MLR friends and her family will miss her immensely. She died suddenly and unexpectedly at Tulane Medical Center of pancreatic cancer. Funeral services were held at St. John's Episcopal Church, Ocean Springs, Mississippi on February 2nd. Many MLR members and friends attended the service and sent memorials and flowers. The family was grateful for the prayers and condolences of so many.
M&M will be dearly missed by her long time companion of 31 years, Joe Pierotti, and her three daughters: Mary Snow, Gaynell Mayeux, and Terri Lynn Mayeux. She leaves behind six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She worked at the front desk at MLR for 10 years. She developed close relationships with her co-workers and enjoyed may friendships with members of the park. We give thanks to God for the time she was with us and we pray that God will hold her close. We remember John 3:16:For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
I would like to thank all Martin Lake Members for helping make us Mississippi's #'1 family recreational resort!! Martin Lake has in the last 8+ years put approximately 1 million dollars in new improvements. Speaking of new improvements, we have started phase II at the lake which includes two more cottages with handicap accessible showers bring our total to six new cottages and four cottages. Television and cable will be added to our rentals once the cable company finishes its work. Mini Golf supplies have been ordered and we are working to complete it by summer. Look forward to an expanded beach/picnic area with grills. our roads will be different as well, with new cement, plus a new entrance with plants and flowers. This will start around April or the beginning of May. Hope to see you and your friends enjoying the lake and its amenities this year, which will also include a basketball area. Let us apologize ahead of time for all the construction projects going on this summer. -Jerry
The Accounts Receivable Department has new ways to make your life easier. Your payments and Dues can now be charged to your credit card and/or debit card. We accept VISA, M.C., AMEX, Discover. Call Susan or Lynda at 228-875-7631 for details.
We will give you a complementary payment. Have your payment automatically run between the 15th and 20th of each month, or call us every month on the 15th and give us teh information. We will be more than happy to process your payment at that time.
As you know we have been growing and improving your park by leaps and bounds. Your monthly payments are the lifeblood in this development. Remember, we pay as we go so please if you can, prepay your payments.
- Make 5 payments--send in 6 payment stubs for your free payment.
- Pay 5 years annual dues in advance and get the 6th year free!
Introducing a new member referral program. Treat your friends to the benefits of a membership at Martin lake Resort and for the rest of this year we will pay you $100 for each of your friends who join the family, up to four families. For the 5th friend who joins, we will give you a bonus of $1000.
For details call Lynda at 866-875-0243
St. Patrick's Day Annual Chili Cook-off
Martin Lake would like to invite all of our chili fans to try an entry in this year's Chili Cook-off Contest to be held in the clubhouse on March 16th. The judging will be at 4PM. Prizes will be awarded.
Easter Parade & Easter Egg Hunt
Come join the party at MLR for our annual Easter Parade and Egg-hunt on May 23th. Prizes will be awarded after the 2 PM parade. Sign up sheets will be posted in the office during the week and at the clubhouse that weekend. Please sign your name and age. For more information the office. (Rain date is March 30th) Easter egg hunt will be after the Parade.
Martin Lake Ol' Fashioned Picnics. We grill the hot dogs and hamburgers and provide baked beans and cole slaw. Please bring your appetite and a covered dish! Let's make these events terrific fun picnics! Dinner will be from 2-5 pm.
MLR staff planned some great activities for the holidays. So get your family and friends together for the following:
Sack Races * 3 Legged Races
Apple Bobbing * Tug-of-War
Paddle Boat Races
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest
(to be held throught the Holidays)
Additional activities may be posted at the office. All activities are subject to change.
Martin Lake Online
As some of you already know, MLR is on the Internet. We have added a section on classifieds. If you are selling something and want to list it with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you on the web. We are constantly updating the site with new pictures and also the latest news so check us out online!
If you would rather have your newsletter mailed to you via email, please call us and give your email address or email us a note with your member number. The newsletter is online so you can always get it from the website.
Also, Coast to Coast is online. You can visit them at www.coastresorts.com.
MLR Members now have a special number to call for reservations. This number will be answered Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. only. This line will be used only for rental and site reservations.
Reservations for rentals on major holidays will be taken 60 days in advance. Members need to call in their reservations for their RVs as well.
Anyone bringing pets into MLR rentals will be required to leave a $50.00 pet deposit when registering. Deposit will be refunded upon checkout if no damage is done by pets. Any member caught with a pet in a rental without a pet deposit will pay a $50 nonrefundable charge to MLR.
MLR would like to inform members that our out-of-town relatives can rent rentals from Oct. 1 - May 1 each year for $500.00 per month. We hope this will allow family members to visit children and grandchildren during the holidays.
Message From Marc
Just a reminder to all the members who are considering traveling this summer. If you haven't processed your Coast to Coast Travel, it's time to do so now. By adding your travel benefits, you will be assured of having your new books, cards and everything else needed in time to make your traveling this year exciting. If you want to get more information, please feel free to call me at 875-7229 and ask for Marc or Jay.
Any member wanting to add Coast to Coast don't drag your feet, add it before the cost goes up.
All M.L.R. Members
Regarding our guest situation . . . everyone agrees we all enjoy and wish to encourage continued guest use. We also all agree that guest use places an extra financial burden on the cost of operation the park. We asked for your suggestions and input on the best solution to cover these extra costs. We were overwhelmed and delighted with the number of members who responded with their ideas and input. With very little exception, almost everyone suggested a guest usage fee charged at the gate, of between $2.00 and $5.00 per person. The typical reason; where else can you take your family that's clean, safe, and has a nice family atmosphere for $2.00 to $5.00 per person?
Because of your input and ideas, the following will be put into effect from May 1st to September 30th of each year.
- Members and their immediate family - no charge
(includes children and parents of members).
- Pre-school age children (under 6) - no charge
- All other guests - $2.00 per day.
- No guest fee will be charged on Tue., Wed., & Thur.
As a member of Martin Lake I will:
- Use Lifejackets in Boats
- Observe one-way roads.
- Observe the 5 MPH speed limit.
- Obey posted pool and hot tub rules.
- Clean up after my pets
- Not park on the grass.
- Have my proper ID card when visiting the Resort