Welcome to Fayson Lakes
Beach Badges Are Now Available
Happy Spring Everyone!
For those members picking up badges, they may be picked up on Saturday mornings starting April 7th. Typically, at this time of year there are quite a few members coming in to conduct other business on Saturdays; so it would be helpful if badge pickup could be done between 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
If you already paid to have your badges mailed, they will either be delivered to you personally or through the mail. Unfortunately, the cost to mail our badges went up again this year from $2.67 to $3.50; and in an effort to save the Association some money, some of the badge envelopes will be hand delivered. If you are just getting around to paying your dues, please consider picking up your badges instead of having them mailed.
REMINDER - The office will not be open on Memorial Day weekend to accept dues payments or to issue badges. If you would like badges for Memorial Day weekend, payment must be received by May 12th (last badge pick up day before the holiday weekend would be May 19th). Thank you.
Cathy Luisi, FLA Business Manager
TO ALL MEMBERS: Please Volunteer for Beach Patrol
To all Fayson Lakes Families, with the summer quickly approaching we are once again asking for Beach Patrol Volunteers. This entails having people from the community volunteer to patrol the beach every night during the summer season. Beach Patrol decreases vandalism and helps to keep our Fayson Lakes Association property safer. If you have not already indicated on your dues letter that you can volunteer, please call Ozzie Zor at (201) 572-1433 to schedule a date.
The Annual Memorial Day Picnic will be on Sunday, May 27th
Can you believe summer is here? The Annual Fayson Lakes Memorial Day Picnic is Sunday, May 27th from 5:30 - 11 PM. The summer kick-off event is a wonderful celebration of our community.
The Fayson Lakes Women's Club is looking for volunteers for the picnic. All members of the Lake are encouraged to pitch in for an hour or two to make the evening a great time for all. CLICK HERE FOR VOLUNTEER SLOTS!!
For questions, please contact Jennifer Tanis at email@example.com or (917) 929-3964. Tickets are $15 Adults, $8 Children (under 11 - Children under 3 are free) and can be purchased through Jill Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org and Kate Simptner email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE - The Fishing Derby will be on Saturday, June 9th
The Fayson Lakes Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th, with a rain date on Sunday, June 10th. The Fishing Derby is sponsored by the Fayson Lakes Women's Club. Click HERE for more information.
Important Reminder For Dog Owners
A reminder to our members who own a dog. It doesn't matter if it's day or night, raining or snow on the ground; or if you're by East Lake or Sabey's Beach...YOU NEED TO PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG AND TAKE IT HOME WITH YOU. It is unsanitary to leave dog waste in our community. Please be considerate of your neighbors, and the environment, and pick up after your pet.
Due Notice of Spring Membership Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the March Meeting of The Fayson Lakes Association will be held at the Fayson Lakes Clubhouse, 10 Clubhouse Trail, Borough of Kinnelon, County of Morris, State of New Jersey, on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM, for the transaction of any business that may be legally brought before the meeting.
Proxy cards were mailed out at the end of February. A summary of the 2018 - 2019 budget is shown on the proxy card, and the budget will be presented to the membership for approval at the meeting. It is important to return your proxy card if you are not going to be attending the meeting as we need 25% representation of the paid membership to obtain the quorum required to hold a legal meeting. If you mail your proxy card back to the office, please plan for it to arrive before March 17th, or you may place your signed card in the drop box at the front of the Clubhouse. Please clearly print your name and address on the card, and keep in mind that each member property has one vote. If you have not received a proxy card, please contact the office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your proxy vote is valid only if you have paid your 2018 dues. As per Association by-laws, dues are payable by March 1st. Thank you.
The FLA Board of Trustees
WINTER 2018 - ICE SAFETY
With ice skating season upon us, please review the following with your family to ensure safety:
In Fayson Lakes when the ice is safe for skating, a flag will be flown on each lake. The flag is white with a solid red circle. Skating is permitted ONLY AFTER the ice has been tested and the flag is flying.
A volunteer who has been approved by the Fayson Lakes Board of Trustees is responsible for checking the ice for safe skating. The ice is deemed safe at 4 inches of thickness.
It is important to note that just because one lake has a flag flying to indicate safe skating, it does not automatically mean that the other lakes are safe. Please make sure to check for a flag on each of the lakes before skating.
- East Lake: Intersection of Lagoon Trail and Cabot Lane
- South Lake: South Lake boat launch where Lakeside Trail joins Dam Road
- West Lake: Main Beach
Ice Safety Equipment
Ice safety equipment includes ring buoys and safety lines. This equipment can be found at the following locations:
- East Lake
- Flagpole at the intersection of Lagoon Trail and Cabot Lane
- Boat Launch area at the intersection of Lakeside Trail and Twin Lakes Drive
- South Lake
- Near the flagpole at the South Lake boat launch area where Lakeside Trail joins Dam Road
- On shore at the end of Edgemere Terrace
- West Lake
- Near the flagpole on Main Beach
- On the back of Kellner's house at 15 Waters Edge
Skating on Doggie Pond is NEVER allowed
Skating at night is NOT permitted unless an approved program has been planned and is supervised by adult members of FLA.
Use same precautions as for ice skating or walking on ice. Ice fishing should not be done in areas used for skating. Holes dug into the ice should be clearly marked.
Snowmobiling is strictly prohibited on any lake at any time.
The red ball flag may still be flown for a lake when limited areas of open water (inlets and overflow areas such as the dam culverts) exist. IMPORTANT: DO NOT WALK OR SKATE WITHIN 30 FEET OF OPEN WATER. When possible, red paint, wooden markers or other similar items will delineate such areas.
- If someone falls through the ice, do NOT attempt a close-contact rescue.
- Use a close-by rowboat to get closer to the person or slide a ring buoy, pole, or ladder to the person.
- Instruct the person to hang on to the device and slowly wiggle out of the water onto the solid ice.
- Upon rescue, the person must immediately be taken indoors and treated for cold exposure because of loss of body heat.
- Call for an ambulance.
Anyone skating, ice fishing, or walking on the ice is required to wear a current FLA member or guest badge.
Summer 2018 Lifeguard Application Posted
Use this link https://goo.gl/forms/LNJOP2bYtQSH7jUu1 to fill out the form online.
Winterfest Date Set
Labor Day Weekend Schedule Posted
Board Trustee Positions Open
- No fishing is allowed in the swim areas or swim lanes as this poses a danger to our members and the swim team participants.
- NO DOGS or pets are allowed on Fayson Lakes beaches. Please be considerate to the other community members and adhere to this policy.
Spring Earth Day
Save the date: April 29th, 2017 @ 9 AM (Rain Date: April 30th)
Your help is needed. Volunteers will be cleaning up, removing leaves, planting and preparing our beautiful common areas for summer. There is always plenty of work for everyone of all skill levels. A large turnout for these events reminds us of the traditions of Fayson Lakes. Neighbors helping neighbors for all of the membership to enjoy!!!
Please meet at Main Beach for coordination of work. Focus areas will be Main Beach, Sabey's Beach, and Ladybug Park.
No worries if you can't get there at 9 AM or can only stay for a short time; we will be working until about 1 PM.
BBQ lunch for volunteers will be served at noon.
Fix It Day - POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
New date: May 20th, 2017 9:30 AM (Rain Date: May 21st)
It's that time of year again! The weather is starting to warm up, the sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming. What a perfect season to get the beach and the surrounding community property back into shape!
As always, the amount of progress made on fix-it-day is directly related to how much support and volunteerism we have. If you are able, please come to Main Beach at 9:30 on Saturday morning to find out what projects are going on and to see how you can help out! The past several years have yielded excellent turn outs and we have "fixed up" a lot of areas that needed some TLC. Hope to see you all there!
Fayson Lakes Women's Club Sweatshirt Sale
2017 Dues Reminder
Dues statements were mailed at the end of January and were due for payment by March 1st. If you have not received your statement, please contact the office at 973-838-2043.
Please note that if your dues payment is received after May 15, you may not receive badges in time for Memorial Day Weekend. The office will not be open on Memorial Day weekend to receive dues payments or to issue badges.
The FLA Board of Trustees
Help Wanted For Summer
Attention All Boat Owners - Winterize Your Boat
The Fayson Lakes Board of Trustees
Board of Health Notice
- www.turnthetownsteal.org - This website provides a quarterly newsletter with valuable information on ovarian cancer. These can also be obtained form the Board of Health in the Municipal Building in town.
- www.healthcare.gov - This website provides a wealth of knowledge for obtaining healthcare for adults and children and includes information on preventative care and immunization vaccines.
- www.peqtwp.org (click on Departments & Offices and then click on Health Department) - There are 2 links (Health Department Newsletter and Public Health TV) on the page which can be useful.
The Guardian Strip and You
Those of us who live adjacent to the lakes in our community are very privileged to have such a resource in our back yard. However, with this comes some responsibility for maintaining this property for future generations of Fayson Lakers. No docks, retaining walls, or other structures are allowed on the strip so as to preserve the natural appearance of our waterline and anyone wishing to make alterations to the Guardian Strip must apply to the Board in writing. The aim is to keep the shoreline as natural looking as possible, while preventing the erosion of shoreline property.
While you can store boats on the Guardian Strip, since it was designed to allow all members access to the shoreline from a common area such as the beach, it should not be blocked off by debris or fences.
There are also rules about the use of pesticides and/or fertilizers, which are especially important to follow if you are a lakefront owner.
Please contact Jim Jacobus, Trustee email@example.com, (C) 973-214-7761, if you have any questions regarding the Guardian Strip.
FLA Communications Update
In an effort to communicate with our community, the Fayson Lakes Association Board of Trustees periodically sends out email blasts to communicate, remind our members of important events and share information. If you are not on the email distribution list and would like to be included, please provide your email address to: Cathy Luisi, FLA Office Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone would like information included in an email blast, complete info (ie: write-ups or flyers) should be provided to the Fax/Email/Website Trustee (click http://www.faysonlakes.org/contact#em for the appropriate Trustee contact) in order for it to be included in the next scheduled email blast. The schedule is as follows:
- Summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day) - Email blasts will go out every week as needed. Please submit any info to the Fax/Email/Website Trustee in order to have it included.
- Off Season (Labor Day through end of February) - Email blasts will go out once a month or as needed. Please submit any info in a timely manner in order to have it included.
- March/April/May - Email blasts will go out approximately every 2 weeks as needed. Again, please submit any info to the appropriate trustee in order to have it included in the email.
Please note, the FLA Board of Trustees, at its discretion, may periodically send additional email blasts to communicate "need to know quickly" information.
The Fayson Fax has been suspended until further notice. Therefore, when you fill out the form to pay your dues make sure to write your email down so the Association has it.
Additionally, any information submitted for inclusion in the Fax should be publication ready. The information should not require editing by the trustee or The Fax personnel. Acceptable file formats are:
- Word documents
- PDF files
- JPEG files
- PNG files
Tribute to Ken Allerman - FLA Beach Director in the 50's & 60's
Ken was a wonderful husband, father, friend, mentor, teacher and coach. But when summer arrived in Fayson Lakes during the early 1950's and 1960's - Ken was our fearless leader - The Beach Director.
Ken encouraged and inspired strong teams of volunteers that made programs work at the beach. The volunteers became an integral as "Timers" to develop the popular the Sunday Swim Races. He further developed and enlarged the swimming program. The Swim Club continued to grow in number, and competitive meets with other lake communities were held on Wednesday evenings at each lake community. Fayson Lakes began to host AAU swim meets as well. Ken initiated what he called "the Mother's Hour," providing swim lessons for the adult who never had the opportunity to learn to swim as a child.
Monday evenings brought the much anticipated "Monday Night at the Movies" on the handball court. It was complete with the sale of penny candy and an ice-cold 10 cent soda. An outstanding Arts and Crafts program was initiated, under the volunteer leadership of Mrs. DeAngeles. An annual Water Ballet was initiated with influence by many volunteers, resulting in elaborate set design, choreography and announcing. Ken lead a very active, Activity Day each week. He would lead a group of children on brown bag lunch and bike tours through the valley; boat picnics to the island. And can you imagine - taking a group of children by bus to the old Yankee Stadium to see the greats such as Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Yogi Berra - what a thrill! Then there were trips to Fairy Tale Forest and Wild West City which was complete with a ride in a stage coach being held up by "robbers." A camp area was cleared behind Sabey's Beach and dedicated to Ken as "Camp Allerman." Labor Day Weekend was a culmination of all the events of summer. It began with "decorations" by teenagers on the high dive; potato-sack races, spoon race, water balloon toss, etc. for all age groups - including our parents; one can't forget the Baby Parade; finally - trophies - for fishing derby, sailing club, swim races.
Perhaps you will have a better understanding of the man, Ken Allerman, by the following comments which were made by those children of the 50's and 60's who learned that Ken had gone to join the angels in January 2014.
Many have commented on how fortunate we were to have grown up in Fayson Lakes and Ken Allerman was the heart and soul of it all. He had an influence on many during their childhood years. Ken was an exceptional man who leaves a great legacy.
Ken instilled courage and bravery by getting generations of kids to leap off the high dive.
- Ken taught us rules for respect and developed our creative side by admiring our lanyards made in Arts and Crafts.
- Ken taught us responsibility by making us relinquish our badges in order to borrow kick boards, beach balls, and the highly coveted knock hockey boards.
- Ken taught us to laugh at our parents in the egg toss.
- Ken taught us to be safe in the water or else his highly trained life guards would come charging.
- Ken taught us to be serious by joining hands as a group to search the water for a missing person, which we never really understood as kids, but do as adults.
- Ken taught us we were individuals by calling us by name and knowing where our Mom was sitting with the Shady Ladies.
- Ken nourished our inner diva by bringing Broadway-worthy water ballet to the pool area.
- Ken taught us to save our pennies and them blow them all at the Penny Carnival.
- Ken taught us that children have their place - starring in the Baby Parade.
- Ken taught us humor by never, ever, even once, catching the culprits of the end-of-summer high dive "transformations" - the pranks of legends.
The one thing remembered most about Mr. Allerman was his smile. A smile can't be carved in stone, not his anyway. You earned a smile from him by just showing up, being ready to jump in.
So how best to honor the legacy of Ken Allerman? Do what Ken did - make life a beach, smile, jump in, and don't forget your badge!
The flagpole on main beach was rededicated in Ken Allerman's memory on August 1, 2015.