Dear Lakesiders,
We were thrilled to see many of you gather in Lakeside to celebrate the Christmas festivities. Favorite holiday moments included time with Santa, a cookie decorating workshop, pancake breakfast and concert with Chip Richter, and a holiday movie in Orchestra Hall.
On New Year’s Eve, we’ll continue celebrating with a new tradition, the Donut Drop. This late-night party features a giant inflatable donut, music, donuts and a blessing for the new year. Book your room at the Fountain Inn now so you don’t miss out on the fun.
As we turn toward the work of the Lakeside Association Board of Directors, the November Board report has been uploaded to the website for your review. The Board also approved the audited financial statements for the fiscal year 2021-22 at this meeting. Please review the financial statements and annual report as well as a financial snapshot.
Over the next few weeks, we’d also like to collect your feedback about our communications efforts over the last six months. You’re invited to complete the questionnaire below by Monday, Jan. 2. Your feedback will help us plan for the upcoming year.
With anticipation,
Jane Anderson
Chair, Association Board
Kip Greenhill,
President & CEO, Lakeside Chautauqua
2021-22 Financial Statements & Reports
The Lakeside Association Board of Directors approved the 2021-22 audited financial statements at the November Board meeting. The Lakeside Team has also finished the 2021-22 Annual Report, keeping financial transparency at the forefront.
In the Fiscal Year 2021-22, the global pandemic and economic and labor challenges intensified life’s everyday pressures with an unprecedented breakdown of civil discourse in many circles of society. Despite these challenges, Lakeside did well, and our finances are healthy.
We’ve found that the Lakeside experience is needed now more than ever to offer respite, renewal, and transformative experiences for all who visit. We thank you for your continued commitment and generosity.
Lakeside’s Communications & Community Involvement Efforts
Over the last six months, Lakeside has made a focused effort to keep you up to date on announcements, news, and activities.
Since the spring, we’ve increased Board and Presidential updates to monthly reports, enhanced the Chautauqua programming highlights, provided consistent announcements and promotions, and encouraged opportunities for dialogue with Neighborhood Gatherings, Porch Talks and individual meetings with the Board and Lakeside leadership.
Over the years, we’ve conducted several communications surveys, which have helped Lakeside make improvements. We want to continue collecting your feedback to better serve our community and guests. Please take this quick 3-minute questionnaire before Monday, Jan. 2.
As in years past, we’ll use your feedback to continue making enhancements, plan for the future and nurture community engagement and involvement. Thank you kindly for your valuable time and feedback.
Lakeside Online brings year-round experiences to your living room
With Lakeside Chautauqua’s 150th Anniversary just around the corner, we’re excited to introduce you to Lakeside Online – a new way to connect with friends year-round, explore the Chautauqua experience from the comfort of home and catch a sneak peek of what’s in store for the Sesquicentennial Celebration next summer.  
As part of Lakeside Online, we’re hosting four virtual book discussions authored by keynote speakers who will be visiting during the Sesquicentennial Celebration.   
  • Jan. 9: Katy Greenhill hosting discussion on Sunnyside Plaza by Scott Simon
  • Feb. 6: Bob & Cindy Grimm hosting discussion on How to Fight Racism by Jemar Tisby
  • Mar. 6: Linda & Doug Huber hosting discussion on Handprints on Hubble by Dr. Kathryn Sullivan
  • Apr. 17: John Porcari hosting discussion on The Upswing by Robert Putnam 
For the inaugural year of Lakeside Online, programs will be free-of-charge and easily accessible via Zoom. Sign up for the book discussions and other programs now! Support our local bookstore and purchase books through The Fine Print Bookstore or another resource.