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Lake Naomi Pool Grass Expansion and Beautification Summer 2014 WHAT’S INSIDE Ladies Luncheon . 2 Weekly Specials at LNCH ...................... 3 2014 Community Cookouts ............... 4 New Recreation Programs for the Summer .................. 5
The old berm at the LN Pool has been removed and beautifully transformed into 4,000 square feet of additional grass space for Members to enjoy! Thanks to the vision of the Aquatics Committee, that real estate which was once wasted space, a safety hazard and both an operational and maintenance challenge, has been repurposed into what is now beautiful usable space around the pool near the lake. New indigenous maple trees have been planted to grow and provide shade like the l ffor M b to sit. i Si ddi i l umbrellas b ll other trees at the pool which are always a popular place Members Six additional will also be set to add highly sought after shade spots around the pool. This new space also allows for 12 additional lounges around the Wading Pool and 50 additional stack chairs available in the new grass areas.
Family Campout .. 6 Christmas in July Party at LN Pool .... 7 Meet the 2014 Tennis Professional Staff ... 8 Meg Whitney Memorial Fun Race .... 9 Golf Notes............ 10 Community Garden Program ............... 11
31stt Annual A l IIndependence d d D Day P Picnic i i Make plans now for the big Independence Day Celebration at Club Beach set for Friday, July 4th from Noon to 9:30 PM. As always, there will be a large variety of picnic foods and refreshments along with special entertainment! DJ - “The Son” with Frankie Carll Production will start at 12:00 Noon to get everyone moving, then Thomas Donavan from New Jersey will play Guitar. Starting at 5:00 PM the local live band “High Strung” with Matt Beck will play until the sun sets. The festivities will begin at Noon with a flag raising ceremony. Food and drink sales will be on a cash basis. There will be plenty of activities for kids of all ages including carnival games, relay games and face painters. Don’t miss the annual “Biggest Cookout of the Year”! Keep your beer cold in your fridge; we will have plenty on the beach.
Pool Luau Mark Saturday, July 12th on your calendars to attend the Luau! Adult Pool Members and Guests can join in the fun from 6:30–11:30 PM. Enjoy a Luau-themed buffet catered by the Clubhouse, terrific DJ entertainment, dancing and activities! The cost for the evening is $32 per person. A cash bar will be available poolside, BYOB IS NOT PERMITTED. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and is available online now and at the Lake Naomi Pool beginning June 21st. This is a rain or shine event as the Luau venue is at the Timber Trails Clubhouse. Don’t miss the biggest adult only pool event of the summer.
In Memoriam Mary Mayberry of Yardley, Pennsylvania and Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania October 27, 2013 Member since 2000 Tim Junkin of Ambler, Pennsylvania and Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania May 24, 2014 Member since 2010
Trustee Coffee and Annual Member Meeting Mark your calendar. Saturday, August 9th is the Trustee Coffee followed by the Annual Memberr Meeting which will be held at the Logan Steele Community Center. The Trustee Coffee is your chance to chat with the Lake Naomi Club Trustees on important issues you would like to discuss over a cup of coffee. No official presentation will be made. They will welcome any questions and they will also be happy to share with you why they choose to volunteer for the Lake Naomi Club. The coffee will begin at 9:30 AM and the Annual Meeting will begin at 10:30 AM. Please feel free to also approach the Trustees and other volunteers with your questions and comments at other times throughout the year.
Annual Ladies' Luncheon The Annual Ladies Luncheon will be held on Tuesday July 8, 2014 at the LN Clubhouse at 11:30 AM. This year is a Ballroom Dance theme as some of your fellow LNC members will compete with LNC “Stars” for the mirror ball trophy! The cost is $28 per person and pre-registration is required. Please call the Community Center to check on availability at 570-646-8585. There will be special gift baskets raffled with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity.
Save Your Club Some Green by "Going Green" We want to hear from you! It's easy to "opt out". Just go to our website at www.LakeNaomiClub.com, click on "Members" in the upper right, then look under the "Online Sign-up" tab for "Reflections Online Request". Or simply e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us you want to start receiving your Reflections newsletter via e-mail only. Please note this applies to the Reflections newsletter only. You will continue to receive all other mailings from the Club including important meeting notifications, membership votes, etc. Also note that even if you are already signed up to receive Reflections online, you will continue to also receive the printed version until you actually opt-out. If you have signed up to opt-out and still are receiving Reflections in the mail please fill out the form or email us again. Unfortunately we discovered a glitch with the website and several requests were not received. Let's see how far we can grow this small percentage of our membership who wants to receive their newsletter online only. We look forward to hearing from you to tell us you want to "Go Green". We'll keep you posted on the progress!
Are you on Schedule with the Membership ID Picture Retake? When the Club instituted the Membership Picture ID’s a picture retake schedule was developed so that your picture will be updated every four years. Children can choose to have their pictures retaken more often. It is important to keep your picture current so that no confusion will occur at any of the amenities. ID badges are now scanned at the amenities and your picture will be displayed on the monitor so it is even more important to keep your picture current. The Club encourages Members with last names starting with E through K to stop by the Administrative Office to have your picture retaken at your convenience. To avoid delays in picking up your 2015 Membership ID Cards, have your picture retaken this summer. Yes, if you have been diligently following the schedule this will be your second retake. The last time your picture was taken was in 2011. All other Members who have not had their pictures retaken are requested to stop in the Administrative Office as soon as possible. Please remember the importance of carrying your ID badge with you at all times. The summer season brings in many new faces and all Team Members are instructed to check badges. Please do not be insulted to show your badge.
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“Reflections” Published by LAKE NAOMI CLUB 122 Route 423 Post Office Box T Pocono Pines, PA 18350 570-646-9191 www.LakeNaomiClub.com BOARD OF TRUSTEES George Bernardin Michael J. Christian Kathryn Hyatt Cary S. Levinson Connell J. McGill Robert S. Mills, Jr. Brian J. Snyder Robert A. Jones, Jr. General Manager Laura M. Altemose Marketing/Communications Manager Reflections Editor
Looking for Lake Naomi Club merchandise? The Golf Pro Shop, the Tenniss Pr P Pro roo Shop opp and the Logan Steele Community Center are your main sources for all things logoed Lake Naomi Club. Pro Shops carry clothing and other items appropriate to the amenity and feature Oakley, Tail, Bolle, Ping and Sophibella to name a few. The Community Center carries sweatshirts, t-shirts, fitness attire, hats and other logo items. Oakley sunglasses are featured in all three locations and are discounted for our Members year-round! Oakley sunglass special orders are welcome by contacting Margaret Hickey at email@example.com. McKee Tennis at the Lake Naomi Tennis Pro Shop provides Members with all their tennis equipment needs from a great selection of new racquets to re-stringing services. At Timber Trails Golf Center, Pro Tim Wagner is happy to recommend the best clubs for your game. Stop in to one of our Club shops today!
Membership Directory Update Enclosed in this Reflections is the full update of the 2014-2015 Membership Directory. Please remove the existing section of your binder and replace it with this new information. The purpose of this directory is to facilitate Members making contact with other Members. If you are a New Member and you do not have a binder, or if you are an existing Member and your binder is damaged and needs to be replaced, kindly stop by the Administrative Office to pick one up. Remember placement in the Membership Directory is not automatic, you must request to be in the directory. If you have any changes or would like to be added to the next edition of the directory please fill out the Membership Directory Update Form that can be found in the Online Sign-Up of Members section of www.LakeNaomiClub.com or contact the Administration Office at 570-646-9191.
Weekly Specials at the LNCH The following specials will be offered each week unless otherwise noted on the calendar: Sundays through August 31st Breakfast Buffet with Chef made-to-order omelets and egg bar, breakfast hash or grits and gravy, cheese blintz with wild berry compote, applewood smoked bacon, country sausage, waffles, hash brown casserole, fresh fruit, muffins, danish and yogurt. Wake up with Sunday breakfast from 9 AM to 12 Noon in the Main Dining room, Grill room or on the deck (weather permitting). The price is $12.95 per adult and $7.25 for kids. Don’t forget to make your breakfast reservation by calling 570-646-2866. Mondays, June 23rd to August 25th Traditional Pasta Night from 5:00 to 9:30 PM, enjoy the popular pasta station and antipasto/salad bar where you can select from a variety of pastas and sauces and a Chef will prepare it before your eyes. Eat as much soup, salad and pasta, and an additional chef choice entree as you wish with a weekly dessert selection for only $18.00++ per person and $8.50++ for children. The Bistro menu will also be available from 5:00-9:30 PM. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations will be taken. Wednesdays, June 25th to August 27th Musician Nights on the Beach - Spend the warm summer nights at the Duster Bar with your favorite drink, good food from our Boathouse Café, the best local musicians, entertainers and great friends. You will see Keith Naylor & his friends, Tom & Clarence, Thomas Donovan and Mike Pilgermayer. As at all of the other Lake Naomi Club amenities, the Duster Bartenders, Dana, Angela, Kelsey, Melissa. Corrine or Ms. Brie will be checking Membership Identification Cards before taking your drink order, so please make sure your member badges are visible for the bartenders. Thank you for helping us in helping you to keep the Lake Naomi Club private. Your understanding is appreciated. Thursdays, June 26th to August 28th Thursday Fests - Join us each week for a Fest of great food, drinks and fun. June 26th - Soccer World Cup Day - Brazil & Texas Steak House July 10th - Tribute to Spain - Tapas and Paella made to order. July 24th - One Night in Bangkok - Sushi and stir fry made to order. July 31st - Italian Prime Rib & Pasta Night - New addition to the LNCH special events. August 7th - German Summer Fest - No doubt this will be the biggest Thursday Fest August 14th - Iron Chef Night - Another new addition created by LNCH Management Team August 21st - Summer Vegetable Fest August 28th - International Chef Fest – The 2014 Summer Season International Chefs will prepare dishes from their native country in a dinner buffet from 5:30 to 9:00 PM. We highly recommend that you make reservations for these special events by calling the Clubhouse at 570-646-2866. Friday and Saturday Night from June 7th to September 6th Entertainment around the Clubhouse and Beach - After dinner entertainment will be offered each Friday and Saturday night by local entertainers. Sing, dance or sit back and enjoy all the great DJ’s, Bands, and Karaoke right at the Lake Naomi Clubhouse and Beach. See the Summer Activities Calendar for weekly performers or check Peter’s Entertainment calendar online in the Members Section under Clubhouse.
Fourth Lake Naomi Club Car Show Come show off your pride and joy! The Fourth Annual Lake Naomi Club Car Show will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2:30 PM until 6:00 PM. The registration fee is $20.00, including space for your car, window sign and gift bag. The car convoy will begin at the Community Center at 2:00 PM, ending at the Lake Naomi Clubhouse. Classic cars to be judged must be at least 22 years old. Newer cars will be eligible for the People’s Choice trophies. Prizes will be awarded to the top three classic cars and top three newer cars. The trophies will be awarded at the Beach Party that night. For your car registration, please call the Clubhouse 570-646-2866, sign up at the Community Center or under online Sign-Up in the Members Section of the Club’s website www.LakeNaomiClub.com. Same day registration is $25. Rain date for Car Show & Beach Party will be Sunday, September 14, 2014.
Upcoming Events at Lake Naomi Clubhouse Mark your calendar for these upcoming events at the Clubhouse Men’s Luncheon Saturday, June 28th Independence Day Picnic Friday, July 4th Ladies’ Luncheon Tuesday, July 8th Breast Cancer Rally (Clubhouse is closed for thiss ev event) ven ent) Thursday, July 17th Sunset on Lake Naomi (Clubhouse is closed for this event) Saturday, September 6th
Clubhouse Reservations and Member IDs Dining at the LNCH has grown in popularity over the past years and will continue to do so throughout the season. This is attributed to the great job the Clubhouse Staff is doing both in the kitchen and in the dining areas. With this in mind, please be advised to make your reservations early so that you receive the desired time. Also understand that only a certain number of reservations can be taken for each time slot so there may be occasions when your preferred time is unavailable. Please note that the Club does not take reservations for the Grillroom or the Outdoor Deck, and also on special Buffet nights like “Pasta Night”. There is frequently a waiting list for these areas and dates. The Lake Naomi Clubhouse receptionist will be holding your reserved table for only 15 minutes past reserved time. Late reservations past the fifteen minute grace period will be put on the waiting list for seating, so please stay in contact with our front desk by calling 570-646-2866 if your plans change. Also remember that there is a dress code in the Clubhouse; Members are encouraged to refer to page 37 through 440 of the 2014 Leisure Service Guide ffor additional guidelines. As at all of the other Lake Naomi - Timber Trails amenities, the Lake N Naomi Clubhouse Hostess or greeter w will be checking Membership Identificcation Cards before you are seated, so pplease help us in helping you to keep tthe Lake Naomi Club private. Your undderstanding is appreciated. 3
New Member Orientation On Sunday, May 25th 55 new adult Members and 34 children attended the Orientation that was held at the Timber Trails Clubhouse. General Manager Robert Jones, Communications Manager Laura Altemose, Association Manager Wendi Freeman and Chief Ranger John Lamberton gave an informative presentation that was followed up with general questions. As always the New Member Orientation is a fun event where the new Members are eager to learn more about the Club’s countless opportunities and meet new neighbors. Listed below are the Club’s newest Members and their hometown (or “other home”). We welcome the following New Members and their families to the Lake Naomi Club. Jayson Abrams and Rosemarie Condi, North Bergen, NJ Brett and Kelly Argirakis, Nazareth, PA Rene and John Basile Family, Warwick, NY Barry and Iris Bergman, Palm Beach Gardens, FL Richard and Lizette Biroc Family, Wayne, NY Jay and Samantha Cary Family, New Providence, NJ Mike and Michelle Davis, Chatham, NJ Mark Farsi and Monica Markey, Bound Brook, NJ Ben Green and Kathy Shaw, Wynnewood, PA Claudia Hach Family, Staten Island, NY Darrell and Toni Ann Hayes Family, Staten Island, NY Martin Kahn and Catherine Ambrose Family, Wilton, CT Yvonne Katerman, Bloomsburg, PA Eugene and Debra Kennedy Family, Phoenixville, PA Joseph and Stefanie Kist, Haddonfield, NJ Joseph and Tracy McGinty, Collegeville, PA Robert Maldonado and Beatriz Aguilar, Pocono Pines, PA Alan and Betty Miller Family, Jeffersonville, PA Jolly Ramakrishnan Family, Collegeville, PA Jose and Tanya Prince Family, Rockville Centre, NY Andrew & Darcy Reisman Family, Wilmington, DE James and Amanda Schilling Family, New York, NY Stephen and Evelyn Shalom Family, Montclair, NJ Tony and Pam Shumskas Family, Pipersville, PA Doug and Hilary Tabish Family, Chatham, NJ Stephen and Kristin Tully Family, Cranford, NJ Matthew and Joanna Wieczorkowski Family, Elmhurst, NY Douglas and Jennifer Wittman Family, Chalfont, PA
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Member & Member Guest Wednesday Events Hops Beer Social Wednesday Evenings: June 25th, July 9th, July 30th, Aug. 13th and Aug. 27th. “Ein Frisch Gezapftes Bitte” Fresh Draught Beer Samples. We have some of the best beers the industry has to offer on draft at the Main Bar and the Duster Bar. The night includes three hours of unlimited sampling, a great meal, live music and a souvenir glass. Beer Samples start by 5:00 PM with the Chef’s Buffet including fresh potato pancakes, bbq ribs, many varieties of chicken wings, beer battered and fried cod fish filets. Finish this fun night at the Duster Bar with live music on the beach. Must be at least 21 years old to participate. Purchase your ticket ahead of time for $25 or pay $30 the day of event. NEW Wine TASTING while Socializing Wednesday Evenings: July 2nd, July 16th, August 6th and August 20th with Thomas Holton from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Each evening will have a different theme from Italian wine, Spanish wine, wine tasting around the globe including local wineries too. The Appetizer Display will coincide the evening’s theme. For example, Italian wine night will have an antipasto display and Spain wine night will feature tapas. Must be at least 21 years old to participate. Purchase your ticket ahead of time for $25 or pay $30 the day of event..
2014 Community Cookouts Join us at Club Beach on Tuesday evenings this summer from June 24th through August 26th for our weekly Community cookouts. Each week features a different theme complemented by food and activities to accent the evening. Below are each week’s themes for this summer: June 24th – Welcome Week – Welcome back to Lake Naomi as we kick off the summer! July 1st – Stars and Stripes – Celebrate Independence Day week with our patriotic themed cookout! July 8th – Safari – Take a “Safari” hayride and see how many wild animals you can spot… Camp Counselors don’t count! July 15th – The Race is on at the Pinewood Derby! - Enter your best car or just come watch the fun. Car building kits will be available at the CC for purchase or bring your own. July 22nd – Making Waves – Great time to get in the water and make some waves! Test your balance and agility and try out our new log rolling activity! July 29th – Dino Dayz Carnival Night - held at Community Center, This year the annual carnival, which includes fun games, rides, and prizes, will be Dinosaur themed! August 5th – Rock Stars – Songs and music fill the air at this cookout! Come dressed as your favorite Rock Star and wow the crowd! August 12th - Lake Naomi’s Got Talent – Show off your talent or enjoy the talent of other Members. Don’t miss this Club favorite event! August 19th - Around the World – Food and fun that celebrate the world’s diversity. August 26th - Summer Sizzler - end of season cookout celebration. This is a night the whole family can enjoy! Come out, dress for the theme and make sure you don’t miss one! Cookouts are held from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Club Beach, except for Carnival night which will be held at the Community Center. Hope to see you there!
Due to the tremendous danger involved, any and all types of fireworks have been banned from the Lake Naomi-Timber Trails Community. Please be aware that the possession of most fireworks in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is illegal and violators are subject to stiff penalties. It is also a violation of the PPCA and TTCA Code of Conduct. There are normally several large approved firework displays in the Pocono Region each year and we’ll give you details and locations in the weekly flyers. 4
Summer Art Classes The Activities Committee brings back art classes with instruction from Al Steinberg for watercolor and an acrylics class with Steve Kager this summer. Al’s sessions will be held on Monday mornings at 9:15 AM starting July 7th. Steve will join us this summer on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 AM beginning June 18th. These classes will be available for all painting levels from beginner through advanced. All sessions will meet in the Adult Activity Room at the Community Center. Cost for each seven week class will be $85 plus the cost of supplies. A supply list will be available at the time of registration. Registration for the summer sessions is being taken at the Community Center, 570-646-8585. While advance registration is required, all payments will be taken on the first day of class and made directly to the artists (check or cash).
Book Club The Book Club meets regularly on the second Monday of the month at 1:30 PM at the Community Center and is always open to new participants. Everyone is welcome – even if you haven’t read the book. The discussions talk about the book, writing style and if it was favorable to everyone’s tastes, but does not give the plot away. This is a great way to get introduced to a variety of books that you may never have looked at otherwise. If you have questions please call Vilma Zabaleta 570-646-7259. The upcoming books and dates for the book club are as follows: June 9 - "The Lady in Gold" by Anne Marie O'Connor July – Special Event Friday, July 18 – Reading with author Becky Birtha (see below) August 11 - "Angels in my Hair" by Lorna Byrn
Becky Birtha has shared her books and led lively discussions in many settings, including school assemblies and classroom visits, libraries, book fairs, parenting groups, and other community gatherings. Becky will read for us at LNC on Friday, July 18th, 1:30 PM at the Mountaintop Lodge. Parents and Grandparents are invited to attend a small intimate gathering and discussion with Becky. She will be selling and signing her books. Please register in advance by calling the MTL at 570-646-6636 (space is limited). Also 4 PM at the Community Center Becky will read again to all families who could not attend the earlier session. Register by calling the CC at 570-646-8585.
Kids, Kub and Afternoon Klub Online Registration 2014 We are excited to once again make it possible for you to sign up over the internet for any of the Club’s day camps – Kids Klub, Afternoon Klub or Kub Klub. This year we have created a new online registration site that is much more user friendly. Each day camp’s brochure is also available to view online if you do not have a hard copy. All you have to do is go to the Members section of www. LakeNaomiClub.com and look under the tabs What’s Happening and Kids Klub Information. Kindly make sure that you have read the corresponding brochure before registering!
New Recreation Programs This Summer Summer 2014 is here and with it comes some great new additions to Lake Naomi Club!!! Check out the changes going on at the Community Center like our new Traverse Climbing Wall, the Electronic Sports Wall, and the improvements made to the ball field! Make sure you don’t miss the Sunday Archery Shoots starting June 29th at 12 Noon, 1 PM and 2 PM; held every other week (space is limited to the first 20 participants each hour). On the off weeks we will hold Archery Tournaments from 1 PM – 3 PM; preregistration for tournaments will be required starting the day before the tournament at the Community Center. We also have some new or recently added recreation programs, like: Senior Teen Trips/Events (10th, 11th, 12th grades only) •Mountain Creek Water Park •S&S Speedway Go-Cart Racing •After Hours at the LSCC •Archery Addictions Archery Tag Check out the New Softball and Lacrosse Clinics as well as additional Archery Clinics! Don’t miss out on the Lake Naomi Club Family Campout August 9th – 10th everyone had a great time last year! For more information about any of these or any other activities please see the 2014 Summer Calendar, the Weekly Flyer, or ask the Community Center. Be a part of what is It's that time of year again... — at Lake Naomi. going on this summer at Lake Naomi Club! Posted by Chris Busman on LNC‛s Facebook Page
Family Ceramics Tom and his team from Creative Outlet Ceramics return to us again this summer to provide the entire family with ceramic painting fun. As always, there will be many molds to choose from which are ready to be painted and range in price from $2 to $10. A $5 admittance fee applies to each participant and will be collected at the door. Classes will be held Wednesdays from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM beginning June 25th at the Community Center. Advanced sign-up is not necessary.
Annual Meeting and Trustee Coffee Saturday, August 9th Trustee Coffee 9:30 AM Annual Meeting 10:30 AM Logan Steele Community Center
Girls’ Night Out Calling all Girls! Join us for a trip to Poke-A-Nose Pottery located in Bartonsville for a fun night of painting on Monday, August 4th. This night is for mother and daughters (or other adult/child combinations) to do some female bonding. Painting at this cute little shop will be from 5:00-7:00 PM and then out for a nice dinner. Cost of $30 per person includes the studio fee, transportation and dinner. Price of the piece to paint will be extra and is to be paid individually that evening. Meet at the Community Center at 4:15 PM. The Girl’s Night Out is included on the Summer Activities Registration form which can be found in the Summer Calendar or online at www. LakeNaomiClub.com in the Members Section under Online Sign-Up.
Movie Night Begins Sunday night is family movie night aall summer long! Beginning June 229th, the Recreation staff will project a large screen movie at the Community t Center. Each week will either be a “G” “ or a “PG” movie. Children ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an a adult at all times. The last three movies of the summer, August 17th, m 224th and 31st will be Outdoor Moviies. Outdoor movies will be shown at CLUB BEACH from 8:00 -10:00 PM. C Admission is free and the café will be A oopen for snacks. Watch the Weekly F Flyer for movie titles each week! 5
Night Recreation – 2014 Night Recreation is an opportunity for young Members and guests going into the third grade and above to come to the Community Center to meet friends and have fun participating in staff supervised activities. We would like to remind you that due to the changing of the age of unaccompanied minors at LNC, we will provide supervision for our rising third and fourth grade Members and guests. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays third and fourth graders will sign in and will be escorted from activity to activity throughout the night. Fifth graders and above will still have Night Recreation Monday through Friday and will be free to come and go as they please, same as last year. The Shuttle Bus (Red Route) will run every hour and can pick up or drop off the participants. Recreation staff will be on hand for a variety of games and activities. Night Recreation will be held every week Monday through Friday from June 23rd to August 22nd. The game room, multi-purpose room, mezzanine area, outdoor pavilion, outdoor fields, and some activity rooms will be available for participants. If you have questions or concerns about the Night Recreation Program please give the Recreation Manager, Braden Meiter, a call at the Community Center 570-646-8585 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Guitar Lessons This Summer Guitar lessons will be again offered this summer at the Logan Steele Community Center by one of our own members, Marty Gallocher. This makes it the sixth year that guitar lessons have been offered to the Members. Lessons will held every Sunday at 10 am during July and August for a cost of $10 per session. Beginners, novices, adults and older children are all welcome. For more information please contact Marty Gallocher at 917-8229629 or email@example.com. Private llessons will also le bbee available upon rrequest. e Meet us aatt the Communnity i Center with h aall l funds being g ccollected o at thee ddoor o h for each ssession. e 6
Fitness Update The Fitness Department would like to remind you to check the class schedule for possible changes. Stop at the front desk of the Community Center to update your package. We recommend that you sign up for classes 48 hrs in advance as space is limited. The schedule will be printed on a weekly basis in the weekly flyer as it is subject to change based on class needs and instructor availability. Please arrive on time to properly warm up and be sure to stay through the cool down segments of class for your safety. Look for information in the Fitness Center on additional programs. The Bootcamp and Basic Training Programs are back this year and not a part of the regular fitness packages. See the Summer Calendar or program flyers for details. We offer classes in the areas of yoga, indoor cycling, ppilates, strength training, and more. Also check the Summer Calendar for information on our special events like the Adult and Youth Triathlon and the Tour de Naomi bbike ride. This year the Tour will help benefit Cycle for Survival. Look for details to be posted in the fitness center. As the Fitness Center becomes more widely used, we would like to remind you to refer to your Leisure Service Guide as to the guidelines for use of the Center. Please be considerate of fellow Members when using the cardiovascular machines and abide by the 30 minute time limit and wipe your machine down when finished. Fitness attendants are on staff and ready to assist you. Feel free to approach them with your needs.
Family Adventure Race Have you always thought you should be in the Amazing Race? Well now you can be (Lake Naomi Club style) with the Family Adventure Race. The Recreation Committee is hosting the Third Annual Family Adventure Race and Cookout on July 19th from 2:00-7:00 PM. Your family f il team off ffour or more will compete in a series of choices and challenges around Lake Naomi Club that will test your body and mind (and your sense of humor, as well). At the end of your adventure you can share tales of the day at the family cookout and find out how your team placed in the ultimate family adventure. See the Weekly Flyer for more details and sign up at the Community Center.
Family Campout F August 9th – 10th 8 PM – 8 AM. A Get into camping with the Lake L Naomi Club Family Campout! p On August 9th bring the whole w family down to the ComDan Tabor munity m Center for a night of fun camping c activities around the fire. Pitch your tent in the field, roll out your sleeping bags and then enjoy games, making s’mores, a night time hike on the nature trail, and music and songs around the camp fire with the Lake Naomi Club Camp Counselors. Then sit around the camp fire and roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories, or just lay back and look at the stars! Wake up the next morning for a hot breakfast. Make a whole outdoorr adventure weekend of it and sign up for the Family Rafting trip on August 10th!
Gaming Nights at LSCC Continuing this summer are the adult game nights. Monday night pinnocle, Tuesday night bridge, Wednesday night Mah Jongg and Thursday night canasta. All gaming groups meet at the Community Center at 7 PM except for bridge which starts promptly at 6:45 PM.
Indoor Cycling The Lake Naomi Club celebrated the addition of Schwinn AC Sport Bikes to the Club’s programming last summer. Indoor cycling classes will be offered daily (see C the schedule located at the front desk for specific class times). Members are welcome th to t use the bikes when a class is not in session at no charge for a period of 30 minutes. Please see the Community Center supervisor to obtain access to the room during regular hours. Class size is limited. Members may only attend one class per day unless there is space available. Special events to benefit Cycle For Survival will be posted.
Swim Team Registration Pool Members between the ages of 6 and 18 are invited to participate in the exciting swim team program. Registration and an organizational swim team meeting will be held on Monday, June 23rd at the LN Pool at 9 AM, with an optional first morning swim to follow. If you are pre-registering online we ask that you still attend the meeting to meet the coaches and be briefed on the season. Packets will also be available during the regular practice times the first week of the season for those unable to attend. ALL SWIMMERS must be registered by June 30th and practicing by July 1st to be a part of this season’s team. The 2014 registration fee for the swim team 7 week program is $150 per swimmer. Parent volunteers are needed to help run the swim team meets throughout the season. We greatly appreciate your assistance if you’re able to help. If you have any questions relating to the swim team program please feel free to contact Meredith Sensenig at the Community Center by calling 570-646-8585 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information for Swim Team, including the 2014 Season Schedule, Trip Registration and Swim Team suit or gear ordering, is available on our website. Checkout “Swim Team News” in the What’s Happening Section of www.LakeNaomiClub.com right away!
Big Splash Pool Party Moves to August Lake Naomi Pool’s annual pool party “The Big Splash” is going to be held August 2nd inviting all to enjoy music, games for all ages and family fun. Don’t miss the end of the day when all can compete to trophy in “THE BIG SPLASH” competition.
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Shop Poolside Get your summer time pool essentials like LNC embroidered hats & bags as well as sunscreen, ear plugs, goggles and children’s arm floats and swim diapers all right here at the LN Pool. Items are for sale anytime the control booth is open, 10 AM-7 PM beginning Saturday d JJune 21st.
Christmas in July Party at LN Pool A fun new themed party is coming to LN Pool on Saturday, July 19th. Get out your santa hats for “Christmas in July” which will include themed food, games and activities. This will also be the date for the Annual Kids Bocce Ball Tournament and the Horse Racing fundraiser for a LN-TT Breast Cancer Rally. Mark your calendars now for this can’t miss day!
Water Fitness Update There are changes to the Water Fitness classes in 2014 we’d like to make sure the Membership is aware of: The Club’s professionally trained Instructors from the Community Center will be teaching organized Water Fitness classes at the LNP Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, June 23rd through Thursday, August 14th. Shallow water from 10:15-11:00AM and Deep water from 11:15AM to Noon. In keeping with all Fitness Instruction, there will be an $8 fee for the classes. This again is like all fitness classes offered throughout the Club (outdoor boot camp, yoga on the beach etc.) Pre-registration will not be required but Members must sign-in and pay at the Control Booth upon arrival. The Fitness Class Packages Members have the option to purchase for all classes ($35 for 5 classes or $65 for the month) WILL BE transferable to the LNP classes just like all other classes. Monday through Wednesday sessions will be instructed by Jaime Nuss while Justin Johnson will lead the Thursday Classes. Both instructors will teach both shallow and deep classes on their respective days. Water Fitness Eblast - Anyone interested in receiving last minute Water Fitness Class updates (like cancellations due to weather) are welcomed to send an e-mail to email@example.com indicating such and their name will be added to the group email distribution list for water fitness.
New Mobile App The entire Lake Naomi Club Members' Section has gone mobile! Just type in www.LakeNaomiClub.com click on Members and then the mobile platform for the Members section will come up. Everything that is listed online is easily and quickly accessed from your mobile device.
Swim Lesson Registration It is time to start thinking about signing your kids up for the Club’s LearnTo-Swim Program included in the pool membership at no extra charge. Classes are based on child’s age and d swimming ability (see below). Three two week sessions will be offered: Session 1 June 23rd – July 3rd (Registration begins Monday, June 16th) Session 2 July 7th – July 17th (Registration begins Monday, June 30th) Session 3 July 21st – July 31st (Registration begins Monday, July 14th) Each Session includes the following classes: Parent and Child (6 month – 3 years with an adult) 9:15 AM – 9:55 AM Preschool (3 years-5 years) 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM 3:10 PM – 3:50 PM Grade school (6 years and Up) 10:45 AM – 11:25 AM 3:55 PM – 4:35 PM Lessons meet Monday -Thursday fo for two consecutive weeks. Registrati tion takes place at the LSCC by either sstopping in or calling by phone 570646-8585. Please note that lesson plans are designed for the entire session and it is essential that Members be available for all lessons.
Adult Swim Lessons Available The Club offers Adult Swim Lessons for Older Teens and Adults (age 14 yrs and up) Three sessions are available, each over a two week time period. Session 1: June 23rd – July 3rd (Registration begins June16th) Session 2: July 7th – July 17th (Registration begins June 30th) Session 3: July 21st – July 31st (Registration begins July 14th) Classes meet Monday – Thursday and are offered 2 times during each session from 1:00-1:40 PM and 2:00 – 2:40 PM. In addition to these lesson times, we are fortunate to have the professional staff to offer private swim instruction to Members of all ages on a year round basis. For additional questions contact Meredith Sensenig at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Community Center at 570-646-8585. 7
Adult Singles Sat, July 12th & Sun, July 13th and Sat, July 19th & Sun, July 20th Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 9th – 12 Noon Adult Doubles Sat, August 2nd & Sun, August 3rd Registration Deadline: Wednesday, July 30th – 12 Noon Juniors, All Divisions Fri, July 25th – Sunday, July 27th Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 20th – 3 PM Adult Mixed Doubles Sat, Aug 9th & Sun, Aug 10th and Sat, Aug 16th & Sun, Aug 17th Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Aug 6th – 12 Noon
Tennis Reminders A few reminders to help you b prepared and enjoy Lake be Naomi - Timber Trails Tennis: N June 21st - summer season bbegins & reservations for play at Lake Naomi Tennis, Timber Trails Tennis and the Recreation Courts may be made 48 hours in advance by calling the Lake Naomi Pro Shop. Calls will be answered beginning at 8 AM. Members must bring their badges to all tennis facilities and must check-in prior to play. Court fees, round robin fees, and guest fees must be made prior to play. All Members with guests must register their guests in the Pro Shop; no individual may be a guest at the Tennis Club more than ten times during the Membership year. Children are encouraged to come out to play and watch tennis, but children under the age of 10 may not be left unattended at the Tennis Club.
Tennis Specific Website Did you know that Tennis Professional Bobby McKee keeps a website specifically designed for LNC Membership? McKee Tennis programming and events can be found at www.mckeetennis.com You may also easily access this information while already browsing the Lake Naomi Club website. Simply click on Link to Lake Naomi Tennis Website from the What’s Happening drop down menu of the Members Section. Feel free to contact Bobby by e-mail at email@example.com to ask questions or to sign up for lessons and clinics. 8
Tennis Season Kickoff 2014 The Lake Naomi Club Tennis Committee held their Annual Season Kickoff on Sunday, May 25th at the Lake Naomi Tennis Center. Both Tennis & Non-Tennis Members were invited to play in a Mixed Doubles Round Robin and socialize on the deck where an enjoyable spread of snacks and refreshments prepared by the Club was available for participants to enjoy. Twenty-four players registered to play Round Robin Tennis while additional spectators came out to watch. Tennis Professional Bobby McKee and Tennis Coordinator Margaret Hickey were available to help answer questions and explain some of the Special Events being held at Tennis this year. For those of you who were not able to attend, we invite you to stop by the Pro Shop and find out more about all the exciting Tennis opportunities here at Lake Naomi - Timber Trails. The Pro Shop is open weekends from 8:30 AM-1:30 PM until opening daily beginning June 21st.
Experience Tennis, Tennis, and More Tennis We have so many tennis offerings this season, it would take up too much space to describe them all – the best way to find out is to make a visit to the tennis center, or visit www.mckeetennis.com. What I want to communicate is the fact that the Tennis Staff at the Tennis Center wants your tennis experience to be enjoyable, varied and challenging during the 2014 season. Please go through the Summer 2014 book; come by the Tennis Center and talk with us about the tennis programs and visit our tennis website at www.mckeetennis.com. We welcome your thoughts – our goal is to provide the best service we can to our varied membership. Whether you are looking for quality instruction, social or competitive play, we feel we have programs that will fill your needs. I encourage you to sign up for our events when you can; let us help you polish your game, whether in a private lesson or a clinic; let us help you find a playing partner or just come out and watch the action on the courts. We have a world-class facility waiting for you. Bobby McKee, Tennis Professional
Meet the 2014 Tennis Professional Staff Bobby McKee begins his 11th year as Director of Tennis. “It is my personal and professional pleasure to serve the Lake Naomi Club members. We constantly strive to provide instructional programs and events that reach across the broad base of players enjoying the “Sport For A Lifetime.” Please contact Bobby at firstname.lastname@example.org, 828.514.1808(cell & text), or during the main season at 570.643.5489. Richard McKee is back for his 10th season at Lake Naomi. Richard brings a wealth of tennis experience to the Lake Naomi Club membership. His experience has seen him playing competitive tennis as a nationally ranked junior, to being a 3-time All American at the University of North Carolina; a professional player; collegiate coach and teaching professional. Contact Richard during the season at 570-643-5489. Jordan Lawson is back for his 2nd season as Assistant Professional and Head Stringer. He is a very energetic and personable individual who loves the game of tennis, and loves helping people enjoy their time on the court. He can be reached at email@example.com and by phone or text at 336.756.1880. Returning for her 2nd season, Zoey Djuric will arrive June 19th and will serve the membership until early August. Zoey is a highly accomplished player and proved to be an effective Assistant Teaching Professional last season. Zoey can be reached at zorica. firstname.lastname@example.org and by text and phone 904.662.4233. Another 2nd year veteran, Nateesha Hurtt will take on additional duties as Tennis Shop Associate Coordinator. She is a very personable individual who loves to help. Nateesha can be reached by phone and text at 904.226.8320, or email@example.com Robin Hochguertel joins the McKee Tennis Staff for his 1st year at Lake Naomi. He is an excellent competitive tennis player, as well as a teacher, having earned his Tennis Coaching Certificate from the German Tennis Association in 2008. If you would like to contact Robin, please email him at: robin. firstname.lastname@example.org. Dawn DeMarco
Tennis Tournament Dates and Deadlines
Family Sailing Tailgate Party The Sailing Instructors and Committee are hosting a Family Sailing Tailgate Party in honor of the Junior Regatta on Friday, August 8th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Club Beach. Families are invited to kickoff the big weekend of Junior racing with socializing, fun and the ever popular kayak relays. Members can bring dinner to the beach that evening, which is not a regular Club policy. Although the picnicking on the beach policy p will be relaxed for this event, the NO GLASS policy will not.
Meg Whitney Memorial Fun Race The Lake Naomi Sailing Association is proud to announce The Meg Whitney Memorial Fun Race will be held for a fourth year, kicking off the NRPT (Not Ready for Prime Time) sailing season on Saturday July 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm. All Club Members, regardless of experience, are invited to participate in this race honoring the memory of Meg Whitney and the heritage of sailing at Lake Naomi. Meet other sailors, have fun and stay after the race for the awards presentation. You may sail in the race either by yourself or accompanied by one of Lake Naomi’s seasoned sailors. If you wish to participate and don’t have your own boat, the sailing office can arrange one for you. Registration for the race will take place through the sailing office at Club Beach starting on June 21st and will continue up until the morning of the races. Sailing was one of the first organized activities on Lake Naomi with the first race on Labor Day weekend in 1951. Meg L Dening Whitney was one of 5 sailors D determined to sail that day and continde ued doing so in her Duster in practiue cally every race, every summer for 60 ca years before being stricken with brain ye cancer and passing away in December ca of 2009. During her sailing years she was responsible for setting up the first w formal fo program to teach sailing to juni niors, beginning in the 1960’s. She alMark Luethi w ways remained a willing volunteer for sa sailing sharing her passion and serving i ti to t all ll types t il M Whitney Whit iis remembered by her fellow sailors as as an iinspiration off sailors. Meg a strong competitor who also had a lot of fun… this is exactly why this NTRP special event was created to celebrate and spread her love of sailing.
Breast Cancer Rally Tennis Event The Tennis Center will again host a fun event that provides an opportunity to help others in our local area. Join your fellow lady tennis players on Wednesday, July 16th at Lake Naomi Tennis for a morning of fun while supporting a great cause. At 9 AM, Members will participate in a rotation of round robin tennis, cardio tennis, amusing tennis contests and finish with a social and refreshments on the deck. This day of Tennis is in addition to the Golf Tournament and Clubhouse Dinner/Auction raising money for the Breast Cancer Rally. All reservations will be taken at the Administrative Office or online in the Members Section of www.LakeNaomiClub.com under Online Sign-Up. Please join us!
Wimbledon Strawberries and Crème The 2014 Wimbledon Strawberries and Crème will be held on Sunday, July 6th. Tennis Members are invited to play in a mixed-up Mixed Doubles Round Robin from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Play will consist of four thirty-minute sessions and players will rotate at the end of each session. At 6:00 PM all that exercise will be rewarded with shortcakes, fresh strawberries, homemade whipped crème, pastries, orange juice, champagne, and soft drinks. Cost for this event including food service is $16 for Gold Members and $21 for Silver Members. Spectators may participate in the post-play social for $15. Please pre-register in the Tennis Pro shop by Wednesday, July 2nd at 3:00 PM. Don’t miss this annual favorite at Lake Naomi Tennis!
End of Season Tennis Tournament Celebration All Club Championship Tournaments will all be awarded at the End of Tournament Celebration on Sunday, August 17th immediately following the Adult Mixed Doubles Tournament finals, which are expected to conclude around 1:30 PM. All tournament players will be invited to attend the celebration free of charge as guests of the Tennis Committee. All others are invited to attend for a nominal fee. Please call or stop in to the Pro Shop for more details. Pre-registration required. Don’t miss the most enjoyable social event of the season or the great Tournament play leading up to it!
2014 Sailing Association Lake Naomi Club’s Sailing Association (LNCSA) annually elects Members to serve as the Sailing Council which acts as the core of the Sailing Committee and assists with scheduling and preparing sailing regattas, events and programs for the Lake Naomi Club. We thank the following Members who will be serving on the Sailing Council in the year 2014: Commodore – Steve Spencer Vice Commodore – Jay Stevenson Rear Commodore – Chris Daggett Secretary – Tim O’Sullivan Race Committee and Scoring – Jay Stevenson Duster Fleet Captain – Rich Daggett Laser Fleet Captain – Kathy Hyatt Sunfish Fleet Captain – Michael May NRPT (Not Ready for Prime Time) Fleet Captain – Bob Kelly RC Laser Fleet Captain – John Whipple Junior Programs – Mary Trabold Adult Programs – Dean Neely Lakes Committee Liaison – John Whipple Historian – Allen Rodriguez Thank you to each of these LNCSA Members who volunteer their time and continued dedication to sailing and the Lake Naomi Club.
Open Water Swimming Weekly open swimming is planned for Saturdays at Club Beach this summer on: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2. Seasoned swimmers, multisport enthusiasts or those training for triathlons are invited to “open-water swim”. Meet at Club Beach to check iin at 8:50 AM for the one hour swim ffrom 9:00-10:00 AM weather permittting. There is a $2 fee per swimmer ffor the additional safety boat that will bbe dedicated just to these swimmers. A course will be marked with buoys to help swimmers navigate as well as making other boaters aware of your intended path. Swimmers must wear a brightly colored swim cap for the purpose of keeping themselves visible to boaters. Swim caps will be available for purchase in the Sailing Office.
LN-TT Breast Cancer Rally Update We are getting closer to our Lake Naomi-Timber Trails Breast Cancer Rally. We are excited about the events that make up our rally. We want to encourage as many families as we can to join our 5K Walk/Run. This event is open to everyone; men, women and children. It will be held in the Pinecrest Community, a beautiful venue and as with our golf and tennis events, all the money goes to the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Organization and stays here in the Poconos. Registration forms are available at the Logan Steele Community Center and the Administration Office. We are encouraging sponsorship in our “Pink Pages” section of our sponsor book and we have many openings for people to dedicate and/or sponsor holes, courts and water stations. Please contact Eileen Chimerine at Eileenpt@aol. com or Holly Lehrer at hollylehrer@ comcast.net to advertise in the “Pink Pages” and Judy Balaban at JBGAPA@ ptd.net for dedications. Don’t forget the dinner and auctions (silent and live) at the Lake Naomi Clubhouse the evening of July 17, 2014. Reservations can be made online or at the Administration Office. As always we are appreciative of helpers. If you are interested in helping us with this very worthy cause, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We need workers of all abilities. We thank you in advance for your support. By supporting us, you are helping local women who are literally fighting for their lives. Laura Bacon email@example.com Nancy Mills firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Lenderick email@example.com
Golf Course Evacuation As we all know, summer storms can blow up on us in a hurry when we are on the golf course. To help keep everyone safe and dry the golf pro shop will sound an air horn to advise golfers of inclement weather. The staff will blow three long blasts with the air horn as an advisory to leave the course due to incoming bad weather. This includes rain, thunder, lightning and high winds. On Tee Box #6 is a Lightning-Rain Shelter for your safety if you get caught in a storm. 10
Tin Cup Tribune Summer is here! Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Memorial Day Tournament. We had 38 players partake and had a great day of golf. If you haven’t had a chance to check out our new driving range stop by and hit a few! Todd Moyer and his crew did a great jjob building g the aqua range g and it’s been a huge g success.
News and Notes: Remember to sign-up for our Junior Golf Clinics as space is limited. There are three age groups 6 to 9 year-olds, 10 to 12 year-olds and 13 to16 year-olds. Each week will focus on one specific area of golf instruction concluding with a 4-hole tournament. Class times are listed below for the appropriate age groups. There will be a 6-to-1 student/teacher ratio for each clinic with a 12 student maximum. A second class will be added for the appropriate age group once the class becomes full. The fee for the six-week clinic is $60.00 per participant. If you are interested, please contact the Golf Shop to sign-up. Week #1: July 10 Week #4: July 31 Topic: Putting Topic: Irons 3:00-4:00pm for Ages 6-9 3:00-4:00pm for Ages 6-9 4:00-5:00pm for Ages 10-12 4:00-5:00pm for Ages 10-12 5:00-6:00pm for Ages 13-16 5:00-6:00pm for Ages 13-16 Week#2: July 17 Week #5: August 7 Topic: Short Game Topic: Woods 3:00-4:00pm for Ages 6-9 3:00-4:00pm for Ages 6-9 4:00-5:00pm for Ages 10-12 4:00-5:00pm for Ages 10-12 5:00-6:00pm for Ages 13-16 5:00-6:00pm for Ages 13-16 Week #3: July 24 Week #6: August 14 Topic: Bunkers Topic: Battle of the Classes – 3:00-4:00pm for Ages 6-9 4-Hole Tournament 4:00-5:00pm for Ages 10-12 4:00-6:30pm for all age groups 5:00-6:00pm for Ages 13-16 Friendly Reminders: Our first Bloody Mary, Margaritaville tournament is Sunday, June 29th. Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events and look for reminders in our weekly e-mail blast. Golf Tip of the Month - How to adjust for an uphill lie: •The ball is going to go shorter, higher and left. •The tendency is to hit the shot fat or take too much earth. •Adjust the shoulders to match the slope of the hill and put the ball up in the stance, remember to choke down and swing slightly harder to adjust for the added loft. All the best, Tim Wagner, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Lake Naomi -Timber Trails Fine Arts and Crafts Show This is another reminder that the Activities Committee is once again hosting the annual Lake Naomi-Timber Trails Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, August 2, 2014. It is held in the Community Center from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The show is going to have many wonderful artists again this year – those returning are anxious to be back and 19 new artists are also participating. We are very excited about all the new vendors all bringing unique hand-made items. This is a wonderful activity for the community and the Committee hopes that you will find a little time during the day to support it and stay for lunch as our café staff will provide an a la carte buffet. The money that is raised will be given to local food pantry again this year. Look for features on our new and returning artist in future issues of our email blasts.
Kid’s Fishing Clinic and Fishing Derby
Kid’s Fishing Lessons For the fifth year the Lakes Committee will provide fishing lessons to our young Members. Many Members who never had the opportunity to learn how to fish have been asking for fishing lessons for their children ages 5-13. The first class will be Thursday, June 26th and offered every Thursday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM during July and August. This is a perfect opportunity to introduce the great sport of fishing to your children. Sign-up for these classes will be at the Community Center and it is limited to five children per class. They will learn the technique of baiting a hook, reeling in a fish and the proper way to release the fish without harm.
LN-TT – Greener Than We Realize
A homeowner stopped while I was planting flowers at the Gatehouse and asked where do I buy that nice dark soil? To which I responded, “you can’t buy it, you have to build it.” And I will never forget the look on a Member’s face when he asked what kind of fertilizer I use? As a Member of the Lakes Committee, he was concerned about phosphates leeching into the lake. I told him I do not use fertilizers, and with a look of disbelief, he asked how do I keep everything looking so beautiful? I build life into the soil, and the plants feed on that. It’s a soil food web - that eat and be eaten world beneath our feet. No one ever fertilizes our National Forests! So composting at Lake Naomi – Timber Trails began some years ago as collaboration between the Club’s Chef and myself. Our goal was to use the veggie waste to make compost that would be used to improve the soil in our flower beds and herb garden. It has grown into a year round operation which includes, not only all Club facility waste, but also 3 to 5 hundred pounds of vegetable waste a week (which used to go to the landfill) from Aharts Market in Blakeslee. We have two compost piles and a worm bin (vermin-compost) that are helping us add life to our soil. What started as a simple means of improving our soil has grown into an integral part of the Club’s operations. The compost program now consists of an actively aerated compost tea brewer, enabling us to suspend the life in the compost (bacteria, fungi, nematodes, etc.) in water, and spray the ball fields at the Community Center, the turf on the golf course, and yes, our flower beds. During the 24 hour brewing cycle, we can add molasses to feed bacteria, fish emulsion and seaweed extract to feed the fungi, creating our own blend of specific tea, to supply the different needs of the different plants. A digital camera on our microscope plugs into the computer, helping to identify the life in, and not in, our soils. Our goals are to continue learning to identify and using a spread sheet, we will be able to monitor, and keep track of our progress. Pat Simonik, Maintenance Department.
Share the Road S Walking and bike riding are two of the more popular ac activities that people do in Lake Naomi – Timber Trails. Although these activities can be very safe, extra caution A should be used. Tobyhanna Township has installed an exsh tensive storm water management system in Lake Naomi. te This system includes many roadside trenches and water T detention areas. PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFUL WHEN de
Community Garden Program In addition to our Community Garden Boxes, LNC will offer a Garden Program. Scheduled sessions may include crafting, food tasting, hands on gardening, and an instructional lesson with master gardener guest speakers. All Members are welcome to attend the M ggarden program regardless of whether tthey currently have a patch. There is a $$15 fee for each session. Current gardden box holders will not be charged. LNC Garden Programs & Events Botany for Gardeners June 28th at 10 AM Different plants have ddifferent requirements. Knowing what plants K need and how they work will make you a better gardener. We’ll discuss germination, fertilization, flowering and seeds, growth seasons, and a variety of other topics. This session will help you understand many of the problems/questions that you have about why some plants work and others don’t in your garden. In a Pickle! - July 19th at 10 AM Lets take all those extra veggies and learn how to make simple pickled mixes from garlic & dill, bread & butter to sweet & savory. All supplies and recipes will be available for you to make and take home samples of pickles that you made. Harvest Party August 9th at 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM The end of summer is near and it is time to gather with friends for great conversations, games with prizes and delicious food prepared by our gardeners. Everyone is encouraged to bring a sample of something made from their bounty along with a card describing your dish. Memorial Day Celebration
The Clinic and Derby will be held on Saturday, July 12th. Young Members and their parents are invited to Trout Pond from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM to help with a fish stocking and then learn about this great lifetime sport. Stations will be set up to help small groups and kids learn about casting, bait, lures and the proper handling along with live release of fish. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places of the most fish caught and the largest fish caught. Lakes Committee Members will be conducting the Clinic and Derby and look forward to answering your questions and assisting with this family fun morning. No pre-registration is required. Members should just come out, check in upon arrival and be a part of the fun.
WALKING OR BIKING! W
The h LN-TT Ranger S Staff ff would ld like everyone to follow these safety tips. 1. When walking always walk on the left side of the road. 2. Bikes ride on the right side of the road, with traffic. 3. Walkers, walk in single file when traffic approaches. 4. Bike riders should always wear helmets. State law requires children 12 and under to wear a helmet. The Rangers strongly recommend that all bike riders wear a helmet. 5. Most important: all drivers should slow down – the speed limit is 25 mph for all roads. Drive as if the lives of your children or grandchildren depend on it. 11
Meet Me at the Lodge… The summer season is here and so are the guests! Thank you to all our Members who have supported the Lodge so far whether it’s by coming into the Pastry Shop for a delectable treat or having your family and friends stay with us while in town. Please remember that if your family or friends book a room with us, you must give them your name and member number for the Member Referral discount. Have you had a chance to look at the event calendar for June yet? There are so many events planned at the Mountaintop Lodge that there is something for everyone. If you or your children are into baking, why not try one of our cooking classes. For adults, we have Chef Don’s Baking Class on co Thursday, June 19th, “Better for you Baking”. We will be making T Black B Bean Brownies and Zucchini Cupcakes with a Yogurt Buttercream cr Frosting, and you will take home plenty of treats to share with your yo family. Sign-ups are required in advance and the cost is $22.00. For F the younger bakers we have two different classes. Kids in the Kitchen (any age) is S Saturday, June 14th from 1:30-2:30 where each child will make Monkey Bread Muffins (cost per child $10.00). Kids in the Kitchen: ABC’s of Cooking is for aspiring bakers aged 7 and up and they will be making Cherry Crisp and Apple Berry Salsa on Sunday, June 22nd from 3:00-4:30 (cost per child $15.00). Please call the Lodge at 570646-6636 to sign up in advance for any of these classes. If you like to be crafty, Poke-A-Nose will be doing a 16x20 stretched canvas painting of an Antique American Flag on Thursday, June 26th. This class is designed so that ANYONE can participate and go home with a completed project. We invite you to BYOB and your friends and come enjoy a fun night. This class is $35.00 which includes all materials and we do require sign-ups in advance. Music is returning to the Lodge for summer as well. Each Friday night, starting the 20th, we will feature a different acoustic musician. June 20th CJT Duo will kick things off for us and on June 27th we will have Gary Dillon. Music plays from 7:00-9:00 PM and you can come and go as you please. If movies are your thing, we are trying something new this year. “Movie on the Lawn”. Our hope is to make this into a relaxing Date Night for adults, come to the Lodge with your lawn chair or blanket, bring your own beverage or purchase something from the Coffee and Pastry Shop and enjoy an outdoor movie. We will be kicking this off at 9:00 PM on Monday, June 23rd with “The Great Outdoors” and Monday, June 30th will feature “Jaws”. Phew! Plenty to choose from…. Hope we will see you at the Lodge. g Carolyn Keiper, Hospitality Manager
Thank-You * On June 4, 2014 the Mazeffa’s lost their home in Timber Trails to a fire.
Dear Friends and Neighbors, It has been said that the most important things in life are not things. We have just discovered the truth of that. We have no things right now but the outpouring from so many people, of love, comfort, support, offers of food, clothing and shelter is overwhelming. While this has been a terrifying and most inconvenient experience, we cannot begin to thank the Lake Naomi-Timber Trails Rangers and Staff for the quick response to our crisis, our needs, their dedicated spirit and helpfulness in every way. Food and lodging was available to us instantly. The staff at the Mountaintop Lodge could not be nicer and more helpful, but we already knew that. Our immediate friends and neighbors that provided us with clothes, comfort and stood with us watching the devastation cannot be thanked enough. To all those who have called and left messages at the Mountaintop Lodge, we thankyou for your concern and generosity. There is a reason that Lake Naomi-Timber Trails is a platinum community. While we always appreciated our beautiful surroundings and excellent facilities it is the people that make it so outstanding. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts. We are proud and grateful to be a part of Lake Naomi – Timber Trails. Maggie and George Mazeffa Fun at the Dog Park
Lake Naomi Club Q & A Why are Golf Maintenance and the Club Contractors permitted to mow grass before and after the “contractor hours” set by the Club and the Associations? The Club amenities are not subject to the residential deed restrictions and thus the architectural regulations. It is a case of something that benefits Club Members in mass versus a project that benefits a single Club/Community Member. Thus the Club is not subject to the contractor hour limitations. Otherwise the Club would not be able to service the various facilities and have the facilities ready for Member use. What are the pontoon boats I have seen on Lake Naomi? The Club owns two pontoon boats. One is moored off of Club Beach and utilized by the Sailing Committee to organize and direct the sailing races. This pontoon boat is also utilized by Club Team Members to assist with the sailing instruction program. The second Club owned pontoon boat is stored at the Floating Marina located at the Administrative Office and is powered by an electric motor. It is utilized by the Lakes Committee for their fishing instructional program as well as for the placement of fish habitat in the Lake. I have seen motor boats on Lake Naomi. I thought they weren’t permitted? The Club owns four Boston Whaler Patrol Boats. At the height of the boating season, a maximum of three of the Safety Boats are in use. These are the only gasoline powered motor boats permitted on Lake Naomi. I am a Basic Member. Why can’t I use the Community Center Pool in July and August? The reasoning for the pool “blackout period” being announced right from the start of the discussion regarding the proposed Community Center was based on fairness and financial viability. While Basic Members pay the Capital Assessment for the Community Center which provides the right for them to utilize the Community Center for all of the year and the indoor pool at the Community Center for all but the 73 days prior to Labor Day, Basic Members are not paying the operating costs of the Community Center Pool during the blackout period. Those costs are paid by only those Members subscribing to the pool membership.