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Community Resources
Did You Know?
 
You can find valuable resources on our website's Documents page.  
Are you interested in learning about our lakes or how to reserve the Park Pavilion? Want to check out the Resident Directory? Maybe review 17 years of board meeting minutes?
The documents page has a wealth of information for our community!
 

   Upcoming Events   
Spring Fling
Sunday, April 14th, 12:30pm at Loch Alpine Park
DATE & TIME CHANGE - Due to personal reasons the Social Committee has decided to move the Spring Fling to Sunday, April 14th at 12:30 pm
 
Join us in Loch Alpine Park for our Spring Fling. 
Potluck - Crafts - Activities w/ Prizes - Small Petting Zoo
Neighborhood Yard Sale
Saturday, May 18th, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Loch Alpine Neighborhood Yard Sale is an opportunity for everyone in Loch Alpine and the surrounding neighborhoods; Glen Devon, North Delhi Hills, The Preserves, to participate in one large multi-sale event. Participation forms will be in your mailboxes early May. We take care of advertising. 
Loch Alpine Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, June 29th, 12:30pm - 4:00pm at Rock Park, Loch Alpine Park
Loch Alpine Independence Day Celebration includes bike decorating at Rock Park, a Bike Parade down Bridgeway to Loch Alpine Park, where an afternoon of fun family-friendly activities are planned. Pizza, sno-cones, cake! In the evening Fireworks will be set off from Midway.

   Board Journal   
2024 Annual Meeting Summary
Posted on Apr 4th, 2024
LAIA Board President Brian Daugherty hosted the meeting in Webster Township Hall with the assistance of the other officers and directors. With more than the required quorum in attendees and absentee ballots, votes were tallied and the results announced to the members present:
  • The annual assessment of $825 per household was approved.
  • Candidates elected to the Board of Directors were incumbents Brian Daugherty, Lucy Cohen, David Stockson, and new director Tom Bellisario. The Board thanked Aaron Bebee and Andrea Dorney for running for election and for their willingness to serve.
  • The annual Loch Alpine Award for exemplary volunteer service to the community was awarded to Janet Torno for her outstanding service as “welcome ambassador” to new neighbors. (More about Janet’s contributions is posted on the home page of the LAIA website.)
The Board also highlighted four other volunteers with thanks for their help with the annual meeting check-in over the years: Lynnette Brice, Christine Fitzsimons, Pat Sendra and Ann Smart.
 
The two winners of the drawing for a 50% reduction in their annual assessment are Mike and Ruthanne Mason, Sunderland Way, and Karen Metz, Northgate Drive.
 
At the Board of Directors transitional meeting, the new Board selected the following officers: Brian Daugherty, president; Katie Roycroft, vice president; David Stockson, secretary, and Lucy Cohen, treasurer. 
 
Andrea Dorney was selected as the new LAIA representative on the Loch Alpine Sanitary Authority board. Andrea fills the LASA representative post after Dave Navarre’s many years of service. He also served as chair of the LASA board in recent years. Thank you, Andrea, for taking on this important role. Thank you Dave for your contributions to Loch Alpine and LASA!
 
Want to Know More About IT?
Loch Alpine is fortunate to have a comprehensive and current website that keeps residents and potential residents informed about news, events, committee works, administration and governance for our neighborhood. Thanks to a couple of dedicated webmasters and helpers over the years.
 
The LAIA Communications Committee would welcome additional volunteers who may have skills in or an interest to learn the technologies that keep residents informed, particularly website and Google Workspace administration, to help us grow our IT capabilities. The time commitment would not be much, and the pay would be nothing, but the reward of being involved in our community is gratifying. If you are interested in knowing more about our IT efforts, please contact our webmaster Dino Anastasia at webmaster@lochalpine.org.
 
Board Email Address
For a few years there have been two email addresses for the LAIA Board of Directors. The time is coming to retain only one email address, and that will be board@lochalpine.org. We will be eliminating the address lochalpineboard@gmail.com. This is to remove the one inconsistency in our LAIA email addresses. Going forward, please make sure your email accepts bulletins and other communications from board@lochalpine.org
 
Poop Bag Bad Behavior
Over the years, we have found it sadly necessary to remind some dog owners to properly dispose of the dog poop they bag during a walk with their pets. It’s commendable that the poop is picked up – but absolutely pointless and inconsiderate to leave the bagged poop by the side of the road.
 
Recently, a neighbor discovered a disgusting sight in Boyden Creek along East Loch Alpine Drive. The creek bed was littered with more than 200 dog poop bags that had been deliberately lobbed into the creek. How do we know how many? Because another conscientious neighbor removed them. The contamination of these bags would eventually wash down the creek into our lakes. This could affect the health of the creek and our lakes. It is a careless and crass act to toss poop bags into the creek. To the few who are doing this, STOP! We thank the majority of dog owners here who properly dispose of their dogs’ doo doo. 
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Community Connection
Looking to make Community Connections...
The Social Committee has compiled a list of Babysitters/Pet-sitters within Loch Alpine. The link can be found on the Directory page, in the password protected section of our website. If you would like to add someone to the list please contact social@lochalpine.org
 
The Bi-Annual Loch Alpine Lore is always looking for new content from our neighbors: 
Follow this link to our GoogleForm and find the applicable box.  This will help us create content for our e-newsletter as well as the website.
 
An Open Letter to Dog Owners
Most of you leash your dogs while walking them on Loch Alpine streets, parks and pathways. The entire Loch Alpine community thanks you for being law-abiding and courteous in this way.
 
To those who sometimes take your dog off leash, we have a short but earnest request: Please don’t. Even good dogs need to be leashed at all times.
  • Dog owners who always leash their dogs even when they wish they didn’t have to
  • Neighbors who are frightened by unleashed dogs -- even “friendly” ones
  • Dogs who tend to be frightened by other dogs (or act aggressively toward them) 
  • The animals, birds, and other wildlife with whom we share this special place.
Respectfully yours,
The Loch Alpine Board of Directors
 

Social Networking Sites
Do you follow Loch Alpine on social media? This is a great way to stay connected to your neighbors, receive board updates and important notifications, and post information.
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The Loch Alpine Award
LOCH ALPINE IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION LOCH ALPINE AWARD
 
The Loch Alpine Award was established by the Loch Alpine Improvement Association to recognize a person or persons who have demonstrated Exemplary efforts, Commitment and Dedication to the Loch Alpine Community.
 
In recognition and appreciation of her exemplary efforts for the community, the Loch Alpine Board has selected Janet Torno for the 2024 Loch Alpine Award.  She has generously donated her time welcoming Loch Alpine newcomers for many years.  With a greeting card and a call, a home visit to present a LA Welcoming Mug and making sure they have received the Newcomers Welcome Package, Janet provides information that new residents should know about living in our neighborhood. She answers questions they may have and offers suggestions based on her many years  enjoying living here and also being very active in both Ann Arbor and University of Michigan life. Her spouse, Randy, was a recipient of the award in 2019.
 
Thank you, Janet!
 
The Loch Alpine Improvement Association is proud to have honored recipients of the Loch Alpine Award since 2001 (prior to 2013, the award was designated the Sendra Award).  The previous recipients can be found here.