Friday Flyer

February 19, 2010

BOARD AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS WORK SESSION: The Board will hold the first of its 2010 semi-annual work sessions with LMOA Committee Chairs on Mon., Feb. 22, at 7:30PM in the Faulconer Room. The chairs are invited to make short reports on current and planned 2010 activities by their committees. President Leighton Cumming and other Directors will talk about LMOA process and expectations for committees. Any LMOA member may attend the work session. Time will be allotted for member comments before the start of the discussion between Directors and committee chairs. COMMITTEE ORIENTATION – A Learning Opportunity for Committee Members: Early in each year, LMOA holds a Committee Orientation for veteran and new committee members on the importance, role and responsibilities of committees within the LMOA operation. The meeting will be held at 6:30PM in the Faulconer Room on Mon., Feb. 22, just prior to the Board and Committee Chairs work session (see above). All committee members are encouraged to attend. Presenters will be President Leighton Cumming, General Manager John Korhonen and Communications Manager Peggy Alexander. DOWNED TREE CLEANUP UNDERWAY LMOA Maintenance personnel have begun cleaning up downed and/or broken trees along Jefferson Drive. Beginning next week, two crews will be working their way around the community to cut and chip within the 10-foot utility right of way along streets and on LMOA property. Chips will be hauled to Bunker Ball Field and Tufton Pond parking areas and the old stables area, and will be available for residents’ use. Residents are responsible for tree clean up on their own lots. Although LMOA does not recommend tree contractors, there are many qualified local contractors listed in local publications’ classified ads and in the yellow pages. THE FEBRUARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING will be held on Thurs., Feb. 25. The meeting will be called to order at 6PM and go immediately into executive session to discuss legal, contract and personnel matters. The meeting will reconvene in open session in the Terrace Room at 7PM. There will be two member comment periods (see below). Sign up in advance at the Administration Office or before call to order in the Terrace Room. Also, members may contact Meg Gore in advance at or 589-8263, ext. 110. The meeting will be broadcast live on cable channel 10. See “Channel 10 Presents” for the replay schedule. The agenda will include: REPORTS James River Water Authority (Director Ray Gott) Fluvanna Board of Supervisors (Supervisor Joe Chesser) MEMBER COMMENTS #1 (agenda items only; 5 minutes per member; total 30 minute maximum) UNFINISHED BUSINESS Board Goals 2009-2010 (President Leighton Cumming) − Resolutions from the Ad Hoc Committee on Legislative Review (Treasurer Mike Harrison) − Committees and the Strategic Plan (Director Benita Ellen) − Eagles Nest outsourcing (Director Gott) − Improvements to the Golf Course (Director Gott) − Strategic approach to fund major expenditures (Director Scott Meiss) − Deer management (Secretary Don Fickes) − Survey on need for capital improvements (Vice President John Platt) BYLAW AND POLICY CHANGES - Second Reading Amend Bylaws Article 4, Meetings of Members, relating to the Member Meetings (Vice President Platt, Peggy Alexander, Communications Manager) NEW BUSINESS Requests to authorize purchase orders: 1) Golf Greens Mower Attachments, 2) Golf Course Aerator, 3) Golf Course Greens Chemicals (Linda Adams, Solicitation & Contract Review Administrator) Committee Appointments MEMBER COMMENTS #2 (any LMOA topic; 5 minutes/ member) BYLAW AND POLICY CHANGES - First Reading Amend PM 4.02A, Financial Management Policy, as recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee for Legislative Review (Treasurer Harrison)

COMMUNITY SERVICE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ∗ BOARD ELECTION: If you want to help make decisions that will protect and preserve the quality of life in our community, please consider running for the LMOA Board of Directors. There will be two vacancies on the Board at the end of June. Candidates are needed to ensure that members will have a choice on who will represent them for the next three years. The election is part of the 38th Annual Meeting, which will take place on Sat., June 26, but candidates must complete the petition process that is underway now. Any LMOA property owner who meets Bylaw requirements is eligible, regardless of age, sex or educational, social or cultural background. ∗ MEMBER PROPOSALS: LMOA members in good standing may sponsor member proposals on items they would like to present for member vote at the Annual Meeting in June. To be qualified for member vote, proposals must meet Bylaw requirements, and sponsors must follow the petition process, which is underway. ∗ INFORMATION ABOUT THE PETITION PROCESS AND PETITION PACKETS for candidates and member proposals are available now. Call Communications Manager Peggy Alexander at 589-8263, ext. 111. Deadline for completed petition packets to be returned to LMOA is March 29. LMOA FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL HOST a joint meeting with the Building Roads and Grounds Committee and Audit Committee at 7PM on Tues., Feb. 23, in the Terrace Board Room. The committees will discuss pending revisions to PM 4.02A, LMOA Financial Management Policy. The proposed revisions are on the agenda for the Feb. 25 Board of Directors meeting as a first reading. EAGLES NEST GRAND OPENING will be Mon., March 1, under the new management of food service professionals Mike and Dana Hartling, owners of the Dogwood Cafe. Hours of operation will be 7AM to 5PM daily. See the Feb. 26 Friday Flyer for more information. BOAT OWNERS, if your boat is stored at the Marina, please check it for damage. The recent heavy storms have flattened the covers of many stored boats. AUDIT COMMITTEE HAS VACANCIES: If you are looking for rewarding community service, please consider the LMOA Audit Committee. The Committee conducts internal audits, is primary interface with the independent auditor and makes recommendations for changes to the accounting system. For more information, contact Chairman Bud Maudlin at 589-8890 or To apply, please fill out a Committee Resource Form, available at the Administration Office or online at under Library, Forms. GOLF COMMITTEE MEETING TIME CHANGE: Effective with the March 10 meeting, the Golf Committee meeting time has been changed to 4PM. The meeting will be held in the Crofton Room. FISHING SEMINAR RESCHEDULED: The latest snowfall resulted in cancellation of the fishing seminar that was planned for Feb. 15. The seminar, with presenter Paul St. Clair, has been rescheduled for Mon., March 15, at 7PM in the Terrace Room. You may sign up in advance by emailing Walk-ins also welcome. The seminar is FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by Bo’s Pier Group, which is actively working with LMOA to make the Community Fishing Pier a reality. DIG A LITTLE and save your home, your life or the life of someone you love. When snow and ice seem to have covered everything, it’s important to make sure emergency response teams can find your house and fire hydrants. Watching a Rescue vehicle trying to find the correct address on Jefferson Drive during one of our recent snows confirmed the importance of keeping the E-911 house numbers as visible as possible. Also, clear snow and ice from the fire hydrant nearest your house so Fire personnel can get access in case of fire. Please don’t leave your health and home to chance. If you are unable to do this work, ask a family member, friend or neighbor. It could mean the difference between safety and tragedy. CHANNEL 10 PRESENTS Programs are shown at 9AM and 7PM daily. Through Wed., Feb. 24: President Leighton Cumming and Communications Manager Peggy Alexander talk about upcoming Board election and the petition process for candidates and member proposals. Ted Makranczy gives an update on the Community Fishing Pier and the status of the fundraising campaign. Thurs. – Wed., Feb. 25 – Mar. 3: Board of Directors Meeting.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS [LMOA events & activities are printed in bold type.] Sat., Feb. 20 8:30AM Painters at the Lake, TR 5PM Scrapbooking, TGR Sun., Feb. 21 3:30PM Newcomers & Old Friends Club, FR Mon., Feb. 22 8AM Aerobics, TR 9AM Duplicate Bridge, TR 12:30PM Mah Jongg for Fun, TR 1PM Sewing Circle, TR 6PM Girl Scouts Troop 657, TR 6PM Brownie Troop 1100, TGR 6:30PM Committee Orientation, FR 7PM Chess Club, TBR 7:30PM Board/Committee Chairs Work Session, FR 7:30PM Bass Club, TR Tues., Feb.23 8AM Environmental Control Committee, OB 8AM Aerobics, TR 9:30AM Basket Weaving, TR 1PM Canasta, FR 1PM Casual Bridge, FR 4PM Investment Committee, TBR 5:30PM Girl Scout Troop 2047, TR 7PM Finance Committee, TBR 7PM Pinochle, TGR Wed., Feb. 24 7:30AM Rotary Club, AG 8:30AM Line Dancing, TR 9:30AM Ladies’ Bridge, FR 3PM Solicitation & Contract Review, TBR 6:30PM Rivanna Lions Club, FR 7PM Newcomers Game Night, TGR 7:30PM Compliance Committee, OB Thurs., Feb.25 8AM Aerobics, TR 10AM Ladies’ Duplicate Bridge, TGR 12:15PM Mah Jongg, FR 1PM Piecemakers, TR 6PM Girl Scouts, Juliettes, TGR 6PM Board Executive Session, TBR 7PM Board Open Session, TR Fri., Feb. 26 8AM Aerobics, TR 9:30AM Once-a-Month Bridge, FR 7:30PM Lakers Investment Club, TR AG – Ashlawn Grille; ATC – Ashlawn Tennis Courts; BBF – Bunker Ball Field; CBY – Clubhouse Back Yard; CH – Clubhouse; CR – Crofton Room; OB – Operations Building; EN – Eagles Nest; FR – Faulconer Room; GC – Golf Course; P – Pool; PS – Pro Shop; TGR – Terrace Game Room; TBR – Terrace Board Room; TR – Terrace Room; TL -- Tufton Lake BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND -- FREE SWAP on Sat., Feb. 27, from 8:30AM to 1PM in the Terrace Room. This communitysponsored event helps recycle unwanted, yet workable/useful items. Bring household items, clothes, toys/games/craft items, fully functional electronics, etc. To get rid of items too large to bring to the Clubhouse, bring a photo with contact information that can be posted. No limit on number of items you may bring or take. All items remaining at the end of the Swap will be removed by a local charity. Volunteers needed: Runners to help move items from and to vehicles, sorters/directors/greeters to help sort and arrange items and answer questions, setup/cleanup folks to help manage the space. For details, email

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – Lake Monticello Pool LMOA is accepting applications now for lifeguards, swim instructor and front desk staff for the 2010 pool season. Employment applications are available at the Clubhouse and on the website at On the toolbar, click on Library, then on Forms. Return completed applications to the Clubhouse. For more information, call Pool Manager Mary Acree at (434) 960-8010. COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS BEGINNER LINE DANCING EXTENDED through March 10, on Wednesdays, at 8:30 in the Terrace Room. For information, call 5891928. LM NEWCOMERS & OLD FRIENDS CLUB: Feb. meeting has been rescheduled to Feb. 21, at 3:30PM in the Faulconer Room. Entertainment from Skyline Harmony Chorus will follow the meeting. All Lake residents are welcome, regardless of how long they have lived here. For more information, call 589-5458 or 589-5969. LM FIRE & RESCUE AUXILIARY WILL MEET Sat., Feb. 27, at 9:30AM. Coffee and bagels provided. Please plan to attend. For more information, call 589-1304. FLUVANNA ARTS COUNCIL will present Big Ray and the Kool Kats at Carysbrook on Sat., Feb. 27, at 7:30PM. Tickets $25 in advance by calling 842-1333; at the door, $28. BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Fluvanna Historical Society welcomes author Clara Moment Mack on Sun., Feb. 28, at Maggie’s House in Palmyra. Ms. Mack will sign her book Upon This Rock - A Chosen People, A Chosen Path -- The History of the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1868-2009 from 2 to 4PM, and at 3PM will talk about her book. SUMMER FROSTY FOXES: Mark your calendar -- the Frosty Foxes will begin play on Wed., Mar. 24. Sign up each week. For information, check the golf website or the bulletin board at the Pro Shop. GRAY FOXES MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE will begin its 2010 season at the end of March. Sign up now -- new and returning male golfers over the age of 50 are welcome. The 18 holers begin on March 25 and the 9 holers on March 26. PRO SHOP: Open 7:30AM -- 5PM. Carts due 30 minutes before sunset. For tee time or in inclement weather, call (434) 589-3075. For information go to the website at EAGLES NEST (under new management): Grand Opening, Mon., Mar. 1. Open daily, 7AM to 5PM. See Feb. 26 Friday Flyer for details. MARINA: Open 10AM to 6PM daily, selling plus grade gasoline for cars and boats, ice, bait, propane. For information, call (434) 5891692. LEAF COMPOSTNG SITE: Open daily, 9AM to 3PM, inside the fenced area at Tufton Lake. This is for disposal of leaves by members only. No construction material, woody tree parts, garbage or trash. HORSESHOES, Mon., Tues., Wed. at 1PM at Ashlawn Pits for anyone over 18 years. For information call 589-4225. ORGANIZED TENNIS, 9AM, ASHLAWN TENNIS COURTS: Ladies’ tennis – Mon. & Thurs.; men’s tennis – Tues., Wed., Fri.; mixed tennis -- Sat. ASHLAWN GRILLE: Open Tues. – Sat. 4:30-9PM, and for Sunday brunch from 10:30AM to 2PM in the Clubhouse. The Friday Flyer is an official weekly publication of the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association. It communicates matters of general interest and presents information on policies, procedures, activities and events. The editorial staff is responsible for content based on guidelines set forth in policy. Deadline for submission of announcements and news is 5PM on Wednesday, unless otherwise announced. Drop off announcements at the Administration Office or email to Submission does not guarantee publication. The Friday Flyer is available at 15 locations around the community, online at and on cable TV channel 14 for your convenience. For more information, call (434) 589-8263, extension 111.