Crystal Lakes Community Fund Association

The Crystal Lakes Community Fund Association (CLCFA) was founded in 1998 to identify and fund programs that improve, enhance the beauty of, and preserve the common good of Crystal Lakes.  CLCFA is made up of volunteers who use YOUR suggestions to develop these programs and projects that will ensure the continued viability of the development and to preserve the area for our children, grandchildren, and future property owners. 

 

The CLCFA has been granted 501 (c)(3) income tax status.  Simply put, this means that your donations and dues are tax deductible!  Unlike most tax-supported organizations, 100% of your money goes directly back into the good of your mountain community that we have all grown to love.  There is almost no overhead, and labor associated with the projects is almost 100% volunteer.  Your donations are used for materials to develop and maintain the projects.

We gratefully accept memberships and donations!  Memorial donations are also appreciated.   Donations can be specified for a particular project that you would like to see happen.  With many small and/or several large donations (many of our members contribute $100 or more annually); we can make many good things happen.

CLCFA Finished Final Phase of Peninsula Project

Ray Williams, President CLCFA

 

We purchased seven trees from the Gulley Greenhouse and Garden Center in SW Fort Collins. On Wednesday October 16, they planted and mulched the trees. The trees include 2 Thunderhead Dwarf Black Pine which grows to about 15'H and 12' W, two Black Hills Spruce which grows to about 15' H 3-5' W, two Baby Blue Spruce which can reach 40' and 12' W, and one True Mugo Pine which grows to about 15' H and 8' W. Please be careful of the new planting. The Gulley recommends staking the Dwarf Black Pines and advising property owners to have pets stay away for at least the first year. Please be considerate of this request. The CLCFA invites everyone to visit the new park and enjoy this project for many years to come. 

About "The Shed"

Ray Williams, President CLCFA

 

Some time ago the Community Fund suggested to the CLR&RA Board that if they provided the location, the Community Fund would purchase and build a shed to be used jointly by the Recreation Committee and the Community Fund.  Both groups needed space to store folding picnic tables, canopies, barbeques, games, and other various sundries.

 

We hired a professional to install an 8’X12’ concrete base.  “The Shed” kit and the materials needed to complete it were purchased at Home Depot in Ft Collins.   I requested Doug Race to use his trailer to pick up the kit and deliver it to the site near the mail sheds and KOA lot.  The site was agreed upon by Jody Sandquist , Rick Crewdson and I.

 

When Doug arrived at the site (it was raining), Chuck Glanz and Bob Strazer happened to be nearby and the three of them unloaded the wrapped kit.  Thank you for your help!  Over the course of four scattered days, we built, caulked, roofed and painted “the shed”. 

 

We thank the following people from the bottom of our hearts:  Al Fink, Sue and Jon Gessert, Sharon Elam, Doug Race, Chuck Glanz, Milo David, Dave Smith, Jeanette and Ray Williams.  These folks not only donated their time, but we all used our own tools.  We ran out of nails and Lyle Koller supplied his so we could finish the job.  Thank you Lyle!

 

In case you’re not counting, there were 12 different people helping with “the shed” project; some of them multiple times.  That is one of the reasons the word “Community” is in our name.  Once again thank you all!

Board and Annual Meeting Dates

Plese contact a member of the CLCFA Board of Directors (see below) for meeting dates and times.

Board of Directors

Title Name Contact Information
President Ray Williams

881-3612

970-663-3393

rayjenwil@peoplepc.com

clcfa@crystal-lakes.org

Term:  2011 - 2014

Vice President Winnie Hanson 

881-2155

ehanson391@aol.com 

Term:  2012 - 2015

Secretary / 

Treasurer

Jeanette Williams

881-3612

970-663-3393

rayjenwil@peoplepc.com

Term:  2011 - 2014

Member-At-Large Helen Norton 

881-2214

helenrn@peoplepc.com 

Term:  2013 - 2016

Member-At-Large Grace Zach 

970-484-6562

gracezack@msn.com 

Term:  2013 - 2016 

Member-At-Large Helen Koller

881-2797

blackfootkollers@aol.com

Term:  2012 - 2015

Member-At-Large Sharon Cooper

881-3595

mountainwoman07@gmail.com

Term:  2013 - 2016

Join Now

Are you ready to become a member of the CLCFA?  If so, please do the following:

 

1.  Decide what level of membership you want. 

Membership amounts:

  • Crystal Lakes Friend         $10-$24.99
  • Crystal Lakes Supporter    $25-$49.99
  • Crystal Lakes Patron        $50 and up

2.  Download and complete the membership form.

Membership Form
Membership Form 2013.pdf
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3.  Mail your completed application form and check to:  

     Crystal Lakes Community Fund Association

     Attention:  Ray Williams

     300 Tami Road

     Red Feather Lakes, CO  80545

 

Please contact any CLCFA Board member if you have any questions or ideas for projects.  

Agendas

Feb 2013 Agenda.pdf
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Minutes

Meeting Minutes - October 2013
MINUTES October 26, 2013 Approved.pdf
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Meeting Minutes - May 2013
MINUTES May 11, 2013.pdf
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Meeting Minutes - March 2013
MINUTES Mar 9, 2013.pdf
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Meeting Minutes - October 2012
MINUTES Oct 27, 2012 corrected.pdf
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Annual Meeting Minutes - July 2012
ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES July 28, 2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [49.2 KB]
Meeting Minutes - May 2012
MINUTES May 5 2012 Approved.pdf
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Meeting Minutes - March 2012
MINUTES March102012.pdf
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Annual Meeting Minutes - July 2011
ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES July 30 2011 Appr[...]
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Meeting Minutes - May 2011
MINUTES May 2011.pdf
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Meeting Minutes - February 2011
MINUTES February 2011.pdf
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Annual Meeting Minutes - July 2010
ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES July 18 2010.pdf
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Combined Minutes - 2006 to 2010
Combined Minutes - 2006 to 2010.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [97.4 KB]

Financial Statements

Annual Report 7-01-11 to 6-30-12.pdf
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Combined Annual Reports - 2004 to 2010
Combined Annual Reports - 2004 to 2010.p[...]
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Current Projects

We appreciate new project ideas!  Any to offer?  We encourage everyone to offer suggestions for the Crystal Lakes Community Fund projects.  Please complete this Recommendation Form and mail to:

 

Crystal Lakes Community Fund Association

300 Tami Rd

Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545

 

or you can email us at rayjenwil@peoplepc.com.  The Board will review and get back to you with their decision.

CLCFA Project Recommendation Form.pdf
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Past Projects

Year Project Project Cost
1999 Refurbish Panhandle Creek Foot Bridge $3,630.57
  Nature Trail Design and Work $237.97
  Handicap Access for Beaver Lake $2,103.85
2000 Memorial Bench Joe Velasco Snoopy Pond $1,111.60
  Bob Papish Memorial Otter Pond $410.50
2001 Panhandle Creek Fort Bridge Filing 3 $226.81
  Purchase and Build Two Picnic Tables $877.10
  Bob Papish Memorial Otter Pond $406.29
2002 Basecamp Remodeling & Improvements $1,062.40
  Folding Tables for Wapiti Room $942.11
2003 Refurbish Basecamp Flag Poles $474.18
  Fund Raising Project - Edible Plant Hike $150.00
2004 New Bulletin Boards for Mail Sheds $168.90
  Refurbish Log Rails by Office $360.00
  Fund Raising Project - Edible Plant Hike $175.00
  Donation to Firewise $600.00
2005 Wapiti Room Ceiling Fans $1,029.19
  CLR&RA and CLW&SA Sound System $4,504.75
2006 The Roads of Crystal Lakes Publication $1,182.00
      Reimbursed to CLCFA by Lone Pine Realty -$1,182.00
  Refurbish Panhandle Creek Bridge $181.99
2007 Firewise $1,500.00
  Refurbish Panhandle Creek Bridge $505.59
  Memory Wall $4,109.59
2008 CLVFD Equipment $2,032.96
  Memory Wall Park Improvments $65.74
  Refurbish Picnic Tables $1,398.77
2009 Crystal Lakes Restaurant Improvement $3,160.00
  CLVFD Uniform Patches $171.65
2011 Crystal Lakes Restaurant Improvement $2,366.70
  The Roads of Crystal Lakes Publication $1,185.00
      Reimbursed to CLCFA by Lone Pine Realty  -$1,000.00
2012 Crystal Lakes Restaurant Improvement $3,038.88
  Crystal Lakes Photo Contest $132.62
  Contribute to CLVFD Dry Hydrant $1,071.56
  Beaver Lake - Handicap Parking Signs $59.38
  Crystal Lakes Basecamp Improvements $84.95
  Crystal Lakes Peninsula Project $2,709.26
2013 Crystal Lakes Photo Contest $136.78
  Crystal Lakes Peninsula Project $1,711.17
  Crystal Lakes Basecamp Improvements $3,252.81
     
  Grand Total $48,609.62

Handicap Access for Beaver Lake - 1999

Nature Trail Design and Work - 1999

Refurbish Panhandle Creek Foot Bridge - 1999, 2001 & 2007

Memorial Bench Joe Velasco Snoopy Pond - 2000

Bob Papish Memorial Otter Pond - 2000

Memory Wall - 2007

Labor Day Bake Sale - 2011