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Recent News

Jun 30
Updated 6/30/2020

The candidates are:
Carl D. Clawson
Teri Vickery
(Click the green headline above to learn more about the Candidates.)
Jun 26

Updated 6/26/2020*
Phase 3 Begins July 1- Latest Updates Include:

Effective immediately, a caregiver or babysitter may accompany members to the pool.
The following changes are effective July 1 

  • Pools maximum capacity 75 people
  • Fitness maximum capacity 25 people and personal trainers are permitted
  • Restaurants hours and capacity (see memo linked below)
  • Holcomb Building access increased to four people in Member Services.

*Updated July 1 to reflect Governors Executive Order regarding closure of bar seating.

We look forward to opening more amenities as the phases permit.
Status information subject to change and contingent upon guidance from the Governor’s Office, this document will be updated as needed to respond to those directives. Click here for more info.


For official information regarding coronavirus visit these websites. 

May 28

    The Board, at their May 28, Special Meeting of the Board, voted to further postpone, recess and continue the Special Meeting of the Membership that had previously been continued and recessed to June 3, 2020, to October 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Center, 110 Sweetbriar Park Road, Locust Grove, VA, because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic and current Executive Orders and Guidelines of the Governor of Virginia, including but not limited to those limiting social distancing and prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more individuals. Let the minutes reflect that the Board takes this action to also ensure the Membership is not disenfranchised from the Referendum process because LOWA cannot safely convene the Membership.

If you have not received an electronic ballot, please contact to have an email, with your voting information, re-sent to you by visiting the following URL:

Events & Meetings

Lake of the Woods hosts the events below each year.
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  • Real Estate Open House (May & October)
  • Summer Concert Series (May - August)
  • Independence Day Event (July)
  • Schutzenfest (October)
  • Treats on the Point (October)
  • Annual Holiday Open House (December)
  • Tree Lighting (December)
  • Christkindlemarkt (December)

LOWA Committee & Board meetings are available for member participation via Zoom. To access the Zoom information, log in to and then view the appropriate meeting agenda.
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