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.
“As most of you know, 2019 has been a year devoted to a number of technology enhancements in our Security Department. We’re in the implementation phase of our most visible change, KICA’s new gate access system.”
— COO Jimmy Bailey
Read Jimmy Bailey’s letter to members and find out about all that’s happening around the island this June, including a look at the low speed vehicle study, Kiawah Cares About Education fundraiser, local farmers markets and more.
It’s hard to imagine a trip to the island without seeing wildlife — a blue heron, a yellow-bellied slider or an alligator. Maybe a bobcat, if you’re really lucky. Kiawah’s wildlife is part of what makes the island so special. In this issue of Digest, learn to be alligator aware during their mating season and learn to keep sea turtles safe during nesting season.
Take part in a Southern tradition by signing up for a shuttle trip to a Charleston church tea room. Sample ham biscuits, pimento cheese and don’t miss the Huguenot torte. Shuttle trips are May 1-3, with KICA COO Jimmy Bailey attending on Thursday, May 2.
April means arts on Kiawah! In this issue, read the results of the 2019 Directors’ Election and learn more about two of the artists showing at the upcoming Lowcountry Art and Artisan Showcase at The Sandcastle.
Other fun April events include the Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, the annual KICA plant sale and many holiday happenings.
The board of directors is considering a new conveyance policy. Read about the policy and visit the website to read the policy in full. Cast your vote today in the 2019 Directors Election — voting is underway through March 8.
Find all this plus a look at charitable events you can take part in, island happenings and more in this month’s Digest!
The February issue of Digest invites you to come out to the 2019 Meet the Candidates event Thursday, Feb. 21 at The Sandcastle. Learn about Kiawah Cares’ incredible success with a humanitarian campaign that brought out our members’ generous spirit.
This issue also includes information about association finances and upcoming events.
Learn about the candidates for the KICA Board of Directors in their own words, and look forward to a new year on Kiawah with COO Jimmy Bailey.
This issue of Digest also includes information about the annual assessment statements and upcoming events.
A first holiday on Kiawah takes a wintery turn for a member, leaving her with warm memories. Read one member’s account of 2018’s surprise snowfall in “A Winter Wonderland.”
This issue of Digest also includes a look at the recently-approved 2019 budget and upcoming events.
Every November, the Kiawah Island Community Association releases its budget for the following year. The budget is the result of months of work, with each department adding both routine items and anticipated needs. This includes any significant capital requirement which impacts the association reserves. The tentative budget is reviewed by KICA’s member-comprised Finance Committee, and put before the board of directors for approval at the November meeting.
In January, Digest launched the first in a series of articles and surveys on the core services provided by KICA. While big projects such as the Sandcastle renovation are exciting, execution of a set of basic responsibilities is the backbone of the community. The purpose of this series is to inform, but also to gain broad-based feedback from our members via brief surveys.
As with the first two articles in the series about Security and Safety and Land and Lakes, KICA asks members to take a moment to answer a few questions regarding KICA’s Major Repairs and Maintenance.