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Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Sponsored Activities

On-going activities held at the Association Center
111 Lighthouse Wynd:
 
  Yoga
Mondays & Wednesdays at 11:45am

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 :45am

3rd Monday of every month at 6pm

Classes held the first Wednesday of the month from 2-5pm.

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October 7, 2019
Absentee Ballots Available for the 2019 Municipal Election

Absentee ballots are now available from the Brunswick County Board of Elections for the 2019 Municipal Election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 5th. 

CLICK HERE to download the Absentee Ballot Request Form that must be completed and submitted to the Brunswick County Board of Elections by 5pm on Tuesday, October 29th. Requests may be submitted by mail (Brunswick County Board of Elections, PO Box 2, Bolivia, NC 28422), fax (910-253-2618) or email (elections@brunswickcountync.gov).

CLICK HERE to view the sample ballot for BHI.

CLICK HERE to view the One-Stop Schedule. One-Stop voting is available from October 16th - November 1st.

The voter registration deadline is October 11th. CLICK HERE to download the form to register, update your address or change your party. There are special instructions for same-day registration so CLICK HERE to view those.

BHI's polling location on November 5th is the Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe Street #1, Southport, NC. Polls will be open that day from 6:30am-7:30pm.

Contact the Brunswick County Board of Elections with questions at 910-253-2620 or elections@brunswickcountync.gov.
2019 Village of BHI
Council Candidate Forum
Video Available

The Brunswick County League of Women Voters (BC-LWV) held a public forum for Council candidates on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 4-6pm at the BHI Club. BHA served as Island host for the event.

CLICK HERE to view a video of the forum found on BHA's YouTube Channel.
US Army Corps of Engineers Intends to Deepen Channel to 47 Feet

Last week, the US Army Corps of Engineers released information about its early phase to deepen the federal navigation channel adjacent to BHI from +/- 42 feet to 47 feet.

CLICK HERE to read an article in the State Port Pilot about the plan.

CLICK HERE to view the Corps' September 2019 Scoping Presentation.

CLICK HERE to download and read  detailed documents regarding the project's study.

The Corps is soliciting comments on the plan now. Property owners wishing to comment should send written comments by October 12th to  WHNIP203@usace.army.mil.
Fall Ferry Schedule Changes

BHI Transportation announced the fall ferry schedule changes effective October 1st.

CLICK HERE to view the changes.
BHA NEWS/EVENTS
October 2019 Island Report

In case you missed it, here are links to this month's Island Report. Also included are links to the September issue.

CLICK HERE to view the electronic version.

CLICK HERE to view the pdf version.

Links to the September issue:
CLICK HERE to view the electronic version.
CLICK HERE to view the pdf version.
2020 Design Guidelines to be Approved in October; Feedback Solicited from Members
 
Each year, the Architectural Review Committee and Karen Mosteller (BHA's ARC Coordinator) recommend updates to the organization's Design Guidelines for BHA's Board of Directors to consider for approval. The Board reviewed those recommendations and is looking for feedback from property owners prior to final approval at the regular Board meeting on Thursday, October 24th at 2pm. The meeting will be held in the Berne Room (upstairs) at the Association Center (111 Lighthouse Wynd.)

The draft 2020 Design Guidelines can be found on BHA's web site ( baldheadassociation.com/news)

The final approved Design Guidelines will apply to submittals reviewed after January 1, 2020.

Contact Karen Mosteller at 910-457-4676 x22 or karen@baldheadassociation.com with questions or to provide feedback on the current draft.
Member Survey on Transportation Revision Results Provided to Village Council Members

BHA's Board of Directors recently solicited feedback from property owners on portions of the Village of BHI's revision to its tr ansportation ordinance via an online survey. The survey was available from August 20 - September 10, 2019.

BHA's President John Fisher relayed members' opinions to the Council at its September public hearing. A full copy of the results was subsequently provided to Council members.

CLICK HERE to view a summary of the results and the survey results in its entirety. The draft ordinance can be found at the link as well.

Property owners who didn't participate in the survey but want to relay their opinions to the Council should do so by sending their comments to Village Clerk Daralyn Spivey at dspivey@villagebhi.org. The Council will consider the draft for final approval on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at its regular monthly meeting. that begins at 2:30pm and is held at the Public Safety Department.
On-Island Vet Clinic
Thursday, Oct. 10th; 8:30am - 1pm
Public Safety Building
273 Edward Teach Extension

Dr. Audra Rickman of Four Paws Veterinary Hospital will be seeing patients on Thursday, Octob er 10th from  8:30am - 1pm at the Public Safety Building. Call Four Paws Veterinary Hospital (910-457-7387) now to make an appointment.

CLICK HERE for a flyer on the event.

Note: The clinic will be held in the rear bay area at the Public Safety Building. Please park on the left side of the building.

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Committee.
Community Potluck
Monday, October 21 at 6:30pm
BHA's Association Center

Don't miss the next Community Potluck being held on Monday, October 21st at 6:30pm at the Association Center (111 Lighthouse Wynd). It's a great way to meet fellow property owners, guests and visitors.

Bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. Contact Elizabeth Kinney at eckinney4@gmail.com  or 910-454-8048 for additional information.

CLICK HERE for a flyer on the event.

Sponsored by BHA's Socialization, Education and Recreation (SER) Committee.
Island-Wide Litter Sweep
Saturday, October 26th; 10am-12pm

Join fellow Islanders at the next Island-Wide Litter Sweep on Saturday, October 26th from 10am - 2pm. Start at the Association Center where you'll receive a bag and a grabber then select a portion of the Island and get started! Community service hours available for kids.

CLICK HERE for a flyer on the event.

Contact Kay Menk at kgmenk@gmail.com with questions.

Sponsored by BHA's Resource Conservation and Beautification Committee.
Operation Re-Forest We Forest--
Saturday, October 26th at 12:30pm
5th Tee on Stede Bonnet near Dogwood Trail

Come out and take part in the tree planting program to help re-forest Bald Head Island! Learn about the collaborative effort to replant hundreds of trees lost during and after Hurricanes Florence and Dorian.

For additional information, contact 910-457-4676 ext. 1.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Sponsored by BHA's Resource Conservation and Beautification Committee. 
COMMUNITY NEWS/EVENTS
Final 2019 Sea Turtle Nest Count

Number of Nests Laid: 170
Number of False Crawls: 267
Number of Uniquely Identified Moms: 83
Number of Eggs: 12,500 (estimated)
Number of Hatchlings: Approx. 8,000

CLICK HERE to view the BHI Conservancy's complete report on this year's season.
 
Source: Bald Head Island Conservancy
Management of BHI's Coyotes

At the direction of the Village Council, Village staff, in conjunction with the BHI Conservancy, is currently developing a plan to manage the population of coyotes on BHI. The Conservancy reports that a substantial number of loggerhead sea turtle eggs and nests were destroyed this year by the coyotes and asked the Village to intervene.

CLICK HERE to visit the Village's web page about coyote management.

Note: BHA is currently planning a public information session about the habits and behaviors of coyotes to help humans understand what behaviors we must change in order to live in harmony with the Island's coyotes. A date and time will be announced when it is confirmed.
BHI Employee Appreciation Day
Wednesday, October 9th; 11am-1pm
Old Baldy Grounds

Please join Old Baldy Foundation in thanking all Island employees at the annual BHI Employee Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, October 9th from 11am - 1pm at the Old Baldy Grounds. The employees of all Island businesses and entities worked hard not only to make the 2019 summer season a success but also to help get the Island back into shape after Hurricanes Florence and Dorian.

Old Baldy Foundation is in need of donations of food, door prizes and volunteers. Please contact abby@oldbaldy.org to see how you can help. Even a simple thank you means a lot!

CLICK HERE for more information.
Amani Bead Workshop
Friday, October 11th; 10am-Noon
BHA's Association Center

The Village Chapel's Outreach Committee is hosting an Amani Bead workshop on Friday, October 11th from 10am - noon at the Association Center, so gather your friends and make some jewelry together!  All proceeds will benefit the Amani Children's Home, which serves children orphaned by HIV/AIDS and poverty in Kenya.  Learn more about the Amani Children's home at  www.amanichildren.org.
Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 12th at 12:30pm
Chapel Courtyard

The Blessing of the Animals will be held on Saturday, October 12th at 12:30pm in the Chapel Courtyard. All are welcome.

For additional information, please contact Pattie Caban, Chapel Administrator, at chapelbhi@bellsouth.net or 910-457-1183. 
BHI Then and Now Home Tour Sponsored by Old Baldy
Saturday, October 12th; 1-5pm

Enjoy touring some of Bald Head Island's beautiful and historic homes on Saturday, October 12th from 1-5pm. This is a one of a kind opportunity to see the story of Bald Head Island evolve through real estate. Tickets are $25 for the Home Tour ticket and $40 for the Package Ticket (includes Home Tour and ferry tickets). 

CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.
Howl at the Moon
Saturday, October 13th at 5:30pm
Beach Access #39

Join fellow islanders at the Next Howl at the Moon on Saturday, October 13th at 5:30pm at Beach Access #39. BYOB and an appetizer to share. Please be sure to pull golf carts completely off of the road to allow for emergency vehicle access.
Flu Shots on BHI
Friday, October 18th; 10am-2pm
Public Safety Department

The Brunswick County Health Services will offer flu shots on Friday, October 18th from 10am-2pm at the Public Safety Department. Both the high dose and regular flu shots will be available. Remember to bring your insurance card and a photo ID.

CLICK HERE for more information.
Kids Spooky Lunch/Costume Contest
Saturday, October 19th; 11am-2pm
Shoals Club

Kick off the Halloween parties at the Shoals Club on Saturday, October 19th from 11am - 2pm with a Spooky Lunch and Costume Contest. Cost is $12 for temporary memberships and $8 for full.

Contact the Shoals Club at 910-454-4888 with questions.
BHI Halloween Activities
Saturday, October 26th

The BHI Club has several Halloween activities scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, including the pumpkin carving contest, poolside games, a costume party and the always popular Trail of Terror.

CLICK HERE to view details of the day's activities at the Club.

Also, Nicole Mohler will be organizing on-Island trick or treating for the kids during the day so stay tuned for more information.
SAVE THE DATE
Handmade Card Class
Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 2pm
Association Center

Roast and Toast on the Coast
November 8th - 10th
( CLICK HERE for info.)

Book Club
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Tuesday, Nov. 12th
10:30am - 12:30pm
Location TBD

Old Baldy's Light Up the Holidays Christmas Tree Auction
November 29th

Smith Island Art League
Show and Sale
Friday, Nov. 29th and 
Saturday, Nov. 30th

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. 
      



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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