Landlovers News

Courtesy of Landings Landlovers

Landlovers News

Landlovers was established in 1974 and is the oldest organization on the island. Its purpose is to promote fellowship through social and cultural activities while working toward the continued improvement of community life in The Landings through its philanthropic efforts. The proceeds from the group’s six major fundraisers are given in grants to worthwhile projects and programs sponsored by on-island organizations. It also includes scholarships for The Landings Association and Landings Company employees, their spouses, and dependent children to assist with expenses for post-high school education and community service merit awards for high school seniors.

Since its inception, Landlovers has given away $1.3 million. In celebrating our 45th year, please consider joining, becoming a sponsor, or supporting our fundraising efforts! Landlovers is open to all Landings residents. To learn more about our activities and fundraisers, visit Landingslandlovers.com/happenings. Our newsletter comes out on the 20th of every month and lists all the upcoming activities. To participate in any Landlovers activity, you must be a Landlovers member. For all activities held in a Landings Club, you must follow The Landings Club non-member usage policy. For more information, contact Landlovers Membership Chair Lynn Stephens (Landloversmembership@gmail.com or 912-228-5383).

Photo Club Exhibit (please note date change) - Photography Club proudly will showcase its members’ best work at its Second Annual Photography Exhibition at the office of Wells Fargo - The Private Bank (6 Village Walk across from Four Seasons Travel). The three-day exhibit runs from Wednesday, May 1 through Friday, May 3. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Come view a variety of perspectives of our island and the world. For more information, visit landloversphotoclub.wordpress.com.

Landlovers Closing Event Social

May 14 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Plantation Ballroom, join us for an evening under the stars as we drink, dine, and dance the night away with DJ Jeff Karr. The cost for this event is $49.50 per person and includes a member/cash bar. Spring Cocktail Attire -- Cocktail dresses for women and sport coat (tie optional) for men. Reservations will be accepted through May 6. The non-refundable cancellation date is May 6. To register and pay for the event, please visit landingslandlovers.com or landloversevents.eventsmart.com/events/landlovers-spring-social/. When you register, we can assign you to a table, or you can register and list the people sitting at your table of 10. For more information, contact Nancy Synder (nado70@aol.com or 508-733-5069) or Debby Stark (debbystark@hotmail.com or 320-766-6221).

Grandkids Equipment

Landlovers members have cribs, highchairs, toys, car seats, etc. and are willing to lend these items. If you need supplies, visit the Landlovers’ website (landingslandlovers.com/happenings). Click on Grandkids Equipment and follow the instructions to see the list. Please Note: To keep our list current, please let Cathy Lynn know of any additions, deletions, or changes. For more information, contact Cathy Lynn (cobrienlynn@yahoo.com or 598-0745).

Social Singles

Are you a Landlovers member who is widowed, divorced, or single? Come join us for a new social life, where you can come alone and feel comfortable and welcomed each time we get together. We always have fun, good food, and meet great friends! Whether at a member’s home or a downtown bistro, we take our laughter and good spirits along for the ride. Don’t be lonely; we’ve all been there. If you are interested, but not on our membership list yet, please contact Barbara Meyer (912-355-4673 or bpmeyer63@yahoo.com) to be added.

Kayak Club

Come join us as we paddle rivers and creeks in South Carolina and Georgia, including Ebenezer Creek, Ohoopee River, and New River. Next, we are setting our sights on paddling in the St. Simons and Jacksonville area. We encourage you to visit our Facebook page (Landings Landlovers Kayak Club) to see pictures of our other paddling adventures. If you are not a member of the Landlovers Kayak Club yet, email Tara Packer (tarapacker977@gmail.com) so she can add you to the mailing list and keep you informed about upcoming paddles in the area.

Second Harvest

Established in 1981 in Savannah, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer driven nonprofit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk of hunger throughout Southern Georgia. Four times a year, Landlovers Community Service gets together on a Friday morning to provide the volunteer labor to pack boxes for needy families at our local food bank. The next packing date is Friday, May 24. No skill is required, just a caring heart. Sign up starts immediately until the meeting date. All are welcomed, but participants must be members of Landlovers. We will meet at 8:15 a.m. in the Methodist Church parking lot to carpool to the food bank’s volunteer center. Email Rebecca Walling (llcommservice@gmail.com) with questions or to volunteer.

Share Your Vacation with Those in Need

Are you traveling this Memorial Day holiday and staying at a hotel? If you have any unused personal-sized soaps, shampoos, or lotions, please bring them back to Savannah. (No mouthwash, please.) We will take them to various charities in Savannah. This month we will be taking them to Social Apostolate. The organization works with poor, homeless, disabled, and at- risk people in many different ways, including providing showers for those in need. Our next collection dates are May 1-7. Dropoff will be at The Landings Company’s Welcome Center (1 Landings Way North). If you have any questions, email llcommservice@gmail.com or call Carol Stiles (349-9977) or Sue Souls (713-502-6094).

Skidaway Servers

A group of Landings residents called the Skidaway Servers has taken on the responsibility of providing a meal for 30 people. Their goal is to provide meals for The Ronald McDonald House every Friday during the year. Usually three couples per week provide the meal and often go out to dinner afterwards. If you are interested in participating, please partner with two other couples to help with this cause, and email Suzanne Thomas (rkssthomas@aol.com).