News from Sea Pines - Summer 2022
The newsletter and website aim to keep you up-to-date on all the Sea Pines news you'll need. All e-newsletters are posted on the website and printed copies are provided at the clubhouse. We welcome your comments to the editor at the email address below.
The Sea Pines Beach Party returns!
Save the Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022, rain or shine
From 4:00 pm till the last bonfire goes out!
Check your inbox for how to RSVP and for details about party logistics, equipment needs and opportunities to volunteer.
Questions? Contact [Email ].
Sea Pines holds its first hybrid annual meeting
The Brewster Meetinghouse, aka the First Parish Brewster Unitarian Universalist Church, hosted the Sea Pines annual meeting on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The hybrid format, which allowed participants to join the meeting both in person and via video conference, will be used for all Facilities Management Board (FMB) meetings going forward. If you missed the meeting you can see the slide presentations made by FMB members here.
Newly-elected FMB officers include Peter Smiledge, president, Carol Austin, vice president, Bob Smaglia, treasurer, and Sophia Sayigh, clerk.
On its way—a new look for the Sea Pines entrance
The first phase of a landscape plan for the main entrance area at Sea Pines will be initiated in the fall. The scheme extends from 6A to the Clubhouse and will focus on updated signage, vibrantly colored foliage and flowers, and the installation of hardy native perennials and groundcover. Like all of the projects guided by the Sea Pines Landscape Plan, it will employ all native plants that are adapted to our challenging Cape Cod coastal environment. The plant material is hardy, drought resistant, resilient, and supports the surrounding natural habitat.
The drawing above is posted on the Sea Pines website and a large format copy is on display in the meeting room at the club house. The landscape plan, which also includes the list of approved native plants, is also available at the website. It is worth noting that when a Brewster Conservation Commission representative was made aware of our landscape plan, she was highly complimentary and asked for a copy. She also lauded the success of our sand fence and bluff plantings in protecting our beach.
Now that summer is upon us...
- Unit rental policy—one month minimum, once per quarter.
- Register all kayaks at the club house for storage on the beach kayak rack.
- Observe the pool rules, including required sign-in and no unaccompanied children.
- Beach fires require both a town fire permit and a Sea Pines fire permit.
And then there's parking...
To equitably address seasonal parking challenges:
- Use your garage for parking.
- Make sure that guests and other family members are aware of overflow parking at the clubhouse
- Encourage carpooling to limit the number of vehicles on site.
- Sea Pines car stickers help us manage security during busy periods. If you need one for a new car, contact Mercantile Property Management.
See the full list of rules and regulations.
- The gym is now operating on a first-come, first-served basis—no reservations required.
- The clubhouse is once again available for private social functions hosted by owners. Reservations can be made at seapinestennis.skedda.com.
Thank you, Nancy!
A new cross walk is being installed near the Sea Pines entrance on 6A thanks to the efforts of our own Nancy Clayman.
Questions or comments about this e-newsletter should be directed to Lynn Smiledge [Email ]