Letter from the President – August 2014

As Labor Day quickly approaches and we say farewell to summer, we still look forward to quite a few activities down at the lake to round out our 70th Anniversary season. Before we make the transition to autumn, join us for a few more weeks for a chili cook-off, 1 last BBQ, an honest to goodness ball, and, most notably, the fireworks spectacular!

Thanks to all who have contributed to making our summer season a memorable one! Cupsaw Lake could not operate without the dedicated efforts and volunteer support we receive, and we could use more of it. Please thank those whom you know that give back to our wonderful community and consider contributing whatever you can to keep CLIA strong.

I’ll stop bothering you about the boats on Turtle Island soon, but thank you for the cooperation that we have received in clearing the island for the fireworks – it is greatly appreciated.  We have also appointed a new Sheriff of Turtle Island, Rich Marko. He has already jumped into the role with a passion for organization and the creativity to maximize space for a better TI experience.

Lastly, the General Membership meeting that was slated for September 9th will be moved to October 14th due to the abundance of activities in early September.  Hope to see you at the lake!

Bob Buhowski

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Chili Cook Off – August 29th

chiliCome down to Fab Friday on Friday August 29th for our

Second Annual Home Made Chili Cook Off.

Everyone is invited to enter their Homemade Chili recipe and compete for the title of “Best Cupsaw Chili”

Bring a pot of your chili down to the Clubhouse by 4:30 to be entered into the contest.  All crockpots must have the name of the chef taped to the pot on the back.

After the contest, all pots will be used for the Fab Friday meals. Everyone then can enjoy a steaming hot bowl of Chili with Chips on the side.  Vegetarian Chili will also available. 

Last year we had over 20 entries.  Let’s see if we can top that!

Please email Jenn Bozan at Jennustar@msn.com by Thursday August 28th if you would like to enter.

Presidents’ Ball – SOLD OUT

Back in the day, there was a CLIA tradition of an annual Presidents’ Ball, complete with tuxes and an 11 piece orchestra.  While we aren’t that formal any more, we’d still like to honor the CLIA Presidents who have given so generously of their time.  Please join us Sept 6th to honor our current president, Bob Buhowski, and the many past presidents who will be in attendance. 



70th Anniversary Apparel

70th Cupsaw Logo-Green2Show your Cupsaw pride!

Adult tee shirts $12. Kids tee $10.  Beautiful cotton polos with embroidered chest $25. Zip-up swearshirts embroidery on front, with screenprint on back $30 for all sizes. 

Contact sue.noonan@att.net to get yours! Call or text (973) 557-3134.

Fab Friday – 8/15

MacnCheeseEveryone Loves Macaroni and Cheese! Or a choice of pulled pork sandwich Join us this Friday for a very busy Fab Friday!

It is the End of the Year Celebration for Swim Lessons and Swim Team. There will be an hour long dance party for everyone. A great band following the dance party

And it is a Luau theme, so come dressed in your island best! 

Turtle Island – Immediate Boat Removal for Fireworks Celebration and Island Clean-up

First, thank you in advance for your cooperation.  In order to have the CLIA’s 70th Anniversary celebration fireworks display on September 7th, CLIA needs to remove all watercraft from Turtle Island.  All of it.  While the island is empty, we are planning on doing a full maintenance of the property to ensure members’ safety and to increase slip identification.  To do so, we need your help.

If you own a boat that is currently being stored on Turtle Island, we ask that you please remove it by August 29.  It would be appreciated if you could store your boat at home temporarily or, if need be, secure your boat to the cable provided on the grass island located by the front entrance of the clubhouse if you are actively using your boat.

When moving your boat, we ask that you confirm removal via email to president@cupsawlake.org with your name and slip number – and whether you took the boat home or secured it on the grass island.  If you have trouble moving your boat yourself, we are happy to coordinate assistance.  Please contact president@cupsawlake.org.

We will be evacuating all remaining boats that are not removed from Turtle Island by August 29 and securing them in a different location.  There will be no reimbursements issued for cut locks.  All boats that need to be evacuated will be documented.  Unclaimed or non-seaworthy vessels will not be returned to Turtle Island.  Timing is of the essence with this request for removal, as Turtle Island is the only location available to shoot the fireworks from that won’t impede on viewing areas within CLIA property.

All boats will be allowed to return to Turtle Island no later than September 14.  Thank you for your cooperation and please contact president@cupsawlake.org with questions or concerns.

To reiterate, if you have a boat on Turtle Island, your options are:

  1. Bring your boat home temporarily by August 29.
  2. Move your boat temporarily to the grass island by the clubhouse entrance by August 29. (You will be able to lock it there.)
  3. Request assistance moving your boat by August 29 by emailing president@cupsawlake.org with your name and slip number.
  4. Leave your boat, do not notify us, and have your lock cut and your boat put in with the unclaimed vessels.


Bob Buhowski
CLIA President

Men’s AA Scholarship Golf Outing

Friday, September 12th at Great Gorge Country Club
Lunch and Registration 11:00am to 12:30pm
Tee Time 12:30pm – Shot Gun Start

Hot & Cold Buffet Dinner at Cupsaw Lake Clubhouse 7:00pm
Your spouse or friend is invited to the buffet dinner – No minors please

$140 Includes Lunch, Dinner, Green’s Fees and Cart

Add $20.00 per golfer if riding the bus.

The bus leaves Cupsaw Clubhouse at 10:00 AM and returns after golf.

Family Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and Raffle Gifts Are
Always Needed and Appreciated.

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