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What’s Up St. James?
St. James POA News
Last Call to Volunteer for Ponds Committee
The POA is seeking volunteers for openings on the Ponds Committee. The primary functions of this Committee are enhancement of the health, beauty and recreational uses of ponds plus managing a communications program to inform residents on how they can improve the ponds. The Committee has three subcommittees: Recreation and Fishing, Health and Beauty, and Communications. If you have an interest in being considered for a position on the Ponds Committee, please send a note of interest with Ponds Committee in the subject, along with a brief resume, to poa@stjamespoa.net by September 8. You may also send written copies of this information to the POA offices.
Infrastructure Committee Looking for One Volunteer
The Infrastructure Committee is accepting applications to fill a single vacancy. Interested candidates should have construction and program management experience, plus work well in a group setting. Experience with road maintenance is a plus. Please send a note of interest along with a list of qualifications to poa@stjamespoa.net with ‘Infrastructure Committee’ in the subject area. Deadline to submit is September 8.
Emergency Team Asks You to Update Contact Information
With hurricane season upon us, please take the time to review your contact information in the POA directory. The Emergency Management Committee uses this database to reach property owners in cases of emergency.
Please take a few minutes to sign into the POA website (www.stjamespoanc.org), click on Profile Home and review your contact information listed. Click ‘edit’ if changes need to be made. If you are unable to log in, click ‘Forgot Password’ or ‘Contact the POA’ for help on the POA web homepage.
POA Communication Committee Seeks Volunteer
The POA Communications Committee is seeking a volunteer to be the second editor for the What’s Up St. James? (WUSJ) e-newsletter. WUSJ, emailed to all property owners weekly, includes announcements on upcoming activities. Read more about this position here.
POA Website Changes
Over the next three weeks, you may notice some changes on the POA website. The website is getting an update that will make it easier to read on your phones and tablets. Menu items are being condensed and combined. Patience please–volunteers at work.
Town of St. James News
Information on Candidates for Town Council
Candidates for St. James Town Council have submitted information about themselves . Read about the candidates here. The link is from the homepage of the Town website (http://www.townofstjamesnc.org)
Public Hearing on Development Agreement
The Town Council has scheduled a Public Hearing on the proposed Development Agreement for the next regular meeting, TuesdaySeptember 5 (meeting starts at 4pm). The Public Hearing is an opportunity for residents to provide comments on the proposed Development Agreement and associated exhibits. There are materials on the Town Web Page, on this link Development Agreement Documents, that residents can review that include the latest draft versions of the Development Agreement, exhibit A (the development plan and map); exhibit B (legal descriptions of the properties) and exhibit C (required permits). More information here.
St. James Fire Dept. Board Has Two Openings
The SJFD Board is soliciting candidates who have an interest in serving on the St James Fire Department Board of Directors. Candidates must be 18 years of age and live in or own property in the St James Fire District, as designated by Brunswick County and the State of North Carolina. There are two (2) open positions this year that must be filled.
If you qualify and are interested in running for one of these open positions on the Board, please forward a resume outlining your experience and qualifications no later than FridayOctober 13 to:
SJFD Board Election Committee, St James Fire Department
3628 St James Drive; Southport, NC 28461
Elections will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 at the St James Fire Dept. from 11am – 6pm or by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots can be obtained by contacting a member of the Election Committee. All absentee ballots must be returned to the St James Fire Dept. no later than 6pmNov. 10. Questions? Jerry Iverson, 910-253-3694; or
Wayne Deutscher, 910-363-4076.
Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane season is ramping up. Are you prepared? Available are a few Tips, and important links to familiarize yourself with in order to mentally handle, and better prepare for any threat. Read the tips and learn from the important links here.
Town of St. James
Regular Business Meeting Agenda
4pm – Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Earl Dye Council Chamber
4140 Southport-Supply Road
Inside St. James
Last Chance to Attend The Pittsburgh Party
September 6 is the last day to reserve your spot for the Pittsburgh party. The event will take place at the Members Club at 5pm on Saturday, September 16.  Dinner will include kielbasa, pierogis, Primanti-style sandwiches, and Klondikes. A cash bar will be available. Cost is $25pp (includes tax and gratuities).
Reserve your spot by emailing Sis Mitchell at sismitchell@gmail.com.
Please include the number in your party and where you lived in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania. Drop off a check made out to Rich Mitchell at one of the following homes: Debbie Henderson, 3860 Ridgecrest Dr.; Jean Toner, 3753 Selwyn Circle; Katy McGannon, 4141 Churchill Circle; or Kathy Egger, 4386 Spanish Moss Court. Get your black and gold ready to celebrate!
Women’s Wednesday Community Bible Study Group
WWCBS, a non-denominational gathering, is beginning another year of sharing God’s Word through the Bible. WWCBS is committed to providing a warm welcome to all women, along with Bible-based study and life applications. We will begin our 2017-2018 year discussing Ten Women of the Bible, written by the well-known author Max Lucado.
 Whether you’ve never studied the Bible before, or have studied for many years, we invite you to come and learn more about this caring fellowship of women at an Orientation Meeting on Wednesday, September 6 at 10am at the St. James Community Center. Our first lesson will begin on Wednesday, September 20 at 9:45 am. Questions? Linda Eberle, 540-219-0424; Cheryl Holland at 770-317-1805Complete details here.
Next Bike Ride–Wrightsville Beach
It’s the time of the year for our favorite ride! Saddle up on Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 for an exploration of that oceanfront playground outside Wilmington. We’ll meet at the Wrightsville Beach Park lot just past the Wrightsville Beach bridge, bike towards the far east end of the island past the hotels and waterfront homes, then head west through town and onto beach at the far west end. After, we’ll have lunch at the Oceanic Restaurant. Then we return along Banks Channel, down Eastwood Rd. and back to our cars. Helmets are required on all rides and name tags are recommended.
Please register on the St. James Bikers POA webpage at www.stjamespoanc.org (Choose: Clubs and Groups/Sports/St. James Bikers, click on the ride then “Register”). If you have to cancel, please unregister yourself on the site.
Where: Wrightsville Beach Park (.4 miles past WB bridge on Rt East 76) on Bob Sawyer Dr.
Easy to Moderate ride about 9 miles (the ride pace is 10 mph)
St. James Men’s Billiards League Begins in September
The St. James Men’s Billiard League is about to start its new season of 8-Ball match play. Players of all skill levels enjoy a fun 9 game match each Thursday evening beginning at 7pm. This year our first match is ThursdaySeptember 7, and continues thru the final match on March 29. We play on tables in the homes of host within St. James and this year we are in need of a table host for one of our teams. If you have a 4 x 8 table and would be willing to host 14 times during the season, schedule is flexible. As always we are looking for a few players of any skill level who would be interested in subbing two or three times during the season. Please contact Tom Lippard (716) 392-1498tomlippardiii@gmail.com.
P.R.I.D.E Cleans the Highway
St. James P.R.I.D.E. will clean Highway NC 211 in front of St. James Plantation on SaturdaySeptember 9.
The cleanup will begin at 8am at the SJP Sales Office. St. James P.R.I.D.E. has the support of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Town of St. James, St. James POA, and St. James Properties LLC.
P.R.I.D.E. will provide pickup tools, supplies and bottled water.
If you have questions or would like to help clean the highway please volunteer at stjamespride@gmail.com; Claire Lavin at 910-454-8599.
Mike’s Garage Band for Communities In Schools
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County along with Mike’s Garage Band is hosting a fundraising concert scheduled for Saturday, September 9, from 5:30-9:30pm at Woodlands Park Amphitheater.
 All are welcome to attend the event raising funds to support CIS programming which benefits students of Brunswick County. Food vendors will be onsite and attendees are welcome to bring their own beverages. The evening will include a 50-50 drawing.
 Concert wristbands will be available for purchase Monday through Thursdayfrom 9am – 5pm at the CIS main office 8520 River Road, Southport. Wristbands cost $10 each (cash only please).
 Wristbands should be worn for entrance. Wristband purchases and any other donations to CIS are tax deductible.* Questions? 910 457-3494 or email info@cisbrunswick.org
Chapel Sunday
Please join us on SundaySeptember 10