Happy February, Cupsaw. Hope you were able to join us for the Rubix Kube concert a few weeks ago. It was totally rad to the max! A big thank you to everyone involved in making the concert happen, especially Thad Talty for his ongoing coordination of musical and entertainment events at the lake.
The CLIA Board Members recently met for our February meeting, and we are aggressively ramping up for an activity-packed 2014! Stay tuned for news about CLIA’s St. Paddy’s Day Celebration, which will be sure to get you in the Irish spirit.
If you haven’t registered for the 2014 season yet, what are you waiting for? There are already several special events in the works for our 70th Year Anniversary season, and you’ll want to be a part of it. If you’ve already registered for the upcoming season, get out and tell your neighbors (maybe when we’re shoveling out from the next snowstorm). Our newsletters and social updates only go so far — word-of-mouth advocacy from a friend or neighbor is a powerful thing.
On average, we’ve only had around ½ the eligible homes in the Cupsaw Community register for membership in the past few years. Share your stories, get your neighbors involved. Cupsaw Lake is the oasis in our backyards, literally for some of us, and there are activities suitable for everyone that have been established to help us celebrate our strong lake community. If you feel differently, I urge you to get involved and start that new program or activity that you feel is lacking.
That said, I urge everyone reading this to get involved. There are many facets that keeps CLIA ticking — from our grounds and environmental committees to the social and fundraising activities — that could all benefit from another set of hands. Bring your professional expertise or personal interests to give back to an already strong and dynamic community.
Sometimes we’re just not aware of the opportunities to jump in and participate. Our 2014 CLIA Board and subcommittees are looking for ways to expand what we can offer our community, and it starts with you. Do what you can, every little bit helps. As a wise, tie-dye wearing gentleman once told me, “If you want something done, ask someone who’s busy.”
Please reach out to me or the Board with any ideas, thoughts, or suggestions you have to make the 2014 season one to remember.