Landings Landlovers
Enriching the Community We Love
May Newsletter
President's Message
The Landlovers Board looks forward to spring every year. Our major fundraising is done and we turn to awarding Grant, Scholarship, and Merit Awards that help continually improve community life at The Landings and Skidaway Island. It is through your generosity and hard work that we are able to continue this tradition. Since inception Landlovers has given out over $1.7 million in grants, scholarship, and merit awards.

Landlovers scholarships are designed to assist Landings Association and Landings Company employees and their immediate dependent family members with expenses for post high-school education. The Landlovers Merit Awards Program recognizes the children of Landings residents who engage in Community Service. Thanks to Maryce Cunningham and her committee who review the applications, interview the candidates, and make recommendations to the board for awards. It is inspiring to hear the stories of these outstanding young people. 

The Landlovers Grant program provides philanthropic support for non-profit groups and service organizations that enhance the lives of residents of The Landings and Skidaway Island. We fund projects and programs that provide cultural and educational services, tend to our health and safety, and projects that beautify and improve our environment. This year 17 organizations have submitted grant requests.
After careful consideration of all requests, the Board votes on the funding to be awarded.  Recipients will be notified by the end of April and awards given out on May 16. Awardees will be announced in our next newsletter.

Our Annual Meeting takes place on Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 – 7:45 pm at our Closing Celebration, Dinner in White. At the meeting we’ll share highlights of this year including our fundraising and philanthropic results. We’ll recognize the outgoing board and vote on the new Board. All Landlovers members are welcome to attend the annual meeting. If you’re not attending the Dinner in White, just come to the “secret” location at 7:30 to hear the latest results. The “secret” location will be announced a week in advance in an Eblast. There are still a few spots left for the Dinner in White so it’s not too late to get in on the fun. It promises to be a Magical Evening and memorable way to end the year. 
Hope to see all of you there.

Chris Lanigan
Landlovers Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 23, 7:30 – 7:45 pm
Location to be announced

The Landlovers Annual Meeting will be held during our Closing Celebration after the cocktail hour and before dinner is served. All Landlovers members are invited to attend. If you’re not attending the Closing Celebration, you can arrive at 7:30 in time to vote in and welcome the new board. The location will be announced a week before the event in an Eblast.

Landlovers Closing Celebration
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: The Carretta Project, Saving the Loggerhead Sea Turtles of Wassaw Island
When: Wednesday, May 3, 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: The Carretta Project, Saving the Loggerhead Sea Turtles of Wassaw Island Skidaway has a successful project helping our diamondback terrapins. The coastline from NC to FL is the breeding ground of Loggerhead Sea Turtles facing declining numbers. Kris Carroll, Project Director, will highlight how this non-profit works for long-term rebuilding of the loggerhead population. Learn about the important ecological effects of sea turtles and the success to date. Several Landings residents have played important roles in guiding this project, and many have volunteered their time on-site on Wassaw. Perhaps you will want to join in.

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: Season-Ending Western Dance and BBQ Dinner
Our last dance instruction will be the Country-Western Two Step and Line Dancing.
When: Monday, May 8th, 7-8:30 PM
What Else: Join us for a catered BBQ dinner at 5:30, or just the dance instruction at 7 PM. Sign up now for the Dance Lessons and you will receive further information about the dinner.
Where: Skidaway Island State Park Pavilion
How Much: $15/person for dance; BBQ tickets
For more information contact Marilee Dalbey, 334-797-9952.
What: Fabulous Equinox Orchestra
When:Monday, May 15th
Where: Participants will board the Trolley at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church at 5:00 PM and be driven to The Thompson Hotel where they will see the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra celebrate mothers with their band set “Ode to Mothers” in the hotel ballroom.
How Much: Ticket price: $60/person (includes show ticket, trolley ride, and all fees)
What Else: Attendees will have time to have dinner on their own downtown prior to the show at several venues at the Thompson. The show begins at 7:00 PM and will run approximately 90 minutes, after which participants will have time for a cocktail enjoying the night views from Bar Julian together with band leaders Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson. 
Click here to purchase tickets. Space is limited to 36 total. Limit is two tickets per person.
Any questions, please contact: Jane Golz, 704-641-4467.
What: Landlovers Cocktails with Friends
When: May 20, 2023
Where: Various Host Homes
Please join our Landlovers’ members for an evening of “Cocktails with Friends” on May 20, 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 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.
Yates-Astro has been serving the Greater Savannah community since 1928, almost a century of service! Their commitment of excellence to each customer became their reputation which in turn became their tradition. We on Skidaway Island are the benefactors of the care, knowledge and expertise that Rick Culbreth and his team bring to our community. We share this beautiful Island with a growing population of wildlife and Yates-Astro has a variety of treatment programs for nuisance pests as well as bat extraction, rodent & wildlife control and crawl space cleaning, to name just a few.

Visit to view the residential and commercial pest control
services available along with builder services, moisture control and fumigation. Tell your Yates-Astro representatives that you saw their business Spotlighted in the Landings Landlovers Newsletter and thank them for their Platinum Sponsorship to our Foundation.
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
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