JULY 14, 2007



President Stan Goldsmith called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm and welcomed the board members, members, and guests. Board members present were: Stan Goldsmith, President, Mike Lobue, Vice President, Gerry Caprario, Treasurer, Phyllis Garlick, Secretary, Sue Glascock, Julie Moore, Pete Pettit, Sharon Reilly, Fred Tannehill, and Sherwood Zimmerman. Absent were Richard Beaton, Steve Johnston, and Sam Skillman. Approximately 60-70 additional members were present. Our guest speaker was Leslie Santapaul. Special thanks went to Gerry and Jan Caprario for organizing the picnic, Fred for letting us use the marina and supplying the ice, and Bill Ingledove for supplying the tents and tables and everything he does behind the scenes.

MINUTES: The minutes from the Board Meeting on June 14, 2007 were accepted by consensus.

Phyllis mentioned that a sign-up sheet was being passed around and asked that all members indicate the county where their property was located.


Gerry passed out the copies of the Treasurers Report for the month of June and a copy of the 2007/2008 Budget. Total receipts in the amount of 2,026.00: total expenditures in the amount of $1,563, leaving a total of $16,699.58 on deposit. The Treasurer’s report was accepted by consensus. The proposed budget for 2007/2008 is $15,325.00. This does not include the additional funds expected from the counties which would be used for Navigational Markers and debris removal.

MEMBERSHIP: Julie reported that there have been 22 new members this year bringing the total to 333 members. This is a renewal of 97%. She also reported that calendars, hats and T-shirts were for sale and that LVL stickers were available.


J. W. Burton, Chairman of the Finance/Audit Committee reported that the committee had verified income and expenses, and that all were in order.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT: Sue reported that we currently have 13 Board members and all will serve another term. She stated that we would like to have 2 more and preferably from Pittsylvania County. There were no other nominations. The polls were closed and all nominations were approved.

GUEST SPEAKER: Julie introduced our guest speaker, Leslie Santapaul. Leslie is a landscape designer, specializing in Buffer Gardens. She designed a buffer garden for the SML State Park, and many homes on SML. She had a colorful slide presentation showing different garden designs and plants. In addition, she asked questions and presented the members with the correct answers with a variety of plants. Leslie also spoke about recyclables and gave excellent tips for planting a buffer garden.

After the picnic, Mike presented Stan with an Appreciation Award for his service as President of the Leesville Lake Association. He has served as President since the Association’s conception and is now stepping down as President to run for office as a Campbell County Supervisor.


BEAUTIFICATION DAY: Sherwood Zimmerman started by presenting appreciation awards to some of our sponsors: Bob Rankin for designing and producing the T-shirts, Doug Haskings for his continued work on the lake and for being a platinum sponsor, and Eagle Point Shores for being a Platinum Sponsor. After being present with their plaque, Kyle Goldsmith of Eagle Point Shores presented LVL Assoc. with a check for $4,000 in support of the Association’s efforts to clean up the lake. Sherwood reported that AEP would be on the lake another 2 weeks. He also asked members to contact there Councilmen and Supervisors to encourage them to support our efforts on LVL. Sherwood gave a report on the amount of debris collected .


Pete Pettit presented the committee report on the aids and markers. He presented the committee’s estimated budget and plan. A copy of his report was submitted for the record.

WATER QUALITY: Mike spoke on the monitoring program and the AEP Relicensing process.

As for the Relicensing process: Sue spoke on her project of gathering medical information and Gerry reported that the Recreation Team was considering a fishing pier at Tri County Marina, docks at LVL dam, public ramps for Bedford County and increasing the ramps at Myers Creek.

SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT: Gerry reported that the SML Power Squadron will be holding a Safe Boating Class specifically for LVL. Gerry also informed the members that he would be conducting safety vessel checks July 21st from 9 to 12.

BROCHURE/MAP COMMITTEE REPORT: Mike reported that Richard has gotten in touch with a printer to have the map printed.

NEWSLETTER REPORT: Julie spoke about the newsletter. She reminded everyone to let us know if they wanted the newsletter emailed or ground mailed. She introduced Patsy Clements and acknowledged her volunteering to do the bulk mailing of the newletter.

OLD BUSINESS: No old business discussed.

NEW BUSINESS: No new business discussed.

Stan closed the meeting with heartfelt comments about the association and the surrounding areas, particularly Altavista. He then adjourned the meeting thanking everyone for coming.

The August Board meeting will be held Thursday, August , 9th, 7 p.m. at the Altavista Train Station.

Respectfully submitted,


July 30, 2007