Jan-Feb-Mar 2017 ♦ Volume 22 Issue 1 ♦
Notes from the Prez…. A New Chapter Begins …..by Tasha Golis
Spring is here! The trees around the lake are covered in new growth. We have avocados, loquats and pomegranates ready to be picked. We took or first swim in the lake last weekend. Though it wasn’t a cold winter, or a long one, it feels good to welcome the new season.
I am honored to be the new President of the Lake Holden Property Owners Association. I have been the Secretary of the LHPOA for the last three years. I wanted to become a part of the Board that was largely responsible to making Lake Holden such an amazing place to live. Diana Robbins was President for 14 years. Over the course of those years the LHPOA, in conjunction with the Water Advisory Board, navigated County, City, and State policies is order to clean up, revitalize and restore a lake that was in pretty bad shape. Lake Holden is now a Top Ten Urban Lake in the State of Florida based on water quality and fish supplies. It is an incredible ―backyard‖.
My parents bought a home on Lake Holden in 1974. I grew up here. I went waterskiing just about every day before school. Every weekend, our house was full of people enjoying the lake: boating, fishing, and swimming. Back then, you couldn’t see your own feet while you were in the water. The water was green and murky. But we didn’t care. We ran down the dock and jumped right in.
I moved away from Lake Holden and when I would come home to visit, I started to see a change in the lake. One day, my neighbor Mr. Jones showed me an aerial shot of the lake immediately following an alum treatment. The lake looked like the waters of the Caribbean, crystal clear and turquoise. It was amazing. I moved back to Orlando and now I own a home on Lake Holden. We love it here.
Join our Lake Holden Yacht Club FaceBook group and share your lakeside living photos and stories. Meet your neighbors and encourage them to join our association. The $30 annual dues help to pay for the costs of printing and mailing this newsletter, the annual BBQ, the Fish Fry (graciously hosted again this year by the Jones on April 22nd ), and the Christmas Boat Parade/Backyard Light Display Viewing. Hang out at the Sand Bar. Cruise around the lake. Get involved. Let’s embrace and protect our beautiful Lake Holden.
Tasha Golis President