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Barnes Lake Golf Outing 2022 by Rod Quick

Castle Creek Golf hosted this year’s successful BL Golf Outing on September 10th. 13 Teams with 52 golfers competed for bragging rights and incredible prizes.  Mother Nature cooperated this year and we had a beautiful Michigan late summer day to socialize with our neighbors and chase little white balls all over Lum.

Congratulations to the Janet Terwilliger’s Team for shooting outstanding golf and taking home the ST(Steve)-UD(Bud) Traveling Trophy. 

We were able to donate $940 dollars to the Barnes Lake Association Fund. Rod Mills did an outstanding job running the 50/50 drawing and Red Tees and Mulligan’s were also available for a small donation and many golfers took advantage of these to lower their score. 

ELGA Credit Union ran a Vegas Hole, Rod Mills/Morton Buildings donated several nice pieces of Morton gear, Dave and Katie Brandt passed out goody bags and several of our neighbors donated gifts to help make our raffle prizes special. 

A “BIG THANKS” to all the golfers and volunteers that made this year’s BL Golf Outing a blast. Also a “HUGE THANKS” to all the folks who gave generous donations of door prizes. 

Next year we will do it again on the second Saturday of September.  

Big Change!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kyle Bonner and Ryan Pilarski have graciously agreed to relieve Sue and I of our duties and will run the BLGO next year. Thank You! I’m sure you’ll do a great job with the help of Sam and Jenda! 

Thanks to all for your support over the years. Sue and I made many new friends and enjoyed our time golfing and socializing with all of you.

Rod Quick

Flotilla Recap by Rod Mills

For everyone that wasn’t there this year, Flotilla 2022 was held on August 13th in the small lake!! Weather wasn’t as hot as we would of all liked but fortunately the rain held off.  We had and a GREAT turn out and a whole lot of FUN despite the weather.

We had a  50/50 prize of $300 that went to a 6 person group that all pitched in on tickets. 

Special Thanks to John and Terri Allen for purchasing and selling Flotilla 2022 Can Koozies which they kindly donated all proceeds. There were also many others that pitched in items to raffle and sell.  Greatly appreciated!! 

Thank You to everyone that came out to float and donate. I believe we had somewhere around 20 boats tied up at one time.

Total for the day was $743.00 raised for Barnes Lake Club. Watch the Barnes Lake Club website for next year’s date. Hope to see you there!!

Rod Mills

Board Meeting – Barnes Lake Club – July 6th, 2022

Meeting called to order at 7:03 PM

Board Members Present: Pam Reid, Del Shoopman, Lacy Minard, Cece Stramsak, Pat Betcher, Derek Morey, Brian Menard, Alex Nikora, Teresa Rolland

Guests: Doug Macha, Burns Rolland, Deanna Hartwell.

Minutes of Last Meeting: Alex Nikora made a motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting and was seconded by Del Shoopman. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: We have 210 members to date. Deanna Hartwell and Teresa Rolland would like to help with getting welcome packets and information to new residents. Brian Menard made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and was seconded by Pam Reid. Motion passed.

Bills for Payment: None

Special Events Reports:

  • A. Coffee Hour: June 18th was well attended. At the next coffee hour on July 16th Derek will be looking for new volunteers to run coffee hour.
  • B. Beach Concert: His band for July 16th has a scheduling conflict so he’s looking for a new one. If not, another activity will be planned.
  • C. July 4th Weekend: 
    • Fireworks: Everyone agreed that the fireworks show was great and that there was less traffic on the lake this year. In 2023 the show will be on July 1st and discussion took place about the rising cost of fireworks. Derek Morey made a motion to rebook with the same company as last year for the fireworks show and was seconded by Brian Menard. A roll call vote took place with all board members saying “Aye” and the motion passed.
    • Home Décor Contest: Del is going from 10 winners to 8 through default since 2 of the homes are not BLC members.
    • Bike Parade: Teresa reported that the only issue she has was people trying to launch boats at the start of the parade. At the beginning of the parade there were 5 kids and 7 adults but more joined in and at the end there were 13 kids. Lots of golf carts participated.
  • D. Annual Meeting: Pam reviewed our outline for the annual meeting and we discussed setting up.
  • E. Annual Picnic: Melinda Bradley and Carolyn Costello will take over the raffles. Pat and Alex will work together on set up and Linda Zukonik will organize volunteers. Pat’s daughter will run the kid’s games.

Beach/Pavilion Maintenance Report:  Alex shared suggestions on how to fix and stop the rot on the back wall of the building. He’s getting quotes on fixing the outside and is looking into steel siding for the walls.

Park Lot Maintenance:   On Park Lot K one of the neighbors has offered to put $300 towards a fence to keep the neighbor on the other side out. There has been a lot of conflict there this year and Alex is hoping that a fence will help. He will let us know once he gets a quote.

Barnes Lake Improvement Board:  Burns let us know that the dredge is scheduled to start tomorrow or Friday. They’ll start by laying the pipe this week. We will most likely have one more spray for weeds this year to keep them at bay.

Correspondence:  John Nowak reached out to the club wondering if there was someone he could rent a boat from on August 16 to the 18. Lacy Minard said she’d get back with him in the event she could help out.

Old Business:

  • A. Lawsuit: August 19th at 9 AM a meeting has been set up and we will have a date for the hearing.

New Business:

  • A. Alcohol: Teresa brought up the concern that one of the houses was handing out alcohol during the bike parade. The club felt that since this was a private household that we weren’t sponsoring it wasn’t cause for alarm.
  • Garage Sale: Brian brought up the low number of people that participated in the sale this year. Discussion ensued about ways to keep people informed about the events around the lake. We will work on putting up a bulletin board at the beach, adding QR codes to park lot signs, and look into who mans the Facebook page.

The Annual Meeting will be on July 9th, 2022 at 10 AM. The next monthly meeting will be on August 3rd, 2022 at 7 PM

Derek Morey made a motion to adjourn and was seconded by Del Shoopman. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:18 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Lacy Minard

2022 Barnes Lake Club Picnic by Pam Reid


The Barnes Lake Annual Members Picnic held on Saturday, August 6th was a total success, even with temperatures in the upper 90’s! This is another event that the Barnes Lake Club holds each year to support our Barnes Lake community and is a great day for everyone to meet our neighbors! The Barnes Lake Annual Member Picnic brings the community together to enjoy each other’s company, eat good food, watch kids play games, and win raffle prizes. This year the picnic had a greater turnout than years prior, with 13 more community members attending and an additional $ 368.00 raised. Our picnic is only successful each year because of this great community we live in and all of its volunteers.   

There are so many wonderful people that work to put this event together successfully. This year, Melinda Bradley took on a new role in the difficult task of getting all of the raffle items together.  Melinda and her team did an outstanding job collecting raffle items! I would also like to give a big thank you to the Barnes Lake Community Members who donated so many terrific items for the raffle! We are thankful to have Wally Dotson be such a big part of this event. This year, Wally used his woodworking skills to create a table for our raffle. His finished product was an oval table with a drawer to hold remote controls, along with a glass top. Below the glass top on the table, Barnes Lake was engraved into the wood with contours to show the lake’s depth painted in blue. Wally added a fishing boat to give it another degree of detail. It was truly an amazing piece!

There are many others that helped in making this event so wonderful for our community. Sending big thank-you’s to all of my neighbors below in being a part of our picnic this year:

  • Linda Zukonik and Pat Betcher event organizer’s, food pick-up and help as needed
  • Mo Bradley, Carolyne Costello, Sherry Osborne who collected and set-up raffle items prior to the event
  • Sherry Osborne who sold raffle tickets for Wally Dotson donated hand-crafted beautiful table
  • Alex Nikora, Ron Mills, Pat Betcher, Ozzi Osborne, and Rick Dickson who set-up canopies and moved the picnic table back and forth as needed for the picnic.
  • Rod Mills in selling raffle tickets
  • Mike and Toni Beauvais, Pat Rickord and Kathy Shabel who greeted people as they came to the picnic.
  • Lori and Rich Dickson, Jenele Thompson and Lori Campbell who served food to everyone
  • Samantha (Pats Betcher Daughter) ran the kid’s games.  This year she had a crazy game where the kids covered their heads with shaving cream and another kid through cheese puff balls at the kids with shaving cream trying to get them to stick in the shaving cream.  It was hilarious to watch, and the kids had a terrific time.
  • Mary Bentley assisted in getting information about the picnic out to the Barnes Lake Community
  • Boy Scouts who donated for our use and set-up their tents and canopies for the event.
  • Bryans Market who catered the event

To all who made this year’s picnic a success…..Thank-You!!!!!!!!  You are simply amazing! 

Again, we really hope more of you join the Barnes Lake Club for the minimal cost of only $50.00.  Please remind your neighbors and any new neighbors to join the Barnes Lake Club! The listof our paid members is on the Barnes Lake Club Website.  If your neighbor is not on the list, please encourage them to join. Help keep our Barnes Lake community and lake safe, friendly, and private. Joining is even easier with PayPal, in using PayPal and additional $5.00 is charged to cover PayPal fees.

Barnes Lake Golf Outing 2022 by Rod Quick

Another summer is rushing past us so it is time to start thinking about getting your foursome together for another round of golf.  This year we will be traveling to the beautiful metropolis of Lum, again, to play the Links of Castle Creek.

Everything is the same.

Date: 10 September 2022 

Registration: 8-8:45AM

Shotgun start: 9AM

Cost: $40 per player CASH ONLY.

Deadline to pay: Monday 5th September. CASH ONLY.

Can’t imagine there are any questions, but if you must, feel free to contact me @ 810-338-5550.

Rod (Tiger) Quick

“Weed Talk” by Burns Rolland

~You can expect to see our spray applicators on the lake conducting a survey to monitor weeds this August.

~Dredging at the inlet on the South lake is winding down. When the barrels, pipes and the dredge is gone G-lot can become a marina again. The project will be going until spoils are removed and the lots are restored.

Please don’t enter the private property utilized by the project unless you are authorized by said property owners.