Every two years we elect board members. Association members vote at the annual meeting (July 31, 2021). There are seven positions which are defined in our bylaws, but there’s lots of latitude. For example, some boards focus on environmental issues, while others work to expand getting to know each other — it depends on the interests of the members. In fact, the bylaws allow for sub-committees if there are particular interests any Association member has.
Having an Association creates a structure that can take on any issue that the members feel needs to be addressed. Just having each other’s email addresses creates connection and safety. The Association also makes us eligible, automatically, for financial help from the state should we suffer from aquatic invasive species.
This board has done what it can to make being a board member as easy as possible. All tasks have been documented so there’s no re-inventing the wheel. Fringe benefits: we learned things about our lake and we got to know each other and made new friendships.
Here’s a brief description of what each board member does:
President — the chief executive officer of the Association; presides over meetings
Vice President — fills in for the President when necessary
Treasurer — maintains the financial records of the Association and signs all checks; prepares an annual financial statement for the annual meeting and maintains any governmental registrations, elections or filings
Secretary — maintains the official records and archives of the Association; records and distributes the minutes of member meetings and Board meetings; maintains the member mailing list
Communications — sends email notices to the membership; maintains the website; creates the annual membership drive mailing pieces
At Large (2) — these are flexible positions
We can’t have an Association without board members. Please consider serving!
Email us if you’d like a copy of the Bylaws, available to members.