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Mayor Dwyer’s Column

April 13, 2014

 Greenwood Lake Mayor


By Jesse Dwyer


Thank You GWL Lions and Supporters

        It is a fascinating thing to be a part of our local organizations. In addition to being an Elk, I am a member of the GWL Lions Club. The Lions Club hosted its annual Roast Beef 300 Club Dinner at the American Legion. Year after year, there is always a tremendous amount of support that is shown by the residents toward the Lions because it is widely known that the Lions are an exemplary service organization. We, as Lions, do not have a building and do not have the volunteer numbers that we once had. What we do have, however, is a list of dedicated volunteers who never fail to heed the call to service. I want to send out a very big thank you to all the members and volunteers who came out Sunday to assist in one of the Lions’ largest fundraising events of the year. Special thanks go out to Bruce Rohner, whose tireless efforts year after year have been essential in enabling the Lions Club members and their Presidents to carry out the magnificent community projects that we have seen over the years. I can guarantee you this – if you go to any corner of our Village, you will likely see some aspect that had been donated by, cared for by, or built by a member of the GWL Lions club at one time.

Interactive and Updated Recreation Page of Village Website

         I encourage all residents to begin checking in with our Village’s Website, specifically the Recreation Section. Village Trustee Katheleen Holder and Web Designer, Peter Hall, have been hard at work. The new portion of our site will include all aspects of local recreation, such as what is available, when each Rec program is offered, who to contact to get involved and signed up and many other details necessary to stay informed. Our goal is and always will be to keep our residents happy, healthy, and engaged in the community.

New Law Requires Boater Safety Course

        If you were born after 5/1/1996, you are required to have a Boater’s Safety Certificate to operate a boat or a jet ski. Our local police department is offering Safety Certificate courses at the Courthouse this Wednesday, April 16th from 6-10pm and also Thursday April 17th from 6-10pm. You must be present for both days of classes and you must register by calling the GWL PD at 477-9211.


  • Open Gym for Grades 9-12 every Friday at the MS. Free for Village and Town Residents
  • Open Gym for grades 6-8 Every Thursday at the ES. Free for Village and Town Residents
  • Village Board Workshop Monday, April 21st at 6:30p.m. at Village Hall
  • Village Board Meeting Monday, April 21st at 7:30p.m. Village Hall
  • Village Board Roundtable Thursday, April 24th at 7pm in Village Hall.
  • Community Clean Sweep, Sat., April 26th and Sun, April 27th. Meet at the senior center and be prepared to assist in the community-wide beatification, or Spring Cleaning, of our Village.  
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