Lake Holiday ClubsAs a member of Lake Holiday Property Owner’s Association, you are encouraged to get involved in your new community.
For your enjoyment, Lake Holiday has some very active clubs. If you are interested in joining any of them, the office staff will be happy to provide you with meeting dates and times.
If you have ideas for other clubs, contact the General Manager and a notice will be placed in the paper to see if there are others who share your interests.
Bridge and Canasta Clubs
The Ladies Bridge group, couples Bridge and Canasta group always have room for new players and are a great way to get to know other people. All the groups meet in the afternoon. The Ladies Bridge group meets every Monday, Couples Bridge group meets on the 3rd Friday of the month and Canasta meets alternate Mondays.
The Lake Holiday Fishing club is a social club for men and women interested in fishing.
Besides the regular monthly meetings, the Fishing Club holds a number of tournaments and has an Annual Awards Banquet.
In the winter of 1988 Dave Clifton and Bob Schewe established the Lake Holiday Fishing Club. The stated purpose of the club was to share a common interest in fishing, involve kids and the family in fishing, to promote catch and release, assist in lake and fish management and to provide competitive events. In February 1988 the Bass was adopted as the official club logo.
In the summer of 1988 the first kid's tournament was held with 40 kids fishing around the Lodge. Also in 1988 Ken Clodfelter was assigned the job of District Fisheries Biologist for the State of Illinois Conservation Department and Lake Holiday was in his district. One hundred forty members joined the Fishing Club in the first year. The first contour map of Lake Holiday was created by club members in 1988.
In 1989 catch & release tournaments began. Fish tagging, along with creel surveys and computer tracking of catches were started by the club. A rearing pond was dug and the first stocking of walleye was purchased for the lake. Members of the fishing club designed and built the signs at the entrances.
A Kid’s Fishing Contest is held every year with lots of prizes, give aways, and food, but most of all, fun for the entire family. The club also organizes a number of tournaments for its members to participate in. New members are always welcome. Please complete our application form found in the Online Forms under For Residents.
Please see Creel Limits document at the bottom of this page.
All Lake Holiday ladies are invited to join the Ladies Club. It was originated in 1968 to promote friendship among its members, and to unite in action to beautify the lake and the community.
At the beginning the club was mostly concerned with beautification. They enhanced the community with plantings of trees, shrubs and flowers. Over the years the emphasis on horticulture has dwindled. Now it is mainly a social club.
Our monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. We gather at 12:30pm. We serve coffee and homemade desserts. After a business meeting, there is a program that is either entertaining or informative.
Here is a list of our activities: In May, there is a salad luncheon. In June, we have an outing.
July is our annual picnic. We have a Christmas Party. It is a catered affair and Christmas program. We also sponsor a craft workshop, and there are ladies and Couples Bridge, and Canasta groups.
We have one fundraiser a year. It is our Annual Home Tour. In addition to the homes featured on the tour, there is a bazaar at the lodge. The bazaar consists of The Crafts Boutique, The Country Store, Attic Treasures and a Raffle. All items at the Bazaar are either handcrafted, homemade, or homegrown. We also serve a complimentary tea with homemade cookies.
Besides the landscaping some of the club’s gifts to the community include the lodge furnishings, updated washrooms, wood carved entrance signs and brick sidewalk at the lodge amongst other items.
We are a fun group and enjoy a great camaraderie. Guests are welcome at our meetings and hopefully you would be interested in joining us.