Organizers of Cars on Kiawah, an annual classic car show on Kiawah Island, announce the cancellation of the 2020 show which had been postponed from April 18th to November 7th . In light of the number of new cases in the Charleston area and projections from medical experts, the organizing committee concluded it would be imprudent to jeopardize the health of our exhibitors, volunteers and spectators. In addition, the State of South Carolina’s recently published “Guidelines for Re-Opening Festivals and Special Events”. It contains requirements which would substantially increase the cost of putting on the event and detract from everyone’s enjoyment of the show. According to Co-Chair Bruce Stemerman , “We have worked hard to put on a car show that is relaxed, family-friendly and encourages engagement between spectators and car exhibitors. That would be difficult under the guidelines”.
Stemerman notes: “This was a tough call to make; we are proud of the growth in popularity of Cars on Kiawah over the last several years none of which would have been possible without our participants, spectators, volunteers, sponsors” and the various Kiawah Island entities.”
Co-Chair John Wilson adds: “Cars on Kiawah is typically held in the Spring. In 2021, Kiawah Island will be hosting the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course, so we had planned to skip the show next year. We are now exploring holding it in the Fall of 2021 and updates will be posted to our website (www.carsonkiawah.com) next year.”
Cars on Kiawah (www.carsonkiawah.com) is an annual celebration of the Southeast’s finest automobiles displayed in the lush setting of Ocean Park on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The show attract 300 classic cars along with several thousand spectators. Cars on Kiawah is hosted by the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. An annual donation of event proceeds is made to the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic (www.bifmc.org).
View local COVID-19 data for the state, Charleston County and our 29455 zip code on the DHEC website.
The Town of Kiawah Island has mandated the use of face coverings in most public spaces. Learn more.
The governor has lifted the stay-at-home-or-work order. Restaurants are permitted to offer modified indoor and outdoor dining, in addition to carry out. Close contact service providers (salons, spas etc.), public pools and gyms have been permitted to reopen. The two-week self-quarantine is no longer mandatory for those traveling from virus hot spots. Learn more.
The town’s short term-rental moratorium expired on Friday, May 15. Beachwalker Park has reopened.
The town has compiled local COVID-19 resources here.
The Castle Grille is now offering a limited to-go menu. Online ordering and payment is available at kica.us/sandcastle.
If you are in need of assistance from KICA, please contact Member Services at email@example.com or 843-768-9194. KICA’s Member Services team is also available by appointment at Beachwalker Center.
“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!
A message from the Kiawah Island Golf Resort to KICA Members:
Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon
Saturday, December 14th, 8am
Again this year, we would like to thank the members of our Kiawah Community for taking part in this event. Working hand in hand with Kiawah CERT, Kiawah Conservancy, KICA, the Town of Kiawah and many others, we truly feel the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon unites the Kiawah community like no other event. In 2018, through this coordinated effort, we were able to donate more than $11,000 to local school groups and charities.
Runners on Roads
The 2019 race courses are the same as 2018, covering the west end of the island (i.e. Greensward, Surf Watch Drive and Eugenia) as well as much of the Ocean Park Area. Please use caution while driving.
Complete information about the race can be found at KiawahMarathon.com or you may call the Heron Park Nature Center at 843.768.6001.
Marathon Holiday Market
Friday, December 13th
10:30am – 6:30pm
Large tent outside East Beach Conference Center
We would also like to invite the Kiawah Community to our annual Marathon Holiday Market. Featuring 35+ artisans and local craftsmen, this is a great place for holiday shopping while supporting our local small businesses. Everyone is welcome. Avoid marathon traffic, visit the Market before 2pm.
“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.
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.