Friday Flyer

April 2, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF APRIL 1 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING In a special open session meeting last night, the Board acted on two annual meeting related matters: The Board certified that Gary Dillon, Jerry Guske, Britt Johnson and Su Wolff are qualified candidates for the election to fill two vacancies on the Board of Directors in June. The Board voted to present for member vote a proposal to raise annual dues by $108 to increase the member contribution to reserve funding. A statement in support of the proposal for the Annual Meeting Notice was approved, pending legal review. The Board delayed until April 22 its action on a proposal to set up a separate investment account for lake health reserves. BOARD WORK SESSION, Thurs., Apr. 8, at 7PM in the Crofton Room on proposed amendments to Policy Manual 4.02A, Financial Management Policy. Time will be allotted for member comments on the meeting topic before the Board begins its discussion. HELP WANTED: SEASONAL RECREATION MANAGER to oversee pool operation and organize recreational activities. Related experience and/or education required. Employment applications are available at the Administration Office and on the website at under Library, Forms, Miscellaneous. TREE DISPOSAL SITE AT TUFTON LAKE WILL CLOSE on Fri., Apr. 9, to begin preparations for Spring Clean Up. The Bunker Ballfield site will remain open a little longer to give residents time to dispose of storm-damaged trees. WOOD CHIPS STILL AVAILABLE at both Bunker Ballfield and Tufton Lake for residents’ use. GET READY TO SHOP!!! Spring Community Yard Sales will be held on Saturdays, Apr. 10 and 17. More than a hundred residents have signed up to have sales at their homes. Lists of sale locations will be available at the Clubhouse prior to the sale dates and at the Main Gate on the day of each sale. Directional arrows will direct shoppers from Jefferson Drive. LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP YOUR YARD SALE is Mon., Apr. 5. Contact Lori at 589-8263, ext. 113, or to have your location listed on the flyers and to get free directional arrow signs. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WILL MEET in the Operations Building on Thurs., Apr. 8, at 7PM. The meeting was rescheduled from its regular first Thursday meeting date. A BIG LAKE MONTICELLO WELCOME TO UVA WOMEN’S ROWING TEAM and their guests, University of Michigan, Ohio State and Clemson. They will be practicing on Lake Monticello’s main lake on Friday, April 2, from 12N to 6PM. Races will held on Sat, Apr. 3, beginning at 9AM and running through 6PM. Lake Monticello residents and guests are welcome to view the practice and the races. No wake speed will be enforced on the lake during practice on Friday and during the races on Saturday. GOOD NEWS FROM THE EAGLES NEST MONDAY MADNESS IS BACK: Monday Madness returns to the Eagles Nest on April 12 at 5PM. For a wonderful meal, choose Meatloaf with Gravy or Chicken Picatta with a Lemon Caper Sauce. Sides include Red Potatoes, Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese, Corn on the Cob or Green Beans. Meal includes a small House Salad, Bread and your choice of Coffee, Tea or Soda, all for just $8.95. DINNER AT THE EAGLES NEST: A special 5-course dinner at just $35 per person, from 5 to 8PM on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 9 and 10. Reservations required – call 589-3512. THE EAGLES NEST IS OPEN DAILY from 7AM to 5PM. Chair lift available. For to-go orders, call 589-3512. For information, ask for Jet.

GOLF NEWS Open 7AM to 6:30PM daily. First tee time is 8AM; carts due one-half hour before sunset. Call for a tee time or information at 589-3075. Golf instruction available. Call 589-3075 to schedule. Volunteer Work Days on the Golf Course: If you want to assist our hard-working Golf Maintenance staff, please consider volunteering for one or both work days planned for Mon., Apr. 5, and Wed., Apr. 7. Sign up at the Pro Shop for general clean up around the course. Bring work gloves and rakes. For information about ladies’ and men’s leagues, see the bulletin boards at the Pro Shop. SMOKERS CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES BY THINKING TWICE and disposing of cigarette butts properly instead of simply tossing them away. Just last week, a fire broke out in a mulched flowerbed on the golf course. The fire, which apparently was caused by a carelessly tossed cigarette, quickly raced over the mulched area and into the woods that separate the golf course from a street and homes. Thankfully, Pro Shop staff saw the fire’s smoke and called 911. The LM Fire Dept. was able to put out the fire before it spread further, in spite of the dry ground conditions and strong winds. Smokers, please don’t let your carelessness result in a tragedy -- dispose of your smokes properly. Your friends and neighbors thank you. SAFETY & SECURITY MEETING LOCATION CHANGE: Effective with its April 15 meeting, the Safety & Security Committee will meet at the Crofton Room on the third Thursday of each month. FIRST READINGS FROM MARCH 25 BOARD MEETING: Two proposals were submitted for first reading during the Board’s regular March meeting, as follows: 1. A proposal to amend Policy Manual 4.02A, Financial Management Policy, to improve transparency in the budgeting and financial reporting and to develop a strategic approach to fund major expenditures. (See Board work session notice.) 2. A proposal to amend Bylaws Section 4.11, Voting, to delete obsolete language related to non-Association proxies. SPRING CLEAN UP begins Fri., Apr. 16, and runs through Mon., May 10, 7AM to 7PM daily at Tufton Lake. After you’ve disposed of unwanted but useable items through the Community Yard Sales or by donations to local charities, Spring Clean Up gives you an easy way to discard unusable items that are too large for regular trash pick up. Dumpsters will be emptied, when necessary, on Monday mornings and Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Environmental and contract restrictions apply: • Dumpsters are for residents’ personal use only. Commercial dumping is NOT permitted. • Place discards inside the dumpster, not on the ground. When dumpsters are full and the area is closed, please return later. • Do not dump construction debris; tires; paint; batteries; regular trash/garbage; leaves and yard waste; household or other chemicals, including fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. • Appliances containing coolant are NOT permitted. If you want to dispose of refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners, contact the Administration Office at (434) 589-8263 for instructions. • If you see abuse of these restrictions, please call Meg Gore at (434) 589-8263, extension 110. Thank you for helping keep this service available. “BOAT VIRGINIA” CLASS, Sat., Apr. 24, from 9AM to 4PM in the Terrace Room. This free safe-boating class is limited to the first 30 persons to sign up. To register and obtain the course book, contact Tom Braithwaite at 591-1121 or email Bring your own lunch. CORRECTION – COST OF RAIN BARRELS: We’ve just learned that an incorrect price was quoted in the Spring Activities flyer for two rain barrels during the June 5 rain barrel workshop. The correct price is $55 for one rain barrel or $105 (not $95) for two. CHANNEL 10 PRESENTS Programs are shown at 9AM and 7PM daily. Through Wed., Apr. 7: Special Board meeting on annual meeting matters Thurs. – Wed., Apr. 8 – 14: “Choosing a Licensed Contractor,” presented by the Computer Users’ Group

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS [LMOA events & activities are printed in bold type.] Fri., Apr. 2 12-6PM UVA Rowing Practice, Lake Sat., Apr. 3 9A – 6PM UVA Rowing Races, Lake Mon., Apr. 5 8AM Aerobics, TR 9AM Duplicate Bridge, FR 9:30AM Beautification Corps, TR 12:30PM Mah Jongg for Fun, FR 1PM Sewing Circle, FR 1PM Circle of Friends, EN 2PM Chefs of the Lake, TGR 7PM Chess Club, TBR Tues., Apr. 6 8AM Environmental Control Committee, OB 8AM Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, AG 8AM Aerobics, TR 9:30AM Basket Weaving, TR 1PM Steering Committee, TBR 1PM Canasta, FR 1PM Casual Bridge, FR 4PM Investment Committee, TBR 7PM Pinochle, TGR 7:30PM Flotilla 88 General Meeting, FR 7:30PM Ballroom Dancing, TR Wed., Apr. 7 7:30AM Rotary Club, AG 9AM Line Dancing, TR 9:30AM Ladies’ Bridge, FR 6PM Girl Scouts – Daisy Troop, TR 7PM Buildings, Roads, Grounds Comm., FR 7PM Crafting Group, TBR Thurs., Apr. 8 8AM Aerobics, TR 12:15PM Mah Jongg, FR 1PM Piecemakers, TR 1:30PM Low Vision Support Group, TGR 6PM Girl Scouts, Juliettes, TGR 7PM Computer Users Group, TR 7PM Wildlife Management Committee, OB 7PM Board Work Session, CR Fri., Apr. 9 8AM Aerobics, TR 9:30AM ME-MAY I, FR 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 COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS LADIES’ 9-HOLE GOLFERS KICK-OFF BREAKFAST will be held at 9AM on Mon., April 5, at the Ashlawn Grille. Sign up in the ladies’ locker room. All returning and new golfers welcome. For more information, call 589-1199. LADIES’ 18-HOLE GOLF LEAGUE will hold its kick-off breakfast on Tues., Apr. 6, at 9:30AM, at the home of Ande Kirchenheiter. New members are invited to attend. League play starts on Tues., Apr. 13. For more information, call 589-6314. BLOOD DRIVE: The VA Blood Services bloodmobile will be outside Health Nutz Fitness & Aquatic Center on Wed., Apr. 7, from 1 to 6PM. Call for an appointment at 589-6100, or stop by the gym to sign up. CHOOSING A LICENSED CONTRACTOR: LM Computer Users Group welcomes Jill Richardson, Licensing and Education Administrator for the VA Board for Contractors, Dept. of Professional and Occupational Regulation, on Thurs., Apr. 8, at 7PM in the Clubhouse. Public is invited. RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT DANCE, Sat., Apr. 10, 7 to 10PM in the Terrace Room. $15 per person. Door prizes, raffle, snacks, cash bar. For advance tickets, call 589-7605. Sponsored by Relay for Life, American Cancer Society.

FIRE & RESCUE GAME DAY: Help the Auxiliary make Game Day the biggest and best ever. Raise money for the Squads and have some fun too. Join us on Sun., Apr. 11, from 2 to 5PM at the Firehouse, with door prizes, raffles and yummy refreshments. Call 5891304 or 589-4800 to reserve your space. Deadline is April 8. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS will meet on Mon., Apr. 12, at the Fluvanna Library. Refreshments at 4:30PM, speaker at 4:50. Vicki Karabinus, County Economic Development Coordinator, will talk about Fluvanna development plans. All welcome. For more information, call 589-2410. BALLROOM DANCING will not be held on April 13. FLUVANNA MILES FOR MEALS: Second annual 5-K run and 2-mile walk to benefit Meals on Wheels, Sat., Apr. 24, at 8:30AM from the Food Lion Shopping Center. Awards and prizes. Even if you cannot complete the entire course, your donations will help provide hot nutritious meals for the elderly, disabled and homebound residents of Fluvanna. For more information, call 589-1685 or go to ATTENTION DOG & CAT LOVERS: The Fluvanna SPCA desperately needs volunteers to walk dogs and socialize cats. No commitment needed, just stop by 5239 Union Mills Rd. (Rt. 616), call 591-0123, or email The animals will thank you. BOXTOPS NEEDED to help Central Elementary School purchase supplies. Each coupon from a General Mills cereal box, Kleenex tissue box or Pillsbury package is worth ten cents. With your help last year, the school accumulated nearly 3,000 to help purchase needed items. Send or bring coupons to 9 Bella Vista Road. LAKE MONTICELLO FIRE & RESCUE LICENSE PLATE FRAMES available for just $3 each or two for $5. Call 589-1304. FLUVANNA MASTER GARDENERS’ HELP DESK open from 11AM to 2PM on Wednesdays through Oct. at the Fluvanna Extension office. Call 591-1955 or stop by. Also available at the Fluvanna Farmers’ Market at Pleasant Grove, from 2 to 5PM, from April through October. For more tips, go to EASTER SERVICES: Sunrise Service at Palmyra United Methodist Church, 6:30AM near the dog park off Rt. 53. PRO SHOP: Open 7AM – 6:30PM. Carts due 30 minutes before sunset. For tee time or in inclement weather, call (434) 589-3075. For information go to the website at MARINA: Open 10AM to 6PM daily, selling plus grade gasoline for cars and boats, ice, bait, propane. For information, call (434) 5891692. EAGLES NEST: Under new management. Open daily, 7AM to 5PM. Monday Madness, 5PM. See current FF for menu. See article on front page for special events. Chair lift available. To-go orders, call 589-3512. For information, ask for Jet. ASHLAWN GRILLE: Open Tues. – Sat. 4:30-9PM, and for Sunday brunch from 10:30AM to 2PM in the Clubhouse. For information, call (434) 591-1151. LEAF COMPOSTNG SITE at Tufton Lake has reopened for leaves only. 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. 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.