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.