Hi folks, Jonathan Ward here, President of Hamilton Lakes and Parks Inc. I spoke with Officer O’Brien of the Greensboro Police Department today. The device that was found on the banks of Lake Hamilton on May 17 was a military-style grenade of the type that people can buy at gun shows. Officer O’Brien said that the device was “heavily weathered,” meaning that it had been on the ground for quite some time. He suspects that it was left there accidentally long ago and was not placed with malicious intent.
I was surprised to learn that the police get a LOT of calls about grenades being found.
Official advice: If you are ever out and about and see anything that looks suspicious, DO NOT TOUCH IT; DO NOT PICK IT UP. Call the Greensboro Police Department, and they will investigate it and dispose of it properly.
We are all grateful that no one was injured.
Please be aware that we have been increasing our security around Hamilton Lakes for the past several months, in order to keep everyone safe and to keep the parks and lakes clean and in good shape. If you are challenged by our security patrol, please know that her number one priority is your safety and the safety of our members and residents. You can help us by being vigilant for suspicious activity and by helping to keep the grounds clean! Nothing will spoil your day faster than stepping on a piece of broken glass or a rusty fishhook.
Hamilton Lakes and Parks, Inc. will hold its annual open meeting in February. All residents of the Hamilton Lakes neighborhood are invited to attend.
Per our bylaws, this is the time for residents to approve the Board for the coming year. It’s also a great opportunity for you to meet your Board members and your neighbors, to hear about upcoming social events such as our fishing clinics and picnic, and to learn about what we’re doing to preserve the natural beauty of our lakes and parks.
When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Hamilton Lakes Swim and Tennis Club, 800 Montpelier Ave., Greensboro
(Please note that Hamilton Lakes and Parks, Inc. is not formally affiliated with the Hamilton Lakes Swim and Tennis Club. However, we thank the Club for generously providing us with the use of their meeting space.)
Our annual Lake Hamilton fishing clinic will be held at the Lake Hamilton Dock (at the intersection of E. Keeling Rd. and Henderson Rd.) on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. until noon. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn from our enthusiastic resident anglers. Bring a rod and enjoy a beautiful morning at our lake!
As a reminder, fishing at Lake Hamilton is open to the families of dues-paying members of Hamilton Lakes and Parks. If you need to renew your annual dues, please visit this page.
We also invite residents to participate in our neighborhood clean-up and work day on the morning of May 18. We’ll be gathering by the dock at 9 a.m. to talk about what needs to be done. Bring a pair of work gloves (and maybe some bug spray!) and help us preserve the beauty of Hamilton Lakes and Parks.
Lake Euphemia, Lake Hamilton, and Jim King Pond now all have pair of swans, thanks to the generosity of our neighbors in Hamilton Lakes and Parks. These majestic birds are enthralling to watch, and they also help keep the Canada geese under control.
Jack and Rose were relocated from a farm in Minnesota to Lake Hamilton in February.
Pretty Girl joined Big Boy, who was already a resident on Jim King Pond. They’re still getting to know each other, but maybe they’ll be in love by next year!
One of your neighbors recently wrote:
I wanted to thank you and the rest of the board for all the work that you did to get us not only a new swan couple for Lake Hamilton but also a mate for the widower swan that is on Jim King Pond. For me these birds have added so much pleasure to already joyous walks on the paths in our beautiful neighborhood. And I missed them terribly when they were gone. I know that many others value them as well even if not everyone has told you so. Please accept my thanks and extend it to all those who helped with this effort.
Annual Membership Meeting Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm Hamilton Pool & Tennis Club
Happy New Year to everyone! We know you have made resolutions, and we are sure they include the following:
Pay your Hamilton Lakes Association dues promptly
Attend the Annual Meeting
Your $85.00 dues payment can be made via PayPal, or mailed to HLP. Do this now, and be halfway through your resolution list!
At the Annual Meeting, we will be reviewing expenses from last year, reviewing the budget for 2019, electing new board members, presenting volunteer opportunities, and taking suggestions. It’s also a great way to meet your neighbors!
If you have made a resolution to perform more volunteer work in 2019, what better place to do it than in Hamilton Lakes? Social media outreach and helping to plan/run the Annual Picnic are areas where our organization needs help. These are vital functions with small time commitments. Please consider sharing your time and talents! Info will be available at the Annual Meeting, or you may contact Anne Hurd.