Lakesiders Gather in Florida for “State of Lakeside” Presentations

Posted on March 14, 2016

In early March, President/CEO Kevin Sibbring and the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation staff traveled to Florida to connect with Lakesiders and present several “State of Lakeside” updates.

Attendees and staff enjoyed reconnecting with friends and meeting new community members. Each gathering was engaging and energizing, and we’re excited to continue our “State of Lakeside” presentations in Ohio during the month of April.

In his update, Sibbring provided a 2015 financial overview and discussed the progress of major projects, including Hotel Lakeside, teen programming and youth activity center, master planning and dock repairs.

Overwhelmingly positive comments were received about the 2016 Chautauqua program. Community members voiced their excitement for the lineup of marquee entertainment in Hoover Auditorium, and are especially anxious to hear from Dr. William Kelso on Monday, July 25.

Sibbring also provided an update from the Pool & Wellness Community Taskforce, which opened a discussion among attendees. Lakesiders talked about the types of wellness and exercise classes they would like to see at Lakeside, as well as swimming pool and wellness facility features that are important to them.

Sibbring explained the process of making the swimming pool and wellness facility location decision, and attendees applauded with support of the Sixth Street location.

We continue to be grateful for the Lakesiders serving on the Pool & Wellness Community Taskforce and appreciation was expressed for their hard work and research at each Florida gathering.

We are most thankful to our hosts for providing wonderful hospitality and an intimate setting to discuss Lakeside. We would like to thank Evelyn and Dan Buckey, Mame and Bill Drackett, and Kurt and Debby Geisheimer for graciously hosting these gatherings.

If you weren’t able to join us in Florida and would like to connect with our staff regarding the information presented, please email with your contact information.