September 5th, 2020
Your Lake of the Woods Improvement Association’s Board of Directors (BOD) met today, Saturday, September 5th 2020. It was decided, unanimously, by your BOD to cancel our annual member meeting and picnic that was originally scheduled in July and then rescheduled to Sept 19th. This decision was based on the current and ongoing Covid 19 situation. Had this annual meeting taken place, there would have been some board elections, however during our BOD meeting today, a motion was made and carried to cancel the picnic, member meeting and each officer completing their term this year has graciously accepted the responsibility to continue in their current position until next year’s election in July, 2021. We are confident and hopeful that all members accept and understand the decisions we made today, and that in July 2021 we will have a membership meeting/picnic. We will keep you informed via email and our website as to any happenings. There will be another BOD meeting in January 2021. Everyone, please be safe .
This information is from Summer Shores, Summer 2020
All vessels, including personal watercraft, are required to have a Type B fire extinguisher on bard if one or more of the following conditions exist:
Extinguishers should be placed in an accessible area where they can be reached immediately and not near the engine or in a compartment. Be sure you know how to operate the extinguisher and inspect extinguishers regularly to ensure they are in working condition and that they are fully charged and ready for use.
We had a great turnout for the 2020 LOW boat parade! Right before the start at 6:00 pm the west side of the lake had a pretty good rain downpour, but the storm blew out shortly after that for another hot evening.
Eleven boats were cruising around the lake all decorated for the parade.
First place went to the Bathe family with an Ice Cream theme, ice cream truck music was great,
Second place went to the Wesaw family with Hollywood movie nights theme, popcorn, movie tickets, an usher with a bow tie,
Third place was the Younker family with the boot scootin’ boogie theme, and Younkers did it again by dancing around the whole lake NONSTOP,
Fourth place was the Sharon Neubauer family with an Independence Day theme,
Fifth place was the Bill Neubauer family with the Good Ship Lollipop theme.
We also had two boats participate representing Lake of the Woods and Greenwood camps on our lake, One was Statue of Liberty and the other one was Ragged Old Flag by Johnny Cash. We had the Harns family with a Covid-19 theme, Schultz family with American Spirit, Boonstra family with a USA theme.
Last boat entered was the Morehouse family with a Newlywed theme, and they actually got married yesterday and even were dragging cans on a string behind their boat. Congrats guys!
Lake of the Woods Improvement Association wants to give a thanks to Jim Rau from Apollo Marine in Lawton MI for donating this years parade prizes.
SEE EVERYONE NEXT YEAR!!
See the slideshow below!
The Lake of the Woods Improvement Association will again sponsor the July 4TH decorated boat parade around Lake of the Woods. Beginning SATURDAY JULY 4TH 2020 promptly at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 start.
Lake residents and other boaters are encouraged to decorate their pontoon boat or other watercraft for an evening of fun. There is no particular theme and the parade is open to anyone. Use your skill and creative talent to come up with a prize winning entry or just participate for the fun of it. Remember, we are honoring American independence, so get the creative juices flowing. Some things that have special appeal to the judges include: costumes, music, lights, animation and special effects.
Parade participates are requested to muster and register at the north side of the lake. Look for the boat with the Grand Marshal banner to receive your registration number and instructions at 6:00 pm, but NO LATER THAN 6:15 FOR A PROMPT 6:30 BOAT PARADE START.
Merchandise certificates courtesy of High’s Marine in Decatur, and Apollo Marine in Lawton, and the Lake of the Woods Improvement Association will be awarded to the top 5 boats. We look forward to your participation in making this the best Boat Parade EVER. Please join us. Let’s try and make this the year that will top 2009, when we had 20 boats participate!
PLEASE JOIN US THIS YEAR !!!!!!
We are looking for someone to be our Crossing Guard this summer. Ensure the campers cross 47 1/2 Street safely and direct deliveries. Position is partially sitting, partially standing.
Schedule as follows:
Dates: July 20 - August 14
Hours: 9:15am - 5:15pm
If you could share, that would be wonderful. Those interested may reach me at 201-953-1351 or Kris@LWCGWC.com. Thank you!
Lake of the Woods & Greenwoods Camps
Decatur, Michigan 49045
YES ITS HAPPENING!!!!!!
Muster your decorated boat at 6:00 pm on the north shore of the lake. We will then start at 6:30. Look for the pontoon that will have the Grand Marshall banner on it. When everyone is ready to go, we head into and out of the big channel, then continue around the lake passing various judges. There will be prizes for the best decorated boats. REMEMBER 6:00 PM on JULY 4TH