Lake Loramie Improvement Association

NEWSLETTER 6/25/17

ANNUAL PICNIC & MEETING
The annual LLIA picnic will be held July 16 at the Pavilion.  We will start with a short meeting at 2:30, then enjoy chicken & baked beans provided by the association.  Please bring a side dish to share and your drinks.  There will be a 50/50 raffle, as well as a raffle for a Ducks Unlimited print.  Please remember that the picnic is for members only, but feel free to stop in and find out what’s going on around the lake — you can get your membership at the picnic.
NOTE: There will be no boat parade this year.
NEW SPILLWAY PROJECT

Here is a link to the public website to get future Lake Loramie spillway project updates:

http://engineering.ohiodnr.gov/dam-risk-reduction-program/current-projects/lake-loramie-dam

COUNTRY CONCERT VIP TICKETS

As a member of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, VIP tickets for the Country Concert are available to our members.  Click here for an order form.

 

2017 PADDLE OHIO EVENTS

 Saturday, July 8 – Mohican Scenic River and Water Trail. This float runs from 9:30
a.m.-1 p.m. Meet in Brinkhaven in Knox County near the Bridge of Dreams. To register,
contact Heather Doherty at heather.doherty@dnr.state.oh.us.

 Saturday, July 8 – Maumee Scenic River. This “Canoeing with Crawfish” float runs
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will meet at Otsego Park in Bowling Green. Enjoy a
scenic float with ODNR staff who will share interesting river features, and investigate the
critters who call the river home. To register, visit
reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org/programs.

 Sunday, July 9 – Mahoning River Water Trail. This float starts at 11 a.m. Participants
will meet at Canoe City MetroPark, located at 74 North Leavitt Road in Leavittsburg. To
register, contact Matthew Smith at matthew.smith@dnr.state.oh.us.

 Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23 – Lake Fest, Cowan Lake State Park.
Beginning Saturday at 1 p.m., visitors to Cowan Lake State Park will find a variety of
opportunities for canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Overnight camping options
are available. For more information, contact Sarah Blair at sarah.blair@dnr.state.oh.us.

 Saturday, Aug. 12 – Maumee Scenic River. This “Canoeing with Crawfish” float runs
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will meet at Otsego Park in Bowling Green. Enjoy a
scenic float with ODNR staff who will share interesting river features, and investigate the
critters who call the river home. To register, visit
reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org/programs.

 Sunday, Sept. 3 – Little Miami Scenic River. This canoe float runs from 5 p.m. to 9
p.m. Participants will meet at the Caesar Creek State Park campground and shuttle to
the Little Miami River. An electrofishing demonstration will be included. To register,
contact Melissa Clark at melissa.clark@dnr.state.oh.us.

 Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Maumee Scenic River. This “Canoeing with Crawfish” float
runs from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants will meet at Otsego Park in Bowling Green. Enjoy a
scenic float with ODNR staff who will share interesting river features, and investigate the
critters who call the river home. To register, visit
reservations.woodcountyparkdistrict.org/programs.

 Sunday, Sept. 24 – Muskingum River Water Trail. This 6-mile float will be held from
12:30-5 p.m. Constructed in 1841, the Muskingum River lock system was designated as
a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Participants will meet at the Stockport
Lock and Dam parking lot. A shuttle will be provided. The program will include the
process of going through the lock system. To register, contact Bob Gable at
bob.gable@dnr.state.oh.us

ADOPT-A-TREE
PROGRAM

If you’re interested in having a tree planted in memory of a loved one, or to memorialize a special occasion, or just because . . . click here for the complete details.
  FPOSP
(Friends for the Preservation of Ohio State Parks)
To see what other Friends groups around the state are working on and  things going on at other State Parks, click here.
FACEBOOK
Please “Friend” us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news.  Our page has changed recently, so even if you Liked us before, you may need to do it again. We won’t necessarily be emailing a newsletter each month, but we will post the latest and greatest on our Facebook page.
MEMBERSHIPS

The 2017 Membership Forms were mailed in February. If for some reason you didn’t receive yours, you can print one HERE, and mail to LLIA, PO Box 80, Minster, OH 45865, or contact Belinda at: bdwolaver@gmail.com or 937-710-3904. If you have new neighbors or know someone who enjoys our lake, please share this newsletter with them.

Please don’t assume you have renewed your membership just because you’ve received this email — we like to keep everyone on the mailing list.

Share Your Photos & Stories

If you have photos or stories you would like to share, please forward to bdwolaver@rgmail.com. We would love to hear stories about a fun or memorable time you spent at Lake Loramie, historical information/story, or just a fond memory. We’d also love to see some of your photos.

WANTED
If you have any information or know of special events that we should include in the newsletter, please send email to bdwolaver@gmail.com.
2017 Meeting Schedule

July 16 – Pavilion – Meeting & Picnic 2:30 pm
August 15 – Pavilion – 7:30 pm
September 12 – Pavilion – 7:30 pm
October 17 – Pavilion – 7:30 pm
February 20, 2018 – Oak Tree – 7:30 pm

News on the LLIA Website

Hey everyone!  Just want to let you know as we build the website, we will be discussing new ideas for the site and try to post them here, as well as many other things.  If you have any suggestions please use the Contact page to let us know.  Thanks for visiting!

Currently working on the following:
Updating the minutes
Updating the Gallery
Preparing the Store
Moving info from the old site to our new one!