pm

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Garden Club Meeting Dye Parlor, 10am-12pm

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Photography Class Community Dock, 4-8pm

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Prime Rib Night Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6-9pm

16 Trivia Night Nicklaus Clubhouse: 5:30pm cocktails, 6pm dinner, 7pm trivia

July 1

Home Cooked Night Dye Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Stand Up Paddleboarding Community Dock, 9-10:30am

22 Garden Club Meeting Dye Parlor, 10am-12pm

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Pizza & Pasta Night Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Lobster Night Nicklaus Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Pool Party Community Pool, 11am-5pm

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Memorial Day Celebration Dye Clubhouse, 5:30-9pm

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4th of July Celebration Nicklaus Clubhouse, 5:30-10pm

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Blue Plate Special Night Dye Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Adult Net Casting Lessons Community Dock, 8:30-9:30am

June

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Kids Fish Camp Community Dock, 10am-1pm

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Pool Party Community Pool, 11am-5pm

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Chapter III Book Club Dye Parlor, 10-11:30am

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Small Plate Night Dye Clubhouse, 6-9pm

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Kayak Club Adventure Community Dock, 8-11am


Simply . . . exceptional

Imagine a community that takes your breath away and is hailed as an incredible wildlife habitat, a captivating retreat where exquisite custom homes are nestled amidst seven miles of scenic shoreline and stunning championship golf courses. At Colleton River, a private 1,500-acre residential community with deepwater docks, you’ll enjoy numerous world-class amenities in an inviting atmosphere and an active, philanthropic community that epitomizes Southern hospitality. Imagine the exceptional and make it a reality‌ at Colleton River.

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