NEWSLETTER & PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE -2018
2018 Goodyear Lake
Published for the benefit of our Members
Association Officers for 2017-18:
President Dave Pickup
Vice President Art Henry
Treasurer Barb Solovitch
Secretary Joyce Shultis
Kathy Clarkson, Pete Lilja, Ellen Schmitt,
Cathy Rothenberger, Ruth Carlson,
Vince Stater, John VanValkenberg
Our 2018 Calendar of Events:
May 19 – Highway Cleanup
June 2 - Lake Wide Garage Sales
August 18 - GOODYEAR LAKE ANNUAL
FESTIVAL-Boat Parade & Fireworks
September 8 - Highway Cleanup
June 16 - Full Membership Meeting
July 14 - Full Membership Meeting,
August 11 - Full Membership & Elections
* All General Meetings will start at 10:00am
and will be held at the Red Carpet Inn at the Lake Pavilion.
We have continued to monitor the water quality at different locations around the lake body. To date, the water quality remains “good to very good?
We have made a great difference in controlling the growth of water chestnuts, but continued efforts must be made. Dates for water chestnuts pulls (meeting at the Portlandville site) will be posted on our Web Site. All are encouraged to attend. - - Your help is needed.
No experience necessary.
When you return your dues slip, please give us an e-mail address where you can be reached.
These e-mails are used to supplement our website for additional information. I will send a mass e-mail to everyone before our general meetings. Please look for these and respond if you do not receive one before the meeting date.
Remember: We are a 501-C3 status with the IRS. This means all contributions are tax deductible. Dues are not.
Think about becoming a Board Member this next year. We need the help and the time involved is minimal. Read more in the President’s Message.
To all our residents and friends of Goodyear Lake:
I hope this letter finds everyone ready for another year of fun in the sun at Goodyear Lake.
In May we will be having our Highway Clean-up. Let’s help keep our highway around the lake clean and beautiful. As our membership ages, we need the younger members to step up and help. Grandkids are always welcome. A definite time and date will be communicated.
Our “Around Lake Garage Sale” will be held on Saturday, June 2nd. It is open to all who want to make a deal. A great time for spring cleaning.
This year our Goodyear Lake Festival will be held on Saturday, August 18th. It will be just like the the one we hosted last year. We will erect a tent at “Journey’s End.” Hamburgers and hotdogs will be supplied and bring a dish or dessert to pass. We will have our annual boat parade followed by our dazzling fireworks display at dark. There will be more discussion at our General Meetings about this event. Please try and support this event. It is a wonderful way to see old friends and make new ones.
At the end of this year we will be losing 2 members on our Board of Directors. Vince Stayter has been a member for many years and is administrator of our Web page. We are looking for someone to take over this position. Learning the process is not that difficult and Vince is willing to teach anyone wanting to learn. I would hate to see our Web page end, but we need someone to step up and take over this position.
Think about being a board member of our board. We meet once a month (April thru November) and the meetings usually last about an hour. To have a strong association, we need to continue to have a strong Board of Directors as well. We need new blood and would appreciate any help.
Finally, I would hope you will once again become a member of The Goodyear Lake Association as we continue to be an essential part of the issues facing our community and lake. On your dues slip, please write any concerns you may have about GYLA properties near you or any other questions you have. I hope to see you at our 1st General Meeting, June 16th. All General Meetings will start at 10:00 am and will be held at the Red Carpet Inn.
Have a healthy and happy summer.
Dave Pickup, GYLA President