Dave Arzt, President 

Al Breton, Vice President

Kerry Todd, Treasurer

Diane Cristelli, Recording Secretary

Vic Laptik, Corresponding Secretary



Bea Artz, Jeanie Burns, Ryan Brown, Rex Joffray, Barb Campbell, Monique Lussier, Tyler Pepin  


It is the Mission of the CRYSTAL LAKE ASSOCIATION OF ELLINGTON, CT, to inform everyone of the issues and news pertaining to Crystal Lake and the surrounding watershed.


The Purpose of the CRYSTAL LAKE ASSOCIATION is to preserve, protect and improve Crystal Lake and it's surrounding area and promote the general welfare of the property, it's owners and residents.


The CRYSTAL LAKE ASSOCIATION is classified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to the CLA are tax deductible under section 170 of the code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

Message from the President:

As president, I would like to thank all those who have served on the Crystal Lake Association Board of Directors, held offices, served on committees and contributed to the general health and well being of the lake.  Special thanks to Bill Merson who has served on numerous committees and been Vice President for the past seven years and Mark Mickiewicz who has been President for the past 15 years and never missed a meeting.

I have spent the summers on the lake since 1950 and my wife of 40 years, Bea, and I have been a summer residents for the past 15 years.  We have both served on the Board of Directors for the past several years.  She is proud to continue to serve on the Board and I am happy to serve the Crystal Lake Community as President of the Board.  If you need to get in touch with us, check out on the water first and then call.

I am pleased to report that the water quality in the lake continues to be good and although it is similar to picking dandelions and will never end, we are making good progress and keeping up with the milfoil and invasive aquatic plants.  We are all keeping an eye on the progress being made and the status of the dam. 

I am committed to “preserve, protect and improve Crystal Lake and its surrounding area and promote the general welfare of the property, its owners and residents”.  In addition, I am also committed to helping the residents of the lake get to know their neighbors. 

This message is being brought to you from the front porch; overlooking the lake and watching 3 (and maybe 4) hummingbirds go at it at the feeder. 

God bless all of you and enjoy the lake safely.

Dave Artz

Crystal Lake Association

316A Sandy Beach Rd

Ellington, CT 06029


2018 meetings:

April 24th, Old Crystal Lake School

July 25th,  Crystal Lake United Methodist Community Center. Note the address change.

October 4th Old Crystal Lake School

(meetings are at 7 PM)

Summer picnic: Thursday, August 16th from 5 - 7 pm at 24 Private Grounds. 


08-12-2018: The summer picnic is now Thursday, August 16th from 5-7pm st the Arzt’s house on 24 Private Grounds. Hot dogs will be served. Hope to see you there!


07/26/2018: The powerpoint for the July 25th invasive species presentation can be viewed here:


07-02-2018: Pleaset join us for our July 25th meeting. George Knoecklein from Northeast Aquatic Research will be giving a talk on invastive species, a very important topic for our lake. Please note the meeting will be at the Crystal Lake Unitited Methodist Community Center on Sandy Beach road across from the Elementary School.


05-05-2018:  We held a Crystal Lake road cleanup today. The following volunteers walked the roads and filled several trash bags of various items which people had thrown on the side of the road and at the dam area. Dolores and Al Breton, Bill Brown, Bill Brown III, Dave Gauthier, Missy and Bob Clark, Rex Joffray, Vic Laptik, Monique Lussier, Cindy McNamar, Pat and Joe Neafey. Thanks for helpingkeep our lake area clean!


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316A Sandy Beach Rd

Ellington, CT 06029

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