Top Island in the U.S. : Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Based on 800,000 readers, Condé Nast Traveler has chosen Hilton Head Island as the No. 1 Island in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year. Read more about what makes the Lowcountry the place to be here! In addition to this great honor, the Savannah/ Hilton Head International Airport was named the top airport in the U.S. for the second year in a row. Thank you to everyone involved!

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Employee Spotlight

Andrea Martenson Andrea is one of the newest members on our team. She serves as our first Membership Coordinator, a new position replacing the Communications Coordinator. In this role, her primary responsibilities are welcoming new owners to the community, and helping them get acclimated with everyday life in Shipyard. She also coordinates communication efforts through Eblasts, the website, and print material for all members. And what a great personality she has for it! So if you see her around, please take a moment to say hello. Andrea is originally from New Jersey, and moved to the Lowcountry in 2012. She …

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Hilton Head Best US Islands in 2021

America has weighed in again: Hilton Head Island is one of the top islands in the world, according to a poll of Condé Nast Traveler readers. Hilton Head was ranked as the best island in the United States during the travel magazine’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. The results were released Tuesday. This is the fifth consecutive year that Hilton Head has topped the list of best U.S. islands in Condé Nast’s poll. Read more at: https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/article254771057.html#storylink=cpy

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From the Desk of the GM

As we move into the fall months and hurricane season, I wanted to make you all aware thatMeredith Elmore has been promoted to Assistant General Manager. She has completed 24 years ofservice to Shipyard, earned her Doctorate in Management/Organizational Theory, and achieved aCAI property manager designation. Over these 24 years, she has taken on every task we have sent herway from Beach Club operations to communications efforts, human resources, and oversight of officeoperations. Her service has been invaluable, and I know you will congratulate her as we have for herexcellent work. We are all working diligently on the budget for …

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Nature Notes

JOANNE VOULELIS, LOWCOUNTRY MASTER NATURALIST, COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM: What Happens to Animals During a Hurricane?While humans rely on weather reports to forecast an impending hurricane, many animals can sense a storm well inadvance and get out of harm’s way. Changes in barometric pressure, for instance, are warning signs for birds, sharks and some other species to quickly seek safety. But where do they go?Many marine animals such as whales, dolphins, sharks and manatees will swim into deeper water to find refuge, but this is no guarantee. Sea turtles are adept at navigating waters during severe storms, but high surf can …

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Owner Updates

Owner Updates Important Reminders from the Welcome Center • WELCOME CENTER HOURS – Effective May 3rd, normal business hours resumed in the Welcome Center from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday and 8am-noon on weekends. For your convenience, we also have a new drop box on the front porch. Feel free to drop locker and Beach Club payments etc. off there anytime. Should you require a receipt, just make a notation on your remittance and we will email/mail you one promptly. • BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR – Respecting Private Property – There have been several complaints regarding use of private property over …

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Employee Spotlight

Malcolm Madison is another “Comeback Kid”, as this is his second time working on the Shipyard security team. He came back as a gate officer in spring 2020, and quickly worked his way back up into a patrol role. Madison is from Alma, GA and currently resides in Savannah. He has a wonderful son who is graduating from high school this month, so he is a very proud dad at the moment. He enjoys wrestling and reading, especially about American history, in his spare time. He also enjoys mentoring youth via a program that he has been involved with for …

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