Important Lake Dalhousie Estates Home Owner's Association Announcement
From Our HOA President
Behind the Scenes
Here at Lake Dalhousie Estates Home Owner's Association, we value the desire to be a good neighbor in every owner and the importance of maintaining and increasing the market price in every property without exception. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 1990, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress through our neighbors.
Meet the HOA Board
Results of Election
Lake Dalhousie Estates Home Owner’s Association Board Members
Rob Sullivan - President
Mike Fleming- Operations VP
Nancy Day/Valerie Custer-Communications VP and Secretary
Send all Estoppel Requests to Mark Newton at Newtmap@att.net
All questions to LDEHOATR@protonmail.com.
A Big Umatilla Welcome From
Lake Dalhousie Estates
Home Owner's Association Board
"Come and git a healthy portion of Southern Hospitality from your neighbors!!"
Thank You Brian
Your spirit of excellence and volunteerism is much appreciated by all your neighbors!
Lake Dalhousie Estates Home Owner's Association Mission at a Glance
"All will concede that in order to have good neighbors, we must also be good neighbors. That applies in every field of human endeavor."
Harry S. Truman
Here at Lake Dalhousie Estates Home Owner's Association, we know that sometimes all it takes to improve and maintain the quality of life and property value of our community here in Umatilla is a little neighborly care and advice. Since our founding in 1990, we have been determined to make an impact and guidance in Lake Dalhousie Estates through fair and consistent interpretation of our Covenants and Bylaws. The core of our efforts is to bring our HOA team’s fresh ideas and passion to the issues we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs that good neighbors make a great community. We also believe that challenges in our subdivision can be handled best through friendly "neighbor to neighbor" policy. Click on the Learn More button below to read our Covenants.
Who is this guy and what does he have to do with us?
Hint: You see my title everyday if you live here...Not easy to pronounce...
Your community gives you a sense of identity and helps you discover who you are and where you come from. So the next time someone asks you about this guy, you can tell them all about it!
Meet our new neighbors at Lake Dalhousie Estates
Steve and Melissa West
Steve and Melissa West
Colonel Steve West retired from the Army in 2007 and Melissa retired from Federal Service in 2017. Upon Melissa's retirement and the birth of their last grandchild (they have 5) they decided that they wanted to be a part of their everyday life growing up. After they sold their home in Alabama, they moved to Florida and started looking around Lake County for a place to build their dream home. It took over a year of looking before they found a new home on a beautiful lot for sale in Lake Dalhousie Estates. They fell in love with Lake Dalhousie Estates subdivision immediately. The rest is history!
Rodney and Karol Walbancke
Rodney is originally from Sydney Australia and Karol from Astatula Florida. They met in Lake Mary Florida in 2013 where they both lived at the time. Rodney retired from Club Assist in June 2018 after 16 years of service. Karol retired in 2010 from Arkansas Department of Emergency Management to care for her aging parents.
They married in May of 2015 and continued to live in Lake Mary until 2019, in late 2018 they decided to purchase a property in Lake Dalhousie Estates to build a new dream home.
They enjoy traveling, music, riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles seeing the sights of beautiful Florida, and also hiking/walking with their Red Tri Australian Sheppard Addy (Adeline).
Michael and Pamela Fleming
Michael and Pamela Fleming recently moved to Lake Dalhousie Estates from Seminole county, where they lived for the past 20 years. After having worked as an electrical engineer for many years, Michael is now a Program Manager at Lockheed Martin in South Orlando. Pamela is a self-employed artist who specializes in porcelain Christmas ornaments and figurines. Both originally from Schenectady, NY, Michael and Pamela re-located to Fort Worth, TX after graduating college. After 15 years in Texas, Michael and Pamela re-located to Seminole county to be closer to Pamela’s parents. Nearing retirement, in 2019 they began looking for a lakeside community to “upsize” to. Lake County seemed like a good fit, with a slower lifestyle-pace yet still close to Orlando. When they discovered their dream house on Lake Dalhousie, they believed they had found the perfect location and home. After talking to some of the Lake Dalhousie Estates residents, they knew! Michael and Pamela have been married for 36 years and have two married children and one granddaughter. Daughter Heather resides in Charleston, SC and son Christopher resides in Atlanta, GA.
Travis and Kathy Lane
Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways board members describe this invaluable member of our team. Travis Lane is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure every single day to see him on his golf cart with his pet , Charlie.
Travis is originally from Georgia, and is currently retired from the federal government after working 22 years with the Bureau of Prisons. He is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Travis currently enjoys substitute teaching at Lake County schools, and loves playing the drums and collecting albums.
Kathy is from Altha, Florida, and is currently a Warden at the Federal Correctional Complex at Coleman, Florida. She has been working with the Bureau of Prisons since 1988. Kathy is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Elementary Education.
Travis and Kathy have a son, Drew, who currently attends Umatilla High School, and will graduate in 2021.
Dr. Nancy Day and Mr. George Blake
Dr. Nancy Day and Mr. George Blake have recently moved to Lake Dalhousie Estates from the
Dr. Day is the former director of anesthesia services at Frankford Hospital in Philadelphia (now Aria
Health) and a former staff anesthesiologist at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
George is a consultant with the Advisory and Operational Risk practice at Deloitte and Touche,
specializing in medical coding, documentation, and reimbursement compliance. He has a background in
pharmacy and is a certified medical coder.
Nancy and George were frequent visitors to central Florida before relocating. They spent a couple of
months here last year in a seasonal rental with George’s sister Pat and husband Gary and they all
appreciated the unique character of our neighborhood and the friendliness of the folks who lived here.
It wasn’t long before they realized this would be a great place to settle in and start their “next
George and Nancy have been married for 38 years and they have three children who reside in the
Neighborhood Beautification Projects
We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Lake Dalhousie Estates Home Owner's Association. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll become a valuable part of our Non-Profit Organization and help to strengthen our operations and value of our homes.
Here is our Community dock beach clean up by Steve West and Roney Walbancke June 23/2020
Help Us Clean
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our community. We believe the best way for our HOA initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Lake Dalhousie Estates Home Owner's Association. Get in touch with any board member concerning any questions you may have about how you can Volunteer Your Time today. Its fun and rewarding.
Show Your Support
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a call and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your time towards the community that you live in. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause, meet your neighbors and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better and more beautiful community. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
Have an Impact
We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your HOA, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
Springtime 2021 At Lake Dalhousie Estates
Come join us in Lake Dalhousie Estates and say goodbye to winter...forever
Lines Written in Early Spring
By William Wordworth
I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.
To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.
Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.
The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.
If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
Song by Tim Hart And Friends
Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row!
June 10th 2020 Flower Planting Before... and After...WOW
Steve & Melissa West went and purchased plants and mulch. Steve removed old plants and roots, Melissa and Karol planted the new plants, Rodney brought his blower down and cleaned up the debris around the curb and flower bed area. Rodney also turned the irrigation on for the first watering.
From sad to glad...wonderful work!!!
News & Views
A powerful prayer for all our neighbors at Lake Dalhousie Estates
God our Protector
1Whoever goes to the LORD for safety,
whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,
2can say to him,
“You are my defender and protector.
You are my God; in you I trust.”
3He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers
and from all deadly diseases.
4He will cover you with his wings;
you will be safe in his care;
his faithfulness will protect and defend you.
5You need not fear any dangers at night
or sudden attacks during the day
6or the plagues that strike in the dark
or the evils that kill in daylight.
7A thousand may fall dead beside you,
10,000 all round you,
but you will not be harmed.
8You will look and see
how the wicked are punished.
9You have made the LORD your defender,
the Most High your protector,
10and so no disaster will strike you,
no violence will come near your home.
11 God will put his angels in charge of you
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.
13 You will trample down lions and snakes,
fierce lions and poisonous snakes.
14God says, “I will save those who love me
and will protect those who acknowledge me as LORD.
15When they call to me, I will answer them;
when they are in trouble, I will be with them.
I will rescue them and honour them.
16I will reward them with long life;
I will save them.”
Good News Bible. Scripture taken from the Good News Bible
Christmas at Lake Dalhousie Estates 2020
Home is where the heart is
Christmas Lights at LDE
What do the Christmas lights represent?
Symbol of the light, hope and good in the world: The Christmas lights also served to remind good Christians to provide light to others. Symbol of following the enlightened path: Some suggest that the Christmas lights are a reminder to follow the way of Christ.
Home for the Holidays
Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays
'Cause no matter how far away you roam
When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze
For the holidays you can't beat home sweet home!
Christmas Lights at Lake Dalhousie Estates
Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
The First Noel
The first Noel the Angel did say
Was to three poor Shepherds in fields as they lay.
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
In a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Noel, noel, noel, noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
Christmas Lights at Lake Dalhousie Estates
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay.
For Jesus Christ our Savior,
Was born on Christmas Day;
To save us all from Satan's power,
When we were gone astray.
Joy to the World
Joy to the world, the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing.