July 15, 2016 Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway
Lake Merwin Campers Hideaway
July 15, 2016
visit the LMCH
Website or call
The Hideaway Hotline
7/16 Can crush
7/17 KK10 Open House 1:00pm
7/23 Activities Meeting
7/23 Boat Insp.
7/23 Canvas Night
7/30 Board Mtg
7/30 Tree Comm
8/6 Camp Craft
8/9 Papa Bear
8/13 Poker Run
8/27 Tree Comm
9/4 Craft fair
9/4 Candidates Forum
Toll free: 866-207- 9262
Sales: 360-247- 5940
Office is open daily
8:30am - 4:30
Closed for lunch 12:30 –1:00pm
The LMCH Staff participated in the Territorial Days Parade on Saturday. This was
a great opportunity for community outreach and the LMCH Staff was able to get
out of the office for a couple of hours. The float looked great and we won 1st
place in our category. If you want to see the float, check us out on Facebook or
The rebuild of the KK10 facility will be completed by Sunday, July 17. LMCH Management will
be hosting an Open House from 1pm until 3pm to showcase the construction. If you would
like to stop by, the camp manager and others will be onsite to answer any questions about
the construction and use of the facility. We would love to see you there.
If you haven’t paid your membership dues in full or made arrangements to be on the payment
plan, July 1st marked 90-days that your account is now past due. LMCH Management has
realized that many members may not fully understand the bylaws, so we have extended the
date until July 31st . If you have not made arrangements to be on the payment plan and you
wish to do so, contact the office immediately to avoid your membership going into
suspension. You may request a copy of the LMCH Payment Plan contract by emailing
Lake Merwin Camper’s Hideaway
Know Before You Go
This section is dedicated to educating our members and their guests of LMCH policies, as well as the
enforcement of said policies. Knowledge of the policies will ensure members and their guest have an enjoyable experience at camp.
Courtesy Site Policies
Courtesy/VIP sites are available by reservation only. Check-Out time is 1:00 pm.
Be sure to remain in the usable area of the courtesy site.
All vehicles must be parked on the courtesy site and not along the road or on the neighboring
Pets must be on a leash at all times outside an RV.
Quiet Time begins at 11:00 pm, but at no time should you disturb other members or guests.
Campfires must be inside a fire pit, when campfires are allowed depending on the daily fire
status. DO NOT leave campfires unattended.
Do not cut or damage trees or vegetation or dig anywhere on the courtesy site.
For emergencies, contact your host member. You may also call 911.
Violation of noise curfew
Violation of equipment curfew
Unleashed dogs/excessive barking dogs
After hours Incident Response
Fines up to $450.00
Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the expense of the host membership,
if the owner of the vehicle can’t be located.
From the Vice President:
Grievance Chair Appointed
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Reuter, 25 on 14, to the Chair of the LMCH Grievance Committee. Kathy has an extensive background in dispute resolution, was a certified mediator with the Florida Supreme Court for many years, and has trained and supervised many mediators during her career. Kathy is excited about bringing those resolution skills to LMCH and has very interesting ideas about
enhancing our current policies and procedures. The Board is looking forward to working with Kathy.
Mary Ann Wersch
Vice President, LMCH Board
From the Board Secretary
The Board of Directors will have three openings for the membership to fill at the September 24th annual meeting.
Two of those elected will serve positions that have three-year terms. The third seat to be filled will be for two years, the unfulfilled term due to
a board members resignation. The three existing board members are eligible to serve another term if they file and the members elect them.
You must be a proprietary member of LMCH in good standing and a member for a minimum of one-year prior to the election. You can access
the LMCH website at www.lmch.com and download an application. You can also stop by the office and obtain an application at the front
counter. The deadline for submitting your completed application is Monday July 25, 2016.
Please remember to mark your calendars for the annual meeting on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at noon.
From the LMCH Finance Manager
We would like to take the opportunity to update you on items pertaining to the member’s receivable accounts.
Emailed statements are now available. Those members that previously signed up, received their first statements via email in June. If you would like your statements sent via email please send me a note at [email protected] or contact the office so that we can verify your email address and get you on the list.
Many members that pay their dues in advance have requested that they receive monthly statements reflecting the activity. We agree it is a good practice for
members to see the activity on their account each month. In order to facilitate this request we have changed the preferences to print all statements with
anything other than a zero balance.
The requested change above has brought to light many small discrepancies and open invoices dating back to 2004. Over the last two months, we have been
working on investigating and resolving old items in each account to reduce the number of statements printed with a small amount due or credit balances.
You may see adjustments to the accounts as we resolve the old issues that have been carried forward. You may also see adjustments between the member’s
two accounts if a small credit or balance due can be eliminated.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] or contact the office.
Lisa Joerin, LMCH Finance Manager
Just a reminder, per LMCH policy, if you are coming to pick up your boat decals, please ensure you
bring your boat and trailer registration with you. Without these documents, we will be unable to
provide you with your decals.
If you are in need of a pump out, please feel free to send your request to [email protected] and we
will respond with a confirmation email. Please be sure to include your site, block and last name. You also
still have the option to call the office staff and make the request.
If you see a stray dog wandering on property, you may either send us an email at [email protected] or
you may call the office at 360-247-5589. We will pass the information on to our maintenance or
THIS WEEKEND Debby will be placing a special order for t-shirts. If there is a
LMCH t-shirt you would like, but we haven’t had your size, now is the time to
order it. Please have your order submitted by THIS Sunday, July 17th.
Facility Manager’s Report
The Maintenance Staff has been busy maintaining the Camp and completing Work orders for members.
The top 7 maintenance tasks that were completed last week:
Weed eating along lake road and throughout the camp. If the rain continues, maintenance will be weed eating all
Block 6 Play Ground has been cleaned with all old toys and equipment removed.
Maintenance did 3 full garbage runs, which is an indicator of usage.
Maintenance did 50 plus pump outs, which is also an indicator of usage.
A major water leak was fixed on block 18.
Numerous site development, plus power and water issues for individual member sites were resolved.
Delivered 3 holding tanks and installed 2.
FROM THE WATERFRONT
Last weekend was relatively quiet at the waterfront. This weekend may be the same, recognizing the cloudy weather forecast. Regardless, it
should still be nice enough to get out and enjoy our surroundings.
The Waterfront now has 2 carts available on weekends for transferring items from your vehicle at the boat ramp to your boat or to the swim
The Boat Inspections are scheduled for Saturday, July 23rd from 10AM to noon. Sgt. Pritchart's team from the Clark Country Marine Patrol
will be available for several hours at the boat ramp area to provide complimentary boat inspections to LMCH members who desire to have
their boats inspected. In past years they provided compliance stickers for boats that meet all requirements. Also in the past, Sgt. Pritchart has
indicated that during their pass-through's of our dock areas they have noted many of our member’s boats did not have current state boat registration stickers applied. Anyone’s boat still needing those should take care of that as soon as possible. If not already done, be sure to pick up
your annual LMCH boat registration stickers. Those can be picked up at the LMCH office.
This year's poker run is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th at the waterfront. This fund-raiser is always well-attended and is a lot of fun for
all who participate, and will pay-off for the top 3 poker hands. Be sure to mark your calendars!
Want to enjoy a free rental slip next season? Raffle tickets are available for $1 per ticket. One lucky winner’s ticket will be drawn on New
Year’s Eve. Get yours at the office or from a waterfront committee member/volunteer.
See you at the waterfront. Have fun out there!
Sunday, July 17, 2016, DANNY NASH will be our special guest
speaker at the 10:00am service at LMCH Chapel at Meditation Point.
Danny has an exciting testimony of how God completely changed his
life through a radical encounter and transformation in 1982 with the
Living Word of God and his life has never been the same. Since then
he has been a licensed pastor for 11 years, youth leader, life group
leader, men's group speaker, Bible conference speaker, Bible seminar
instructor, involved in door to door evangelism, as well as other
duties and experiences.
Dan and his wife Sherry have been married 47 years and are actively
involved in their local church in Washougal, Washington.
LOOKING AHEAD: On Sunday July 24th, The New Creation Trio
will once again be with us in concert and worship.
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Certain LMCH t-shirts are on sale this
week. Come by and grab a few for yourself
or as gifts for friends and family!
All Sale items will be available on a table in
LOST & FOUND
A ring was found and turned in to the front
office. If you are missing a ring, please come
to the front office and
describe to claim.
Thank you to the person that found
and turned it in.
MONDAY – FRIDAY
11 AM to 9 PM
8AM TO 9PM
8AM TO 8PM
Greetings LMCH Members, Guests, and Staff,
Erin King, former manager and cook for KK5 Restaurant, has accepted another job and is no longer working at the KK5 Restaurant. Erin was instrumental in getting the new KK5 Restaurant up and running and we wish him all the best in his new opportunities. Moving forward, the KK5 Restaurant is continuing to find better ways to improve service and offer additional
menu items that our talented team can produce. We are working with LMCH
Management to identify innovative ways to serve the LMCH community.
Garrett Hoopman, Owner and Operator of KK5 Restaurant
Please direct any Wi-Fi questions and communication to
In order to sign up for Wi-Fi, it is required that you sign up in
the front office Kiosk between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm.
RATES: (tax not included)
1.00 per day
Monthly: $ 25.00 per month
Annually: $ 175.00 for one device
$ 225.00 for two devices
Wednesday through Monday
Tuesday: closed for cleaning
Adult Swim 8:30AM TO 10:00AM
Open Swim 10:00AM TO 10:00PM
Adult Swim 10:00PM TO 11:00PM
The Grand re-opening of The Hideaway Spa will be
Labor Day weekend.
Watch here for more updates!
Children under the age of 14 must be
accompanied by a responsible adult 18 or
You must be 18 years or older to use the spa or
No diapers allowed in the pool, including “little
Children who are not potty-trained must wear an
LMCH approved swim diaper. We have them
for sale at the pool.
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO PUMP OUTS
Due to limitations on how much waste can be disposed of and processed daily, we will be
adding an additional pump out day. Pump outs will be done Tuesday through Friday. Please plan
ahead and allow up to 7 days for the pump out to be processed after you request it. When you request that
your holding tank be pumped, please make sure there is access to your tank at the time that you request it.
Pump-outs are not done on the weekends.
Gravel Pit area
At 10:00 O’clock each morning
you will find from
four (4) to ten (10) LMCHers playing
PICKLEBALL at the court
located at the playground which
is just below the
swimming pool on the road to
Come play with us! We want you!
Contact Pickleball Phil Cummins (86 on 5) at 503-465-3394.
Phil will be most happy to fill you in on the details.
Tickets for the annual 50-50 raffle
are now available!
50% of the money received goes towards Security
and the Activities Committee and the
other 50% is split between 3 winners,
1st winner will receive 25%, 2nd winner
will receive 15% And the 3rd place
winner will receive 10%.
The winners will be drawn at the Labor Day Dance,
winners do not need to be present to win.
Get your tickets now! Only $1 per ticket!
We appreciate your participation.
The more we sell, the bigger the prize!
Just a friendly Reminder
You MUST include both your Name &
Site on your propane tank in order for
it to be filled.
Tanks filled daily at 12:30pm
Across from the maintenance shop/
Owners are responsible for picking up
after their dogs while on property.
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The next couple of weekends will be quiet for Activities in the camp. Even volunteers need a rest and time to enjoy the summer with family
and friends. However, this weekend I think I’m going to grab a couple of friends and drop-in on Bingo and see if I can win some money and
meet some members. If you’re in camp and feeling lucky, stop in and play a card or two. Bingo starts at 7pm.
The Parking lot sale For July 23rd has been cancelled.
July Events (subject to change)
July 23rd, Activities Committee Meeting, 4:00pm at the Office in the conference room.
July 23rd, Canvas Night (Only 9 Spots left)- To sign up, please call or email the office, your spot must be paid in full to be reserved.
Upcoming Events in August
August 6 – Camp Craft 11am-12, Office
August 6 – Papa Bear – TBD
August 13 – Beach Blast Dance, Papa Bear Theater
As the summer season picks up, the Activities Committee could always use volunteers. Labor Day we could really use
Young adults are always welcome.
Strong muscles to move equipment before an event or after.
Did you know when you volunteer, your site can earn points for pump outs, family pool passes, the log splitter, tree permits and more?
Q. It’s been around for millions of years, but it’s no more than a month old. What is it?
A. The moon.
Your Committee Chair, Kathy Evey
Check us out on our Facebook page under “Activities at the Lake”. To find us search on “Activities at the Lake”
2016 BINGO SCHEDULE
Aug 6, Aug 20th,
Bingo Blast at KK5 July 16th. Hurry down
for a seat and a shot at winning one or
more of the growing jackpots. A big
happy $50.00 win goes to a young man
(making this a second time win)
Colby Clift - 8 yrs. Congrats Colby!