Landings Landlovers
Enriching the Community We Love
December Newsletter
President's Message

It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just a few days away. Many of you are traveling and others are spending the holiday at home with family and friends or just enjoying a quiet day. For me the holiday is a time to relax and reflect on how lucky we are to live on this beautiful island.  Whatever your plans are, please enjoy the day.

You can sense the hustle and bustle building on the island as everyone gears up for the December Holidays. The season is full of parties and get togethers, but also a time to reflect on how much we have to be thankful for and a time to give back to others less fortunate. 

We hope you’ll take the time to ring in December with Landlovers at our many events.  
  • It begins with the festive Holiday Cart Parade on Sunday, December, 4.  Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy for Santa’s Sleigh benefitting the Marines Toys for Tots. 
  • Continuing with the theme of giving, Landlovers is again ringing for the Salvation Army beginning on Tuesday, November 29. Please donate an hour of your time to ring. Sign up information below in the newsletter. 
  • Tuesday, December 6 is our first ever Holiday Campfire Party at the newly renovated Skidaway Island State Park Group Activities Building. Kathy Collura and Milli Sample have planned a holiday event unlike any we’ve hosted before. If you haven’t been to a party planned by this duo, you should know we’re in for a special evening. Don’t miss it – click here to sign up.
  • Trolley to the Arts is taking us to the beloved “A Christmas Tradition” show at the Savannah Theater on December 15.   
  • Cocktails with Friends gathers in members’ homes on Saturday, December 17 for a relaxed evening.

Continue reading the newsletter or visit our website for more information about these events and all the other activities taking place in December.

Landlovers is thankful for all our corporate sponsors and individual donors. Your generosity has helped us issue over $1.7 million for grants and scholarships benefitting Skidaway Island.  

Thanks to all of you who volunteer your time:
·      Our Officers, Directors, and Committee Chairs
·      Our Activity Directors who keep us entertained
·      Our Fundraising Chairs and the hundreds of people who volunteer at our fundraisers

To our members, you are the best! We appreciate your enthusiasm, generosity, and participation.

Wishing everyone a joyous Thanksgiving.

Chris Lanigan


What: Holiday Campfire Party
When: Tuesday, December 6, 6-8:30pm
Where: Skidaway Island State Park Group Activities Building
Cost: $ 55 per person includes 1 day admission to the State Park, entertainment and food

What Else: Arrive dressed in your jeans and flannel shirt and enjoy live music during cocktails provided by The Landings’ own Bourbon Boys! Buffet dinner catered by Erica Davis Lowcountry featuring a smoked half chicken, mac & cheese, caramelized brussels, coleslaw and s’mores bars. And what’s a campfire without ghost stories? The founder of Savannah ghost walks, actor and musician Chase Anderson, will entertain us with ghost stories and songs. $55 per person includes 1-day admission to the State Park, entertainment and the meal. BYOB beverages. Landlovers membership required. 130 person maximum attendance. Click here to sign up.

What:  LL Holiday Golf Cart Parade & Party
When: Sunday, December 4. Gather at 3:00pm, Parade starts at 3:30pm
Where: Post parade festivities at Landings Harbor Marina, carts meet at Landings Association Building
Cost: Free

What Else: Decorate your cart and join the fun! Begin to gather at 3:00pm at the Landings Association Building (600 Landings Way South) where we’ll line up to start the parade at 3:30pm, with our own Santa in the final golf cart, and a special Santa Sleigh for the deposit of new, unwrapped toy donations. Parade watchers are welcome all along the route and to join us for the After Party. The Parade will end at The Landings Harbor Marina featuring Food Trucks, a Hot Chocolate Stand, the lighting of The Landings Holiday Palm Tree, and music. Stroll and view the lighted decorated carts, come celebrate the season with your fellow residents! The festivities are open to all Landings Residents. Families, couples, groups, individuals all welcome. Come with your golf cart festively decorated (and your battery fully charged!)

New unwrapped toys will be collected along the route and at the marina after party. Questions? Email See you at the parade! 

What:  LL Bell Ringers for
Salvation Army
When: Begins November 29 through December 20
Where: The Village Pharmacy

What Else: We are excited to once again be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign in front of the Village Walk Pharmacy. The last two years we raised just under $7500 and, with everyone’s generosity, we hope to exceed $4000 this year. Donations made in Savannah area stay in the Savannah area to help citizens in their time of need.

We are looking for volunteers to Ring the bell and everyone else to please stop by and DONATE. We will be ringing on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from November 29 until December 20. You can sign up to volunteer for one hour time slots by clicking here and adding your name to the date and time slot you want on the Google Spreadsheet. Or you may also contact Tim Forbes at to help you register or answer your questions.

Sign up today, stop by and Donate in December, and be part of making change happen in Savannah!
What: Learn To Dance The Foxtrot
When: Monday, December 12th, 7-8:30 PM
Where: Skidaway Island Methodist Church
Cost: $15/person
What Else: Don your favorite holiday attire and dance the fox trot to Michael Buble's Christmas Hits. Partner style dance lessons taught by professional instructors. Couples and singles welcome. Tickets available by clicking here. For more information contact Marilee Dalbey, or 334-797-9952.

What: "A Christmas Tradition" Musical Revue
When: Thursday, December 15th, 8pm Showtime
Where: Savannah Theater
What Else: Trolley will leave at 5:30 pm from the Skidaway Island United Methodist Church parking lot to allow participants to dine on their own downtown. Return time is approximately 10:30pm. 
Ticket price: $60/person (includes trolley ride, general admission, and fees) Sign up here. Space is limited to 37 total. Limit 2 tickets per person. Questions? Contact Jane Golz, or 704-641-4467.

What: Cocktails with Friends
When: December 17th, 6-8pm
Where: Member Hosts Homes
Cost: Free
What Else: Meet new friends by hosting a cocktail party! Cocktails with Friends will arrange it for you, and guests will provide their own cocktails and an appetizer to share. Register with the chairs by emailing Becky Dominguez, or Connie Rice,

What: Stitch and Bead
When: Tuesday Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 2-4pm
Where: Members’ homes (as announced by email)
What Else: Please join us for our needlework gatherings. We welcome crafters working on any type of needle projects, from knitting to needlepoint, beading, cross stitch, crewel and felting. We normally meet twice a month on Tuesday afternoons. Look for an email with the location of the meeting. Landlovers membership is required. Contact: Leslie Mathews,, to receive notices.

Save The Date For LL
Winter Social: Wine Tasting & Small Plates

What: An Evening in Portugal
When: Tuesday, February 7, 5-7 pm
Where: Marshwood Clubhouse
What Else: Travel with Landlovers to Portugal for a casual evening of mingling with friends over fine wines and small plates, prepared by Chef Sam at Marshwood.
Once a sleepy sister to its European neighbors, Portugal is on everyone’s travel list and for good reason. Its cuisine mixes Atlantic and Mediterranean influences to produce food that is both simple and complex.
And from the Algarve in the south to the Douro River in the north, Portugal’s wine regions are among the oldest in the world and are finally garnering the international recognition they deserve.
 Watch for the registration link in next month’s newsletter- the event is capped at 120 participants. You must be a Landlovers member to attend, but club membership is not required.

Are You Interested In These Offerings?

We are trying to gauge interest in these potential opportunities. Please reach out to Eileen Yost at if interested in either one of these.

  • New LL singing group
  • Do you love to sing and harmonize in a group with other singers? Landlovers invites you to be part of a new, co-ed singing group. We hope to attract a small group of singers who share a love of a cappela singing to create a unique sound in 4 part vocal harmony. We would sing arrangements from classic American hits to contemporary pop tunes to bring the joy of singing to our local audiences.

  • New Caregiver Support Group
  • Caregivers need care too! This support group would look to provide some time away, fellowship, speakers and an outlet to help one another problem solve and share ideas.

Giving Tuesday Is November 29th!

Tuesday, November 29th is Giving Tuesday. Consider making a gift that will help our island and community thrive. Give a gift to Landlovers Foundation and know that your gift will provide scholarships and grants for local students and employees and many non-profits that make Our community the oasis that it is. Consider a gift in honor of a special person or in memory of a special person. 

You can donate online here. There you will find a guide to various giving levels. If you would rather give by check, please make check payable to Landlovers Foundation and send to Betsey Andersen 2 Pond Pine Court Savannah. For all questions you can reach me at 207-650-4567 or Thank you for your helping us make our community stronger.

Landlovers would like to thank ALL of our Sponsors for their wonderful generosity during this past year. With their support, Landlovers was able to award 13 grants to organizations that continue to enhance our community and 8 scholarships to very deserving individuals that have time and again, improved our community. We are so fortunate to live in this fabulous community with all these amazing neighbors.

Landlovers wouldn't be the organization it is today without the support of the following:

*Club Car
*Michael's Roofing
*Soundview Wealth Advisors
*The Landings Company
*The Marshes
*Thrive on Skidaway Island
*Yates Astro Termite and Pest Control
*Nicole Casino
*a Lure and The Village Bar and Grill
*South State Bank
*Coastal Dentistry
*Jones Coastal Landscaping
*JC Lewis Ford
*Zipperer Land Management

The LL Ladies Nine Holers had a great time at their October "Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun" Scramble. Pictured here are those who played and Best Ghoul winner, Judy Monaco, as the Grim Reaper. Congratulations to Low Gross Winning Team: Patricia Sapir, Pam Schepis, Deb Werner, Susan Wood. Low Net Team: Kim Bloom, Jenny Carlough, Pam King, Loni Sucharda. Best Decorated Carts: The "FORE WITCHES" Karen Duncan, Sandra Hodge, Roni Meikle, Judi Threlfall.

Monthly Activities

Landlovers has a variety of recurring monthly activities. Check out the list of activities by visiting the webpage HERE.

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