2017 Letter from the Presidents

Dear Cupsaw Lake Members,

Welcome to Spring! We hope this finds you well and ready for a wonderful season at our beautiful lake. The CLIA Board has been busy all winter preparing for upgrades to the clubhouse and property. As you will see from the budget being presented at the May membership meeting, capital improvements are a huge part of your CLIA dues. With the clubhouse busy with rentals all year round, we continue to look for ways to keep the building and grounds safe and beautiful.

Our clubs and committees are gearing up for a busy season. Groups such as Women’s AA and Men’s AA have worked through the cold months with winter programs to benefit our members. Please check the CLIA clubs and committees listed on the website for further information.

We look forward to spending many wonderful spring and summer days with you at the lake!


Denise Decker-Scutti
Joe Politano
CLIA Board

Turtle Island Update

It’s that time of year again to get Turtle Island cleaned up and ready for the 2017 Season.  In April, the Turtle Island committee will conduct a full inventory of all the boats on the Island and the corresponding slip they are located in.  We will also assess the current space on the Island and do our best to add additional slips to accommodate more members who would like a boat slip. 

Please make sure your boats are properly tagged with your 2016 Turtle Island boat tag and your boat registration sticker that was issued when you first registered your boat with CLIA.  Boats without the proper documentation, will be removed from the Island.  Thanks for your help and your patience while we prepare for the upcoming season. 

Men’s AA 2017 Scholarship Application

CLAA Scholarships and the David Diamantopoulos Civic Recognition Award applications are now being accepted.

Since 1984, the Men’s Athletic Association has awarded scholarships to graduating High School Seniors from within the Cupsaw Lake Community.

These scholarships and award would not be possible without the efforts of the CLAA members and the generous support of the Cupsaw Lake Community. All graduating high school seniors whose families are members in good standing at Cupsaw Lake are eligible.

Applications for 2017 are available for download one now.

Contact mensaa@cupsawlake.org with any questions.

Good luck!

CLIA Environmental Committee Update – Feb 2017

The CLIA Environmental Committee is working to ensure and improve Lake water quality. Last year we continued our: aeration program, lake treatment services (herbicides, algaecides, and alum), and our goose management program.  We added two new circulators in the deep end coves.  We set up a lab to do additional water testing, with a focus on our nine inlets.  We also installed a Rain Garden by the Volleyball Court through the efforts of our local Boy Scouts as part of an Eagle Scout project.  This Rain Garden diverts the runoff from the basketball courts and filters it with native species plants.

This year we plan two other key projects.  We are going to remove the silt from the sediment pond across the street from the northeast corner of the lake.  This will reduce the nutrients that flow into the lake from that stream during rain storms.  We are planning to add Muck Digester Pellets (MD Pellets) in our lake treatment regimen.  In combination with our aeration, these pellets provide beneficial bacteria and enzymes to speed up the process of muck dissipation.

We ask all our residents to help us by continuing good septic maintenance practices, minimizing the use of lawn fertilizers, keeping debris away from storm drains, and considering your own use of rain barrels and rain gardens.  (Google: rain gardens)

Thanks for your help and cooperation.