Community News and Information

 

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

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS

Are you an amateur photographer? Would you like to see your photos featured on our website? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, we need your help.

As we continue to update our community website, www.orchidlake.net, we’re looking for photos of Orchid Lake over the years and seasons to expand our selection of pictures depicting life at the Lake. If you’re willing to share your photos, please send them to Hope Goza at hope.goza@gmail.com. Photos should be in JPEG or PNG format. Thank you!

Questions:  Use the email address above.

LOOKING FOR EMAILS

We are looking to collect email addresses and phone numbers from all residents/lot owners in case of an emergency. If you are willing to share yours, please the Contact Form on our website.

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

September 4 – Vintage Silk at Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyards – Enjoy live music and wine on the lawn or deck overlooking the vineyards 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

September 6 – Labor Day

September 11 – Piano Men: Generations Two generations celebrate the musical influences of Bill Joel and Elton John Brough to you by the amazing father and son team of Terry & Nick Davies. Tickets – $26 louisaarts.org

September 11 – Piano in the Pavilion with Denise O’Meara at Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyards Wine is served by the bottle or glass with 2 and 3 oz. tasting flights – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

September 18 – Wine Club Day at Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyards Music by Her Checkered Past on the covered deck and food by Hibachi Mobile Food Truck

September 25 – Happy Fall, Y’All Festival at Mineral Farmer’s Market 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Billy Brockman at Fifty-Third Winery and Vineyards Music by a local favorite – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Goochland Day and Parade Parade begins at 9:00 a.m. from Goochland Holiness Church. Festival is from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Goochland Sports Complex.  

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