June 3, 2020
To White Lake Residents,
Update on Summer Events due to COVID-19 concerns as discussed by the WLCL Board at their meeting on May 27, 2020.
The Fishing Tournament for June 13, 2020 will go on as planned. The weigh in for the tournament will be at 11:30 at the White Lake Inn docks. Please respect the recommended social distancing guidance.
The Fireworks show should go on as scheduled for Saturday July 4th. The fireworks permit has been tentatively approved by Highland Township pending further direction from the Governor. We should be good to go, unless the Governor changes her executive order language over the next few weeks such that it prohibits fireworks.
The Boat Parade with the theme of Front Line/First Responders is cancelled in light of the extension of social distancing guidance into mid-June and potentially longer.
Parents of High School and College Graduates are organizing a boat parade starting at 5PM on July 4th. Lake residents are asked to wave, make signs or recognize the graduates as they go by on pontoons with their families. This is an effort by the parents to have some special event for these young people who have not been able to have the normal ceremonies and parties. More information will be forthcoming. Please contact Karlene Siwek (248) 895-9686 or Judy Sprader at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a graduate and would like to participate or help with the event.
We are going to move the Pancake Breakfast to Labor Day weekend, in hopes we may salvage one of our great social events of the year. We do not feel it’s appropriate to have this event when social distancing guidelines are still in place. When these plans are solidified, you will be notified.
It is with great regret that, we have decided to cancel the Home Tour for 2020. With restrictions still in place until mid-June, and no guarantee they will be lifted by the Governor, we feel that maintaining our plans for this event are inappropriate. Proper Social Distancing cannot be maintained in the pontoon boats we use to shuttle our participants from home to home. Additionally we feel we cannot ask host homeowners to put their safety at risk by bringing a large group of people to their homes.
We regret having to make these changes in events we all cherish, but your Board feels obligated to place your health and safety first. We will hope this Spring & Summer’s disruptions are a single interruption in our long history of service to our Membership and White Lake residents.
Thank you for your understanding,