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March 2021

Fellow Lake Members,

I am looking forward to our Summer 2021 Lake Season. Last year was anything but ordinary, but we are full steam ahead for 2021! The members of the board are working hard behind the scenes to continue to make sure Lake Saginaw improves and remains a fun lake community that we can all enjoy with our family and friends.

Remember, this is you lke, and we all need to take care of it and be respectful of the rules and fellow members.

See you at the opening picnic!


Theresa Gleason (President) and your Sparta Hills Beach Club Trustees

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Thank You SHBC Members

Hello everyone,

We did it! We had a successful first week at the beach. Thank you to all of you who have cooperated with us to make this happen.  The remaining badges are available for pick up Thursday and Saturday this week, during beach hours.

The holiday weekend is approaching. We still must observe the 50 person maximum limit; therefore, we can not allow any guests. When the beach is busy please be mindful of others who may be waiting to use the beach. There will be a green flag on display at the entrance while we are open and there are spaces available. A red flag will be displayed once we reach the 50 person capacity.The Ambassadors will check you in, keep count, and check you out. Beach hours have changes slightly and are now 11AM to 6PM.

Please be aware of social distancing rules and maintain a distance of six feet apart from non family members. We have a liability as a lake to provide a safe and clean environment for our members. Also, masks and shoes are required in the bathrooms. Lastly, the kayaks and boats onsite are privately owned and are not for rent or free use.  Members pay a fee to keep their boats/kayaks at the beach, so please do not use them if they do not belong to you.

Let’s be safe and enjoy our little slice of heaven, Lake Saginaw.

Thank you & happy 4th of July,
Becka Panzer, President 
SHBC Trustees

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SHBC Beach Opens Wednesday, 6/24/20 – Please read

Hello Sparta Hills Beach Club Members,

We are cleared to open! Our hours are 11a to 7pm. In an effort to make our lake experience as enjoyable as possible please read this entire post. Please be aware & check in with the ambassador when you arrive. As of now we have a 50 person limit on the beach and grass at a time. We are aware of the new executive orders that are continuously coming out. These are being reviewed by the appropriate parties that govern SHBC. When we know how they specifically pertain to SHBC we will share that information with you. This is a fluid time. Sometimes we will just have to wait & see before we adjust the new rules. Remember we are a small single beach. Our decisions are being made with safety and well being of our members as our top priority.

As of Wednesday we are open under these guidelines:

All members dues must be current

No guests

Everyone must check in with the ambassador

BYOC &T. Bring your own chair & toys

Masks encouraged

Practice social distancing

One person in shed/ bathroom at a time

Guards will sanitize any common items every 50 minutes

No slides, diving boards or floating docks

All toys and chairs must be taken home or will be thrown away (no shared equipment rule)

When you come to kayak, paddleboard, or just fish you do not have to check in unless you are going to swim.

During check in you are required to give your name and badge numbers will need to be shown.

Badge pick up will be Monday June 29 @ 11am to 5pm. & Tuesday the 30 11am to 1pm & 4pm to 7pm

These guidelines may change at any time to be more or less restrictive. SHBC Trustees will stay up to date with state and town COVID guidelines. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Be safe,

Becka Panzer, Beach President

SHBC Trustees

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SHBC Trustee Changes

Hi everyone! At our last beach cleanup and annual meeting, we have now elected some new faces that form our SHBC board of trustees – welcome aboard!

Rebecca Panzer

Vice President
Theresa Gleason

Karen Wheeler

Wendy Selander

Nick Boon
Ted Olszowski
Jeno Nyerges
Rick Bierce
Melissa Do
Michael Dobosh
Amanda Major
Elizabeth Siracuse-Billgert

Also thanks to everyone to came out and lent a hand at the cleanup last weekend!

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SHBC Beach Cleanup – Part II

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Lake Saginaw Summer 2020. Since we are anticipating the beach opening next week, Wednesday the 24th, we need to finish getting the beach & buoys ready. So anyone who is available please come on down to the lake this Saturday, June 20th at 9:15 am.

Hope to see you there!

Thank you,
Rebecca Panzer, President
SHBC Trustees

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: Lake Saginaw – Opening Restrictions

Dear Fellow Lake Saginaw Members:

Some good news coming out today from the Governor of NJ:

“I anticipate being able to raise the limit on OUTDOOR non-protest and non-religious gatherings – unless we see a significant uptick in new #COVID19 cases – to 250 people on June 22nd.” (Gov. Murphy, NJ)

We are anticipating our beach opening on June 24th – however a lot of this is dependent on having the resources available in order to complete out setup, mainly we are waiting to hear from our dock contractor on a date and time for placement. Without the swim docks in place we cannot attach ropes and floats and other safety equipment.

In addition we are still on negotiating terms regarding our opening with the NJ State Health Department. As always the safely of our members and their families is our primary concern.

We will not be having an opening picnic, and we will not allow parties at the beach this season. (Mid or end of season member picnics will be determined at a later date.)

Here is a preliminary look at some of the restrictions that the State and County Health Department will be enforcing, and we will need to follow:

•    Require that members of the public practice social distancing while present at all public and private beaches, lakes, and lakeshores, including staying six feet apart whenever practicable.
•    Remove, tape-off, or otherwise block access to all benches and tables to discourage gatherings;
•    Prohibit the tying together or “rafting up” of boats to discourage group gatherings;
•    Prohibit special events such as festivals, concerts, fireworks, and picnics;
•    Prohibit all organized or contact activities or sports;
•    Limit occupancy in public restrooms that remain open to avoid overcrowding and maintain social distancing through signage and, where practicable, the utilization of attendants to monitor capacity;

The following shall be closed to the public at all public and private beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores:
•    Picnic Areas;
•    Playgrounds;
•    Water play equipment, including but not limited to goggles, snorkels, fins, kick boards, pool noodles and toys (you can bring your own, but not leave at the beach as it will be thrown away same day).

Common sense and reasonable requests:

– If you are sick, or you child is sick, STAY HOME
– Wear a mask when close interaction cannot be avoided
– Most important, be patient. Give us a break – THINGS WILL NOT BE SAME THIS SEASON

– If you do not agree with any of the rules or restrictions, two things you can do: First, write the Governor or County Health Department to complain, not us. Second, if you are angry and not at all willing to work within these regulations, consider not joining the Lake this year
(reservation members will still have a mandatory maintenance fee due).

Thank you for your continued patience. Count on changes. We will keep you updated as soon as we learn more.

John Scherr, President
SHBC Trustees


Beach Party – POSTPONED to Sunday, 6/30



Due to possible severe weather forecast for our area tomorrow afternoon, we have decided to postpone the Annual Beach Party to Sunday, June30th.

We apologize for the last minute change; we do not make these changes lightly,and only have the safety of all members in mind.

Most forecasts are calling for strong winds and potential hail; the forecast for Sunday looked much for favorable so we decided to make the change.

We will follow the same schedule below:

Time: 12 noon until 10pm

* Kids Fishing Contest from 11:00am to 12:00pm for ages 5-10

* 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!

Hope to see you at the Lake this Sunday! (Please pass this message along to your friends to spread the word)

Sparta Hills Beach Club Trustees

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SHBC Party Requests

Dear Lake Saginaw Members:

We were recently made aware of some new legal, environmental, and liability changes regarding member events (specifically member parties) at the Lake, and we are currently reassessing member parties due to these new changes.

This DOES NOT affect club sponsored parties like the opening picnic and end of year pig roast.

While we work on gathering information and specifics, and until further notice, no member parties (birthday parties, family parties, etc.) will be scheduled in June and July of this year.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will keep you updated on any changes as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Sparta Hills Beach Club Trustees
Lake Saginaw

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!Important! – Annual Beach Picnic POSTPONED to Sunday, 7/2

We’ve had a close eye on the weather forecasts this whole week – a large portion of the country is experiencing a lot of severe weather, and unfortunately it looks like those same weather systems will be heading into our area on Saturday.

We all know how hard it can be to make outdoor plans in the summertime whenever there are thunderstorms in the forecast, and somewhat maddening when the forecasters get it wrong.

Right now a large portion of our Saturday has a high percentage of storms from 11:00am right on through to midnight; we don’t want folks running for cover all day, safety of everyone is our highest concern.

Based on the significantly better forecast for Sunday (Sunny & 85 with almost no chance of rain), we’ve made the decision to move the picnic to Sunday.

Please let forward this message on to you family and friends who may be attending.

Sparta Hills Beach Club