HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
OCTOBER 8, 2016
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room. He welcomed those present and commented on the great turn-out.
Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Randy Tutaj
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Bill Jansen
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)
REVIEW AND APPROVE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 10, 2016, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the September 10, 2016, Board of Directors meeting.” Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH OCTOBER 2016.
Treasurer, Randy Tutaj, stated we have 28 members as of today, October 8, 2016.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the Treasurer’s Report as follows:
Starting Balance as of September 1, 2016, of $8,615.26; No Income; No Expenses; leaving an ending balance as of September 30, 2016, of $8,615.26.” Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: DISCUSS THE THREE (3) INFORMATIONAL ITEMS SENT OUT BY JERMITT KRAGE, DISCUSSING FACTS AND INFORMATION ABOUT HARRIS POND. SEE HOW THEY CAN BE USED OR PUT INTO OUR LAKE ASSOCIATION ARCHIVES.
Kent stated a member, Jermitt Krage, would like to bring together a group of people that have a stake in the future of Harris Pond such as people from the Town Board; Sportsmen’s Club; Lake Association; homeowners; and business’. Some points of interest are: in 2011 had some invasive weeds – now we are aggressively taking care of the purple loosestrife; and wild rice is taking over most of the lake as 60% is non-navigable. Harris Pond is the fourth (4th) largest lake in the Marquette County area. It was suggested to put these items on our agenda for next month’s board meeting.
VICE-PRESIDENT REPORT: NOTHING AT THIS TIME.
REPORT ON FACE BOOK ACTIVITY
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated we have 349 followers on face-book.
DISCUSS AND VOTE ON ITEMS FOR OUR TENTH (10TH) YEAR AS A LAKE ASSOCIATION: KEY CHAINS; BOTTLE OPENERS; FISHING LURES; BALLOONS; COZIES
Joe brought to this meeting a sample of how the key ring; bottle opener; fishing lure; and can cozies look. All items had our logo (in color) on it and also the wording of 10th Anniversary. It was the general consensus to order 25 dare-devil fishing lures; 50 key rings; and 100 can cozies with 50 - green and 50 -yellow. It was then motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to include one of the 10th Anniversary items in our Annual Membership letter. “ Motion carried.
It was then motioned by Randy Tutaj and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve including the key ring (with the logo and 10th Anniversary written on it) in the mailing with our Annual Membership letter, as a token of our appreciation for our members.” Motion carried.
DISCUSS AND VOTE ON OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY: MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016.
Kent stated this will be our third (3rd) Annual Christmas Party. It is to be held on Monday, December 19, 2016, at Timber’s Supper Club in conjunction with the Harris Town Board. It was the general consensus that we would attend this Christmas party. Phyllis will need to know the count by December 1, 2016.
DISCUSS AND VOTE ON OUR 2017 ANNUAL RENEWAL MEMBERSHIP LETTER.
Joe had copies made of the Annual renewal membership letter and after reading through, there are some minor changes to the letter. Also to be included with the letter will be a Membership form; a listing of our items for sale; and the key ring for members. Phyllis and Joe will co-ordinate sending the letter and item.
Joe brought along a sample of our raffle ticket for next year. It was the general consensus to add on the ticket, 10th Anniversary by the logo and the date of July 15, 2017. The ticket was silver in color and heavier stock, but unfortunately when we tried to write on the part with the winner’s name and address, it would not print with any pen we used. We all agreed that the ticket should be printed in another color.
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
A question was asked about why rocks were put in by the race way instead of making it a sandy beach area.
Answer: The area in question is a dam.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the Firehouse Community Room at 1:30 p.m.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Bill Jansen, “to adjourn.” Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.
Sue Tutaj, Secretary