Saturday, April 7, 2018


    HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION                                                     
     BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA                                                                          APRIL 14, 2018
FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM AT 1:30 PM                        
                                                     (All members and interested persons invited.)
Call to order
Welcome all members and guests. 
Review and approve the printed and posted minutes from the November 11, 2017 Board meeting.    
Treasurer's report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through March, 2018.   
President's Report:  Discuss the AIS coordinator grant and the $200 support from Harris Pond Lake Association. Anna Cisar AIS Coordinator is looking for volunteers to help with the beetle release program to control Purple Loosestrife on Harris Pond.   
  
Vice President Report: Discuss Christmas party and gather a consensus about general feelings. Discuss what the Harris Pond Lake Association can get involved in during the next holiday season. Discuss the spring Marquette County Lake Association meeting and who from our group can attend. One HPLA ornament left to sell. Discuss the 2018 Harris Pond Lake Association May Flower & Brat Sale.
New Business:
Report on latest Face Book activity:
Start Planning for July 4th parade float.
Start planning for 2018 annual meeting, any by-law changes, President and Secretary up for re- election
  
Fund Raising Committee:        
Discuss how the 2018 Harris Pond Lake Association raffle ticket sales are going.         
Lake Planning Steering Committee:
See President's report for handling of Purple Loosestrife.
Future activity for handling Curly Leaf.
Further information on placing Muir Bird Club fishing line containers around Harris Pond. 
Marquette County Lake Association is looking for volunteers to attend a training session for handling water craft issues ( violator’s ) on area lakes. Interested people should contact Mike Johnson @ 608 297 9623 or mjbeachit@gmail.com .       
Any other items not previously addressed
Plan date for next Board Meeting
Motion To Adjourn

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

REMINDER

JUST A REMINDER THAT WE WILL NOT HAVE A BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING ON SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2017.

PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2017, AT 1:30 PM, IN THE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM, FOR OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING.

IF YOU ARE WONDERING, YES, WE HAVE RAFFLE TICKETS FOR SALE.  ONLY $20.00 EACH, (300 TOTAL FOR SALE) FOR A CHANCE AT A TOP PRIZE OF $1,000.00!  CONTACT A BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER FOR TICKETS.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

WE WISH YOU, BLESSINGS IN THE NEW YEAR.

YOUR HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Monday, November 20, 2017

NOVEMBER 11, 2017, MEETING

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
NOVEMBER 11, 2017
DRAFT
President, Kent Pfeifer, called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 1:25 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.  He welcomed everyone present.
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)
Quorum Set.
REVIEW AND APPROVE THE PRINTED AND POSTED MINUTES FROM THE OCTOBER 14, 2017, BOARD MEETING.
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Bill Jansen, “to approve the printed and posted minutes from the October 14, 2017, Board of Directors Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH OCTOBER, 2017.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, reported that we are 22 members strong.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to approve the Treasurer’s report for October, 2017, as follows:
Starting Balance as of October 1, 2017, of $10,571.10; Income of $15.00; Expenses of $112.00; leaving an Ending Balance as of October 31, 2017, of $10,474.10.”  Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  DISCUSS MAILING THE LETTER OF SUPPORT WITH THE $200.00 COMMITMENT FOR THE GRANT FOR AIS COORDINATOR.
Kent stated we sent a letter of support and our commitment of $200.00 for Golden Sands to continue the invasive species program to the DNR.  A question was asked about when we need to send the check.  Kent answered once we receive a letter back from the DNR they intend to continue the support, then we will send the check for $200.00. 
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  DISCUSS THE 2018 HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP LETTER MAILING.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, stated the annual membership letter is ready to be mailed.  Also to be included in the mailing will be our merchandise list and the renewal form for membership.  Phyllis Ingram, Town of Harris Representative, stated she will send the mailing out.  It was the general consensus to send the letters now to the membership.  We will follow-up with an e-mail in February to those whom have not responded.
Joe stated the raffle tickets have been printed and are ready for distribution.  This year the ticket is bright green in color; 300 printed; the raffle drawing will be held on July 21, 2018, at 1:30 pm with a picnic starting at noon and annual meeting following the raffle drawing.
Joe also brought to the meeting an ornament made from our logo.  It is made of plastic, round with a silver ring embedded with snowflakes and our logo in the middle.  It was the general consensus to get twenty (20) and sell them for $5.00 each.
NEW BUSINESS
REPORT ON LATEST FACE BOOK ACTIVITY
It was stated we have 357 followers on face-book.
FINALIZE CHRISTMAS DINNER
It was stated our Christmas Dinner will be held at Mikey’s Sportsmen’s Bar in Harrisville on Monday, December 18, 2017, with cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. It will be held in conjunction with the Town Board and the Election Board. 
PLAN FURTHER ACTIVITY ON HANDLING OF PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE AND CURLY LEAF.
Kent stated no further action is needed at this time of year.  Will discuss more at our next Board of Directors meeting in April, 2018.
DISCUSS PLACING MUIR BIRD CLUB FISHING LINE CONTAINERS AROUND HARRIS POND.  PHYLLIS INGRAM SPOKE TO DARYL CHRISTENSEN REGARDING FISH LINE DISPOSAL TUBES.  DARYL SAID HIS SCHEDULE WAS FULL THIS PAST SUMMER, HOWEVER, HE WILL WORK ON GETTING MORE INFORMATION DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.  HE ALSO SAID WE SHOULD PUT THIS ITEM ON OUR APRIL, 2018, AGENDA. 
It was stated Daryl Christensen plans to get back to us in April 2018, as there will be a study done on the fishing line containers. 
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED.
It was questioned how to attract and keep our members. 
Some suggestions were to go out to the ice-fishermen and sell raffle tickets and/or memberships to them; try to find out why a member might not renew; try to get more members actively involved.
DATE OF NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Our next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.  There will not be any meetings held during the months of December, 2017; January, 2018; February, 2018; and March, 2018.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 1:50 pm
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary



Sunday, November 5, 2017

AGENDA FOR NOVEMBER MEETING 2017

  HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
     NOVEMBER 11, 2017
     1:30 PM IN THE FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM                                                           
                        (ALL MEMBERS AND INTERESTED PEOPLE INVITED)
Call to order
Welcome all members and guests. 
Review and approve the printed and posted minutes from the October 14, 2017, Board meeting.    
Treasurer's report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through October, 2017.   
President's Report:  Discuss mailing the letter of support with the $200 commitment for the grant for the AIS coordinator.    
   
Vice President's Report: Discuss the 2018 Harris Pond Lake Association membership letter mailing.
Discuss the 2018 Harris Pond Lake Association raffle ticket distribution.         
New Business:
Report on latest Face Book activity: 
Finalize Christmas Dinner
Fund Raising Committee:        
Lake Planning Steering Committee:    
Plan further activity on handling of Purple Loosestrife and Curly Leaf.  
Discuss placing Muir Bird Club fishing line containers around Harris Pond. Phyllis Ingram spoke to Daryl Christensen regarding fish line disposal tubes. Daryl said his schedule was full this past summer however he will work on getting more information during the winter months. He also said we should put this Item on our April Agenda.
Any other items not previously addressed
Plan date for next Board Meeting
Motion To Adjourn

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

OCTOBER 14, 2017, BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
OCTOBER 14, 2017
DRAFT
Kent Pfeifer, President, called the Board of Directors Meeting to order at 1:28 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.  He thanked those in attendance.
Board of Directors present:
President – Kent Pfeifer
Vice-President – Joe Helmin
Treasurer – Randy Tutaj
Secretary – Sue Tutaj
At-Large Board Member – Bill Jansen (Absent)
Town of Harris Representative – Phyllis Ingram
Sportsmen’s Club Representative – Mike Mittelstedt (Absent)
Quorum Set.
OLD BUSINESS
BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE A JUNE, AUGUST, OR SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING, REVIEW AND APPROVE POSTED AND PRINTED MINUTES FROM THE MAY 31, 2017, BOARD MEETING.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the posted and printed minutes from the May 31, 2017, Board of Directors Meeting.”  Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT:  REPORT ON LATEST FINANCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL ACTIVITY THROUGH SEPTEMBER, 2017.
Randy Tutaj, Treasurer, stated we are 22 members strong. 
It was suggested we should give the Town Board a check for being able to use the Town Hall for our meetings.   It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to donate $50.00 to the Town of Harris, for use of the Town Hall for our meetings.”  Motion carried.
It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Joe Helmin, “to approve the Treasurer’s Report for
For the Month of July, 2017, the Starting Balance as of July 1, 2017, of $8,925.28; Income of $4,865.00; Expenses of $3,019.18; leaving an Ending Balance as of July 31, 2017, of $10,771.10.
For the Month of August, 2017, the Starting Balance as of August 1, 2017, of $10.771.10; No Income; Expenses of $200.00; leaving an Ending Balance as of August 31, 2017, of $10,571.10.
For the Month of September, 2017; the Starting Balance as of September 1, 2017, of $10,571.10; No Income; No Expenses; leaving an Ending Balance as of September 30, 2017, of $10,571.10.”
Motion carried.
PRESIDENT’S REPORT: DISCUSS BOARD MEETING SCHEDULES FOR A MORE REALISTIC TIME FRAME.  DISCUSS AND VOTE ON GRANT SUPPORT FOR GOLDEN SANDS AIS COORDINATOR.  IN 2014 WE NOT ONLY WROTE A LETTER OF SUPPORT BUT ALSO SENT A $200.00 CHECK TO OFFSET THE EXPENSE.
Kent questioned whether we needed to have Board of Directors meetings during the winter months.  He stated we usually do not have any meetings during the months of December, January, and February.  It was motioned by Phyllis Ingram and seconded by Sue Tutaj, “to have a Spring Meeting on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.”  Motion carried.
Kent stated as Harris Pond Lake Association we have given a letter and monetary support to Golden Sands in the past.  Golden Sands have helped and continue to help with the aquatic invasive species; especially on our pond with releasing beetles to control the purple loosestrife.  It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Phyllis Ingram, “to send a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in support of and a check for $200.00 to Golden Sands for the aquatic-invasive species program.”  Motion carried.
VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT:  INTRODUCE ANNA CISAR, AIS COORDINATOR FOR GREEN LAKE AND MARQUETTE COUNTIES.
Joe Helmin, Vice-President, introduced Anna Cisar, AIS Coordinator.
Anna Cisar, AIS Coordinator for four (4) counties – Marquette; Green Lake; Waushara; and Waupaca; gave an informative speech about what she has been involved in and what she hopes to accomplish in the near future.  Some concerns are:  curly leaf; milfoil; purple loosestrife; Asian clam; and spinny water flea.  Anna had samples of the Asian Clam which is an invasive species.  The Asian Clam looks familiar to a fingernail clam except the difference is the Asian Clam has ridges while the fingernail clam is smooth.  Anna plans to get to the East side of the lake in early spring to assess the purple loosestrife and beetle situation.
 Anna stated curly leaf has been found on our pond, but no milfoil.  Kent asked if Anna would be able to map out where the curly leaf is found and she plans to next year.
Anna thanked us for our support in the past and now. 
Kent thanked not only Anna, but also Chris Hamerla; and Krista Kamke; for helping us with our pond. 
NEW BUSINESS
REPORT ON THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2017, MARQUETTE COUNTY LAKES ASSOCIATION MEETING.
Phyllis Ingram, Town of Harris Representative, stated she and Sue Tutaj attended the Marquette County Lakes Association meeting held on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  The meeting’s special guests were Ben Nadolski, Area DNR Warden; Pat Kilbey, Land and Water Conservation Dept.; and Anna Cisar, AIS Coordinator.  Each gave informative speeches.  The floor was open to those present and any problems or issues about their lakes could be discussed.  Phyllis commented about Carp being left on shoreline. 
DISCUSS AND PLAN MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL LETTER
It was the general consensus to have Joe Helmin compose the annual letter to be sent out to the membership.  He will also include a merchandise list and a membership application.  Phyllis volunteered to address and mail out the annual letters. 
DISCUSS RAFFLE TICKET PURCHASE FOR 2018.
It was the general consensus to purchase 300 raffle tickets for 2018.  Joe will get in contact with the printer and hopefully will have them ready before the Christmas Dinner.  It was suggested to go out to the ice-fishermen and sell raffle tickets and perhaps memberships to them. 
REPORT ON LATEST FACEBOOK ACTIVITY
It was reported we have 357 followers on face book.
START PLANNING FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER
Phyllis stated this year’s Christmas Dinner will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017, at Mikey’s Sportsmen’s Bar in Harrisville, with cocktails at 6:00 pm and dinner to follow at 6:30 pm.  It will be held in conjunction with the Town Board and the Election Board. 
DISCUSS PLACING MUIR BIRD CLUB FISHING LINE CONTAINERS AROUND HARRIS POND.
Joe stated he has been unable to get the fishing line containers project moving forward.  Phyllis stated she will get in contact with Darryl Christensen from the Muir Bird Club and ask about the fish line disposable tubes.  It was stated Newton Township agreed to two (2) locations for the fish line disposable tubes. 
ANY OTHER ITEMS NOT PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED
It was the general consensus to purchase more stamps.
PLAN DATE FOR NEXT BOARD MEETING
The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 1:30 pm in the Firehouse Community Room.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
It was motioned by Joe Helmin and seconded by Randy Tutaj, “to adjourn.”  Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 2:30 pm
Respectfully submitted,
Sue Tutaj, Secretary


Sunday, October 8, 2017

OCTOBER BOARD MEETING AGENDA 2017

HARRIS POND LAKE ASSOCIATION
                                               BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA
October 14, 2017
                                    BBQ AT NOON -WITH MEETING TO FOLLOW
                                     IN FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ROOM
                                                     
                                                           (All members and interested persons invited.)

Call to order
Welcome all members and guests. 
Because we did not have a June, August, or September Board meeting, review and approve printed and posted minutes from the May 13, 2017, Board meeting.    
Treasurer's Report: Report on latest financial and membership renewal activity through September, 2017.   
President's Report:  Discuss board meeting schedules for a more realistic time frame. Discuss and vote on grant support for Golden Sands AIS coordinator. In 2014 we not only wrote a letter of support but also sent a $200.00 check to help offset the expense.    
   
Vice -President's Report: Introduce Anna Cisar, AIS coordinator for Green Lake and Marquette County  
  
  New Business:
Report on the September 14, 2017, Marquette County Lakes Association meeting.
Discuss and plan membership renewal letter.
Discuss and vote on 2018 raffle ticket purchase.
Report on latest Face Book activity:
Start planning for Christmas Dinner
Fund Raising Committee:        
Lake Planning Steering Committee:    
Plan further activity on handling of Purple Loosestrife and Curly Leaf.  
Discuss placing Muir Bird Club fishing line containers around Harris Pond. 
Any other items not previously addressed
Plan date for next Board Meeting
Motion To Adjourn

Monday, August 7, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE

PLEASE NOTE: 

WE NOT BE HOLDING ANY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS DURING THE MONTHS OF AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.

OUR NEXT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017, AT THE FIREMEN'S COMMUNITY ROOM.  WE WILL HAVE A PICNIC AT 12:30 WITH MEETING TO FOLLOW AT 1:30 PM
OUR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE ANNA CISAR, AIS COORDINATOR FOR MARQUETTE COUNTY.