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Announcements Around The Lake
Fall is here! We are removing the beach porta-potti and starting to prepare the lake and beaches for winter. We still have plenty of time to have fun on the water before we get on the ice, but we are getting ready!
Every couple of years the number of boats on the beach creeps up. Often, members move away and leave their boats, or people bring the boats down to the beach and find less time to use them. Regardless, we have boats lying around or taking up rack space, yet are never used. The RLA periodically collects those boats that have been abandoned and sells them at the RLA Tag Sale to raise funds for the lake.
We will do that again this year, but we are going to move forward with another idea as well – RLA owned boats. We plan to have a few donated boats at the beaches that will be available for any member to use. That way, members won’t need to own a boat at all! There are rarely more than a few boats on the water at any time, so, if you feel like going for a paddle or a row, hop in an RLA designated boat and off you go! Definitely bring your own life preserver, though. If you are interested in donating your boat, please respond to this email.
We intend to collect the abandoned boats from Crescent and Lakeside Beaches on October 1st. The way to determine if a boat has been abandoned is whether it has a 2022 RLA sticker on it. So, if your boat doesn't have its 2022 sticker on it, make sure it gets on there by October 1st or remove the boat.
Also, as fall turns to winter, please remove your boats from the beach so we can repair the racks and clean the beach. This includes removing any boats attached to the fences at Lakeside beach.
Your RLA Board
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thanks to those who attended the May 14th Annual General Meeting at
Crescent Beach. We updated members about the state of the RLA’s finances, lake treatment plans, and so on. The 2022 budget was unanimously approved and board members were elected (Marty Gold,
Marc Moll, & David Farabee).
Thanks to everyone who showed up for the SPRING CLEANUP on April 10.
Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement for the Lakeside Beach cleanup (date TBD).
MOUNTAIN RD. DOCK PROJECT
Some may not be aware, but there is an access to the lake near 205 Mountain Road that is owned by the Town of Ridgefield. For many years the neighbors in that area maintained a dock to ease loading of their boats. As the dock fell into disrepair, it was pulled out of the lake with the intention of fixing it up and returning it to the water. Unfortunately, that project stalled. In discussions with neighbors, the RLA has agreed to split the cost of a new dock, and then the RLA would maintain the dock in the future. To that end, if you would like to donate to the new Mountain Road Dock click https://www.rainbowlake.org/membership/specific-projects/.
Rainbow Lake resident & official RLA animator Chris Williams has graciously designed some very cool Rainbow Lake merchandize that is now available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the RLA. T-shirts, coffee mugs, car magnets & other groovy swag can be found HERE.
An important reminder to Rainbow Lake residents:
When raking or blowing leaves, please DO NOT dispose of your leaves in the lake.
Vendor Discounts are available for RLA members from local businesses.
For instance, we offer a special deal on heating oil from Standard Oil: for RLA members only, there is a 20 cent per gallon discount, as well as a 20% discount for service plans. Call Standard Oil at 800-822-3835 and ask to speak with either Debbie or Darryl.
If you have a business or know of one that might be interested in offering discounts to RLA members, please contact the board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more deals please visit the "Vendors Discount" page.