2023 Annual Meeting – Saturday, August 5

10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Registration
10:30 am – 11:30 am:  Meeting
11:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Socialize – Get to know your neighbors

Location:        Torch Lake Cellars

                        5245 Clam Lake Road

                        Bellaire, MI 49615

Savor the beautiful view from the patio while you sip a Torch Lake Cellar specialty, a mimosa, on us.  Or, enjoy a glass of juice, our treat.  Coffee, tea, and snacks will also be provided by FoCL.

Annual Meeting 2022

2022 Annual Meeting Synopsis (official minutes will be posted at a later date):

2023 Board Members Elected:

President:  Paul Sak                        Vice-President:  Bob Hockenberger

Treasurer:  Art Hoadley                   Secretary:  Fred Sittel

Director:  Bill Hershey                     Director:  Megan Raphael

Director:  Tom Marsh                                 Director:  Robin Crumrine

Director:  Gary Mayes

Website Enhancements:

–   Fill out your membership form and pay your dues online

–   Direct Access to the Clam Lake Webcam

A Shoreline Protection Effort – Wakes & Boats Initiative (Preliminary)

–  See: Wakes and Boats Initiative PowerPoint

Lake Level Models have been Completed:

Check out U. S. Army Corps of Engineers presentation:

Hydraulic Modeling Report

Floodplain Management Study

Newsletter in 2023:

–  Spring Newsletter to be hard copy, mailed

–  Quarterly Newsletters will be sent via email

New Riparian Handbook Process – Target Date of Spring 2023:

Resource guide containing the following:

•           topics relevant to waterfront property owners

•           explanation of the importance of each topic

•           resources with more in-depth information on each topic

•           information on the entire ERCOL watershed

•           section for each lake association to customize specific information needs


Focus group of relatively new waterfront property owners to:

•           gather information on water-related topics/issues they want to know more about, wish they knew when they purchased their property, have encountered while living on their lake/river, etc.

•           learn about the most preferred way to communicate with them

September – December:

Lake association and resource professional representatives to determine:

•           content based on focus group findings and known areas of need

•           area-specific content for each lake

•           initial draft copy

January – April 2023:

•           review content, update, design format, final draft approval

•           distribute Spring 2023