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.

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: www.idc241dining.com 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 maggysbeach@aol.com.

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

Your ORCA Cookbook Is Getting Ready to Go to Press –

Read All About It

A big thank you to our Ocean Ridge neighbors for sharing over 330 delicious recipes with Ocean Ridge Charities Association (ORCA).  These wonderful recipes will be showcased in our new cookbook, “Before and After the Main Course, Vol 2 – Appetizers, Beverages and Desserts.”   

Our publisher requires advance payment before production or shipment occurs. We ask that anyone wishing to receive their own cookbook (or others as gifts) to pre-order/pre-pay by June 5  to ensure being able to receive your cookbooks this Fall.  Many of you submitted recipes and we are sure you would like your own copy as well as purchasing others as gifts.

We thank those of you who contributed $250 or more to ORCA’s recent COVID-19 Relief Campaign.  You will receive a free cookbook.   

Please make your check payable to “ORCA” for your preferred number of books ($15 each).  Deliver your checks by June 5 to the porch boxes of:

Claudia Piccarelli, 74 Abbington Place,

Maggie Schlink, 536 Gladstone Circle, or

Peggy Burris, 6605 Queensbury Place. 

Please direct questions to Peggy at 910-274-2481.


Check Out What Recipes Your Neighbors Have submitted:

By clicking on the red BOX Ocean Ridge Cookbook - Recipe Log

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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