A magical place, the Lake Caroline community welcomes you to a lifestyle where family is celebrated, and good neighbors become lifelong friends. Lake Caroline is a 3,000-acre planned community with resort style amenities. Residents enjoy walking in an 11-acre park, boating and fishing on the second largest, private lake in Mississippi, and golfing on a championship golf course. And because the land was developed with wildlife in mind, Lake Caroline is home to pelicans, herons, bald eagles, and deer, making it a haven for nature lovers.  
Newcomer
Access the Newcomer Packet here.
What’s New
Lake Level
September 16 - 0.6 inches above full pool
September 9 - 1.8 inches above full pool
 
For past lake levels Click Here for the Lakes Page then select Lake Level.
 
Annual Adult Halloween Party
The Annual Adult Halloween Party plans are set.  There will be live music by the band Delta and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  So, don your costume, old or new, and be sure to bring your own Witches’ Brew!
 
October 23, 2021
Saturday, 7:30 pm - Midnight
Martinique Clubhouse
 
Ladies of Lake Caroline Fall Luncheon
A Fall Luncheon catered by Chicken Salad Chicken will be at the Whispering Pines Pool Pavilion.  The cost of the lunch is $21.00.  The deadline for registration and payment is October 2, 2021.  Click here to register.
 
October 7, 2021
Thursday, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Whispering Pines Pool Pavilion
 
Lake Usage Regs Updated
 
Updated Rules and Regs Related to Boating
Members have asked for clarification on actions related to boat registration and boat sales. Although boat insurance and state certification requirements have not changed, the process for validating coverage has changed. Members are required to provide documents validating current coverage and certification. The office will contact you prior to the expiration date of your documents to request updated documentation. 
 
Resources
 
Situational Awareness Training
Lake Caroline resident William Kingman is offering a course on preparing yourself for dangerous situations and neutralizing threats to your safety.  William’s experience and knowledge are from serving for 30 years with the ATF in New Orleans.  There is no fee for this course.
 
September 29, 2021
Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Martinique Clubhouse
 
Staff Changes
 
Al Osteen, who has served as the LCOA Project Manager, has retired.  We appreciate his many contributions to the Lake Caroline community.  Gene Gunalda has assumed the role of Project Manager.  Gene was the Residential Property Manager here at Lake Caroline.
 
We are actively searching to fill the Residential Property Manager role.
 
Members Provide Input
In late July we asked members to provide input that would aid the board in setting long term goals. Responses from 653 members showed that 95% of members are satisfied or very satisfied and they use a variety of amenities and attend multiple events. There was very little dissatisfaction with most services although comments revealed opportunities for improvement in several areas, and these areas will be reviewed for changes.
 
Major priorities included dredging the lake (first), adding a major amenity (2nd), and improving common grounds (3rd). Adding a hiking trail was rated as important by 48%, followed by a pool (30%) and courts (20%). Adding an ice machine was the top priority for adding smaller amenities.
 
The results are being evaluated to guide the future actions of the board so that we can ensure that Lake Caroline remains a special place to call home.
 
FAQs
 
If many members said they wanted something, will the board implement it?
Your opinions are important to the board and will be used as a major factor influencing decision making. A few, but not all the other factors we consider are initial cost, maintenance cost, staff workload, legality, opportunity, and insurability. Likewise, circumstances may arise where we implement something that a smaller number of members rated as important. For example, if smaller percentages wanted various courts, like badminton, soccer, and others, it may be possible to build a multi-purpose court that allows several games to be played, appealing to a larger percentage of members. (Disclaimer: This is an example, not a commitment, as the board will need to consider all the survey results, along with the factors mentioned above when making amenity decisions.)
 
My spouse and I both took the survey. Aren’t members supposed to have only one vote per property.
Yes, when voting on amendments to the bylaws or other official business of the association. Survey responses, however, are not official votes, they are opinions. So, for example, when we ask if you are satisfied with services or amenities, we want to know if co-owners are happy, not just one of the two.
 
How do you know the survey results reflect the views of our entire membership when 100% of members did not take it?
Based on our population 653 responses are enough to know that the responses reflect the entire membership +/-3%. Let me explain this in practical terms. Consider that 66% of members taking our survey answered that they attended our 4th of July event during the past two years. If every member took the survey the answer would fall in the range of 63 to 69%. So, the percentages would not be expected to vary much even if everyone took the survey.
 
 
No September Meeting - Caroline Creators
We have decided to cancel our activity for September as it was an inside activity that did not allow for social distancing. We are using the time to plan a fun, creative program on culinary skills that will be held outside for our October activity.
 
Project Updates
Post Ida Cleanup
The pools were secured prior to the storm so no furniture was damaged. Thanks go to our many residents who volunteered to help the staff with the work. Post Ida, staff removed the leaves and limbs from the pool and put the furniture back in place.
 
The park sustained light damage with many broken limbs strewn about. Contractors were on scene around lunchtime and spent several hours cleaning up. Not all the landscape areas have been picked up, but work continues.
 
Bellevue Pumps
Fuel is available at the Bellevue pumps.
 
Town Hall – Lake Dredging Project
Thinking about the lake dredging project and wondering when will it be done, how will it be done, will the lake level be affected, how long will it take, how will it be funded, what will happen to dirt that is removed, will fishing be affected by dredging? Join our Town Hall Meeting to hear all about our lake dredging project and get your questions answered.
 
September 21
6:00 pm
Bellevue Clubhouse
Hosted by the Advisory Council 
 
Trunk or Treat Call for Volunteers
Our Kids Trunk or Treat event will be Sunday, Oct 24th from 2:00-5:00pm. We need volunteers to help decorate and setup, as well as display trunks and give out candy. Use a vehicle or golf cart to display your trunk or set up a game without a vehicle and hand out candy. We will have prizes again for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Trunks and pizza and treats will be provided in the clubhouse. Please sign up at the link below if you can help.
 
For questions contact Jennifer Davis at 251-895-8281 or via email jbende008@yahoo.com
 
Sign Up to Volunteer Here (Login to Signup Genius is not required but you must be a Lake Caroline resident or accompanied guest to volunteer.)
 
 
Sign Up for Flu Vaccine Clinic
The Ladies of Lake Caroline are sponsoring our annual LCOA flu vaccination clinic. You must be a Lake Caroline resident to participate.
 
September 30, 2021
Thursday, 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Bellevue Clubhouse
What to Do to Reserve a Slot 
 
Please note that you do not need to login or signup for a Signup Genius account to reserve a spot.
  • Checkmark the blue box for the appointment you want. The number of appointments available will show in the box. 
  • Select Submit and Signup at the bottom.
2.    Bring your completed form to the appointment. 
 
Click here for form and complete ONLY the highlighted areas. 
 
Additional Info: Walgreens will supply the vaccine, which is covered by most insurers. Masks are required to participate.
 
Weekly Events
Ladies of Lake Caroline Social Hour
Click here for details.
 
Ladies Water Aerobics Class
Monday, 10:00 am
Wednesday, 9 a.m. 
Friday, 9 a.m.
No classes on holidays
Click here for more details, including what to bring.
 
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