Lakeside Chautauqua 
February 2016
New Faces at the Rhein Center
As if there weren't enough new and exciting things at Lakeside this summer, there are now two new Rhein Center staff members to welcome when you return - Michelle Johansen and Ellen Venema.
Neither of these ladies are new to Lakeside, so you may even recognize them.
Johansen first caught the Lakeside bug in 2004 when she stayed at the Idlewyld Bed & Breakfast with her husband, Bill, and two sons, Bobby and Zach. After that, the Johansen family was hooked.
Yearly, Johansen has returned and taught classes at the Rhein Center. Why has she come back every summer since? Reasons familiar to most of us; she feels a great sense of community and peace.
Her younger son has even said, "It feels just like heaven here."
Repair of the Shoreline will Continue into 2017
Last year, Lakeside suffered the misfortune of being directly in the path of four major sustained windstorms that resulted in record surf and significant damage to the community.
The storms have taken a toll on our waterfront, shoreline and dock. They ripped through Lakeside, taking cast iron benches from their bolted spaces, washing away the foundation from underneath the splash pad, devastating sections of the shoreline, stirring up trash and debris from the lake, and pulling trees and plants from their roots.
As we enter February, Lakeside's evaluation of the shoreline continues. Dan Dudley, Lakeside Chautauqua CFO and COO, and Dave Geyer, Vice President of Municipal Services, have been working closely with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Coastal Management and BEC Engineering to complete survey work.
"State of Lakeside" Gatherings Planned for March & April
Lakeside is planning a series of "State of Lakeside" Address gatherings around Florida and Ohio during the months of March and April.
At each gathering, Lakeside Chautauqua President/CEO Kevin Sibbring will meet with Lakesiders, give an overview of the past year, provide an update on the work of the Pool & Wellness Community Taskforce, discuss the Endowment for Life Initiative and highlight the 2016 Chautauqua summer programs.
Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss Lakeside's future and ask questions.
Teen Programming Plans & Youth Activity Center Preparation Underway
Thanks to your generosity on #GivingTuesday, preparation for Lakeside's teen programming curriculum and youth activity center are being planned now and are set to launch in June.  
Our Programming staff, under the direction of Senior V.P. of Programming Shirley Stary, has been outlining an enhanced teen program for the season. The team has also been writing and posting job descriptions for co-coordinators to help lead the program.
Teen activities will focus on the four pillars of Chautauqua: religion, education, cultural arts and recreation. For example, teen classes will be offered at the Rhein Center and late night movies will be available at Orchestra Hall.
Chautauqua Lecture Series Announced
Eleven weeks of educational programs on a myriad of topics are planned for the 2016 Chautauqua season.
Lakeside Chautauqua is very pleased to welcome William Kelso, PhD, renowned historical archeologist and Director of Research & Interpretation at Historic Jamestown as the Hoover lecturer on Monday, July 25.
Dr. Kelso will share the findings of his work in uncovering Fort James, the first permanent settlement in the New World, previously thought lost, in his lecture titled 'Jamestown, the Buried Truth about America's Birthplace.'
Important Gate Announcements for 2016 Season
Starting Memorial Day weekend (May 27-30) and continuing through the Chautauqua summer season (Saturday, June 18 until Monday, Sept. 5), there will be a change to the South Gate operating schedule.
From Sunday-Wednesday evenings (with the exception of Monday, July 4), the South Gate entrance will be closed from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. This includes the South Gate booth, Welcome Center and Route 163 black iron gate outside the South Gate Parking Lot.
The South Gate will resume its regular 24 hour schedule on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Traffic will be directed to the Fifth Street Gate, which is open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Looking for a Summer Job or Internship?
Lakeside is seeking summer employees and interns. Earn income while having fun in the sun, meeting world travelers, and developing new friendships and networking connections.

On your days off, visit nearby Cedar Point,
Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, the Marblehead Lighthouse and other local attractions. 

A variety of summer employment opportunities are available in:
  • Event Planning (Event Team Coordinator/Team)
  • Hospitality (banquet staff, hotel front desk, housekeeping)
  • Maintenance/Service (grounds, maintenance, Safety Services Bike Patrol/Security Officer)
  • Programming (Rhein Center arts staff)
  • Recreation (lifeguard, tennis, Recreation Manager)
Visit our Seasonal Employment page to view all available positions, job descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

In This Issue
Monthly Community Potluck
Lakeside invites friends and neighbors to gather monthly for a Community Potluck.
Please join us at 12 p.m. every third Thursday of the month until May. Potlucks are held in Wesley Lodge, unless otherwise noted. The next potluck will be held Thursday, March 17.
The main dish is provided. Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. Invite a friend or neighbor and reconnect with other year-round Lakesiders.  
Author Paula McLain to Visit Lakeside
The Fine Print bookstore is pleased to announce an Author Visit with Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife. 
McLain will speak at Lakeside at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 15 in Orchestra Hall with a book signing to follow. 
Pool & Wellness
Thank you for your comments, questions and support regarding our Pool & Wellness planning. We're in the process of finalizing a FAQ document that will be posted on our website shortly. In the meantime, you're invited to fill out our electronic comment card to provide additional feedback.
1 Million Steps Challenge Update
In January, we announced that our staff had committed to living healthier lifestyles by participating in two health and wellness challenges - a weight loss challenge and a 1 million steps challenge.
During the first week of our 1 million steps challenge, Steve Koenig, Director of Hospitality, walked a landslide achievement of 91,532 steps, slightly more than 45 miles in one week. This is equivalent to walking from Port Clinton to Findlay, Ohio.
We sat down with Steve, and he shared with us how he achieved this milestone.
Spring Leaf Pick Up
Lakeside Chautauqua will provide free Spring Leaf Pick Up from Monday, April 4-Friday, April 15.
Rent a Summer Cottage
Lakeside Chautauqua Realty is now accepting weekly cottage reservations for the 2016 summer.
Plan a Memorable Gathering at Lakeside
Lakeside has long been a special destination for groups, including youth camps, family reunions, weddings, conferences, retreats and business meetings.
Our facilities accommodate groups of all sizes. Food service is also available. Accommodations include two hotels and several dormitory-style buildings.
Contact the Conference & Event Planning Office to plan your next group event at Lakeside at (419) 798-4461, ext. 279.
Memorial Remembrance Forms
Each year, at the Memorial Day Weekend Hoover Worship Service, we formally remember loved ones who have died throughout the year.
If a loved one has passed away during the 2015-2016 year, download a Memorial Remembrance Form. Complete the form with information about your loved one to be included in the worship service bulletin.
Forms are due by Friday, April 22.
Upcoming Events
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Sunday, May 8

Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 27
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Sunday, May 29
Saturday, June 18

Sunday, June 19-Friday, June 24
Saturday, June 25

Saturday, July 2