The Lake Edge News

President's Note

Hard to believe today is the last day of the year 2017 and this is our last publication for the year!  My family and I spent much of the past few weeks reflecting and celebrating moments through the seasons.  As usual, I'm out of words to summarize the year.  We have so much to celebrate and as an organization, I'm very proud of what we have been able to achieve in the short amount of time since my term as President of the neighborhood association.  I am grateful for the support received and the overall experience gained which contributed to my personal growth and friendships formed.  There is much left to do and know that we are stronger together than we are as a separate entity.  With that, I will leave you with a quote from Hubert H. Humphrey "The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it." 

It is with gratitude we thank all of you, LENA volunteers and members, neighbors, and our neighborhood business sponsors.  Let's not forget the past LENA Board members who have paved the way.  We look forward to continuing the growth of our community.   

To all have a wonderful Happy New Year! 

What's New
LENA pizza party & Annual Elections

When January 28, 2018
Where: VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road
Time: 5:00 to 6:30
Join LENA for its annual membership pizza party!  Beat the winter blues, meet new neighbors, and renew your membership!

As always, new members are welcome!  Free event for members or sign up at the door!

This year the pizza party will double as the annual elections for the LENA board. Whether you would like to join the board or just have your voice heard on who should represent our neighborhood, come on out and cast your ballot!
The positions up for elections are:
President – schedule and preside at all Association meetings, and shall have general supervision over the affairs of the Association and over the other officers, may appoint committees with approval of the Board of Directors as determined necessary to accomplish and carry out the purposes of the organization.

Vice-President – works directly with the president to fulfill the duties above, and fills in for other officers to complete tasks as necessary.

Secretary – issue notice of all meetings of the Association, and shall record and keep minutes of the same.

Treasurer – have custody of the finances of the Association, keep regular books of account, and shall submit them, together with all vouchers, receipts, records and other papers to the Board of Directors for their examination and approval, keep an up-to-date official membership roster.

Three Member at large positions – there are no specific duties for these positions.  Members are free to take on assignments as deemed necessary.
Survey on the future of Monona Golf Course

The Golf Committee of the Madison Parks Board has put forward a number of options to address a revenue gap for the city’s golf courses. Some of these options include the possibility of closing Monona golf course. Since this could greatly effect our neighborhood, the LENA board is looking to formulate an official position in the matter and is looking for neighborhood input. Please fill out the below information.

Feel free to share this widely as the survey is not intended to be limited to Lake Edge residents.
Monona Golf Survey link

Membership Matters

Why? Because it's a way to connect with one another, build relations, and contribute to the community.  LENA membership is based on the calendar year.  Be sure to renew your membership.  Membership fees are $10/household per calendar year.  Forms and sign up information available on our website: Membership  If you're unsure of your membership status, drop an email to Steve McCarthy, Treasurer and Membership Coordinator at  
Member's Corner

Dean's Trees

By Steve McCarthy, LENA Treasurer

How can you gain the holiday spirit and buy (neighborhood) local?  A visit to Dean Mueller's place on Maher Avenue for your Christmas tree will help.  Dean has sold Christmas trees, from his front yard, since 1987.  Right here in the middle of Lake Edge neighborhood.  These are trees he grows on his family tree farm, in Adams county.  READ MORE...
Do you know that there are links embedded in the graphics and within the text throughout?  Be sure to click on for more information!


 Join Us!

01/10/2018 - LENA Meeting
01/28/2018 - LENA Pizza Party & Annual Elections

Volunteers Needed to help with any of the upcoming events.  Email Lake Edge board members for details. 
Around Us
Check out the newsfeed for up-to-date events and news that effect us on our website: Lake Edge News and Neighborhood News
MSCR is offering over 57 free community classes, January 3rd to 12th at 3 locations (Cottage Grove Road, Odana Road, and Regent Street).  We have both daytime and night time offerings for both adults and youth.  The classes are free and no pre-registration is required.  Space for some is on a first come, first serve basis.  We strongly encourage anyone who has never tried an MSCR class to try us! 

Click here for more information!
Now through January 2, 2018 - Get in the holiday spirit with the annual Holiday Fantasy in Lights display at Olin Park near downtown Madison. Gather your family and take a drive through the holiday-themed LED displays that you can cherish long after the snow has melted. Free admission.
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