Rice Mill Golf Tournament

The 22nd annual Rice Mill Golf Tournament is a month away, September 19th and we are anxious for this event to start and we hope you are too. The golf Tournament will played on the Byrd Course and starts at 8:42am (double tee) and the format is Captain’s Choice. The price for the golf is $12.00 per person which covers prizes and bag drop tips. You are responsible for your green fees.

The evening affair will be at the Pink Palace and “happy hour begins at 5:30pm. Bring your own beverage of choice and coffee and ice tea will be provided. The dinner is catered by Sal of “The Grille” and he will be serving Chicken Parm; Penne Ala Vodka and green salad with Italian bread and/or rolls. The price is $20.00 per person.

Click Rice Mill Open Registration Form to fill out and return with your payment no later than September 9th. Please make checks out to Lawrence M. Bates. We will have a basket out on the front porch at 195 Edgewater Circle for your convenience.

Carol and I along with our committee members are looking forward to a fun filled day on the 19th. If you have any questions our phone no. is 579-5754.

Six Session Absolute Beginner Line Dancing Class Offered

There will be a six session Absolute Beginner Line Dancing class offered from 3:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays in the multi-purpose room of the Creekside building.  The dates will be Sept 10th,17th,24th and Oct 8th,15th and 22nd.  The class will stress the basic count and steps used in line dancing.  The dances taught will be of the beginner level.  If you are interested or want more information, contact Barb Hauver at bhauver@earthlink.net or 910-579-6963.

Oyster Pointe Golf Open

The Oyster Pointe neighborhood golf tournament is being held on Saturday, October 5th starting around noon.  There will be a catered dinner from the Calabash Deli at the Pink Palace from 7:00 till 9:30.  There will be more information to follow. Please let me know clintondunlop@hotmail.com if you are going to be playing and attending the dinner or just attending the dinner.  Please check with any new homeowners in Oyster Pointe to make sure they know about the tournament and have them email me so I can add their email address to my list.

Thanks, Clint

Reminder from Access Committee and Gate Entry to Facilities

From the Access Committee. We are now in the busiest time of the year and would like to remind all property owners entering a facility not to hold the gate open for anyone following them in. Although this might be the polite thing to do we ask that you close the gate and tell them to use their access card to gain entry.  This will keep all non-Sea Trail people and suspended property owners from entering our facilities.

Where Can We Park at the Beach If Our Lot Is Full?

I have had a few emails asking where should they park if our parking lot is filled at the beach. There is free parking as you enter the beach area on the left hand side and there is free parking along Main Street as long as you do not park in front of a driveway. There is also parking for a fee along side the parking lot beside the gazebo parking area.

Jack Phillabaum

STMA President

CLARIFICATION: Use of Access Cards to Enter Beach Parking Lot & Pools

CLARIFICATION:  I want to clear up the confusion over the beach parking lot email blast sent out on Wednesday. What we are trying to do is to eliminate multiple swipes in a row. You cannot enter and then continue to pass your card to cars behind you that have no card. You can leave for any reason and come back at a later time, that will not be a problem. Each owner in Sea Trail is given 2 cards. You can use each card for an entrance of one car for each card. Things have not changed since last summer except we want to stop the multiple swiping in a short period of time that happened several times during Memorial Day weekend. Sorry for the confusion.

Jack Phillabaum, STMA President

This past spring our access committee along with the STMA board came to an agreement that we should improve our parking at the beach and start monitoring visits at our pools. We have done both and it seems to be working so far.

There was some confusion Memorial Day weekend at the pool and at the beach parking lot. Home owners weren’t prepared to sign in at the pool but over the past couple of weeks, everything seems to be going well.

Memorial Day weekend was very crowded at the beach and our parking lot was full most of the time. We did have a few problems with access cards being used more then one time. We had several card holders use their cards 4 to 5 times in a row allowing 4-5 cars in the parking lot under one card. The rules state that each access card be used only one time. With it being used more then once it takes parking spots away from other card owners. So, the committee has decided that if an access card is used more then once, that card will be immediately suspended for 8 days. I know I will get a lot of complaints regarding this but our parking is very limited and we want it to be fair for everyone.

Jack Phillabaum

STMA President


STMA Forms

All of the STMA forms are now available on-line and once completed are submitted electronically.  Forms will no longer be accepted in paper form and hand delivered. This change will help those committees and our administrator who need these forms, to receive and file them in a much more organized manner and therefore be able to retrieve them also more easily when needed.  Please note:  If you do not have a computer at home, there is one in the Jody Hughes Library on the first floor of the MAC building for residents use.

All FORMS can be found by clicking:

  • at the top of any page in the main navigation bar
  • at the bottom of any page under the Quick Links section
  • by typing forms into the Search box at the top right hand corner of any page.

The forms are listed here.  Please click on each so you are aware of their use and guidelines.

  • NEW ACCESS CARD REQUEST FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • LOST ACCESS CARD REPLACEMENT FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • TEMPORARY ACCESS CARD FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • PERMISSION TO USE PROPERTY OWNER’S ACCESS CARD – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • RULES VIOLATION REPORT FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • LONG TERM TENANTS INFORMATION FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form
  • SHORT TERM TENANTS INFORMATION FORM – Click HERE to view and submit this form

Many of you have started to complete these new forms already for room reservations, lost access card and/or permission to use property owner’s access card for the pools.   If you have any questions please email administrator@seatrailma.com

Beach Parking Lot

The Sea Trail Beach Parking Lot is now finished. The Parking Lot had caused many problems due to the lack of organization. Cars were blocked into spaces and could not back out of their spots leading to complaints and unsafe conditions. It is now up to standard zoning and should offer a much better and safer experience for all of our homeowners. We own a lot that is 100×200 and the new lot is similar in design to the Sunset Beach Gazebo parking lot. It has been configured to allow the maximum cars for the land involved.  There are a few rules that we would like everyone to follow to maximize the use of the lot.

  • Parking is restricted to dues paid homeowners of Sea Trail.
  • Parking spots are for single vehicles only – No Trailers
  • Please follow the directions in the lot providing for One Way traffic.
  • All vehicles should angle park with your front tires against the new cement wheel stops.
  • Center your car in the space. This will allow ease of exiting your car without damaging your neighbors car.
  • Parking spaces are limited, use one car for you and your guests whenever possible.

Thank you for your cooperation