Kiawah Island Digest January 2019 - Page 6

6 | KIAWAH ISLAND DIGEST KIAWAH COMMUNITY Looking Forward to a New Year on Kiawah As the new year approaches, we naturally reflect on the past year, and look forward to what’s to come in 2019. This year has been a memorable one for KICA and the Kiawah community. KICA completed the renovation of The Sandcastle pool, fitness center and meeting spaces, elevating the amenities to a level consistent with the resort and club. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort broke ground on their immense reinvestment projects in West Beach. Timbers Kiawah opened in November. The community gathered on holidays and at special events to celebrate and create Kiawah Island memories. KICA made headway on Digest Contributors Virginia Chapel - Member Volunteer Bill Hindman - Member Volunteer Shauneen Hutchinson - Member Volunteer Sue Schaffer - Feature reporter Deb Stewart - Member Volunteer infrastructure repairs, drainage improvements and the island-wide signage update project. In 2019, the association will continue to address the business of island maintenance, infrastructure improvements, security and member recreation. Board priorities will be guided by a survey of the membership to take place in the first few months of the year, which will be developed from feedback gathered at three recent successful Community Engagement Sessions. An effort is already underway to incorporate the findings of the town sponsored sea level rise report into KICA’s long- term infrastructure planning. Much more is in the works, and as progress is made, we will communicate along the way. Your Kiawah investment is our mission to protect and preserve. We wish you all the best in the new year! Jimmy Bailey KICA Chief Operating Officer Staff Production Team Emily Jenkins - Communications/editor Leah Burris - Communications accurately and effectively communicate information to the membership in a balanced and constructive manner. Statement of Editorial Policy KICA will endeavor to report significant island news as well as informational topics, programs and events of interest to its members. KICA may from time to time publish editorials in support Digest Mission Statement Kiawah Island Digest is an official communications tool of of its strategic objectives. Member suggestions on content should be submitted by email to the Kiawah Island Community Association. Its mission is to