The 2019 Season opened with some chilly weather but eventually, warmed up by the end of June. Bret Barker returned for another season as beach manager and staff was at full strength by the start of the season. Another July 4th holiday did not disappoint. It was a spectacular show.
Members started camping out late after closing hours on July 3rd. Staff started checking everyone in around 5:00 in the morning and at exactly 8:00, the gates were opened and the annual rush to the beach was on!
Members and their guests filled the beach with very little sand left exposed.
The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great time. Everyone headed home singing our national anthem. Good times!
Our social events were another success this season. It seems as more and more members are participating in these activities. Our music night had close to 300 music lovers in attendance. I ask you to join me in thanking Sue Adkerson for her tireless work over a number of years in making these events so much fun for our membership. She has decided to retire from this activity and turn it over to her assistant, Amanda Bellows. Sue will serve in a support roll. I do wish to thank all the members who contribute and help out during these social activities.
The election cycle for the board of directors was completed on the July 4th holiday week. The majority of the board stayed the same with one new member. We welcome Jane Voss on the board.
Our heavy winter has provided us with lake levels that allowed for boating well into September. Beach activities are winding down but, my family and I love the fall weather and still enjoy the beach. The beach will be closing on the last weekend of the month so plan to remove your kayaks, paddle boards, and boats in storage well before that date.
The board of directors are working on updating our Bylaws over the winter season. The work required to increase our parking will begin in October. And I hope we continue to listen and respond to the wishes of our membership. Thank you for all of your positive comments.