LPN Weekly - 10/1/2017

Panorama West Estate Gift Update

The process is underway to determine how the Jim and Joyce McLuen estate gift of $473,000 will be used. Twenty percent of their estate was given to Friends of Lake Panorama for the “upkeep, beautification or expansion” of the Panorama West golf course. Last Wednesday, three Iowa State University turfgrass specialists toured the course, led by Brandon Waddle, Panorama West course superintendent. They made recommendations on possible improvements, and offered ongoing support as needed.

Later that day, a task force made up of three representatives each from the Friends of Lake Panorama board of directors and the Lake Panorama National board of managers held its first meeting. Task force members also toured the course with Waddle and discussed ideas suggested at the September 11 input meeting, plus others submitted via email and a suggestion box. Task force members reviewed all input, prioritized potential projects, and are working with staff to gather project cost estimates.

A formal report will be presented to the Lake Panorama Association board of directors later this fall. For now, the McLuen funds are invested in short-term CDs. More information is available on the Friends of Lake Panorama website.

Links Restaurant Off Season Hours

Beginning today, the Links Restaurant will close on Sundays at 2 p.m. Off-season restaurant hours will be Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteer Recognition Night October 10

The 2017 Volunteer Recognition Night is Tuesday, October 10 at the LPN conference center. This event is an annual “thank you” to the many people who volunteer during the year in some capacity throughout the Lake Panorama Association. This includes people who serve on boards and committees, plant and maintain flowerbeds, pick up trash and many other volunteer opportunities. Invitations are being sent to those we know are volunteers. But if you’ve volunteered and not received an invitation, please know you are welcome to attend, and bring your spouse or significant other. The event includes a social time at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a short program. RSVP by calling the LPN front desk at 641-755-2080.

Chili Dipper Open

Here's a new addition for your fall golfing calendar. The Chili Dipper Open is an 18-hole two-person best shot to be held Sunday, October 22 with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The cost for 2017 LPN golf members is $60 per team, with non-member teams at $120. The entry fee covers golf with cart, prizes and Chef Drew's chili. Call the LPN pro shop at 641-755-2024 to sign up your team or with any questions.

Fall Hours for Golf Courses 

Pro shop hours at Lake Panorama National now are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Spikes will continue to be open as tee times warrant. Even when Spikes is closed, the pro shop staff will have the bathrooms there unlocked during pro shop hours. Book tee times by calling 641-755-2024.

Pro shop hours at Panorama West now are Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hours during the week are intermittent. Play is always possible during daylight hours, and if the pro shop isn't open, those who need to pay green fees can do so at the kiosk located near the first tee. If you have Panorama West questions, call 641-755-2250.

Happy Fall Ya'll Sale

The LPN pro shop's annual "Happy Fall Ya'll Sale" is underway. Take 30% off all clothing, and 40% off all men's shorts. All golf shoes are marked down 20%. Additional discounted racks are 50% off. Stop in soon to take advantage of these discounts, and spend the gift certificates you've earned throughout the 2017 golf season.

Book 2017 Holiday Parties Now

The LPN conference center offers a variety of room sizes and meal plans to accommodate your holiday party. If you'll have people visiting from out-of-town, the LPN also has lodging available. Call the LPN at 641-755-2080 to discuss options for your company party or family get-together, plus make lodging reservations. The Panorama West Clubhouse also is a great place for holiday parties and family events. Call Maureen Lubeck at 641-755-2250 to discuss open dates. 

Help Wanted at The Links

The Links Restaurant is seeking servers for lunch, evening and weekend shifts. Apply in person daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Panorama National Resort, 5071 Clover Ridge Road. Questions? Contact Mike Kleinwolterink at 641-755-2080 or mklein@lakepanorama.org.