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President Announces Celebration of 25 Years! Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting

February 10, 2017

Dear Dewees Island Property Owners:

We are pleased to announce the 25th Anniversary of the Dewees Island Community! We look forward to celebrating together during the 2017 POA Owners Weekend next month. Below you will find more information regarding the schedule of the program, as well as a link to RSVP for the festivities. But first, here are some important details regarding the Annual Meeting and the 2017 Board of Directors Election:

POA Annual Meeting

The Annual Property Owners Association Meeting will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Huyler House (114 Dewees Inlet Drive, Dewees Island, SC). Registration for the DUC Annual Meeting will begin at 8:00 a.m. Registration for the Dewees Island POA Annual Meeting will follow at 9:00 a.m.

Electronic Voting

Back by popular demand we will be using electronic voting for the 2017 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 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 your lot’s vote.

                ●             Each lot will receive voting instructions the week of February 27th from elections@vote-now.com  and a unique internet server access code. This code will be sent to you both by email and by post mail to all members of the POA. Again, ballots must be submitted electronically.

                ●             POA Polls will be open Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday, March 16, 2017.

The private election and results will be performed by a certified voting service that uses a secure server for encryption of all submissions and results. The voting service will submit the final results 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 Directors positions. The candidates are Bill Kastler, Larry McDevitt, and Tim Zitzman. The recommendations of the Nominating Committee and biographies for the candidates can be read here.

Overview of Weekend Events

Friday, March 17 – POA Owners Weekend Kickoff!

The March POA Board Meeting will be held on Friday at 8:30 am. at the Landings Building. The meeting is open to all who would like to attend.

There will be two fun tours on Friday afternoon. At 12:30 p.m., there will be an opportunity to checkout “Behind the Scenes of Public Works and Public Safety” to view the utility plant and fire department. Afterwards, folks can ride on their golf carts at 2:00 p.m. for a Field Trip to 6 Pipes and Lake Timicau led by Lori Sheridan Wilson. We ask you to register for both events in advance.

We will celebrate The Silver Anniversary at the Opening Reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Huyler House. The reception will be for members only and will include heavy hors d’oeurves prepared by Cru Catering, a champagne toast to 25 years, Violin & Cello Duet Ensemble, an art display, and more!

Saturday, March 18 – Utility & POA Annual Meeting

The agenda for the Annual Meetings include business meetings followed by interesting talking points, including “Island Internet” and “Living with Predators”. The keynote address will be presented by Joshua Robinson, PE, who will discuss the island’s current major roads project. The presentation will end with an interactive discussion where your participation is encouraged.

Following the Annual Meeting will be our Traditional Lowcountry Feast.

To view the full POA Weekend schedule and to register today for the events, click here

We look forward to seeing you throughout the weekend of March 17th!

Yours Respectfully,

David McIntyre, President
Dewees Island POA