LPN Weekly - 7/20/14

Tax Exempt Status for Friends of Lake Panorama

For years, people have donated money to improve amenities or honor loved ones at Lake Panorama National or elsewhere around Lake Panorama, even though those donations were not tax-deductible. A new group will change that. A July 2 letter from the IRS stated it has determined the Friends of Lake Panorama, which incorporated Nov. 1, 2013, is exempt from federal income tax, and contributions to the public charity are deductible under federal law.

The Friends of Lake Panorama is completely separate from the LPA. A seven-member board of directors includes Kirk Fischer, Bob McCleeary, Jan Reinicke, James Spradling, Tricia Steffen, Kent Stephenson and Jodi Sutton. Susan Thompson is assisting the group.

The Friends board will meet Monday. At its first meeting last December, the group discussed possible projects at the LPN, Panorama West and the three Lake Panorama beaches. Now that the group’s non-profit status has been confirmed, specific projects for targeted fundraising will be discussed. For more information, contact Susan Thompson at thomcomm@netins.net.

Rally for a Cure this Thursday

The LPN Rally for a Cure golf event, organized annually by the LPN women's league committee, is this Thursday. The entry fee of $20 covers nine holes of golf and a one-year magazine subscription from four choices. A meal and drinks after golf are extra. The theme for the event is "Bras for a Cause." Fundraising events for the evening include the sale of luminaries, a silent auction, a bra design contest, and on-course contests. More details here.

Friday Night Couples Involves String

This week's Friday Night Couples is the annual "string" tournament. Each team is given a length of string. In this four-person, best-shot competition, the team may move its best ball by hand to a more favorable spot at any time, at any place on the course, measuring with the string the distance the ball was moved and cutting off that length of string. When the string is gone, it's gone. Registration at Spikes at 5 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. shotgun start. Call the pro shop to register as a couple, the staff will make pairings.

Entry Deadline for LPN Club Championship is Wednesday

The 43rd annual LPN Club Championship will be next Saturday and Sunday, with 18 holes played both days. There will be three men's divisions — open, senior men (over 50), and super senior men (over 70). There is one division for women. Entry fee is $25 and entry deadline is Thursday. Prizes awarded in both gross and net. The number of flights will be based on the number of entries. Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. Sunday. More details here. Call the pro shop at 641-755-2024 to get signed up.

Junior LPN Club Championship Saturday

The LPN Junior Club Championship will be Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The entry fee is $10. Age divisions will depend on number of entries. This event is recommended for juniors ages 7 through 15. Parents are asked to caddy and keep score for their junior players. All age divisions will play nine holes from the red tee markers. More details here. Call the pro shop to register.

Mixed Couples Aug. 2-3

A few openings remain for the LPN annual two-day Mixed Couples tournament Aug. 2-3. Mixed couples play as partners. Both partners drive from their respective tee and each plays a second shot from the other's ball location. Choose the best ball, and alternate shots until the ball is holed. There will be shotgun starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Entry fees are $150 per couple for LPN members, and $230 for non-members. The fee covers two days of golf with cart, practice balls, prizes and a Saturday evening dinner. Entry forms here.

Upcoming Events

July 24: Rally for a Cure
July 25: Friday Couples
July 26 & 27: 43rd Club Championship
July 27: Junior Club Championship
Aug. 2-3: LPN Mixed Couples Tournament