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POA Annual Meeting – March 20, 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. We will continue to post and share annual meeting weekend updates on this page.

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

ZOOM link for the Annual Meetings (same link for both meetings)

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. President’s Remarks
  4. Manager’s Report
  5. Environmental Report
  6. Message from the Conservancy
  7. Community Events 2020 Spotlight Video
  8. Election Results (Electronic Voting)
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. 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 4:00p 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.
ZOOM Link for the Regular POA Board Meeting

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

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
ZOOM link for the Annual Meetings (same link for both meetings)

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