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

Absolute Beginner Line Dancing Class Offered

Starting January 21st an Absolute Beginner Line Dancing class will be offered on Tuesday’s from 3:45 until 4:30 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.

January 2020 Bi-Monthly STMA Board Meeting

The bi-monthly STMA Board Meeting was held on Wednesday, January 15.  If you were unable to attend the meeting please review the following documents for information.


STMA Board Special Meeting 10-7-19

STMA Board Organizational Meeting 11-9-19

Committee Reports 1-15-20

Please Note:  The Treasurers Report requires a user ID/password.  Click HERE and scroll down to Finance Committee where you can Click to view the financial information.

GriefShare’s Loss of a Spouse Seminar

We’d like to let you know about our 2-hour Loss of a Spouse seminar. We hope you’ll consider joining us or pass on the information to someone who may benefit from coming. If you have lost a spouse and want to know more about GriefShare, then this one time seminar will help you in your decision to come to our regular GriefShare group.
The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and widowed men and women. They offer helpful insights on these topics:
 What to expect in the days to come
 How to deal with the loneliness
 What to do with your spouse’s belongings
 Why it won’t always hurt this much
 And other practical help for dealing with the challenges of widowhood
Everyone who attends will receive a booklet with over 30 short readings on how to live with grief and eventually rebuild your life.
The Loss of a Spouse seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Registration will be from 1:00 to 1:30 PM. There will be no fee for this seminar.
You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help. If you would like to speak to someone about GriefShare, please call Jim McNeill at (910) 579-2405 or Cell phone at (910)-393-9548.

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:

Thank You!

It is with mixed emotions that after 21 years I am moving residence from Sea Trail.  I’m not going far and will see you at many events, I hope.  I want to Thank my wonderful Sea Trail friends who I have been so lucky to make thru all these years, not only for your friendship but your amazing support thru these last couple of years.  My new address is: 939 Sandpiper Bay Drive (just across the road) and my new email is :   My phone # will be a the same.  Much Love to All of you!!!!!!   Dorrie

Email Scams & Fraud

Have you ever received an email requesting valuable personal, confidential or financial information, threatening legal or financial harm, or from a friend or colleague asking for money?

This is a scam called “Phishing.” Phishing is a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication. Typically carried out by email spoofing or instant messaging, it often directs users to enter personal information at a fake website which matches the look and feel of the legitimate site. Once that information is submitted, your are now compromised. DO NOT “click” on any links or buttons within such an email. Go directly to the source such as a Netflix, Bank Account or other types of online accounts you may have. Also, never REPLY to the email.

For more details go to AARP Scams & Fraud

December New Owners

Please CLICK HERE to find the most current list of new owners moving into Sea Trail.  To find their specific information as to address, email addresses and phone numbers just log in to the Member Directory section of the website.  Please Note:  This information is only available on the member directory once the new owner updates their profile information.  We will continue to update the New Owners information on a monthly basis or as we receive it.  Welcome one and all to Sea Trail!

New to Gardening in the NC Coastal Area?

Take a Day-in-the Yard Course this winter from the Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Brunswick County

The Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer Association of Brunswick County is offering its annual Day-in-the-Yard course in four locations for Brunswick County residents who want to know more about Coastal Carolina gardening. This seven-week series is taught by Master Gardeners and covers Soils and Fertilization, Lawns and Irrigation, Woody Ornamentals and Pruning, Annuals, Bulbs and Perennials, Diseases Insects and Pesticides, Vegetables and Fruits plus Native Plant Landscaping.

Here are the four locations, days and dates:

  1. NC Extension Office Training Room, 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, NCMeets Mondays from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM from February 3 through March 16, 2020.
  2. St James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road, SE, St. James.  Meets Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. from February 4 through March 17, 2020.
  3. Southwest Brunswick Branch County Library, 9400 Ocean Highway West, Carolina Shores. Meets Wednesdays 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM from March 11 through April 22, 2020.
  4. Leland Library, 487 Village Rd., Leland.  Meets Thursdays from 1:00PM to 3:30PM from February 6 through March 19, 2020.

The cost is $85.00 for the seven-week course.  The price includes a copy of Gardening by the Month in Coastal Carolina, a publication of the Extension Master Gardener SM Volunteer Association of Brunswick County.

To register, please contact Gina Britton of the Extension Office at 910 253 2610 between 9 AM and 4 PM weekdays.


Upcoming Events at the VAC/House’s Place Restaurant

Please check all the details for these events on the facebook links for each and add to your 2020 calendar!  “House’s Place” is the new name of the restaurant at the VAC.  These will also be placed individually on the website calendar.
Thursday January 23rd
Trivia Night at House’s Place
Call for cost, menu, and RSVP
Tuesday January 28th
Karaoke and Taco Night at House’s Place
Call for cost and RSVP
Sunday February 2nd
Superbowl Party!
$3.50 Craft beers
February 14th
Houses Place Valentines Day Dinner, 4 course meal
RSVP required
Call for details
Thursday February 20th
Trivia night and Tap Takeover at Houses Place

Reminder: 2020 STMA Dues Invoice

Emailed invoices for the 2020 dues were sent out on December 13 for all properties with a listed email address. Dues for 2020 are $650, and are due on January 1. Payments will be considered late and subject to late fees and interest after January 31. If you’re concerned about someone you know who doesn’t have an email address, no need to worry – those properties without an email address will receive paper invoices by regular mail.

There are a number of owners who are due small refunds for one reason or another. These owners will not receive an emailed or mailed invoice, but instead will receive a mailed statement indicating the amount overpaid and subtracting it from the amount to be paid for 2020. If you should receive one of these statements, please check the bottom of the statement for the amount you owe in 2020.