2021 4th of July Fun Run and 5k Registration
Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Beta chapter) is excited to host the annual 5k and kids 1-mile Fun Run in connection with the upcoming Fourth of July festivities! Each registration for the race includes a T-shirt or tank, shirts can also be purchased separately.
The Tennis Courts are reserved on Sunday, June 20 from 6-7pm by a resident for a Fathers Day Celebration
The June HOA Board Meeting will be held by Zoom on Tuesday, June 8th at 6:45pm. We invited all members of the community to join at the link below:
Meeting ID: 885 2403 6829
This summer the Lake Winnebago Tennis Club will have the tennis courts at the park reserved every Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
ANNUAL DOCK INSPECTIONS - Weather permitting, annual dock inspections will continue tomorrow. Dock owners are requested to have the power turned on and have your dock ready for inspections. The Dock Committee recommends that you check your dock. Key items inspectors will be looking at include ensuring that the electrical system includes a GFI circuit that is functioning, that all electrical wires are encased in conduit, you have a Lot ID number visible for the water, you have reflectors on all four corners at the lake end of the dock and the dock is in generally good condition.
Please contact the HOA office if you have any questions.
Lake Winnebago HOA
Congratulations to the following newly elected HOA and AYC Board members!
If you would like to volunteer for a committee, please click on the Documents tab, select the 2021 Lake Winnebago Committee Sign Up Sheet tab for a printable. Feel free to email the form back to us or drop it by the HOA office/drop box located next to the Community Docks on the East end of the Community Center Building. Also, please do not hesitate to call the HOA office, and we'll put you in touch with the Chair of the committee you are interested in. Thank you! Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOA Annual Meeting – Saturday, February 20, 2021
We are fast approaching the HOA Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to be held this Saturday beginning at 9:30 am at the Yacht Club. This is an important meeting as we hold elections for 3 members of the HOA Board. Covid has created challenges for us as the election requires a secret ballot cast by those present in person or by proxy. A proxy allows members to assign their vote to another member in good standing.
We are limited by Covid guidelines to approximately 90 persons attending in person. There is no limit on how many proxies an attendee can bring. If you cannot or do not wish to attend the meeting, we strongly encourage you to assign your vote to someone who will be attending. The HOA office can assist you with this process if you have questions. We are asking for proxies to be identified to the HOA by Friday noon so we can evaluate if we have sufficient members and proxies to meet the minimum required by the By-Laws.
The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the HOA web site prior to the meeting. We will be providing Zoom conferencing for those who wish to view the proceedings. A link to the Zoom meeting is attached to this email. Attending by Zoom will allow members to be counted as being present for the purpose of establishing a quorum. However, it is very important to understand that Zoom alone does not allow a member to vote. Our By-Laws are specific, secret ballots can only be cast by those present in person or represented by written proxy.
Your participation is very important for the HOA. Your support of this process and our community is greatly appreciated.
Lake Winnebago HOA
The HOA office currently has an opening for an Administrative Assistant. Please see the Indeed job site link below if you would like to apply.
The 2021 Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, 2/20/21 at 9:30 AM. Due to Covid-19 social distancing guidelines, residents who wish to attend the meeting are asked to notify the HOA office no later than Monday, February 1. Reservations will be accepted as they are requested up to the 100 person limit. Attendance will be limited to one person per each household. You can submit your RSVP by emailing the HOA office or calling the HOA office at 816-537-7273.
See below for the 2021 Annual Meeting Packet and Proxy.
2021 HOA and LW Holdings Budgets Approved
Ballots cast for the 2021 HOA and LW Holdings annual budgets were counted on Friday, November 20. A total of 126 ballots were cast for each. The HOA budget received 117 YES votes and 9 NO votes. The LW Holdings budget received 121 YES votes and 5 NO votes. The HOA and LW Holdings Boards appreciate the effort of residents who cast their ballots.
Dear HOA Member,
Below you will find the links to the 2021 HOA and LW Holdings Budget packet, which includes a cover letter from Steve Phillips and the proposed 2021 budgets with explanation pages.
Due to the Corona Virus, the budget approval will have to be done differently than in previous years. The HOA will be holding a budget informational, Q&A, and ballot collection meeting on Saturday, 14 November 2020, between 9:00 am, and 11:30 am, at the AYC. We ask that you call the office to reserve a time for you to come inside and ask your questions or any concerns you might have on the 2021 budget. You may drop off your ballot inside the AYC at that time if you wish to do so. The HOA will also have a drive-by drop off in the AYC parking lot. A proper face mask protocol will be followed.
If you are not able to attend the Saturday November 14 Budget meeting, or drop off your ballot at that time, you can drop off your ballot at the HOA office during normal HOA office business hours (do not drop off your ballot/proxy in the drop box located outside the HOA office). Please deliver your proxy or ballot to the HOA by close of business Wednesday, 18 November 2020. If you will be submitting a proxy, assign your proxy by name to a member in good standing. There are also ballots and proxy sheets available at the HOA office.
If you have concerns due to the Corona Virus, the HOA will have a drive-by drop off at the HOA parking lot during normal HOA office business hours. You may call the office from the HOA parking lot, and an HOA employee or board member will pick it up from you while you stay in your car. A proper face mask protocol will be followed.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions for ways to make this process even better. Thank you.
Julio Torres, HOA Administrator
Lake Winnebago Home Owners Association
Reminders on PWC usage on the Lake from the Boat Committee.
There have been quite a few violations issued this year for PWC usage. Boat Patrol has been asked to place particular significance on PWCs this season and going forward. A few important reminders are provided here for everyone’s safety and as a reminder of several core restrictions regarding PWCs on the lake.
PWCs are not allowed on the lake, at any speed, between sunset and sunrise. This means any PWC on the water at those times is subject to violations per the Watercraft Regulations. In other words, when Boat Patrol begins their nightly no-wake laps, PWCs must go in.
PWCs are not allowed to tow any devices at any time, with the exception of towing a stranded boat for emergency purposes (ie., helping a broken down boat back to the dock).
PWCs are subject to all standard regulations on distance from shore and other watercraft, safety, speed, no-wake areas, and all the other general protocols as any other watercraft. This includes distance from each other when riding in tandem, just like every other watercraft.
PWCs are effectively at the bottom of the pecking order for right of way. In short, they must maintain appropriate distance and give way to all other watercraft.
Following in the wake of other boats and crisscrossing waves for jumping etc is prohibited where appropriate distances are not maintained.
PWCs are not allowed to weave through other watercraft traffic other than at idle speed.
An operator must be 14 and have a valid MO Boaters’ ID to operate a PWC, unless the operator was born before January 1, 1984. This includes guests.
Guests using a resident’s PWC are subject to all these same rules; violations by guests count against the resident per the Watercraft Regulations.
You may view all the Watercraft Regulations and specific rules as they apply to watercraft and PWCs at LakeWinnebago.org, under the Boats Tab.
From the Lake Winnebago Boat Committee:
Lake season is here and it’s great to see everyone getting on the water and enjoying all the great sports activities Lake Winnebago has to offer. Water sports is what makes Lake Winnebago unique and fun for everyone. Just a few reminders to ensure we all have a safe and enjoyable season:
· Boat Patrol is working hard to ensure everyone stays safe. Please be patient with them if they pull you over—they are just doing their job and trying to respect the concerns of everyone.
· Please take time to review the Boat Regulations (which can be found on the HOA website, under the Boats tab), and the safety presentation created by the Boat Committee at https://youtube/PnP45KkZQZ8. You can also obtain an copy of the safety class power point from the HOA.
· Just a few reminders of core rules that are critical to the safe use and enjoyment for everyone:
o All traffic on the Lake is counterclockwise. That means no watercraft should be operating in a clockwise fashion anywhere on the Lake on the wake side of the buoys. Boat Patrol has been asked specifically to look for this going forward as this season has brought a lot of traffic not following the correct pattern.
o All traffic in coves, inside the orange buoys, and after dusk anywhere on the lake, is no wake.
o The speed limit is 37 mph for any watercraft.
o Navigation lights are required after dusk. Dock lights should not be used unless you are actually pulling into your dock.
o Plowing is almost always unnecessary as it causes needless waves and bottlenecking of traffic. No wake or on plane is ideal.
o Please be respectful of the City’s late night nuisance ordinances—ie., loud music into the night on the boat.
o Try to avoid coving out in the middle of the lake—that just congests traffic for everyone else. Find a spot out of the way and have fun.
o Be respectful to skiers and others being pulled. Keep a safe distance.
o PWCs are not allowed to jump waves within 150’ of other boaters, are not allowed to weave in and out of traffic, and must be at idle speed within 50’ of other watercraft. PWCs are also at the bottom of the right-of-way rules. So basically, PWCs must give way to any other watercraft on the Lake at all times.
o Non-motorized activities are best inside the buoys, such as kayakes, paddle boards, and so on.
o Please avoid bottlenecking the Lake with tubers and pwcs doing circles in the tighter areas, such as West of the AYC. There is plenty of open water and less clogged spots towards the East to do that.
o The Regulations set forth right-of-way priority for oncoming boats, etc, but, at the end of the day, simply giving way and slowing down when approaching others is the safest outcome for all.
o All ramp gates must be closed and locked after you put your boat in, each time you use them. This helps ensure only those with permission to use our Lake do so. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the HOA.