KEEP LAGO VISTA BEAUTIFUL
TEXAS GCAA AWARD WINNER 2020
KLVB'S NEXT MEETING
Thursday March 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. venue tba
Email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org for info and agenda
Friday February 26 Cleanup at Dodge Trail 10:00 a.m.
Workdays subject to change.
We always welcome new members!
Anyone wishing to join KLVB or volunteer to participate in a workday, please contact
Denise Sellers, President at 512-467-4582 or email@example.com
KEEP LAGO VISTA BEAUTIFUL AND LAGO VISTA WOMEN’S CLUB FORM A BEAUTIFUL PARTNERSHIP
On December 9, 2020, Keep Lago Vista Beautiful and the Lago Vista Women’s Club celebrated another fruitful partnership in the planting of four trees at Faye’s Garden in the Lago Vista Sports Complex.
Sheldon Green, Vice President of KLVB said "Keep Lago Vista Beautiful is again proud to be the recipient of a generous grant from the Lago Vista Women's Club. This year the grant was for the purchase and planting of 2 Mexican White Oaks, 1 Chinese Pastiche, and 1 Big Tooth Maple at the Lago Vista Sports Complex, in Faye's Garden at the Splash Pond. Partnering together, the LVWC and KLVB have again been able to make a fine contribution towards Keeping Lago Vista Beautiful."
Faye Tessnow, a master gardener and member of the Texas Native Plant Society, started and maintained the garden that now bears her name. Before she passed in 2015, she had often expressed a desire for trees to be planted near the garden for the beauty and shade they offered. This desire was reflected in KLVB’s grant application to the Women’s Club which was approved last spring. Thus, KLVB was able to follow through on Faye's wish, and plant the trees where she would have wanted them, contributing additional natural beauty to this area of our community for all to enjoy. Planting was completed by KLVB volunteers this fall.
Laurie Engels, LVWC Philanthropy Committee says, “The Lago Vista Women’s Club strives to improve the quality of life for women in our community through education, informational programs and special events. We provide financial assistance, in the form of community grants, for citizen non-profit groups and scholarship awards for the betterment of the Northshore area. In 2018-19, we presented over $39,000 in scholarships and community grants. Through the years our club has raised over half a million dollars for the North Shore Community.” For more information on the Club, to establish a scholarship, or to apply for a grant or scholarship, please reference their website at https://www.lvwomensclub.com/
You are also invited to join the wonderful world of Keep Lago Vista Beautiful. Like us on Facebook, visit www.klvb.org or call President Denise Sellers at 512-467-4582 for more information.
Photo caption: From left to right: Laurie Engels LVWC 2019-20 Philanthropy Chair and current 1st VP, Anna Johndrow LVWC President, Denise Sellers KLVB President, and Sheldon Green KLVB Vice President.
Introducing Our New KLVB Officers
KLVB is pleased to announce their new slate of officers for 2021! These dedicated volunteers were asked to respond to 3 questions: How long have you been with KLVB? What made you want to join KLVB? What do you enjoy most about being a member of KLVB? Here are their responses:
Denise Sellers, President
When my husband Dan and I first started coming to Lago Vista to see our son Jason, we would see articles about KLVB and agreed that it seemed like a good group to become involved with. It took us a few years to get settled, but then we joined in 2015 and have been hooked ever since. We both love to garden and felt we would fit well into this group. We have loved being able to have our grandson Talen participate on work days. Over the past year or so the group has grown and I have loved being a part of such a great group of folks. We are all of the same mind, to make Lago Vista beautiful and litter free. This is my second term as President. I am so proud of this group! Even with Covid-19 we have accomplished a great deal. I look forward to our many projects planned for the years to come.
Sheldon Green, Vice President
I think I attended my first KLVB meeting in 2009, but it was another year or so before I actually took part on a more regular basis. I joined seeking solutions to the issue of cast-off rubbish by the roadsides and street litter problems, and as time passed, I wasn't disappointed, as many successful clean up actions were taken by the motivated volunteers. A community can only be as great as its resident’s work to make it so. KLVB provides a comfortable social platform for those volunteers interested in civic interaction and engaging with city officials with the purpose of furthering beautification and city grounds improvements. Most pleasant of all is volunteering with a wonderful group of spirited and learned KLVB members where there is always a laugh, new and exciting ideas, and many incredible public works in progress. It's a terrific way to be a part of a great community!
Kay Schneider, Secretary
My husband Mike and I moved to Lago Vista in 2011 from northern California and have been involved with the Garden Club and helping to take care of the Elementary School Garden since our first year here. We joined KLVB a year ago. We had been thru a year of health issues and decided that being outdoors would be good for us. We have adopted a couple of streets to pick up trash as I like things neat and orderly. Trash on the side of the road is a pet peeve. We also have adopted the area across from the Elementary School on Dawn Drive. We are very active with St Mary's Catholic Church, and I am the Lago Vista Women's Club Scholarship Chairperson for this year. We really enjoy the KLVB workdays, when we can interact with many of the KLVB members.
Donna Nash, Treasurer
I am relatively new to joining KLVB, although my husband and I have been picking up trash for the past 20 years with the “adopt a street program.” This spring, when the pandemic hit, I choose to join KLVB. Being outside seemed like a perfect solution to “house-a-tosis” and assist our community as well. The members that I have met are delightful and a refreshing joy in these turbulent trashy times. I have been very involved with our Community: Lakeside Christian Fellowship, Lago Vista Women’s Club, LV Garden Club, Christian Women’s Fellowship, LV Country Western Dance Club, Alzheimer’s Support Group and other organizations. It is now my pleasure to be involved with KLVB.