Greeting from LPA!

What a spring! It’s difficult to believe yards are already being mowed, boats are on the lake, and the first few morel mushrooms are being reported for the year. Weather like this is hard to beat.

Things are picking up here at the office with everyone transitioning rapidly into summer mode. Here are a few highlights of what’s happening at LPA.

Board Meeting March 27, 2012. The Board of directors will resume their regular, monthly schedule Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Board normally meets in the lower level of the LPA office, but will be gathering at the LPN Conference Center this March and April. (LPN provides a little more space to accommodate board candidates and other guests.) Please feel free to join us if you have any issues of concern, or are simply interested in the LPA governing process. Open forum is at 5 p.m.

Seal-coating expected to cover nearly ten miles. The Association is in the process of evaluating roads and preparing the seal-coat map for the 2012 year. This year, we expect to seal-coat approximately ten miles of roadway, the lower parking lot at LPN, the LP West Golf Course parking lot, and the road leading to the LPA Water plant. Preliminary pricing suggests the per-mile cost will be similar to what we paid in 2010 and 2011.

Fin and Feather Committee welcomes new members. The Lake Panorama Fin and Feather Committee will be holding their 2012 kick-off meeting on April 5, 2012 at 7 a.m. at the LPA office. If you are interested in helping the group prepare for their annual banquet, then please feel free to jump in. The group is very casual and openly welcomes new members. Remember, 7 in the morning – not 7 at night. This is an early bird group!

July 7 Fireworks date set. Joe and Rita Scheiring will again be coordinating the Independence Day Fireworks Show. The date for this year is Saturday, the 7th of July. Thanks to Joe and Rita for continuing this tradition!

Great rates at LP West Golf Course. For the second year, LPA is offering our promotional rate for new members of the LP West Golf Course. If you weren’t a member in 2011, then please join us for what promises to be an extra-long 2012 season.

Promotional Rates

Family $275    Couple $230    Single $150    Student $40

Also – Existing members of the LP West Golf Course who refer a new member to us will receive $25. This applies to new family, couple or single memberships. (Student memberships excluded.)

Water Hydrant Flushing April 16-20. LPA will be flushing hydrants April 16-20 as part of our routine maintenance schedule. Please use caution doing laundry during this time as light-colored clothing is particularly vulnerable to staining.

LPA Annual Meeting May 12. Please mark your calendars for the LPA Annual Meeting on May 12 at 10 a.m. at the LPN Conference Center. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please also make a point to cast your ballot in the LPA Board of Directors’ election. This will be mailed to you around April 20 and may be returned in person or via USPS (mail).

In closing, best wishes for an early and prolonged summer at Lake Panorama. As always, feel free to drop by if you have any questions or concerns.

John Rutledge


Quote to ponder:  “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”  — William James