Holiday Social Saturday Dec. 16

NEW WEEKEND – This year the holiday social will be held December 16, the THIRD Saturday of the month in the third-floor event room at the Fabulous Wildey Theatre.

A new caterer, Fema Catering from Benld, IL will be providing a tasty dinner. Dessert will be the famous HOLIDAY BAKE-OFF!

Mark your calendar now for this special event!!.

  • Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.
  • No band this year, music will be on a sound system with volume controls.
  • Reservations are due by noon on Dec. 8

DINNER includes: Roast Beef, Fried Chicken, 3 vegetables, pasta & more

DRINKS includes: Coffee, tea, or a cash bar with beer, wine, & spirits

The DESSERT BAKE-OFF RETURNS! 

  • RSVP, questions, or online payment instructions manager@DunlapLake.org, 791-1398
  • Cost: $25 per person, due Fri., Dec. 8th
  • Mail Payment to DLPOA, P.O. Box 5, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Agenda OCT. 23

The 7 p.m. Monday, OCT. 23, Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting will be at 840 East Lake drive. Note the regular meeting date is being changed because of Trick-or-treating.
Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Agendal

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of minutes – September 25, 2017
  3. Guest comments
  4. Old Business
  5. Financial Report
  6. Committee Reports

      a. Restrictions – Roy
      b. Safety – Mark
      c. Silt & Erosion – Craig
      d. Web Page – Todd
      e. Building – Andy
      f. Common Areas – Lee
      g. Dam Maintenance – Mike
      h. Fireworks-Mike
      i. Fish and Wildlife – Jim T.
      j. Legal – Al  
      k. Meetings, Elections & Social – Jim S.

     7. Manager’s Report 
     8. New Business – a. Next meeting – November 27
     9. Adjournment

Fall Bonfire 7 PM Friday Oct. 20

THIS FRIDAYMeet old friends and make new ones over s’mores around this year’s bonfire. There’s a chill in the air so bundle up and meet at 840 East Lake at 7 p.m. Friday, October 20. Look for the stone that says 840, there’s no mailbox.

 

Hot dogs & S’mores provided

Bring a drink, a snack to share, and a lawn chair

Cindy Neuhaus, winner of last year’s holiday bake-off promised to make a special dessert

Family & friends welcome, reply to carolyn@dunlaplake.org.

There are 7 acres with lots of parking. Volunteers are needed at 6 pm help prepare the fire pit and do a quick clean up of the house and grounds.
     Note: The
Seuberts will be opening their home to visitors wanting a preview of the haunted house on Oct. 22 instead of prior to the bonfire this year. 

Lake to be Lowered This Winter

Lowering the lake last winter seemed to freeze out a lot of the problem plant life Dunlap Lake experienced during the summer of 2016. The plan is to drop it again this winter when a long cold spell is predicted to see if it will work again. It will be kept low through a hard freeze and then allowed to fill up as quickly as rain and snow will fall to fill it.

Commons Beautification Efforts

     Thanks to everyone who helped with commons beautification projects this summer. With an E.N.E.R.G.I. Grant from the City of Edwardsville, the Association has been able to add a new announcement board on both sides of the lake as well as new commons signs.
       Two of the wooden subdivision signs have been painted. Special thanks go to Gene and Joni Peters, Genie Manterfield and Brenda Carney for their for their artistic endeavors. Michael Keck, Lanny Langston, Lea Frea and Roy Wehling have installed signs and landscaping.
      Genie Manterfield has been coordinating gardening efforts on the commons areas. Reply to carolyn@dunlaplake.org if you are interested in doing more planting, if you want to help maintain one of the flower beds or if you are already maintaining a flower bed on a commons area and need materials or assistance.

Bonfire Friday Oct. 20

Bonfire 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at 840 East Lake Drive (look for the stone marker that says 840, there is no mailbox). This is a house, not on the lake, with 7 acres and plenty of parking. Bring a lawn chair and a snack to share. The Association will provide refreshments and food.

Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting Sept. 25

The 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Meeting will be at 840 East Lake drive.

Dunlap Lake Property Owners Association Board Meeting Agenda
1. Roll call-

2. Approval of minutes – August 28, 2017

3. Guest comments

4. Old Business

a. Wolfe Family Trust Hearing

5. Financial Report

6. Committee Reports

a. Meetings, Elections & Social – Jim S.

b. Restrictions – Roy

c. Safety – Mark

d. Silt & Erosion – Craig

e. Web Page – Todd

f. Building – Andy

g. Common Areas – Lee

h. Dam Maintenance – Mike

i. Fireworks-Mike

j. Fish and Wildlife – Jim T.

k. Legal – Al

7. Manager’s Report

8. New Business –

a. Next meeting – October 30

9. Adjournment

Neighbor Memorials

This note is a special “Know Your Neighbor” tribute to Gerald McDougal whose funeral is tomorrow, Sept. 12, and Salvatore Paolucci who passed away in May.

We recently received an anonymous letter requesting that we share the stories of long-time Dunlap Lake residents as well as new neighbors in the Dunlap Days E-newsletter. That’s a great idea! If you know of someone who would make a good Know Your Neighbor column please send the story to carolyn@dunlaplake.org

Gerald McDougal

Gerald “Jerry” McDougal, 85, passed away in his sleep on Thursday, September 7th. Jerry lived on Circle Drive and was one of the few residents that walked the dry ground of the lake bed and remembered the houses that were here before the dam was built and the valley flooded

Jerry married Sylvia M. Giardina on June 28, 1958, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Park Street in Edwardsville. He worked at the Union Pacific Railroad for 31 years, at Shell Oil for 13 years, and the Olin Corporation for four years.

Jerry loved living on Dunlap Lake, watching the birds and wildlife. He enjoyed fishing from his pontoon boat and visiting and helping neighbors. We have lost an important link to our history. Jerry was not only quick to notice any change in fish or water quality, he always knew the last time it had happened and what was done to fix it.


Salvatore Paolucci

Salvatore “Sam” Paolucci, 83, passed away on May 27th, 2017. Sam proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He married his wife, Carol Ann Reinhold on July 14, 1962. They were married for 54 years and resided here at Dunlap Lake for 50 years. They would have celebrated their 55 wedding anniversary this year.

Sam attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he received a Master’s Degree in Education. Sam retired from teaching 5th and 6th grade in 1994 after a 27-year career in education. He loved teaching and encouraging students to love learning.

In addition to teaching, Sam also enjoyed fixing things. He could fix anything and enjoyed taking things that were thrown away and refurbishing them so they could be used again. He was always willing to help anyone and saw value in everyone. He will be missed at Dunlap Lake.

Kid’s Fishing Derby Sept. 2, 2017

Saturday — Sept. 2
Kid’s Fishing Derby

Fishing starts at 8 am
You must register before starting to fish
Pre-registration encouraged
Weigh-in at 11 am, followed by lunch
Prizes will be awarded by 11:30 am at the activity lot by the underwater bridge
Across from 113 West Lake if you drive
  
All residents and guests who participate with a resident are welcome
Hot dogs, Brats, chips and cookies will be served 
Pre-register at carolyn@dunlaplake.org
 

1 TO 6 YEARS – PANFISH DIVISION
7 TO 12 YEARS – GAMEFISH DIVISION
13 TO 18 YEARS – LUNKER DIVISION

PRIZES AWARDED FOR 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD PLACE IN EACH DIVISION AND FOR BIGGEST FISH OVERALL

 
PLEASE RSVP

Please register or pre-register to fish. All family members and all residents are invited to lunch and the awards. RSVP to carolyn@dunlaplake.org

 
FISHING DERBY RULES

(1 to 6 YEARS) PANFISH DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 15 FISH (CRAPPIE, BLUEGILL, GREEN SUNFISH, SIMILAR PANFISH AND UP TO 3 LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

(7 TO 12 YEARS) GAMEFISH DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 15 FISH (CRAPPIE, BLUEGILL, GREEN SUNFISH, SIMILAR PANFISH AND UP TO 3 LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

(13 TO 18 YEARS) LUNKER DIVISION:  TOTAL WEIGHT OF 6 FISH (LARGEMOUTH BASS, CATFISH, OR STRIPED BASS)

***ALL BASS & CATFISH MUST BE AT LEAST 14 INCHES IN LENGTH***     ***Muskies must be immediately released in all divisions*** 

All fish must be caught in Dunlap Lake between 8 and 11 am on this day

ALL FISH MUST BE CAUGHT BY PARTICIPANTS 
Panfish division may get assistance from an adult but child must reel in the fish

Catch and Release recommended after weigh-in
BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN!

Important Dates

Holiday Social is tentatively scheduled for 6-10 pm Sat. December 16 at the Wildey Theater. Please note – this is not our usual weekend, you may need to update your calendar.

Sept. Board meeting 7 pm Mon. Sept. 25 at 840 East Lake Drive (usually the last Monday of the month)

Big Trash Pick Up runs two weeks starting Nov. 6. See the City’s Website for details.