Welcome to May and the warmer months on Cedar Lake! Spring is certainly here and the excitement can be seen all around us. We have already seen many boaters, fishermen, BBQs, and even a few brave swimmers start their annual traditions here on the lake. The lake is looking high and there is a full calendar of events to come to look forward to this season. Even though April couldn’t make up its mind alternating between hot and cold weather it still proved to be another great month.
“Rid Litter Day” was a giant success again. We had over 30 residents show up and lend a hand picking up trash around the lake. It is hard to believe how much litter accumulates over a year. Many Thanks to Karin Jackson for spearheading the event again this year.
The CLLA held the annual “Easter Party and Egg Hunt” and had a massive turnout of over 60 children! Another round of applause for the Ladies who organized such a successful event, and a special thanks to Easter Bunny for making an appearance.
In between spring cleanups and enjoying the warm weather in May, keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming events. The Fishing Club has their annual meeting on the 10th. The CLCC will host its annual meeting on the 17th. The bar will be open following the meeting. We encourage all members and prospective members to come down and meet the board members, ask questions, and get some insight into what all of the hardworking volunteer board members are up to all year. If you’re not currently a member, it’s a great meeting to help learn what being part of the CLCC is all about.
Elections for new directors will be held prior to the meeting and any future openings on the board will be announced. Meredith Petrillo our town ACO will be holding a “Bear Awareness and Safety Seminar” on the 24th, based on all the bear activity we have seen this month and over the years, it is important information for all of us to get familiar with.
The Hub Lakes sport season is right around the corner, and as always all of the teams are accepting players – it is great fun to enjoy the nice weather with neighbors. I for one am especially interested in finding some new volleyball players to join our team following an awesome 2018 season! All teams and coaches are always looking around to build the rosters. Let’s try and bring the Hub Lakes Trophy back to Cedar Lake!
Well until next month, I hope you all enjoy the spring weather, blossoming flowers, and don’t’ forget to come down to the Pub and enjoy a warm night out on the deck.
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.
Choose your payment method
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 & BOAT TAGS
As a reminder, Membership and Boat Tag applications have been emailed/mailed to CLPO Stockholders. The Membership Tag application must be completed and returned to the Secretary for processing. For those who got their forms in by March 22nd, we hope you like the pre-printed badges. For those that didn’t get their form in yet, please allow two weeks for processing.
Note: at least half of your Share of Expense must be paid in order for you to receive your tags. Installment payments of the $475 Share of Expense are acceptable. Tags are required starting Memorial Day Weekend and are required for admittance to the East and West Beaches and the floats and must be visible. Please show them to the lifeguards as you enter the beach.
Boat Tags (like Membership Tags) are required by Memorial Day weekend. Boats that do not have a 2019 boat tag are subject to removal from the Landings and will require a $100 redemption fee.
Lifeguards & Swim Program
We anticipate that lifeguards will be on duty at the beaches starting Memorial Weekend, however, this year we have a staffing shortage. Therefore, due to staffing and scheduling limitations, both beaches may not always be staffed. At those times, the East Beach has priority for a lifeguard. NJ State Bathing Regulations and CLPO rules always apply, whether lifeguards are present or not.
Anticipated Early Summer Schedule (Memorial Day weekend and weekends only thru June 24):
East and West Beaches
Saturday 12 PM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
A swim program application for lessons and/or Swim Team was included in the Spring mailing. 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 for the 6 week swim program. Applications are on the CLPO website.
Swim Instructor & Swim Team Coaches
We are pleased to welcome Katie Machere as swim instructor and head coach for Cedar Lake this upcoming summer. Katie is a high school art teacher and the assistant swim coach at Roxbury High School. She grew up swimming on Lake Shawnee and is excited to coach a summer league! In addition to swimming for Lake Shawnee, she also swam for Jefferson Township High School and Sussex County YMCA. She has 5 years of swim instruction experience. Aside from her NJ teaching certification, she holds certifications in Water Safety Instruction (WSI), Fundamentals in Coaching and in Lifeguarding and First Aid.
Please also welcome Tyler Delp as assistant swim coach. He has been swimming competitively for over 10 years and was captain of the Lake Shawnee swim team for 2 years and the captain of the Jefferson High School Swim Team. He has also been a swim instructor for over 2 years. In addition, he is a lifeguard and lifeguard instructor.
More details regarding start times will be available in the next addition.
Badge Checkers Needed
We are asking for volunteers to help check for membership tags at the East Beach. We do not want the lifeguards distracted from their primary job of watching swimmers in the water. Please respond if you can help. Just an hour or two and whenever you have time. It is especially helpful on Saturdays and Sundays in July. Please call 973-957-0204 or email email@example.com to let us know when you can help.
We are working hard to keep the Landings in good shape and to complete repairs. If your boat is at a landing, we ask that you make sure that it is still secured on a boat rack, has not flipped over, filled with water, or blown to the ground. We also ask that all boats be placed on a boat rack so our landscapers can clean up the landings. They need access to clear the leaves and branches so if your boat is on the ground, blocking access to the lake or leaning against the picnic table, please move your boat to a rack. There is space on racks at Landings 2, 6, 8 and 9. Please contact Jason Hall if you have any Landing specific questions. Further, if you are lakefront, please do not keep your boat at a Landing. We don’t have enough space. Thank you for your cooperation.
As we approach the swim season please keep in mind that during periods of heavy rainfall, one can expect a higher than normal reading of E. coli at the beaches. We will post an advisory on the bulletin board if a reading is in exceedance and will also send an email blast. In conjunction with our lake management and water testing companies, the CLPO Board monitors information regarding water quality and changes can occur due to seasonal weather conditions.
NEW BEACH RULES
Please note these new rules have been added for everyone’s safety:
- Only individualized floatation devices or rafts are allowed within the boundary ropes at the beaches and are subject to the lifeguards’ discretion. No oversized rafts are allowed at the beaches.
- Beach or lounge chairs are restricted to the 3rd dock (dock closest to the entrance at the East Beach), dock area near the dam, the platform near the dam, and the sand areas. No chairs allowed on the 1st or 2nd docks.
Please be respectful so everyone can enjoy the beauty of Cedar Lake.
5/10 – CLFC Annual Membership Meeting
5/17 – CLCC Annual Meeting
5/24 – Bear Awareness & Safety Seminar
6/23 – CLFC Fishing Derby
6/23 – Newcomer’s Party
7/20 – Cedar Lake Day
Hub Lakes Update
Congratulations to Dave Luer and the Cedar Lake Darts Team for taking first place to start off our Hub Lakes season. The playoffs began with a nail-biting victory at Indian Lake that came down to the very last dart thrown by Ron Vogt to secure the win. Cedar Lake concluded the season with a convincing win at Rock Ridge, winning 15-7.
George Strother, Sr. – 5/2
Kati Vogel – 5/6
Linda Dick – 5/9
Christopher Fuhrman – 5/11
Michael Rodriguez – 5/13
Henrique Oliveira – 5/13
Grace Palmer – 5/15
Pat Strother – 5/17
Alison Bound – 5/18
Alyssa Nowicki – 5/20
Sue Piccirilli – 5/21
Ed Brown – 5/24
Taylor Hannan – 5/25
James Whitehill – 5/25
Emily Dyer – 5/25
Debbe Woodin – 5/25
Pam Foley – 5/26
Jon Randall – 5/26
Danielle Meade – 5/28
Micaela Lancaster – 5/30
Rich and Maria Graziano – 5/7
James and Monika Fuhrman – 5/21
Chris and Karin Jackson – 5/26
Skip and Bev Eggert – 5/28
Friday, May 24th: Bear Awareness and Safety Seminar
On 5/24 at 7:30 PM at the clubhouse, Denville Animal Control Officer and Cedar Laker Meredith Petrillo will talk to us about how to stay safe living with bears in the neighborhood. The talk will be oriented toward both children and adults, so bring the family!
Please RSVP as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can set up the space to accommodate everyone!
Meredith will also bring information about bear proof trash cans and where to purchase them.
CLLA Event Recap
Easter Egg Hunt & Party
A record number of families came out for the CLLA’s Annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt on April 14th. Over 60 of Cedar Lake’s youngest neighbors brought their families down to the clubhouse for crafts, snacks, and of course a visit with the bunny! The younger kids then gathered eggs on the lawn while the older kids had an all-out hunt. Thankfully the rain held off until most of the eggs were found, although it didn’t keep anyone off the playground once it started.
Huge thanks to the entire CLLA for working together to make this event a success and Easter Bunny extraordinaire Joe Capetta for starring in countless photos and always keeping his cool!
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