Lake Connor Park
TALL TIMBER TIMES MAY 2008
LET THE CAMPING BEGIN!!
Park Manager Message
TABLE OF CONTENTS Hi Members,
We are gearing up for the 2008 camping season and I am
PARK MANAGER pg 1 looking forward to seeing everyone come back into the
PRESIDENT pg 2 park. You will notice that the staff has been busy
JOINT STMNT pg 2 painting and sprucing up all around the park. We have put
NEW HOURS pg 2 up lots of new signs to remind people to make sure and
SHERRIL pg 3 keep it at 5mph, and also please remind your guests to do
WELCOME pg 3 the same. Also lets not forget to register our guests at
CALENDAR pg 3
the Membership Office. We are going to control our
TASTE OF ITALY pg 4
STAFF pg 5 traffic at the gate coming into the park this year so
TID BITS pg 6 please follow the new sign instructions as you enter the
THIS & THAT pg 7 park. Guests waiting for you to come up and let them in
PC CLUB pg 8 should be told to park on the left side of the
LAKE COMMITTEE pg 8 Membership Office. The Sales Office will be for sales
FISHING DERBY pg 9 only.
KIDS CORNER pg 10 There is now a handicap unloading area by the
PICTURES pg 11 Membership Office as well as reserved parking for
ADVERTISERS pg 12
emergency vehicles. This should help with congestion. A
tidbit for you is to always follow the emergency
instructions from our staff and VST, as they all have
been trained to help in any emergency situation.
We have already seen a few familiar
Have a safe 2008 camping season.
faces back for the summer and it’s a
See you all soon!
great vision! Welcome back to all the
snowbirds that have returned, and hurry
back for those of you who haven’t made it
yet!! SAFELY OF COURSE!
Did you know… Froggy is a chef by trade? When he is not busy at the
Park, Froggy loves to get down and dirty in the kitchen slapping together
a 5 star Mexican Cuisine! Now that’s Food for Thought!
From the President
The following is a joint statement agreed to as a part of the settlement of the legal action taken
by Vern and Fairee McCarty vs. LCP and some of the Board members. Steps have been taken to
assure nothing like this happens again. A purchase order is now required before any purchase can be
made by any person for the Park. The Board will be working with the Bylaws Committee to try to
put in place some kind of arbitration program whereby our grievances with the Park can be
rectified without legal action. We have found that our indemnity insurance was inadequate and that
is being rectified also. This statement is to appear in two TTTs and will be read at the May and
June general meetings. RICH HOPKINS
As all the members are aware, there have been some misunderstandings over whether certain
expenditures were authorized by the Park in the last few months. As a result, certain actions have
been taken and disputed statements have been made by members. The actions taken and the
statements made have caused frustration and concern to everyone involved.
All parties hope that the members feel free to communicate with the Board in an open, productive
manner and that members are able to serve in leadership positions and to work together to avoid
While the parties disagree over the past actions taken by each other, they agree that we should be
acting in the best interests of the Club rather than continuing with expensive and divisive legal
action. Therefore, we have agreed to work together to suggest ways that the Club can operate in a
consistent, fair, and predictable way to protect the resources of the Club and to protect the
members of the Club.
All parties to the Agreement are members in good standing and are welcome to participate in the
continued operation of the Club.
NEW HOURS FOR SALES AND THE ADVANCE NOTICE
MEMBERSHIP OFFICE BEGINNING MAY Our maintenance department is getting
15TH! very busy these days, please call us
approximately two days early to have
Membership Office will be open Monday- your water turned on before you come
Thursday from 8AM-430PM, Friday and in to the park. This would really help as
Saturday 8AM-9PM and Sunday 8AM to they cannot always pull off the jobs they
430PM. are on to run out to your site upon your
Sales will be open Tuesday-Sunday 930AM
Wow! I am so excited to hear that so many of you are using our new web page! I get
so many comments from you sharing with me about how you are enjoying being able to
keep updated on our “minutes” as well as many other informational things for your
viewing pleasure! Keep sending me pictures, and of course all of your ideas and
comments, as we really appreciate your input. After all folks, this is your park so lets
keep up the great work!! Looking forward to seeing you this spring!!
Welcome aboard to Leslie Atwood who has taken on the large task as our Activity Coordinator! If
you see Leslie running back and forth from here to there all summer long, don't be alarmed, she's
just making sure that all goes off without a hitch! She would be happy to take on more volunteers
and she's always open for new ideas. This is a large undertaking so lets give her all the support we
can! THANK YOU LESLIE!!
3rd and 4th- craft show 10AM-3PM 24th Kids Fishing Derby 8AM-10AM
@ CH1 @ the lake
10th New Member Orientation 10AM 24th Bingo 6PM-9PM @ CH 1
@ CH 1
25th Lake Committee Bkfst 8AM-10AM
10th Bingo 6PM-9PM @ CH 1
25th Bingo 6PM-9PM @ CH 1
Bkfst before meeting 7AM-930AM
@ CH 1 25th and 26th Flea Market 10AM-330PM
@ CH 2
17th General Meeting 10AM @ CH 1
28th Line Dancing with Miwa 7PM-9PM
21st Line Dancing with Miwa 7PM-9PM
Snippets from LCP Staff
We have been very busy updating in
Security to ensure member safety. A
big step we took this year was to scan
all the citations and put them into
digital images. We have also added
dash cams to our vehicles. Training
for our security personnel will begin
in the next few weeks in time for the
summer camping season. Please be
aware that when the security
personnel stops you they will ask for
your key card and lot number in order
to identify you with our onboard
Lake Connor Park Tid Bits…
1. Summer is fast approaching and we would like to remind all of you out there
who have always wanted to get involved that now is the time to submit your name
to the Membership Office to become one of our volunteers. We really need YOU!!
So come on out and have fun participating in all the upcoming summer events!
2. We are heavy into our site inspection process right now as May 31st is the deadline to have your sites all
cleaned up, your RV’s washed and your tarps removed. You may have already received a reminder in
regards to this so make sure to avoid any citations by getting things up to par.
3. The “Hard to Hold” Dumpster will be arriving soon, we are hoping to have it here by May 15th and it will be
located up near the Membership Office again.
4. “Brush Pick Up” begins on April 15th. We will be picking up your brush at no charge to you until May 31st.
We ask that you would please separate the limbs from any brush debris, and we ask that you PLEASE DO
NOT BAG it up. Make sure that it is put roadside to make this much easier for our maintenance crew.
After May 31st there will be a charge for this service.
5. Don’t forget that we will be having firewood for sale again this summer. We have had to increase the
charge slightly, but it is still a great deal. You can get a full truckload for $60.00 and pick it up yourself,
or for an extra $25.00 we can deliver it to you. Let the Membership Office know what you would like to
6. Maintenance prices have increased a bit this year, please get your new pricelist from the Membership
Office, or you can view it on the web page.
7. With a large effort from our Security department and the Site Committee we have compiled reminder
letters that some of you have already received in regards to site clean up and RV cleaning. This is just a
reminder to you, as we really wanted to get a jump on things early this year.
8. Don’t forget that we are still verifying all of your keycards so if you have not done that yet, please bring
them in so we can make sure that everything is up to date with your membership. Also don’t forget to get
your car stickers if you have not taken care of that, all of this can be done in the Membership Office.
WHO’S GOT THE MUNCHIES? HANDICAP RAMP WE HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN YOU!!
We are proud to announce We had a lot of requests last year
Ice cream bars, Italian Soda’s,
that we have finally put in a for more sweatshirts and T-shirts
ice cold cola, popcorn, candy
handicap ramp at the and we have heard you loud and
membership office. We have clear!! We are even getting some
It’s been confirmed, the snack
always had one at the other zip up hoodies this year. And men,
shack will reopen again for the
offices, but now we have we haven’t left you behind!! Wait
summer. The regular days will
them in all!! The side rails until you see the awesome hats we
be Friday through Sunday, and
should be going up soon so ordered this year. They are
again on any Monday holidays.
watch out for the project to already going like hot cakes so
I’m sure the ladies could use
be completed soon! We may hurry in. We have already put in a
some more volunteers, so if you
have some issues with being second order and the summer has
are interested just let us know.
able to enter from both just begun!! The question is….Elk,
sides of building; however, Bear, Deer, Trout, Bass or
we have a few ideas so hang Cougar???
in there with us! Come and check them out!!!
EXTREME MAKEOVER GREEN EGGS AND HAM…BREAKFAST ALERT
Has anyone noticed? Can anyone guess? You Lets not forget that before every General
couldn’t possibly miss it…did you? NO WAY, NO Meeting our VST Committee puts on a wonderful
HOW!!! How could anyone drive into Lake Connor spread of breakfast foods! Come out for some
Park and not notice that the Membership Office nutrition and socializing before our
has just been painted!! YEAH!! Remember that “thinking caps” are needed!!
ol’ gloomy gray, well we have brightened up the
entrance by splashing some light and cheery
color to the Membership Office, and it even JAZZERCIZE IS BACK!!!
matches the other offices now! And if that Don’t forget that the 4ft. Giant is bringing back her
wasn’t enough, we got carried away and finally classes beginning on Memorial Day weekend! Come one
splashed a coat onto Clubhouse 3…Long overdue, and come all, lets get those heart rates up and make
now that bare unprotected wood has been some new friends while you’re at it!!
covered in a nice brown with some new trim to
boot!! Geesh, it’s been busy around here!!! Oh CRAFT MANIA
and lets not forget that the Sales Office has You would not believe the many calls we have been
received a little internal makeover of its own. receiving in regards to our craft show coming up.
Stop up for a cup of coffee and check out the Last year we got a slow start, but if the phone calls
new cozy atmosphere. Hmmm, what’s next? Well are any indication, I think it may be a huge hit this
how about the men’s bathroom in Clubhouse 1!!! year. We have been checking on lots of
Finally new linoleum!!! We are just getting crazy advertisement avenues and Bookworm has managed
around here! to line us up several complimentary articles to go out
in different newspapers. We have already had calls
to reserve tables, and lots of talk going on about
COOKBOOK CRAZE BACK BY POPULAR some great things we will be seeing for sale. We
The cookbook is still DEMAND know a lot of you have skills and gifts that you
in the works and we Guess what folks, we haven’t shared with us yet, so come on out and show
are hoping to have it have heard your pleas!! us your talent. Reserve your craft table today, and
wrapped up and ready We have put up a couple get crafting!!!! You can pick up details on who, what,
to go by the end of basketball hoops on the when, where and how in the Membership Office so
May. Keep your tennis courts for some lets get started!!!!
fingers crossed; I summer fun! Okay kids
know we all are lets see your best shot.
anxiously waiting to SPLISH SPLASH WE HAVE GREAT NEWS
It wouldn’t hurt to see
see what yummy It’s confirmed, it’s in stone, it’s absolute!! POOL
some tournaments going
recipes the members TWO WILL BE OPEN FOR THE SUMMER!! Whew,
on at the court….kids
and staff turned in we weren’t sure with the new project coming and
against the parents
for our eating all, but it’s official, we will be opening pool two for
pleasure. all to enjoy before the new fall project to replace
it begins. So come one come all, grab your trunks,
your towels, and that good ol’ sun block meet up at
“BEAR MINIMUM” pool two for one last season before the new and
We are glad to be able to announce that there improved pool gets started. Just for memory
have been no sightings of our bear friends this sake…….
winter. There were quite a few of the rascals
spotted all through out the park last year, and as
our busy season approached we felt the need to We have lots of new and some returning employees
really make you all aware. Fortunately, this year for our summer help this year. Be sure to take the
has been quiet and we really can’t help but think time to introduce yourself and welcome them aboard
that part of the reason is all of your participation with us. We have a great staff so lets send out some
in keeping the garbage cleaned up and put away on good karma to them all! They work very hard for the
your sites. Thank you so much and lets remember park and all its members!! A wave, a smile, and a hello
that they are only a strong scent away. Keep up all are always welcome!
the good work and thanks again for helping to keep
our park safe for all!
Greetings Fellow LCP PC Club Members
I am working on increasing the DSL This phone line will only accept free
bandwidth we get from Verizon up local, no cost calls and 1-800 numbers.
from 768 kbs to 3 MB. That is
pretty good increase in bandwidth Interested members may join the Club
and will speed up general internet for $35.00 per year dues. Dues are due
performance in the Club. I will also June 1st each year and pro-rated to
be working on securing the DSL June 1st for new members. You may sign
Modems as these are frequently up at the membership office.
being messed with. I strongly
discourage members to donate any We have one donated computer for
PC related articles to the Club. access to the internet or any use you
Monitors, printers etc. It is by far desire. The Club provides printer and
simpler and cheaper for me to just paper (black and white ink only ) for
purchase what I need new. There basic printing needs. Preferred method
are now 6 extra monitors in that is that members use their own laptop
little PC room. It costs us $20.00 which can be connected to cat5 or one
each to get rid of.—I will change can use the encrypted wifi.
the wireless encryption code in the
first days of July, so please email This internet access is not intended for
me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the gaming, as gaming draws heavily on
new codes. bandwidth and slows down connection
Here are the general rules for the for other users. -gaming is thus
Club: forbidden in the Club. Only paid Club
The park has a phone line for use members have access to connect their
by computer user internet access.- laptop to this line. Encrypted wifi is
dsl is the preferred method of available as well.
From the Lake Committee
April 4, 2008, we installed the new 30’ dock
extension. Thank you, the members, for all
the cans you have donated. And a big thank
you for the board and Froggy for helping pay
The fish have been ordered for the Kid’s
Fishing Derby. This was paid for by your can
donations and the park.
The registration slip for your kids to fill out
for the fishing derby is included in this issue
of the TTT. Extra copies will be at the
Sunday of Memorial weekend the Lake
Committee will be having their annual
Keep the cans coming. We had to make three
trips to the recycle center this winter. Thank
Number of players: 3 or more
What you need:
A safe place to play
This is just like the classic version of the game Tag, except
players play in the dark. The object of the game is to not be
tagged by the player who is "it." In the regular game of Tag, a
person becomes "it" when touched by the player who is "it." In
Flashlight Tag, the person who is "it" carries the flashlight and
tries to "catch" people in its beam. You become "it" if the light
shines on you.
Camping is all about getting back to nature and what could be more
fun than going on a treasure hunt. The basic idea is that the kids
follow a clue or a map to find the next clue which may be buried or
hidden somewhere. That clue takes them to a further clue and so
on until the game finishes with the kids finding a cool prize at the
final place which is the treasure. Something like chocolates and
sweets are best, nothing too expensive just in case someone else
finds it first.
You may want to do some recon before hand so that you know the
area and can write some good clues or draw some nice maps.
Most importantly, have fun and make lasting memories!
Tough Tongue Twisters
Pick a partner and practice passing, for if you pass proficiently, perhaps you'll play
Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fishes.
No need to light a night light on a light night like tonight.
Hey kids, guess what?
Jackie in the Sales Office has thought of the little campers in LCP and
made a fantastic coloring book for you! Please stop in, say hello and get your
coloring book next time you are in the Park.
Reminder To Kids of all Ages!
Be nice to our deer friends and any other critters you may see while
visiting LCP. This is their home as much as it is your home away from
PARTY FUN 2008