July Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Dassel Rod and Gun
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Pot Luck
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Dassel Rod and Gun

August Board Meeting
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Dassel Rod and Gun
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September Board Meeting
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Dassel Rod and Gun
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October Board Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Dassel Rod and Gun
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Steve Grotbo, President

I am writing this at the beginning of March while looking over the snow covered lake with people out ice fishing thinking that last year at this time it was open water. Granted it did freeze up again and we ended up with having the official ice out date of March 27th. Hopefully by the time this newsletter gets to you I am able to have the dock in the water. This year will be a bit trickier to get the dock in for many of us on the north side with the ice heaves, where it was the south side that got hit last season.

The annual pork chop dinner falls on Cinco de Mayo this year. I got voted down for trying to make a Mexican theme and serving very hot spicy pork chops. Luckily for you, the same secret spices are going to be used and you get an awesome pork chop dinner. Sandy Wosmek can be bribed if you are wanting the recipe. I am just hoping some people bring tequila for the May 5th event.

The elections should go pretty smoothly as Cathy Klehr, Steve Ullom, Skip Sustacek, Mike & Sandy Wosmek, and Lyle Walker have their terms ending, but all agreed to run again. Saying that, it would be fun to make this a real election and have others volunteer to run for a board position. Please do keep in mind that you do not have to be a board member to volunteer to help out. Even the tiny gestures of bringing coffee or donuts when you see the watershed committee working on their next project goes a long ways. If you are interested in helping out, please contact any board member for details.

Speaking of helping out, Laurie Johnson is supporting the effort with her expert publishing abilities for the new lake directory. Mark Johnson has taken the lead on this major project. In fact it is a lot of contributors from the board members and the advertisers that make this possible. Everyone will be receiving this soon from your shoreline captain, so be sure to pass on your thanks to Mark and Laurie Johnson for a job well done.

The exciting activity happening this season is "playing" with the new GPS. Okay, so the mapping of the lake project will probably be "fun" for the first few outings, but will soon turn into what seems like "work". I am just curious to see how many more vehicles this mapping project will uncover in Lake Washington. You can all look forward to receiving a detail lake map in spring of 2019.

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