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.
I have very sad news to report. Longtime lake member Dick Stettler (E-0) passed away on Wednesday, October 15th. Please remember Wilma and the entire Stettler family in your prayers. Sue Rempert's (W-13) mother, Jane Wrenn also passed away earlier this month. A memorial service was held for Jane on Tuesday, October 22nd in Danville. Please also remember Sue and her family in your prayers.
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. President Bonnie Rzonca reminded the members present of the last event of the year, the Annual Chili Supper on Saturday October 5th. More information will sent out as we get closer to the event. The budget for 2014 was passed at the Annual Meeting and there will be no dues increase for next year. Dues will remain at $725 and will be due by May 31st for 2014. Bert Cummins also passed out new windshield stickers to all of the members present at the Annual Meeting. If you did not receive your stickers, please contact Bert Cummins (765) 344-6101 to arrange to pick them up.
Shannon McCullough has been dredging in several coves at Rocky Fork. Shannon's barge is now gone. The lake valve will be opened on Monday, October 28th. You will need to think about taking your boat out of the water or securing it for winter drawdown if you have not done so.
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 Bill Bolz while Bill is busy with a work commitment. 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, December 8th at the clubhouse. There will not be a November board meeting. The tentative start time for the December 8th (Sunday) board meeting is 1PM.
Lake drawdown for the winter has been postponed until Monday, October 28th. The lake will be lowered five feet again this winter. The next time the lake could be lowered further than five feet but not more than eight feet is fall of 2015.
Effective this season the spotter is required 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.