Thanks to Bob Bergman, our resident cartographer, the plat map has been updated as of May, 2014. The .pdf file is located on the News/Information page. Or click this link to download it. Drawing this map is painstaking. Most people don't know Bob's full employment history. Many only know him as a retired principal. Before that, during the Middle Ages, Bob was transcribing books in a monastery with the other monks. And that's why he does such an outstanding job drawing this map and staying within the lines coloring it.
Seriously though, the association has never had such a nice illustration of our lake and updated ownership. I find it one of the most referenced documents on this website. Thanks Bob. We wouldn't be as good of an organization without you!
We've got just over a hundred hot dogs, drinks, and chips for Saturday's lunch at the beach. Spread the word and come on by from 12 to 1:30 pm. So far there's a 30% chance of rain but I'm hopeful it's not around lunch time. See you at the grill.
I was just notified of the passing of Ron Wellman. (click for his obituary)
Those that knew Ron knew him to be a god loving preacher of the gospel. He was a friend to everyone and worked very hard to make the lake a thriving community. Have you heard of people that would give you the shirt off of their back if you needed it? That was Ron. Check out the 2011 Great Awakening video featuring Ron below.
The Beach Project is done. Thanks again to Dave and Jae Powell, Bob Bergman, Maria & Antonio Hornstein, and Hume Cale for the help this weekend in getting the float lines put together and in place. Antonio did the cold water portion of setting the weights and putting the line in place. There's nothing else to do. Thank you to all who donated and made this little renovation possible. Couldn't have done it without you.
Come down to the beach between noon and 1:30 on Saturday the 24th for a free hot dog and a drink. We're going to break-in the grill and celebrate the end of the beach project. Everyone is invited.
I'm going to bring a special, never sold, seasoning for the hot dogs. I asked our President of Research and Development to make me a shake on seasoning that would make a hot dog taste like a Chicago Style Dog. He nailed it with his first try and we'll see if you like it. I'll have plenty of plain ones for the kids as well. First come, first serve. When they're gone, they're gone.
Let's hope for good weather. If it rains, we're rained out.
On Saturday we had a little work party. Actually, it was a lot of work. Bob Bergman, Jae and Dave Powell, Gerald Poulter all showed up. Malinda Poulter and Maria Hornstein arrived and provided water support and made sure we were doing things right. We removed the old signs and put in the new ones. You'll have to walk around the signs or see them from the water. They are two sided. One of the signs has the same verbage on both sides. The other sign is different on each side. Kevin Semrow framed the signs and I think he built them to withstand a tornado. He did an EXCELLENT job. Took him 3 days to do it right. Thanks Kevin.
We also installed the " Anti-Goose" device Which is a light located at the far end of the beach. Please help us by keeping everyone away from the device. It could take a few weeks to see what effect it has on keeping the geese away. The grill was installed along with the refinished picnic table. And the greenery is compliments of Bob Bergman. The plant grew too big for his deck so it was transplanted in the barrel by the grill. 3.5 hours later we were all done. Couldn't have done it without them! One more thing. Thanks again to Chris and Sabe Goetz for the use of the powered auger. We'd still be there if we didn't have that thing.
Years ago when I was looking for a lake front cabin I stumbled across a realtor ad for Lake of the Oaks. There was nothing on the web about our lake.
Everything had to be learned by chasing people down and making phone calls. I couldn't believe that in the age of the Internet, information about the lake was left in the Stone Age. I decided to do something about that when I became an owner.
Always interested in technology, I enjoy providing information and updates to fellow owners and prospects. Please let me know if its working.