Membership in the Sea Pines Men´s Club is open to any men who are residents of or property owners in Sea Pines. The Club´s purpose is simply to provide opportunities for friendship and fellowship among neighbors.
The Club was founded to provide a venue for meeting property owners and enjoying camaraderie and an opportunity to participate in regularly scheduled activities and planned events during the course of each year as a group:
  • Scheduled activities - cards, walking, biking, kayaking, books and Friday breakfast get-togethers.
  • Planned events, which consist of spring and fall luncheons, day trips, Christmas party, Super Bowl party, Valentine's Day celebration, St. Patrick's Day soiree, dinners and picnics to name just some.
Our by-laws are simple, dues more than reasonable. Demands on one's time depend on the member's level of interest. We average between 140 to 150 members, with lively participation in activities and events. This site provides details on joining, participation, officers and chairs, activities and events. Look over our programs and give us a call if you're interested.
How to Become a Member
  • Contact any member, chairman or officer
  • Provide your name, address, phone number and e-mail address
  • Include cash or check for 1st year dues ($15.00)
That's it! You will be added to our e-mail list, begin receiving regular communications, and ready to participate in any ways you see fit. A Men's Club name tag will be prepared for you and you will be included in the next publication of the directory.
What Is Expected of Members
  • Pay dues yearly on time;
  • Make an effort to participate in our 2 luncheons (Spring & Fall);
  • Join an activity group that appeals to you;
  • Make an effort to attend club events (parties, trips, seasonal get-togethers - keep an eye on your e-mail for notification of upcoming events);
  • Help us secure new members when the opportunity arises;
  • Help us with activities and events when called upon if you can;
  • And most important, ENJOY THE FELLOWSHIP!!!
Sea Pines Men's Club History
In the fall of 1999 Paul Grier and John Fraser, President of Community Services Associates (CSA), met to discuss how to utilize the new Sea Pines Community Center. The Sea Pines Women's Club had been organized and was off and running so it was felt that the men should also have a club. Grier had been an officer in a Men's Club in Wyckoff, New Jersey and suggested we adopt a similar format for Sea Pines. He contacted Joanne Santos and Jacqueline Carbiener who had organized the Women's group to get details on the club had been set up.
On March 8, 2000, the first planning and organization meeting was held with Tom Hall, Dan Olenchuck, Russ Lamperman, Joe Eagers, and Paul Grier. On March 21st a kick off for membership was held, and in the following weeks 40 new members signed up.
The first social was a wine tasting at the Community Center arranged by Frank Cascio. After six months of working with CSA and the cable company, service for the Big Screen TV was available at the Community Center and a Super Bowl Party was held in January 2001.
Interest Groups
Men's Club members have a variety of interests and have organized themselves appropriately to take advantage of neighborhood opportunities. Activities occur all during the year, but please note that a number of these gatherings take a summer "vacation" from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Call or e-mail the contact person(s) listed below to get up-to-date information on scheduling, locations, etc.
GroupContactPhone/E-mailDescription
BikingJay Finch671-3671
rjfinch.finch@gmail.com
Wednesdays at 9:30AM behind Sea Pines Ctr.
Generally done by about 11:30
History Book ClubBob Albertini363-2625
docbob@albertini.net
Non-fiction history meets monthly
Location varies among readers' homes
Breakfast GroupOpen---Every Friday at 8:45AM
Kenny B's Restaurant in Circle Ctr., Pope Ave.
Bridge Group (Co-Ed)Jim Montag
671-4621
hhmontags@gmail.com
Monday 7-9 PM, Sea Pines Center
Party Style Bridge
Open game - all skill levels
CardsBob Albertini363-2325
docbob@albertini.net
Low Stakes Poker twice per month
Location rotates among members' homes
KayakingTom Hennessey671-5731
thennessey@hargray.com
Thursdays (time dependent upon tide)
Various locations within an hour's drive

SPMC Officers & Responsibilities
PresidentDavid Leininger363-6161david@leiningers.com
Vice PresidentFred Neary363-4050fneary1@gmail.com
TreasurerJohn Farrenkopf363-5118bigmann8367@aol.com
Membership SecretaryLee Lopez363-2347leecarollopez@gmail.com
Communications/Computer ChairBob Rathke671-5023rrathke@rathke.com

Sea Pines Men's Club
P O Box 3017
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Copyright SPMC December 22, 2013