Lake Bomoseen Community Area

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

- The first weekend of October will be busy on Lake Bomoseen.  The venue for the glow golf tournament and the Wine Tasting is the Prospect Point Golf Course and Harpo's Grille on the Water.  The GLOW GOLF TOURNAMENT is Friday, October 3.  Registration starts at 6 pm with tee offs at 6:30.  Gather up a team of 4 and get your tickets at the golf course or call John Cassela Jr. at 236-3442 to reserve your cart.  Tickets are $40 each.  Carts, balls and greens will be lit up for your shots.  A beverage cart and food and drink will be available to purchase.  Prizes and fun await for those who participate.

On Saturday, October 4, join us for SiP BOMOSEEN a wine tasting event being held at Harpo's Grille from 4 to 6.  Sample 14 wines provided by Farrell Distributing, 6 whites, 6 reds and 2 sparklings.  Hot and cold appetizers are included along with your ticket price.  Tickets are $30 each or $50 per couple and can be purchased at Harpo's Grille, Century 21 Bird Real Estate and Gilmore Home Center. 
 
Proceeds from both events are being donated to the Lake Bomoseen Association water quality committee.  The LBA is looking to purchase a harvester to KILL the MILfoil, an invasive weed which has gotten out of control.  Residents and users of Lake Bomoseen, come and support these events so the lake can be clean for our children, grandchildren and us! 
 
Tickets for both events are limited so make your reservations and pick up your tickets now.  The weekend so far is looking gorgeous!  Thanks to Prospect Point Golf Course, Harpo's Grille, Castleton Crackers & Kamuda's Market for sponsorships.  Come on out and support Lake Bomoseen's water quality issues and have some good old fun!!
 
Any questions, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call at 518-265-1267. 

- The Lake Bomoseen Association Event Committee has offered our Lake Community many opportunities to meet and come together. These activities and events have been well received and well attended thanks to this committee's efforts. It is with deep concern and regret a significant oversight in the planning calendar has a conflict with our members observing the Jewish High Holidays and our last three events. This has been a learning experience and the next year's calendar will be planned with greater awareness to the diversity of our Lake community.

- A new club has started for Lake Bomoseen lovers and users.  It's called the 200 CLUB and if you are concerned about the outrageous amount of milfoil in our lake and would like to do something to reduce it, this club is for you.  Anyone donating $200 to the Lake Bomoseen Association can be part of the solution to the milfoil problem.  Ecoharvesters cost about $50,000 each and in order to "KILL the MILfoil", we need to purchase at least one that will work round the clock.  Terry Moran and his water quality committee are working out the details now but we need money to get the machine(s) ordered.  Consider joining our club by sending your check made out to Lake Bomoseen Association, Inc. to PO Box 655, Castleton, VT 05735.  You will be awarded by a cleaner Lake Bomoseen.  You will receive a sticker to show others your concern and commitment to a cleaner lake.
 
Any questions, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call at 518-265-1267. 

- This year, Lake Bomoseen has been home for an usual amount of invasive milfoil.  We plan to do what we can to reduce it but that comes with a cost.  We invite you to attend these events and support our efforts to accomplish this goal.
 
- Any questions, contact Davene Brown at gdddbrown@hotmail.com or call at 518-265-1267. 

- The Shoreland Protection Act, H. 526, is now in effect. Read the VPR News report on the law and perhaps join in the discussion. For the official State version, here is a link to The Vermont Shoreland Protection Act Handbook.

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SUMMER NEWSLETTER

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2014 Events Calendar

Board monthly meetings: 7 p.m., third Thursdays at Castleton Community Center: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 24, May 17, June 19, July 17, Aug. Meeting Cancelled, Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20, & Dec. 18
Annual LBA meeting: June 28, Castleton State College, Coffee-8:45 AM, Business Meeting-9:15 AM
All member picnic; June 28 at 5 PM, Location: Edgewater Resort
July 4 - Fireworks, July 5 - Boat parade  
4PM Socials: fourth Thursdays: June 26, July 24, August 28...possible expansion into fall and winter, locations  
TBA Education Series: second Saturdays:
May 10 - Shoreline plantings and rain gardens presented by Emily DeBolt, Fiddlehead Creek Nursery.
June 14 - VT septic systems, presented by Jim Leamy, Health Officer town of Castleton, at Kehoe Conservation Camp
July 12 - Milfoil and Bomoseen presented by Terry Moran, LBA Water Quality Chair., at Kehoe Camp
Aug, 9 - Bomoseen history presented by Don Thompson, author and historian; at Kehoe Camp 
Fund raisers:
October 3 - Night Glow Golf;
October 4 – Octoberfest on the lake
Sailing regattas: Saturday mornings during the summer, Frank Gianinni
Kayaking: Wednesday mornings in the summer, Joan Argentero and Joan Chader
Open water kayak/canoe: on the north end of lake to experience wildlife:  First Sundays of months May-October, Mike Morris; park at fishing access north end
Long distant swimming: June 1 - Sept. 1, 7-8AM, Tuesdays, park on Prospect Bay Road, JoAnn Calvi
Kayak and Canoe demos: Sunday mornings during the summer at fishing access north end; Mike Morris.  

Lake Bomoseen Association (LBA)

THE LAKE BOMOSEEN ASSOCIATION, INC. was formed and incorporated in 1956 by a group of neighbors who loved and cared for Lake Bomoseen and wanted to see it thrive.
We continue today to love and care for the Lake and want the Lake to thrive environmentally, financially and socially in the future.
We value and seek to preserve the historic and natural beauty of the Lake. We work to assure the health of the Lake and its fauna and flora.
We are intensively involved in the battle against current and future invasive species and plants. We run a Greeter Program whereby we inspect all boats launched at the public accesses to prevent the introduction of invasive species.
We encourage and promote safe boating; set and light the guidance and warning buoys; provide the Fourth of July fireworks; and sponsor the Neighborhood socials and picnic each year.
We do all this in close concert with the State of Vermont who owns the lake and the Townships of Castleton and Hubbardton, which surround the Lake. We partner together for preservation and lake management. We engage with the Department of Environment Control, the Agency of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, State Representatives and local government and law enforcement on behalf of the Lake community. We enhance communication through quarterly newsletters, an up to date website, continuous Facebook updates, and Community Bulletin Board postings. An LBA sponsored Lake Bomoseen Perk Card provides discounts from local businesses that support our Lake and appreciate our members’ participation.
LBA is a not-for-profit corporation, 501(c)(7) governed by a Board of Directors elected each year at the summer annual meeting by the vote of the General Membership.
LBA is a proud charter member of the Vermont Lakes Coalition.

News & Events 7/7/2014

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