Kiawah Island Digest June 2019 - Page 8

ISLAND GOVERNANCE Join the Nominating Committee KICA is looking for two community members to join the Nominating Committee. Nominating Committee members help recruit and evaluate board candidates to build a board that can effectively govern the community. Nominating Committee members also help recruit and evaluate candidates to serve on other KICA committees or task forces. Experience in recruitment is helpful but not required. In order to maintain a committee that more closely represents the community, the committee is strongly encouraging property owners who live in regimes to apply for service. However, all members who apply to serve will be considered. Time Commitment and Schedule Committee member terms are one year beginning in July. Board candidate recruitment occurs throughout the year and all committee members are asked to participate. The committee meets (in person or by phone) periodically throughout the year. Meetings increase from October-December as board candidates are interviewed and recommendation discussions occur. In February, the nominating committee works to provide candidate recommendations to fill any open seats on the Finance Committee. To apply, visit and complete the form. ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1 Make Sure You’re Prepared There are very few downsides to coastal living but one of them is hurricanes. Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts Saturday, June 1. While the Charleston area has not experienced a direct impact from a hurricane in many years, preparing for the possibility is important. Information is one of the most valuable resources during an emergency. If a tropical system is likely to affect Kiawah, KICA will communicate information to members primarily through email blasts and Depending on the urgency of the information, KICA may also send text alerts, app notifications and/or post information on the gate message boards. (See the opposite page for a breakdown of all KICA’s communications methods and how to sign up.) You can get updated emergency information by signing up for CodeRED, the Town of Kiawah Island’s automated alert system. CodeRED is typically used for short messages with only pertinent information. You can choose to sign up for text messages, phone calls and 8 | KIAWAH ISLAND DIGEST emails, depending on what works best for you. Sign up for CodeRED and more at disaster-preparedness. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) provides important tools, such as your evacuation zone, closings and delays, and information on creating a disaster plan for your family. SCEMD’s app is available in the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store or visit In the event of a weather emergency, official information on developing situations is available through the following trustworthy sources: National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center Charleston County Emergency Management Live 5 News ABC News 4 WCBD News 2 Post and Courier