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Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) Service Club Recruitement & Training

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 1:30-3:30 PM
Plantation Club


We are recruiting new members - both men & women to join the ORCA Service Club.  On occasion, ORCA will reach out to this group, looking for volunteers to assist at an event.  Opportunities available may include set up, take down, decorating, event staffing, etc.  There is no commitment, you volunteer when/if you choose.
Please join us for an informative session.  We’ll explain what each job entails.  All are welcome, whether you are considering joining or have joined previously but never attended the training.

Please register using the Sign Up Genius link below no later than March 14th so we can prepare enough materials.

ORCA Recruitment & Training Sign-up

ORCA is always looking for volunteers and we hope that you will be one!  If you are interested, but can’t attend, contact Mary Perno at
Thank you!

ORCA’s Trivia Nite returns!

Ocean Ridge Charities Association's signature event is back!

Trivia Nite
Saturday, April 13, 2024
6 PM at the Plantation Club

Brush up on your knowledge of decades gone by and start thinking about teams of eight.

Sign up begins March 20th.

Details to follow.


 Hospice Dolls Sewing Workshop

Join us for our sewing workshop, Friday, March 1st from 9:30 AM-Noon in the Member Lounge.

We will be machine sewing Hospice Doll clothes. Each doll wears a shirt and shorts. You will be given a sewing kit that includes fabric that has been precut for the doll shirt and shorts pattern. The sewing kit will also include detailed step-by-step instructions. We will provide examples of completed doll clothes. We will be doing demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.

Bring your sewing machine, extension cord, bobbins, straight pins, and small scissors for cutting threads. If you have a seam gauge or small ruler, please bring it we will be sewing ¼” seams.

Please come and join the Ocean Ridge community of volunteers who support the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare where our dolls help to bring great comfort to patients and families.

Contact: Heidi Root
Cell: 910-880-5801 or email:

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Results of the 2023 Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) Annual Appeal

Ocean Ridge residents responded generously to the annual appeal mailed this past fall.  This year end undertaking is historically our largest fundraiser – and 2023 did not disappoint!


Under the banner of “Serving Basic Human Needs in Brunswick County”, ORCA sought to support four local charities with pressing needs.


Thanks to your generosity, $13,400 was raised to help:


  • Brunswick County Homeless Coalition: rental assistance preventing homelessness

  • South Brunswick Interchurch Council-The Lords Food Pantry: 2023 Christmas Dinner Box program

  • WARM—Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry: safety grab bars for 2014 builds

  • Waves4Kids: safety & comfort items for their Kidz Kloset


Together, we have had a large impact in Brunswick County.  Thank you for your support!

ORCA donates $1,200 to

Veteran's Welcome Home Center

As a result of Memorial Giving donations made in the 4th quarter of 2023, Ocean Ridge Charities Association recently donated $1200 to the Veteran's Welcome Home Center in Little River.

Pictured above, ORCA treasurer Claudia Piccarelli presented the check.

Did you know... ??   Memorial Giving allows each Ocean Ridge property to donate to ORCA in honor of a loved one.  That donation can be directed to any of the charities that ORCA supports.  And ORCA will match the donation dollar for dollar, up to $100 per property, per year.

To complete a Memorial Giving request, go to 'How You Can Help', tab above, then pick 'Donations'.  Scroll down to find the Memorial Giving Fund pdf which includes all the details.

Thank You from 

Warm Homes Warm Hearts

Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) recently received the attached note, acknowledging our neighborhood's 'big-hearted donation of $13,725 to Warm Homes, Warm Hearts'.

Brunswick Electric notes the impact this can have on seniors, young families and others as they doubled it to $27,450.

Watch for a feature story in an upcoming edition of Carolina Country magazine where BEMC will highlight the generosity of our Ocean Ridge community.

ORCA Thanks the Men's Grilled Dinner Group!


Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA) sends a huge 'thank you' to the Men's Grilled Dinner Group (MGDG) for their terrific support.


At their recent meeting, the group solicited donations and conducted a raffle in support of the Veterans Welcome Home Center, whose mission is to end veteran homelessness...  by helping vets with job placement, claims filing, temporary shelter, etc..

Seen above, Mary Perno, ORCA fundraising co-chair, accepts the $800 donation from group members.

Left to right:

John Santini, Andy McCadden, John Fastiggi, Dave Neaverth, Rob Barone, Kyle Jones, Terry Ecock, Rob Ferrari, Edson Munekata

Thanks again to all the 'Meatheads' - as this group is fondly known.

Read the article in The Brunswick Beacon:

International Dining Club

memberships are available!!!

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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 Myrtle Beach, Southport, Little River...) including Café Almalfi, Ciao! Greg Norman, Hot Fish Club, TBonz, Burgerfi, La Cucina and San Felipe (local favorites) 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.

Call or email Maggy Schlink by Monday, January 29th.  I will be placing the order on Tuesday, January 30th.  These memberships will be good through February 28, 2024.  Your participation in this program helps us to raise money for Brunswick County charities.  For additional information about the program, or to order a packet, contact:

Maggy Schlink at 579-2557 or

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