Landings Landlovers
Enriching the Community We Love
April Newsletter
President's Message
We have the best volunteer team on the island – over 600 of you participated in Flea Market/Auctionmania Intake for 3 days, Flea Market Sale Day, and Auctionmania’s Silent Online Auction. Some of you did all 3! With smiles on your faces, everyone worked together to get the job done. Helping lift a heavy box, pack a POD, unpack boxes, unload cars, like magic worker bees appeared to help. It was amazing to see – thank you all! You are what makes these events gratifying to be part of. A special thanks to our Ways & Means Directors Jane Golz and Laurie Etherington, our Flea Market Executive Team, Tim Forbes (their fearless leader), Mark Witbeck, Rib Rubin, Pat Dalbey, Noreen Powell, Jane Golz, Laurie Etherington, Julia Harrell, and Michelle Simari and our Auctionmania Co-Chairs Cindy Altman and Beverly Cox. Thank you to all island residents who generously donated their “stuff”. Proceeds from these events benefit the Landlovers Foundation which since inception has given out over $1.7 million in grants, scholarships, and merit awards .

Flea Market sale day was bright and sunny. Volunteers arrived by 6:30 and attendees started lining up early. When the market opened at 9 am the line to get in stretched out onto Shellwind. Over 1,000 people rushed in in the first 20 minutes - with our biggest crowd ever recorded - over 2,300 happy shoppers. We’re still finalizing the numbers, but we anticipate beating last year’s revenue. 

Auctionmania was another fun night. People gathered to view the auction items, socialize with their friends, and then Bid High and Bid Often on their favorite items. The bidding frenzy peaked just before 7pm when the auction closed. Another successful night of fun and fundraising! 

Philanthropy is the board’s focus over the next 30 days. We will be awarding grants, scholarships, and merit awards that support the continual improvement of community life and the residents of Skidaway Island. It is our privilege to help. We’ll announce our 2023 awardees the end of April.

Our spring golf scramble is on May 21 and then our year ends with a celebration on Tuesday, May 23. Location still a secret, but I can tell you it will be a memorable evening. Keep reading below for more details and to sign-up. Hope to see you there.

Chris Lanigan

Slate of Officers and Directors for 2023/2024
In accordance with the Landlovers By-Laws, a Nominating Committee of current board members and members at large has prepared slate of Officers and Directors for next year. The general membership will vote for their election at our annual meeting which takes place on May 23 at our Closing Celebration.

President: Tim Forbes
Vice President/President Elect: Roni Meikle
Secretary: Deb Werner
Treasurer Steve Voss
Asst Treasurer: Jamie Dixon

Communications & Publicity: Bernadette Maffei, Bud Equi
Activities: Lisa Equi, Nancy Sasso & Terri Espy
Development: Virginia Brown
Membership: Laurie Redmond
Social Events: Kathy Collura, Holly Taylor
Ways & Means: Steve Terrio, Hal Carr
Landlovers Closing Celebration
DINNER IN WHITE - Tues, May 23rd, 6:30-9:45 pm
Say “au revoir” to the Landlovers year and “bon jour” to the next year’s board at the Closing Celebration—a French-themed gourmet picnic. To add a little intrigue, the location for our picnic is a secret until a few days before May 23. (Hint: it isn’t far away!) 

Although it’s a picnic, the cocktail hour will be “tres chic” with French-inspired hors de’ oeuvres, champagne and cocktails. When it’s time for dinner, voila! you’ll be seated outdoors at a table with a view, white linens and candlelight. Enjoy the French cheese and charcuterie appetizer, followed by a picnic box with tastings of tuna niçoise, crab Louie, chicken salad, filet mignon and asparagus vinaigrette, accompanied by baguettes and butter. Bon Appetit!

But non! That’s not all! You’ll be entertained by a live cabaret show while you enjoy your dessert, a macaron trio.
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 6:30-9:45 pm. (Rain or shine.) 
Location: It’s a secret for now! 
Registration: Click here to register or register here from the website. Registration ends May 15. You must be a Landlovers member to register.
Attire: White attire strongly encouraged! 
Price: $85 per person includes all food and entertainment. Cash bar. 
What: Landlovers Annual Spring Golf Scramble
When: Sunday, May 21, 1:30pm
Where: Terrapin Point
How Much: TLC Golf Members: $68/pp for golf and buffet dinner

Please join Landlovers for our “annual” Spring Golf Scramble. We will be playing an 18 hole scramble at Terrapin Point with a tee time for 1:30 on May 21, 2023. We will have some “surprises” and 
promise a great day with great people. A wonderful dinner with steak and salmon to follow with a cash bar.

Get your twosomes or foursomes together and join us for some great fun. To register, please click this link. Your club account will be charged so no money upfront.
Registration starts on March 20, 2023 and ends on May 16, 2023. 

Any questions, please reach out to Eileen Yost at 
What: Skidaway Water (present and future), Too Much, Too Little?
When: Wednesday, April 5, 9:30 – 11:30
Where: Fellowship Hall at Messiah Lutheran
How Much: Must be a Landlovers member. Guests are welcome for $5 fee.
What Else: Sean Burgess, TLA Director of Public Works. 
Always a popular speaker, Sean will update us on the status of private wells for irrigation, the source of our potable water, and challenges confronting our usage of water as the Landings approaches full build-out. TLA faces the same issues homeowners do in establishing and maintaining plant material and he may have solutions to share. TLA will also face any problems that homeowners could experience from sea level rise. 

Coastal Georgia Living, formerly known as Green Thumb Club, focuses on gardening, wildlife, and the Georgia coastal lifestyle. Our monthly meetings begin with coffee and socializing at 9:30, followed by our featured speaker at 10:00. Please be environmentally friendly by bringing your own coffee cup.
Contact: Donna Bunn (
What: Learn the Waltz at partner style dance lessons
taught by professional instructors.
When: Monday, April 10th, 7-8:00 PM
Where: S.I. Methodist Church.
Cost: $15.00
For more information contact Jane Golz, 704-641-4467.
What: Landlovers Cocktails with Friends
When: April 27, 2023
Where: Various Host Homes
Please join our Landlovers’ members for an evening of “Cocktails with Friends” on April 27, 2023.
You will be given a host home to visit for a short evening. You are asked to bring an appetizer to share and whatever libation you would like. For more information and to sign up, please contact Becky Dominguez at or Connie Rice at
What: Casseroles for Safe Shelter 
When: We need casseroles for Tuesdays March 28, April 18, May 9, June 6
What Else: You can make any kind of casserole that you'd like which fits in a 9x13 pan. Make your casserole until the point of final baking and then put a lid on it with directions for Safe Shelter to do the final baking.
For more information contact Carol Stiles or Sue Souls.
Monthly Activities
Landlovers has a variety of recurring activities. Check out the list of activities by visiting the webpage HERE.
In 2019, The Club Car Championship at the Landings Golf and Athletic Club added Landlovers to its list of benefiting charity partners. In 2022, there were 10 Official Charity partners and Landlovers received a very generous donation that made Club Car a Diamond Level Sponsor. This year's Club Car Championship at the Landings Golf and Athletic Club will take place March 20th - March 26th on the Deer Creek course.  

We know we will witness a wonderful tournament week full of amazing golf. Landlovers wants to thank the golfers, the Tournament Director, the hundreds of volunteers and all the staff that work so hard to create a fantastic event. Because of this, Landlovers will benefit which means our community will benefit. Thank you Club Car Championship at the Landings Golf and Athletic Club.
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 - Club Car Championship at the Landings
Platinum - Michael's Roofing, Soundview Wealth Advisors, The Landings Co., Yates-Astro Pest and Termite
Gold - Dental Harbor, Gaughf Dermatology
Silver - Coastal Care Partners, JC Lewis, Jones Coastal Landscaping, SouthState Bank,
Bronze - Cody Padgett Garage Doors, Coastal Dentistry, Nicole Casino
Communications Directors
Pam McCloskey & Julia Harrell
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