Landings Landlovers
Enriching the Community We Love
September Newsletter
President's Message
On behalf of the Landlovers Board I’d like to welcome everyone to our 2022/2023 membership year. 

Your new board is busy planning a year full of fun and fundraising. Special thanks to all our Board members who were taking a break from planning to pose on the jungle gym: Vice-President/President Elect Tim Forbes, Secretary Deb Werner, Treasurer Don Wurzel, Asst. Treasurer Steve Voss, Membership Vicki Knapp, Activities Directors Eileen Yost & Judy Faraklas, Social Directors Milli Sample & Kathy Collura, Ways & Means Directors Jane Golz & Laurie Etherington, Development Betsey Andersen, Communications Tina Dorward (missing from photo) & Julia Harrell. They are an energetic group full of new ideas and it is my privilege to work with all of them. 

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 28, the Landlovers Opening Reception at Palmetto Ballroom to learn about everything we have planned for the 2022-2023 year. The year will be chock full of new and ongoing Activities and Social events at venues we haven’t visited before. Be on the lookout for details about our first ever Landlovers Mixed Golf Scramble in October. Thanks to the members who volunteered to start new groups – you’ll learn all about them at the September Opening reception on September 28 at the Palmetto Ballroom. More details can be found below. Our Activity Directors are still looking for Chairs for Bunco and Cocktails with Friends. If you’re interested or if you have a new group you want to start, contact our Activity Directors, Eileen Yost & Judy Faraklas at

Last year was our best fundraising year ever – we raised $124,166. We could not have done it without the over 900 volunteers who worked to make the year a success. Thanks to all of you! Volunteering at our fundraisers is an opportunity to give back to the community we all love. We work hard, but have fun sharing the experience with our friends. I never get tired of watching the magic that happens when Landings folks work together for a purpose! We’re still looking for a few Flea Market Committee Chairs to help both prior to and during the sale on Saturday, March 11th, 2023. Contact Laurie Etherington and Jane Golz at for more information. 

Lastly, don’t forget to renew your Landlovers membership. You can join now by clicking here or join when you attend the Opening Reception. Encourage your friends to join with you. We especially welcome all New Neighbors and Skidaway Island Residents to join.

I’m looking forward to a fun and fabulous year and getting to know those of you I don’t know. Please look for me at the Opening Reception and introduce yourself. Have questions or suggestions?  Contact me at See you on Wednesday, September 28th in the Palmetto Ballroom.
Best regards,
Chris Lanigan

Wednesday, September 28
Palmetto Ballroom

Join your friends and neighbors at the Landings Landlovers Opening Reception in the Palmetto Ballroom on Wednesday, September 28 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free to all Skidaway Island residents interested in learning about Landlovers. There will be complimentary appetizers and a member/cash bar. Our Activity Chairs will have tables set up for you to stop by, visit and learn about the fun we have planned for you this year. We will also provide information about the Social Events we will host this year including our Holiday Party, the Winter Social, Games Day and our Closing Event.

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out our philanthropic groups and support our Flea Market. You can join or renew your membership, sign up for activities, social events and volunteer for philanthropic projects.  

At the reception, we are promoting the mission of Safe Shelter which provides safe, confidential services to all victims of domestic violence. Please bring a check, cash or a donation of paper products and cleaning supplies.  

For more information about the opening reception contact Kathy Collura and Milli Sample at or visit our website at 


It's membership renewal time! Cost is the same as last year at $30 a household for up to two people. Renewing your membership is easy. Click here to use the online form and pay by credit card.

If you prefer to print the membership form and tube a check, please wait until September 1st and we will give you the address to tube your form and check to. Questions?
Contact Vicki Knapp 813-476-2452  or

Mixed Golf Scramble

Landlovers is having it’s first golf scramble (hopefully not the last!)
We will be teeing off on October 16 at 1:30 pm at Palmetto. You can get your foursomes together or twosome and we will do the rest. It will be a 18 hole scramble with dinner to follow. The cost is $65.00 per person. If you would like to invite a LL member who is not a member of the club, the guest fee for golf would be an additional $40.00.
Please put it on your calendar!!!!!!!!!! More information to follow. Any questions, please email Eileen Yost @

What: Commemorative Tea
When: Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 7:00pm
Where: Simone’s home – 12 Wesley Crossing
Who: Any Landlovers member. Club membership is not needed.
What Else: RSVP by Aug. 22 by text to Simone (609.923.3599) if you will be attending. Seating is limited. Contact: Simone Heyman,

This date is symbolic as it is historically the day of Independence for Ukraine. Inna Lanigan who is from Ukraine and currently lives in Beaufort with her young family will be joining us. 

If you’d like to make a Ukrainian influenced, plant-based small plate, whether it’s in the taste, flavors, ingredients or just the color of their flag, you are welcome to. If you’re not as familiar with plant-based foods, they are either the whole grain, bean/legume, fruit or vegetable, minimally processed and not derived from any animal products, as well as the meat substitutes that are currently in the marketplace.
Also please bring your favorite mug/teacup and even a tea to share with others, either hot or iced. Feel free to adorn yourself in blue and yellow if you’re so inclined.

Mark Your Calendar For These 2022-2023 Upcoming Events

June 2022 – February 2023: Flea Market Pre-Intake
Chair: Gail Tomassini
September 28: Opening Reception
Palmetto Club, 4:30–6:30pm
Chairs: Kathy Collura & Milli Sample

October 1: Mixed Golf Scramble
Palmetto Club 1:30pm Tee Off
Dinner to Follow
Chair: Eileen Yost,

December 4: Toys For Tots Holiday Parade
Chair: Karen Duncan,

December 6: Holiday Social Event
Skidaway Island State Park Group Activities Building
Chairs: Kathy Collura & Milli Sample


January 1 – April 3: Club Car Raffle
Chair: Steve Geist
January 20: Games Day
Palmetto Club 9am-4pm
Chairs: Jody Freeman,
Janice Lo Sasso,

February 7: Winter Social
Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
Marshwood Club
Chairs: Laura Gebele,
Nealy Madsen,
March 4 - March 6: Flea Market Intake
TLA Parking Lot
Chair: Tim Forbes
March 11: Flea Market
Messiah Lutheran Church: 9:00am-1:00pm
March 13: Auctionmania
Palmetto Club: 6:00-8:00pm
Chairs: Cindy Altman,
Beverley Cox,
May 16: Awards Ceremony
Palmetto Ballroom
Chair: Tim Forbes
May 23: Closing Celebration
Diner En Blanc
Location is a secret for now!
Chairs: Kathy Collura & Milli Sample

Monthly Activities

Landlovers has a variety of recurring monthly activities. Most resume this fall. Check out the list of activities by visiting the webpage here.

Landlovers is grateful to announce a bountiful year for recurring and first time Individual Donors. As is the custom with Skidaway Island, the generous nature of our residents came through with family and private donations. If you have not had an opportunity to give, you may click here.

Club Car Championship at The Landings Club Recognized as Landlovers' First
“Diamond” Level Sponsor
Landlovers is very excited to announce the newly created Diamond Level of sponsorship given to The Club Car Championship at The Landings Club. The Diamond Level designation recognizes sponsors donating $10,000 or more in a single year. In May, the tournament announced the results of this year’s efforts, and Landlovers received a check for just under $16,000, by far the largest donation in our history! Landlovers’ relationship with the tournament is ongoing and it is expected that donations will grow in the future as the tournament becomes even more successful and as Landlovers engages in additional volunteer supported functions.

In 2019 Club Car Championship at The Landings Club added Landlovers to its list of benefiting charity partners. In 2022, there were 10 Official Charity partners and 4 additional charities that also benefitted from the event. The tournament is also hosted through a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Tournaments for Charity. The net proceeds from the tournament and a variety of additional initiatives (like Sweepstakes Fore Charity) benefit local charity partners.
”The tradition of giving which this tournament has established in the greater Savannah community is inspiring,” said Cheyenne Overby, Club Car Championship at The Landings tournament director. “The competition on the course and the energy of tournament week is incredible, but it’s the sincere and sustaining impact created by the dollars raised for charity that is most important – and the tournament is committed to growing that spirit for years to come.”
The fifth annual Club Car Championship at The Landings Club, contested March 28- April 3, raised more than $340,000 for charitable organizations in greater Savannah and beyond. This 2022 amount equals the largest single-season charitable donation in its history and brings the tournament five-year total to nearly $800,000. For more information, visit
Benefiting charities for the 2022 Club Car Championship at The Landings Club include: 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, CASA Savannah, Employability, First Tee Savannah, Folds of Honor, Georgia PGA Foundation, Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Lowcountry, Kids Cafe at Second Harvest, Landings Landlovers, Make-a-Wish Foundation Georgia, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services, The Landings Military Family Relief Fund, United Way CSRA, and USO Savannah.
Thanks to Our Generous Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze Sponsors!

Platinum: The Landings Company, The Marshes, Michael’s Roofing, SoundView Wealth Advisors, Thrive on Skidaway, Yates-Astro Termite and Pest Control
Gold:  Nicole Casino
Silver: South State Bank, Village Bar & Grill / a.Lure
Bronze: Coastal Dentistry, J.C. Lewis Ford, Jones Coastal Landscaping, Zipperer Land Management
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