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The OďŹƒcial Newsletter of the Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. Vol. 17, No. 14



Treats on the Point:

November 8, 2019

Community Center Edition

Nearly 1,000 Members & Guests in Attendance Approximately 50 volunteers handed out candy Doors closed at 7:30 PM Last Trick-or-Treaters exited around 8 PM

The weather largely held off until after the event and members and guests made it into the building without getting rained upon. This fall, a good time was had by all in the Marion Pronk Hall! Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this event possible.

see more photos p. 11 Photos by Dan McFarland, Tracie Hayes, & Vassa Olson

President's Letter 2 Board Agenda 2 Association News 2-7 General Manager's Column 3 Board Minutes 3 Calendar 7-8 Viewpoints 16 Orange County 17 Classifieds 18-19

Monday, Nov. 11 LOWA Offices Closed LOW Trash Compactor Closed Veterans Day Ceremony 11 AM, Community Center

Wednesday, Nov. 13 Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting 6 PM, Clubhouse

Thursday, Nov. 21 Meet the Management 9-11 AM, Holcomb Building LOWA Website Links

LOWA Board of Directors Dinner Meeting 7 PM, Clubhouse Tuesday, Nov. 19 LOWA Regular Board Meeting 7 PM, Community Center

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Association News

Make Your Vote COUNT! VOTE ELECTRONICALLY by Clifton D. Wilks, Board President

Voting electronically in the LOWA referendum is the EASIEST way to make sure your vote counts. Vote ELECTRONICALLY through by Dec. 9. If you mislaid your notice from on how to vote electronically, you can request your access code from by visiting the voting site https://vtnw. com/go/LOWAResend and following the directions. You will be asked to enter the same email address you have on file with LOWA. Once you vote electronically, YOUR VOTE COUNTS! If you are not comfortable with computers, or how to vote electronically, the Elections Committee is happy to help you. They will hold open assistance sessions at the Holcomb Building Member Services area on: Friday, Nov. 8 – 10 AM-5 PM Friday, Nov. 15 – 10 AM-5 PM Saturday, Dec. 7 – 10 AM-noon If you want to help decide the future of Lake of the Woods, make your vote count by VOTING ELECTRONICALLY.

Why Vote Yes on Both Referendum Questions?

Lake Currents November 8, 2019

by Directors Pete Brown & Walt Diercks

We strongly encourage all of our members to vote “yes” to both parts of our upcoming referendum. For Question 1, the ECC Right of Appeal: Right now members have no right to appeal any decision of the ECC to the Board of Directors. Approving Question 1 will give members the right to appeal, albeit in limited circumstances, an ECC decision to the Board of Directors. We urge members to vote “yes” to this part of the referendum to secure that right. Even if you don’t believe you will ever need this right of appeal, it is better to have the right wn r o and not need it, than to need the right and not have it. B e For Question 2, Pet D ir ec tor in the past, LOWA used to issue charges to members who did not keep their lots up to the standards defined in our regulations. Members responded quickly to a letter from ECC stating non-compliance would result in a daily fee of $10 a day for up to 90 days. Then Virginia courts started holding that, unless it is clearly specified in its Restrictive Covenants, an HOA could no longer issue charges for rule violations. The goal of being able to impose charges is not to raise revenue; the goal Di is to encourage compliance. Living near an unkempt re cto lot isn’t how most of us want to live. To protect your rW property value from being adversely affected by a neighbor’s a lt D ierc k s negligence, it is wise to vote ‘yes” to this part of the referendum. Both of these proposed measures are in the best interest of individual members and in the best interests of our community.

Board of Directors, LOWA, Inc.

Send email to the Board at: President: Cliff Wilks Vice Pres.: Jennifer Zukowski Treasurer: Walt Diercks Secretary: Pete Brown Directors: Heidi Brown Carl Clawson Benita Forrest


General Manager: Phillip Rodenberg ( Assistant General Manager: Chester Guzek ( Director of Facilities: Jessie Graves ( Director of Finance: Charlie Maneval (

Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.

Regular Board of Directors Meeting Agenda (Tentative) November 19, 2019 7 PM, Community Center 5 PM CALL TO ORDER 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION 7 PM 2. OPEN SESSION 2.1 Pledge of Allegiance 2.2 Meeting Notice and Quorum Confirmation 2.3 Approval of Agenda 2.4 Approval of Minutes: November 2, 2019 3. REPORTS 3.1 Officer Reports A. Executive Session Actions B. Committee Changes C. Referendum Update 3.2 General Manager Report 3.3 Committee Liaison Reports 3.4 Committee Reports A. Fitness Committee – Teri Vickery, Committee Chair B. Equestrian Committee – Laird Knights, Committee Chair 4. PRESENTATION 4.1 Independent Financial Audit for Year End 2019 –Steve Bernhardt, Audit Senior Manager, Adams, Jenkins and Cheatham 5. MEMBER COMMENTS ON UNFINISHED AND NEW BUSINESS AGENDA ITEMS 6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 6.1 Consideration of Accepting the FY 2020-2024 Five Year Capital Plan for Planning Purposes 7. NEW BUSINESS 7.1 Consideration of Accepting the Independent Financial Audit for End 2019 7.2 Consideration of Sending to the Rules Committee and the LOWA Attorney the Proposed Amendments to Regulation X., Regarding Increasing Watercraft Owner Liability Insurance for Motorized Watercraft of Over 25 Horsepower to $500,000 Per Accident 7.3 Consideration of Awarding a One-Year Renewal for Golf Course Maintenance to International Golf Maintenance (IGM) 7.4 Consideration of Transferring New Construction and Renovation Reserve (NCR) Funds to New Assets and Improvement Reserve (NAIR) (Resolution 2019-27) 7.5 Consideration of Amending the 2019-2020 Fee Schedule to Increase Disclosure Packet Fees, Transfer Packet Fees and Related Fees 7.6 Consideration of Entering Lots for Maintenance 7.7 Consideration of Revising Lower Level Clubhouse Room Rental Rates 8. MEMBER GENERAL COMMENTS 9. DIRECTOR COMMENTS 10. SCHEDULED MEETINGS • Special Meeting of the Membership, Tuesday, December 10, 2019, Community Center, 7 PM. • Regular Board of Directors Meeting, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Community Center, 12:45 PM Executive Session, 2 PM Open Session. • Regular Board of Directors Meeting, Saturday, January 4, 2020, Community Center, 8:45 AM Executive Session, 10 AM Open Session. 11. ADJOURNMENT

*The Board reserves the right to remove, add and/or relocate agenda items as necessary. Please silence phones and maintain order throughout the meeting. Members of record may record any portion of this meeting so long as (1) you first notify the President for an announcement before you begin and (2) you do not interfere with other members or the official recording. (See Administrative Regulation 2016-4.)

Editorial Staff President of the Board General Manager Communications Manager: Carolyn Brodeur ( Communications Assistant: Lisa Naghshineh ( Copy Editor Dan McFarland ( Graphics/Layout: Chris Porter ( LOWA Communications Department: 540-972-2278

Lake Currents The official newsletter of the Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. (USPS 872-400) is published bi-weekly for its membership. Nonmembers $20 per year (25 issues). Periodical postage rate paid at Spotsylvania, VA 22553. Visit our web site at: ITEMS FOR PUBLICATION in the newsletter must be received in the Association office by noon on the Monday after publication for the next publication or by the preceding Friday if Monday is a holiday. All advertising and articles need to be submitted via email to The views expressed in guest articles and paid advertisements represent the opinions of authors and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Lake of the Woods Association, Inc. Call the communications office at 540-972-2278 for details about classified and display advertisements which must be prepaid (unless other arrangements are made). The inclusion of advertising, logos or web site links in this publication does not constitute an endorsement by LOWA, Inc. of the products or services so advertised. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to LOWA, Inc., 102 Lakeview Pkwy, Locust Grove, VA 22508

Special Board of Directors Meeting October 29, 2019, Approved Minutes 9:00 a.m., Community Center Present Clifton Wilks, President Jennifer Zukowski, Vice President Walter Diercks, Treasurer Phillip Brown, Secretary

Turkey Day Traffic and Kids on Slides

by Phil Rodenberg, General Manager, CMCA ®, AMS ®, PCAM ®

Others Phil Rodenberg, General Manager Charles Maneval, Finance Director

Call to Order


1. OPEN SESSION President Wilks called the meeting into Open Session at 9:00 a.m. in the Community Center for the purpose of performing the annual review and update of the Miller Dodson Replacement Reserve Study; and to incorporate changes noted since the October 3, 2019 document was released. The Board will consider adopting the update for planning and budgeting purposes at their November 2, 2019 Board meeting.

Spotswood Playground. Got kids? Grandkids? LOWA is surveying members to decide what new playground equipment we should purchase for Spotswood Park. Check out the two options for layouts on The survey closes Nov. 11.


Flat Fun Forebay Project. One of the best ways we can prolong the health of the Main Lake is to build a forebay to trap sediment and pollutants at the point where Flat Run comes into the community near the Back Gate. LOWA will advertise the invitation for bids (IFB) on Nov. 4. We hope to get at least three competitive bids by the due date of Dec. 19. This will likely be a spring/summer 2020 project.


Back Gate Stop Signs. The new two-way stop will soon be in place at the Back Gate. Lakeview Parkway traffic must now stop before proceeding, and traffic from Back Gate Road can proceed into the Lakeview Parkway intersection without stopping. Please use caution as our members get used to the new traffic pattern.


Airbnbs. Thank you to members who wrote me at to tell me about their experiences with nearby Airbnb properties in the community. You helped us identify a few properties that were not on our radar. It is a Board goal this year to ensure that the Airbnb lot owners are paying the tenant fee and their guests are abiding by the rules and regulations.

1.1 Pledge of Allegiance 2 Approval of Agenda Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, to approve the Agenda.

See October 29 Minutes on p. 5 Member Services/ Holcomb Building: 540-972-2237 M-F; 8:30 AM-5 PM; Sat. 9 AM-1 PM Clubhouse: 540-972-2221 Office Hours: W-F, 9 AM-5 PM Dinner: W, TH, SU, 5-9 PM; F, SA, 5-10 PM Lunch: S, SU, 11 AM-4 PM Brunch: SU, 10 AM-1 PM Menus: Community Center: 540-972-9680 ECC Office: 540-972-2211 M-F, 7 AM-3:30 PM

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3. Discussion of the Annual Update of the Reserve Study Prepared by Miller Dodson Associates. The General Manager led the Board in a discussion of the reserve study. He stressed the importance of getting this portion of the budgeting process completed in the fall prior to working on New Asset and Improvement projects. We use the Cash Flow method vs Component Method for our reserves. An inflation factor is not used as we are accurate in our cost analyses for the first few years. We perform a three-year update vs a staterequired five-year timetable and have an annual review, making the inflation factor unnecessary for the near-term years. The General Manager provided a list of staff-recommended changes to the Replacement Reserve Study identified since the October 3, 2019 document was released for consideration by the Board. (Attachment #1 to Memo from the GM to the Board dated October 24, 2019.) (D-19-120) Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, that the Board accept the changes proposed in the list identified as Attachment #1 for incorporation into the Replacement Reserve Update. Other changes to the Replacement Reserve Study were considered as follows: (D-19-121) Motion by Diercks, passed unanimously, to move Item 339: Woods Center Carpet replacement in the amount of $17,181 forward from year 2025 to 2020.

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Equestrian Center: 540-972-2238 M-F 8:30 AM-5 PM (Appt. required) Sat/Sun 9 AM-5 PM: Walk-in times for Lessons/Pony Rides- 10 AM, 11 AM Trail Rides, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM Fareways Café: 540-972-2216 Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 8 AM-8 PM Thurs: 8 AM-9 PM Sun: 8 AM-6 PM Fitness Center: 540-412-6016 Daily 5 AM-11 PM Golf Pro Shop (Woods Center): Daily 8:30 AM Reserve a tee time 540-972-2230 Golf Course: 9 AM daily

Maintenance Office: 540-972-2223; M-F, 7 AM-3:30 PM 9.9 Leaf/Brush Area: Daily: 7 AM-5 PM Closed Wednesdays Pickleball: Paul Jacobson, 630-715-5657 Outdoor Courts available 7 AM-11 PM

Lake Currents November 8, 2019

Heidi Brown Carl Clawson (to 10:55 a.m.) Benita Forrest

Here are five things to know at LOW as fall is in full swing: 1. Thanksgiving Day Guest Check In. On Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, the front gate visitor lane will be inundated with your friends and family. Please remember to use TEK Control to check in your guests ahead of time. The more members that do this, the less delay your guests will have coming in the gate that day.

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Trash: LOW Compactor Site 540-672-9600 M, TU, TH, F, 7:30 AM-7 PM Sat 8 AM-5 PM; Sun 9 AM-5 PM Closed Wednesdays and holidays County Waste: 540-727-0887 Curbside trash recycling/collection: Wednesdays

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Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.

Thoughts from the Pro by Chris Brode, PGA Professional

From Sunday Nov. 3, 2019, through Sunday March 8, 2020, the Golf Course will be transitioning to our Winter Golf Rates and Winter Hours, which are as follows: One Round Green Fees with cart Property Owners and Registered Tenants $23 Guests / Daily $28 Pro Shop opens at 8:30 AM and will close at 5 PM First tee time will be at 9 AM, and all golf carts must be returned by 4:30 PM.

Orange County Supervisors Coming to LOW

Lake Currents November 8, 2019

by Pat Licata, Civic Club President


Regular Board of Directors Meeting November 2, 2019, Unapproved Minutes 10:00 a.m., Community Center Note: These minutes are provided to members for review

Present Clifton Wilks, President Jennifer Zukowski, Vice President Walter Diercks, Treasurer Phillip Brown, Secretary Heidi Brown Carl Clawson Benita Forrest

Others Phil Rodenberg, General Manager Linda Brooks, Recorder

Call to Order 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Removed from Agenda prior to meeting.) 2. OPEN SESSION Motion by H. Brown, passed unanimously, that the Board enter into Open Session at 10:02 a.m. 2.1 Pledge of Allegiance 2.2 Confirmation of Quorum and Meeting Notice Secretary P. Brown confirmed that a quorum is present and proper notice sent to all members of record. 2.3 Approval of Agenda Motion by P. Brown, passed unanimously, that the Board approve the Agenda. 2.4 Approval of Minutes of October 16, 2019 and October 29, 2019. Motion by P. Brown, passed unanimously, that the Board approve the minutes of the October 16, 2019 Regular Board meeting. Motion by P. Brown, passed unanimously, that the Board approve the minutes of the October 29, 2019 Special Board meeting.

(L-R) Jim White, District II, Lee Frame, District V, Jim Crozier, District IV, Mark Johnson, District I, and Teel Goodwin, District III The Orange County Board of Supervisors is the main legislative body for the county and is comprised of five members who are elected by county voters and serve four-year staggered terms. Each November, a supervisors’ meeting is held in LOW to provide residents a convenient first-hand look at how their local government decisions are made. The Board of Supervisors will conduct its regular business meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6 PM in the Great Hall of the Clubhouse. Having a supervisors’ meeting in LOW is a tradition, in part because the meetings are well attended. To maintain that tradition, the Civic Club has elected to forgo its regular monthly meeting and encourage increased attendance at the supervisors’ meeting. On Nov. 13, the supervisors’ meeting will include a message from Lake of the Woods Board of Directors President Cliff Wilks, and the presentation of a working draft of the Capital Improvement Program for FY2019–FY2023. County Administrator Bryan David will report on the supervisors’ Two-Year Strategic Priorities and their Legislative Priorities for the next session of the Virginia General Assembly. At 7 PM, the supervisors will provide time to receive public comments. Anyone wishing to address the supervisors during the Public Comment period must sign-in on forms that will be located on a table outside the Great Hall. The forms will be submitted to the Chief Deputy Clerk, and speakers will be called in order. After Public Comments, the supervisors will recess for dinner with the Lake of the Woods Board of Directors. We look forward to seeing you at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Nov. 13. Before or after the meeting, consider having dinner at the Clubhouse. The view of the lake from the Clubhouse is spectacular.

3. REPORTS 3.1 Report from Orange County Supervisor: No report available. 3.2 Report from Orange County Sheriff: No report available. 3.3 Report from Allied Universal Security Chief Scott Walker reported that Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the Community Center was very well attended and there were no incidents of note around the community. Staff is working on solving the vandalism incident in the Hollyfield Park area. Unleashed dogs presented a problem this past month. Road work at both the front/back gates and along Lakeview Parkway caused some traffic congestion for generally limited periods of time. Staff responded to 201 calls for service and issued 104 summonses in October. 3.4 Report from LOW Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Inc. President Jeff Liebold reported that in October the Fire Department responded to 43 calls, 21 inside LOW and 22 outside. The Rescue Squad responded to 46 calls, 32 inside LOW and 14 outside. Staff participated in nine Community Risk Reduction messaging events during the month. November activities will focus on cooking hazards and fire prevention. 3.5 Report from Orange County School Board: No report available. 3.6 Reports of Officers: None. A. Executive Session Actions: None. B. Committee Liaison Reports: None. C. Committee Changes Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, that the Board accept the Committee Changes as presented in the memo dated November 2, 2019 as follows: (D-19-122) Name Linda Bowyer Mary-Jane Atwater Alan Berry Norm Bielmeier ___________ *Term extended.

Action Voting* Term of Service Resigned Resigned

Committee Term-end Date Communications September 25, 2020 Communications Lakes Planning

D. Referendum Update Director P. Brown reported they have received 1182 ballots to date, and the Board would like to have at least 2,600 returned prior to the December 10 close-of-voting date in order to make a reasonable determination as to the wishes of the community on the Referendum items. The Elections Committee has set aside time on November 8 & 15, and December 7, to help members vote electronically. The General Manager emphasized that LOWA needs to revise and update what are now very outdated HOA Covenants in the face of more stringent interpretations handed down by the VA Supreme Court in recent years, and thus avoid having to enter into court proceedings over small matters in the future.

See November 2 Board Minutes on p. 14

President Wilks called for a short recess at 10:50 a.m., and called the meeting back into Open Session at 10:55 a.m. Director Clawson was excused. Motion by H. Brown, passed unanimously (6-0) to move Item 754: Culp’s Cove Planning and Design, in the amount of $132,000 from 2024 to 2023. Motion by H. Brown to move Item 376: Fairways Renovation Partial, in the amount of $45,000 from 2020 to 2021. Vote: Yea: H. Brown, Forrest, Diercks and Zukowski. Nay: Wilks, P. Brown. Absent: Clawson. Motion passed 4-2. 4. Member General Comments Fitness Committee member Terry Vickery suggested that three elliptical machines scheduled for replacement could wait another year. Finance Director Charles Maneval addressed some questions raised in a memo received today from the Planning Committee regarding differences in opening balance adjustment. All questions from Planning will be studied by the Board and addressed at a future meeting. 5. Adjournment Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 11:55 a.m. Phillip Brown, LOWA Secretary

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On Oct. 5, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed its One-Millionth Member! Our chapter hosted a beginning genealogy workshop on Oct. 5 at Wilderness Library. Genealogy Consultant Elizabeth Berry presented. We had a great community turn-out, learned a lot, and some lucky participants went home with door prizes of DNA kits and free memberships in a variety of genealogy companies! Several participants then attended our regular monthly meeting, Oct 12, and received additional help to learn more about searching and using online services and worked on their family genealogies. We are happy to offer help to anyone needing assistance with their genealogy! Feel free to contact us at SusannahChandlerChapter1@gmail. com, for questions or assistance. Our upcoming meeting, Nov. 9, will feature speaker Mark Coombs, from the American Battlefield Trust, discussing the preservation of American battlefields of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War, as well as their educational and field programs. The program is free and open to the public; anyone interested may attend Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 PM at the Community Center. Refreshments will follow the program. If you are interested in learning more about DAR, feel free to drop by any of our monthly meetings, or contact us at SusannahChandlerChapter1@, or 540-661-7202.

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During the busy Christmas season, when leisure- (and book-reading) time is often limited, the short story is a convenient and welcome literary source. For its Dec. 11 meeting, LOW Book Club will discuss selections from the many Christmas story collections available in stores and all the local library systems. Among collections containing the most varied and diverse tales are Christmas Classics from the Modern Library, Wintersong - Christmas Readings by Madeleine Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Engle, and Believe - A Christmas Treasury compiled by Mary Engelbreit. The stories take place from the 1800s to modern day. Christmas would not be complete without Charles Dickens, and The Oxford Illustrated Dickens Christmas Stories entertains with sentimental and thought-provoking episodes, and without one mention of Scrooge and Tiny Tim. For mystery lovers, tales from the darker side of the season are told in the British Library Crime Classics Series anthologies: Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries, The Christmas Carol Crime and Other Stories, and Crimson Snow - Winter Mysteries. These vintage stories from classic crime writers explore another side of the supposed season of good will. LOW Book Club meets at 1 PM on the second Wednesday of the month in the meeting room of the Wilderness Library. All are welcome, and no prior notification or attendance commitment is necessary. The book chosen for discussion at the Jan. 8, 2020 meeting is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. For further information about the club, call 540-972-9284.


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We invite you to join us for some Christmas Cheer at the Annual LOWA Member Holiday Party!

Sunday, December 8 1 PM - 4 PM At the Clubhouse

Bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Wilderness Food Pantry.

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Sign up in the Pro Shop beginning November 2. For questions please call the Pro Shop at 540-972-2230


2019 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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November 22, 2019 5:30 - 9:00 pm Lake of the Woods Clubhouse Locust Grove

Join us for a lovely evening with Santa, Christmas Carols, holiday treats and more!

Donation: $55.00 Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, Christmas Tree Auction, Silent Auction, Dinner, Music, Speakers and More!

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Meeting Facility Key: CC Community Center CCCR Community Center Classroom CR Community Center Craft Room CH Clubhouse CHGH Clubhouse Great Hall CHPR Clubhouse President’s Room EQ Equestrian Center FW Fareways Cafe FC Fitness Center HF Hollyfield Park Locust Grove Elementary LGES School (Rt. 20) LLCH Lower Level Clubhouse LOWC LOW Church MCR Maintenance Conference Room RR Holcomb Building Reading Room SB Sweetbriar Park ULH Upper Level Holcomb WC Woods Center

Tuesday, November 19 7 PM, LOWA Regular Board Meeting, CC

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Fridays, November 8 and 15 10 AM-5 PM, E-Voter Days at the Holcomb Building. The Elections Committee will assist members with electronic voting on for the ECC Referendum



C al en d a r o f E ve n t s Friday, November 8 10 AM-5 PM E-Voter Day at the Holcomb Building. The Elections Committee will assist members with electronic voting on for the ECC Referendum. Info: Lisa 313-418-5982. Monday, November 11 LOWA Offices Closed LOW Trash Compacter Closed 11 AM Veterans Day Ceremony (CC), conducted by the LOW Veterans Club. Info: Dan 540-972-0153. 1 PM LOW Garden Club Meeting (CH).


Tuesday, November 12 10 AM LOW Knowledge Club (CC). Info: Wednesday, November 13 6 PM Orange County Board of Supervisors Meeting (CH). Info: 7 PM LOWA Board Dinner Meeting (CH). Info: 540-972-2214. Thursday, November 14 6:30 PM LOW Knowledge Club (CC). Info: LOWKnowledgeClub@ Friday, November 15 10 AM-5 PM E-Voter Day at the Holcomb Building. The Elections Committee will assist members with electronic voting on for the ECC Referendum. Info: Lisa 313-418-5982.

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Frances 540-972-5435


9-9:45 AM


Elba 540-850-8577

Volleyball Adult/coed


7-11 PM


Michael 540-809-7406

Walkers & Joggers Club

Grnsprings CH

9 AM 9 AM


Diane 540-388-2930

Water Fitness

Wilderness Pres. Resort

10 AM & 11:15 AM

M, W, F

Carol 540-972-6739

Stretch and Flex Strength & Toning


Yoga Gentle



10:30-11:45 AM 11 AM-12 PM


Rebekah 908-358-8406

Yoga Chair



9:30-10:45 AM


Rebekah 908-358-8406


Rebekah 908-358-8406

Yoga Flow



9-10:15 AM 6:30-7:30 PM 9-10:15 AM

Yoga Foam Roll/Restore



6:30-7:30 PM


Rebekah 908-358-8406

Yoga Rise & Flow



8:30 AM


Bonnie 540-850-8585

Zumba, seniors




Elba 540-850-8577

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AARP Meeting


9:30 AM

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Contact Larry 540-972-1847

Bridge, Sunday Duplicate


7-9 PM


Joe 540-972-8052/Caroline 540972-7688

Bridge, Monday Night


7 PM


Dick/Carleen 508-740-4198

Bridge, Wednesday Ladies


9 AM-3 PM


Janice 540-972-1340

Book Club, LOW

Wilderness Lib.

1 PM

2nd W


Chess Club


6:30-8:30 PM


Jack 540-972-6211

Childhelp Auxiliary

LOWC, rm. 211

10 AM

1st W

Nancy 540-972-2599

Civic Club Meeting


7 PM

2nd W

Pat 540-735-7998

Civil War Study Group


10:30 AM

4th F

Charles 540-972-2401

Tuesday, November 19 12-6 PM Red Cross Blood Drive (CC). Info: Christy 540-412-2470. 6:30 PM Wilderness Toastmasters (CC). Info: WildernessToastmasters@ 7 PM LOWA Regular Board Meeting (CC). Info: 540-972-2214.

Closet Quilters


12:30-3 PM


Maureen 540-972-7010

Coloring Book Club


10 AM



Craft Group


9:30-11:45 AM


Rochelle 540-972-3438

DAR Susannah Chandler


1 PM

2nd SA

Betty Larson 540-661-7202

Democratic Club


1:30 PM

2nd W

Kerry 540-220-8547

Fire & Rescue Auxiliary


2 PM

2nd W

Marguerite 540-972-3681

Fun Bunch 55+


10 AM-1 PM


John 540-972-5611

Garden Club


12:30 PM

2nd M

Jan 540-972-1630

Thursday, November 21 9-11 AM Meet the Management (RR). Info: 540-972-2278.

Happy Tails Dog Club


7 PM

4th TU


7 PM

4th TU

George 540-840-2740


9:30-11:30 AM

W, F

Sharon 540-848-5810

Knowledge Club


10 AM 6:30 PM

2nd TU 2nd TH

Litter Pick-up in LOW

All around LOW

9 AM

3 SA

Jan 540-972-1630


6 PM

2nd TH

Ann 540-972-3326 Rani 540-972-7859

Friday, November 22 10:30 AM Civil War Study Group (LLCH). Info:

Deadline for submissions to the November 22 issue of Lake Currents is November 8.


SPORTS & EXERCISE (subject to change) Location

Deadline for submissions to the December 6 issue of Lake Currents is November 25.

Investment Club Knitting & Crocheting


LOW Lioness Club


LOW Lions Club


5:30 PM

3rd TH

Charlie 540-903-7796



1-4 PM


Debby 540-412-5240

Mothers of Preschoolers

LOWC, Founders

9:15 AM

1st /3rd W


Open Mic Night


5:30-8:30 PM


Fareways 540-972-2216

Players, Theater Group


7 PM

2nd W

Marilyn 540-972-0392

Photography Club, LOW


7-9 PM

1st/3rd TH

Bill 540-834-9866

Republican Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club


11:30 AM

4th W

Connie 540-972-0083

LGES (Rt. 20)

5:15 PM


Nita 540-219-7028 Audrey 540-222-3569

Veterans Club


7 PM

4th TH

Dan 540-972-0153

Wilderness Toastmasters


6:30 PM

1st/3rd TU

Woodworkers Club


7 PM

4th TU

Glynn 703-625-3849

TOPS weigh in/meeting $

Please refer to meeting room location key on previous page

Knowledge Club

by Alayna Stiffler, Member, LOW Knowledge Club The definition of knowledge is awareness or familiarity gained by experience of a fact or situation. Are you thirsty for knowledge? The older we get, you would think there would be less information we need to learn, but the learning curve is there is continual changes in everything we touch. Each year, there is an upgrade to something that was familiar to us in a previous year and because it worked one year ago, does not mean the requirements are still the same. In November, we have two speakers who will share on different topics. Tax Preparation and Solutions for 2019 taxes and an Estate Planning attorney will share the importance of preparing for your future and protecting your family and assets. Tax Solution will be held on November 12 at 10 AM and Estate Planning on November 14 at 6:30 PM at the LOWA Community Center. Bring your questions and our speakers will be able to help you. Light refreshments always provided and guests welcome. For more information, email



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Square Dance Club Visits State Fair

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by Lynn Unser, Square Dance Club Co-President

by Heather Kuzma, Publicity Chair, LGA

October was a busy month for the LOW Square Dance Club! At the beginning of the month for three days, eight club members travelled to the Virginia State Fair in Doswell. While there, they joined other Virginia square dancers and callers to put on a series of demonstration dances for fair attendees. After observing for a while, audience members were encouraged to join in the fun and dance with the club Photos by Dick Unser members. The LOW Square Dance Club members enjoyed LOW Square Dancers and learners dancing with friends from other enjoy dancing at the Virginia State Fair. square dance clubs and with the beginning dancers. Next year, when you attend the Virginia State Fair, plan to stop by the Farm Bureau Center and have fun square dancing. From October 6 to10, two LOW Square Dance Club members attended Mike Sikorsky’s Caller School in Crewe, Virginia. Linda Futato and Dick Unser, accompanied by their spouses, spent 40 hours learning how to be a square dance caller from Mike Sikorsky, a CALLERLAB-accredited caller coach and an internationally acclaimed caller. It was quite an exhilarating experience, learning from and working with nine other student callers from surrounding states. They were also very fortunate to have the support of five additional LOW Square Dance Club members who travelled to Crewe to cheer on the The Square Dance Club’s Parade of student callers and to dance in demonstration squares. Costumes highlights its On Oct. 25, the Spooky Halloween Dance. club held a Spooky Halloween Dance in the Lower Level of the Clubhouse. Entering the dance, the dancers were greeted by glowing Jack-o-Lanterns and orange blinking lights. The creatively-costumed dancers admired each other’s costumes, nibbled Halloween-themed snacks and had fun dancing to Charlie Shoemaker’s square dance calls. While there were many wonderful costumes, awards were given to Donnie and Jenny Sisk, dressed as Popeye and Olive Oyl; Steve and Linda Futato and Carrie DeSalvo, depicting Rock, Paper, Scissors; and the Widor Family, expertly dressed and made up as various movie characters. It was an evening full of laughter and fun dancing.

The weekly Tuesday LGA tournaments for 2019 have ended. Hopefully, we’ll be blessed with some nice weather over the coming winter months so we can continue to play some golf. There will be some tee times reserved for the LGA members on Tuesdays. If you want to play, sign up at the pro shop. We do have one more event for this year. The Holiday Party will be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Community Center. This party is free of charge to all LGA members. This is always a fun day. Be sure to look for the sign-up sheet at the Woods Center. Even though there is no charge, the committee needs a head count. Dottie Lohr will continue to collect contributions for the Wilderness Food Bank. If you want to leave your non-perishable items in the LGA closet at the Woods Center, Dottie will check for donations frequently.

Beyond the Mythology: The Real History of America by Craig Rains, Member, CWSG

The Civil War Study Group’s program for 10:30 AM, Friday, Nov. 22, is the American Battlefield Trust’s National Teacher Institute that was held this summer. The guest speaker will be Theresa Tempesta, who was one of more than 200 teachers from 35 states who attended the Institute’s series of workshops, talks and tours of Civil War, Revolutionary War and Civil Rights sites in and around Raleigh, North Carolina. Her topic will be Beyond the Mythology: the Real History of America. Tempesta has taught American, Virginia and African-American history at Massaponax High School for 20 years. She was this year’s recipient of the LOW Study Group’s $1,000 scholarship to attend the Institute, originally hosted by the Civil War Trust. (The Civil War Trust has changed its name to the American Battlefield Trust and expanded its preservation and educational programs to include the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the impact of our wars on Civil Rights.) Often, middle school teachers find some myths about American history already imbedded in the students’ minds by the time they reach middle school. George Washington chopped down a cherry tree at Ferry Farm? Wrong. Washington threw a silver dollar across the Rappahannock River? Wrong. The American Battlefield Trust’s annual Institute is geared toward providing tools for history teachers to correct the myths and to teach the real history of America in a way that it will significantly connect our past with students’ futures. Free and open to the public. NOTE change of meeting site: Lower level of the Clubhouse.


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The Lake of the Woods Democratic Club will celebrate the conclusion of a successful year with its annual Christmas luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Generals’ Quarters Restaurant at Locust Grove Town Center. New officers for 2020 will be introduced at the luncheon and members who contributed to the club’s success during 2019 will be recognized. The cost of the luncheon is $25, including the meal, taxes and gratuity. Entrée choices are shrimp scampi, pork chop with mashed potatoes or stuffed pepper. Included are a salad and bread and a choice of coffee or tea. Reservations must be made no later than Nov. 25. Reserve a place by sending a check made out to “The LOW Democratic Club” to P.O. Box 1351, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Menu choices should be noted with reservations. More information is on the club’s web site at



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Tax deductible donation of $5 per light - due December 1 Mail check with names & bulb colors to: LOW Lions Club Foundation/Tree of Love, P.O. Box 605, Locust Grove VA 22508

Deadline for submissions to the November 22 issue of Lake Currents is November 8. Deadline for submissions to the December 6 issue of Lake Currents is November 25.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting every Mon, Wed, Fri, at 7 PM at LOW Church (Rm 210). Info: LOW Church 540-972-9060. Cancer Support Group for Women and their Caregivers: Meetings are held at LOW Church. Please contact Suzanne Lentine for meeting dates/time or for more information, 540-972-9060. Dementia Memory Café: Second Wednesdays, 2:30 PM, Country Cookin’, 247 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper. This is a social event where the person with dementia and/or the caregiver(s) are welcome to come discuss issues. Contact Bonnie at 540-547-4824 or Dementia Support Groups: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 PM, Home Instead Senior Care, 111 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 101, Fredericksburg; Mondays, 11 AM-12:30 PM, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg. Info: Ginny Biggs, Grief Support Group: Griefshare is a free worldwide Bible based support group designed to help you through your grief journey after the loss of a loved one. See We meet twice a year for 13-week sessions of videos and discussions at the LOW Church. Several leaders, a minister, and a workbook will be available to assist you. Please call for days and for more info, 540-972-9060 or Living Water Community Clinic in Locust Grove (32345 Constitution Hwy, Suite H) offers free medical care and prescription assistance to the uninsured in Orange, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper counties. Medical care available on Thursdays from 5 to 8 PM. Call 540-854-5922 for appointments. Volunteers Needed. Info: 540-854-5922, Suzanne. LOWLINC - Non-profit membership service organization dedicated to enabling seniors at the lake to continue living fully and independently in their homes. Volunteer services provided: transportation, light home maintenance, computer assistance, check-in calls, friendly visits and referrals to screened service providers. Fee-based. Opportunities to volunteer, too. Info: 1-855-LOWLINC or visit LOW Lions/Lioness Wilderness Food Pantry: Located behind Locust Grove Town Center, Route 20. Usually open the first and third Fridays from 9 AM to noon, the second Wednesday from 4 to 6 PM and the last Saturday from 9 AM to noon. Please call: 888508-9274 to confirm schedule and to check for special opening dates and times. Mail contributions to Lions Wilderness Food Pantry, P.O. Box 605, Locust Grove, VA 22508. Info: Stan, 540-412-9854. LOW Lions Medical Equipment: Durable medical equipment is available for temporary loan to those with needs. Equipment can generally be picked up and returned 9 AM to noon Saturdays at the Lions Building near the LOW trash compactor.

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Fundraisers Nov. 10, Hopewell United Methodist Church will have its annual hymn sing on Sunday, Nov,.10 at 2 PM. This is an annual event to benefit Richardsville and Lake of the Woods Fire and Rescue. Annual Christmas Wreaths Sale at the LOW Front Gate. The LOW Boy Scout Troop #197 will be once again be selling Fresh Christmas Wreaths on Friday, Nov. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 8 AM-3 PM. Price is $30 each, which supports the scouts’ summer camp activities. Pre-orders can be made by emailing cbjr74sa@gmail. com or calling 540-316-1456. Please come out and support the scouts while also getting into the Christmas spirit. In keeping with A Scout is Reverent, this year we will also be selling Christmas yard signs “Christmas begins with Christ” and “Jesus is My Reason for the Season” $15 each, both for $25. Don’t need a wreath or sign, stop by anyway, friendly support and donations are always welcomed.

Lions also gratefully receive donations of used equipment, in clean and good condition, that can be readily used by others. In case of immediate needs, please contact Dave at 540-972-2125, Susan at 540-972-2772 or Mark at 540-4126694. If contacts are not immediately available, please leave message and we will return your call. Orange County Free Clinic: Offers primary medical care and prescription assistance to the uninsured in OC. Medical care available Mon. through Thurs., by appointment, and on Tues. evenings (walk-in). 101-C Woodmark Street, Orange. Info: Dorren Brown, 540-672-0793. Red Cross Blood Drive: Fourth Tuesday, every other month from noon to 6 PM. Next drive is Nov. 19 at the Community Center. You must be generally healthy and 17 or older. Go to for more detailed information. Make an appointment online or call 1-800733-2767. Making an appointment saves you time! Walk-ins accepted, on space available basis. Info: Christy, 540-412-2470. Seeking Counseling? The LOW Church offers affordable counseling for all persons by appointment. Info: Church, 540-972-9060. The Woods Cares: An AARP program, will run errands and do small repairs, light yard work for shut-ins and caretakers. Free service. Call Jeanette 540-9720726, or Ed 724-523-5255. Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Care-AVan will provide transportation to health care (including picking up prescription medications) and legal appointments for senior citizens (over 60) and persons (over 18) with physical disabilities. Available Mon-Fri. with minimum of 48 hours’ notice. Free Service (donations accepted), Call 540-825-3100 ext. 3358 or 3013. Vision Impaired Support Group. Meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 AM, Community Center, Room 1. Sponsored by the LOW Lions. Contact: Gail Sauro, 540-972-1629 or Gail.Sauro@

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Nov. 16, Ham and Turkey Dinner at Hopewell United Methodist Church located in Lignum, from 5-7 PM (doors open at 4:30 PM). $12/Adults; $6 ages5-12. Ham, turkey, stuffing, gravy, corn pudding, green beans. mashed potatoes, baked apples, hot rolls, beverages and desserts. Nov. 12 & 19, Story Time Tuesdays at the Wilderness Library: 10:15 AM, Toddler Time,15-20 minutes of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and music for children ages 18 months to 3 yrs old with a caregiver. 11 AM, Preschool Storytime, 30-45 minutes of stories, action rhymes, music, and crafts for children 3 to 5 yrs old with a caregiver. Bocce has come to the lake. We now have three Bocce Courts at Sweetbriar Park, located behind the soccer field. We are looking for players. For details about starting a league, contact Dirk Essert at 540622-3440. Happy Tails Dog Club, from Nov. 1-Apr. 30, the Club will offer a prorated membership fee. $25/ one dog; $38/two or more dogs. All memberships will renew on May 1, 2020. Email info@happytailsdogclub. net, for more information. Lost or Found Pets in LOW can be posted on LOWlostandfoundpets. Hearing Aids/Eyeglasses Recycled: Place used hearing aids and eyeglasses in LOW Lions boxes at the Ferris Building, Holcomb Building, or LOW Hair Studio. Project EXCEL. The Orange County Office on Youth is looking for volunteers to tutor elementary school students who are as much as a year behind in reading. As little as an hour per week could make a big difference! Please email Ginny Biggs at: project_excel.ooy@outlook. com or call 571-259-8951 for more details and a volunteer application (a background check is required).

Cause 4 Paws. We are in need of volunteer foster homes, monetary donations and donations of the following: Purina Kitten Chow, Purina Cat Chow, Friskies Pate canned food and Fancy Feast Kitten Wet Food. Proceeds benefit feline rescue. Donations may be tax deductible as we are a 501(c) (3) charity. Donations can be mailed to Cause 4 Paws, P.O. Box 301, Locust Grove, VA 22508. For more info, see us on Facebook: causefourpaws Locust Grove VA or call LA, 540-485-4181 or Darlene 540-972-8038. LOW Directory. Cost is $10 at Member Services in the lower level Holcomb Bldg. Sales benefit F&R. Information: Dick or Carolyn Durphy at; or 540-972-3306. LOW Lioness Book Sale. Used books will be sold on the last Saturday of each month from 8:30 AM to 2 PM at the Ferris Building. Proceeds go to the Benevolence Fund. Book donations are accepted at our book sales and on Mondays from 9:30-11 AM. No reference or text books please. Info: Ann, 540972-4338; Sherri, 540-412-9854; or Helene, 540-412-0798. LOW Lions Medical Equipment Loan Program seeks donations of wheelchairs and rollators in working condition to share with neighbors in need. Donate at Velona Building (by compactor) any Saturday from 9 AM to noon, or call Lion Mark at 540-4126694, Lion Susan at 540-972-2772, or Lion Dave at 540-972-2125 to schedule a pick-up. If you or a family member need a walker, shower bench, bedside commode, or other medical equipment, the Lions are here for you! Lions Furniture Pickup and Yard Sale. The LOW Lions accept donations of furniture and merchandise at the Velona Building (Shoosmith Road, near the trash compactor). Donations accepted Saturdays from 8 to11 AM. To arrange for donation pickup, call Doug at 540-495-0640. The Lions are a 501(c)(3) charity; donations may be tax deductible. The Lion’s Yard Sale at the same location is open every Saturday from 9 AM to noon. O.C. Humane Society. We are in need of volunteers to help with shelter dog adoptions at Petsmart in Central Park from 10AM-4PM on weekends to find forever homes for these loveable dogs. You need to be familiar with the handling of dogs. For more information please contact 540-972-5556 or We have been a 501c3 charitable organization in Orange County for 61 years. Donations are tax deductible, please mail to OCHSVA, P.O. Box 852, Locust Grove, VA 22508.

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Board Minutes

November 2 Minutes from p. 4 3.7 Report from the General Manager, Phil Rodenberg A. September Financials In September we collected $75,807 in current year lot assessments, for a total of $5,517,285, or 79.3% of the FY2019-20 lot assessments billed. As of September 30, the Unaudited Income Statement Comparison Study comparing budget to actual showed a favorable variance of $302,398, with overall Operations on track against budget for the year. Delinquency rate on September 30 was 3.6%, which is in line with our expectations for the fifth month of the fiscal year. Delinquencies are being tracked and notices sent to members in arrears. B. Lakes Management Report As part of the Flat Run Forebay Project, LOWA staff will release an Invitation For Bid on the construction project on November 4. A pre-bid meeting will be held for interested bidders on November 12, with a bid due date set for December 19. C. Other Business LOWA’s insurance agent has recommended LOWA consider an increase in liability insurance for watercraft owners. The General Manager would like to initiate the process needed to amend the Regulations by having the Board consider recommended changes at their November 19 meeting. Management has invited members to help select the new Spotswood Park playground equipment from two options. Members can indicate their choice on the LOWA website between November 4 -11. Repairs and stabilization of the floating dock at Sailboat Beach will be completed in November. 3.8 Committee Reports: None. 4. PRESENTATIONS 4.1 Report on the Independent Financial Audit for Year-end 2019: John Cheatham, Partner, Adams, Jenkins and Cheatham. (Removed from Agenda prior to meeting.) 4.2 Golf Maintenance Contract One of the Board goals this year is to study whether LOWA should bring golf course maintenance inside LOW vs. continuing with an outside maintenance contract through IGM or some other golf maintenance company. Tyler Minamyer, Regional Manager with International Golf Maintenance (IGM) briefed the Board on the advantages, cost savings and expertise enjoyed by LOWA since IGM first contracted with us in 2005. The current contract with IGM is up for renewal April 30, 2020, which includes the option of two, one-year extensions. The Board deferred any further action to their November 19 Board meeting. 5. Members Comments on Business Agenda Former Board Treasurer Bob Hoh commented on three items in the Replacement Reserve study for further consideration by the Board. 6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 6.1 Consideration of Accepting the Replacement Reserve Annual Update Report Prepared by Miller Dodson Associates dated October 3, 2019 for Planning and Budgeting Purposes. (Resolution 2019-23) (D-19-123) Motion by P. Brown, passed unanimously, that the Board adopt Resolution 2019-23, a General Resolution, regarding accepting the Replacement Reserve Annual Update Report prepared by Miller Dodson Associates and updated to October 30, 2019 for planning and budgeting purposes.

7. NEW BUSINESS 7.1 Consideration of Accepting the Independent Financial Audit Report for Year-end 2019. Removed from Agenda prior to meeting.) 7.2 Consideration of Transferring New Construction and Renovation Reserve (NCR) Funds to the Contingency Reserve, and the New Asset and Improvement Reserve (NAIR). (Resolution 2019-24) (D-19-124) Motion by Wilks that the Board adopt Resolution 2019-24, a General Resolution, regarding transferring $210,000 in New Construction and Renovation Reserve Funds to the Contingency Reserve and the New Asset and Improvement Reserve as follows: 1) $40,000 to the Contingency Reserve to replenish the Contingency Reserve Funds to a level at or above the $100,000 threshold recommended in the Reserve Policy; and, 2) $170,000 to the New Asset and Improvement Reserve to be set aside for the Patrick Henry Court/Small Marina Drainage Construction Project to improve stormwater management. Motion by Diercks, passed unanimously, to amend the motion by deleting the transfer of $40,000 to the Contingency Reserve. Vote on the original motion as amended passed unanimously, with a total transfer of $170,000. 7.3 Consideration of Authorizing an Expenditure for Purchase of a Stainless Salt/Sand Spreader in the Amount of $4,406, Funds to come from the Repair and Replacement Reserve Fund Balance. (Resolution 2019-25) (D-19-125) Motion by Zukowski, passed unanimously, that the Board adopt Resolution 2019-25, a General Resolution, regarding authorizing an expenditure for purchase of a Buyers stainless steel salt/sand spreader in the amount of $4,406, with funds to come from the Repair and Replacement Reserve fund balance. 7.4 Discussion of Five-Year Plan. Assistant GM Chester Guzek provided a brief review of the documents and Tables outlining the Planning Committee recommendations and updates relative to the Five-year Plan. He responded to questions from Board members. This was a final opportunity for Board members to request any changes to the plan prior to adoption at the next Board meeting. 7.5 Consideration of Entering Lots for Maintenance. (D-19-126) Motion by Forrest, passed unanimously, that the Board approve entry to the Lots in Case Numbers 19-1102-1 and 19-1102-4 to perform the maintenance as stipulated in the Environmental Control Committee Chair’s letters to the individual lot owners, and that each property be billed for the cost related to such work in accordance with Paragraph 14 of the Restricted Covenants. 7.6 Consideration of Authorizing the Sale of LOWA-owned Lot 1-27B. (Resolution 2019-26) (D-19-127) Motion by Clawson, passed unanimously, that the Board adopt Resolution 2019-26, a Special Resolution, authorizing the sale of LOWA-owned Lot 1-27B. 8. Member General Comments: None. 9. Director Comments Directors commented on the Referendum, and various aspects of golf course improvements through removal of trees at specific locations. 10. Scheduled Meetings:  Special Board of Directors Meeting with Orange County Board of Supervisors: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clubhouse.  Regular Board of Directors Meeting: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in the Community Center. Executive Session: 5:45 p.m. Open Session: 7:00 p.m.  Regular Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in the Community Center. Executive Session: 12:45 p.m. Open Session: 2:00 p.m. 11. Adjournment Motion by H. Brown, passed unanimously, to adjourn the meeting at 12:17 p.m.

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The LOW Veterans Club will conduct its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 AM on Monday, Nov. 11, at the Community Center. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event. This hour long patriotic event will appropriately pay tribute to American veterans who have proudly served their country. This tribute honors all service members of the armed forces that honorably served this country in peace and war. Throughout our country’s history, military service members have put on their uniforms to protect the values and liberties that this county was founded upon. Immediately following the Veterans Day ceremony, the Quilts of Valor organization will present quilts to the following veterans: Zachary Dunn, Eric Hoar, Robert Cole, and Holly Bond. The Quilts of Valor is a non-profit organization whose goal is to cover all physically or psychologically wounded service members with a freedom quilt honoring their sacrifices. The Veterans Club held its 2020-2021 elections at the Oct. 24 meeting. The elected officers include: President Dan Greene, Vice President Michael Ferguson, Secretary Alan Clune, Treasurer Gil Churchill, and Assistant Treasurer Jim Fargo. In addition, President Greene appointed Bill Derryberry as Events Coordinator and Fred Pulis as Communications Specialist. For further information about the LOW Veterans Club and its activities, please contact club president Dan Greene at 540-972-0153 or email him at

What makes it funny? There are many unexpected twists and turns to humor when you are surprising an audience that keeps on laughing until their bellies hurt. In learning how to communicate, humor can help to keep your audience engaged, especially during a dry presentation that is missing the punch. In Toastmasters, we are given many opportunities to learn how to present a humorous speech, or we learn how to keep the one liners going for consistent entertainment. Humor has a very broad range from jokes to stories and there is usually a punch line when there is a joke. The element of comedy with humor is to keep your audience laughing. A funny speaker can usually not carry on the humor and laughter for more than five to seven minutes and eventually the string of one liners is what keeps the audience going. The storyteller, on the other hand, has a climax to the story, but it can take longer to get to the end. Keeping an audience engaged needs to contain humor or a topic that has rhythm and momentum to help keep your audience focused. Wilderness Toastmasters meets on the first and third Tuesday at the Community Center at 6:30 PM. For more information, please email

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If there is a secret to Ikebana, it is simplicity of design. We are fortunate to have Linda Taylor with us. She is a Master Flower Show Judge with the National Garden Clubs, an instructor in the Ohara School of Ikebana, and a talented designer. She will be doing five or six arrangements, some of which will be given away: a fun and informative design program on Nov. 11. As usual, our meeting starts at 1 PM in the Great Hall of the Clubhouse. The program is followed by a short business meeting, and then a period of socialization and light refreshments. Guests are welcome. Winter gardening tips from members: Now is the time to plant bulbs, and garden centers have an attractive selection. Plant now so you can enjoy those beautiful blossoms next year. Plant them in groups of 10 or more for a bigger impact. The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant the bulb two to three times as deep as the bulb is tall. Next spring when you think you can’t stand another winter day, you’ll look out the window and see something blooming. Oh what a great day that will be. Fall is the most important time to feed cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, and perennial ryegrass. It’s also the best time to plant grass seed. Cover your bulb garden with shredded leaves and rose bush cuttings to keep away squirrels. One thing I learned from living in deer-saturated very northern New York is to keep hostas in pots and to store them in the garage over winter. I still have the hostas I brought here five years ago. Barbara Brady Food Bank reminder: Don’t forget to bring oils, especially cooking oils. Command Performance: All hands on deck Dec. 2 at 8:30 AM to decorate the Clubhouse for the holidays.

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Farewell to Dreamcoat by Sandie Frame, LOW Players

The last show of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is over. If you missed this show, you missed an absolutely terrific production. The entire cast sends their thanks to all who attended. Several of the shows were sold out, or very close to that, and the audiences seemed to be thoroughly enjoying the various styles of the different characters. Our attention will soon turn to what will be coming next. In April, The Players will put on a comedy called Four Weddings and an Elvis. Auditions will be held in January. If anyone is interested in seeking a part, check Lake Currents for information in December. Forms for auditioning will be found on our website, Next November, in keeping with the holiday season, we will bring to the stage Scrooge the Musical. More information regarding that show will be provided later next year. Of course we are always looking for members or guests who are interested in theater. We extend an invitation to anyone who likes theater and is interested in joining our group to attend our meetings. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Community Center in Classroom 1, starting at 7 PM. Our next meeting will be Nov. 13.

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Locust Grove AARP chapter 5239 will offer an informational program about understanding dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Jessica Canada, administrator of Memory Lane Home Health Care will be guest speaker at the Monday, Nov. 18, meeting. Memory Lane Home Health Care Agency is based in Fredericksburg. The agency provides in-home companion, personal and memory care. She will offer information on recognizing signs of dementia, choosing a home care provider and questions to ask a prospective home care provider. She is CNA and Medical Technician certified. This is also an opportunity to join AARP 5239 and benefit from informational as well as entertaining programs. All are welcome. So come join us in the Clubhouse Great Hall on Nov. 18 at 9:30 AM for breakfast snacks and fellowship. The meeting begins at 10. For further information, call Larry Eiben at 540-972-1847.

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Orange County Supervisor’s Letter On Nov. 13, at 6 PM, the Orange County Supervisors will hold their meeting at the Clubhouse at Lake of the Woods. This has been an ongoing event for 12 plus years and provides LOW residents an opportunity to observe county government directly. The agenda will include a presentation from the LOWA President addressing relations between LOWA and the county. It will also include a presentation from the Rappahannock Rapidan Health District. Other expected topics of interest include an update on the new Land Mobile Radio System, retail recruitment activity, insights on county visitors, the finance quarterly report, the timeline for the Assessment Board of Equalization, the county’s legislative priorities for the Virginia General Assembly, an update on the Central Virginia Regional Jail Workforce Crew and an update on the Healthy Watersheds Phase III. There is also a Public Comment period at 7 PM where citizens can express themselves directly to the Supervisors. I encourage people to attend, observe the meeting and make any comments on issues of concern. For the last year or so, the Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group has been reassessing properties in Orange County. At some time about the middle of November, citizens should begin receiving notices of the reassessed values of their properties. In accordance with the Code of Virginia, this reassessment requires all real estate in the County be assessed at 100% of fair market value. These new assessed values will be the basis for your 2020 real estate taxes. The notices will include information on how you can meet with members of the assessing company if you disagree with the values placed on your properties. In addition, you have the ability to appeal the values placed on your property through the Board of Equalization and finally through the courts. You can examine the current assessed value of your home and additional properties in the county by going to the GIS maps on the county’s website. This will allow you to compare your assessed property value to others. The website values will not be updated with the revised values until the reassessment process is completed, but the new values will be available in the office of the Commissioner of Revenue at the county office building in the Town of Orange. If you disagree

County of Orange Taxpayers 2019 Personal Property and Second Half Real Estate Taxes Due on Dec. 5 2019 Personal Property and Second half Real Estate Taxes have been mailed. Any assessment (value)/billing questions, contact the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office at 540-672-4441. Postmark is accepted. Drop box located at the entrance of the Gordon Building. View and Pay taxes online at 540-672-2656, 112 W. Main St., Dawn M. Watson, Treasurer, P.O. Box 469 Orange, VA 22960.

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CULVERT REPLACEMENT Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. CUSTOM HOUSE Painting. Inside and out. Bob Yak & Sons, 540-898-7773. Free estimates. DAVE THE MOVER LLC. 20 years experience. Local and distant. 540-229-9999. DECK STAINING - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. DECK STAINING/Painting/ Sealing. Call Mark 540-845-1816. DOCKS, BULKHEADS, DECKS, and more. Our company has been doing work in LOW since 1976 and has always given our customers affordable, quality and reliable work. Licensed and Insured and we do all of our own work. My Dad started the business in 1976 and I joined him in 1986 when I graduated from Orange County High School. Most of the original bulkheads in LOW were built by me and my Dad and the design for the bulkheads that are used today was created by my Dad, Rixey Almond. Many bulkheads and docks are still standing after 25+ years. We only use large equipment if it is absolutely necessary and then only with the permission of the homeowner. We also do Log Homes, Log Home Repair, Additions, Garages, Barns and no job to small. We will give references upon request or proudly take you to see our work. When you are planning to have work done always compare apples to apples!! Free estimates, second opinions, and proof of insurance are happily provided. Call Almond Construction LLC., DOG WALKING, Pet Care, Plant Care & House Sitting Services by Chelsea. LOW resident since 1982 with references! Call or text today 804-467-4770. DRAINAGE ISSUES? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. DRIVEWAY REPAIR - Premier Arbor Services LLC 540-718-3794. DRYWALL - NEW Drywall or Repair Work. Call Mark 540-845-1816. ELECTRICAL ISSUES, Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. ELECTRICAL ISSUES, Call Mark 540-845-1816. FALL SERVICES: Seasoned Firewood, Leaf Removal, Tree Removal, Fertilization, and Much More. Free estimates, Stanley Lawn Care, 540-308-8072. FASCIA/SOFFIT Rot, Call Mark 540-845-1816. FIREWOOD. ALL seasoned hardwoods; split and ready to burn. Stanley Lawn Care, 540-308-8072. FLEA & TICK yard treatments. 1st Class Exterminating 540-8546759. Rodent control. Free Pest Inspection. FLOORING - HARDWOOD/Tile/ Laminates. Call Mark 540-845-1816. FOUNDATION REPAIR - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. FREE ROOF Inspections, Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. GARY’S OUTDOOR SERVICE. Leaves and gutter cleaning. Call 540-229-5959. GUTTER CLEANING/Guard Installation - Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589.

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Clubhouse – Part Time: Servers: Seeking applicants with excellent customer service skills, enthusiasm and energy. Must be able to work flexible hours and weekends. If you are 18 or older, have a positive, outgoing personality and are a team player, this job is for you. Some restaurant experience preferred. Equestrian Center – Part-Time Barn Staff: Successful, dependable candidates will assist with barn chores including cleaning stalls and paddocks, cleaning and filling water tubs, feeding the horses and blanketing when required. Additional duties may include assisting with pony rides and parties, trail rides and helping with shows and other special events. Weekday and weekend shifts available. Experienced horse handling skills plus good communication skills essential. Environmental Resources – Full-time Stormwater Inspector (SI). Successful candidate will demonstrate inspection and enforcement capabilities to ensure compliance with Virginia State Erosion and Sediment Control laws and Orange County and LOW ordinances and regulations. The SI will be Project Manager for Stormwater Management and Ditch Reconstruction programs. SI will review site plans, inspect land disturbing activities, conduct new construction inspections, review site plans for drainage easements. SI works independently on rough terrain and in inclement weather and have ability to lift light to heavy loads. Minimum two or four year college degree in closely related field from accredited institution. At least five years’ experience in stormwater management may substitute for educational requirements. At least one year experience in storm water management and five years’ experience in construction and heavy equipment operations. Proficiency in Microsoft office programs, auto cad and ARC explorer programs desired. Position requires excellent communication and customer skills to successfully interact with community members, LOW property owners, local government officials and LOW Management on a daily basis with occasional presentations to Committees and Board of Directors. Must be able to obtain certification within first year of employment for VA Combined Administrator to include Inspector, Plan Reviewer and Program Administrator certifications and pass LOWA Boat Safety Course. Fareways – Part-Time Line Cooks needed to accurately and efficiently prepare hot food products as well as prepare and portion food prior to cooking. One year experience is preferred along with good communication skills, ability to work flexible hours and a team spirit. Maintenance – Full-Time Groundskeeper needed to perform general landscaping maintenance tasks for routine and special events. Must have experience in operation of grounds care equipment. Position requires heavy lifting and working in all weather conditions. All Pay Market Competitive. Submit applications and resumes to HR@ or fax to 540-972-2243. All positions must be able to pass a criminal background check and have a valid VA driver’s license. More information regarding these positions is available in the Human Resources Department. EOE.

Are you just thinking about selling in 2019-2020? The market is strong, inventory is very low. For a consultation give me a call or email me.

540.840.9444 Why would you want less for your money?! Member of FAAR, VAR, NAR

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Lake Currents November 8, 2019

MOVING - DAVE THE MOVER LLC. 20 years experience. Local and distant. 540-229-9999. MOVING LOCALLY? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. MULCHING (DELIVERY/ SPREADING). Ask Luke Zello, 540406-3589. MULCHING 4 The BEST Price, Ask Logan at Johnny B. Quick, 540903-5473. NOTARY SERVICES – LOW. On-site, will travel. Sherri Lahay Lasover, 540-412-9854 or 202-2888564. PAINTING - INTERIOR and Exterior. Never sprayed, always rolled to give you better coverage and a better finish. Call Mark 540845-1816. PAINTING and DRYWALL Repair. Call Johnny B. Quick, 540903-5369. PAINTING/STAINING, Interior/ Exterior. Drywall Repairs. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. PATIOS, WALKWAYS, Retaining Walls - Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. PLUMBING PROBLEMS? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. PRESSURE WASHING. Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. REMODEL - YOU have an idea? We’ll make it a reality. Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Basements. Call Mark 540-845-1816. ROOF LEAKING - Give us a call for a free estimate. Leaky roof or new, we’ve got you covered. Call Mark 540-845-1816. ROOFING and REPAIRS - No leak guarantee! Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589. SELLING? DON’T want the stress/expense of fixing & waiting for your house to sell when you could close in two weeks? Ask Luke Zello, 540-406-3589.


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had an extremely positive experience working with the Licata Group during the sale of our home. Pat Licata and her staff were extremely professional, knowledgeable and supportive throughout the process of selling our home. Pat went â&#x20AC;&#x153;the extra mileâ&#x20AC;? in doing things to facilitate the sale of our home. Pat was always immediately responsive to any of our inquiries during this process and we had total trust in her judgment and ability to get the job done! We would highly recommend Pat without hesitation to anyone looking for a fantastic real estate agent!â&#x20AC;? -K. Rothenberg

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank you Pat, Lauren and Jazmine for all you did to help me buy my new house and rent the old house. You all are very professional, coordinate and communicate well; even while you were supposed to be on vacation! Great ethics and kindness to boot! Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t thank you all enough.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; L. Novak

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keith and Jazmine worked extremely hard and fast to make my closing happen in a very tight schedule . They were excellent in answering all my emails and processing all the documentation to make sure the deal happens. Keithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic advice were on point. Thank you Keith for coming to my rescue and helping me move the NCUVHGYKVGOUHTQOO[QNFJQOGKPVQO[PGYJQOG+COJCRRKGT VQFC[DGECWUGQHVJGKTJCTFCPFFKNKIGPVYQTM+JCXGPQFQWDVVJCV +Ĺ?OIQKPIVQNQXGDGKPIRCTVQHHCOKN[JGTGKP.199QTFUOC[PQV ECRVWTGO[KOOGPUGUGPUGQHITCVKVWFGVQGCEJDWV+LWUVYCPVVQ UC[CJGCTVHGNV6*#0-;17Ĺ&#x2019;)/GUUKGT

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Lake Currents, November 8, 2019  

Lake Currents is a bi-weekly newsletter for Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.

Lake Currents, November 8, 2019  

Lake Currents is a bi-weekly newsletter for Lake of the Woods Association, Inc.