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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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Annual Beach Picnic – Saturday, June 29th!

ūüĆ≠Annual Beach Picnic – Saturday June 29th!ūüćĒ
(rain date June 30th)
Time: 12 noon until 10pm
Events: * Kids Fishing Contest from 11:00am to 12:00pm for ages 5-10
Activities: * Volleyball, Horse Shoes, Swimming, Bonfire
We’ll supply the hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, sausage and peppers, kegs of beer, San Gria, birch beer, water, and soda.
We ask that you bring your favorite appetizer, side dish, salad, or fruits, AND a dessert.
The cost is just $25 per family, or $10 per adult and $5 per child (12 and under). Payment is made at the beach on the day of the picnic.
Non-member guests are welcome but will need to pay separately.
We’ll also need some help with the cooking – please help us out and volunteer to spend some time at the grills. Just walk up and say you’re here to cook!
As always we’re always keeping a close eye on the local weather forecasts – should there be any drastic changes or potential date change, we will be sure to let everyone know.
Hope to see you at the Lake this Saturday!
Sparta Hills Beach Club Trustees


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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 ūüôā
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 ūüôā .
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 Р6:00pm

Thurs.  June 22nd       3:00pm Р6:00pm

Fri.       June 23rd       3:00pm Р6:00pm

Sat. Opening Day       9:30am Р11:00am

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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Firewood Donations

SHBC Members,

One of our main highlights of our annual picnics each year is the bonfire – this would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our Trustees.

We’re in good shape for our Annual 4th Of July picnic on 7/1, but we’ll also need to start planning for our Pig Roast on Labor Day Weekend.

Special thanks to Don & Mary McCreedy for their firewood donation for our first party,  it is much appreciated!

If you or a neighbor has firewood on their property to donate for the cause, please contact Ted Olszowski @ 201-618-2624 – if you’re in the Sparta area we’ll come pick it up, but if you’re willing to drop some off at the lake you’re more than welcome to!


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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!