Long Range Planning Committee

Long Range Planning and Development Committee:
This Committee shall be responsible for developing and recommending to the Board long range goals and strategic plans through study and analysis of current and anticipated future growth and needs.

Time Commitment:
The committee meets once per month for approximately three hours. In addition, subcommittee assignments may require an additional three to four hours per month.

Elections Committee

Elections Committee:
Prior to the Annual Meeting of Property Owners, an Elections Committee of no fewer than three (3) members consisting of Property Owners in Good Standing or spouses or Declared Domestic Partners of such Property Owners, or holders of an equitable or beneficial interest in Property owned by an Entity that is a Property Owner in Good Standing, who are not on the Board or Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the President subject to the approval of the Board to verify and certify the validity of ballots cast and tabulations of votes cast for elections or on any other matter voted on at such meeting or ballots in any Referendum. The Elections Committee shall report its findings to the Secretary as soon as practical following a Referendum or the Annual Meeting or special meeting at which a vote is taken. The Elections Committee shall also be charged with the authority and responsibility to approve the Annual Meeting minutes. The term of the Elections Committee shall expire upon appointment of its successor.

Time Commitment:
The time commitment for the Elections Committee consists of an organizational meeting in January, followed by working several hours a week for approximately four weeks tallying votes in preparation for the Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting, Election Committee volunteers assist in providing replacement and substitute proxy cards to Property Owners who have not voted or desire to change their votes. In addition, this committee may be called upon to assist in other elections as necessary during the year. These duties would involve counting referendum ballot votes for several hours a week for approximately three weeks.

Dolphins Strand Feeding

Dolphins sometimes work together during feeding. They use a variety of cooperative methods to entrap their prey.

Seabrook is one of the few places in the world where they perform a technique called strand feeding.

From the National Wildlife Federation:

In the salt marshes of the southeastern United States, bottlenose dolphins use a wide variety of foraging behaviors. They frequently follow shrimp trawlers, diving down to the sandy bottom to catch fish and invertebrates disturbed by nets dragged behind the boats. They also circle shrimp boats at anchor, waiting for fishermen to toss unwanted fish overboard. It is not uncommon to see as many as 30 dolphins behind a single shrimp trawler, feeding on bycatch tossed overboard.

The most spectacular foraging behavior, however, is strand feeding, which usually involves one to six dolphins corralling a school of fish in a tidal creek at or around low tide. Working cooperatively and using echolocation to monitor their prey in the turbid, murky waters, the dolphins circle the fish, herding them into a tighter school and toward a gently sloping mud bank. Then, with a sudden burst of speed, the dolphins create a bow wave that throws the fish up out of the water and onto the mud bank. Using their excellent above-water eyesight, the dolphins scoop up the fish. For reasons still obscure to science, they always strand on their right sides, and, over time, the teeth on the right sides of their jaws wear down from taking in as much abrasive mud as fish.
[More on strand feeding from NWF here]

Photo by Ed Konrad