After a few starts and stops, Spring has finally come to our area. We are welcoming more of our warm weather members every day. Mike and I are finally able to count ourselves as full time residents of our beautiful Cashiers-Glenville area.
In March, I attended the North Carolina Lake Management Society meeting in Greensboro. Interesting programs with the opportunity to see how other lakes are managing their water issues. Understanding other lakes and their issues around water quality gave me a new appreciation for our signature water quality program. FLG’s program continues and we have added new members to the team. Spring 2014 SE Regional NCLM Conference will be held March 26th-28th in Asheville.
Your Friends of Lake Glenville Board has been extremely active this year during the fall and winter months. In September, we developed our FLG Strategic Plan for 2013 and are implementing our goals. We identified several areas for needed action and attention:
Repairing our Membership Program. This includes a total repair of our data base and developing a new Corporate membership. Updates to member profiles are now part of a membership process that will help FLG to better serve and communicate with members. If we make errors, please give us a small grace period to work on perfection. Our new corporate program began with a great start. Hattler Properties became our first new corporate member and gave FLG a $1000 sponsorship for the Fireworks on the Point. We hope to add additional corporate members this year.
Early Execution and Planning of our Signature Events. These include Groovin on the Green with Hurricane Creek, Fireworks on the Point, and our Members only Summer Social. The goal was to deliver the plans and communicate early to our members via the newsletter. You will find articles, photos and invites to our Signature events in the newsletter. Our Chairs:
Groovin Dotty Ennis
Summer Social Sandi and Ike Eichhorn
Fireworks on the Point Juan Milcjuans
Our organization could not exist without individuals volunteering their time and talents.
Duke Relationships and 2013 Construction This year will be a challenging one for Lake Glenville boaters and owners. Duke construction of the new swimming area in November 2013 will require a overall 16 foot drop in lake levels by end of October. Please see the newsletter article and note the Duke speakers for our June meeting.
We have a new Duke Lake Glenville Services Manager, Kevin Holland. Kevin is a 18 year Duke employee from Franklin who has IT and mapping experience. Larry Lively and I will be meeting regularly with Kevin. Our former Lake Manager, Lisa Leatherman has a new role. She is now District Manager, Nantahala Area, Government and Community Relations.
A special “Thank You” goes to Juan and Loures Milcjuans for their photographs of our Groovin’ and breakfast meetings in 2012.
It has been a pleasure for me to serve with the members of our Board and we all look forward to a successful 2013 year for Friends of Lake Glenville.
President, Friends of Lake Glenville
For a look at the complete Spring 2013 FLG newsletter and the Calendar of 2013 events before the paper version arrives, go to the Newsletter section and read or download them.