“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.
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!
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.
South Carolina’s next General Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.
Go to www.SCVOTES.org for information on the ballot.
Kiawah residents (District 9) can vote in person from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway). Photo ID is required.
The Sandcastle Grand Opening Soirée on Friday, Oct. 12 is at capacity and Sandcastle parking is very limited. Please carpool with friends or consider riding a bike.
All Kiawah property owners are invited to KICA’s poolside party, celebrating the Grand Opening of the newly-renovated Sandcastle!
The Travis Allison Band will entertain the crowd with original songs as well as party favorites. Cru Catering will provide a delicious selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres.
This event is complimentary for all association members. Guests are welcome to attend at a cost of $25 per person.
RSVPs for the Grand Opening closed on Sept. 28. The event is at capacity.