Board of Directors

 Frank D'Amato, President

 Dick Baughman, Vice President

 John Bartha, Secretary

 Brian Kramer, Treasurer

Debbie Moeller, Director

 (703) 307-5189

 Mitzi Carley - Kuester Management

Vince Franco - Web Site Manager  
Alex Herndon - Buildings Manager  

Board Meetings
Fourth Thursday of each Month
Meeting 3:00 p.m.
Resident's club house
(subject to change)

All board meetings are open
to the community

Click for
Board Meeting Minutes

BOD Meeting Schedule for 2018

January – Thursday 25th

February – Thursday 15th
 homeowners prep meeting
February – Thursday 27th
Check in 4:00 pm

March – Thursday 22nd

April – Thursday 26th

May – Thursday 24th

June – Thursday 28th

July – Thursday 26th

August – Thursday 23rd

September – Thursday 27th

October – Thursday 25th
Final budget meeting

November – Thursday 29th

December – Thursday 20th 9:00am

Monthly Financial Report

Activity Contacts

Book Exchange
Veronica Bucello 843-237-7334

Bridge (Ladies)
 Mary Grace Robic 843-237-8745

 Karen Vander Schaaf 843-237-8150

 Pat Shriver 843-237-2678

Golf-18 holes (Men)
John McLaughlin 843-235-8532

Golf-9 holes Gold Tees (Men)
Vince Franco 843-237-9190

  Golf-18 holes (Women)
   Carolyn Pacella 843-237-7799

 Golf-9 holes (Women)
  Suzanne Edone
Mah Jongg
Hand, Foot & Elbow
  Darlene  Dodson

Meals on Wheels  
Claudia Krauth 843-237-7544

Men's Cards (Wed)  
Charlie Malara 843-235-9344

Men's Cards (Thurs)
Phil  Ribaudo 843-235-9848

  Mexican Train  
  Vicki Wythe  614-562-0005 and

  Kathy Berko  203-848-4060

Loretta Espey 843-235-3518

Celise McLaughlin 843-235-8532

Bill Renault 843-235-3566

Pickle Ball
Joanne Kendall 843-237-1228

Sunday Golf

Darlene  Dodson

 Telephone Directory

  Keith Hoile (843) 314-9330
 Tennis (Men)-
  Phil Ribaudo 843-235-9848

Tennis (Women)
Monique Philips 843-237-0494
Vince Franco 843-237-9190

Walk & Talk
Joanne Stewart 843-237-1305

  Water Aerobics
  Pat Shriver   843-237-2678

Winey Wednesdays
Monique Philips 843-237-0494

Fall/Winter 2017 Newsletter

We will be in the pool every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 9 am to 10 am.
(weather permitting)

Our enthusiastic leaders,
Dee Ely and Monique Philips,
extend an invitation to join them.

Bring your noodle!

President POA Frank D'Amato
Clubhouse Paul Hayes
Covenants  Jeanette Renault
ARB Vince Civitarese
 Grounds  Alex Heardon
[Emergencies Only)

Litchfield Beautification Foundation
Click to go to LBC Home Page

 Open Bible Study for Ladies

Mondays 10:00 AM to Noon at the Pool House Contact Loretta Espey for information

Bridge News

By Danny Phillips

The players in the Marathon Bridge here at the Tradition are continuing to turn in very good scores. The players meet new and interesting people who enjoy cards. All levels are welcome. Last year's winners have to be on the lookout for some tough play by those trying to post the best scores this year. Best of all everyone has fun. All of this culminates in a presentation at the awards event in June. Anyone who would like to participate in this event next year give Danny Phillips a call at 235-9338 for more information.

Interested in Marathon Bridge?

Please contact
Danny Phillips at
or call 235-9338.  The Marathon Is a very interesting way to meet your neighbors and play bridge. We are trying to find more couples who would give the Marathon a try.  Call for more information. 

Danny Phillips

WELCOME to the Tradition Community Website. This site is produced by and for Tradition homeowners.  It is just one of the ways we communicate with our residents. We also publish a newsletter two times a year beautifully edited by Celise McLaughlin.  Email messages are sent to homeowners as required to quickly alert them of board announcements, upcoming events, and other items of interest.  

Tradition homeowners should ensure we have their email address so they are on the mailing list. Contact a board member or send a note to Vince Franco at

There are many links on this page.  The links above in the header will take you to the Newsletter and the Golf Leagues. Links below will allow you to access important community documents and community activities.

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ARB Application

Fines Schedule

The Board of Directors and the Management Company as well as our Attorney have approved the Fine Schedule, November 2012.

Fines for Violation of ARB Rules and Regulations 

Any and all work approved by the ARB shall require an Owner to obtain, as applicable, the appropriate governmental permit and provide proof of said permit to the ARB.  If an Owner undertakes work that has been approved by the ARB without obtaining a governmental permit then that Owner shall be subject to following:

 1. First Offense.  A fine of $25.00.

 2. Second Offense.  A fine of $100.00.

If an Owner commences any work or causes any work to commence that is deemed to be in violation of the Declaration, Bylaws or ARB rules or regulations then the Owner shall be subject to a $100.00 fine plus the cost required for any corrective action.

Fines for Violations of Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions

Prior to the imposition of any fine, the Board or its delegate shall serve the Owner with written notice describing the alleged violation, the penalty to be imposed and a request for corrective action. If the Owner does not take action to correct the violation then a second follow-up written notice with the same content, as the first notice shall be served upon the Owner. If the Owner does not respond to the previous notices then a third written notice letter shall be served by the Property Management Company (Kuester) to the Owner setting forth the alleged violation, the fine to be imposed and the requirement that the Owner take action to correct the violation.  If the Owner does not adhere to the terms set forth in the notification by Kuester then that Owner shall be subject to the following:

1. $50.00 fine upon non-compliance with Kuester notification.

2. $100.00 monthly fine (after the initial $50.00 fine) that shall accrue plus costs, including reasonable attorney fees, until the Owner becomes compliant.


An Owner shall have the right to appeal fines levied directly to the Board of Directors at a regularly scheduled board meeting.   It is expressly stated that the appeals process shall be limited to fines and shall not be available for the imposition of liens as a result of an Owner’s delinquency or nonpayment of assessments set forth in the Declaration. 


Second Tuesday
Covenants Meeting 7:00 p.m.

First Wednesday
Mexican Train 7:00 pm

Third Thursday
A.R.B. Meeting 7:00 p.m.


Covenants Meeting 7:00 p.m.

First Wednesday
Mexican Train 7:00 pm

Third Wednesday
A.R.B. Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Fourth Thursday
B.O.D. Meeting 3:00 p.m.

All board meetings are open to the community

Board Meetings

All board meetings are
open to the community

Monthly Meetings start
at 3:00 PM at the pool house

BOD Meeting Schedule
for 2013

January – Thursday 24th
February – Thursday 12th
(homeowners prep meeting)

February – Tuesday 19th
Annual Meeting 6:00 pm

March – Thursday 28th
April – Thursday 25th
May – Thursday 23rd
June – Thursday 27th
July – Thursday 25th
August – Thursday 22nd
September – Thursday 26th
October – Thursday 24th
November – Thursday 21st
December – Tuesday 19th

All BOD meetings scheduled for 3:00 pm. at the Pool House

If you have an irrigation system that uses a pump to deliver water, MAKE SURE you drain the water completely from the pump to prevent freezing and cracking of the casing. This is done by removing the plug on the Bottom and the TOP of the pump.  Be careful when removing these plugs.  Ensure the electricity is off to the pump and the pressure has been released. 

If you have questions, need assistance or have any problems with doing this, give Howard Krauth (237-7544) a call.  He will be glad to help you.



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Litchfield by the Sea Georgetown Chronicle Corridor Beautification Suggested Vendors

Suggested Vendors  -March 2016

Air Conditioning/Heating

SR Air Conditioning - Andy, 843-237-5305

Appliance Repair (Large & Small)

David Gerthung 843-503-5898

Paul Bleier 843-995-3837

Auto Body Repair

Paul Hansmeyer, 843-241-8789

Carpet Cleaning

Clear Water Carpet Cleaning

Ethan Siekierski, 843-742-1774

Concrete Work

Coastal Asphalt, 843-397-7325


Hamilton Electric, (Pawleys Is) 843-237-8885

Jim Wright, 843-215-4650; cell 843-458-1574

Fire & Water Damage Restoration

A&I, 843-353-4296

FSA, 843-626-7391

Garage Door (Installation, Service, Openers)

Carolina Garage Door, 843-663-4600.

Service call, $68 + parts

Overhead Door, 843-448-9124.

Service call, $98 + parts

    Atlantic Garage Door Repair Services, 

    Jim Cervenka @ (843) 793-8118

Gas Fireplace Maintenance

H & S Oil, Georgetown, 843-546-9020

Mike’s Mechanical, 843-357-9833

Handyman (All-around work)

Tom Billings, 215-779-3963

(plumbing/electrical/wood/mailbox repair)

Tom Dalton, 843-235-8295/843-240-2627

(repairs/paint/carpentry/remodel/pressure wash)

Home Remodeling, Construction, Repairs

Bartha Remodel, 843-545-6027; Mobile 843-461-5231

Bobby Struck Construction, cell 843-458-9704

    John Tarvis, Home Improvements – 843-455-5814
    Americo Oliveira at BR Brick Pavers, Concrete, Tile,    Painting   and of Master Homes Kitchens - Kitchen    Remodeling. -       843-385-1599, email:

Lawn Service

Brett Atkins, 843-602-3029

Pritchett Lawn Service, 843-340-0126

Ronald’s Lawn Service, 843-545-1749; 843-344-2868


Size: 10 7/8 H x 8 1/2 W x 20 1/4 L. Color: Black

Post paint: Sherwin Williams

Full replacement w/post:

Tom Billings (resident) 215-779-3963

John K, Sign-It-Quick, 843-293-9855


Steve Coats, 843-333-0305

Jernie’s Painting & Staining, 843-283-2779


DS Plumbing (Pawleys Is), 843-979-9977

Hamilton Plumbing, 843-237-8885

Bill Roesing, 843-238-4624

Pressure Washing

Grand Strand Pressure Cleaning-

Al Seno, 843-650-5078

Pressure Washing - Nick Strumke, 843-655-5470

Quality Pressure Cleaning - Ed McDonald

843- 458-4419

Roof Cleaning

Minton Braddy, 843-385-8500

Ryan Wright, 843-240-4830

Roof Repair -
Mitch Anderson, 843-546-3330 (evenings)

Siding - Contract Exteriors, 843-222-3574;


Sprinkler Service

Wylie’s Sprinkler Service, 843-448-4016

Tree Trimming/Removal

Right On Time – Robert Ahlborn, 843-360-2809

Acorn Tree Experts, Ed Perron, 843-655-1444

Georgetown Tree Svc, Peter Stevens 843-240-4514

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All BOD meetings scheduled for
3:00 pm. at the Pool House
except where noted.

Monthly Finances




February 17, 2015


Pursuant to call, an annual meeting preparatory meeting of the Board of Directors of Tradition at Willbrook Plantation POA, Inc., was held on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at 10:00 am at the Owner’s Clubhouse.

I. Opening of the Meeting

 Present were Board Members:

Frank D’Amato, President
Thomas Ellison, Vice President
John Bartha, Secretary
Arthur Voltaire, Treasurer
Merry Cotton, Director

Also present were Susan Neighbors and Phil McLeod from Kuester Management Group.  Mr. McLeod served as Recording Secretary.

A quorum was established and President Frank D’Amato called the meeting to order at 10:07 a.m.

II. Open Forum for Homeowners – No owners were present.

III. Approval of January 22, 2015, Board of Director Meeting Minutes

Upon a motion by Mr. Bartha, seconded by Mr. Ellison and unanimously accepted, the minutes for the January 22, 2015, meeting of the Board of Directors were approved as submitted.

Motion Passed

IV. Kuester Financial Report

Upon a motion by Mrs. Cotton, seconded by Mr. Ellison, and unanimously accepted, the Financials for January 31, 2015, were approved as submitted.

Motion Passed

V. Officers for 2015
a. The Board of Directors discussed the officer positions for the 2015 year.

VI. New Business

A. Seal Coating – Mr. D’Amato presented a briefing on the 2015 seal coating project.

B. March Newsletter and Phonebook – Mr. D’Amato briefed the directors on the newsletter and phonebook accounting based on an e-mail received from Mr. Bill Renault.

C. GE Warranty – The Board of Directors agreed to accept the three year GE service contract for $188.00.

D. Camera and Signs – Mr. D’Amato advised that the cameras had been removed due to insurance concerns.

E. Golf Course Sale – Mr. D’Amato advised that the golf course is zoned for a golf course only and any change to that would require a zoning change.

F. Pergola – Mr. Billings will start the pergola when the weather improves.  Mr. D’Amato advised that he thought the pergola should have a metal roof to match the future clubhouse roof.  The directors agreed.

VII. Dry Run for Annual Meeting

A. Mr. D’Amato briefed the directors on the annual meeting slide show.

VIII. Next Meeting

A. The next meeting will be the annual members meeting scheduled for Tuesday February 24 at 4:30 pm.  The next meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday March 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm.

IX. Adjournment

Upon a motion by Mr. Voltaire, seconded by Mrs. Cotton and unanimously approved, the meeting was adjourned at 11:17 a.m.


       Phil McLeod
      Recording Secretary


_____________________    ____________________

Frank D’Amato, President    Date Approved and Signed



FEBRUARY 24, 2015



Association Manager, Phil McLeod called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m.


Present at the meeting were:

Frank D’Amato
Thomas Ellison
John Bartha
Merry Cotton
Arthur Voltaire

It was determined that a quorum was present.

Phil McLeod, Community Association Manager served as Recording Secretary for the meeting.


Phil McLeod informed the Board the purpose of the meeting was to establish officers for the new Board.


Upon a motion by Mr. Voltaire, seconded by Mr. Bartha and unanimously accepted, the following slate of officers was approved for 2015:

President Frank D’Amato
Vice-President Thomas Ellison
Secretary John Bartha
Treasurer Arthur Voltaire
Director Merry Cotton

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:45 p.m.

_____________________________  __________________________

Frank D’Amato, President   Date Accepted and Signed



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