Dear Members,

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!  There is a lot of anticipation before December 25, but a lot of exhausting relief on December 26.

The Board cleared the year end business with the November Board meeting so that we could do our Christmas shopping early; that didn’t happen at my house.

Many thanks to Karen Wentzel and the volunteers from the Woman’s and Sportsman’s Clubs for the largest “Breakfast with Santa” ever.  Over 80 children and grandchildren of those clubs members enjoyed breakfast, crafts and a visit with Santa including a gift.  Thanks to Santa and his elf for their help in making it a great day.

It is cold and ice is forming on the lake.  Don’t get too eager to try the ice.  It is far too early for that.  Look elsewhere in the newsletter for rules of the ice.  Remember the Association always considers the ice unsafe.  Going out on the ice is at your own risk.

We had a very informative open meeting with the Long Range Planning Committee and another is planned after the first of the year.  This group has done a great job and the best way to be informed is to attend these open meetings.

But for now, bundle up and stay warm!


Phil Kirkbride,




There was no Board meeting in December therefore, no minutes.  Our next meeting is January 16 at 7 PM.

Happy New Year from the Board of Trustees!

Ken Roush,





Dear Friends,


A funny thing happened on January 1, 1981 I started to work for Lake Cable and here we are 37 years later and I’m still here.  Thank you to everyone from the Board to all members past and present for 36 great years.  I look forward to being a part of many wonderful and interesting things that are going to happen in 2018.

We tried to get the trees in before the weather went bad but it did not happen.  We are working on a couple of ideas to be done in the spring.

As part of this newsletter is the ever popular “Advanced Planning Guide”.  I plan to run it monthly, removing past events and highlighting those up coming.  Watch for it each month as some dates are subject to change.

Just a note to person’s with TRADING POST ads: we will remove all ads unless you call by January 15.  This will become normal procedure.  No ads will run every month without you renewing them.

The Board of Trustees has authorized the Long Range Planning Committee to hire an architect to draw up full plans for the new maintenance building and back of the clubhouse.  This will facilitate obtaining competitive bids and permits for the project after membership approval.

We ordered a new float boat trailer to replace the old one.  To facilitate the purchase and subsequent repairs the rental cost will go to $25 per two hour use.  Longer use will require additional charges.  This will be effective January 1, 2018.  As per policy the old trailer is for sale “AS IS” to the best offer.  We have one offer.

We also have some eight (8) office chairs for sale.  These were the Board room chairs and are still in pretty good shape.  We are asking $10 each or all 8 for $70.  Call me if you’re interested.

There’s not much happening here at LCRA this month but check out the “Advance Planning Guide for 2018”.  I will run this every month taking off completed events and highlighting those coming up.

I will now be actively seeking a new Office Manager.  Applicant need be proficient in Quick Books and Microsoft Office products including Word, Access and Excel.

Have a great month,