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 Good Monday Morning Readers!
What a beautiful day it was on Sunday, the mercury at my house settled in at a balmy 68 degrees! I cleaned out the flower bed, we sat outside on the deck...Beautiful!
It’s suppose to be in the 50’s and 60’s all week. Hurray!
If you missed the last Potluck Dinner/meeting, you really missed out on some great food and better company...
There were some venison brats, lasagna, scalloped potatoes and ham and two very tasty desserts made by Pat Dudley and Julie Rubeck. If you missed out, you really missed out!
If you would like to know what happened during the meeting the minutes are posted on the Clam Lake website you can view them at  clamlakewi.com  If you have any questions, please attend the next meeting which is on Thursday May 14 at 5pm..... We all hope to see you there....
I can’t believe this week marks the half way part of the month, before we know it the kids will be out of school and our summer will be in full swing, the kids will be out of school and St. George’s Chapel will open it’s the doors for another season! That will be here before we know it.......
We are all patiently awaiting the first “snowbird” to return to their summer homes. We all hope you have a safe trip back to your Clam Lake nests.....
   Watch out for the deer and elk, they are on the move.... Until next time...be kind!!

Here's a Snippet from Lynne:

After taking a bit of a break, I am once again returning to my historical snippets. I will jump around a bit, revisiting things from old Community Club records and correspondence that detail the events that were taking place in Clam Lake during various eras.

Here we go!

In the 50's and 60's the Community Club had a very active group of members who had a real spirit of fun. Although dances were common at the various parties over the years, this particular group, headed by Jack Dumanch, (President) held square dances. Here is an article from a March 1961 paper about one such event:


“It's lady down and bow to the gent, first gentleman down and dosy do.” It was a Virginia reel at the Clam Lake Community's “Hard Time” dance and pot-luck supper given on Sunday, March 5th at the Community hall beginning at 5:30 o'clock.

After a fine supper, the March meeting of the Community Club was called to order by President Jack Dumanch. The meeting was then turned over to Clarence Day, a guest from Ashland, who introduced Judge Cate, also from Ashland, who is running for re-election. The Judge then addressed the meeting.

After the meeting, dancing was in order. Some members had come dressed as hoboes and hillbillys and their costumes added gaiety to the evening's entertainment. A Virginia reel in which the children took part, regular dancing, and community singing were features of the evening.

It was finally “that time” again, and everyone went home. Thus ended another good “family get together” at the Clam Lake Community Hall.

The Club secretary, talking of the evening, says the meeting was adjourned and an enjoyable evening of dancing and laughing over the many Hobo costumes was had. Good times!

I will include a photo taken of some of the participants. Looks like fun!

Community Club Minutes

April 9, 2015
Regular Meeting

 Meeting called to order by Bill MacLeod, Secretary/Treasurer at 5:03 pm with pledge of allegiance. In attendance: Ace and Joan Griffaw, Dave Scherschel, Bud and Julie Rubeck, Andrea Krygoski, Tom Dezotell, Patricia Dudley and Bill MacLeod.
 Minutes of March 14th meeting were read. Moved and seconded by Andrea Krygoski and Julie Rubeck and approved by all.
 Treasurer’s Report
  Checking account balance 3/14/15   $ 5,864.75
  Membership    95.00
  Donations    35.00
  St Patrick’s Dinner      127.05
  Bayfield Electric         92.80
  Fireworks    1, 200.00
  Postmaster (bk stamps)       9.80

  Checking account balance 4/9/15   $ 4,819.21

   Building Fund $ 2,596.17
   General Fund $ 2,223.04
   Memberships 109
The report was moved and seconded by Andrea Krygoski and Pat Dudley and approved by all.
 Old Business
  Andrea presented get well card for Bob Bay, Sr.
  Tom Dezotell gave Bill a name (Richie Rauch) for possible hog roast and Bill will report back at the next regular meeting. Dave Schershel will follow up on locating a roaster and report back to board. An actual whole hog roast depends on the cost.
  Bill reported Bonnie Reukema has given a price for the auto body shop to the Great Divide Ambulance Service. Gordon and Shanagolden townships need to agree to a place and price for their end of an agreement. The GDAS has agreed to providing a new ambulance, furnished with medical supplies and salaries for the paramedics.
 New Business
  Bill was asked to obtain an annual report of the Scholarship Standing Committee. He will report back to the board.
  Approval for bug spraying of club premises was obtained and Bud Rubeck volunteered to get it done.
  Pat Dudley’s auction date is April 25th and all were encouraged to attend. The club is hopeful in obtaining the corn roaster used at our August Fest.
  Bill will try to schedule a fire extinguisher inspection for morning of July 4th with Jay Wilson.
 There being no further business to conduct it was moved and seconded by Andrea Krygoski and Pat Dudley to adjourn at 5:30 pm.
 Respectfully submitted by Bill MacLeod, Secretary/Treasurer

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Clam Lake, Wisconsin Area Events


4th of July Fireworks Show - Sat. July 4, 2015



September - Fall Elk Bugling

Elk bugling is a special feature of the fall rut usually starting in late August and running through late September in the Clam Lake, Wisconsin area. As the big bull elk prepare to attract female cows, they let out bellows, which range from deep tones to high-pitch squeals to grunts. On fall nights in the Chequamegon National Forest around Clam Lake, Wisconsin, the distinctive sounds of elk rutting can often be heard. Listen to the remarkable, unforgettable sounds of native, free ranging bull elk bugling in a Northern Wisconsin wilderness. If you've never heard the bugle of the bull elk during the fall rutting period, you are in for an experience that is at once thrilling and haunting. We invite you to join us in Clam Lake during the month of September and experience this unique event! You won't soon forget the sounds of elk bulging as they echo through the forest and across the lakes of Northern Wisconsin!

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