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Saturday, May 18


DLA Board Meeting "Season Kick Off"

9-11am at Camp Hiawatha, with ZOOM available

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



Saturday, June 8

DLA Board and Membership Meeting

Board Meeting begins at 8AM;  Membership Meeting at 10AM

Camp Hiawatha, Baldwin Commons (underneath Chapel).

(Board meetings are open to all members)



Friday, July 19

Spaghetti Dinner and

Annual Business Meeting  

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 22


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!  

DLA Board please come at 3PM to help with set-up!!



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 7, 9am

Friday July 5, 9am

Friday August 2, 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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Golf Scramble


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.

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!!

To sign up or for more details contact:
Paul Askeggard
651-230-3361 (text message)



Deer Readers Book Club

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Deer Readers Book Group

If you enjoy reading and discussing books, you may want to participate in “Deer Readers” – the DLA book group.  The group meets once a month – May through September- and discusses a book.  All 5 books for the summer were chosen at the September meeting of the previous year, e.g. the books below were chosen by the group at our September 2022 meeting.   

2024 schedule:

  • Tuesday, May 28: Democracy Awakening by Heather Cox Richardson
    • Leader Dave: Stark
    • Host: Jo Landwer
  • Tuesday, June 25: Green Island by Shawna Yang Ryan
    • Leader: Abby Marier
    • Hosts: Don & Abby Marier
  • Tuesday, July 23: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
    • Leader: Dick Erickson
    • Hosts: Dick Wyman & Beth Riesgraf-Wyman
  • Tuesday, Aug 20: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
    • Leader: Alice Stark
    • Hosts: Eric and Kathy Grimsrud
  • Wednesday, Sept 11 (3pm:) The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store By James McBride,
    • Leader: Jack Jones
    • Hosts: Jack & Susie Jones

Each month’s book meeting will be at the home of the Host(s) listed for each meeting.  Meetings start at 4pm (unless otherwise noted).  Everyone brings an appetizer to share, and the host provides beverages.

Please contact Alice Stark with questions:





2024 DLA Board Meetings 

Saturday May 18, 9-11am via Zoom  

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

Friday July 193:00-4:30pm Chapel at Camp Hiawatha, before DLA Annual Business Meeting

Thursday, August 22, 3pm Camp Hiawatha.

Please report for Deer Lake Frolic set-up!