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**Hope everyone is staying well!  DLA will be monitoring and following recommendations from the MN Dept of Health regarding whether to hold, hold with modifications, postpone, or cancel spring and summer 2021 DLA events listed here.  We’re optimistic!  DLA plans to communicate schedule-updates via email, Facebook, Twitter, and our web-site.**

Stay well everyone!



Saturday, May 22

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 12

DLA Membership Meeting

10AM via Zoom or at Camp Hiawatha, Baldwin Commons (underneath Chapel), depending on pandemic progress

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

Please email here for zoom numbers:



Friday, July 16

**New This Year**

DLA Music on the Lawn, with

Spaghetti Dinner and

Annual Business Meeting   

Beginning at 5:00pm at Camp Hiawatha

4:30pm Annual Meeting,

5:00pm Spaghetti Dinner,

6:00pm Music on the Lawn(musical guests to be announced)

Free-will offering at Spaghetti Dinner for DLA, and

Free-will offering at Music on the Lawn for VLM/Camp Hiawatha. 

DLA Board Meets prior at 3:00-4:30pm in Chapel at Camp Hiawatha. 

(Board meetings are open to all members). 


Wednesday, August 18


5pm gather; 6pm-dinner At Camp Hiawatha

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The Annual Deer Lake Frolic will be held at Camp Hiawatha on Wednesday, August 18.  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!  



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 4, 9am

Friday July 9, 9am

Friday August 6, 9am 



County Hwy 62 Cleanup

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We might meet in parking lot of Calvary Pines Baptist Church or do the pick-up individually by section, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

Map to Church

Saturday, June 5, 9:30am

Saturday, September 11, 9:30am 



Summer Golf Outings

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We will be playing our Golf Scramble on one Tuesday of each month.  This is a fun time, not a competition.  In an attempt to even out the teams we insert in our “Rules of the Day” some fun challenges that make it more interesting and fun.  Due to the Covid 19 limitations, we are having couples play together to save on cart costs for our golf courses.  If we still have limitations this year we will do the same thing and also handle our dinners after golf.  Initially in 2020 we did take-out at a members’ home, where we ate socially distanced.  Once the restaurants were open and had outside dining, we ate at these establishments.  In May of 2021 we will determine how to handle this based on the situation at the time.  Here is our golf schedule, including dates, times and golf course.


 Trish: 218-326-3824 or 

 Joan: 218-246-9652   



         May, 18th, Tuesday, at Pokegama – Tee Off at 2 PM

         June, 15th, Tuesday at Blueberry Hills – Tee Off at 1 PM

         July 20th, Tuesday at Pokegama – Tee Off at 2 PM

         August 10th, Tuesday at Eagle Ridge – Tee Off at 1 PM

         September 7th, Tuesday at Pokegama – Tee Off at 2 PM


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

 Trish:218-326-3824 or 

 Joan: 218-246-9652 




Deer Readers Book Club

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2021 Deer Readers Bookclub Schedule: 

Please note: tentative hosts were identified for each meeting, however the decision to have face to face meetings (vs zoom) will depend on the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic by summer 2021.

Deer Readers meetings begin at 4pm except the September session, which starts at 3:30pm. 

Please contact Alice with questions


 May 25 4pm  Book/author: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh

Leader: Dave Stark Host: Jo Landwer


June 22 4pm Book/author: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis

Leader: Alice Stark  Host: Mary Helen Pelton


July 27 4pm Book/author: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Leader: Joyce Erickson  Host: Dick & Joyce Erickson


Aug 17 4pm Book/author: Accidental President by A. J. Baime

Leader: Jan Hill Host: Jan Hill  


Sept 8 Wed, 3pm  Book/author: Northland: a 4,000 Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border by Porter Fox

Leader: Don & Abby Marier  Host: Don & Abby Marier

(At this meeting we will also do book selection/voting for summer 2022)



DLA Yoga

Stay tuned, we are considering offering Zoom yoga, outdoor yoga, or indoor yoga depending on the progress of the pandemic. 

To express interest, please contact Liz Power Hawkinson directly:



2021 DLA Board Meetings 

Saturday May 22, 9-11am via Zoom  

Saturday June 12, 8-9:30am via Zoom or at Chapel Camp Hiawatha, before 10am DLA Annual Membership Meeting

Friday July 163:00-4:30pm Chapel at Camp Hiawatha, before DLA Annual Business Meeting

Wednesday, August 12, 3pm Camp Hiawatha, please report for Deer Lake Frolic set-up!