Somerset Lake Newsletter January 2020
 Somerset Lake Community Events
January, 1st, New years Day - Clubhouse closed- Happy New Year
January, 23rd, 7:00pm Board Meeting - Please note time change
January, 9th, Lake Committee Meeting - 6:30pm
January 14th, Playground Committee Meeting - 6:30pm (Clubroom)
January 14th, Interior Committee Meeting - 6:30pm (Theater Room)
January 30th, BUNKO Night - 7:30pm

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Breakfast with Santa was a jolly success!

We had over 120 guests for Breakfast with Santa! Everyone in the community must have been nice! The community enjoyed a light breakfast, crafts, Avondale Fire Company, and of course Santa! (a.k.a. Dave Berger)

Many thanks to our volunteers. We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you to Karen Parker, Anthony Fisher, Chuck Lage, and our incredible crafter extraordinaire Deb Lattanzio. Also thanks to our teen volunteers Thomas Linderman and Faith Poulton. A very special thanks to Dave Berger (Santa) and the Avondale Fire Company who brought Santa here and cruised the neighborhood with him.

Everyone loved Santa!

Thank you Kim Edberg, Robert Calehuff, Ann Wilson, and Chuck Lage, for submitting pictures.

Adult Holiday Party 

Food, friends and spirits were enjoyed by all!
We had almost 50 residents enjoy the Adult Holiday Party at the Somerset Lake Clubhouse. Hope to see you next year!
A special thanks to Anthony Fisher and Chuck Lage who volunteered before, during, and after the event. Image by Anthony Fisher
Ladies Champagne - 30th Anniversary
A favorite event every December. We had almost 50 guests at this year's Ladies Champagne.

A very special thanks to Judy Froelich for organizing the event. This event could not happen without her!
BUNKO Night!
It's White Elephant Gift Exchange BUNKO!

Thursday, January 30th, at 7:30pm!
Bring $5 for the Prize Pot, and a poorly WRAPPED, unwanted holiday gift. Yes, it's time to re-gift those holiday gifts, and you'll be removing crap from your house and replacing it with new crap.
BYOB and a small snack to share (or not)

Chit-chat & mingling starts at 7:30 pm and, game begins at 8:00 pm.
Bring a Friend!

Don't worry if you never played, it's easy-peasy!
Join friends & neighbors for the first Clubhouse event of 2020
Somerset Lake 2020 Super Bowl Party
Sunday, Feb 2 nd
This family-friendly event kicks off at 5pm. Game starts at 6:30pm.
Beer is on us!! Bring one dish to share!
Other beverages are BYOB. 
Party games, fun, decorations, and some great football!!
               It’s Super Bowl Time!!
Please click here to RSVP by January 24th. There will be a $5 charge for adults and a $1 charge for kids 5 and up.d compelling headline
Clubhouse Hours
 Please note our weekend hours have changed to our usual Winter Hours at the Clubhouse.
Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm, and closed during rentals.
You will receive a weekly email which will include our clubhouse hours during the week.
Events Committee
We need you!

We have some really great ideas for the Community and we need an active Events Committee to put them into action. If you are interested in Luminaries for 2020, A Community Tree Lighting Event, Holiday Lights Competition, Pig Roast planning, or to help with or initiate any other event during the year, please volunteer. If you are only interested in one event that's great too! We need you!

If you are interested in helping, please email the clubhouse at .
Welcome Committee

The Somerset Lake Welcome Committee wishes everyone a wonderful, safe and healthy holiday.

Donna Lewis
Lake Committee

January 2020 Lake Committee Update
With the ice forming on the lake, it is very easy to see how well the diffusers are working to aerate the lake, as there is no ice forming around them. The cold water temperatures are also helping greatly to improve the visibility in the lake, with the water looking very clear.
The surrounding lake shore is looking very festive with lights on trees, decks and even a sailboat! The eagle has been frequently spotted enjoying the scenery around the lake.
With New Garden Township purchasing the St. Anthony’s property and the development plans proceeding for the JP Morgan Chase property, the Lake committee has taken an active role with representing the community’s watershed/lake interests. Bill Ward is planning a presentation to the Township Board of Supervisors to follow up with them on what was learned from the stream monitors that they purchased, and Scott is going to talk about the lake restoration plan. The JP Morgan proposed development plan will also be discussed. We are glad to have two years of monitoring data to use as a baseline when discussing the watershed conditions and to be able to quickly notice positive and negative trends as they occur.
The Lake Committee wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy New Year!
The next Lake Committee Meeting is scheduled for January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM at the Clubhouse.

Architectural Committee
The Architectural Committee wishes you a Happy New Year!
Interior Committee

The next Interior Committee Meeting will be Tuesday, January 14th, at 6:30pm.

Playground Committee

 The next Playground Committee meeting will be Tuesday, January 14th, at 6:30pm.
Santa Stopped by the Lake

Our very own resident, Carrie Borden, had a chance meeting with Santa the morning of December 24th. He said he was walking in preparation for all the cookies he would be eating on Christmas Eve. Thanks so much for sending in the photo! Carrie, you really must have been good this year.

Fitness Center Update!
A new Fitness Level keypad was installed and is monitored by a new security company. You will no longer see a green light after you enter your code but the door will automatically open after you enter your pin code and enter the # sign (often referred to as the pound sign, number sign, hash, or octothorpe). Please remember to enter the # after you enter your code. The # is needed after you put your code in the key pad. Your old code will work - you do not need a new code. If you are having any issues accessing the Fitness Center please contact the clubhouse via email at . The numbers were manually added by security company and there were some errors. Please remember our fitness level hours are 5am to 10pm.

Please note, the aerobics room is not available until 12Noon on Sundays due to a recurring, private rental, every Sunday morning.
Be a Good Neighbor and Clean Up After Your Dog
It doesn't take much to remember that we have dogs in our community. In fact, if you don't watch your step, you’re liable to step in one such reminder!
Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of our children who play in the community and other pets. One of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.
When walking your dog in our community, remember that it should be leashed. Also, it is important to remember to immediately clean up after your pet. Take along a baggie with you to pick up waste with and then dispose of it properly. Please do not leave your dog’s waste on your neighbor’s property.
By taking a few simple steps to clean up after your pet, you can contribute not only to the beautification of our community, but also towards the elimination of one of the most irritating nuisances in our community. Thank you for your cooperation!
On-going Community Events (Classes and Clubs)
All Mondays in January - Yoga with Hilary 6:00 pm
All Thursdays in January - Yoga with Julia Byrem 10:00 am
January 10th - (Friday) Wine over Water 7:00 pm
January 24th - (Friday) Somerset Lake Beer Share 7:00 pm
February 25th (Tuesdays) 6:30pm - 7:30pm BDYoga - 8 weeks thru March April 14th (NEW)

Somerset Lake Beer Club and Share what you bring!

Come on Friday, January 24th, to Somerset Lake's Beer Share, at 7:00pm. This beer club is for craft beer enthusiasts! Bring your favorite beer to celebrate the season to share. Women Welcome! You can bring any beer you like - home brew or store bought and taste what others bring.

Beer Share will be meeting the Fourth Friday of each month at the Clubhouse.

Snacks are appreciated but not required.

All 21 and over are welcome!


You are welcome to join the custom class called BDYoga created by our own Sheila Lindsey. It’s belly dancing for approximately 40 minutes then 15 minutes of stretching with yoga followed by a guided meditation. Learn to dance to your inner goddess with coin belts and veils while you learn the art of this beautiful dance. You will learn to shimmy, hip circles, undulations, veil dance and more. Come find your tribe! 8 week session. Drop ins are welcome. $8 per class or $55 for the 8 week session. Free coin belt if you buy the 8 week session along with a BDYoga T-shirt. 

(February 25th-April14th 6:30pm-7:30pm) 

Yoga with Julia Byrem 
Thursdays in January, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Aerobics room/fitness level of the clubhouse.

This yoga session will be drop-in only, to best meet everyone's scheduling needs. You can just pay as you go, $11 per class. I am very excited to meet everyone on Thursday!

For more details please contact:

Yoga with Hillary Fox MD

Monday Evenings 6pm-7pm - Aerobics room/fitness level of the clubhouse

$12 for drop-in; 5 class package for $50;
10 class package for $80

If anyone purchases a package and wishes to attend yoga in the park, the classes can be combined, makes it much easier to come to class and not worry about having to carry cash, and saves a little too.
Those who are still interested in a community yoga practice are invited to New Garden Park, Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm. As of now we are in Lyceum Hall and take our mats outside if the weather permits.
Please visit to learn more about Hilary and to subscribe to her newsletter or Facebook page.

Somerset Lake Wine Over Water
We kick off the new year Friday, January 10 starting at 7 pm at the Clubhouse. The theme will be “Winter Warmers”. Feel free to expand beyond wine, to other beverages such as eggnog. As always, snacks are welcome, but not required. All Somerset Lake residence are invited.
Now some follow-up news... 
First, our founder Kris Johnston successfully arrived on the Isle of Mann with both cats, joined husband Mark and began checking out the local Taverns; some of which apparently have “tavern cats”.
In December we had a great WOW, Wine-over-Water, holiday party with buffet dinner and gift exchange hosted by Renee and Tom Felder. I have found for me this group has become a supportive community of friends here at Somerset Lake.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

Your WOW coordinator, 
Michelle Duncan
Energy Therapy

Would you like to: 
Reduce Stress? Calm anxiety or depression? Strengthen your immune system? Ease neck and back problems? Promote a sense of well being? Recover from surgery and remove drugs? Ease acute and chronic conditions including cancer? Remove medication and trauma from your energy field? Schedule your private session conveniently located at the Clubhouse today! 

Click Link for more info: Energy Therapy with Jeane
Melt Class with Amanda Yue
Discover MELT new stuff and the Secrets to Pain Free Living at any Age.

Pre-Pain Signals:
-Wake up with stiffness in our neck, low back, hands or feet
-Joints and muscles feel stiff after sitting for long periods of time

So pay attention to the signals your body is sending you and use this as a reminder that you should MELT today.
Come to a MELT class and experience changes in how your body looks and feels. Learn simple self-treatments you can do at home to remain active, healthy, and pain-free for life. This all-levels class will use a MELT Soft Roller to simulate the results of manual therapy. Learn to eliminate stuck stress before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains, and unwanted signs of aging. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, enhance athletic performance, and keep your whole body feeling great at any age. Don’t miss your chance to experience this unique self-care technique, featured in the bestselling book  The MELT Method . For more information about MELT, go 

Amanda will have class here at Somerset Lake if 5 or more residents are interested.
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