We have work to do – and we need your help!
The SLA Board of Directors has established 4 new committees to work towards a variety of goals.
PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO HELP ON ONE OF THESE COMMITTEES!
FUND-RAISING: Help with grant writing, solicitation of interested non-profits, foundations and others concerned with Serpent Lake watershed. This committee will assist the Crow Wing SWCD in securing the cash match of $300,000 [$75,000/year] over the 4 year BWSR $1.2 million grant for Serpent Lake.
Volunteers: Lee Uglem, Bruce Butler
PUBLICITY: Help spread the news of SLA projects [newsprint, radio, website, etc.] Develop an informational flyer about the SLA to help educate the public of our accomplishments and mission.
Volunteers: Pat Norby, Clark Marshall, Arlen Bowen
DIRECTORY: Compile addresses and names of all lake property owners. Organize advertising to help pay for directory. Print directory in time for the next annual meeting in 2015.
Volunteers: Jean Olson, Ellen Uglem, Jane Busche
SOCIAL EVENTS: Help plan fun events for the lake association membership, such as the 4th of July boat parade, fish fry/picnic, zone leader gatherings, picture contest, 4th of July parade float and other ideas you might generate.
Volunteers: Sue Bowles, Barbara Smrekar, Char Hausker
If you would be willing to be a part of any of these committees, please contact Lee Uglem [546-6119].
Have you met your Zone Leader? Do you know what lake zone you live in? Check the SLA directory on pages 17-24 for a listing of zones. The following people are Zone Leaders and are anxious to connect with each member of their zone. Zone leaders are responsible for sharing vital information with Serpent Lake property owners, helping with membership solicitation, and keeping addresses/emails/phone numbers up to date. If you live in Zone 12 or 14, would you be willing to be the zone leader? We have 2 vacancies.
Zone #1 Barb Schiffler
Zone #2 Steve Crum
Zone #3 Bruce Butler
Zone #4 Barb Hoeft
Zone #5 Joy Anderson
Zone #6 Jan Welch
Zone #7 Sue Barutt
Zone #8 Jeanie Stanton
Zone #9 Ken Treloar
Zone #10 Paul Tesdahl
Zone #11 Dan Goodwin
Zone #12 Open
Zone #13 Barb Smrekar
Zone #14 Open
Zone #15 Doug Richau
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE! During the weekend of July 12-13 [or there abouts], you will be contacted by your zone leader. The SLA board of directors is sponsoring a membership drive to increase lake association membership, to inform property owners of the important projects the association is involved in, and to collect updated information to help with developing a new lake directory. IF YOU ARE NOT A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE SERPENT LAKE ASSOCIATION, PLEASE JOIN! It is only $25!
THANK YOU! A huge thank you goes out to the SLA board members who just finished their terms: Wayne Brezina and Everett Hendrickson. In addition, thank you to Jane Busche for her work putting together the Water Watch issues, and to Deb Leonard who is the membership chairman! Your help is invaluable and is greatly appreciated!
4th of July Boat Parade – The Serpent Lake Association Boat parade will be held on Friday, July 4th beginning at 4 pm. PLEASE JOIN IN THE FUN! You will be amazed at how many home owners view the parade from their shorelines. Boats should meet at the fishing pier by the Crosby City Hall at 3:45 pm for pictures and staging. The parade will travel counter clock-wise and end back at the fishing pier for the awarding of the prized Traveling Paddle Award.