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

Happy New Year! Landlovers finished the year with a busy December. Bell ringers, organized by Tim Forbes (who filled the schedule in record time), rang for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign again this year. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to ring and to those who stopped by to donate. Karen Duncan and Jane Golz organized a festive and fun Holiday Golf cart parade. We were serenaded by the newly formed Landlovers Lovelies choral group, collected toys for the Marines “Toys for Tots” program, decorated and lit our Landings Palm Tree, visited with Santa, enjoyed food from food trucks and hot chocolate served by Landlovers. This was the first Landlovers planned community event and it will surely become one of our new traditions. Kathy Collura and Milli Sample ordered a perfect night for a Campfire evening at Skidaway State Park Pavilion. The storyteller, Bourbon Boys musicians, and food were all wonderful, but mostly we enjoyed spending time with new and old friends. It was a magical evening and a perfect way to ring in the Holidays.   
2023 promises to be another busy year. January begins our fund-raising season.
  • We hope you’ll join us for our first fundraiser of the year, Games Day on Friday, January 20th. Get your tables together for a day of fun and games to benefit the Landlovers Foundation. Raffle tickets are now on sale for our 50/50 and grand prize raffles. Anyone can buy tickets – you don’t need to be present to win. Buy tickets to win the 50/50 raffle, a Marshwood dinner, Gold Literati Tickets to the Book Festival, or 4 rounds of golf. Details listed below. 
  • Don’t forget to save your gently used stuff for the Flea Market and Auctionmania. Intake is March 4, 5, 6 at the TLA parking lot. 
  • Our first social event of the year is our very popular Wine Tasting & Food Pairing evening on Tuesday, February 7 at Marshwood Club. Read the newsletter for more information and to sign up. 
Board activities ramp up in January as we begin the process of nominating a new board. Want to get involved?  Contact me at In February and March, we receive requests for Grants, Scholarship, and Community Service Merit Awards. Information for how to apply along with applications will be posted on our website in early January. Philanthropy that enriches our community is the cornerstone of Landlovers. Any suggestions for non-profit organizations we might support let us know at
On behalf of the Landlovers Board I’d like to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all in 2023!

Chris Lanigan

What:  Annual Games Day & Buffet Lunch Fundraiser
When: Friday, January 20, 2023 
Where: Palmetto Ballroom
Cost: $60 per player for a full day of play and buffet lunch. You must register individually and Landlovers membership is required to participate, but NOT Landings Club membership.

What Else: All Landlovers members who play bridge, canasta, mahjong, poker, scrabble, and dominoes are welcome…men and women! Couples bridge players are welcome, too. Games will be played at tables of four, so form your groups early.  Playing begins whenever your table is ready. Take a break from playing to enjoy the Salmon and Chicken buffet lunch at 11:30. Form your groups now and choose your table captain! While each person must register individually, your group of four must already be formed prior to registering and you must provide the names of those in your group when registering. Games will be played at tables of four. Mexican Dominos can have tables of 4 or 8. Table Captains are responsible for bringing and removing your game equipment. Bridge will be in the Azalea Room. Landings Club membership is not required.

All proceeds from the Games Day Raffles will go to The Landlovers Foundation, LLC. Your support of the the Landlovers Foundation will provide scholarships and grants to local, worthy organizations and individuals. Past recipients include American 2nd Harvest, Boys Scouts of America, Chatham County Family Justice Center, Coastal Conservation Associate, Living Independence for Everyone, Military Relief Fund, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Salvation Army, Skidaway Audubon, Skidaway Farms, Skidaway Island First Responders, TLA Security, and Toys for Tots.

Pre-Purchase Tickets for the 50/50 Raffle & 3 Grand Prizes
50/50 Raffle Tickets $5 each
Grand Prize Raffle Tickets $15 each
Grand Prizes:
·     2 Gold literati tickets for Savannah Book Festival
·     Dinner for 8 at Palmers Steakhouse
·     Free Round of golf for 4 at any Landings Club Course
Drawings will be held on Games Day, Friday January 20, 2023 at Palmetto Clubhouse Ballroom. Winners do not need to be present to win. Winners of the 3 Grand Prize Raffles and the 50/50 Raffle will be notified. You may pre-purchase as many chances to win as you want below. Tickets will also be available for purchase on Games Day in the Palmetto Ballroom Lobby. On line ticket sales will end on January 19, 2023.

Registration to play ends January 15, 2023. Cancellations and raffle ticket purchases are non-refundable. Questions? Contact: Janice LoSasso, or Jody Freeman

What:  Winter Social- "A Taste of Portugal"
When: Tuesday, February 7, 2023 5-7 pm (member bar opens at 4:45pm)
Where: Marshwood Clubhouse-Arnie’s Tavern and Palmer’s Steakhouse
Cost: $80/person

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.
Menu includes
  • Passed appetizers
  • Portuguese Cheese and Charcuterie Display
  • Flatbread with Fig Spread, Goat Cheese, Balsamic Reduction
  • Portuguese Cataplana Fisherman’s Stew with Prawns, Clams, Air Cured Jamon, Tomato-Infused Shrimp Stock
  • Arroz de Marisco- Traditional Rice Dish with Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers,
  • Assorted Portuguese wines paired with each display.

The event is capped at 120 participants. You must be a Landlovers member to attend, but club membership is not required. For questions, contact: Laura Gebel,, Nealy Madsen, or Holly Taylor

What: Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar Night Out
When:  Thursday, January 19, 2023
Where:  Payable at door: $ 6.00 (cash) or $ 7.00 (credit card)

What Else: Great evening out with great ladies and friends. We will be joining NN Wild Women for a fun evening of song, food, drink, and just a great time. There is street parking, but recommend carpooling or get rides to and from (possible meeting place – Methodist Church). Check out the website, for more information and the menu. To sign up or for questions, send an email to Jane Pelehach or Judy Faraklas at

What: Flea Market Intake
When: Saturday, March 4 (9am-3:30pm), Sunday, March 5 (noon -3:30pm) and Monday, March 6 (9am-3:30pm)
Where: TLA parking lot

What Else: We need your slightly used items, in good condition! We’ll take most items from around your home: art, electronics, small appliances, collectibles, indoor and outdoor furniture, sporting goods and tools, linens, lamps, home decor items, kitchen items, toys, kid’s clothes, luggage and handbags and garden equipment. Don’t forget: unique and higher end items will be saved for Auctionmania, our silent auction held on Tuesday, March 14 in the Palmetto Ballroom.  New this year: Salvation Army will have a drop box available to accept clean, usable clothing! To schedule pickup of large items during Intake days, email Mark Witbeck,

NEW REQUEST: We so appreciate all of the early donations we are receiving but have run out of room at our current donated storage garage. If you have extra space, whether garage or a room in your home, to help store items for a couple of months until our Flea Market Intake Days, please email Mark Witbeck at the email above.

All funds raised from your donations go to the direct support of Landlovers philanthropy. Landlovers is a 501(c)3; donations are deductible. Questions about Flea Market? Email Tim Forbes at


When: Will now be held Tuesday, March 14
Where: Palmetto Ballroom, 5-7PM

What Else: Auctionmania is our annual silent auction where we sell unique and higher-end items collected during flea market intake. All Landlovers members, Landings residents, and their guests are welcome to attend.

Please update your calendars for the NEW date from Monday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 14. More details to come in February Newsletter.

Michael Cannon, owner of Michael’s Roofing, has been a fixture at The Landings for 40 years. His company has continually provided exceptional workmanship and assisted homeowners in roofing replacement, repairs and warranty issues. Michael’s Roofing prides itself on both the professionalism shown by their employees and the high quality material used on all building sites. 

But roofing is not all they do. We should not miss the opportunity to work with this quality company when considering replacement windows, gutters, sidings and decks. When building, remodeling or repairing homes on this beautiful Island, think of calling Michael’s Roofing for an estimate: 912-748-6888 or visit their website at for a quote. And thank him and his company for being a Platinum Sponsor to the Landings Landlovers Foundation.

Monthly Activities

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

Landlovers is grateful for recurring and first time Individual Donors. If you have not had an opportunity to give and would like to, 

Thanks to Our Generous Diamond, Platinum,
Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsors!

Diamond: The Club Car Championship at The Landings Club
Platinum: The Landings Company, Michael’s Roofing, Sound View Wealth Advisors, Yates-Astro Termite and Pest Control
Gold: Gaughf Dermatology (new)
Silver: J.C. Lewis Ford, Jones Coastal Landscaping, South State Bank
Bronze: Nicole Casino, Coastal Dentistry, Cody Padgett Garage Doors (new)

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