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IPOIA Board - January Update

A new year has begun and along with that we are headed for our IPOIA Annual Membership Meeting which will take place on February 9th at 10 a.m. at the Buck Priest Community Center, 870 Charmaine E. in the City of Ivanhoe. 

Members will be voting on the 2019 budget and you will have an opportunity to meet the new members who will be appointed to the Board.  There were three open positions on the Board and since the three candidates were running unopposed, no election is required per our IPOIA By-laws. 

The three members rotating off the Board are Karen Sikora who has served for 3 ½ years, Glenn Beirnes who has served for 5 years and John Craven who has served for 3 years.  I speak for myself as well as Glenn and John when I say it has been an honor to serve on the Board and to represent the membership of the IPOIA.  I would also like to thank the two Board members that will remain, Debbie Peterson and Marian Blackstone.  As I shared with one of the members recently, this has been one of the most cohesive and talented group of people I have ever had the pleasure to work with.  I thank each one for contributing to the success of the IPOIA.  None of this could be accomplished without the support of the members of the Association.

Our goal for keeping the Association in the City of Ivanhoe has always been to keep our parks and lakes private for our members and their invited guests.  We do include the first four sections of Ivanhoe that are not members by asking them to pay the same fees as our members so they too can enjoy our parks and lakes.  I would encourage all members to buy permits for all your watercraft even if you don’t launch from a gated launch area.  This helps us identify watercraft that might float out into the lakes or may be used without your knowledge so we can return it to the proper owner.

Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend the annual meeting next month.  If you would like a great breakfast, for $5 you can come at 9:15 a.m. and spend time getting to know your neighbors before the meeting at 10.

God Bless,  Karen Sikora, President IPOIA 

Office Hours – November/December 2018

– Saturday Only 9 a.m. to Noon.

Starting in January 2019 the office will be open – Saturday Only 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Permits for 2019 will go on sale at the office – January 5th 2019

Ivanhoe Internet Donates over $1,000 to Community

Vance Townsend (above right) holds the raffle box while winners are drawn for a new 60 inch Ultra HD TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Beach Weekend in Galveston.  All proceeds from the “Pick your Prize” raffle were donated to the Ivanhoe Fire Department and Ladies Civic Club

For more information on Unlimited High Speed Internet in Ivanhoe, visit www.IvanhoeTexas.org

The Men’s Club holds Bingo on the first, third and fifth Friday monthly.  7:00 p.m. at the community center.    

IPOIA Office Hours – Please note holiday office hours above.


We are in the process of providing a secure drop box so that your payments and requests for permits can be dropped off and we will then mail your permits back to you if you are unable to come by on Saturday.  Parks and lakes are for use by members and their invited guests who display the current permit on their vehicle or watercraft. 

All questions about permits should be sent to our email address landoflakes880@gmail.com which is monitored daily or you can call 409-283-3653 and leave a message.  Returning you call will depend on when we are next in the office.  For ongoing activities in Ivanhoe, at the top of this page you will see a “Newsletter”.  Click it and the current newsletter will appear with lots of good stuff.  Thanks to Patsy Morris for doing a great job on the monthly newsletter.


Permission granted to fish by payment of maintenance fees and purchase of yearly IPOIA permit ONLY! ALL OTHERS ARE TRESPASSING

Texas Parks and Wildlife Code – Title 5. Subtitle B. Chapter 66. Subchapter A.

Sec. 66.002. – CONSENT TO TAKE FISH FROM PRIVATE WATER. (a) No person may catch, take, or attempt to catch or take any aquatic animal life by any means or method from any privately owned waters without the consent of the landowner or the landowner’s agent.

Our lakes have become very popular to those who do not own property within Ivanhoe.  The Board takes protecting the parks and lakes for use by members and their invited guests very seriously.  Trespassing charges will be brought against those who don’t belong in our parks and lakes.  As we have stopped those without permits this year, so many of them say, “My grandparents, uncle, parents, own property out here.”  If that is the case please purchase a permit or obtain a guest pass for them. 

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