Join Me (Ellen Mintzmyer) for Wesley Walk for Others

On Saturday, Oct. 27,  Six mile walk at Stone Mountain Park.  I plan to leave around 8:30 am.  Men of St. Michaels have breakfast for a minimal charge in case you want to walk with me and support your “Others”.  You can support me in raising money for PLAIN to help Rockbridge Elementary:
Be a supporter and write a check to PLAIN, Memo:  Rockbridge School and get it to me by calling 404 421 8476 to set up a meeting time and place or leave it in my mailbox P.O. Box 717 Pine Lake; or give your donation to me at the next PLAIN Breakfast on Nov. 3. (click here for more info on walk)
Thank you for your help as I walk for my “Others”.


THE PINE LAKE ASSOCIATION OF INVOLVED NEIGHBORS will be holding its monthly meeting October 18, 2018, 7pm – 8pm at the Beach House.
We would love to hear from residents about their ideas on how to improve the neighborhood. Come and tell us what  changes you are passionate about.

and don’t forget to shop at and select PLAIN as your organization to support.  You can also join or donate directly to PLAIN at




PLAIN Meeting Thursday, September 20, 7pm


You are cordially invited to the PLAIN (Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors) monthly meeting at the Beach House, Thursday, September 20, 7pm. We welcome you whether you are a member or are just interested in what PLAIN is planning to do in Pine Lake. CLICK HERE for the agenda. We hope to see you there. The more the merrier and we look forward to input and ideas from everyone. If you would like to join or donate to PLAIN CLICK HERE. We help Pine Lake and the surrounding community and could use your support. Thank you so much.

PLAINTalk September/October 2018

PLAINTalk September/October 2018

New PLAINTalk for September/October 2018 with latest news about LakeFest.

Click here for past issues.

PLAIN Changes

changes ahead

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Starting this year, PLAIN will be shifting its focus outwards, toward serving the community around it, it as well as Pine Lake.  We hope to use the positive energy within Pine Lake to create a positive impact for the broader community.

This means that we will be putting much less focus on our Pine Lake social events., with the exceptions of mardi gras brunch and breakfast with santa celebrations.  The following events will no longer be managed by PLAIN and need coordinators in order to be held:

Easter egg hunt
Memorial day picnic
July 4th picnic
Halloween/Day of the Dead celebration.

Some events have already found volunteer coordinators, but will need more volunteers to pull off:

chili and soup cook-off (feb) coordinated by Megan Pulst
labor day picnic (sept) coordinated by Lakefest
lighting of the lake (dec) coordinated by Greg Creech
Christmas cookie exchange (dec) coordinated by Tracey Johnson.

Of course, we all enjoy these events, so we hope that one of our neighbors will step forward and organize each of these events.  PLAIN can provide help to finance these events, help find interested volunteers, and make the beach house available, if needed. I you are interested in coordinating any of these events, please let us know and we can help you. Contact us at

PLAIN will continue to run the Pine Lake breakfasts, ten times a year, including mardi gras brunch and breakfast with santa.  At some of these events, we hope to engage with all of you in working with us to help others in our community by donating items such as school supplies, winter coats and canned goods.

Coming at the PLAIN breakfast on September 1, 9:30-11:30 am is PLAIN’s Rockbridge Elementary school coat, book bag,  and underwear drive. Bring a new or like new coat (grades k-5), book bag (grades k-5), and/or underwear (for kindergarten ages). This effort is in conjunction with the principal, teachers, and staff at Rockbridge Elementary.

If you have any questions or concerns please come to the september 20th 7:00 PLAIN meeting at the beach house (3rd thursday of most] months) and let us know what you think.


The PLAIN Board

Join or Renew or Donate to PLAIN, click here

PLAIN Meeting August 16, 2018




PLAIN Back to School Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday August 4, 2018, 9:30-11:30am (NEW HOURS) PLAIN is having its monthly pancake breakfast. This month we are asking for your help. Please come to the breakfast and donate school supplies for our neighbor school, Rockbridge Elementary School.  Bring #2 pencils, box of crayons, spiral notebooks, underwear for pre-K students, or make a donation for this specific purpose. Parents who struggle to put food on the table may often be challenged to provide their children with the necessary school supplies.  With the firm belief that every child deserves the tools they need for academic achievement we want to provide support.  Rockbridge has recently been renovated and is a beautiful campus and a portion of the student population is in need. We have reached out and met with the school’s administration about student needs and volunteer opportunities.  We will be posting the volunteer information after school has begun and the dust of the new year has settled. Please come by for a delicious breakfast, community spirit, and donate what you can. Thanks for your help.

Easy way to support PLAIN

Did you know that Amazon will donate 0.5% of most purchases to the Charitable Organization of your choice?  All you need to do is sign up for the AmazonSmile program and select PLAIN as the organization that you want to support.

Simply go to   On your first visit to AmazonSmile you will be prompted to select a charitable organization from the list of eligible organizations. If you have already signed up for Amazon Smile you can change your selection at this time.  The best way to find PLAIN in the list of organizations is to go to the box that says “Pick your own charitable Organization” and enter “Pine Lake”. Select “Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors” from the search results.  Once you have signed up, whenever you go to Amazon it will ask you if you would rather go to Amazon Smile or you can just go directly to  Everything on the Smile site is exactly the same as the regular Amazon site only your purchase will support PLAIN.

This is a great way to support PLAIN that costs you nothing but a few minutes of setup.  Please consider signing up today.

Also if you would like to join, renew, or donate to PLAIN click on one of the links at the top of this page. Thanks.

PLAIN Monthly Meeting

Hi Everyone,

PLAIN will be holding its monthly meeting, Thursday, July 19, 7-8pm, at the Beach House. Hope everyone can make it.



  • Approval of June 2018 Minutes
  • Treasurer report
  • member update
  • August Breakfast
  • go over List of CF grantees – discussion of Service, ie, caring/sharing, backpacks for kids
  • notify Danita of reservation of dates of Beach House for rest of 2018/2019 and change times to 9:30-11:30-also Notify anyone that plain co-sponsored event that we aren’t sponsoring
  • chairs/planters/trash grabbers

What PLAIN is up to now

As voted on in May, PLAIN ​is shifting to less events and more service oriented programs. We will still have our signature monthly pancake breakfasts but will focus on service. What kind of service? A couple of things we have talked about doing or expanding are: more neighborhood caring and sharing; collecting food, clothing and backpacks for school kids at the monthly breakfasts; adopt a planter; trash pick up, etc.  We welcome your suggestions for other activities.  Also let us know if you can help carry out any of these activities.
At the bottom of this post is a list of activities that other neighborhoods received grants for from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta. This is the group from whom we received a grant for the beach chairs and planters and we plan to ask them for another, larger grant in future. Please take a look at this list, let us know any other suggestions you may have for our future grant request and also let us know if there is something you would like to lend a hand to.
Also if you haven’t joined PLAIN or renewed your membership we invite you to do so. See the links below.
Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Calvin Burgamy, PLAIN President
Tracey Johnson, PLAIN Vice President
Gayle Austin, PLAIN  Treasurer
Mike Seymour, PLAIN Secretary & Breakfast Co-ordinator

Ashview Heights Community Association Corporation

To increase resident participation through branding, beautification, and activities such as a 5K and music festival.

Campbellton Road West Corridor Community Development

To host a series of meetings at the William Walker Recreation Center to support revitalization of Campbellton Road.

Cascade Heights Business Consortium

To host three health and wellness events in 2018.

Hands, Feet, & Mouth Inc.

To expand a neighborhood after-school program and cover costs for program staff and activities.

Sustainable Norcross Inc.

To recruit vendors and conduct research on behalf of the Norcross Community Market.

Telecom Professionals for Social Responsibility

To support Camp Integrity, a character-building camp with an anti-bullying focus.

We Thrive in Riverside Renters Association

To host a National Night Out Against Crime in collaboration with local public safety departments.

Columbia Alliance Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative

To provide a welcome entrance sign to the Green Forrest Community in south DeKalb County.

Northwoods Area Neighborhood Association

To install sign-toppers on street signs to strengthen neighborhood identity.

Pine Lake Association of Involved Neighbors

To support a beach beautification project, including cleanup costs and the purchase of outdoor furniture.