3/31/2020

April Digest Available Now

Like so many of you, KICA and other island entities are rapidly adapting due to the serious threat of coronavirus. Operational adjustments have been made daily over the past couple of weeks. In the April issue of Digest, we share a brief look at what the association and other island entities are doing.

Learn about the water management vote that opens, Wednesday, April 1 and how your community association is making responsible financial decisions.

You can also read about a fascinating annual visitor to Kiawah Island — the Red Knot. These birds are on the island each year from March to May.

Find this and more in the April issue of Kiawah Island Digest.


3/11/2020

March Digest: Entities Create a More Resilient Community

Island entities are working together to tackle water management from multiple fronts. In the March issue of Digest, learn how KICA and others are working to create a more resilient community.

Get a look at what to expect at KICA’s upcoming Annual Meeting and in KICA’s new gate access portal. Check out the event calendar for community events, such as the 20th annual Art and House Tour, and Dining for Donations at FortyEight Wine Bar and Kitchen.

Read the March issue of Digest.


1/31/2020

February Digest – A look at LSVs and more

Low speed vehicles (LSVs) have been a frequent topic of conversation since they started appearing on the island a few years ago. Under KICA regulations, LSVs, which look similar to golf carts but are licensed for road use by the SC Department of Motor Vehicles, were permitted on the island’s roads. In 2018, with increased rental LSV usage on the island, members expressed their frustrations to the KICA Board of Directors, including concerns about operators not following traffic laws and traffic backups on the parkway in the wake of an LSV. Read the full article on low speed vehicles in February’s Digest.
This issue also takes a look at the KICA Finance Committee and KICA’s refreshed branding. Check out the event calendar for community events, such as Conservation Matters, and a look at the Our World series.
Read the February issue of Digest now.

12/24/2019

New Year, New Focus in January’s Digest

“It’s hard to believe it’s 2020 already. I hope all of you enjoyed a relaxing holiday season with your families, whether on Kiawah or elsewhere. It’s certainly hard to leave behind the festivities and beauty of the holidays but the association is hitting the ground running.
The start of each new year is always a time of excitement, as we get started on projects with renewed focus and clear vision.”
-KICA COO Jimmy Bailey
Read Jimmy’s full message for the new year.
This issue also contains candidate biographies for each of the three candidates for the KICA Board of Directors, a look at January’s events and Digest’s very first seasonal book recommendation.

11/26/2019

December Digest Features a Look at the Budget

“We are funding some strategically important things while maintaining a balanced operating budget. I think that’s a positive for the community.”

– Board Treasurer Dave Morley

In this issue of Digest, get an in-depth look at the recently approved 2020 budget. The issue also features an introduction to Kiawah Cares’ community wellness campaign, underway now through Dec. 31.

Make time for exciting events in December, including The Sandcastle Tree Lighting and Our World featuring artist Mary Whyte. This program, with a look at Whyte’s new veteran-focused project, will fill up quickly!

Read the December issue of Digest today!


10/28/2019

Nominating Committee Expands Perspectives

“85% of KICA property owners are not full-time residents. The Nominating Committee’s recommendations are crucial for people who haven’t had the chance to meet the candidates or aren’t clear on what issues the community will be facing in the next few years. The nominating committee process gives committee members better insight into the candidates than voters can glean from a written statement and short video, enabling us to compare and evaluate as objectively as possible.”

– Nominating Committee Chair Sue Schaffer

In this issue of Digest, get an in-depth look at the Nominating Committee’s work throughout the year. The issue also features an update on the lowspeed vehicle pilot program, and a look at November’s many exciting events, including the restorative stretch fitness series, Shaggin’ at the Beach to benefit Kiawah Cares, and the Art and Artisan showcase.

Read November Digest


10/1/2019

October Digest – COO Reviews Hurricane Dorian

“This kind of note seems like an annual occurrence for me now. Each year since 2015, we’ve had a storm event impact the island in some way – a 1000-year flood, hurricanes and tropical storms, and even an unprecedented snowstorm. I’m grateful to report that the island as a whole fared well in Hurricane Dorian. While we had a big mess to clean up, island facilities, infrastructure, and homes were spared significant damage.”
Read COO Jimmy Bailey’s letter focusing on Hurricane Dorian in the October issue of Digest. The issue also features an introduction to the work of KICA’s water management task forces, and a look at October’s many exciting events, including the annual favorite Dogtoberfest.
Read the October issue of Digest.

8/30/2019

Find a Group That Fits Your Passion in September Digest

It would be easy to spend all your time on the island walking the beach, biking the leisure trails or visiting area restaurants and never feel like you were missing out. But did you know that Kiawah has a vibrant social scene of member-led groups and clubs, including one or two for every hobby or passion?

Learn about Kiawah’s member-led groups and clubs, meet KICA’s new director of Land and Lakes, and look back on KICA’s former director, who retired in May after nearly 28 years in the September issue of Digest.

NOTE – The mailing of September’s issue of Digest was delayed due to postal service closures for Hurricane Dorian.


7/29/2019

August Issue of Digest Now Available

“The water here is calm and everything seems relaxed. A large bird makes a wide, swooping turn as it surveys the marsh. Under the shaded platform, a man casts his fishing rod and the marsh spreads out in front of me, golden in the summer sun.”

Get a look at the Kiawah Conservancy’s work on the island, as well as some highlights from the Naturally Kiawah Pathways photography tour in the August issue of Digest.

August’s Digest also includes information on how to run for the KICA board of directors and highlights of upcoming island events.

Read now.


6/27/2019

July Issue of Digest Now Available

Inside this issue of Digest, the KICA board of directors asks you to participate in the association’s strategic planning. Complete the community survey for your voice to be heard. The July Digest also includes a look at Kiawah’s water management strategies, including a new forward-thinking way of looking at the island’s surface water.

Find out about fitness options at The Sandcastle, 4th of July events and more.

Read the July issue of Digest today!