Ladies of the Lake Garden Club (LOL)

The “LOL” has existed at least since the 1930s and perhaps even earlier.  Women of the neighborhood worked together to tend the Duck Pond and Parks and to raise money for work they could not do themselves.

  • The Ladies of the Lake Garden Club was formally organized in 1974.
  • Its purpose is to provide stewardship for the Parks, including raising money for their upkeep and improvement, as well as organizing neighborhood events, and offering a monthly learning/socializing opportunity for neighborhood women.
  • Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month except June, July, August, and December.
  • Elected Board of Directors.
  • The LOL President is a temporary member of the Trustees.
  • Dues are $50 and cover meeting costs and miscellaneous expenses.
  • Organizes, hosts, and pays for these neighborhood events – Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Festival & Pumpkin Float, and the Annual Holiday Party.
  • Welcomes new residents with a basket that includes membership information and the PHE history book written by Bill Bell.
  • Maintain the traffic triangle garden and the perennial garden at the Duck Pond.
  • Host its major fund-raising event, the Bi-Annual Garden Party, held the first Sunday in May. 2021 was the 33rd anniversary of the party. Funds raised are used for the next Garden Party, support to PHENA, other neighborhood events, and enhance the internal capacity of local residential areas.
  • LOL members must vote to approve all gifts.

 

The Ladies of the Lake Foundation, Inc.

To enhance its ability to seek donations and funding for the Garden Party, LOL set up a 503(c)(3) nonprofit foundation or “public charity” in 2011, which is a separate organization from LOL and has a separate board of directors.