Wexford Clubs & Groups

The Wexford Community offers a number of different clubs and groups for members of all ages and interests to participate in.  Whether you love to travel, enjoy playing bridge, want to learn croquet OR just want to meet your neighbors – we’ve got something for everyone!

*The following groups were developed and are facilitated by Wexford members.

Event & Travel Club (ETC)
Established in 2007, Wexford ETC is an active group of members whose goal is to get to know each other better and explore social opportunities outside of the Plantation.  They have four divisions for events – social, local, regional and national/international.  Throughout the course of the year, they host approximately 3 social events, 8-10 local events, 3 regional event and 2-3 national/international events.  Social events are their way to get creative – past events have included progressive dinners, golf cart scavenger hunts and trivia contests, themed dinner parties (such as “Dinner en Blanc” or “Ho Downs”) and many more!  Local events vary from bowling (an annual favorite) to the Hilton Head Symphony to Arts Center productions to Sand Gnats baseball games.  Regional trips have included the Biltmore House in Asheville, Atlanta for museum tours and Broadway shows, Jacksonville for a Jaguars football game, Greenville for holiday shows and more!  Nationally they’ve traveled across the country from Washington DC to Chicago to New York to San Francisco & Wine Country – experiencing private tours at each.  Internationally, they’ve been to Wimbledon, traveled on a Baltic Cruise and later this year a Danube River Cruise.  Approximately 92 Wexford households participate each year.

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Book Club
Reading groups began in early-nineteenth-century Massachusetts for women who were discouraged or forbidden from entering into the academic circles of their spouses.  The Wexford Women’s Book Club was formed in 2000 by Andi Purple, Judy Sunko and former member Loretta Healey to bring together women in Wexford who enjoy reading and discussing different viewpoints regarding the book selection.  Some of those selections included:  The Aviator’s Wife, Sarah’s Key, Cutting for Stone, Unbroken, The New York Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, Confederates In the Attic, The Help, Follow the River, Steve Jobs and Me Before You.  This group meets monthly at various members’ homes.

Bridge
Wexford Bridge is social and open to all level of players.  They meet every Wednesday at the Clubhouse in the Waterford Room at 1 pm.  They play the Chicago Bridge format, which means playing four hands and rotating partners.

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Mahjong
The Mahjong group meets every Monday evening at 7 pm in the Harbour Center.

Wexford 3D – Discover, Debate, Discuss
Established in October 2011, Wexford 3D is an organized Discussion Group facilitated by Wexford owners.  The only policies are: a moderator is necessary; discussions will be positive and educational; and Wexford politics and complaints are off limits.  Topics are usually pulled from current news or an invited Wexford owner/special guest (speaking on their own area of expertise).  The group meets weekly in the Harbour Center.

What started out as just a small group now includes 93 owners who have requested to be on the email list; of course with business travel, meetings, vacations and other activities, not everyone attends all meetings – regular attendance usually consists of 15 owners.

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Croquet
One of the hidden gems at Wexford is the tournament croquet lawn located across from the children’s playground.  There is an active group of croquet players at Wexford and they welcome new players. Currently, on Monday mornings they play “golf croquet” which is an easy game to learn and is fast-paced. On Tuesday mornings, Wexford women play American six-wicket, a more challenging game. They have a number of experienced men’s players who are always glad to add players to their group as well. Once a month or so the players host a croquet social, usually on a Sunday afternoon, followed by dinner in the Clubhouse. This is fun event and a good way to meet some of your neighbors. No experience required to join in the fun.  White attire is generally worn for croquet matches; however, tan or light colors are acceptable for play. Tennis shoes or other flat-soled shoes must be worn to avoid damage to the lawn.

**As a Wexford resident, you may use the croquet facility at any time for no charge. Equipment is kept in the adjoining shed.  You may request a key from member services to access the equipment.  Backyard croquet equipment is also available for use on the adjoining grassy area – a fun activity for families.

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Wexford Cares  Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Wexford Cares is a group of Wexford volunteers who are willing to assist their neighbors in times of need.  Many of our residents do not have extended family living in our area.  Our volunteers are available to reach out and help!  Volunteers can provide meals or pick up and deliver take-out meals that are prepared at our Clubhouse.

Wexford Women’s Golf Association (WWGA)
The WWGA is an active group of female golfers within Wexford.  The Association has an organized group of ladies for 18 holes, 9 holes and they also help the golf staff organize Friday Nine & Dine and Sunday Couples events!  They also sponsor one special ladies event in each month that has five Thursdays (which is about once a quarter) and help promote Ladies Day, which is every Thursday and Ladies Guest Day, which is every first Thursday of the month.  All Wexford ladies are welcome to join!

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If you are a Wexford member, click here to learn more about each group and who to contact.

 

Wexford Gives Back

Wexford Volunteer Opportunities 

With the holiday season behind us and a fresh start ahead of us, it’s a great time to reflect, give thanks and resolve to be the best version of ourselves.  For many, volunteering is at the top of the list.  It’s something we are most mindful of during the holiday season yet something we should consider year-round.

We have a very active group of volunteers within our community here at Wexford.  One group in particular, Wexford Cares, was created to lend a helping hand to neighbors in need.  Wexford Cares is a group of volunteers who support other members during difficult times.  They bring in food and books, run errands, drive their neighbors to doctors’ appointments and more.

The Wexford resident who leads this group, Marjie Gaynor, also spearheads a group of volunteers who extend their time and support to our U.S. soldiers.  This volunteer group gathers and delivers “Welcome Home” bags to returning single soldiers at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, GA, and also sends “Morale Packages” to soldiers overseas.  These efforts, which originally started with a small group of Wexford members, now also include volunteers from Long Cove, Palmetto Dunes, Port Royal, Colleton River and local Walgreens customers.

In addition to these groups, we also have the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, whose mission is to support with financial and volunteer resources, Beaufort County non-profit organizations which provide social services for humanitarian needs.  The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation is 501(c)(3) approved charitable organization founded in 2012.  Last year they raised $67,920 through donations and fundraising events, which was awarded to 11 different charities.  According to the Chairman of the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation, Jim Hicks, “The success of the Wexford Foundation is a reflection of the compassionate nature of the Members of the Wexford Community.  The engagement of our Members through Committees, participation in events, donations of auction items and financial support allows the Foundation to make a real difference on Hilton Head Island.”

Let the New Year be a reminder of what we are thankful for and how we can give back to the community now and throughout the year!

Soldier Support Volunteers

Soldier Support Volunteers

 

Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation Committee

Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation Committee