Veteran's Day

Patriotic Bows

ORCA would like to show our colors to honor all veterans who have sacrificed so much on our behalf and with special recognition to our Ocean Ridge Veterans by decorating mailboxes with bows. (Thanks to the ORMA Board for authorizing this exception to allow the mailbox bows for our ORCA fundraiser.)


The Veterans Day bows are to be placed on top of your mailbox from to November 1st -14th.  If your property backs up to a golf course, you may put a bow in your backyard as well.  The profits from this sale will be benefit local Veterans causes.

The bows cost $10.00 each or 2/$18.00. There are still opportunities to purchase bows for your mailbox.


You can email Mary Perno at  or Judy Cunningham @  OR

Mary and Judy will be in Mary’s driveway (6397 Romney Notch) on Friday, October 23rd from 1:00 -3:00 to purchase bows.


This successful ORCA campaign, along with ORMA’s tribute, will be a visible reminder showing our thanks to all Veterans.  The bows will be proudly displayed from November 1 – 14.



Mark Your Calendars.....

ORCA plans to help you enjoy the holidays with Bows and Lights.


The following activities are part of ORCA’s plans to spread some holiday cheer. Our proceeds of the Veterans Bow program will go to local veteran programs. The proceeds from the Christmas events will, once again, be doubled through donation to BEMC with their “Warm Homes, Warm Hearts “ program.

Please plan to participate in and attend these joint efforts of the Social Activities Committee and Ocean Ridge Charities Association. Looking forward to a festive holiday season in Ocean Ridge!!

  • November 1st-14th, Veterans Bow Program: Bows on mail boxes (ORMA approved) to honor our veterans.  Pre-orders available now.   (Proceeds will go to help Brunswick County Veterans)


  • November 14th: ORCA Christmas Crafts Fair: feasibility TBD



  • Joint SAC/ORCA Christmas Holiday plans:


  • December 5th: “Lighting of the OR Christmas tree” with ornaments available for sale by ORCA, will take place at the Nature Pavilion along with the SAC Holiday Festivities. In addition, we will have a “Holiday Marketplace Raffle” of donated residents’ crafts with raffle ticket chances to win. ( more info coming soon)            


  • December 6th (rain date Dec 7th) : Sale of sets of luminaries will help  our ”Light Up the Night” Luminary program and “Exterior Home Decorating Contest”, a community wide contest for all interested decorators! All residents will be encouraged to “cruise” our neighborhood for this revamped Holiday Exterior Home Decorating Tour during our “Light Up the Night” luminary evening.( more info coming soon)




The Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) thanks Ocean Ridge residents who stepped up again this year and donated a record 347 backpacks for the

2020 Matthew’s Ministry Adopt-a-Backpack Campaign. 

In addition, residents contributed checks totaling $450, which included $125 in ORCA Memorial Matching Funds.

Residents also donated used computer equipment worth $2500 to Computers4Kids. 

Both charities were very grateful for the donations.


ORCA Thanks You for over $25,000 in 23 days!

Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) COVID-19 Relief Campaign started on April 16 with all of us wondering how it would take off, and if we could raise enough funds to make a difference to hard hit residents in Brunswick County.


At ORCA, we have learned through 10 years of fundraising that residents of Ocean Ridge Plantation continue to surpass expectations every single time, with their generosity for those less fortunate.  And you hit a homerun this time around: you donated over $25,000, a record-breaking amount for the ORCA COVID-19 Relief Campaign, for food and shelter, and medical relief challenges caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Within the first six days, residents donated $10,000, enabling ORCA to send its first set of checks to Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA), New Hope Clinic, South Brunswick Interchurch Council (SBIC), and the Brunswick Homeless Coalition.  Since then, and up until the close of the campaign on May 8, generous residents donated another $15,000, which has been distributed to the following local charities: BFA, SBIC, New Hope Clinic, Brunswick Community College, Carousel Center, and WARM.


ORCA benefitted from Ocean Ridge’s “Merry Maskateers,” Mary Perno, Patti Elsen, Nancy Doukakis and Sue Kemmerer, who sewed a total of 2,625 masks and donated $1,540 to ORCA from their project.  Due to the generosity of George Briggs and his 26.2-mile walking marathon, ORCA received over $5,000 in donations.

Once again, we thank you for helping the neediest in our county, by donating to the 40 Brunswick County charities supported by ORCA.

To see the Charities who received donations from your COVID-19 campaign generosity...


Special Offering on International Dining Club Memberships     


IDC is offering an extended timeframe on new memberships!

Memberships purchased now will be usable until August 2021!!


Tired of trying to figure out what to have for dinner every night? We’ve got the answer…the International Dining Club membership is for YOU!!!!

This membership offers dining discounts at over 100 nearby restaurants (Myrtle Beach, North Myrte Beach, Southport, Little River..), including Greg Normans, Sea Blue, Thoroughbreds, TBonz, Angelo’s,  Burgerfi, La Cucina ( a local favorite) and many more.

For a complete listing of the offerings, go to: and click on the South Carolina tab.

The cost is $35 dollars and $10 of that is a tax deductible contribution to Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. Contact me with the information below by Wednesday, May 27, 2020 to be included in our latest order. This helps us to raise money for local Brunswick county charities. For additional information about the program, or to order a packet, contact:

Maggy Schlink at 579-2557 or

Before and After the Main Course

ORCA Cookbook, Vol 2

Before and After the Main Course

Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts

Ocean Ridge Cookbook Volume 2

Front Cover

Back Cover

Stay tuned for more information... shortly!!

Join the new

ORCA Service Club

The Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) announces the formation of an ORCA Service Club, to more easily facilitate the inclusion of Ocean Ridge residents into the planning and execution of ORCA activities.

Did you know that you can now donate to ORCA in many ways? 

Just click on any of links below and your donation is on its way...

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