Friends of Lake Panorama Seeks Input on Estate Gift

Suggestions for spending an estate gift at the Panorama West golf course are starting to come in, and more are being sought. James and Joyce McLuen both died in 2016. In April, it was announced seven groups would receive bequests from the McLuen estate.

Twenty percent of the estate will go to Friends of Lake Panorama, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. The gift will be around $400,000, and be used as stated in the McLuen will, for the “upkeep, beautification or expansion” of the Panorama West Golf Club.

Friends of Lake Panorama is seeking ideas on how to use this gift. There is a suggestion box is in the Panorama West pro shop, where ideas can be submitted. As their golf seasons wrap up, the three Panorama West golf leagues will hold meetings to jointly develop lists of ideas. Suggestions also can be emailed to

A meeting to gather input is scheduled for Monday, September 11, at 6 p.m. in the Panorama West community room. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and those who want to  speak will need to sign-in. Refreshments will be available.

Information about the bequest will be shared, then speakers will be called in the order they signed in. Ideas presented at this meeting will be combined with others already received. A task force of representatives from the Friends of Lake Panorama board of directors and the Lake Panorama National board of managers will review all input, and make recommendations to the LPA board of directors.

The McLuens were some of the first homesteaders at Lake Panorama. Their home was located near Sunset Beach, and they enjoyed boating, fishing and golfing.