Membership Update

By Fran McCloskey

We have several new lake neighbors on Gilmore this year.  If you happen to live near any of them, please welcome them and encourage them to join our Association.  There are many benefits to joining, including receiving our Up North Updates by email.  Forms for joining are found in this Newsletter.  We will also be signing up new or renewing members at the Gilmore Lake Association Annual meeting and picnic on July 8th from 4pm-8pm.

We have several positions to fill in our association. I know that I keep asking, but we really need help with these things.

We are looking for people with the following skills or interests:

  • Computer skills to help with laying out the newsletter and sending it out. (8 hours, two times per year)
  • Social skills to invite new members, maintain the membership list, and organize the 4th of July Activities. (1-2 hours per month for membership; 1 day of effort for the July 4th activities)
  • Nature skills to help monitor EWM, lake levels, oxygen levels, etc. (2-4 hours per month during open water)

Even if you only are interested in one small part of what is described above, please volunteer and do your part.

This summer we are asking everyone to complete a survey about the lake.  This survey is required as part of our DNR grant for controlling Eurasian Water Milfoil.  It will be sent out via email to all those that have provided an email address to us.  We will also have paper copies at the Annual Meeting on July 8th.  Please complete a survey and submit it.  The results will be used to gather public input on our Milfoil management.

Finally, don’t forget about our July Celebrations:

Saturday July 2nd     Annual Boat Parade 1pm

  • This year’s theme will be “Noah’s Ark”
  • Meet near the landing before 1pm
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place

Saturday July 8th     Annual Meeting and Picnic 4pm-7pm

  • Held at the Minong Town Hall (on Nancy Lake Rd.)
  • Meeting begins at 4pm and Dinner is at 5:30pm
  • Food and Drink will be provided by the Association
  • If you would like to bring something to share, desserts are welcomed.

This story comes from the Spring 2017 newsletter.