Summer is just around the corner, after a long cold icy winter and a wet spring. The lake is surprisingly full as this is written, only about a foot below what most of us think of as “full pool” (98 on Duke’s scale, with 100 being up in the woods). Boats are coming out of storage, docks are being repositioned, and “cabins” closed for the winter are reopening.
New Board Member and Acting Social Chairperson Carolyn Franz has two initiatives set to kick off. The first is our first membership drive in a while, driven by suggestions from the survey made two winters ago and from comments by members and non-members alike. One of the most public components will be the FLG sponsorship of a Groovin’ on the Green event in July (see details under “Social Events”), a chance to have a good time and promote better visibility for our group. The second change will involve the Member Breakfasts and a new venue for two of them, at the High Hampton Inn on 107 down in town. We hope to see many of you at as many of the breakfasts as you can fit into your schedules and hope you’ll bring friends along as potential new members. Be sure and renew your membership so you can attend the signature social event this summer, the Summer Social again to be held at the Lake Club.
The signature water quality program continues. Doug Odell and Ken Kitchens and a few dedicated volunteers restarted water sampling in March, and Don Hansen and our water sonde will be out getting more detailed information about the lake and its condition soon. Both endeavors need more volunteers to optimize their chances of monitoring the lake and making sure it stays in good shape.
Other programs besides water quality and social events are being considered, but suggestions from members are always welcome. email@example.com or a phone call to any Board Member are good ways to pass your ideas along.
Due to personal and family demands, two of our Board Members have recently resigned, and the two vacancies need to be filled. If you have time and can be available relatively year round, the icy dead of winter probably excepted, please telephone or email me to learn about what the Board does and how you might fit in. We are a Working Board, with the chance to “Protect and Preserve Lake Glenville” being a great reward.
See you on the lake!
Howard Austin, President, Friends of Lake Glenville
PS: Please note corrected date for Annual Meeting August 20th 2011 (third Saturday in August, not the first as in the past)