Monthly archive for November 2015



From our families to yours,
we hope your Thanksgiving is filled with peace, love and great joy.
Have a blessed, safe and happy Thanksgiving!


The JLPOA Board will be opening up the Clubhouseon Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at 5:00 PM to celebrate the holiday with your lake family.

Jamie Oeleis and Jimmy Lehnerz have donated a 25 pound turkey.  And, under the tutelage of grill-master, Brad Hueske, said bird will be delicately brined and slow smoked to perfection.  Jimmy Lehnerz will also be sharing a couple of pheasants and quail obtained on a recent hunting trip.

What to bring: a side dish is required and your favorite libations.


Did you know…In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly, but not universally, traced to a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. Pilgrims and Puritans who began emigrating from England in the 1620s and 1630s carried the tradition of Days of Fasting and Days of Thanksgiving with them to New England. Several days of Thanksgiving were held in early New England history that have been identified as the “First Thanksgiving”, including Pilgrim holidays in Plymouth in 1621 and 1623, and a Puritan holiday in Boston in 1631. According to historian Jeremy Bangs, director of the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, the Pilgrims may have been influenced by watching the annual services of Thanksgiving for the relief of the siege of Leiden in 1574, while they were staying in Leiden. Now called Oktober Feest, Leiden’s autumn thanksgiving celebration in 1617 was the occasion for sectarian disturbance that appears to have accelerated the pilgrims plans to emigrate to America. In later years, religious thanksgiving services were declared by civil leaders such as Governor Bradford, who planned the colony’s thanksgiving celebration and fast in 1623. The practice of holding an annual harvest festival did not become a regular affair in New England until the late 1660s.

Thanksgiving proclamations were made mostly by church leaders in New England up until 1682, and then by both state and church leaders until after the American Revolution. During the revolutionary period, political influences affected the issuance of Thanksgiving proclamations. Various proclamations were made by royal governors, John Hancock, General George Washington, and the Continental Congress, each giving thanks to God for events favorable to their causes. As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God”.

In modern times the President of the United States, in addition to issuing a proclamation, will “pardon” a turkey, which spares the bird’s life and ensures that it will spend the duration of its life roaming freely on farmland.

November 2015 Board Meeting


Please join us at the JLPOA clubhouse on 11/14/2015 for the November 2015 board meeting. The meeting starts promptly at 10:00 AM.

—High Level Agenda—
Open Forum (please sign in prior to the meeting if you wish to speak)
Secretary Report
Treasurer’s Report
Director At Large Report(s)
Maintenance Report
President’s Report
Old Business
New Busines

Trash Apology


Trash pickup was meant to continue on a weekly basis until the end of November.  Apparently Waste Management moved to bi-weekly at the end of October.  We are working with WM to resolve the issue and continue with weekly pickups until the end of November.

Apologies for the mix-up!