The LSMCA Community Town Hall is open to all residents of Lake San Marcos. While non-members of the LSMCA are welcome, your $58 annual membership dues allows the LSMCA to provide these educational programs. If you are not already a member, you may sign up at any of the Community Town Halls, or by contacting the LSMCA Office. Thank you for your support.
The Lake San Marcos Community Association regards the health and safety of our entire community a top priority. To that end, we feel it’s in the best interest of our community and considering the new health and safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 virus that we postpone our Community Town Hall on Monday, March 16th.
We will reschedule our event on Public Safety with Captain Dave Brown of the Sheriff’s Department and Officer Smale of the California Highway for a later date.
We will keep our April 20th Town Hall as scheduled for now, though we may decide later to reschedule it. The April event will feature City of San Marcos Fire Battalion Chief Dave Pender. Chief Pender is scheduled to give us an update on Disaster Preparedness.
The City’s San Marcos Creek Project is beginning active construction soon with the closure of Bent Avenue. This marks an exciting milestone for the project to improve access to and enjoyment of San Marcos Creek. On Monday, February 17th the Creek project team will provide an update to all Association members and non members at 6:00 PM in the Conference Center. The presentation will include an update on the construction schedule, next steps and tips for staying up to date throughout project construction. Please don't miss this important update for you and the community.
On Monday evening 19 August, the LSMCA Members Forum hosted Ginny Kishbauch. She provided a wonderful personal history of Lake San Marcos developed from family diaries, stories, letters, and magnificent photos. Ginny grew up an Army brat traveling with her parents all over the world. But each summer her mother would bring her to her grandfather’s ranch in San Marcos. Today we know this ranch as Lake San Marcos. Her grandfather, George Clemson, was responsible for development of the dam, in the late 1940’s. He wanted to expand ranch operations (cattle, crops) and create a place for recreation for his extended family. Ginny recalled sailing, fishing and water skiing on the lake. She talked about how much her grandfather cared about the health of the lake, saying that everyone and everything surrounding the lake depended on it. Eventually, he gradually sold his ranch in parcels to the Frazar brothers who then developed the LSM community. Ginny pointed out that George Clemson was actively involved for many years in how LSM was developed.
Finally, Ginny provided a nice handout to attendees that included a number of historical articles about the Lake and some of her family’s historical records that shed additional insight.