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Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Sponsored Activities

On-going activities:
 
  Yoga 
Mondays & Wednesdays at 11:45am

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 :45am

Classes held the first Wednesday of the month from 2-5pm.
(NEXT CLASS IS JUNE 6TH.) 

CLICK HERE for a current listing of activities sponsored by SER.
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May 11, 2018
BHI Voters Approve Bond Referendum

At last Tuesday's Primary Election, 85% of Bald Head Island voters approved the Village's proposed bond referendum for shoreline protection efforts.

According to the Village, the project, slated to get underway in late winter of 2018, will look to place approximately 1 million cubic yards of sand beginning at the Terminal Groin and extending east along south beach. The project also includes the replacement of five (5) geotextile soft-filled tube groins that are damaged beyond repair. In terms of project costs, it is estimated at $15.5M, which required the approval of the $6M bond referendum to add to the existing $9.5M bond capacity carried over from approval of the 2014 bond referendum for shoreline management activities. 

Detailed information will be forthcoming from the Village as work begins.
BHI Ferry Transportation
Authority Meeting
Wednesday, May 16th at 9:15am
Southport Community Building
 
The BHI Ferry Transportation Authority will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 16th at 9:15am at the Southport Community Building (223 E. Bay Street in Southport). BHI property owners are encouraged to attend.
Mulch Available at Mulch Site

BHI homeowners planning their spring outdoor cleanup should know that plenty of mulch is currently available at the mulch site, located on N. Bald Head Wynd, and is available at no cost to pick it up. Delivery fees may apply. Contact the Village of BHI with questions at 910-457-9700.
Memorial Day Ferry Schedule

BHI Transportation announced its 2018 Memorial Day weekend ferry schedule. CLICK HERE to view the schedule.
Dosher Hospital Community Survey

Dosher Memorial Hospital is inviting people who live or work in Brunswick County to participate in its Community Health Needs Assessment for 2018. The survey should take five minutes to complete.

Six hundred nineteen people completed the last Community Health Needs Assessment survey by Dosher in 2015, and the hospital expects to surpass that amount through this year's survey. Results will be announced later this year. Contact Jim Goss with questions at 910-457-3900.

The survey is available online at Dosher.org/CHNA2018.
BHA NEWS/EVENTS
Welcome Back!

Heading to Bald Head Island soon? Welcome back! Bald Head Association is excited to have you back on BHI. BHA has a great, new way to learn about Bald Head Island with our NEW BHA Mobile App. CLICK HERE for instructions on downloading it on your mobile phone.
Wildlife Overlook Safeguard 

After consultation with staff from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC), the Village Public Safety Department and the BHI Conservancy, BHA's Board of Directors unanimously voted to install additional safeguards at the Wildlife Overlook located on Stede Bonnet. Fencing will be installed at the Overlook in late May that should help prevent interactions between alligators and humans at that site.

This action was taken primarily upon the advice of WRC staff, whose field tests showed the alligators at the Overlook showed no aversion to humans and, in fact, approached staff soon after arrival. WRC's analysis was that humans are likely feeding the wildlife at the site, and that additional safeguards should be installed to help reduce the danger both to humans and alligators.

Photo credit: BHI Conservancy
No Littering Campaign Begins

This spring, Bald Head Association is partnering with the Village of BHI to encourage property owners, guests, visitors, contractors and employees to help keep the Island beautiful by not littering. Watch for a new poster around the Island soon. Homeowners who rent their homes should feel free to include the poster in their rental packets.

CLICK HERE to view the poster.
Who Do I Call?

BHA has begun a new series in the monthly Island Report providing contact information for questions, concerns or even reporting potential violations, etc. In case you missed it, you can always visit BHA's web site where the contact information will also be added as articles appear monthly.

CLICK HERE to view the page. (Don't forget to bookmark the page for future reference.)
Last Call for Bridge Wannabes

BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee is organizing bridge lessons for beginners or people who want to brush up on their skills this summer! Three-hour lessons will be held on Monday afternoons, mid-June to mid-August. Just over a dozen individuals have already signed up but if you're interested, you must let Betsi Stephen (betsistephen@gmail.com) know ASAP.

CLICK HERE for a flyer on the lessons.

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee.
Island Treasures
June 9th
Reserve Your Table Today!

BHA will host the annual Island Treasures Yard Sale on Saturday, June 9th at the Association Center. Start putting things aside and watch for more details in the coming weeks. 

In the meantime, please contact Cam McIntyre to reserve a table (cammacnc@gmail.com). Tables are $5 each and you must remain at your table to sell your items. Space is limited so reserve early.

All items not sold will be donated through the Village of Bald Head Island's Public Works to organizations in Brunswick County.

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation Committee.
Zumba Returns to BHA
on June 12th

Zumba classes will resume at BHA on Tuesdays from 9am-10am beginning June 12th. The cost is $12/class for a package of 10. $15 drop-in rate.

For details, contact Pam Donohue, Certified ZIN Instructor, at 910-471-9822 or samdonohue53@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Committee.
SAVE THE DATE!

BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Committee is working hard to organize activities for the summer and fall. Be sure to save these dates for two events occuring in July:

Island-wide Litter Sweep - July 11th
Sand Sculpture Competition - July 13th

Watch for more information soon!
COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS
Village Chapel Requests Your Input!

The Village Chapel is developing a strategic plan and needs your opinion. A quick survey is available in the entry of the Chapel as well as online. It will be available until May 20, 2018. Contact baldheadislandchapel@gmail.com for more information.

CLICK HERE to complete the survey.
Pirate Invasion Needs Your Help in Two Areas

Adopt a Pirate! 
BHI Pirate Invasion is looking for housing for its Pirates! What a treat for your children and grandchildren to host a Pirate (or 2 or 3) in your home during Pirate's Weekend. If you would like to "adopt a Pirate," please contact Sandy Kades at   sekades@aol.com . All they need is a bed, access to a shower and, if possible, a golf cart to get to and from the events. If you don't have an extra golf cart, Sandy will work something out.

Calling all vounteers!
BHI Pirate Invasion also needs volunteers to help make this island event run smoothly. Help is especially needed on Saturday, June 16, since that is an all-day event with lots of activities. If you have a few hours to donate with check-in, burying treasure, pouring beer or serving food, monitoring the gate, helping sell t-shirts and posters or over-seeing the children paint a pirate ship, please contact Sandy Kades at 804-382-1407 or  sekades@aol.com . Sandy wou ld also appreciate any donations to help defray the cost of this event. BHI Pirate Invasion, Inc is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity so all donations are tax deductible. Please contact Sandy Kades to request a sponsorship form.
Upcoming Village of BHI
 Council Meeting Dates

The Village Council will be holding several meetings and public hearings in the next few weeks on issues of importance to property owners. 

2018/2019 Budget
Public hearings have been set on the budget for public input. The hearings are scheduled for May 18th and June 27th at 2:30pm.  CLICK HERE to view the public notice on the public hearings.

Regular Village Council Meeting
The May Village Council meeting will be held on Friday, May 18th at the Association Center. The work session starts at 9:30am and the regular meeting begins at 2:30pm. In addition to the budget discussion, public hearings will be held on amendments to the regulation of concrete aprons and the use of fires. CLICK HERE for the concrete apron public notice. CLICK HERE for the public notice regulating the use of fires for cooking, heating and recreational purposes.

All meetings will be held at the Association Center.  Contact Village Clerk Daralyn Spivey at dspivey@villagebhi.org with questions.
Welcome Potluck for 2018 BHI Conservancy Summer Interns
Wednesday, May 23rd; 5-7pm

The BHI Conservancy and BHA are hosting a potluck dinner to welcome the Conservancy's 2018 summer interns  on Wednesday, May 23rd from 5-7pm at the Association Center. Everyone is invited to attend! Contact Betsi Stephen at betsistephen@gmail.com  for more information.
Old Baldy Foundation Presents
North Carolina Treasures Weekend
Friday, June 1st/Saturday, June 2nd

The Old Baldy Foundation would like to invite you to the 2nd annual North Carolina Treasures Weekend on June 1st and 2nd! The weekend is a celebration of North Carolina culture, history, cuisine, spirits, music and more. Join in the Swine and Spirits event on Friday and the thirty-year tradition of the Gala in White on Saturday.

CLICK HERE for a flyer about the two events.

CLICK HERE for more details on the weekend.
SAVE THE DATE
Smith Island Art League Jr. Member Show/Sale
Friday, May 25th; 5-7pm

Smith Island Art League Show/Sale
Sat., May 26th, & Sun., May 27th - 10am-5pm

Gala in White
Saturday, June 2nd; 6-10pm
CLICK HERE for the menu.

Pirate Invasion Weekend
June 15th - 17th
More information available soon!

Annual Hurricane Preparedness Presentation
June 20th at 10am

Public Safety Day
June 27th

BHI Artisans Show & Sale
June 30th

BHI Conservancy Picnic
July 4th; 4-7pm
Partnering with the BHI Club
CLICK HERE for more information.

Upcoming Events on Bald Head 

 

You can see all of the upcoming events in chronological order on the "Events" portion of our website.  Visit the website at www.baldheadassociation.com and click on "Events" at the top of the page, or just access the Community Calendar through the link below:  

    


FYI  
BEFORE YOU PAINT OR START THAT NEW HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, TREE TRIMMING OR OTHER LANDSCAPING...

Click on the below links to view submission deadlines, meeting dates and other information. Remember there will be no meetings in December for either BHA or the Stage II Association.
      



Also, if you're looking for information about how to get ARC and the Village of BHI required approvals for tree work on your property, give us a call at 910-457-4676 ext 22 . BHA is happy to serve and cooperate with its members to maintain and preserve the beauty of Bald Head Island for all to enjoy.
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