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Beauty of Lake Cypress Springs
have a photo showing the natural beauty of Lake Cypress that you would
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not allow unlicensed drivers to operate motorized vehicles
(including golf carts) on El Dorado streets. This is expressly
prohibited by our Covenants. Blind curves, speeding trucks,
narrow roads, & children... not a good mix.
pets on a leash.
trash collection, containers should be returned to enclosed
structures or appropriately screened from view.
boat trailers, jet ski trailers, campers, etc. in trailer
storage area. Be sure to put your name and lot number on
the tongue of your trailer so that it can be easily identified.
Abandoned trailers are periodically removed.
ACC approval before beginning any exterior construction
or painting (homes, boat houses, retaining walls, decks,
driveways, roofing, etc.)
you're able, please consider volunteering a little of your
time to help our POA. Our official slogan is "A Community
of Neighbors Helping Neighbors". Most of our
upkeep (mowing, planting, clearing, tennis court maintenance,
etc.) is performed by our property owners. This
not only helps to keep your dues low, but provides a great
opportunity to build strong neighborhood friendships.
EDPOA Officers Meeting
Annal Meeting and Picnic -- 10/15/22
-- 348 E El Dorado
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- 07/21/22 - It
is with great sadness that we received the news that our longtime
neighbor and friend, Bob Potts, passed away on Saturday, July 16.
He had been in failing health and had been placed in hospice care.
Bob and his family were among the original homeowners in El Dorado
Bay. They built their original chalet (later remodeled) in 1974 at
544 W El Dorado. His two daughters, Julie and Amy, have many fond
memories of growing up on the lake and have become part of our neighborhood.
Bob was a very active member of our POA and held many positions throughout
the years. He wrote a very interesting and informative essay for our
El Dorado history page on the website. Click here
to view the essay (PW required). Bob's obituary is available here
(no PW required).
- 03/19/22 - Third
Beautification Day for 2022 had perfect weather. Several dead trees
were taken down and areas around some trees were cleared in preparation
for "Trails of El Dorado" Day on April 2. We had a large
bonfire that burned for days. The Hospitality Committee served a great
- 02/19/22 - Second
Beautification Day for 2022 had a great turnout and sliders on the
tennis court. A lot of progress on beds around entry sign.
- 01/22/22 - First
Beautification Day for 2022 was challenged by weather, but we won!!
Due to the below-freezing temperatures at our normal 9:00 starting
time, we cancelled the 12:00 lunch and started working at 1:00. Below
is a photo of the crew. Much was accomplished on the entry road and
in the trialer yard. A huge bonfire was started at the tennis court
which burned well into the evening.
- 10/02/21 - Annual
EDPOA meeting. Again, concerns about COVID-19 forced us to have our
annual meeting on the tennis court without the usual potluck picnic.
The meeting was delayed to 3:00 P.M. due to the rain forecast. While
attendance was low, we were able to garner enough proxies to make
it official. Below are a few photos:
- 03/13/21 - We
finally got to have one of our infamous Beautification Days. Although
COVID-19 is still out there, the threat seems to be waning as more
and more folks get vaccinated. Although we still practiced social
distancing (except for the photo) and refrained from having our usual
feast on the tennis court, we did manage to share a few of our favorite
beverages at the end of the event. We collected enough debris
to have a giant bonfire that burned way into the night and the Dirt-Divas
worked hard on our garden areas. Below is a photo of most of the group.
- 10/24/20 - EDPOA
meeting. Concerns about COVID-19 forced the POA to have the meeting
on the tennis court without the usual picnic. In spite of the "less
than optimum venue", we still had a good turnout and had the
opportunity to meet some of our new neighbors. See photos below. Click
photo for larger view.
- 1/20/20 - First
Beautification Day for 2020. We had a great turnout as you can tell
from the photos. Much was accomplished. Thank you Sheila for the fantastic
lunch and Kurt for organizing the event. See photos below. Click photo
for larger view.
- 12/7/19 - The
2019 EDPOA Christmas Party and Hayride were held at the home of Candi
and Lee Highsmith. It was a perfect night for a hayride... cool, but
not cold. The children and adults all had a wonderful time. See photos
below. Click photo for larger view.
- 8/14/19 - Updated
Roster to Version
and updated the POA Treasury page.
- 4/22/19 - Began
moving Langham house. See photos.
- 1/29/19 - Updated
to Version 72
- 9/18/17 - Thanks
to generous donations from neighbors, the El Dorado Garden Club was
able to purchase a full pallet of large stones to completely outline
the garden area around the Welcome Sign. Also thanks to the Resleys
for contributing the solar lights around the flag pole. Many more
enhancements to our common areas are planned for the future. Soon
the Club will have its very own web page so you can see what's in
store and how you can help.
- 7/10/17 - Updated
to Version 67
- 3/23/17 - Updated
to Version 66
- 3/18/17 - The
third Beautification Day for 2017 set a new record for attendance.
We had at least 45 gals and guys participating in the various activities.
The Landscape Committee provided that extra spark that really showed
how much our community can accomplish when it puts its heart and soul
(and muscle) into something. Using donations from last year, the committee
purchased a pallet of large decorative stones which were carefully
arranged around our flagpole. New trees and plants were also purchased
and planted at the entrance. Some trees that had been mutilated by
the power company were cut down and stumps removed. You might also
have noticed that the crape myrtle at the flagpole has been cut to
the ground so that it can start over and be reshaped. A few of the
guys took down several more dead trees on the entrance road which
provided fuel for our traditional bonfire, while another team focused
on cleaning and rearranging our trailer yard. These volunteers saved
the POA thousands of dollars, and had a great time to boot. Click
- 8/15/16 - Updated
to Version 63.
- 3/16/16 - The
third Beautification Day for 2016 was another great success and set
another record. We had 16 guys participating in the clean-up activities,
12 gals working on the landscaping and a total of 37 enjoyed the lunch.
We took down several dead trees on the entrance road, cleared a very
large oak that had fallen on the west side, and cleared a lot of weeds
from the trailer yard. The ladies continued the work at the bulletin
board area. The volunteers saved the POA hundreds, if not thousands
of dollars, and had a great time to boot. Click here
- 2/20/16 - Second
Beautification Day for 2016 was one our best. We set a new record
for the number of guys participating in the clean-up activities...
18. We had a total of 30 at the lunch without even counting the kids.
One crew worked on improving visibility on the entrance road, while
two more crews worked east and west El Dorado. Thanks to all who turned
out to show their support for our neighborhood and enjoy the camaraderie.
- 1/16/16 - First
Beautification Day for 2016. Cool weather, but lots of sunshine. Smaller
turnout than usual, but still a great amount accomplished. Hot dogs
and chili on the tennis court were great thanks to Anne and Helen!
(Sorry... no photos)
- 6/27/15 - Gwen
Nelson, wife of Elmer Nelson and a beloved long-time member of our
El Dorado family, passed away today at the age of 88. She was one
of the founding members of the Camelot Book Club and loved by all
who knew her.
- 5/23/15 - The
2015 Annual Memorial Day Golf Cart Parade and Picnic were held on
Saturday, May 23, at the home of Anna and Cary Walker. Cliff Fitzgerald
cooked the brats and everyone else brought some wonderful side dishes.
Rev. Gene Oesch gave the blessing. Our POA President, Dan Schmeling,
gave a moving speech on the meaning of the holiday and Cary Walker
and his son, Scott, played the Star Spangled Banner and Taps on their
trumpets. Everyone had a great time visiting with their neighbors,
both new and old. Photos.
- 3/22/15 - Phil
Vaccaro, who, with his wife Marj, owned Sub 22b on East El Dorado,
passed away just a few days ago after a long illness. Marj is
a long-time resident of El Dorado, having once owned a cabin on the
lot that is now the site for Troy and Dotsy Miller's home. After her
husband passed away, she remarried (Phil) and purchased her current
home. Click here
for Phil's obituary.
- 2/21/15 - Second
Beautification Day for 2015. Cool, cloudy, and rainy, but much accomplished.
Again, another great picnic lunch with neighbors and friends. See
- 2/3/15 - Updated
Roster to Version 53.
- 1/17/15 - First
Beautification Day for 2015. Great weather, great amount accomplished,
great neighbors, great fun. See photos.
- 12/27/14 - Plats
of El Dorado Bay, which can be found on on the "Helpful
page, have been updated with FCWD's latest versions.
- 12/20/14 - The
2014 Christmas Caroling Hay Ride and party were both tons of fun.
The weather was cool, but perfect for a hay ride. Click here
- 10/8/14 - Updated
"Faces" page with several new photos. We have greater than
50% represented, but not nearly enough. If your face isn't there,
please take a couple of moments to send a photo to email@example.com.
- 10/4/14 - Today
EDPOA held its annual meeting and picnic. The event was hosted by
Joy and Bob Darling. The weather perfect... clear skies, light wind
and temperature in the 70s. We had about 65 adults present, which
may be a new record.
- 7/14/14 - Volunteers
mowed and wacked the weeds around the entrance sign, the entrance
road, the tennis court and trailer yard this past weekend.
- 5/24/14 - Although
the Memorial Day Weekend Golf Cart parade was pretty much rained out
on Saturday morning, the noontime picnic enjoyed beautiful spring
weather. The picnic was held at the home of Cary and Anna Walker.
Before the picnic, a ceremony to commemorate the service and sacrifice
of our troops was opened by Dan
president of the El Dorado Property Owners Association. Dr.
played his trumpet to accompany the singing of the National Anthem.
in the group were called forward to lead the Pledge of Allegiance
to the flag.
from VFW 3992 in Mount Vernon spoke to the group about the importance
and true meaning of Memorial Day. She was accompanied
to the picnic by
Paige Griffin, Secretary of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Jane Simpson,
the in-coming President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Dan Schmeling explained the meaning of the "Buddy" Poppies that were
available for a donation, and he followed that with a reading of the
poem "In Flanders Field" by John McCrae. The ceremony was closed
who played "Taps" on his trumpet. Approximately 50
the El Dorado family participated in the event.
Afterwards our very own brat-meister, Cliff
worked his magic and served up brats and hot dogs as the entree for
our potluck picnic. A good time was had by all!
- 3/22/14 - Our
third and final Beautification Day for 2014 occurred today with all
objectives being met. The gals planted daffodils in the island at
the end of W. El Dorado and the guys cleaned up the trailer yard.
Beer and dogs were served on the tennis court. Sorry, no pictures.
The photographer had other urgent business.
- 3/21/14 - Richard
(Dick) Burgdorf, our former neighbor and brother to current neighbors,
Ted Burgdorf and Margaret Oesch, passed away yesterday afternoon at
his home near Pittsburg, TX. Funeral services will be held at Grace
Lutheran Church on Highway 115 at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 29.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made
to Calvary Lutheran School, 9807 Church Rd, Dallas, TX 75238.
- 2/22/14 - Our
second Beautification Day for 2014 was held today. A large fallen
tree was removed from the entry road and the ditches of West El Dorado
were cleared of logs and limbs. Afterwards, brats, beans and beer
were enjoyed by all on the tennis court. Another beautiful day in
the El Dorado neighborhood! For those who haven't been able to participate,
you have one more chance to join in the fun on March 22.
- 1/18/14 - Our
first Beautification Day for 2014 was held today. We had a very good
turnout with 15+ guys working on clearing and cleaning the roads and
five ladies planting 150 daffodil bulbs. Afterward we convened on
the tennis court for chili dogs, chips, beer, sodas and Carol Horn's
famous cookies. It was a beautiful day with great food, fun and conversation.
- 12/06/13 - Lorraine
Simms, long time resident of El Dorado Bay, passed away on this day
at the age of 97. She and her husband, Clarke, moved from Pensacola,
Florida in 1987 to build their dream retirement home near Mike and
Anne. Their log home on East El Dorado is a familiar landmark. After
Clarke passed away in 1990, Lorraine continued living at the lake
until 2001. She was a member of the Camelot Book Club and her picture
can be seen on the club's page
on this website. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed.
- 10/10/13 - The
2013 Annual POA Meeting/Picnic was held on October 5 at the home of
Joy and Bob Darling. In spite of the forecast, the weather turned
out great. We had approximately 55 adults present representing 46
votes plus 43 proxies, easily exceeding our 66.5 vote representation
needed for a quorum. The BBQ furnished by Century 21 (Ralph Robertson
and Ann Holland) was some of the best we've ever had. The beer was
cold and the fellowship delightful. Thanks to all who came and showed
their interest and support for our POA.
- 10/06/13 - Added
new Roster formats.
- 8/19/13 - Added
two new pages to website: "About" and "Directors and
Officers". Restricted "Contractors" to require password.
Removed "Contacts" page. Grouped Restricted and Non-restricted
- 5/30/13 - Upgraded
password protection for Meetings, Roster, Treasury, History and Faces.
Removed Activities page.
- 5/29/13 - The
annual El Dorado Memorial Day Golf Cart (and Scooter) parade was held
Saturday 5/25. Afterwards we gathered at the tennis court to award
prizes and enjoy a nice happy hour with our neighbors. Dan Schemling
spoke on the signifigance of Memorial Day and offered a thoughtful
- 5/5/13 - The
EDPOA Spring Picnic on Saturday at the home of Bob and Tommie Potts
was enjoyed by all. The weather forecast sounded questionable on Friday,
but it couldn't have been a more beautiful day. The Potts' eastern
exposure saved us from the brisk breeze from the west. As always,
Cliff did a great job with the Brats and it was surprising how few
were left over. We do hope that more of our newest neighbors will
be able to join us at some of the other upcoming POA events so that
we might better welcome them into the El Dorado family. Photos
- 4/21/13 - The
trailer storage area was reorganized to make more room, both for storage
and maneuvering. The following property owners contributed their time
and energy for this effort: Ted Burgdorf, Dave Jendal, Dan Schemeling,
Mike Simms, David Tatum, Pirk Walton and Glenn Williams.
- 3/25/13 - Jack
Seher, EDPOA president from 1984 to 1999, passed away today at his
El Dorado home. During his 15 years of leadership, Jack's fair and
evenhanded approach set the tone for our POA for years to come. He
will be missed by all. Obituary
- 3/18/13 - Our
3rd and final El Dorado Beautification Day (until next fall/winter)
had the best turnout ever. We accomplished all of our objectives,
so it's time to kick back and enjoy our lake. Hundreds (if not thousands)
of bulbs were planted, so next spring we should see a lot more color.
- 2/4/13 - Saturday's
El Dorado Beautification Day was a huge success. Great turn-out, great
progress, great lunch, great weather. Photos 1,
- 1/13/13 - Saturday's
work party went on as planned in spite of the dismal weather forecast.
As it turned out, the weather was perfect... cool but not cold. The
entry road was cleaned up and all debris was burned. Since many hands
make light work, more hands are always welcome. Another work day will
need to be scheduled to continue clearing debris on east and west
El Dorado. Participants included Ted Burgdorf, Pete Boleneus, Pirk
Walton, Roger Jungemann, Dan Schmeling and Mike Simms. Also, thanks
to Carol Horn for the delicious cookies.
- 1/9/13 - The
page has been updated for 1Q FY13
- 12/23/12 - The
annual Christmas Caroling Hay Ride and Party were well attended and
enjoyed by young and old. The weather was perfect (cool, but not cold).
Thanks to Ted for hosting the party, to Larry for his driving, and
to Norm and his friend, Thomas, for providing the hay. (i.e. zero
cost to the POA)
- 12/15/12 - The
Voting Validation Committee (Norm Horn, Vilas Glaeske, Mike Tuite)
met today to certify the vote results for approval of the amended
Covenants and By-Laws. Both documents were approved. Of the 133 possible
votes, 114 were cast. The number of "yes" votes needed to
achieve the required 67% majority was 89.1. 103.5 voted "yes"
and 10.5 voted "no" for the Covenants. The By-laws received
2 less votes due to ballot irregularities, but still passed with a
comfortable margin. The new documents will be filed with the Franklin
County Clerk next week.
- 10/04/12 - Added
link to Franklin/Hopkins Co. Fire live audio feed to Home Page.
- 10/06/12 - The
annual POA meeting was held at Joy and Bob Darling's home. Due to
cool weather and threat of rain, the meeting was held inside. The
only item on the agenda for voting was selection of officers. Dan
Schmeling (Pres.), Mike Simms (V. Pres.), Barbara Walton (Trea.) and
Bob Darling (ACC Chmn.) agreed to serve another two years. Helen Jungeman
agreed to serve as Secretary. John Latta announced that a new set
of By-laws and Covenants are ready for review. Approval by the members
will be requested in mid-November.
- 9/08/12 - Posted
minutes from August Officers meeting on the the Meetings
- 7/30/12 - Posted
minutes from July Camelot
Book Club along with group photo on Camelot
- 7/27/12 - Posted
minutes for June Officers Meeting
- 7/14/12 - The
page has been updated for 3Q FY12
- 6/11/12 - Cypress
Springs Lemonade Day hosted by the Walton granddaughters. See Photos
- 5/5/12 - Good
turn-out for our annual spring picnic. Thanks to Robin and Eric Westerheim
- 4/29/12 - Posted
minutes from April Camelot Book Club meeting on Camelot
- 4/29/12 - Posted
minutes from April Officers meeting on the the Meetings
- 4/11/12 - The
Treasury page has been updated for 2Q FY12.
- 4/10/12 - The
gate is back up on the trailer storage yard.
- 3/9/12 - Stump
removal and grading in the expanded trailer storage area will begin
on Monday, 3/12. Please move your trailer to your lot, if possible,
for the week of 3/12.
- 2/7/12 - All
of the debris in the trailer yard has been cleared and it is ready
for stump removal and grading. Once a contractor has been selected,
we will need to remove all trailers for several days. If you have
room on your lot to store your trailer during this period, it would
sure help. We will send out a mass e-mail as soon as we know when
the work will start.
- 2/1/12 - More
photos have been added to the "Faces"
- 2/1/12 - About
half of the debris in the trailer yard has been burned. The remainder
will be burned within the next few days if weather conditions are
- 1/22/12 - Several
trees were downed in the trailer storage area this weekend. It will
take a couple of weeks to clear the debris. Once the logs are cleared
we will begin stump removal and grading.
- 11/15/11 - Burn
Ban Lifted. Yesterday morning the County Commissioner's Court
lifted the burn ban for Franklin County (see
With lower temperatures, higher soil moisture content, and greener
vegetation, the risk for wild fire is much lower than it was just
a few weeks ago. Still, we must all use common sense and follow certain
safety precautions when burning outdoors. Make sure the winds are
calm, the fire is moderate in size and well contained in a clear area,
and a water supply is readily available. We all appreciate the opportunity
to dispose of the debris that has piled up over the summer or to enjoy
an evening campfire, but let's make sure we do it safely.
- 11/13/11 - Our
Saturday work party didn't go exactly as planned. The contractor that
was lined up to cut down the trees in the trailer storage area had
to reschedule due to illness. We did manage to get all of the trailers
on the right (east) side of the lot either removed or relocated to
the left side (See
The trailers are stacked three to four deep, so unless your trailer
is on the outside row, it will be difficult to access it for the next
few weeks. The contractor is expected to cut down the trees later
this week, and then we will begin stump removal and grading.
The POA members
participating in the work party were Ted Burgdorf, David DeDoes,
Eugene Gilstrap, Dave Jendal, Mike Simms, David Tatum, Mike Tuite,
and Eric Westerheim.
- 11/11/11 - Roster
updated to Version 25.
- 10/25/11 - Our
POA members had a great time and accomplished a lot at our mini clean-up
work party on Saturday, Oct. 22. The guys cleared brush along East
El Dorado and the gals planted bulbs at the entrance and the flag
pole. Several trailer loads of brush were hauled to the tennis court
area to be burned when the burn ban is lifted. Time and energy ran
out about halfway down E. El Dorado, so the second half will cleared
another day. Check out the photos.
- 10/09/11 - Posted
Minutes from October 1 annual POA meeting. See Meetings
- 10/03/11 - Thanks
to the Heatons, Hartmanns, and Gilstraps for adding their photos to
of El Dorado
page. Show your community spirit. Send me your photo. Please!!
- 10/03/11 - Everyone
had a great time at the annual POA Meeting/Picnic. Good food, good
beer, and good friends made for good fun. We had a very informative
presentation from the Texas Forestry Service and the South Franklin
County Volunteer Fire Dept. The one proposal on the docket (Optional
dues cap for 75 and older) passed with unanimous approval. Minutes
from the meeting will be posted on the Meetings
page after approval.
- 9/25/11 - Added
page - Check it out.
- 9/19/11 - A lot
was accomplished in two hours at our mini work party this past Saturday.
We had 11 participants cleaning the ditches and islands on the west
side. The burn pile near the tennis court continues to grow in size.
Hopefully we'll have some cooler, wetter weather this fall so we can
have some nice evening camp fires.The next work day will be Saturday,
10/15. See COMMUNITY
page for more info.
- 7/26/11 - The
mini work party on Saturday was short, but very productive thanks
to the nice turnout. Our entrance road now looks much cleaner and
neater. The following neighbors participated: Ted Burgdorf, Bob Darling,
Norm Horn, Eric Westerheim, Roger Jungemann, Dan Schmeling, Allen
Gehrki, Steve and Wendy Schneider, Jerry Goldschmidt, Mike Simms,
- 06/21/11 - Peggy/Margaret
Oesch has written a thoughtful and touching tribute
to Peaches Oakes.
- 06/06/11 - The
first annual Memorial Day Golf Cart and Bicycle Parade was a stunning
success. See photos.
- 05/22/11 - Roster
has been updated to Version 23.
- 04/03/11 - Posted
POA Financial Status as of March 31, 2011. See TREASURY.
- 04/02/11 - Posted
minutes for March 25 POA Officers Meeting.
- 01/22/11 - Roster
has been updated to Version 22.
- 01/11/11 - Roster
has been updated to Version 21.
- 01/09/11 - Four
inches of snow turned El Dorado into a winter wonderland. See photos.
- 12/23/10 - Tim
Latta hosted her annual Christmas cookie party. See photo.
- 12/18/10 - The
work-party on the 18th was a huge success. The weather was perfect
and we had a great turn-out. We had several teams clearing debris
for nearly six hours, but unfortunately, time ran out before we could
cover the entire development. Dave Jendal will be announcing another
opportunity to help your community in the near future. Several of
the wives also put together a fantastic lunch for our work crews.
The following 20 families participated: Burgdorf, Oesch, Horn, Schmeling,
Thomas, Brown, Boleneus, Hamghalam, Jendal, Tuite, Houx, Glaeske,
Wernick, Gilstrap, Ward, Westerheim, Fitzgerald, Williams, Edwards,
Simms. Thanks to all who gave their time and energy to help keep
El Dorado looking great! Please send photos.
and Amir Hamghalam's father, Reza, had a rather serious heart attack
while helping with the work-party on Saturday. He was care-flighted
to Tyler where he was treated and released this past week. Cudos
to Suzanne Tuite and Robin Westerheim for their fast thinking and
insistence on professional emergency care. All agreed that they
saved his life.
work-party, we converted Mike's trailer from a trash-hauler to a
hay-wagon and went caroling. Again, the weather was perfect and
the moon was full. What a beautiful night on Lake Cypress. Fun was
had by all. Please send photos.
hay ride, we all came back to Ted and Lois Burgdorf's beautiful
home for nourishment and "holiday cheer". Just your average
day in El Dorado Bay. Hooray! Please send
- 11/07/10 - Karen
Koehler, a former longtime resident of El Dorado Bay, passed away
on Wednesday, November 3. She and her husband of 49 years, Gil, built
the home that is now owned by the Platts, then built the home that
now belongs to the McElhaneys. After Karen was diagnosed with cancer
about six years ago, the Koehlers moved to Fairview near Dallas. She
and Gil will always be remembered as great neighbors and friends.
here for the obituary.
- Added more photos to the FACES
page and added a link (click on tab to the right) to the official
Texas burn ban website.
- 10/10/10 -
Minutes from the 2010 Annual Homeowner's Meeting have been posted
on the MEETINGS
- 10/04/10 - The
Annual Homeowner's Meeting was held Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Horn's
residence. Minutes will be posted on the MEETINGS page as soon as
they become available. See photos.
- 9/11/10 - El
Dorado neighbors joined together Saturday morning for a silent prayer
in memory of those people who died in the attacks of 9/11/2001. Click
here for a photo.
- 9/1/10 - A memorial
service was held today in Plano for our good friend and neighbor,
Daryl Thomas. To read a tribute to Daryl, click here.
- 8/23/10 - Robin
Westerheim reports the following news you can use:
1. She talked
to J.R. at the water district today and he was sending a patrol
out to look for the missing buoy. He said if they didn't find it,
they would put another one out before the weekend.
2. Eric talked
to Terry at Pilgrim's about the chicken "odor". He told Eric that
they were going to have the farmer plow it under. It might smell
worse for a day, but then should be better. He says he thinks they
must have missed a cleaning, but that there is no mandatory cleaning
schedule. They are also not going to spread it by Lois Drive in
- 8/23/10 - Added
a new editable form (MS Word) version of the ACC application that
can be filled out on your computer.
- 6/22/10 - The
tennis court is now ready for play. Click here
- 6/19/10 - The
El Dorado Scotch Tasting Club celebrated its 3-year anniversary. Click
- 6/10/10 - The
tennis court resurfacing is complete, but the crank assembly for the
net is damaged beyond repair. A replacement is on order.
- 5/2/10 - On April
24 the 2010 POA Spring Picnic was hosted by Ted and Lois Burgdorf.
- 4/23/10 - Roster
has been updated to Version 19.
- 4/23/10 - The
South Franklin County Volunteer Fire Department announces its plans
for the July 4th fireworks show. They also give a lot of interesting
information about the services they provide. Click here
- 3/18/10 - Classifieds
updated to post O'Shea's "To Buy" ad for used car.
- 3/10/10 - The
new basketball goal on the tennis court is now up and operational.
Property owners participating in the installation were Pirk Walton,
Eric Westerheim, Don Ward, Ted Burgdorf, Darrel Burgdorf, Dan Schmeling,
and Mike Simms. See Photo.
- 3/06/10 - Minutes
from the Officers Meeting held on 03/06/10 are posted on the Meetings
- 2/27/10 - Classifieds
updated to post Jendal's pictures of Sea Ray for sale.
- 1/11/10 - Classifieds
updated to post Todd Benson's golf carts for sale.
- 12/31/09 - Happy
New Year - 2010!
- 12/30/09 - The
annual El Dorado Christmas activities were enjoyed by many of our
residents this season. The hay ride and caroling had a lot of warm
bodies (22) that braved the cold. Even more joined the celebration
at the Burgdorf's for a festive party afterwards. Tim Latta also hosted
a Christmas cookie exchange on the 22nd. Click here
for photos. (Sorry, our camera ran out of juice after the first picture
on the hay ride. If you have any photos of the hay ride and/or party,
please e-mail them to me
- 12/27/09 - Classifieds
updated to post Norm Horn's boat for sale.
- 12/02/09 - Roster
has been updated to version 18.
- 11/23/09 - The
El Dorado Scotch Tasting Club was honored to have Peaches Oakes as
a special guest on Saturday at their monthly meeting. Peaches enjoyed
both selections, but the double-matured 17 year-old Lagavulin was
definitely her favorite. See photo
as everyone lifts their glasses in celebration of her 90th birthday.
- 11/15/09 - El
Dorado resident, Peaches Oakes, turns 90 on November 21. Her daughters,
Ann Fitzgerald and Dotsy Miller, who are also residents, are reportedly
only in their thirties. Amazing! Peaches can often be seen walking
to and from Ann's house with her guard-dog, Buddy. If you happen to
see them, be sure to stop and wish her a big Happy Birthday! See photo.
- 10/21/09 - Roster
has been updated to version 17.
- 10/20/09 - Six
new "Adjunct" members have been selected for a one-year
term on the Architectural Control Committee (ACC). See Architecture
page for details.
- 10/19/09 - Longtime
El Dorado resident, Elmer Nelson, turns 91 on October 26. If you see
him out walking, stop and wish him a big Happy Birthday! See photo.
- 10/04/09 - The
Annual Homeowner's Meeting was held Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Horn's
residence. Minutes will be posted on the MEETINGS page when they become
available. See photos.
- 9/21/09 - Roster
has been updated to version 16.
- 9/17/09 - Sandy
Jendal has a friend in the water treatment business that sent her
some interesting information that helps "clarify" FCWD's
water quality issues. Click Here.
- 9/03/09 - Minutes
from 8/22 POA Officers Meeting have been posted on MEETINGS
- 8/19/09 - Updated
- 7/23/09 - Updated
"Community Maintenance" page.
- 7/19/09 - Added
Lost & Found page.
- 7/15/09 - Updated
"Architecture" page with "Tips" and "Judgment
- 7/9/09 - Great
July 4 fireworks on the lake. See photos.
- 5/28/09 - The
Community Maintenance web page has been updated with more content.
Check it out.
- 5/21/09 - FCWD
has replaced the NO-WAKE buoy in our cove that wandered off during
the "great flood".
- 5/10/09 - We
have a large washout on West El Dorado Drive not far from the flag
pole. The culvert under the road must be replaced which will require
closing of the road for 5-6 hours Monday, May 11 between 9:00 a.m.
and 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Dan Fillo at 903-860-3086.
- 5/10/09 - The
Board has formed a new committee that will be taking over responsibility
for coordinating repairs and maintenance of our POA community property.
Thanks to Dave Bertram for his many years of looking after our roads.
To date, three POA members have graciously volunteered to serve on
the committee: Dan Fillo, Eugene Gilstrap and Daryl Thomas. If you
happen to see any of these individuals, be sure to show your appreciation.
- 5/10/09 - The
Spring Fling Tennis Tournament was a huge success... we all had fun
and nobody got hurt. See photos.
- 5/04/09 - After
the picnic, the rains came, and came, and came... See photos.
- 5/04/09 - The
Spring Picnic seems to be charmed. It rained just prior and just after,
but not during (well, maybe a little). See photos.
- 4/23/09 - Minutes
from 4/18 POA Officers Meeting posted on MEETINGS
- 4/06/09 - Roster
has been updated to version 15
- 3/28/09 - Roster
has been updated to version 14
- 3/27/09 - Here
are some new photos
of the tennis court taken last weekend after the fence was finished
and courts were cleaned.
- 3/18/09 - Here
are some nice photos
of springtime in El Dorado Bay by Ann Fitzgerald.
- 3/15/09 - Here
are some new photos
of the tennis court. Note that the sides are now closed off and we
now have a gate at either end.
- 3/13/09 - Next
meeting of the POA officers is April 17. See Meetings
- 3/11/09 - Starting
today, each addition to this page will be preceded by a date. The
most recent news will always be on top, but if you want to find out
what was going on last month, or the month before that, just scroll
- The Road Committee
has released its findings
with regard to the pros and cons of turning our roads
over to Franklin County. To see what some of your neighbors had to
say, go to Comments.
- East Texas Fence
has completed installation of new fencing around the tennis court.
Although the surface has a few bad spots, it should be good enough
for casual play after a little work with the blower and broom. Bring
your own chair because the benches had to go. New
pictures should be up on the website by Saturday. Bids for resurfacing
are still being reviewed. Actual work can't be performed until we
have warmer temperatures. New benches and a basketball goal will be
added as time and money permit.
- Next POA Officers
Meeting: April 17. See Meetings
and Set times are for Dallas. Subtract 6 min. for Lake Cypress Springs