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Uniquely Seven Lakes West…. Live like you are on vacation!
 
            The sparkling waters of the 800-acre spring-fed Lake Auman with its swimming, sailing, fishing, and recreational boating activities are available only to Members and their guests.
            In the Morganwood addition there are five-acre wooded lots where equestrians can enjoy their dream homes, surrounded by riding and nature trails. Non-equestrians may simply want the privacy and natural beauty this area has to offer.
            Enjoy the safety and security of living inside this 3000-acre gated community, while benefiting from the close proximity to one of the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals”, plus the charm of the nearby Pinehurst, Southern Pines, and Aberdeen villages.
            The West Side Park Campus features a beautiful, two-story Community Center with a library and a Great Room, which hosts numerous social functions and activities such as Yoga, Thai Chi, card clubs, cooking classes, and more. The Center is surrounded by outdoor amenities such as a swimming pool with summer water aerobics, a gazebo, playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a nature trail.
            The Beacon Ridge Country Club and Golf Course, designed by renowned architect Gene Hamm, is one of the prettiest golf courses in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, and is also located within the gates of Seven Lakes West.
 
 
To enjoy your own ‘Unique Virtual Visit’
 
 
 
 
Welcome to Seven Lakes West...
A 3000 Acre Gated Community!
 



~ President's Corner ~
The SLWLA Election Results for the 2017-2018 term are as follows:
 
Board of Directors: President Jack Lattin*
    Vice President and Infrastructure: Parks Cobb 
    Finance: Mercedes Herdrich**
    Secretary and Communications: Will Carpenter***
    ARC: Duane Coppler
    Lake and Dam:  Bob Van Houten
    Legal: Ben Benjamin
 
Note: *Re-elected; **Board appointed; ***newly elected
 
The 2017-2018 Budget passed: 382 for; 179 against
 
Congratulations to this year's Fellingham Award Recipient,
Mick Herdrich, who met or exceeded the following criteria:
1. Ten or more years of significant community service contributions.
2. Made a significant and enduring contribution to the improvement of the
community of such magnitude as to generate the admiration and respect of the community as a whole.
3. Sustained the quality of life or had a positive impact on the lives of Seven Lakes West Members.
4. Created opportunities for the community through new facilities or programs.
5. Was a SLWLA member during the time the nominee provided community service.
 
 

~ Community News ~
LAKE AUMAN SPORTS CLUB RESTOCKS LAKE AUMAN
Posted on Mar 25th, 2017
Lake Auman became the new home for more than 18,400 bream on Wednesday, March 22nd when the Seven Lakes West Landowners Association used Lake Auman Sports Club volunteers to stock these fish in the lake.  
Click the following link to see the full story and pictures: http://www.sevenlakeswest.org/info.php?pnum=74
 
Lake Auman, the Under Water View
Posted on Feb 27th, 2017
     There have been several presentations and publications of information on the origins and stages of Lake Auman development. We are all familiar with the final product of a beautiful, clear, clean, and deep lake. But what lurks under the surface been a mystery to the entire community, including boaters and fisherman. Talk to a fisherman with a fish finder and they can tell you about specific fishing spots, but a lot of the lake bottom remained undefined.
     Not anymore. As an independent project for the Lake Auman Sports Club, Jim Pierman, in 2016 used a new "Lowrance" sonar-GPS system to record soundings from the bottom and uploaded the data to "Lowrance" proprietary software to develop three maps of Lake Auman. It took over 25 hours of crisscrossing the lake at approximately 50 yd intervals and traveling no faster than 8 mph to accumulate the data base. The fish finder recorded two frequencies of sonar and the GPS location for each data point with the frequency of how often it pinged, varying with depth.
     The "Lowrance" software stitches together the individual data points to form the three maps with small areas of missing data filled-in by interpolating the contour lines.  The maps were then posted on a restricted member website for review and publication. The three maps are contour, bottom hardness, and vegetation cover (green areas) as seen below.
 
  
Contour Map
 
  
Bottom Hardness Map
 
Vegetation Cover Map
 
     In summary, the maps show a very deep man-made lake with a depth greater than 105 feet at the clay mine near the dam, a moderately hard bottom except at the clay bottom of the underwater valleys, and significant vegetation restricted to the shallow ends of the coves. Vegetation does exist in other areas of the lake but not in any great quantity. Although you cannot see the hardness or vegetation map without permission, the contour map is available to SLW Members at the following link:
 
You can also see the "Go Free" site in its entirety by following the instructions of the link below:
 
     Accessing the map on the web will allow you to zoom in on any area and see much more detail. The contour map is in three-foot line intervals, because the lake is so deep. One foot lines would be too confusing. By using the instruction sheet you can download the contour map to any compatible "Lowrance" Chartplotter (fish finder w/GPS) and you can also see the thousands of lakes that have been mapped in the USA and all over the world. There are even two lakes from Seven Lakes North that have been mapped and published with many more Moore County lakes listed!
     For those of you who would like to thank "Lowrance" for this service, please remember that they have proprietary map access to all these lakes for free and that the maps only work with "Lowrance" equipment. Makes cents and sense!
 
Article submitted by Jim Pierman, Lake Auman Sports Club 
 

~ Board News ~
Congratulations to the two new Board members Mercedes Herdrich and Will Carpenter. We look forward to working with you. We also must recognize the outstanding efforts by departing Board members, Dan Lambert and Stan Makson, in support of the Board and our Community. You both have made a significant impact on our Board and the Community. Please accept our sincere and heartfelt appreciation for all that you have done. We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.
 
Jack Lattin, Board President

 
~ Photo of the Week ~
Photo of the Week
 
Coots enjoying a Sunset over Lake Auman
  
Photo by Dan Lambert
 
We are in need of some SLW photos.
Please submit them to:
 
 

~ Upcoming Events ~
BEACON RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB
Sunday, April 2nd, 3:00 PM at Community Center
There is a meeting scheduled for Sunday, April 2 at the West Side Community Center concerning the sale of Beacon Ridge Country Club. Members of the community who are not members of Beacon Ridge CC are invited to this meeting, pending closure of the sale, and once we receive word from Don Billings on Thursday a special E-Blast will be issued regarding the planned meeting on Sunday. NOTE - MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 3:00 PM Read letter from Donald Billings
 
WOMEN OF SEVEN LAKES 
Thursday, April 6th at 2 PM at the CHAPEL IN THE PINES FELLOWSHIP HALL
 
 ANDREA SCHMIDT, a Juried Signature Artist of the State of West Virginia Watercolor Society with over 40 years of teaching experience in watercolor and acrylic/max-oil, will talk about how to do various watercolor techniques, give a demonstration of some of these techniques, and provide information on her art classes.
     Refreshments will be served after the short business meeting and presentation.  Call Lee Connelly, 673-2521, for more information on the WSL.
 
Middle School to Host Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 8th
    The West Pine Middle School PTA is hosting a golf tournament right here at Beacon Ridge Golf Club on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Please grab some friends and sign up. See Flyer for details>
 
SEVEN LAKES GARDEN CLUB
Thursday, April 13th, 10:30 AM at Sandhills Horticultural Gardens
The SEVEN LAKES GARDEN CLUB will be taking a field trip on April 13th! Tour the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens with us (next to Sandhills Community College). Our guided tour will feature local plants that grow best here, and we’ll learn tips for spring garden preparation. Tour starts at 10:30am at the Ball Visitors Center, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. You can join us there, or car pool by meeting us at 10:00am at Chapel in the Pines, 581 Seven Lakes Drive. PLEASE REGISTER by April 10th by calling Carolyn Sink (803-942- 2032) or emailing at 89chsink@gmail.com.
This field trip is open to the public – bring your neighbors! See flyers in the mail house or click here.
 
Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills “Women Build” Event 
Saturday, May 6th
     Ladies, let’s get a group from our community, or from one of your church or civic organizations – and BUILD on May 6th!  You’d be working along with other ladies to make a difference.
     For more information, contact Rosemary Weber: rweber@sandhillshabitat.org.  See flyer here ….
 

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~ Notes From the Office ~
Boating Season is rapidly approaching… and we’re now offering: One Stop Shopping!  For your convenience, the Community Center Office will be open Thursday evenings, beginning March 16 till 7:00 pm and every Thursday evening thereafter through April 27. As long as you are not making any changes to your account, all you need to do is bring your current proof of insurance and State Wildlife documents. You can pay with check or money order.
Then... Leave with your boat decal and homeowner cards/pool passes!
 
Community Management Information:
- Office Phone: (910) 673-5314 
- Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, and Th 9-5; Th 9-7(March 16 - April 27); Fri 9-4; Closed: Sat/ Sun
 
Contact the Gate House
For the GPS address to give to visitors, use: 110 Lakeway Drive, West End, NC 27376
 
To contact the gate house to log in your visitors via email (preferred), use: sevenlakeswest@ussecurityassociates.com. You may also log in your visitors by phoning the gate at 910-673-3120.

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