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Dec 03, 2022
In General
There are a total of 5 candidates for 3 open board positions. Please vote for your top 3. This is an informal, anonymous poll. Please perform adequate due diligence on these candidates before placing your official votes. Some have very differing views on the direction of club spending, management and growth. Click "see all results" to see all 5 candidates. Please check your email addresses for official ballots which are due no later than January 3rd 2023. If you are eligible to vote and did not receive either an electronic ballot, please contact Shelle Spence at 843-341-8178 or sspence@haigpoint.com
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Dec 01, 2022
In Member-to-Member Rentals
Reposted from HP Facebook Group. National Member Laura Wittenborn is seeking member-to-member housing for Heritage. If you are interested in renting to her family please reach out to her via the HP directory. Posting below. My husband and I recently joined as national members (we absolutely love it here!!!). We're currently staying on the island for a few weeks and look forward to meeting more members! We'd like to come down for a long weekend for the RBC Heritage. As of right now there is no lodging available through the club. Throwing out a flyer here to see if anyone who does not have their home in the rental pool would be interested in renting it out between 4/12-4/17. Any info is much appreciated! -Laura 2 Comments Like Comment Send
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Nov 24, 2022
In Club Business
2023 Board of Directors Meet the Candidates Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99210856256?pwd=c0EyZHhtV2RBcmRuWk84dnNFdjgwZz09 Meeting ID: 992 1085 6256 Passcode: 817932 By Phone: +1(301)-715-8592 There are 3 open Board Seats. Candidates are as follows: Mark Hinderks, Joan Miller, Jim Woodward, Brad Pierce, Ty Wooldridge
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Nov 23, 2022
In Club Business
Mark McNiff is selling his property and resigning from the Board of Directors. Historically, the candidate with the 2nd most votes from last election would complete his term. This would be Karen O'Grady, who was the runner-up last year behind McNiff. The timeline of his resignation is TBA.
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Nov 22, 2022
In Club Business
In an unsigned, "anonymous" letter from the self-anointed "Nominating Committee", someone (presumably chairwoman Vail Shipley) uses a litany of logical fallacies to defend its history of self dealing and inbreeding of leadership. There are also some outright lies. The Board and Management, led by Gary Baum and Doug Egly, have plunged the club to some of the worst financial years in recent history. Some say the board is, and has been, incompetent. Status quo has got to go. The Nominating Committee was formed to keep a small clique of members in decision making positions- and mingles the financial future of the club with petty social politics. The Nominating Committee should be disbanded immediately. It's existence is one of the single greatest threats to future leadership of the club. Read the anonymous letter from the Nominating Committee below: Why a Fixed Slate for Haig Point This is the fourth year the Nominating Committee has presented a fixed slate of candidates for the Board. We have received many compliments from Members about finally making this transition and thanking us for adopting this best practice. At the same time, we have also received comments suggesting elections be handled the old way – by nominating multiple candidates and let the Members decide, after all, that’s the democratic way, right? On the surface, having a choice is appealing and seems to be a reasonable way to select our Board. However, Haig Point’s experience over the first fourteen years after turnover from the developer tells us otherwise. From 2001 to 2014 we had some great boards, and we had some that were ineffective. Regardless of whether the board was good, bad, or somewhere in between, the bigger issue was the lack of continuity in our strategic direction and leadership. This led to an ever-changing, zig-zag approach that adversely affected Haig Point. Homes were not selling or were selling at a loss. Our club and community assets were in disrepair, our Internet speed was 1% of what it is today, club lots were not selling, and we were not attracting many new members. This all has changed for the better as we transitioned to a CEO and management team operated club, allowing the Board to shift its focus to oversight and strategic direction. During this transition, the Board adopted a long-term plan, and made many subtle but very important changes to our governance process. One of those improvements was changing the Nominating Committee to a standing committee working year-round. Its charge each year is to identify, select and recruit the right candidates with the relevant experience and skills based on the current needs of the Board and Club. There is work yet to be done, but the Club is clearly moving in the right direction, with significant improvement in all the key areas including real estate, lot sales, high speed internet, refurbished ferries, and many new Members. This success is attributable to having a cohesive, highly qualified Board, and continuity in the leadership and execution of the long-tern plan. In addition to Haig Point’s experience, the experts also agree. Leading consulting firms serving clubs and communities like ours recommend a single slate of candidates. Richard Kopplin, from Kopplin & Kuebler, opposes contested elections and emphatically states in his article The Perfect Board that “the days of popularity contests for board seats in private clubs should be over”. Joe Abley and David Duval, from Club Benchmarking, state in their white paper Governance Essentials – Best Practices in Club Governance, “contested elections can be problematic and present challenges in a number of areas, namely succession planning, board harmony, integration of needed skill sets and consistent implementation of long-term plans.” They recommend avoiding contested elections for all these reasons. Change is difficult but necessary to improve and grow. The Nominating Committee has, again, presented a fixed slate of candidates to give Haig Point the best chance of ensuring continuity of leadership and consistency in our strategic direction. We hope that you will, again, support the slate of candidates that we invested hundreds of hours vetting and selecting. The Nominating Committee Our email address is: info@haigpoint.com
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Nov 07, 2022
In Club Business
please attend, in person or virtually, the open session on Tues Nov 8th. Club Financials attached.
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Nov 07, 2022
In Club Business
Sent Nov 4 To the President,BOD, and Management: The last minute receipt by Members of important Association financial information before Member meetings has become a repetitive habit of MGT and the BOD. Whether last minute release of Association financial reports are intentional or random, this habitual practice leaves Members little time to review, digest, and analyze quarterly, annual, or other reports. It is understandable that a great amount of data assimilation is required for important Management presentations, but it is poor Management to invite the public to an important quarterly financial Meeting 1. Before the CFO has had adequate time to prepare and complete his presentation, and 2. Before the presentation has been reviewed by Club Management and the BOD, and 3. Before data is released reasonably in advance of any meeting. Furthermore, the President's call for Member submission of financial questions, with a deadline PRIOR to the release of any updated information by the CFO further demonstrates a lack of communication within Management. Many Members are not pleased by the habitual last minute release of information, and if this continues prior to any future critical needed Member discussions, this will be unacceptable. This Management issue is just one more example which continues to underscore the difficulties and limitations of self Management by well meaning and very hard working volunteers in a small Community Association.
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Oct 28, 2022
In Club Business
Dear Member, The Board of Directors would like to announce a Member Open Session on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 3:00 pm in the Boardroom and via Zoom. The Open Session will focus on the financial performance of the Club through the third quarter and the year-end financial outlook. To give our team time for research, please submit any financial related questions you would like addressed by Friday, November 4, 2022. Thank you, Gary Baum Update Nov 3rd: CFO Jeff Smith unable to provide Q3 financials to the membership with adequate time to review prior to the open session. See below. Dear Member Following up direct from my desk on the original message from Gary below; Given our intense focus these last couple of weeks on our 2023 Budget and Capital Planning (5 Master Projects), the September Year-to Date CFO Report has been delayed. I now target its completion this weekend. As soon as its ready, rest assured, out it will come… I realize that the timing of the CFO Report distribution conflicts with the messaging below, but I do not believe this delay diminishes the value of our Open Session, still scheduled for Nov 8, 2022 at 3:00p. On receipt of my report, please feel free to submit your questions through the typical “comment” email address, and I will endeavor to be prepared to speak to them at our Open Session next week. If my presentation doesn’t address all of your questions, or for those of you who have questions thereafter, or need more time to develop them, I will be happy to arrange a time for follow up with you after the Open Session. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. I look forward to seeing you on the 8th. With Regard Jeff Smith CFO – Haig Point
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Oct 26, 2022
In Club Business
Doug Egly posted emailed the link for the water hearing this morning. Unfortunately he only gave the membership approx 1 hour notice, Regardless, please attend if you can. 101/26/22 8:39 AM Dear Member, As you know, the Club is actively engaged in opposing the Daufuskie Island Utility Commission's (DIUC) proposed rate increase. We apologize for the late notice but we are asking for your support and attendance during the public hearing of the case TODAY at 10:00 am. Anyone interested in watching the proceedings may do so by using the following link: https://www.scetv.org/live/public-service-commission To ensure the Commission recognizes your support for our case, please identify your screen name as "Haig Point - name." Thank you - the more resident support the Commission sees, the better! Doug
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Oct 21, 2022
In General
Many thanks to Ms Baum for her tireless efforts to keep the health of Haig Point members a priority.
Free* Flu Shots are coming!  content media
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Oct 20, 2022
In General
Thank you for being a part of our incredible community. It's a beautiful day in Haig Point!
FerryTalk has reached 200 members!  content media
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Oct 19, 2022
In General
Claire and the Equestian team are doing such an excellent job keeping the equestion center viable- but they need more help! https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=ec009930c7418124 They are seeking qualified candidates who have a history with horses to join their department. If you know anybody who may be intersted, either part or full time, please reach out to Clarie at this email address csistek@haigpoint.com
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Oct 19, 2022
In General
What will you dress as? Note, members will be charged $19.95 to attend this party.
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Oct 19, 2022
In Club Business
This email was sent on behalf of the nominating committee. There are 30 days to submit write in votes. Side note: the nominating committee is not an elected committee. It is appointed by the board and positions itself as the sole arbiter of new board candidates. In essence, the board appoints the nominating committee and the nominating committee, in turn, selects the board members. Worse yet, former board members sit on the nominating committee and use the apparatus to maintain a chokehold on financial decision making. Candidates are not required to be vetted by the committee. If you are concerned about about the future of the club from either a financial or services point of view, please consider running for the board as a write-in candidate.. ------------------------------- Fellow Members: The Nominating Committee works year-round in our effort to identify talent and solicit qualified Members that can add value as a Board Director. We work with committee chairs to identify active committee members that have demonstrated solid performance and who may have an interest in leadership. In addition, we solicit Member recommendations searching for Members with the skills that will enhance the composition of the Board. To the extent possible within these parameters, we focus on achieving a representative cross section of Members on the Board. We go through an extensive process of evaluating and interviewing the candidates so that Members, near and far, aren't tasked with doing so. Our process allows us to offer the Membership fully vetted nominees to fill the open positions with candidates that possess the experience and expertise needed at this time, as well as enable a thoughtful leadership succession plan. It is important to note that the Nominating Committee functions independently from the Board; our final selection of candidates is not subject to the Board's approval. The diversity on the Nominating Committee, as well as its autonomy, helps ensure that candidate selections best represent the broader interest of the Membership. Over the past three months, the Nominating Committee has communicated with more than 15 potential candidates. Through that process we have identified the three Members we feel are the most qualified and best suited given the current needs of HPCCA, listed in alphabetical order: · Mark Hinderks (link to letter and application) · Brad Pierce (link to letter and application) · Ty Wooldridge (link to letter and application) These candidates have all served effectively on various Haig Point committees; they all have strong financial backgrounds; they all have solid management skills; they all have served on other boards; and they all have demonstrated successful leadership in their business careers. We hope that you will support this slate of nominees. Property owners may run as a write-in by following the guidelines set forth in the HPCCA bylaws, Article IV Section 4(c) within 30 days of this posting. Write-in candidates may or may not have gone through the extensive vetting process and are not endorsed by the Nominating Committee. "Meet the Candidates" will be held on Thursday, December 1st at 4pm at the Clubhouse, giving you an opportunity to learn more about the recommended slate of candidates. The members of your Nominating Committee are your neighbors and friends. If you have questions about our process, please contact any member of the committee for clarification. As always, we thank you for your continued support, Vail Shipley, Chair Todd Putz Tim Engram Bill Tait Amy Evans Carl Walter Jeff Joyce Jane Winslow Tim Nolan
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Sep 30, 2022
In General
We have implemented a few quality of life updates to the site to optimize the forums for both computer and mobile phone usage.. Also we have implemented a new logout menu for member households who have multiple users.. If you would like to see further changes to the forums please let us know.
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Sep 30, 2022
In General
Update 9-30, 345pm For those not on the island, things are looking pretty good at the moment. Small amounts of debris in the roads and in yards, but overall good. Still windy, but o current rain, birds are flying, and sunshine is peeking thru.
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Sep 14, 2022
In General
The fall beach sweep is being organized for Saturday, Sept 17th. Please see the attached flyer with information.
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Sep 14, 2022
In General
Reposted from an original post by Chris J. Many thanks for this info. Daufuskie Island presents unusual challenges in the event of medical emergencies. Please read the following and join a class. CPR (Cardiopulminary Resuscitation), a life-saving procedure designed to restore normal breathing after a cardiac arrest, is very easy to learn and will never be forgotten. Be prepared to save the life of a family member, friend, or neighbor. Dr. Carole Rizzo-Baum is excited to begin CPR/First Aid classes on Daufuskie Island. The registration forms are located in the Mansion at Haig Point, Daufuskie Blue, and the Coffee Shop at Maryfield School. Please complete the form and return it to one of those three places. Dr. Rizzo-Baum will then contact you to arrange the date and time for one of these ongoing classes. Due to the nature of the class, each session is limited to 6 to 8 people. Plan to spend approximately 3 hours to complete this class. The class includes a video presentation, followed by a practical "hands-on" exercise, using maniquins. You will learn, the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and where on Daufuskie Island they are located. In addition, Basic First Aid Instruction will be included (i.e, recognition of stroke-versus-heart-attack, and management of common emergencies). Mouth guards will be provided for each individual and the maniquins are sanitized between each student's use. There is no charge to you for the class unless you require a Course Completion Card from the American Heart Association. In that case, a charge will be levied.
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Sep 14, 2022
In Member-to-Member Rentals
Have a home that you would like to rent to another HP member for a week, month, or even a year? Please advertise it here to avoid the 40% markup the club imposes on most rentals. Member-to-Meber rentals are permitted per the bylaws. Have a home under construction and looking for a long term rental? This is the place. Feel free to post other items as well. For cart sales, please use the Trading Post forum.
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Sep 14, 2022
In Trading Post
As you know, Haig Pointers have a lot of "stuff". If you're cleaning out your garage and want to give items away please list them here. If you're looking for something specific, post it here and maybe someone can help.
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