BLACK OAK LAKE 50/75 YEAR AWARD PROGRAM


This program is designed to acknowledge those who have accumulated a long history at Black Oak Lake. The lapel pin is awarded to those who fulfill the requirements below:
  • You must have spent at least one night on a Black Oak Lake property in each of 50 or 75 calendar years. The years need not be consecutive.
  • A pre-birth visit while being carried by your mother does not count.
  • No credit is given for marrying a longer term person.
  • Property ownership is not required.

The program director (currently Jim Surpless) receives your statement of eligibility and awards the pins. His contact information is in the directory. The honor system is used here and there is no charge for the award.



As of 7/02/2017 these 113 people have earned pins.  104 have 50 year pins and 9 more have 75 year pins.....their names are in larger BOLD CAPS

  • DOROTHY MARLING AIKINS
  • RD Aikins
  • Mimi Truss Allman
  • John Annin
  • Marilyn Annin
  • Michael Annin 
  • Donna Samp Barber
  • Bob Barnum
  • Shirley Barnum
  • Sharon Caruso Basten
  • Ann Bates
  • Betty Bates (dec)
  • JIM BATES
  • Sandi Bates
  • Walt Bates
  • Bill Berg (dec)
  • Bill Berg Jr.
  • Ruth Seaman Berg (dec)
  • Mary Dan Kegel Bina
  • David Binder
  • Kate Frawley Brody
  • Delores Caruso
  • John Caruso (dec)
  • Bonnie Bates Clarke
  • John Clarke
  • Stu Collar 
  • Jeany Leimbacher Somers Cuttell
  • Bill Duff
  • Kay Leimbacher MacDonald Duff
  • Turney Duff
  • Elizabeth Eaton-Woodrow
  • Nancy Eaton
  • Linda Bates Elliott
  • Peggy Paton Fink 
  • BERN FLEMING
  • Jim Fleming
  • Elizabeth Frawley 
  • NANCY PHILLIPS FRAWLEY (dec)
  • Cathy Duff Hesselman
  • Parry Hesselman
  • Virginia Stevens Hickey
  • Fritz Hill
  • Dave Hoffman (dec)
  • Mark Hoffman
  • Art Hook
  • Barb Hook
  • Chris Hook
  • Cindy Hook
  • ED HOOK
  • Martha Hostetler
  • Max Hostetler (dec)
  • Marian Marsh Hudson (dec)
  • Dan Kegel (dec)
  • Rob Kistler
  • Jeff Klieve (dec)
  • Joan Klieve
  • John Klieve
  • Otto Klieve
  • BARBARA LLOYD PATON KNAAK
  • Jean Knecht (dec)
  • Bruce Kurkamp (dec)
  • Kurk Kurkamp 
  • Alvina Lang (dec)
  • Fred Lippert  (dec)
  • Jill Lippert
  • SALLY FARMER LIPPERT
  • Howard Lloyd (dec)
  • Myrtle Lloyd (dec)
  • Cherry Shely Lommen
  • Dick Lommen
  • Rick Lommen 
  • Richard Maciulis
  • Carolyn Schroeder Meyer (dec)
  • Dirk Meyer
  • Patrick Morris 
  • ROBERTA MARLING MORRIS
  • Marilyn Nagel
  • Mike Nagel
  • Kathy Nagel Nordine
  • Jennifer Lippert O'Brien
  • Chuck Paton
  • Dave Paton
  • Ann Frawley Perra 
  • Shelley Caruso Peterson
  • Helen Jo Vineyard Volpe Pierce
  • Kathy Lang Podewils
  • Debbie Sundberg Porsche
  • Patricia Klieve Rebholz
  • Jonathan Samp
  • Karen Nagel Sauer
  • Lee Sensiba
  • Sandy Berg Seymour
  • Betsy (Sam) Knecht Smith 
  • Liz Duff Spaulding
  • Harold Sundberg
  • Jim Sundberg
  • Vicki Sundberg
  • Frank Surpless
  • Jim Surpless
  • Jim Thomas
  • Mary Whipp Thomas
  • Linda Whipp Thompson
  • Ed Torres (dec)
  • Tom Torres
  • BABS SHELY TRACY
  • Nancy Hill Travis
  • Barbara Bates Trenary
  • Julie Whipp Tryczak
  • Janet Handlos Vineyard (dec)
  • Vern Vineyard (dec)
  • Christine Collar Welsh
  • Susie Messner Whipp
  • Carol Torres Wiet


Additionally, who has the most total summers here? This is the list as of 3/18/2017:

1) Myrtle Lloyd (dec) 90 summers

2) Ed Torres (dec) 87

3) Jim Bates 87

4) Janet Vineyard (dec) 86

5) David Binder 84

6) Ruth Berg (dec) 82

7) Nancy Frawley (dec) 79


Finally, the person with the most total time here is probably Dee Caruso.