With the assistance of Lake Hopatcong Foundation and Lake Hopatcong Commission, all parties have agreed to a new Code of Conduct on the lake that helps dodge new strict rules from Trenton.
The Lake Hopatcong Elks hosted 8th annual Leap in the Lake – Which has raised over $400,000 throughout its history for the special needs children.
Proposed changes to have a major impact on Boaters who like to tie-up at Byram Cove, and people that like to fish close to shore.
Thank you to the over 1,000 local residents for casting your vote to help us in the Quest for the Very Best Pizza Restaurant, as each vote supported our local Non-Profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation!
This annual event takes place every February at the Hopatcong State Park and is designed to raise money for special needs kids.
Calling All Vendors and Sponsors for Annual Lake Celebration
The Lake Hopatcong Regional News is pleased to present the first annual Pizza Wars to find the very best Pizza Restaurant based upon your votes, and at the same time our sponsors will donate a $1.00 for every vote received to the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF).
Have you voted yet for the best in the Hopatcong Lake Area? With just over a week to go, the race is too close to call at this point!
Recently the Hopatcong Lake Regional News team had the chance to interview Jennifer DeWitt and Donna Macalle-Holly from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF). The following article is the third of three articles that covering current projects, plans for 2017.
Just in case you are new to the area, launched in 2012, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) improves and enhances the lake experience and environment through their efforts. In addition to initiating projects, the foundation also provides financial support toward efforts undertaken by other lake organizations. These projects range from invasive species prevention to lake education to improve safety, and more. The simple goal is to improve Lake Hopatcong for the enjoyment of everyone, now and in the years to come.
All of this work requires some type of funding, which the LHF as a non-profit group raises in two ways.
The first way is through fundraising events that they create, coordinate and manage with a large team of volunteers. Good examples of these would be:
The second way is through annual memberships which span all the way from an individual that costs just $25, family and business memberships for $50, and the ambassador level which starts at $100 and scales upward.
Jennifer DeWitt focused on this area by stating, “Memberships are so important to the LHF. They not only enable us to raise funds for projects and initiatives, but we take every dollar that is given to us and use it to its maximum potential. Memberships also help the Foundation when seeking grants. Grant funders want to make sure a non-profit is sustainable, and they sometimes look at the size of an organization’s membership and volunteer base.”
Donna Macalle-Holly, was quick to add, “We are blessed to have hundreds of volunteers, but with an estimated 65,000 people living in the four lake communities, we need to increase our membership base. More annual memberships will enable us to expand our projects and programming for the benefit of Lake Hopatcong.”
What does LHF provide with your membership dollars?
The work that the LHF provides would take up too much room in this article, so let’s focus one the major areas:
Anyone who shares LHF mission of preserving and improving the Lake Hopatcong environment and experience, for today and into the future, should become a member of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation. The work that they provide only helps to sustain the community as an attraction and economic engine in the region.
When you become a member of the LHF, you will receive the following benefits:
Take a few minutes now to "Join the Lake Hopatcong Foundation", to improve Lake Hopatcong for the enjoyment of everyone, now and in the years to come.
The new restrictions proposed for Lake Hopatcong that would limit fisherman and Byram Cove boating parties have been delayed for now.
The team at Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to announce that all of the Sponsor Positions for our upcoming Pizza Wars are now filled!
Lake Hopatcong Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is seeking volunteers to help at their annual event to be held at the Hopatcong State Park.
Recently the Hopatcong Lake Regional News team had the chance to interview Jennifer DeWitt and Donna Macalle-Holly from the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF). The following article is the second of three covering current projects and the exciting plans they have for us in 2017.