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Proposed Bylaws Changes

The SLPOA Board of Directors is proposing changes to the SLPOA Bylaws.  Please go to the SLPOA Legal Docs page to read the discussion of the changes as well as the current and proposed bylaws.

Member Log On After May 31

After May 31 members who have not renewed their membership will be unable to log on to the Members Only section. You may renew your membership online in the Members Only section before May 31st. Log on to the Members Only section and click on the "Renewals and Event Tickets" button. After May 31st you'll have to fill out the manual form and mail it to SLPOA with your check. To access the manual form go to Join SLPOA!

Good News for Firewise Communities

Anne Chadwick provided this good news from Firewise Communities:

Dear Firewise Communities/USA® Program participant,

On behalf of the entire Firewise Program team, we’re excited to announce that the California Insurance Commissioner has approved a set of rate changes submitted by USAA Insurance for their members living in active Firewise Communities/USA® locations throughout California.  The homeowner insurance premium discount of 5% will be extended to policy holders living in an active Firewise community.

Below are links to the California Department of Insurance press release, NFPA’s press release, and a post from our Fire Break blog:

We hope you’ll share this news with your community’s residents and consider posting it on your website, in your newsletter and on your social media platforms.

Let us know if we can provide any additional information or answer questions.



Cathy Prudhomme
Community Outreach Program Manager - NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division
(O) 303-736-8461
(C) 720-883-4627
6855 South Havana Street, Suite 180
Centennial, CO 80112

Boat Registration and the Boat Storage Lottery

Please see the attached flyer for more information regarding Boat Registration and the Boat Storage Lottery that will be held  at 5:00 pm on June 13, 2013 during the SLCWD Regular Meeting.

Adventure Day Camp 2014

Don't miss this great opportunity for kids in and around Donner Summit to get a taste of adventure this summer! Auburn Ski Club, located in Soda Springs, is offering a multi-sport day camp for kids aged 8 and up July 7-11. Join our expert staff in adventures on the trails, river, and lakes that make the area one of the premier summer destinations in California. Please check the attached flier or the Auburn Ski Club website for more details. Registration is online and simple (

Updated Lot 1 Rules

The SLPOA Board reviewed the rules governing use of Lot 1 over the winter and have provided an updated list. The list is available as a .PDF from here.  Please feel free to download or print the list and post it in your cabin to conveniently inform visitors.

SLPOA Summer Hikes Schedule

Please come and join George and Linda for a hike on the summit this summer. We are doing some new hikes as well as old favorites. Check out the complete schedule of hikes here. Please check back periodically during the summer for any changes to the schedule as the season continues. See you out there.

Ahoy, Sailors!

Hallo all you sailors,

It's the time of the year again to start planning for our next adventure on one of the tall ships of Star Clipper Cruise line

This time I thought it time to try out the real big one with the 5 masts and a bit more elbow space and quieter dining room facilities. The ship also offers a quite sophisticated spa and aft deck water sport activities with all the water toys available at water level once we are at anchor. The cabins are pretty much like the previous one's we had on the Star Clipper or Star Flyer.

Star Clippers 5 Master

I just received the preliminary plan for the 2015 sailing season and I picked a May 11 sailing with the Royal Clipper from Malaga, Spain towards Rome. The route goes via Palma Mallorca and Mahon Mallorca then on to Civitavecchia (Rome port). From there we will depart May 16 on the second leg of the journey for Palmarola and Ponza then on to Sorrento (with tour to either Pompeii or Capri) then Amalfi, Taormina Sicily, Stromboli and Aolian Islands and finally back to Rome. Total time on board 12 nights for both legs of the journey. The route is well explained in the previous brochure from Star Clipper, just another date. I do not have any prices as yet but the costs are pretty much the same as he last cruise, depending how many folks we can get together this time.

I will send out a notice in the next SLPOA Newsletter with similar details.

I hope you will all sign up again to enjoy this great way of getting around the Mediterranean. You will also have a great chance to visit Spain before the trip and of course the fantastic chance to do Rome at your pleasure after the cruise.
Please let me know if you are interested so I can keep you on my e-mail list. If not let me know so I can take you off. Also please check with all your friends who might want to join again and let me know if I left any one off.

I look forward to seeing you all again with high sprits and sailors outfits.

Until then

Best regards

Your Commodore Werner Siegert
(707) 431-7121

SLPOA Stewardship Committee

SLOA has formed the Stewardship Committee  to participate in the ongoing stewardship of the Royal Gorge properties that surround the community. The committee will work with the Truckee Donner Land Trust and other relevant agencies to represent the interests of the community as they relate to the stewardship of the area. The Committee has a web page at:

A link to their page has also been added to the navigation column (to the left).  You may click the "Stewardship" button to go to the Committee's page.

Placer County’s Ordinance for LPG installations above 5,000 feet

After a lot of work and meetings with Placer County, Truckee Fire, and the Propane Task Force, we were able to have the County revise and update the old 1983 code with this new ordinance.  This new ordinance is much clearer and easier to understand.  We are very happy that among many other improvements, it clarifies that Truckee Fire has jurisdiction, allows the use of flexible risers, and implements a new tank tagging process.  We are confident that this will yield safer propane installations for our community.


Propane Directory - See Your Information

As part of SLPOA’s Propane Task Force George Lamson has assembled a Propane Directory. The information in the directory is available only to the Truckee Fire Department and is not available on this or any other web site. If you’d like to see your own information you may send an e-mail requesting it. Please use this e-mail address to make the request:

In order for us to keep the information confidential, please include your name, cabin address and Placer County APN (parcel number – located on property tax form)

An e-mail will be sent to you with the information in the Propane Directory. If you see any changes that should be made please provide corrections by replying to that e-mail.

Membership Questions?

SLPOA (Serene Lakes Property Owners Association - pronounced "slope-uh") is a voluntary association of cabin and lot owners in Serene Lakes. For information on joining please go to the Join SLPOA page.

If you have questions about your membership please contact our administrator at SLPOA Administrator. As a reminder, you can update your own membership information online by going to the members only section.

Contact Information

SLPOA - Serene Lakes Property Owners Association
PO Box 669
Soda Springs, CA 95728

E-mail: SLPOA Administrator


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