Greetings to Everyone!
It just seems like a few days ago that all of the lake emails were signed "think spring" that Bonnie and I sent out. Summer sure went by fast. That being said, there were so many improvements at the lake this summer. Many members hired Shannon to do shore work, dock work, and silt removal. The north end project has improved our lake for many years. The board wants to thank all of the members who made an extra donation to the project. It was a remarkable summer at the lake.
The Annual Meeting was on Saturday, August 17th. This is the first Annual Meeting in years that there were no elections or issues to be voted on by the mebmership. John Bryant, John Cowan, and Tom Owens were the only three members that ran for the board and will serve from 2014 through 2016. There were no nominations from the floor.
Officers that were elected to serve for 2014 at the January board meeting include:
Vice President-----Bert Cummins
The lake level has been above summer pool and there are still several inches of ice on the lake. Members are encouraged to check on docks to make sure damage has not occured.
So far at least thirty members have made an extra contribution to north end restoration project. Mike Fetsch has started a fund to complete the rip rap all the way around the island. If you wish to make a donation to the cause, please contact Mike or any board member. Club funds will not be used to complete this project.
John Curtis has agreed to serve as building chairman for 2014. You can email John at
You can also call him during the week at 217-351-4088 or on weekends at 217-419-3550. Remember the building application must be approved by the board before work begins.
The next board meeting will be Sunday, March 9th at 1PM. The December meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Lake rules require members to wave an orange flag when a skier or tube rider is down. If you need an orange flag, please contact Connie Shaw (765-344-6206) or John Cowan (765-344-1323).
If you wish to reserve the pavillion for 2014, you will need to make reservation. Please contact Bonnie Rzonca or John Cowan for available dates. You can also check the calendar on the website to see if there is already a reservation. Reservations are not permitted on holiday weekends. (Memorial Day, 4th of July weekend, and Labor Day weekend).
The board continues to receive complaints about dogs running loose at the lake. Dogs must be kept on the owners property or on a leash at the common areas. Citations could be issued from the board and members are requested to call the Parke County Sherriff to report dogs running loose.
I recieved the following email this January and wanted to post it on the website for all of the members of Rocky Fork to read.
Could you please thank those at the meeting on behalf of my mother, Wilma Stettler, for the cards and donations made to charities in my father's name. She is doing well but fell on her birthday, November 8th and cracker her pelvis and femur. She is mobile and doing much better using dad's walker. When I was there, she mentioned feeling bad that she had not thanked anyone yet so I thought this might be a good time to do it. She will still send out notes and isn't even aware I am e-mailing you but I am sure she won't mind. Thank you so much.
Lisa Stettler Christin
THINK SPRING! All of us on the board wish all of you a very Happy New Year!