Summer’s almost here - Plenty happening in ‘17

 (l to r) Karen Frazier, Edna Baker, Jennifer O’Neill, Jerry Baker, Roy Carlson and Dianne Weisser display the spruce, balsam and dogwood seedlings given away to members on May 7, 2017.

(l to r) Karen Frazier, Edna Baker, Jennifer O’Neill, Jerry Baker, Roy Carlson and Dianne Weisser display the spruce, balsam and dogwood seedlings given away to members on May 7, 2017.

Hi Lone Lakers,
Welcome to another wonderful year on Lone Lake.

LLPOA started the season early on Sunday, May 7 with the Road Clean-up and a Tree Giveaway event, which kicked off our “protect your shoreline” summer theme.  Due to schedule conflicts and the arrival of our bare-root trees, the LLPOA board decided to start the summer’s activities a week earlier than our usual 2nd week in May.  We had a beautifully clear day in the upper 60’s.  Twenty-five members took part in the Road Clean-up with many new faces on the cleaning crews.  Everyone enjoyed chatting with neighbors over coffee and rolls before taking off for their cleaning assignments.  About 35 members took advantage of the Tree Giveaway -- White Pine, Dogwood, Red and White Spruce, and Balsam Pines were on offer.  We want to give special thanks Walt and Dianne Weisser for organizing the cleaning teams and putting signs on the roads, Beth-Anne Rowe for the coffee; Karen and Steve Frazier for the rolls; and David Scott for ordering and getting the trees for the event.

Our next events will take place over the Memorial Day weekend. LLPOA will be doing boat inspections for aquatic invasive species (AIS) the entire weekend from Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29 as part of our responsibility for funding of the Aitkin County AIS Inspection Program.  Our member volunteers need to provide 10% of summer inspections to qualify for the grant.  Lone Lake volunteer inspectors work with boaters at the public launch on Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekends to meet our funding requirement.  So if you have not signed-up yet please do so by contacting our LLPOA AIS inspection coordinator Linda Szymanski (ljsatthecabin@msn.com).  Let’s fill all of the inspection 3-hour shifts and protect Lone Lake from zebra mussels and other AIS intruders!

 Thanks to the 2017 Road Clean-Up Crew! Your neighbors made this spring’s trash clean-up event a big success! On hand were Dick Preiner, Linda Kics, Dzint Kics, Liz and Ian Hawkinson, Dave Rowe, Beth-Anne Rowe, Barb Schlagel, Jim Benda, Karen Bretzman Prell, Kathryn Engdahl, Dean Frost, Walt Weisser, Dianne Weisser, Dave Bendorf, Michele Bendorf, Dave Scott, Dave Hawkinson, Jerry Baker, Edna Baker, Roy Carlson, Jeff Habercorn, Jennifer O’Neill and Hunter.

Thanks to the 2017 Road Clean-Up Crew! Your neighbors made this spring’s trash clean-up event a big success! On hand were Dick Preiner, Linda Kics, Dzint Kics, Liz and Ian Hawkinson, Dave Rowe, Beth-Anne Rowe, Barb Schlagel, Jim Benda, Karen Bretzman Prell, Kathryn Engdahl, Dean Frost, Walt Weisser, Dianne Weisser, Dave Bendorf, Michele Bendorf, Dave Scott, Dave Hawkinson, Jerry Baker, Edna Baker, Roy Carlson, Jeff Habercorn, Jennifer O’Neill and Hunter.

On Memorial Day weekend we will also be contacting residents for our annual LLPOA membership drive.  We have a great group of member volunteers that will be stopping by to request your $25 membership renewals.  We had 131 members join last year and we urge you to join again this year as we all work together to fulfill our mission to enhance, protect and preserve the beauty of Lone Lake for the future.  We have lots of things planned for this year and will be highlighting them in upcoming News Briefs.

Let me know your thoughts at sfrazier@usjet.net or on our Facebook page. Thanks for your support and we’ll talk again later.

Steve Frazier, LLPOA President.