Club News

Happy 75th Lake Shawnee!

A Big Band Bash Celebration is planned.


November 19, 2022


The Club at Picatinny 

121 Buffington Road

Picatinny, NJ, 07806 

The evening will consist of:

• cocktail hour

• dinner

• dancing

• a slideshow of memories

• and trivia. 

Come join old friends and new for an evening of celebrating our amazing lake!

Club Members Only.

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We are also still looking for pictures, old and new, of Lake Shawnee including events, favorite past times, past and present residents and pictures of the lake itself! You can email us with your pictures at or bring them to the office to be scanned/returned to you.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN)

Lake Shawnee has a long-standing, well-earned reputation as a community where neighbors help each other out in times of need. Our LSC Facebook Page is loaded with posts of neighbors reaching out for and receiving generous help. NHN was formed to provide an avenue for all LSC members to reach out
for help, particularly those of our neighbors who are not on social media, or may not have access to email etc.

If you are in need of help such as: retrieving mail, picking up prescriptions, finding a handy-person, moving something to the curb, a visit, a ride to a doc, meal assistance, sorting medications, etc.—

Please fill out this form and drop off at the clubhouse mailbox, or call/text one of our points of contact listed below to be matched with a neighbor looking to help.

If you would like to offer to donate help please fill out this form, contact number, and anything more specific if you wish, then drop in the LSC Mailbox. We will collect that information and when/if a need arises, we will reach out to see if it is a good fit for you. There is no obligation—if the timing is wrong, we will ask someone else on our list!

If you prefer, you can email to

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Contacts

Christy Johnston-Artiglere 973-896-0061

Adrienne Najjar-Keith 973-476-9419

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Maintaining Your Septic

Club policy on boats & boat storage


Lake Shawnee T-shirts for Sale

We will be ordering gray shirts with red and black lettering.
Shirts are $10 (youth sizes) and $15 (adult sizes).

Cash or Checks are accepted.

Checks can be made out to the Lake Shawnee Club and dropped off at the office.


Recycling, Garbage, and Vegetative Waste Pick Up 

Recycling pick up is Tuesday, and garbage is on Monday and Thursday.

Vegetative waste is picked up beginning first Wednesday in April through second Wednesday in December.


  New Year’s Day  •  Memorial Day    July 4th  •  Labor Day    Thanksgiving    Christmas

For a complete description of garbage and recycling information see municipal web site.


Social Committee is always Seeking Volunteers

In order to ensure the success and continuation of next year’s events we need more volunteers to come out and lend a hand. Social Committee membership is dwindling and many of the current members have older children who are into different activities, so in an effort to keep the momentum of our Social Committee we need new people to get involved. Without increased involvement we will be forced to cancel events that we have all come to love.


A large commitment isn’t necessary. We are asking members to sign up to chair an event(s). New ideas will be welcome, we will also share experiences and help you every step of the way. Unfortunately, if we do not get at least three people to chair each event listed the event may be cancelled. So grab some friends, pick an event and let’s work together to make 2019 an exceptional year!!


Winter Carnival- Chili Contest | Bunny Brunch Easter and Egg Hunt | First Beach Movie Night & Camp Out | Friendship Candle Ceremony | Community Day | Kid’s Pirate Day; | Ice Cream Social/Bingo Night | Karaoke Night on First Beach; | Movie Night & S’mores; | Wild West Beach Party | End of Summer Beach Bash | Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Party


If you are interested please email

Social Commitee

If you can lend a hand at any of our events it would be greatly appreciated. Please call Kristen White at 973-255-9326 Or Ruth Kuhl at 973-222-2357 if you plan on attending or if you have any questions.

Baby and Me Playgroup

Temporarily on hold. Bring the kids down to the Clubhouse to meet Moms and children of similar ages. Playgroup meets every Friday at 10:00am. Pre-K and under. Please contact social committee for updates.

Shawnee Seniors Club

Our Shawnee Seniors Club meets every other Wednesday at 1pm at the clubhouse. The club is open to all Seniors Age 55 and older. Coffee and snacks will be served. 

Texas Hold ’em

Next event TBD. Doors open for registration at 7:00pm and play starts at 7:30pm. The cost is $15 per person and includes refreshments. Even if you’ve never played before, come on out and learn, we have beginners each time—we’ll even show you how to play!

Card/Game Night

Next event TBD. Join us at 6:30 pm for a fun night of cards. We play Hand & Foot or 65, depending on number of people attending. Please contact Karen at 973-663-3562 with any questions. 

New! Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN)

NHN was formed to provide an avenue for all LSC members to reach out for help, particularly those of our neighbors who are not on social media, or may not have access to email etc.

Sunset Yoga at First Beach

Join certified yoga instructor, Chrissy Tierney, for sunset yoga 6 pm Sundays at first beach starting July 10 through August 28. Sessions will be $20 each. Please RSVP by contacting Chrissy at 973-986-2030 or e-mail at to reserve your space. Please bring your own mat and a towel. Drop-ins welcome. All levels welcome!

Lake Shawnee Book Club

A book club can be an excellent setting for sharing your thoughts on books while making friends, having fun, and challenging your thinking. If you’d like information or to join the Lake Shawnee Book Club, contact Pat Reis. Call 973-449-8606 or email

Winter Carnival—Ice Skating Party and Chili Contest

Lake Shawnee's Winter Wonderland featuring ice skating, chili, hockey, hot dogs and hot chocolate is an annual event! Think you make a mean pot of chili? Enter yours and see how it stacks up next to the competition. All contestants should bring at least 1 pound of chili in a crock pot with a serving spoon. Prizes will be awarded. We are looking for donations of brownies for the Winter Carnival. If you plan on attending you should bring brownies—homemade or store bought either is fine. 

Adult CPR Certification Class

This class is offered periodically. Please contact social committee for updates. Opportunity to become CPR Certified. Cost is $35 per Adult- Space is limited.

Kid’s Cooking Class

Calling all junior chefs! The social committee is hosting a kids cooking class on February 15th at 11:30am at the clubhouse. The event is open to kids 6 - 13 yrs. old, maximum of 12 students. We will make a dinner plus dessert and you get to eat what you make! Parents are welcome to stay and watch, and enjoy the results too! Reservations and pre-payment of $10 per child are required to hold your spot. Call Vince and Gina at 973-663-5964 or the clubhouse at 973-663-1307 by February 7th to hold your spot.

Wine Tasting

The 11th annual Lake Shawnee Wine tasting and pairing is TBD, 7:00pm at the Clubhouse. You will experience a unique combination of wine and gourmet small plates, and likely enjoy something you’ve never had before! Space is limited to 56 seats (could be less due to Covid restrictions) to ensure the best intimate experience. Advanced reservations and payment are required. The cost is $25 per person and includes 5 courses of pairings. Contact Vince and Gina at 973-663-5964 to reserve your spot. Payment should be made to the Club Office with checks made payable to Lake Shawnee Club.

Mindfulness Meditation with Crystal bowls at The Clubhouse

This event is temporarily on hold. Join resident and Meditation Instructor Matthew Rosett on the first Wednesday of the month starting in April. Two classes to choose from (or come to both! 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Please contact Matthew at 201-306-0937 or if you have questions. No special equipment, clothes or experience is required. You may bring a yoga mat or meditation cushion if you wish. Chairs will be available as well. All you ‘need’ is an open mind. Please show up 15 minutes early to get comfortably situated.