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2019 Holiday Ferry Schedule

Dear Owners,

To better accommodate your traveling needs during the holidays, the following adjustments have been made to the ferry schedule for December 2019:

Christmas Eve – Tuesday, December 24
7:00am – 10:00pm 

Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25
9:00am – 2:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

New Year’s Eve – Tuesday, December 31 
additional midnight run

Please be reminded to always call the ferry in advance before departing the island. Your cooperation helps our captains decide which vessel to operate for each run. 

Thank you again for your assistance and cooperation.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

Call for Nominations to the POA Board of Directors – December 2, 2019

Call for Nominations to the POA Board of Directors

December 2, 2019 

Dear Dewees Property Owners,
At the Dewees Annual Meeting on March 21, 2020, owners in Good Standing, will elect three owners to the POA Board of Directors.  Your Board has appointed a Nominating Committee whose charge is to actively and affirmatively recruit and select qualified candidates for these positions.   The Board suggested that the Committee consider the spectrum of talents of sitting members while looking to balance those with legal, business and marketing skills.  It suggested a young family and an undeveloped lot owner would be desirable.
Our Bylaws dictate December 15th as the deadline for proposing candidates to the Nominating Committee.  Any property owner, or their spouse, who is in Good Standing and has owned property on Dewees for at least one year, is eligible to serve.  Members may propose themselves or another owner as a candidate.  Submissions can be made by email to any member of the Nominating Committee.  For a brief summary of criteria for board members,  please review Guidelines For the Selection of Candidates for 2020 POA Board posted below.
The Bylaws require all candidates to submit a completed Nominating Form to the Committee no later than December 22, 2019, which is 90 days prior to the Annual Meeting.  The Nominating Committee Form can be found here.
Dewees Island and our POA organization cannot operate without our committed volunteers.  The Nominating Committee asks that you give serious thought to serving on the Board.  Should your personal commitments not allow you to serve this year, we encourage you to participate actively in other ways to strengthen the Dewees community.
2020 Nominating Committee

Anne Anderson – Co-Chair

Wendell Reilly – Co-Chair                
Richard deMayo                               
Jim Henshaw
Jim Mack
Candidates must meet the following criteria: 
 1. They must be a Property Owner in Good Standing as defined by the First Amendment and Restatement of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the POA, at the time of nomination and election and must have been a Property Owner in Good Standing …for at least one (1) year prior to such nomination. Failure to pay any assessment that continued uncured for sixty (60) days disqualifies an Owner’s good standing.
2. They must have demonstrated leadership and the ability to work with others.
3. They should have the willingness and ability to commit the required time in discharge of Board and committee duties.
4. They should have an understanding that all Board members are required to serve in the best interest of all Owners. Candidates should help ensure that the Board has adequate representation of both the owners of homes and of unimproved lots, as well as a diversity of viewpoints and perspectives to broaden the existing board.
Please refer to the First Amendment to and Restatement of the Amended and Restated Bylaws of Dewees Island POA recorded 4.13.2016 for further requirements and duties of Directors. Open Here