There are many different groups that residents can join to serve their community or simply gather with others to socialize. Lake View is driven by dedicated volunteer organizations, and we encourage all of our full and part-time residents to become involved in a local cause of their choosing.
American Legion & Auxiliary
The Eilert Auen Post #133 of the American Legion is located at 310 Madison Street.
Black Hawk Bike Coalition
The Black Hawk Bike Coalition is a group of bicyclists that work together to promote bicycling in Lake View both on the Sauk Rail Trail and around Black Hawk Lake. Supporting local projects that pertain to the betterment of the biking community, they’ve been involved in fundraising for the bike Fix It Stations located along the trail and around the lake, and the new Bike Arch at the beginning of the Sauk Rail Trail in Lake View. For more information on the bike coalition, please contact Tom Bolan at 712-665-4310 or visit them on Facebook
Black Hawk Men’s Club
Members of the Black Hawk Men’s Club fund and volunteer for many events that are held to help improve the community. They host events like the Arctic Open; a golf tournament on Black Hawk Lake in February; the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Speaker Park; and the Beverage Garden at the annual Water Carnival. You can find more information on the Club’s activities on Facebook
The Garden Club keeps Lake View beautiful by maintaining gardens in public spaces. They maintain the Memorial Rose Garden in Speaker Park, as well as other plantings downtown and near the Chief Black Hawk statue.
Lake View Historical Society
The Lake View Historical Society was formed in 1994 as an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Lake View area’s history. The society is comprised of a 10-member board, and has a lifetime and annual membership of approximately 50 individuals.
Membership is available to all who are interested. The annual membership fee is $10 and lifetime memberships are available for $100. To become a member, send your dues to the Lake View Historical Museum, P.O. Box 483, Lake View, Iowa, 51450.
Water Carnival Committee
This volunteer committee works year-round in preparation for the annual Black Hawk Lake Summer Water Carnival.
Lake View also has various card clubs, church groups and various other civic-minded organizations.