July-August-September 2018 ♦ Volume 23 Issue 3 ♦
Notes from the Prez… It’s Officially Fall… by Tasha Golis
It is Officially Fall in Florida. That means MORE heat, humidity, rain, and the possibility of hurricanes. Labor Day marks the date that rest of the Country celebrates the changing of the Seasons with pumpkin spice lattes, flannels shirts, and bonfires. Meanwhile, Lake Holden homeowners are standing around gas grills in shorts and flip-flops.
It has rained almost every day for the last two months and the lake water levels approached historic high water marks. I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to our community. Boaters refrained from hitting the water. Many seawalls, decks and docks were underwater. Repeated wave action of any source causes damage. Our Lake Holden Yacht Club Facebook page is a great resource for info, data, and questions from our residents. Thankfully, we have not and hopefully, will not be hit by a big tropical storm or hurricane. Some homes are still repairing damage from Hurricane Irma (Sept 11, 2017).
On Sunday July 15 we worked with Central Florida RECON to organize a Clean Up Lake Holden event. CFRECON is a group of friends and concerned citizens protecting Central Florida’s surface waters and natural environment by removing trash and debris from lake, rivers and streams. Their team reached out to our Water Advisory Board to see if Lake Holden was interested in a clean up. The turnout was amazing! People turned up by car, truck, Jet Ski, kayak, paddleboard, ski boat, and pontoon to participate. CFRECON provided kayaks and we spread out around the lake and picked up all sorts of nastiness: plastic bags, firework platforms, rafts, Styrofoam of all sorts, tin and aluminum cans, straws, water bottles, chip bags, plywood, and buckets. We found some especially polluted spots and have notified officials at both the City of Orlando and Orange County to see what can be done about suspected ineffective runoff/drainage spots. One of their members lives in our community and we are already planning another Clean Up.
The 2018 Primary election was held Tuesday August 28. It was great to see so many residents support the candidate or their choice. Many worked at campaign headquarters, hosted fund raising events, put campaign signs on their property, held signs on corners, and talked to the media. It was reported that voter turn out was high: 27% of eligible voters (by one account). Orange County voted Sheriff Demings as Mayor Elect.
County Commissioner Pete Clarke will be missed. We was a great supporter of Lake Holden and ran an admirable campaign to be County Mayor.
The County Commissioner for our District 3 will be decided in November. Pete Crotty is running against Maya Yaribe. I support Pete Crotty. I believe he will preserve Pete Clarke’s stewardship for Lake Holden’s interests. Rick and Lucy Fender are hosting an event Wednesday September 26 from 6 pm to 8 pm to support Pete Crotty’s campaign. All interested parties are invited to attend. Get involved!
The Annual Lake Holden Membership BBQ will be held Sunday October 21. (Some of our homeowners let us know that they would be able to attend more of our LHPOA functions if they were held on Sundays. We are happy to accommodate requests!) Brenda Worden is hosting this event for the third consecutive year on her incredible lake front property. Cecil’s Texas Style Bar-B-Q will be preparing the food. They always supply a generous spread of chicken, brisket, ribs, coleslaw and beans. Hope to see you all there. Grab a neighbor and head on over. Paid LHPOA members enter the event free; guests are welcome for a $5 fee.
Check out our website lakeholden.org to RSVP. You can also click the Pay Pal link to pay your annual membership dues.
Lake Holden Property Owners Association (LHPOA) Board meeting are held the 3rd Wednesday of every other month. Join us Sept 19 at 7 pm at Cecil’s on Orange Ave.
The Water Advisory Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Orange County Training Room on Michigan Ave at 5:30. All residents and invited and encouraged to attend.
President Lake Holden Property Owners Association