Last year the DLNA received official designation from the IRS as a 501.c.3 tax exempt public benefit corporation. This was wonderful news as it means you donations to us can now be declared in your tax computations. It is also wonderful as we as an organization will not need to pay taxes on the moneys we raise.
This increase in status meant to us that we had to up our game as an organization. In order to accomplish this we have made the decision to move our operation to a online environment called NationBuilder. NationBuilder is a “community organizing system”, a cohesive set of tools to help organizations coordinate their people, web pages, finances, and online communications in pursuit of a goal. I have used the winter season to complete conversion to this new platform; it was quite an undertaking but now it is behind us. At first glance you might think this is just a new website, but it is oh so much more. Let’s take a moment a take a tour of the new dlakeoregon.com .
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It all begins with you. Perhaps the most powerful aspect of this new online environment is your ability to join in on the DLNA community. To achieve our mission, we believe in combining online and offline activism. We invite all of our neighbors to join in and participate in our online community.
Only registered neighbors have access to certain areas of our online site. Extra features are contained in the "Action Panel" which appears when logged in the right margins of this site. There you will be able to interact directly with the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association as well as other DLNA members. If you have already registered make sure you are logged in to access this additional information. If you have yet to sign up by entering your email address and clicking the join button in the upper right corner of this site. Let’s take a look at what else you can find on dlakeoregon.com organized by what’s available to the public and what’s available to members.Read more
Click on this image to see more on the AirStream Pro 20.15
Devils Lake has experienced positive results from the deployment of small AirStream Pro units in shallow, near-shore areas of the lake. These units offer individual lake-front property owners the ability to circulate and aerate areas around their shoreline to reduce stagnation, algae build-up and growth and most importantly, bio-degrade organic “muck” on the bottom in shallow areas where diffuser-based aeration is less efficient and effective.
Larger, commercial grade AirStream Pro units are available and are being considered by the DLWID to supplement a whole lake areation project to address near shore trouble spots. These units offer increased reliability and significantly higher circulation and aeration rates than the smaller units which are currently being used by some lakefront homeowners.
Based on requests from members of the Devils Lake Community, Lake Savers from Richland Michigan will support a trial or pilot installation of a Commercial Grade AirStream Pro 20.15 Unit in 2017.Read more
Click on this image to see more from the event.
The Save Our Shorelines committee sponsored a workshop at the Oregon Coast Community College on April 8th; attendees found it to be an interesting event. After opening greetings the meeting was initiated by a panel including Kent Norris, Jack's Strayer and Josh Brainard. Kent Norris described the process of his Save Our Shoreline project last year. Partnering with Jim and Cheryl Luebke they restored their entire shoreline across two lots.
Kent described some of the frustrations of getting the required permitting in a project that took two years to complete. In the end, a nudge by Representative Kurt Schrader put the project over the starting line.
On installation day 18 volunteers from The Devil's Lake Neighborhood Association members helped Kent and his professional crew. With all the volunteers the project timeline was cut in half. Now Kent waits to see how many plants survived this winter, which was characterized very wet with high lake levels.Read more
The date is set for the Fourth Annual Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Fireworks display.
Date: Monday July 3rd
Time: 9:30 PM
We first wanted to give a special shout out to all who have contributed financially to the success of last year’s event and tell you we are working on our back office systems to allow us to gather information in the future to properly document your tax deductible contribution.
We continue to gather donations for this spectacular fireworks display: follow this donation link or the button in the sidebar to contribute. See you July 3rd!Read more
If you’ve been on the lake the past few years you know we’ve moved beyond a parade with just a few lake residents taking a lap around the lake sporting patriotic decor.
Congratulations to each and every one of our DLNA members for the accomplishments we collectively contributed to in 2016 on Devils Lake.
Here are just a few highlights:
- Best recreational water quality in the past 4 years!
- Not one harmful algal bloom
- Fantastic 4th of July boat parade and fireworks show 3rd year!
- Many of our membership have rolled up their sleeves and serve on DLWID committees and continue to do so.
- Great combination annual meeting and potluck on the point. Thanks Mitch and Dana.
Other GREAT news:Read more
Please join us Saturday August 6th at 6:00 pm for our Seventh Annual Potluck on the Point. This year we are combining the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting with the Potluck.
The DLNA Annual Meeting will begin at 5:00pm on the patio prior to the beginning of our potluck. Come share some great food and fun with your lakeside neighbors. The get together will be hosted by Mitch and Dana Moore at 2929 NE Loop Drive on Sand Point.
Plan to bring your favorite dish, appetizer, main dish or casserole and join us, with your neighbor and friends for an afternoon of fun. Be sure to mark your calendar today!
The third Annual Meeting of the Devils Lake Neighborhood Association (DLNA) will be held at 5:00pm, on Saturday, August 6th, 2016, on the patio prior to the beginning of this year’s Potluck on the Point. The meeting location is at Mitch and Dana Moore’s at 2929 NE Loop Drive on Sand Point.
Come join us and your neighbors for the following purposes:
- A presentation on the activities of the DLNA.
- Review July 3rd Boat Parade and Fireworks Display.
- Discuss New Tax Exempt Status.
- Presentation of Association Financials .
- Open forum to allow neighbors to set the agenda for the DLNA.
- Draft a list of goals for the year ahead.
- Adjourn to Potluck on the Point.
Please mark your calendar and attend this important meeting. It is a great chance to meet your neighbors and shape the neighborhood’s future and this year the added bonus of a great dinner as well! Check our website at dlakeoregon.com for more details.