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IMPORTANT Lake Update

Dear Lake Saginaw Member:

We have two important dates and additional information to announce.

The beach will officially open on Wednesday, June 24th. Lifeguards will be on duty starting June 24th. We will follow up with additional guidelines (health, state, and federal mandates) prior to the official opening so there will be no confusion as to what can and cannot be done. Look for additional emails soon.

Our beach clean up and annual meeting will be held on Saturday, June 13th. The beach clean up will begin at 9am, and the annual meeting will promptly start at 12 noon. For the beach clean up please bring gloves. We’ll be doing general clean up and organization.

For the annual meeting we will be electing officers and Trustees for the Sparta Hills Beach Club board. The Trustees make all decisions for the beach club.

A number of members have expressed interest in becoming a Trustee and we look forward to some new ideas and energy. In order to become a Trustee (or to vote for Trustees) you must be a reservation member in good standing (i.e. all your fees are paid including active membership fees. This is a by-law rule.)

We hope those that would look to become a Trustee would do so to bring new ideas, activities, and accomplishments that will benefit the entire community. If you are looking to join to enhance a personal agenda, complain without providing solutions, or just as a way to socialize, then this position is probably not for you.

Trustees receive no pay, no incentives, and no special treatment – it is a volunteer position. While it is not a difficult job, it does involve interacting with members, providing solutions to problems, and following through with appropriate action for the good of the lake community.

I know there are a number of you that would be great for the beach club as a Trustee. Please feel free to reply via email to info@lakesaginaw.org and let us know you are considering running for a Trustee position.

In additional news, I will no longer be the beach club President, nor will I be a Trustee. I believe it’s time for some new ideas and passion to not only maintain all the great things we’ve accomplished over these past years, but to make things even better. Our Secretary, Melissa Do, will also be stepping down.

I want to thank all of you for your support, and look forward to seeing what you can accomplish moving forward.

Thank you.

John Scherr, President
SHBC Trustees


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COVID-19 Update (5/20/20)

Fellow Lake Saginaw Members,

We are working on current guidelines for our beach/lake this season. As you know, we do not officially open the beach until mid to late June. We will not be making any exceptions to that time frame this year.

We have received the new State and local health department guidelines that will dictate how we move forward with the beach opening. At this time we are working on a plan to open the beach, but be prepared that this will include (and not be limited to) limitations on entry, social distancing, and sanitation of commonly touched surfaces.

Until that plan is finalized, the beach is still closed and we will follow guidelines set forth in prior emails.

Again, we will keep you updated as soon as we can finalize the guidelines and plan for a safe beach opening, and then get our water test and health inspection completed.

Please work with us, and have patience.

SHBC Trustees
John Scherr, President, SHBC


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Upcoming Beach Cleanup, 6/8/2019

Volunteers Needed

Hello everyone!

We have a scheduled beach cleanup day for Saturday, June 8th with a rain date of Sunday, June 9th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  Unfortunately our previously scheduled day was also on the same day as Sparta Day, so we decided to reschedule.

Due to the sparse turnout for the first cleanup, there is still much to do for the beach to be ready for the opening day of Saturday, June 22nd. We have numerous tasks that we could use assistance with, the more help the better, and the quicker we’ll get everything done.


We are asking any folks that are available to help (even if it’s just for an hour or two) that morning; your time and effort is certainly appreciated by us! Thank you!

Sparta Hills Beach Club Trustees


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Spring Is Finally Here!

It’s been a crazy winter with March coming in like a lion! It looks like Spring has finally arrived and we’re looking forward to a warm, dry summer. This is the time of year when our season begins, as we start ramping up our efforts for the upcoming summer.

We want everyone to have a fun family time at our beautiful lake – remember this is your lake and we all need to take care of it. Our Trustees do what we can but we can’t do it alone, and we can always use the help. Stay tuned to our site and on our Facebook page for calls for volunteers for various cleanups and lake prep activities – the work goes much faster with more hands on deck.

Our annual cleanup & meeting takes place on Saturday May 5th at noon, following our cleanup (9am). All fully paid/active property owners in the Sparta Hills Beach Club Reservation are eligible to attend and vote on club matters. Officers and trustees will be elected at that meeting as other beach business will be discussed – we hope to see you there! 

IMPORTANT DATES 

Official Beach Opening – June 23rd 

Annual Beach Picnic – June 30th / Rain Date – Sunday July 1st

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Kids Fishing Contest – Saturday, 7/1 11:00am

Once again, we’ll be having our Annual Kids Fishing Contest prior to the start of the picnic, for ages 4-12.
Whomever catches the largest fish overall gets the grand prize – a brand new rod & reel!
We will also have additional prized for those placing from 2nd through 5th place.
Tie-breakers will be determined by most number of fish caught -so don’t stop fishing until its over!
We’ll provide the bait in the form of earthworms and also PowerBait – contestants are free to use whatever they wish. Our fish here seem to be very fond of hot dogs 🙂
All contestants must be accompanied/supervised by an adult for the duration of the contest, and keep in mind that the fish must be landed by the kids, not the adults 🙂 .
Fishing will take place on the docks, since ‘fishing space’ may be somewhat limited, please arrive promptly.

ALL contestants who wet their lines will receive a small gift from the SHBC.

Anyone willing to help volunteer with help at this event would also be HUGELY appreciated – it gets a bit hectic
we can always use the help in measuring fish & baiting hooks!
With your participation, we hope to make this a bigger and better event every year!


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Lake Saginaw 2017 Beach Opening

IMG_20170610_120455Lake Saginaw Members,

The Lake will officially open this Saturday, June 24th.
Lifeguards will be on duty weekdays from 11am until 7pm, and on weekends 11am until 6pm.
No children under the age of 16 will be allowed on the beach without a parent or adult supervision (this will be enforced).
The beach closes at 10pm.
No cars are allowed in the parking lot after 10pm or overnight.
Beach badges (and boat/canoe/kayak stickers) can be picked up on the following days and times:

Wed.     June 21st       3:00pm – 6:00pm

Thurs.  June 22nd       3:00pm – 6:00pm

Fri.       June 23rd       3:00pm – 6:00pm

Sat. Opening Day       9:30am – 11:00am

Your badges must be with you when you visit the lake.

If you are unable to pick up your badges during these times, just reply to this email and we’ll let you know what arrangements can be made.

Help us keep the beach and lake clean by picking up after yourselves (and in many cases cleaning up after others).

Thank you.

Sparta Hills Beach Club Trustees
Lake Saginaw

 


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Important Dates for 2017…

Hi everyone!

Just some important dates to keep in mind for 2017, please note that these dates are tentative as of now!

March 1st – Lifeguard resumes are being accepted

April – First beach cleanup, dates TBD

April 30th – Annual bills due

May 6th – Annual Meeting, 12:00pm

June – Beach opens for 2017, dates TBD

July 1st – Annual Beach Picnic (Rain date, July 2nd)

September 2nd – Annual Pig Roast (Rain date, September 3rd) 

 


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IMPORTANT DATES for 2016!

Hi everyone! Please make note of the following dates to remember for 2016!

  • May 7th, 2016 – Annual Beach Club Meeting
  • May 21st-May 29th – 2nd Beach Cleanup/Setup (TBD)
  • June 4th-June 11th – 3rd Beach Cleanup/Setup (TBD)
  • June 18th, 2016 – Opening Day (proposed)
  • July 2nd, 2016 – Annual Beach Picnic (Rain date July 3rd)
  • September 3rd, 2016 – Pig Roast (Rain date September 4th)

Please remember we can use volunteers for ALL of these events – if you are interesting in helping out, please drop us a note at info@LakeSaginaw.org – thanks!


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Annual Membership Meeting – 5/7/16

Hi all,

Our Annual Membership meeting will be held on May 7th at noon, following the second beach clean up. We’ll send reminders via email,  as well post updates on our Facebook page.

All fully paid/active property owners in the Sparta Hills Beach Club Reservation are eligible to attend and vote on club matters. Officers and trustees will be elected at that meeting and other beach business will be discussed.

If we don’t have your email address, please send it to us at info@LakeSaginaw.org

We hope to see you there!