Letter from the President – July 2014

Happy July, Cupsaw Lake!  Now that summer is in full swing, I hope you’ve been taking advantage of the many programs and activities down at the lake.  Most notably, the Mystery Ride was received with glowing reviews and really tested the participants’ trivia skills and their eye for local geography.  Thanks to the CLIA Social Committee for organizing such a great event and congrats to the winning families!

It’s wonderful to see the amount of participation in the children’s activities — from pirates to princesses and Penny Socials! Our volunteers and staff are hard at work to make this a summer to remember.

We’ve also been blessed with some great summer weather so far, which adds to the environmental quality of our lake.  Mother Nature can’t take all of the credit, as our Environmental Committee has been meticulously managing the balance of weed growth, nutrient levels, and even the (lack of) geese to ensure the highest quality conditions for our members to enjoy.  Read the success story on NorthJersey.com.

Let’s look to keep this positive energy moving forward into the second half of our 70th Anniversary summer, with Cupsaw Weekend right around the corner and our grand fireworks celebration scheduled for September 7th!  Stay tuned to CLIA communications for updates on all upcoming activities and scheduled events!

Bob Buhowski

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8th Annual Chris’ Chance Golf Outing

Held in Memory of Life-Long Cupsaw Resident
The Christian L. DeSimone Foundation is having its 8th annual memorial golf outing fundraiser known as Chris’ Chance on Monday, July 21st 2014, at the Wild Turkey golf course in Hardyston, NJ. 100% of the proceeds from this event will be utilized to pass on the chance Christian “Chris” once had toward reaching his academic and athletic aspirations. The event comes as a result of Chris’ Chance which was prematurely taken away at the age of 23 as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York.

The Foundation’s Giving
Through the golf outings to date, the Foundation has offered nearly $200,000 in funding via scholarships and grants. The Foundation  has established scholarship programs at Chris’ alma maters, the University of Rhode Island and Lakeland Regional High School and has awarded a total of 31 scholarships, including scholarships to the Ringwood Rattler football program. 

How to Get Involved
For those interested in participating as a golfer, joining for lunch, volunteering or donating in-kind or to the event’s silent auction or raffle, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.DeSimoneFoundation.com or e-mail DeSimoneFoundation@Gmail.com. There is also a range of advertising opportunities for local businesses as well as sponsorship packages offered. All donations made will be recognized in the event program which will be distributed to all of the event’s participants.

Northjersey.com Cupsaw Lake Article


Read how our own Alan Fedeli and the CLIA Environmental Committee have spearheaded a meaningful stewardship of Cupsaw Lake and an outreach program to share experiences with our members, other lake communities, and with the public.


Great job Alan, our outstanding Environmental Committee, and kudos to Cupsaw Lake!

CLIA’s Mystery Ride – SAVE $5 NOW!

Save $5 by signing up now! Buy online! 

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Fun for the Entire Family
or Groups of Friends!

Sunday, July 13, 2-5PM
Starting and Ending at the Clubhouse

$15 per car (Advance sales)
or $20 per car at the door

Follow the clues you will be given and answer questions as you traverse local roads.  Prizes will be given for winners with the most correct answers and lowest mileage (i.e. don’t get lost and no iPhones or GPS’s allowed).  Refreshments will be offered at the end of the ride.


Reserve your space now for $15 at SocialCommittee@CupsawLake.org 

You can also buy online right now
– use the shopping cart below.

First Place Prize: $100 Gift Certificate at Arta Restaurant

Additional Prizes – Gift Certificates To…

Prime 15      Thatcher McGhee’s      IL Palazzo

Save $5 By Signing Up Now!

Pay for Car Tickets Online
Use any credit card or PayPal for a fast, safe, and secure transaction. If you don’t have a PayPal account, and you don’t want to open one, you can still click the “Don’t have a PayPal account?” link instead of signing in when you land on Paypal and then use your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest.

WCF is a Web Convenience Fee (to offset the cost of accepting credit cards) that applies to each transaction as noted below and will automatically be added to your cart. Ad positions/sizes are first come, first serve.


One Mystery Ride Car: $15+ $0.75 WCF

Men’s Athletic Association Scholarship Winners

The Men’s AA would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Lockard – Hoffman – Stewart Scholarships. Each winner received $1000, given in memory of past Men’s AA Presidents Richard Lockard, C. William Hoffman and Richard Stewart. This year’s winners are Kyle Vonende, Dylan Amador, Allison Cutri, and Casey Sellerol.

This scholarship program was established to provide yearly awards to graduating seniors from the Cupsaw Lake Community. Congratulations to this year’s winners and THANK YOU to everyone who supports the Men’s AA throughout the year to make these scholarships possible.