A Message from Kip Greenhill, Acting President & CEO
Greetings from Lakeside!

On behalf of the entire staff, I hope your year is off to an enjoyable start and that you and your family are healthy and happy. The Lakeside team has been working diligently to ensure the upcoming 2022 summer season is exceptional. Click below to learn more about what you can expect at Lakeside this summer.
Community News
Introducing Vice President of Programming, Jeannie Fleming-Gifford
Lakeside is pleased to welcome Jeannie Fleming-Gifford as vice president of programming.

Fleming-Gifford holds a master's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a specialization in Child Development and a bachelor's degree in Music (French Horn). For the past twenty years, Fleming-Gifford has held leadership positions in several non-profits. She comes to Lakeside from the Fairmount Center for the Arts where she was the executive director.   
 
Prior to her work with Fairmount, a non-profit community center for the arts, Fleming-Gifford held leadership positions with The Fine Arts Association, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and with the Center of Science and Industry.   
 
Fleming-Gifford is a graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders and Leadership Lake County. 
 
Fleming-Gifford is also the author of two books,“SymFUNNY,” a children’s book, which introduces the instruments of the symphony orchestra and a memoir entitled “The Gift I Never Wanted” which shares the bittersweet journey of caregiving after her mom’s stroke.  

"I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Lakeside administrative team," said Fleming-Gifford. "As a non-profit executive and a long-time Lakesider, I am excited to combine my experience, expertise and passions to support Lakeside's mission." 
 
Jeannie Fleming-Gifford is married to Mark, a design engineer for Conn-Selmer Inc. and is mother to Ella. Fleming-Gifford is a fan of pickleball, shuffleboard, dogs (she raised potential service dogs for 20 years), yoga, adventures in the outdoors, and all things Lakeside.  
 
West Ohio Conference Annual Conference Update
Due to continued concern about COVID and the future uncertainty regarding large gatherings, the West Ohio Conference (WOC) leadership has made the difficult decision to hold the 2022 Annual Conference, scheduled for June 2-5, virtually. The official release can be found here.

We will miss the presence of this group but look forward to working with the WOC for future conferences and events.

The Lakeside staff has already begun planning to provide quality programming for June 2-5. In the meantime, we wish our brothers and sisters of the West Ohio Conference well in planning the 2022 virtual conference.
Sesquicentennial Update

Over 40 Lakesiders are currently serving on the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee and subcommittees to plan the 2023 festivities celebrating Lakeside's 150th anniversary! The summer-long celebration of Lakeside's rich cultural, historical and religious heritage will bring the community together to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future.
 
Theme: Building Community since 1873.

The committees have been meeting monthly since August and are formulating plans using valuable input from the community survey sent last fall. In addition to pursuing high profile speakers and entertainers, the committees are planning a book publication, timeline display, "heritage trail" marking key Lakeside sites, and potential partnership with PBS to produce a documentary. There are many more ideas being developed and information will be available on the sesquicentennial section of the updated website in the coming weeks. Lakesiders are invited to submit programming and celebration suggestions to communications@lakesideohio.com.

Grants and sponsorships are being sought to support the programming and commemorative plans, but Lakesiders are invited to provide critical funding for the celebrations by joining the Sesquicentennial Society. Click here to join.
2022 Programming Preview
As you start to plan your trip to Lakeside this summer, take a look at the document linked below for a sneak peek at some of the programming planned for 2022. This includes dates for some of your favorite annual events, select Hoover Auditorium and Steele Memorial Bandstand entertainment, Chautauqua Lecture Series themes, recreation events, and preachers of the week.

Stayed tuned as more outstanding programs in religion, arts, recreation and education are announced this winter and spring!
2022 Gate Tickets and Season Passes
Planning your visit to Lakeside this summer? Look for an announcement on 2022 gate prices at the end of February, once the final budget is approved by the Board at their February meeting. Tickets will available for purchase online beginning March 4. An informational video will be released in advance featuring improvements in ticket options and gate efficiencies.
Four Pillars
Upcoming Events:

Centering Prayer
Thursdays | 8 a.m. | Virtual

Monday Night Trivia
Mondays | 5 p.m. | Slack House

Chair Yoga
Saturdays | 10-11 a.m. | Drackett Hall, Wellness Center
Chair Yoga is continuing weekly. Drop in for a class or sign up by month for a savings.
2022 Faith Walk Devotional
What does Lakeside Chautauqua mean to you? Where are your “thin places” on the grounds where heaven and earth come close together and you feel the presence and power of God? If you would like to share these places with others, please consider taking a moment to write a brief devotional to contribute to the 2022 Faith Walk Devotional.

To submit a one-page devotional for consideration please click the link below for more information. Deadline for submission is March 1, 2022.
Join Us for a Virtual Lenten Study
 
Lakeside invites you to “come home” during the Season of Lent. Please join us for five weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. on March 9 through April 6. Discussions will be led by the Rev. Dr. Tom Frost and Mrs. Kate Philibaum.

We'll examine the familiar story of two sons and their father, as told by Jesus (Luke 15:11-32). We will focus on Jesus’ story, a Rembrandt painting, and beloved spiritual writer Henri Nouwen’s "The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming."
 
From the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation
Honor, thank or remember someone special this Valentine’s Day with a tax-deductible donation to Lakeside! 

All honored individuals, or a designated family member, will be notified of your contribution through a personal e-card. If giving online, please provide the honoree's email and mailing address in the comment section with your gift. When you give $100 or more, the individual will also receive a special handwritten ‘Honor. Thank. Remember.’ postcard.

Give $50 or more to the Annual Fund by Monday, February 14 to be entered in a drawing for a Lakeside blanket. Winners will be announced Monday, February 21. 

“Leslee and I have made gifts to Lakeside in honor, thanks or remembrance of a number of Lakesiders,” said Randy Snow, Lakesider and homeowner. “I think giving to the Annual Fund in honor of someone you care about is a terrific way to celebrate and continue their legacy or further their positive impact at Lakeside.”

We’re so grateful for all the ways you celebrate and enhance the wonder, beauty and community at Lakeside. Your passion and generosity enriches the Chautauqua experience and ensures that you and your loved ones can continue to make cherished memories at Lakeside for years to come.
Lakeside Chautauqua