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  • 06/17/2018 5:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your email of June 6 contains an easy 'registration' button to register online, or contact Sue Lebby as directed below.  Hope to see you there! 

  • 06/07/2018 9:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    3:00 P.M. Boat Round-Up

    The parading boats will be rounded up by the lake captains starting at 3:00 sharp. 

    Big Spider round-up: will start at the channel between Big and Little Spider at 3:00 and proceed in clock-wise direction around Big Spider, with the goal of having the lead boat heading through the channel to Little Spider at 3:45. The lake captains for Big Spider will be Carol and Jim Eubanks in a blue pontoon with an SCLA banner.

    Little Spider round-up: will start at 3:00 at the channel between Clear Lake and Little Spider. The lake captain for Little Spider will be the famous former commodore Arnie Hill and family. They will be in a beige pontoon with an SCLA banner. The round up will proceed in counter-clock-wise direction around the lake (including Hanna Bay) and will meet up with the group from Big Spider coming through at 3:45 PM. 

    North Lake and Fawn Lake boats: should be lined up in the channel to Fawn Lake at 3:10 to join in as the group goes by.

    Clear Lake Boats:should be ready at the channel at 3:00 and will be some of the lead boats in the Little Spider group. 

    Parade and Float

    All boats will parade to the Wiener/Berkowitz boathouse at the south end of Little Spider for the 4:00 PM 4th of July program and float. 

    We will have music and speeches at the boathouse, a 4th of July tradition. Everyone is encouraged to decorate their watercraft and participate, the more the merrier! Bring snacks and beverages and your best patriotic spirit to celebrate the 4th with your neighbors and friends on this beautiful chain of lakes!

    If people have questions or would like to volunteer to captain Clear Lake and Fawn/North Lakes please contact Scott Crosby, Parade Commodore, at

  • 05/29/2018 9:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    70 people enjoyed socializing and breakfast treats at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Members on May 26th.  Thank you to all who brought treats, and thank you to the board for your wonderful organization of a content filled meeting.  HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED:

    ELECTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBERS:   Jim Blayney and Alex Farrell

    AIS UPDATE By Ray Langer, Chair, AIS Committee

    FINANCIAL UPDATE by Brad Schmidt, Chair, Finance Committee

    Let the summer begin!

  • 03/06/2018 12:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Instagram recently disabled the "Spider Lake Social" account.  Your SCLA volunteers have spent many hours attempting to reach Instagram to find a solution to what appears to be a mistake by Instagram in disabling our account.  We have not succeeded in reaching any support member of Instagram to help us reactivate our account.   Stay tuned, as we continue to try to fix this problem.  If we need to create a new account (with a new name), we will let you know.  And, if you have a solution for us, please send us an email to help us!!! 

    Many Thanks.  We are back in winter wonderland this morning, with 4-5 fresh inches of snow!!!

  • 03/04/2018 5:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spider Chain of Lakes Association

    2018 Calendar of Events

    - Preliminary –

    Sat, May 26  - Annual Association Meeting,  8:30-10:30 am, Town of Spider Lake Town Hall

    Tues, July 3Log ‘Roleo’ hosted by KeyLog,  3:00-5:00 pm,  Little Spider Lake

    Wed, July 4Annual Boat Parade – NEW FORMAT!! -  3:00 pm Boat Parade in from the Lakes,  followed by 4:00 pm Festivities  at the Wiener/Berkowitz Boathouse, Little Spider

    Fri, July 6 -  SLEEK Educational Program, 10:00 am,  Location TBD      

    Sun, Sept 2 -  Association Picnic, 4:00-7:00 pm,  North Star Camp for Boys

    Dates TBD for My Shoreline Week, Wine & Wisdom Program, and Spider Lake Celebration(s).  We will keep you posted as we gain clarity.

  • 12/05/2017 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SCLA Board of Directors is proud to announce that Spider Chain of Lakes Association has earned the "PLATINUM Seal of Transparency" from Guidestar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information.  By sharing metrics that highlight progress that SCLA is making toward its mission, we are helping donors move beyond simplistic ways to evaluate charities.  Congratulations to all volunteers for your work.  We could not have achieved this (highest) level of recognition without you!  THIS is a GOOD NEWS TUESDAY!

    And we finally got several inches of snow last night.  Spider Lake is a Winter Wonderland Once Again.

  • 11/30/2017 1:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are honored and grateful to share our first ever "Family Legacy Film" with all SCLA members.  Click here for the link to this film, which was created as a gift from a longtime Spider Lake resident to the Spider Chain of Lakes Association.  You must first log-in (with your membership I.D. and password) to view the film that spans five generations on Spider Lake.   Perhaps you recognize some of the folks in this film?

    If you have forgotten your password, click here to reset it.

  • 11/12/2017 6:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Act prior to January 1, 2018 to DOUBLE your gift under the $80,000 Matching Gift Challenge that was announced on October 10, 2017.  A Spider Lake family (who requested anonymity) announced a $50,000 "Matching Gift Challenge."  This prompted two families to add $30,000 to create a total MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE of $80,000.  These families will match every dollar contributed to SCLA through December 31, 2017 up to a maximum of $80,000.

    Spider Lake friends and neighbors are encouraged to spread the word among our lake community of this generous match, and to contact any member of the SCLA leadership team for details on ways to donate, including gifts of appreciated securities.  Click here for the link to further details on how to donate to SCLA, a 501(c)3 corporation.

    As of October 10, 2017, members had funded roughly ONE THIRD of original $1.2 Million goal to create a financially sustainable association.  The goal includes creating two funds: (i) an $800,000 Endowment Fund, and (ii) a $400,000 Operating Reserve Fund.  The Endowment Fund, with its 3% Spending Policy, is designed to generate roughly half of the SCLA expected annual budget.  The Operating Reserve Fund is designed as a liquid fund to use if/when invasive species must be mitigated (ie: harvested or eradicated with chemicals).  Although SCLA is able to apply for and receive certain grants, grants are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, hence, members fund the majority of mission activities to protect our lakes and watershed.

    We are grateful for the 70+ families who have contributed financially to our mission.  We hope you join us in helping to preserve and protect this wonderful natural resource!

    Sunrise over Little Spider

  • 11/11/2017 7:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A new brochure that tells our story was mailed out last week.  Included in the recipients were 50 neighbors who have not yet joined SCLA.  These folks were invited to join SCLA to support the place that they love.  

     SCLA members were also sent a brochure, in the hopes of raising awareness of our quest to become financially sustainable.  Did you receive yours?  If you have a new neighbor, would you please invite them to join us?  

    During this season of giving, your lake association leaders and volunteers hope that you will include SCLA in your charitable giving.   To learn more about how you can contribute, including using gifts of appreciated securities, click here.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    This photo was from early December 2016; we have no snow today (but the lake is frozen and appears that mr. or ms. zamboni have visited).

  • 11/08/2017 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Are you missing Spider Lake?  Follow our Instagram ("Spider Lake Social") photos (and encourage your family and friends to join you) for the new Winter Wonderland that arrived this week.   Some locations around the lakes reported over 11 inches of fresh white stuff --- the nearby Birkie Trail is being groomed as we type.  Snowmobiling will not be far behind.  YAY!

    And the next time you come up, post some of your photos!

Spider Chain of Lakes Association
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