Playground Donations Surpass $40,000 Mark

By mid-December, Friends of Lake Panorama had raised $10,000 towards its $50,000 goal for a new playground at Sunset Beach.

By Susan Thompson

Donations to the Friends of Lake Panorama in support of a new playground at Sunset Beach now stand at more than $40,000. The first $30,000 was raised in late 2014 and through August of this year. In mid-November, a special mailing to LPA members announced the nonprofit Friends group is working to raise an additional $50,000. The Lake Panorama Association board has pledged to match that amount if the money is raised by August 1, 2016.

New LPN Board Organizes, Gets to Work

By Susan Thompson

The new Lake Panorama National Board of Managers has met four times, elected officers, formed three ad-hoc committees and is starting to make recommendations.

The Lake Panorama Association Board of Directors this fall created the new LPN board and appointed its seven members. The LPA has owned the LPN golf course since 1977. It purchased the LPN conference center in 2005, and established a legal corporate entity known as “LPN, LLC” to manage the wholly owned subsidiary.

2016 LPN Golf Memberships Now Available

By Susan Thompson

By now, those who were 2015 Lake Panorama National golf club members should have received renewal forms for the 2016 season. The mailing includes three types of golf membership applications. All are available at the same prices as last year.  

Regular memberships are available to both LPA members and non-members. There is a significant "early bird" discount available to those who pay in full by January 31. The membership application shows both the early bird rates and the regular rates for those who pay after January 31.

New Book Helps Families Navigate Technology Use

Joe and Carrie Dilley are shown with their children Jack and Ashton at a book-signing event last summer.

By Susan Thompson

When he was five, Joe Dilley began spending weekends at Lake Panorama with his parents, John and Jennifer, and his younger brother Jake. Now 30 years later, as a licensed clinical psychologist, he draws upon his childhood experiences to help others. “The time we spent at Lake Panorama really oriented me to the importance of people, nature, a greater purpose in life,” Dilley says. “We enjoyed tubing, swimming, fishing, hiking. There was a lot of downtime, a lot of time with my family. It was a slower pace, and I learned to appreciate family values.”

Progress on New Silt Basin Being Made

This photo was taken October 13 at the Cory Basin site. When excavation of the basin is complete, the depth will be about 10 feet lower than the trench shown in which water is draining from the site.

By Susan Thompson

Dry October weather provided RW Excavating and Dozing an opportunity to make significant progress on the Cory Sediment Basin. Construction on this new silt storage basin that will serve Helen’s Cove and Hughes Cove began in August. It is located north of the LPA maintenance facilities on the east side of Lake Panorama.

The new basin is possible because of the Lake Panorama Rural Improvement Zone (RIZ). In late 2012, RIZ identified several areas of high priority for silt basin development. Among those were Helen’s and Hughes coves.

LPA GM Coffee

  • Posted on: 20 November 2015
  • By: admin1

LPA GM Coffee December 1 

John Rutledge, Lake Panorama Association general manager, invites LPA members to join him for coffee and other refreshments on Tuesday, December 1. This informal gathering will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Panorama National conference center and last about an hour. Rutledge will provide updates on key issues of interest to LPA members, and take questions from the audience.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 08:30