Newsletter

Hello Members!

Ahh November! I gotta say besides the rain we had a pretty decent October. Let’s hope that November is just as mild. Sorry S*!@ lovers. We have planned some great events this month. We hope you enjoy them.

If you want to see some winter activities on the schedule please let Mickey and I know we are always looking to explore new ideas.

AND NOW A MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSER…
One of our members, David Burke, has started a new company called OutInMaine LLC. His company maintains an online resource guide & social calendar for the LGBTQ+ community in Maine. As of November 15th any gay friendly business/church/school/social group/support organization will be able to load www.OutInMaine.com and load themselves as a free resources to the gay community regardless of where they are in the state. The now considered “resources” can also load any/all future events they are holding that is inclusive of our community. This is also free. If you don’t have events you can still be a resource. Starting January 1st, 2019 anyone in the state can access www.OutInMaine.com and see a social calendar of events that have been loaded as well as who is sponsoring that event. Users can search resources for things they want and where. If you own/run a business that is gay friendly and is run in Maine load www.OutInMaine.com to list your self and show your support. Lets live life in Maine in a safe and accepting way. OutInMaine brings resources to the community and the community together.
I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael

Events:
11.01 MICKEY NEEDS A REST DAY
11.02 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
11.03 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
11.04 PAY YOUR DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP GET IN FREE

11.08 PRIZE IN YOUR LOCKER
11.09 HAIRY MEET AND GREET AND LIGHTS OUT PARTY
11.10 GRIZZLY NIGHT POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT/DANCE PARTY
11.11 BEAR BRUNCH POTLUCK 9-12 VETERANS GET IN FOR $10

11.15 WEAR ORANGE UNDERWEAR GET IN FOR $15
11.16 ENTER TO WIN A DRAWING FOR A TURKEY CHANCES ARE $1 A PIECE
11.17 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
11.18 FOOTBALL SUNDAY

11.22 CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
11.23 BLACK FRIDAY DEAL BUY 2 DAYS GET 1 FREE
11.24 THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS THEMED POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
11.25 BRING IN RED SOLO CUPS GET $5 OFF

11.29 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
11.30 FRAT FRIDAY
12.01 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
12.02 BRING IN STRONG PAPER PLATES GET $5 OFF

Hello Members!

Our Teddy Bear Round Up was a huge success. They will be going to help children who need them. We also helped raise $400 for the Waterville Humane Society to help keep it open. If you would like to still donate you may do so by going to this link.

Thank you Ray for getting the rest of the wood cut. Now we need to get it all stacked and split before snow falls. In Maine that day comes pretty fast. Work off your stay or Day pass by helping us out. See Mickey for details.

This is a reminder that water to the campground will be shut off this month. As the day gets closer we will post a notice at the lodge. Please make sure your campers are seasonally ready to be stored.

We have ordered new towels to replace the ones that have been damaged or lost. They will be arriving soon. Can’t wait!

I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael

Events:
10.4 PAY YOUR NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP EARLY AND GET IN FREE
10.5 JAR OF JELLYBEAN DAY..BRING ONE GET $5 OFF
10.6 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNEY
10.7 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE

10.11 RED FLANNEL DAY
10.12 BEAR LOAD IN AND HOWDY LIGHTS OUT PARTY
10.13 POTLUCK CHILI AND SOUP CONTEST AND POOL TOURNEY AND DANCE PARTY BY THE POOL Click Here FMI
10.14 BEAR BRUNCH 9-12

10.18 HOT COCOA AND WARM CIDER DAY
10.19 BRING PAPER PLATES, PLASTICWARE, AND NAPKINS…GET IN FOR $15
10.20 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNEY
10.21 PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST (BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN)

10.25 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
10.26 FRAT FRIDAY-HALLOWEEN PARTY Click Here FMI
10.27 POOL TOURNEY HALLOWEEN THEMED POTLUCK AND COSTUME CONTEST
10.28 PRIZE IN THE LOCKER WILL IT BE YOU?

Hello Members!

September is upon us and the days will start to become cooler. We getting the lodge ready for the colder months. As many of you know we are still on the look out for a good plow truck. If you know of one please let Mickey know. Time is running out.

This month’s Grizzly Weekend will be a teddy bear round up. We are collecting teddy bears for a local hospital. Please bring one in and get money off your entry.

The 15th we are raising money for The Waterville Humane Society. They are in danger of closing. Let’s see what we can do to help our local shelter stay open. We will be having raffles and 50/50 tickets to go to this worthy cause.

Common Ground Fair in Unity will begin the 21st. I have included a link to the fair calendar. We will be running a promotion that weekend for fair goers.

While cleaning up outside we are noticing that cigarette butts have been deposited on the grounds. We want to emphasize again that we have a butt can by the back door in the designated smoking area. That is the only designated spot for smoking or your vehicle. If caught disposing of cigarette butts on the ground improperly you may be asked to leave and forfeit membership. Thank you for helping to protect our wildlife, our members, and our property.

If you would like to volunteer time to work off your day pass or stay. See Mickey for details. There are always jobs for you to do.

We are also looking a forming a Frat Friday Planning Committee. See me for details. Frat Friday is not cancelled, it Just being reworked. So help us make it what you want it to be.

This is going to be another great month at the lodge for us. Friendships will continue to grow and we will make new memories around the fire.

I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael

Hello Members!

August is upon us once again. We have some great events planned for you this month. I am hoping you all come out to see us. Soak up the sunshine while you can. Summer is only for a few more weeks.

We would also like to remind you that Labor Day Weekend is coming up. If you want a cabin or room make your reservation now. Other popular weekends also have limited availability. Going to a local fair? Choose us as your home base. Speaking of fairs, Common Ground Fair will be from September 21-September 23 this year. So start planning now to reserve.

We would like to thank Michael for all of the hard work he has put in over the years making Frat Friday what it is. He will be taking a break from planning. If you would like to help plan Frat Fridays let me know. We can always use your help.

Want to work off your day pass? See Mickey for other tasks that need to be done around the lodge.

Thanks Ray for the new pool table! We will be continuing our pool tournaments to help pay back the loan. Consider joining one on any Saturday. You don’t have to be an expert and it really it lots of fun.

I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael
Events:
8.2 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
8.3 LIGHTS OUT!
8.4 $5 POOL TOURNAMENT AND 6:30 POTLUCK
8.5 MOVIE ON THE BIG SCREEN WITH POPCORN…AT 2PM

8.9 JELLY BEAN DAY BRING IN A BAG OR A JAR OF JELLY BEANS GET IN 1/2 PRICE
8.10-8.12
CELEBRATE BEAR PRIDE at GRIZZLY: WET & HOT!(see Facebook page for more details)
Join your BEAR brothers as we gather for a weekend of fur frolicking events in the woods at Twin Ponds Lodge!

Friday, August 10th
5:00 p.m. – Welcome / Happy Hour @ the Main Lodge
8:00 p.m. – Balls Deep Pool Party with dj büd

Saturday, August 11th
1:00 p.m. – Southern BBQ themed Potluck @ the Main Lodge – VOTE FOR THE BEST PULLED PORK / CHICKEN CONTEST – bring a dish to share
7:30 p.m. $5 Pool Tournament
8:00 p.m. Bear Blaze Fire (weather permitting)

Sunday, August 12th
10:00 a.m. – Potluck Brunch @ the Main Lodge – bring a dish to share

8.16 PRIZE IN THE LOCKER
8.17 CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY
8.18 $5 POOL TOURNAMENT AND 6:30 POTLUCK FETISH SATURDAY JOCKSTRAP CONTEST
8.19 RED SOLO CUP DAY BRING A SLEEVE GET $5 OFF ENTRY

8.23 CARD PARTY…WHATS YOUR FAVORITE GAME? TEACH US!
8.24 CAMPFIRE TIME
8.25 $5 POOL TOURNAMENT AND 6:30 POTLUCK
8.26 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE

8.30 PAY YOUR SEPTEMBER MEMBERSHIP EARLY…GET IN FREE
8.31 FRAT FRIDAY SUMMER VACATION CAMPOUT WITH POTLUCK MEAL (see Facebook page for more details)
9.1 $5 POOL TOURNAMENT AND 6:30 POTLUCK THEME BREAKFAST FOR DINNER
9.2 SUNDAY MORNING CEREAL POTLUCK BRING YOUR FAVORITE TO SHARE AND SOME MILK OPEN UNTIL 9PM
9.3 LABOR DAY…CLOSING AT 4 NO SAUNA

Hello Members!
Wow what a great week to be open all week. Lots of men, Lots of hot weather, and lots of food and fun. The pond was full of hot guys trying to cool off. Fourth of July brought an impromptu BBQ and pool tournament. Thanks to Steve, Mike, AJ, Ned, Gerald, Blair, and all the other guys that helped us this week, it was greatly appreciated.

Because Ray and Gerald cut a lot of wood we need volunteers for stacking. Work off your day pass and get a tan too! See Mickey for details.

It is still not to late to reserve for our special weekends and Labor Day weekend. Plan ahead as spots fill up fast.

AS A REMINDER: THE MEMBER APPRECIATION COOKOUT IS ON SATURDAY. SUNDAY FOR MICKEY APPRECIATION DAY WE WILL BE CLOSING AT NOON. THANK YOU MICKEY FOR ALL YOU CONTINUE TO DO FOR ALL OF US.

Thank you to our members for making TPL your summer destination.

–Michael

Events:
7.12-PAY MEMBERSHIP EARLY GET IN 1/2 PRICE
7.13-LIGHTS OUT!
7.14-GRIZZLY SATURDAY DJ JONATHAN AND DJ BUD. POOL TOURNAMENT AND POTLUCK THEME IS FINGER FOOD CONTEST.
7.15-BEAR BRUNCH POTLUCK 10-12

7.19-BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN 1/2 PRICE
7.20-BRING A BAG OF JELLYBEANS GET $5 OFF YOUR ENTRY
7.21-POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT/UNDERWEAR FETISH CONTEST
7.22-RED SOLO CUP DAY. BRING TWO PACKAGES GET $5 OFF

7.26-CAMPFIRE WITH SMORES
7.27-FRAT FRIDAY WIFFLE BALL GAMES IN THE FIELD AND POTLUCK
2.28-LEFT OVER SATURDAY-CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE FOR POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT
7.29-BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN 1/2 PRICE

Summer is upon us. Soon the dock will be in and camping will resume. We are moving full speed ahead with the campground bathroom. If you would like to donate talent to this endeavor see Mickey. There are other opportunities to volunteer to work off your day pass. It’s a great way to get a free workout!

Saturday fires have resumed. We have a donation bucket set up to help pay for the firewood that we use. I am always looking for new ideas or events to put on our schedule. Please see me to add your idea to the schedule.

As a reminder we will be open for a full week from June 28th-July 8th. We have plenty of room so make a reservation soon and spend the week with us.

Thanks for making TPL your summer destination.

–Michael

Events:
5.30 DO NOTHING DAY
6.01 MOVIE NIGHT ‘THE 100 FOOT JOURNEY’ &POPCORN
6.02 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT
6.03 PAY YOUR MEMBERSHIP EARLY GET IN FREE

6.07 GRADS GET IN FOR $15
6.08 RED SOLO CUP DAY. BRING A PACKAGE GET $5 OFF ENTRY
6.09 BEAR NIGHT….MUSIC, FOOD, FUN POTLUCK THEME IS ITALIAN NIGHT. POOL TOURNAMENT
6.10 BEAR BRUNCH POTLUCK 10-12

6.14 JELLY BEANS…BRING A JAR GET IN 1/2 PRICE
6.15 LIGHTS OUT!
6.16 FETISH NIGHT…LEATHER CONTEST AT 8PM. POTLUCK AT 6:30 AND POOL TOURNAMENT
6.17 FATHERS DAY…DADS GET IN 1/2 PRICE

6.21 PRIZE IN THE LOCKER
6.22 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF TPL. THERE WILL BE A DRAWING FOR 2 INDIVIDUAL DAY PASSES. ENTRY WILL BE A DOLLAR EACH TICKET YOU PURCHASE. (TO BENEFIT FOOD FUND) YOU COULD WIN MORE THAN ONE DAY PASS. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. THERE WILL ALSO BE CAKE AND ICECREAM.
6.23 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT OPEN TIL 1AM
6.24 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE

TPL OPENS FOR THE WEEK!
6.28 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
6.29 FRAT FRIDAY-PRIDE CELEBRATION
6.30 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT
7.01 RED WHITE AND BLUE DAY
7.02 CAMP FIRE AND SMORES
7.03 MOTORCYCLE RIDE FROM LODGE TO A PLACE TO BE ANNOUNCED
7.04 FOURTH OF JULY DANCE IN THE GAZEBO
7.05 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY
7.06 ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
7.07 MEMBER APPRECIATION COOK OUT PLEASE BRING SIDES
7.08 MICKEY APPRECIATION DAY WE WILL BE CLOSING AT 12 NOON

Dear Members
Finally May is here and some warmth! We have been spring cleaning inside and changing things up a bit. We hope you enjoy the new coffee bar. the change in the bear’s den adds a new feeling to the room. New lights in the pool area and pool table add a new swing to the party. Thank you to all the members who have donated to make these changes possible.

Weekends are starting to get busy, so if you want Lodging you will need to start booking earlier than you think. If lodging is full please ask to be put on our waiting list for that date.

RV sites are at a premium this summer. We now only have 5 sites available on the weekends. So if you want one, again, book now. Also this summer we are putting on new metal roofs on all cabins. And the campground bathroom will finally be finished. As it gets closer to that time please consider helping us out. The lodge has contracted with a local company to grade the driveway, so soon no more potholes!

Starting May 1st the price for a day pass on Friday is now $25.00 Seasonal RV sites will incur a $20 charge for electricity used during the winter season. Full pricing changes can be found on our website.

Thank you for making us the best place to be this Summer!
–Michael

Upcoming Events
5.3-Bring a new member get in free
5.4-Tent sites on $25.00
5.5-Potluck (Mexican theme) $5 pool tournament
5.6-Prize in the locker Day

5.10-Pay your membership early get in 1/2 price
5.11-Lights Out!
5.12-Grizzly Saturday Potluck theme-Breakfast for Dinner $5 pool tournament and Music in the pool area
5.13-Bear Brunch 10am-12pm

5.17-Red Solo Cup Day-Bring a package get $5 off
5.18-Jellybean Day-Bring a jar get $5 off
5.19-Gear and Underwear Night-Potluck and $5 pool tournament
5.20- Bring a new member get in free

5.24-Spring Clean up day…Trails and Fields and other fun areas. Ask Mickey for details.
5.25-Frat Friday-Wine and Dine Picnic
5.26-Potluck Cooks Choice Contest and $5 pool tournament
5.27-Fishing Derby…longest fish wins…catch and release Open until 9pm
5.28-Memorial Day open 10-4

Service Spotlight
Working off your Day Pass is easy. See Mickey for volunteering opportunities. Some are: lawn mowing, wood stacking, cleaning windows, and raking. Whatever Mickey needs he will let you know!