Village Activity Center (VAC) Access for STMA Members

As of February 15, all Master Association members in good standing will be able to access the facilities of the Village Activity Center (VAC).  These include indoor and outdoor pools, meeting rooms, Tiki Bar and their restaurant, House’s Place.

In order to take advantage of these facilities, you must document your status as a STMA member and fill out their required forms.  This can be done the first time you go however, in order to save time, it is better to pre-register using this link, This link will also be available on our website.

After pre-registering online, you will need to bring your STMA access card and driver’s license the next time your go to the VAC.  At that time they will take your picture for their records.  In addition, you will soon be able to reserve the VAC meeting rooms on the STMA website as you do for our other facilities.

Access to these facilities is limited to STMA members, their families and guests.  Renters can only use the facilities if they purchase a VAC membership directly from them.  Daily, weekly and monthly memberships are available.

Jack Phillabaum, STMA President

STMGA Sponsored Annual St. Patrick’s Day Tournament

DATE:  Tuesday, March 17th

TIME:  9:00 Shotgun


  • Maples
  • The tournament will be followed by a traditional St. Patrick’s Day Buffet at Magnolias Starting @1:30pm


  • PYOT SCRAMBLE (Play from your usual Tee)
  • (3) FLIGHTS: Men, Women & Couples

OPEN TO:  Members of STMGA, STLGA, Lady 9’ers, Duffers & Sea Trail Residents


  • $22.00 for golf & buffet (tax &tip included) *
  • $19.00 for buffet only (tax & tip included)
  • $3.00 for Golf Only *
  • * Does NOT include Sea Trail Golf Fees
  • PREPAYMENT PLEASE – Please make checks payable to STMGA and deposit them in the STMGA lockbox which is in the computer room at the Jones/Byrd Clubhouse
  • Please indicate on your check that the payment is for the St Patrick’s Day Tournament

HOW TO SIGN-UP:  The signup sheet is posted on the STMGA bulletin board at the J/B

  • Single players will be paired with other singles.

DEADLINE:  12 noon, Friday March 13th (NO EXCEPTIONS)

CHAIRMEN:  John Olson, STMGA Tournament Chairman & Cliff Dahlen, St. Patricks Tournament Chairman

President’s Message – Use of Village Activity Center (VAC)

Good morning Sea Trail. Your Sea Trail Master Association Board has been very busy over the past several months and has some very good and exciting news.

Over the past few years, it has become apparent to the Master Association Board and to many of our members that we need to expand our amenities to accommodate our growing population.  The Long Range Planning Committee has been working on this issue for approximately five years and have made excellent recommendations regarding ways to expand our facilities.  However, both cost and finding an appropriate place for new or expanded facilities are a problem.  The Board has begun to address the cost issue by establishing a future expansion fund but expectations are that it will take several years at least before we can finance a new facility.  In the meantime, a drive around Sea Trail demonstrates the need for additional space, given the large number of homes that are being built.

After much discussion, the Board has come up with an excellent temporary solution to this problem.  Effective February 15th, all Sea Trail Master Association members in good standing will have access to the facilities at the Village Activity Center(VAC), both indoor and outdoor pools and several meeting rooms.  Not only will this give our members access to this excellent facility, but it will relieve the congestion in our pools during the summer months and give those looking for meeting and party rooms an additional option. In addition, it will give us additional time to plan for and finance the expansion of our amenities.

Final details are currently being worked out and will be forwarded to you as soon as they are finalized.  Those members who have purchased VAC memberships will get prorated refunds upon completion of this agreement.  The Board looks upon this as a welcome short term solution to the long term problem of expanding our amenities.

Jack Phillabaum, STMA President

Absolute Beginner Line Dancing Class: Time Change

The Absolute Beginner Line Dancing class will be offered on Tuesday’s from 3:30 until 4:15 PM in the multi purpose room of the Creekside Building. The class will emphasize the basic steps and counts that are used in line dancing. Several beginner line dances will be taught. Any questions contact Barb Hauver 579-6963.



The ALS Soup and Salad Benefit

The ALS Soup and Salad Benefit will be held on February 26th at the Pink Palace starting at 6:00 pm. A minimum donation of $15.00 is payable at the door. All proceeds go directly to the Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter of ALS in North Carolina. This is our 7th year and our team has raised over $40,000 to help find a cure for ALS. Soup, Salad, and Desserts will be sampled from our wonderful Sea Trail Cooks and prizes will be awarded to the best soup and salad. A 50/50 drawing will also be drawn. Additional volunteers are needed, so if you have a favorite soup or salad please call Anita Clark at 575-1049 and I will answer any questions you might have. Thank You!

Sea Horse Book Club

Join the Sea Horse Book Club on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 in the Pink Palace to discuss; February’s read of The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.  In March it will be The Giver of Starts by Jojo Mayes.  For further information or any questions, contact Joyce Hellmann at

New Year’s Resolution to Exercise More?

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and exercise more, then the multiple exercise classes offered at the Creekside multi-purpose room and the VAC may just be what you are looking for to get you going in 2020!  There are lots of variety, skill levels, instructors and on land and in the water.  Plus within our clubs activities page check out biking, bowling, line dancing, pickleball, tai chi and tennis.  All great ways to get up, out and moving!  Click on a the links below for all the information you will need!

Click HERE for the STMA Clubs Activities page

Click HERE for the STMA Exercise Class Schedule

Yoga is no longer offered at Sea Trail but there are multiple venues close by that offer various levels of yoga.  Click on the links below for a class for you:

New Fitness Class at Creekside on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm

A new Fitness Class is starting at Creekside, Wednesday, December 11 at 3:30 pm.  This class will be held every Wednesday and is open to men and women, all levels especially beginners or people returning to fitness.  This class will focus on balance, stretching, building strength and flexibility. Exercise has been proven to boost our immune system, improve mental acuity, increase joint function, maintain weight, improve all around quality of life by staying active. Cost is $6.  Any questions contact Anthony Merrill at