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Get to Know Your Neighbors Zoom Session Friday @ 5:30pm ft. Rebecca Eggers on “Spiritual Journeys”



The social committee is starting a series of zoom talks to get to know your neighbor.  These will be held on Fridays at 5:30 (which is when we used to meet at the HH for happy hour!)

This week we are pleased to present Rebecca Eggers on “Spiritual journeys”

While the lineup weekly will change, the zoom log in will NOT! 

Stay tuned for upcoming presentation by:

February 26th- Carey & Bill Sullivan “Misconceptions about Senators and Congressmen and what they do”

March 5th- Rebecca Eggers “Spiritual Journeys”

Topic: Dewees Social Hour 
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime 

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Meeting ID: 837 1306 4339 
Passcode: 178020 

Dewees Welcomes Staff Member Pete Tihanich

Dear Dewees Community,

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest staff member, Pete Tihanich. Pete has joined Nathan in the maintenance department and is serving as a part-time Facilities Maintenance Technician. Pete has a rich history of welding and metal fabrication work. Pete is a New Jersey native, but has resided in many states along the east coast and in Arizona. While residing in Arizona, he was a Park Ranger at La Paz County Park.

Pete started employment with Dewees on Tuesday and “absolutely loves it!” He said he enjoys the morning sunrises on the ferry, close encounters with nature, and likes how “everyone around the island is always smiling.” Pete looks forward to spearheading boundless maintenance projects on the island and being a contributing member to the greater Dewees community.

During his free time, Pete enjoys all things nature and fishing, making fish tacos, and live music.

Notice of 2021 Annual Property Owners Meeting

February 18, 2021

Dear Dewees Island Property Owners:

We look forward to the POA Annual Meeting next month. Below are some important details regarding the schedule of events and the 2021 POA Board of Directors Election:

Due to the current conditions of the ongoing pandemic, the meetings will be held virtually this year.

Notice of DUC Annual Meeting*
The Annual Meeting of the Dewees Utility Corporation will be held virtually Saturday, March 20, 2021. Registration opens at 8:00am and the meeting will begin at 8:30am. 

Notice of POA Annual Meeting*
The Annual Property Owners Association Meeting will be held virtually Saturday, March 20, 2021.  The Dewees Island POA Annual Meeting will begin at 9:30am.

The Business Meeting Agenda is as follows:

  1. President’s Report
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Manager’s Report
  4. Environmental Report
  5. Message from the Conservancy
  6. Community Events 2020 Spotlight Video
  7. Election Results (Electronic Voting)
  8. Acknowledgements
  9. Adjourn

Electronic Voting for POA Directors:

We will be using electronic voting for the 2021 Dewees Island POA Directors Election. Please note the following:

  • All voting will be submitted electronically.  There will be NO voting from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
  • Each lot in good standing can only vote ONCE, so you must coordinate with your spouse or other partners (in the case of multiple ownerships) as to who will place the vote for your lot.
  • Each lot will receive voting instructions and a unique Voter ID and Voter Key.
  • POA Polls will open Thursday, March 4, 2021 and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday, March 18, 2021.

The private election and results will be submitted to the Secretary of the Association and will be announced by the President of the Association at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

Candidates for Election

There are three candidates for three open POA Directors positions.  The owners nominated are Jim Doyle and Barbara McIntyre, each standing for a second term, and Shelley Cooper standing for a first term.  The recommendations of the Nominating Committee and biographies for the candidates can be found here.

Electronic “Approval Poll” on the proposed plan for limited STR:

The POA Board will conduct an informal “Approval Poll” on a plan to reintroduced limited short-term rental of homes on Dewees Island. This unofficial poll, which is intended to gage community acceptance of the Finalized Plan presented to the SCDNR Board earlier today, will open on Friday, March 5 and close on Monday, March 15.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and to discuss the Plan at a Town Hall Zoom Meeting hosted by President Reilly scheduled at 4:00pm on Wednesday the 10th.

Overview of Weekend Events

Friday, March 19

8:30am The Regular POA Board Meeting will be held virtually on Friday, March 19, 2020.  The meeting is open to all who would like to attend.

5:30pm Zoom Presentation ft. Memory Garden History and Design Hosted by Peter Cotton, Jim Anderson and Stephen Anderson

6:30pm Gathering at the Memory Garden to celebrate its 5th year anniversary with a toast to those who envisioned and created the Garden, bubbly provided.  BYOGlass. Shelley and Ron Cooper are also providing a taste of their winemaker’s NY State wine.  All invited!  COVID appropriate with masks and distancing

Saturday, March 20
8:30am DUC Annual Meeting
9:30am POA Annual Meeting

7:30pm Sunset at Ferry Dock – BYOB

Sunday, March 21
10:00am Coffee at Ancient Dunes – BYOCoffee

Please save the date for March 20, 2021, and check the island website for annual meeting weekend updates.


Catherine Weeks
Interim Island Manager
Dewees Island POA 
Dewees Utility Corporation

*The receipt of this notification does not establish the recipient is qualified as an owner in good standing for the establishment of a quorum or for voting.