Mark Your Calendars: Luau May 30

Luau Saturday May 30

Get your grass skirts out, we’ve ordered nice weather and signed up the hula dancers for this year’s Luau. By popular demand, it’s been moved to the weekend AFTER Memorial Day to allow more people to attend this fun-filled event.

4 PM BOAT PARADE - This year’s theme will be music so decorate your boat and/or dress up like your favorite artist, video, song or style of music. Prizes will be given. Boats will meet at the underwater bridge at 4 pm and proceed counterclockwise around the lake (spectators are encouraged and there’s a rumor a few boats might even throw candy).

5 PM VISIT WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS - The fun continues at the lot on the West Lake side of the underwater bridge. Visit with your neighbors and enjoy music and games for the kids with DJ Jim Hursey.

6 PM POTLUCK DINNER - The Association will provide meat, plates, serving utensils and lemonade. Bring lawn chairs, a dish or two that can be shared generously, and any special drinks you want for your family. The May newsletter will remind you to send an RSVP. You can attend alone or bring friends and family with you as long as they are included in your count.

Know Your Neighbor


Todd Smith
Lake Facebook & Website Manager

How long have you lived in Dunlap Lake? 
4 years

How long have you been on the board?
2 years

Where do you work?
I am a writer and self-employed.

What’s your favorite thing about living here?
Taking our dog out kayaking with me.

Why live here?
I used to live near the Lake of the Ozarks with my parents.
When we were thinking of moving out of the city we came upon Edwardsville and Dunlap Lake and knew this would be a great opportunity.

What’s something about you that people may not know?
I have a twin sister.

Is there something you want people to know?
I enjoy travel and have visited all 50 states.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Elijah Wood

If you could have dinner with any two people (living or dead), who would they be? 
Neil Gaiman and George Takei

What brings joy and contentment to life?
Biking, comic book collecting, antiquing and trying new restaurants.

Spouse or family you want me to recognize/mention?
My amazing husband — David Kaplan and our beautiful baby boy Drew.

Fishing Lessons

June 23 & 25 at Leclaire Lake

The Edwardsville Parks Department will be offering free fishing lessons at Leclaire Lake from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 23 & 25. Youth must be 15 years of age or younger. Must have adult present, equipment will be provided. For details or to register call the Parks Office at 692-7538.

March 30 Board Meeting Summary

At the March meeting the Board of Directors approved the budget of $176,000 presented to the members at the annual meeting. They voted to retain the same slate of officers and committee chairs were selected. More committee volunteers are needed.

It was announced that the Association closed on the property at 840 East Lake Drive on March 27. A geotechnical engineering study of the soil will start immediately.

Priorities for repairs on the commons areas were discussed. Finding more dock space, taking down dead trees and cleaning up the sites are the priority. Some possibilities for better signage than the current yard signs and agenda boxes were discussed.

The legal committee reported the Association’s attorney has written a letter to 2 owners owing a total of over $13,500 in back assessments and it was reported that two permits were issued in March. One was for a shed and one for new construction on Lotus to replacing the house that was demolished this fall.

Luau May 30th

It’s Tiki Time!!

The temperature is rising and the snow has finally melted. Sunny days can only mean one thing . . . It’s time to plan a Luau! Invite your family and friends. This year’s boat parade theme will be music. Lots of food, drink and hula dancing for everyone.

Mark your calendars!
This year’s Luau will be held
Saturday, May 30th. 

Residents vote to purchase property

In the recent election, 83% of homeowners voting were in favor of purchasing the house and property at 840 East Lake Drive from the City of Edwardsville. A big thanks goes out to everyone who voted! The Association needed approval from 51% of votes cast to make the purchase. A total of 199 ballots were cast and each ballot contained a place for two votes (there are often several households with split ballots). 

The 398 votes cast had:
331 (83%) in favor of purchasing property
  67 (17%) against purchasing property
Thanks for your quick response. If all goes well, the Association and the City will close on the deal by the first of April. 

Get Cash for Unused Boats

You can get cash for your boat by posting it on the Association Facebook page selling it for scrap. We have a scrapper who will pick up and pay for metal boats up to 16 feet long. Paddle boats and plastic kayaks can be put out for big trash pickup the week of March 30.