New Ocean Ridge Cookbook is now available!

Before and After the Main Course

ORCA Cookbook, Vol 2

Before and After the Main Course

Ocean Ridge Cookbook Volume 2

Appetizers, Beverages, Desserts

Trying to Figure Out What to Gift to Your Friends and Family this Holiday? 

Look No Further!

Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. has published a second cookbook entitled “Before and After the Main Course” consisting of appetizer, beverage and dessert recipes with local artist Mary K. Donahoe’s watercolor of a serene pond setting at one of our golf courses for our front and back covers.  Our new 223 page cookbook is chock full of 332 of our friends and neighbors greatest tried-and-true recipes.  The cookbook is priced at $15 per book (plus $5 charge if the book needs to be mailed).  All proceeds from our cookbooks go to local charities that help the needy in Brunswick County. 

We’ve updated the listing of cookbook sellers to include two places to purchase our cookbook in Sunset Beach, and are glad to say our neighborhood’s Ocean Ridge Real Estate Sales Center is selling the cookbook for us – so where else could be easier to pick up a book for a visiting friend or relative.


To purchase or for more information, contact ORCA representative Peggy Burris at, or purchase directly from these merchants: 


Calabash:  Jewelry by Wendy, Sunset River Marketplace Art Gallery, The Beach House

Ocean Isle Beach:  Silver Coast Winery, Vivi’s by the Sea

Shallotte:  Coastroad Hearth & Patio Supply, Miss Minnies, Southern Charm

Sunset Beach:  Ocean Ridge Real Estate Sales Center, Pelican Bookstore


Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) would like to thank everyone who participated in the Holiday Exterior House Decorating Contest. The judges had an extremely hard time choosing the winners as they are all gorgeous.


Please take the time to drive around Ocean Ridge on Sunday, December 6th between 5 PM and 8 PM. It is so worth the trip not only to see all the decorations but also the luminaries. Look for the “Winner 2020” flag that will be placed in each of the yards below.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the

2020 Decorating Contest:

6467 Kirkwall Point

6559 Sonnet Lane

6578 Castlebrook Way

6582 Castlebrook Way

6601 Wellesley Place

Below is the map of the homes that were in the competition.  Please ride around the neighborhood on Sunday, December 6th from 5-8 PM to view these and all the beautiful decorations in Ocean Ridge. It is also Light Up The Night with all the luminaries. Enjoy the show!

All proceeds will benefit Warm Homes, Warm Hearts.

Wishing you all a Happy & Healthy Holiday Season from ORCA!



The holiday spirit is alive and well in Ocean Ridge.

Instead of the Holiday Open House tour, this year the Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) planned a raffle of items created and donated by our talented residents. I have so many residents to thank for the success of this event.

A special thanks to ORCA President, Maggy Schlink, who stepped in at the eleventh hour and took over the event.

Thank you to the donors who created and donated magnificent items to share their talents.


Our thanks to Alex and Lilia Kierez of “Beyond the Muzik Entertainment” for the holiday spirit they helped to provide.

To all the residents who purchased tickets and the lucky winners - Thank you for your support.


Thank you to ORMA’s Social Activities Committee who partnered with Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. to create this Marketplace at the Pavilion.

Thanks to Mary Perno and Barbara Ellenberger who helped me plan this event which raised over $2,300 for “Warm Homes, Warm Hearts.”  Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) will DOUBLE this donation to provide utility assistance to the neediest in Brunswick County.

Happy Holidays

Judy Cunningham

ORCA Winter Events Raise $8,800

For Warm Homes, Warm Hearts Program

When you are lucky enough to live in Ocean Ridge, the holiday season is just another opportunity for our generous residents to reach deep and help others. The Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) Winter Events raised $8,800 for the BEMC program, “Warm Homes, Warm Hearts.” This donation will be DOUBLED by Brunswick Electric, providing approximately $17,600 in utility bill assistance for the needy in Brunswick County. Below are a listing of the events that provided the money for our donation.

  • In November, we held the Annual Holiday Crafts Fair and received donations of $330 from the vendors.

  • On Saturday, December 5, ORCA hosted the first ever Holiday Market Place, at the Pavilion, featuring the creations of about 30 OR artisans. Tickets were sold and the items were raffled off with the proceeds going to ORCA. The raffle ticket donations amounted to over $2,300.

  • On Sunday evening, December 6th, Ocean Ridge residents were treated to breathtaking “Light Up The Night” luminaries and Christmas decorations throughout our community. As we warmed the hearts of our neighborhood, we raised over $4,300 to warm the homes of the neediest in Brunswick County this winter season. Highlights of the evening were the viewing of streets lined with luminaries, decorations and checking out the winning houses of the “Exterior Holiday House Contes,” netting over $100. Over 200 neighbors participated in lighting the luminaries. The lines of cars enjoying the evening seemed endless.

  • Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) has received many comments hoping we will do this again next year.  Therefore, ORCA has decided to make “LIGHT UP THE NIGHT” an annual holiday event in Ocean Ridge!

  • Ocean Ridge Quilters raffled off a Christmas themed quilt and table runner. The proceeds of the raffle totaled $1,440.

Thank you all for your generosity, including those who donated to the Annual Appeal.  Wishing all our residents and their families a healthy and happy holiday season.

ORCA is Celebrating 10 Years:

2010 - 2020 !

Ocean Ridge Charities Association 2020 Annual Appeal:

Community in Need

Our 2020 Annual Appeal theme is “Community in Need.” We have identified four Brunswick County charities to benefit from the proceeds of this year’s campaign:

Communities in Schools

Habitat for Humanity

The Carousel Center

Tri-Beach Cruisers/Toy Run

In addition to these charities, if our campaign is financially successful enough to exceed their needs, we will be distributing the additional funds to other needy charities in Brunswick County.

Many of our Brunswick county charities have experienced increased needs this year, while having limited volunteer assistance because of Covid-19 restrictions. Most have been unable to have their annual fundraising events, as has Ocean Ridge Charities Association.

Please click on this document to how you can help


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.

December 2020 Update:

As the detrimental effects (shortages of food) of the pandemic continue in Brunswick County and the entire US, Ocean Ridge Charities Association Inc. (ORCA) has been able to provide additional funds to two local charities. Brunswick Family Assistance and the South Brunswick Interchurch Council Food Pantry each received checks for $3,000 in November and each will receive an additional $2,000 in December for a total of $10,000.

Plus $6,000 in November 2020
Plus $4,000 in December 2020

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

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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