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How the other half lives: Party at Clear Lake Outing Club

Clear Lake Outing Club, where the parties rage
Clear Lake Outing Club, where the parties rage

CLEAR LAKE – Rich. Elite. Elected.  Local.  They know how to party, too, NIT is finding out.

The list of people in attendance at a summer party at the Clear Lake Outing Club who are not millionaires is much shorter than the list who are millionaires.  Now, sources are telling NIT that that these folks partied it up this summer and some got so inebriated one weekend they had to bum rides home.

The party, our source said, was held June 6 at the Clear Lake Outing Club.  Dinner was served that night to about 150 bankers, Chamber members, elected officials and Outting Club Cottage owners.  It should be noted that only special people can own a cottage there.  The place is only for the elite, and their hand-picked guests.  You can’t have a mortgage on your cottage, and hiring a realtor is forbidden.  As described to NIT, Outing Clubbers don’t want “certain kinds” of people living there, and some snooty members will make a point of confronting neighbors if they bring the wrong kind of guests.

Now, dinner was served that Saturday night, and the Outing Club members could invite their guests.  NIT is told not everyone was impressed with some of the folks that were invited, because they either didn’t make enough money or weren’t “dressed right”.

As dinner wound down, the dining room began to empty out.  This dining room is situated roughly in the middle of the Outing Club itself, surrounded on each side with cottages.  A long hallway “porch” leads you from the dining room to the doors of each cottage, which has its now little mini porch area.  An excellent view of Clear Lake is available from each porch.

Each cottage had its doors open and a little party developed at each; folks could take their drinks with them and hob-nob and socialize, making the rounds to each cottage.  There was plenty of alcohol to go around, NIT is told, and some didn’t hesitate to partake.  This went on until 3:30 AM and beyond at some of the cottages.

We reached long-time Outing Club member and resident Todd Blodgett and he refused comment, but he did acknowledge he was at the party.  He would not comment on whether any elected officials at the party had too much to drink and whether they had trouble getting home.

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