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

From the Finance Committee (Annual Dues)

Due to the overwhelming volume of checks being received this past week, the finance committee has extended the date when late fees will be applied to all outstanding 2020 dues and mowing fees to Wednesday, February 19, 2020. All accounts with an outstanding 2020 balance on that date will have a $50 late fee applied to that account. All accounts still outstanding on March 1, 2020 will have a 1% interest charge applied monthly until the account is paid in full. If you have any questions, please contact Debra Bordeaux at

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

How Do I Submit Info to the Newsletter for Publication to the Website?

To submit information to the STMA website Newsletter please follow these guidelines:

  1. Send to email address ONLY. No requests will be accepted to personal emails or STMA board members.
  2. Make sure all information is accurate. No editing will be done.
  3. If you want to send a flyer/poster, please send as a Word document or PDF file only.
  4. If you only send your information in a flyer or poster without a short blurb to highlight the content please note ONLY a link to the flyer/poster will be published. However, we would recommend a short statement or blurb to draw people into your information in addition to the flyer/poster.
  5. Your information will be published typically in 1-2 business days so plan accordingly and do not wait until the last minute to send a Newsletter submission.
  6. If you want us to re-post your information, please give us the specific date you want it re-posted when you submit your original request.
  7. Due to time restraints, we do not reply back to let you know your information has been posted. Please check the website for the posting.
  8. If the posting is date specific, it is auto deleted the day after. Others may remain longer determined by content.

If you have any questions, please email us at We are glad to help!

Reporting a Violation of the Rules: Must Use NEW Form

The Rules Committee has again asked me to remind residents that if you need to report a violation of the Rules, please use the NEW form which is listed on our website under the category FORMS. They will not be accepting any reports brought to Debra’s office any longer. The new violation report is easy to complete and when submitted, the form goes to Debra and also to the Rules Committee. The committee members will not be accepting any correspondence to either their personal emails or their phones. All correspondence is to be sent to the following email:

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

Observe Speed Limits

Please observe the speed limits within Sea Trail.  We have been told by Sunset Beach police that they will be strict in upholding the speed limits. Please keep a watch out for bikers, walkers and runners on the roads and be observant of the speed limits.