Community News and Information

INTERESTED IN BECOMING CPR CERTIFIED?

Plans are underway to hold a CPR AED and First Aid Class for interested residents in May (date to be determined). The class will be on a Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. Participants must be 12 or older, and the class will be limited to seven (7) individuals. If you’d like to get your certification, please email OrchidLake1@gmail.com to sign up. Provide you name, address and phone number. Depending on the response, a second class may be scheduled.

ANNUAL DUES

Annual Dues for Orchid Lake are billed each year in January/February and must be paid by March 1 of that year. Upon payment of dues, each resident/lot owner receives two membership cards for the year (April 1-March 31). Residents and guests must carry their membership card at all times when using lake premises.

Due are used for the maintenance (mowing, roadwork, snow plowing, beaches, dam, etc.) and upkeep/improvement of the public facilities owned by Orchid Lake Estates, Inc. All residents and lot owners have use of the OLE roads and facilities, so it is important that your dues are paid in a timely manner. This enables the Board to carry out needed maintenance, repairs and improvements. 

Our current due structure is:

      • Rental House w/one Lot – $105.00 (includes lease/purchase-rent/own)
      • All other Houses w/one Lot – $90.00
      • Lot – $47.00 (vacant)

Example:  Owner has one house and 3 lots:  $90.00 + ($47.00 x 2) = $184.00

If you experience difficulty in meeting your obligation and interested in setting up a payment plan to pay your dues, or for more information, please mail: Treasurer OLE, 1 Bass Avenue, Gum Spring, VA  23065

USE OF PAVILION FOR GROUP EVENTS/OUTINGS

Did you know that as a resident/lot owner at Orchid Lake, you are permitted private use of the Pavilion for small gatherings and parties? To reserve the Pavilion, a deposit of $100 by check must be placed with the Treasurer or Secretary of OLE.

The following are requirements for using the Pavilion for a private event:

      1. The sponsoring OLE member must be an active participant of the group sponsored, a member in good standing and must be present at all times during the activity.
      2. The sponsoring OLE member is responsible for all actions of the group. Guests must comply with OLE Rules and Regulations.
      3. Gatherings larger than 20 people will require special approval from the Board.
      4. Renters must get approval from the member (property owner) to reserve the Pavilion.

Once the event has occurred, the check will be returned/destroyed to the resident/lot owner if the following is done:

      1. The Pavilion is left with all facilities clean and functioning.
      2. All trash from the event has been removed and disposed of by the resident/lot owner.
      3. Should any repairs, cleaning or replacements be required, the $100 deposit will be used to cover the costs of those services.
      4. Any expenses over the $100 deposit will be the sole responsibility of the member who reserved the Pavilion and will be billed accordingly.

If you are interested in reserving the Pavilion for an event, please contact a Board Member to see if your date is available. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 27 @ 10:00 a.m.Photography Tips – Jennifer Lewis, who has been supplying outstanding photos for our website, will be sharing some of her tips for capturing great photographs of our surroundings.

October 15 @ 10:00 a.m. – Annual Lot Owners Meeting at the Pavilion – Details on the meeting will arrive in mid-September via mail.

Looking for things to do this weekend, click here for more activities.