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Saturday, May 20


DLA Board Meeting "Season Kick Off"

9-11am via Zoom

Welcome to DLA Board Members and all DLA members!  Please email here for zoom numbers:



Saturday, June 10

DLA Membership Meeting

10AM at Camp Hiawatha, Baldwin Commons (underneath Chapel).

Featured speaker Spencer Rettler, regarding Deer Lake’s Loon population.

DLA Board Meets prior at 8AM via Zoom or in Chapel



Friday, July 14

Spaghetti Dinner and

Annual Business Meeting   

Beginning at 5:00pm at Camp Hiawatha

5:00pm Annual Meeting,

5:30pm Spaghetti Dinner,

Free-will offering at Spaghetti Dinner for DLA

DLA Board Meets prior at 3:00 in Chapel at Camp Hiawatha. 

(Board meetings are open to all members). 


Thursday, August 17


5pm gather; 6pm-dinner At Camp Hiawatha

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The Annual Deer Lake Frolic will be held at Camp Hiawatha on Thursday, August 17.  Music, food, chance drawing, silent auction.  The Frolic is a great opportunity for the entire Deer Lake community to come together, including residents, guests, and visitors both from Deer Lake and the surrounding communities, and also serves as the primary annual fundraiser for the DLA. 

It’s the best social event of the season! 

Please mark the date!  



Recurring Events:

Bear Island Trail Maintenance

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No need for RSVP, just come to the Island!

Meet at south end of Bear Island; following Saturday if rain.

Friday June 9, 9am

Friday July 7, 9am

Friday August 4, 9am 



County Hwy 62 Cleanup

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We might meet in parking lot of Calvary Pines Baptist Church.

Map to Church

Saturday, May 27, 9:30am

Saturday, September 9, 9:30am 



Summer Golf Outings

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This summer, we will be organizing a golf/dinner event on one Tuesday of each month.  This is more of a fun, social event, as opposed to a serious competition, so all skill levels are welcome.  We generally use a “scramble” format with a few special rules and contests thrown in.  We will play nine holes at one of the area courses followed by dinner at the course or a nearby restaurant. 


May 23rd (Tuesday): Pokegama – Tee Off 2pm

June 20th (Tuesday): Eagle Ridge – Tee Off 2pm

July 18th (Tuesday): Pokegama – Tee Off 2pm

August 15th (Tuesday): Blueberry Hills – Tee Off 2pm

September 12th (Tuesday): Pokegama – Tee Off 2pm


Dinner location will be determined the week prior to golf. Non-golfers are welcome to join us for dinner only if they like.

New golfers always welcome to join us on the golf course and former golfers, spouses and significant others for dinner!!

 Please contact our Golf Coordinator:

Paul Askeggard

or 651-230-3361



Deer Readers Book Club

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SUMMER Deer Readers SCHEDULE 2023

May 30  (Tues) 4pm: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (Leader: Dave Stark, Host: Jo Landwer)

June 31 ( Tues) 4pm: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan (Leader: Eric Grimsrud, Hosts: Alice & Dave Stark)

July 25 (Tues) 4pm: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (Leader: Joyce Erickson,  Hosts: Dick & Joyce Erickson)

Aug 22 ( Tues) 4pm: The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (Leader: Abby Marrier, Hosts: Don & Abby Marrier)

Sept 13 ( WEDNESDAY) 3pm: (earlier start time for Business meeting/voting followed by book discussion) Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (Leaders: Don Ardery, Hosts: Don & Ellen Ardery)

Please note:  

Each month’s book meeting will be at the home of the HOST listed for each meeting.  Meetings start at 4pm (except September meeting, which starts at 3pm).  Everyone brings an appetizer to share; host provides beverages.  Please contact Alice Stark with questions .



2023 DLA Board Meetings 

Saturday May 20, 9-11am via Zoom  

Saturday June 10, 8-9:30am via Zoom or at Chapel Camp Hiawatha, before 10am DLA Annual Membership Meeting

Friday July 143:00-4:30pm Chapel at Camp Hiawatha, before DLA Annual Business Meeting

Thursday, August 17, 3pm Camp Hiawatha.

Please report for Deer Lake Frolic set-up!