Spring is finally here, and warmer temperatures are right around the corner. Any day now the flowers will start to come alive and the lake will begin to warm up. As much fun and excitement as we have here in the winter, I don’t suspect many of us will have trouble saying good bye to the snow and ice.
Sadly, Cedar Lake has lost another beloved longtime resident. Claire Patterson passed away on March 4th with her husband Henry and family nearby. Claire was loved by many here in the lake, and her love for the lake was never ending. Our deepest condolences go out to Henry and the Patterson family.
Claire was loved by many here in the lake, and her love for the lake was never ending.
March was once again jammed packed with events and they did not disappoint. The St. Patrick’s Day Party was a major success with over 100 pounds of corned beef served! The food was excellent again this year and Wick-Hegarty’s Irish step dancers put on a truly amazing performance. I want to extend a special thank you to the handful of volunteers who came down the next morning to help clean up and get the clubhouse back in order.
The CLLA also hosted the Kids Paint N Pallet night. It was a great turnout, and it seems we have quite a few artists among the next generation. The CLFC hosted a Taylor ham, egg and cheese breakfast on the 23rd. The sandwiches were excellent and thoroughly enjoyed, as always. It is really great to see the new kitchen being used and it shows how much the improvements have helped make it easier on the volunteers.
Warm weather isn’t the only thing to look forward to in April. The pub has moved back upstairs and warm nights on the deck are right around the corner. The CLLA will be hosting the annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt this month. Check the calendar for details on that. The CLPO annual meeting is on the 12th and our CLCC annual meeting is on May 17th. Both meetings are open to all members and attendance is encouraged. The bar will be open following the meetings. The folks on all of the boards put a tremendous amount of time and energy into the lake, and we are always open to new ideas and help.
Well, I need to go start getting my row boat ready for spring fishing. I think I’ll dock it near one of the new docks that a group of volunteers have been spotted working on recently. Don’t forget, the new CLCC membership season is here and our new online payment system is up and running! You can still deliver it directly to our membership chairperson if you prefer that method. Until next month, enjoy the warming sun and see you around.
Join and pay for your Community Club membership online
In the spirit of improvement and in an effort to make the membership process as easy as possible, we are pleased to announce that—for the first time—an online payment option is available for CLCC membership dues in 2019! Simply go to http://bit.ly/clcc-membership-2019 on your computer, tablet or smartphone and follow the easy steps to join the CLCC online. Secure online payments can be made via debit/credit card and eCheck (electronic bank transfer). A convenience fee of 3.5% plus $0.45 will be added to all credit/debit card payments and just $0.45 for eCheck payments. These fees are collected by the payment processor and do not go to the CLCC. You may also opt to pay via cash/check, in which case there is no fee and you will deliver your payment to Susan Ulversoy at 115 Cedar Lake East as in the past.
Fast, Easy & Convenient
Join or renew online from your home or office. Save yourself a trip to deliver your payment. Receive email confirmation of your transaction.
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Pay by debit/credit card for a small convenience fee. Choose eCheck for a fee of just $0.45. Deliver your payment and pay no fee at all.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please do no hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERSHIP TAGS AND SPRING LETTER
The Spring letter is out early and was emailed February 18th. In addition, the Spring letter email has attachments with the membership badge and boat tag application as well as swim lesson & swim team application. If your child(ren) participates in swim lessons and/or swim team, there is a required fee of $45 per child, up to $125 per family. Please look for this email and if we don’t have your email address, please watch the mail. We will also post the applications on our website www.clpoinc.com.
Membership badges and boat tags will be available for pick up at the Spring Open Meeting for those who took advantage of the early registration. At least half of your Share of Expense must be paid in order for you to receive your tags. Stockholders are reminded that the annual Share of Expense of $475 was due February 1st. Installment payments are acceptable. Badges are required for admittance to the lake swimming facilities starting Memorial Day weekend and must be visible at all times while on the beaches, floats or Picnic Island. Boat tags (like membership tags) are required by Memorial Day weekend. Please only order the amount of boat tags you need. Boats that do not have a 2019 boat tag are subject to removal from the Landings and a $100 redemption fee.
Save the Date: Open Board Meeting 4/12
The Annual Spring Open Meeting of the Cedar Lake Property Owners Board will be held April 12 at 8 PM at the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to CLPO stockholders only. Stockholders are encouraged to attend and participate.
As a reminder, if you are interested in serving on the Board, you can be nominated to the Board. Nomination cards are available from the Secretary and due back in July. This is an elected, volunteer position with a three-year term. Meetings are held on the third Friday of the month. Giving back to the community is one thing that makes Cedar Lake special.
The CLPO is accepting applications for Lifeguards for the summer season. Guards must hold a valid Red Cross Lifeguard/Waterfront Certification and current CPR/First Aid. No experience necessary. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Boats at Landings
If you are storing your boat at a landing or at your lakefront property, please make sure it is turned over to eliminate any standing water. Standing water is breeding grounds for mosquitos and the season will soon be upon us.
Arrived: New Dock at Landing #9!
Thanks to all of the volunteers who made this happen! Jason Hall, Chuck Femminella, Dan Jackson, Wayne Leonard, Eric Burnstein, Justin Bradford, Sean Ulversoy, Hunter Hall, Tori Tessmer & Anthony Policano. A special shoutout to Bill Nowicky for crafting the beautiful sign that now adorns the new dock! A true Cedar Lake team effort.
Coming soon: Gazebo on the West Beach!
4/12 – CLPO Semi-Annual Meeting
4/14 – Children’s Easter Event
5/3 – CLLA Annual Meeting
5/5 – CLFC Pancake Breakfast
5/10 – CLFC General Membership Meeting
5/17 – CLCC Annual Meeting
Dear Cedar Lakers,
The Cedar Lake Community Club Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended the St. Patrick’s Party on March 16th. A party that big is a huge endeavor, and it was many able bodies and helping hands, along with the neighbors who attended who made it an enormous success. Would love to list all the wonderful volunteers who helped, some who spent hours at the Clubhouse, but I really do not want to leave anyone out. I do feel it necessary to mention that Chef Devin Demarco, Dan Jackson, Bob Vidal and Wayne Leonard spent most of the day in the kitchen preparing the food, which we received many compliments on. And of course we want to thank again the very talented and hard working performers from Wick-Hegarty School of Irish Dance.
Any proceeds from this successful party will go a long way towards keeping the Clubhouse in tip-top shape, and more importantly, it is always nice to see neighbors coming together and enjoying themselves.
Thank you again for attending and helping,
Susan Ulversoy and the CLCC Board of Directors
Faith Zimmerman – 4/1
Hope Zimmerman – 4/1
Rick Pulice – 4/6
Tim Vogel – 4/7
Laurie Einstein – 4/10
Cheryl Ferriero – 4/11
George Strother, Jr. – 4/14
Skye Foley – 4/16
Terri Hammer – 4/17
Sandy Vogel – 4/17
Kayla Doyle – 4/18
Karson Kohl – 4/20
Jane Freda – 4/21
Phil Strother – 4/22
Tony Ferriero – 4/22
Rachel Clark – 4/23
Ava Graziano – 4/26
Roman Graziano – 4/26
Dean Piccirilli – 4/27
Joey Whitmore – 4/27
Dave Luer – 4/28
Jenn & Joe Cappetta – 4/5
Becky & Tim Brennan – 4/19
April 14th: Children’s Egg Hunt and Easter Party!
Join the CLLA at the clubhouse on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00 PM for an egg hunt and festivities, just in time for Easter! All kids will get to search for and collect ten eggs. We welcome you to bring a snack or sweet to share, as well as your own basket or bag for eggs. The Easter Bunny may also make an appearance, so bring your camera!
Please RSVP to johnandjackieobeid@yahoo.
CLLA Event Recap
Family Game Night
On Friday, February 8, we had a lot of fun at the clubhouse with the first (that we know of) Cedar Lake Family Game Night. Eight-year-old Claire Margeson came up with the idea and proposed it to the CLLA. A total of about 30 kids and 20 parents enjoyed playing Twister, Scrabble, Pictionary, Hedbanz, Jenga, and many other games. Each family brought a snack to share. Jenn Hologounis and Michele Watson bartended downstairs and the game night coincided with a darts tournament. Varied, yet complementary uses of the clubhouse. We look forward to having more fun nights like these in the future! If your child has an idea for an event, feel free to email the CLLA at email@example.com.
Kids’ Paint N Pallet
On Friday, March 8th, the CLLA had 23 young artists join together at the clubhouse to dip and dab some cool pallet boards! Patti Eckert of Paint N Pallet worked with the CLLA to select fun designs and colors for the Cedar Lake youth to choose and try their hand at creating their own pieces of art!
Well, these kids were all about colors and glitter and personalizing their work! From unicorns to Mario to Live, Love, Cedar….we had so many incredible finished works!
Since we heard that kids love snacks when they get together, the CLLA provided snacks and drinks for the kids and some adults supported the bar with adult beverages. We enjoyed seeing all the kids paint, play and just have some good old fashioned fun!
Mardi Gras Masquerade Party
On Saturday, March 2nd, the CLLA hosted their 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Party at the clubhouse.
What a great turn out! We had 54 attendees celebrating Mardi Gras, New Orleans style! A big thanks to Joe Cappetta for bartending throughout the night, serving up Prosecco, wine, beer and the famous hurricane mixed drink!
The clubhouse once again was transformed with lots of purple, yellow and green! A special shout out to Jack Moore for donating some really cool posters to bring more color and artistry to our festive event! His friend and fellow artist Andrea Mistretta had created Mardi Gras posters for over 20 years. Here’s Andrea’s website so you can preview: www.mardigrasgraphics.com.
The Mardi Gras spread was catered by Creativa who did a fabulous job using all authentic spices! From shrimp and grits to chicken and andouille sausage gumbo with red beans and rice to Cajun seasoned veggies and Emeril’s whiskey bread pudding!
Marz Entertainment played great tunes and kept everyone on the dance floor with lots of special requests! I think we all burned off a lot of calories!
Masks and hats were not missed and we had our own Hilary Thomas dressed as a toucan and Gerry and Patience dressed for the occasion and were dancing up a storm!
The CLLA would like to thank all that attended. It was another fun time with friends and neighbors!
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