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Upcoming Events



Saturday, May 18

DLA Board Meeting "Season Kick Off"

9-11am at Tom Nelson's home (36841 Sherwood Forest Trail)

Open to DLA Board Members and all DLA members not on the board; please RSVP so Tom knows how many attendees to expect.  (



Saturday, June 15

DLA Membership Meeting

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

Agenda includes latest news on DLA Initiatives

DLA Board Meets prior at 8AM in Chapel



Friday, July 5

2019 DLA Ice Cream Social 

2:30-4:00pm at Camp Hiawatha. 

Rain or shine.  Come by car or boat.  Join us for a fun social event.  No RSVP necessary.  We’ll provide ice cream until it runs out or melts!   

Map here:



Friday, July 19

DLA Spaghetti Dinner and Annual Business Meeting   

5:00pm at Camp Hiawatha

This year we are trying something new, combing our annual Spaghetti Dinner with our July Business meetingAgenda includes election of Officers and Board Members, reports from Secretary, Treasurer, and Lake Conservation Committee report, old and new business.  Meeting at 5pm, dinner served at 6pm.  Free will offering for spaghetti dinner.       

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


Thursday, August 15


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 15th.  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.  Please mark the date!  




DLA Regatta

Who: Any & all.

What: Short cruise around the Lake sharing cocktails &  stories.

Where: Meet off of the tip of Bear Island.

When: at 1400 (that’s 2:00 PM to some)

Why: Because we have some really cool people on this Lake who should get together more often socially.

  • Please monitor our Facebook page for changes due to weather.




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 14, 9am

Friday July 12, 9am

Friday August 9, 9am 



County Hwy 62 Cleanup

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Meet in parking lot of Calvary Pines Baptist Church

Map to Church

Friday June 7, 9:30am

Saturday, September 7, 9:30am 

(these are the correct dates, a correction from those printed in the Spring DLA Newsletter)




Summer Golf Outings

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We play once each month at a different course.  This is a fun day 9-hole scramble with some light competition.  If spouse/significant others do not play golf, they are welcome to join us for dinner. - Fees will be negotiated in the Spring and will include 9 holes and 1/2 a cart, all players ride to keep the game moving-- we will collect $2 per player to go towards prizes -- see schedule as follows:  Please RSVP and do everything possible not to cancel, as it makes team assignments extremely difficult -- Thank you – we look forward to seeing you!  218-326-3824 or  218-246-9652   


May 21st – Tuesday – 2:30 PM @ Pokegama Golf Course – Dinner after Golf @ Pokegama Grill (approximately 5:30 PM) – RSVP by May 14th

June 18th – Tuesday – 1 PM @ Blueberry Golf Course – Dinner after Golf at Cedar Creek Grille (6 PM) – RSVP by June 11th

July 16th --Tuesday -  2:30 PM @ Pokegama Golf Course -- Dinner after Golf at The Pickled Loon (approximately 6:15 PM) -- RSVP by July 11th

August 13th - Tuesday - 1 PM @ Eagle Ridge Golf Course -- Dinner after Golf at 6 PM at Cedar Creek Grille --   RSVP by August 6th

September 10th -Thursday -  2:30 PM @ Pokegama Golf Course - Dinner after Golf @ Forest Lake (approximately 6:15 PM) --  RSVP by September 3rd




Deer Readers Book Club

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  • May 28, Tues: Amor Towles, A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW at Landwers (dinner afterwards at Cedar Creek).  Leader: Alice Stark


  • June 25, Tues: Fredrik Backman, BEARTOWN at Bogenriefs (pot luck dinner).  Leader: Trish Bogenrief


  • July 23, Tues: Tara Westover, EDUCATED at Marier’s (appetizers both before & after discussion). Leaders: Joyce & Dick Erickson


  • August 20, Tues: Joseph Heller, Catch 22 at Jan Hill’s (pot luck dinner). Leader: Don Ardery


  • September 11, Wed at 3pm: Terri-Lynne DeFino, The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (And Their Muses) at Grimsruds on Amen Lake. (dinner afterwards at Cedar Creek) Leader: Ellen Ardery

Sessions begin at 4pm, except the September session, which starts at 3pm.  Following May and September meetings we adjourn about 6pm to go out for dinner at Cedar Creek Grille.  For June, July, and August, instead of going out for dinner, we have either a pot luck (June and August) or extended appetizers (July).  Please RSVP to Alice Stark for each meeting so our hosts know how many to expect and so we can make dinner reservations (May and Sept) for those planning to attend.   Please contact Alice with questions.



Creative Endeavors

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Planning session will be 9am Tuesday, June 11, at Diana Lieffring’s (36274 Christmas Point Trl.) 

Anyone interested is welcome!

For questions call, Lovelle Meester 612-240-2175 or Elise Widen 218-246-2708.



2019 DLA Board Meetings 

·9-11am Sat May 18 at Tom Nelson’s home, 36841 Sherwood Forest Trail). 

·8-9:30am Sat June 15 Chapel Camp Hiawatha

·3:00-4:30pm Fri July 19 Chapel at Camp Hiawatha