Apr-May-Jun 2018 ♦ Volume 23 Issue 2 ♦
Notes from the Prez…. Hello Summer …..by Tasha Golis
We are at the halfway point of 2018. This year has been an exciting year for the Lake Holden Property Owners Association. New relationships are being made with our community and cherished traditions are continuing. We are looking forward to the rest of the year.
The LHPOA Board meets the 3rd Wednesday every other month (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov) at Cecil’s Texas Style BBQ on Orange Ave at 7pm. All homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend to learn about our wonderful lake.
In March, Kristen Sims, the Public Awareness Specialist for the Streets & Storm water Division for the City of Orlando attended our meeting. She was very informative and has become a valuable source of information regarding curb drains, street sweeping, water quality, and best practicing for protecting the lake. For example did you know the City recommends that you do NOT fertilize within 10 feet of the water. In Orange County the rule is 20 feet. The City also recommends that you bag your leaves. Not blow them into the street. City residents can receive a free composter. She hopes to get the curb drain plaques that read “Only Rain down the Drain. And drains to Lake Holden” installed on the City side. The County side plaques were installed last year.
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Jones once again hosted the Annual Fish Fry on April 21st. It was a fabulous day with great weather. The food was epic. We had a big turnout with several new homeowners in attendance. Mayoral candidate Pete Clarke joined us. As did two District 3 Commissioner candidates: Bobby Lance and Eric Rollins. I appreciated these gentlemen coming out to meet us and hear our concerns about the lake. We all need to stay informed and get out and vote!
In May I attended a lunch organized by Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Robbins. Members of the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) were invited to meet with myself and other LHPOA Board Members in order to develop a better relationship. Our lake is home to several Water Sports professionals and this was an opportunity to meet with them, to learn more about their sports, and for both sides too voice some concerns about the use of the lake. The prevailing take away for the meeting was the need for more communication and education. Home owners need to insure that guest drivers extend courtesy to other boats on the water, respect lake front residents property i.e. moored boats, shorelines and structures, regulate music levels and keep passes to a minimum in the same line. Since that meeting Wake Responsibly sign have posted on the ramps and on the South Island. I also learned that planning all of our LHPOA events on Saturdays was preventing a large population from attending because of their work schedules! Brenda Worden will host the Annual Fall BBQ this Fall on a SUNDAY afternoon (date TBA). I was a great lunch that opened some doors on a relationship between lake residents and water sports professional residents.
Nina Yon the Director of Development with United Against Poverty attended our May meeting. Mr. Todd Carr suggested she be invited to speak with our group. United Against Poverty is that group of buildings on Michigan right by the railroad track. She came to talk to us about their charity work. They are working to “give a hand up, not a hand out”. She provided us with literature about their enrichment, education and employment programing. They are working to break the cycle of poverty. Stop by and check out what they are doing in and for our community.
Mark you calendars now for our July 15 Lake Cleanup. Central Florida Recon is a group “to protecting Central Florida’s environment by removing human pollution out of waterways”. I spoke with Aimee and her crew will be parking at the South ramp with kayaks, grabbers, and buckets to pick up any trash they find in the lake. They plan on hitting the water from 9 am to 11am. She said everyone is welcome; arrive by car, boat, canoe, kayak, SUP or jet ski. Let’s all show up as a community and participate. What a great way to spend a morning! This is a simple way to keep Lake Holden awesome.
Check out both our Lake Holden Property Owners Association and Lake Holden Yacht Club Facebook page. You can also find the Lake Holden Yacht Club on Instagram.
See you on the water!
President Lake Holden Property Owners Association