The Sea Trail Memorial Fund was established in January of 2017 upon the suggestion of the Sea Trail Songbirds. This fund was established to donate items and/or money in memory of our loved ones here at Sea Trail Resort. The idea was to have a fund which would benefit others who live in and love Sea Trail. It was suggested that donations to this fund could be earmarked for the use of any club, activity or committee of the Sea Trail Master Association or be used to enhance any building belonging to the Association with the approval of the STMA. Please click STMA Memorial Fund Guidelines for all of the details and the process to follow for your donation.
The Memorial Garden adjacent to the Chapel on the Green has a walkway of bricks which has been dedicated to former and present deceased Sea Trail property owners. Bricks can be secured for a small engraving fee. The Chapel Committee obtains the bricks and will facilitate a brick-laying service, when requested. The coordination of this process is the responsibility of the Chapel Committee to ensure all guidelines are followed. For further information, please contact Georgia Phillabaum at 579-8396.
REQUEST CHAPEL ON THE GREEN RESERVATION – Click HERE to view and submit a request.
With construction complete in the Sunset Beach Waterfront Park, they continue to maintain the Memorial and with Phase 2, the Veterans Assistance Program (VAP), to work with local organizations to provide assistance to local veterans and service members in need. They are a non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible.
The Committee also offers a ‘gift that will last forever’. Consider designing a brick and adding it to the Veterans’ Memorial with the name of your veteran proudly displayed.
Click https://sbvets.org/index.html for more information about the Committee’s activities.
Click https://sbvets.org/donate-a-brick.html to find details of how to secure a brick.
MEMORIAL SERVICES & BRICK LAYINGS
There will be a memorial brick service for Joan Scheidle at the Chapel on the Green on Sunday, October 10 at 11:00 AM followed by a celebration of life at the MAC
A memorial brick service will be held for RAY and MARIE DILLON on Saturday, September 25th at 11:00 at the Chapel on the Green. A reception will follow at the MAC at noon. Please bring your own chair to the chapel.
Former STMGA member, Dick Latham, passed away Sunday, September 12 at the age of 93. He loved living at Sea Trail and will be remembered for his generosity and sense of humor. A brick service and celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Joan Gratton passed away on September 9, 2021. She was a member of Sea Trail for 25 years, an avid golfer and a 9 hole champion. She also was a member of Saint Brendan‘s church and sang in the choir. While a 36 year resident of Maryland, she loved living in Sunset Beach and considered it her second home. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in her name to your favorite charity.
The Gratton Family
There are three Memorial Funds within Sea Trail/Sunset Beach that have been established to accept donations in the memory of a loved one. These are:
- Sea Trail Master Association Memorial Fund
- Memorial Garden adjacent to the Chapel on the Green
- Committee to Honor America’s Veterans which was instrumental in planning and erecting the Veteran’s Memorial located within the Sunset Beach Waterfront Park.
Please click https://seatrailma.com/about-us/memorial-funds/ for additional details and answer any questions on these opportunities.