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Board Meeting – Barnes Lake Club – June 1st, 2022

 June 1, 2022 

Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM 

Brian Menard led the meeting participants in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance 

Introductions of Board Members and Guests present: 

Board Members Present: Pam Reid, Del Shoopman, Cece Stramsak, Teresa Rolland, Derek Morey, Pat Betcher, and Brian Menard 

Guests: Burns Rolland, Corey and Jackie Compau, Chris Tluczek, Tom and Laurie Petts, Scott and Trish Herrick, Gage Coe 

Moment of Silence for two residents who passed away 

Guest Gage Coe, a Boy Scout who lives on the lake requested permission to clean Lady Liberty from July 27 to July 30, and to reinforce the flag pole. Permission was granted by the Board. 

Two large dead trees on Part Lot E were discussed. 

Minutes of the Last Meeting: Cece Stramsak made a motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting and was seconded by Derek Morey, all said “Aye”, motion carried. 

Treasurer’s Report: All bills are paid to date including the fireworks and Barnes Lake Directory. The Barnes Lake Building Fund has a $136.26 balance. At the time of the meeting, there were 193 members. Derek Morey made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and was seconded by Pat Betcher and Teresa Rolland, all said “Aye”, motion carried. 

A discussion was held to begin considering selling ‘hoodies’ and T-shirts again. 

It was suggested that we add a bulletin board to the club house area. 

Burns Rolland discussed that after all the tree-clearing last year, no road work was done. The road work was given as the purpose of the tree-clearing, so residents are dismayed. It was explained that determining where the roads should really be is a long process. Board members present asked Burns to request Ray Hayes from Deerfield Township to be present at the Annual Meeting. 

The erosion on Park Lot P was discussed. Pam Reid said she believes there may be federal funding available or a grant to return the shoreline for that Park Lot to its original condition. 

No other items were brought to discussion. 

Motion to adjourn was made by Brian Menard, seconded by Derek Morey. 

Boat Parade Winners 2022

1st Place “Tank” by the St. Pierre’s

2nd Place “Dr. Seuss” by the Shea’s

3rd Place “Hawaiian Luau” by the Johnson’s

Thanks to all the people who worked hard decorating their boats for us to enjoy!!

“Weed Talk” by Burns Rolland

Dredging operations will commence July 6th at the inlet channel in the South Lake, adjacent to Park Lot G.

To avoid impeding operations and potential damage to boats it is advised:


Once operations begin, DO NOT ENTER that area. It is anticipated that if everything goes as planned, within 10 days thereafter, dredge will be removed.

Boaters can then resume normal, recreational activity within the work zone.

Annual Boat Parade by Lacy Minard

You’re cordially invited….

To be a part of the Barnes Lake Annual Boat Parade!

Date: July 2nd, 2022

Time: 2:45 PM with a 3:00 start

Place: Come and register your craft at the Beach Pavilion

Decorate your boat and show your creative side to win all new cash prizes and the boat parade trophy!*

1st place – $100 and the trophy

2nd place – $75

3rd place – $50

*Must be a Barnes Lake Club member in good standing at the time of the parade to receive a prize. Participation awards for all the boats. Questions? Call Lacy Minard at 810-252-6412

Annual Picnic Update by Linda Z.

Hello ALL Barnes Lake Club Members!  

Our Annual Members Picnic is Saturday, August 6th, at the beach.
From noon to 2pm.

Come socialize with your neighbors new and old!

Enjoy lunch, kids games, & raffle with all the Awesome Prizes to win!
The past years we have received many donations from all our good neighbors.

If you would like to donate a prize Big or Small, please text or call Melinda Bradley at (810) 417-1594. Leave your name & cell number & Melinda will text or call you back with a convenient time for you to deliver your donation to her home. 

Please call or text Linda Z at (810) 441-7042 if you would like to volunteer at the Picnic, (Set-up, Clean-up, Lunch Server, Greeter, Prize Committee), please leave your name & cell number. 

Looking forward to seeing you all at our Annual Members Picnic


Barnes Lake Club

Board Meeting – Barnes Lake Club – May 4th, 2022

May 4th, 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: Jackie & Cory Compeau, Burns Rolland, Rich Dickson, Tom & Laurie Petts, Burt Bentley, Doug Macha, and Ed St. Pierre

Minutes of Last Meeting: Cece Stramsak made a motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting and was seconded by Teresa Rolland. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: There was a donation made through PayPal for lawn maintenance and the down payment of the fireworks has been paid. Our balance is $9756.17. Brian Menard made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report and was seconded by Pat Betcher. Motion passed.

Membership Update:  147 members so far. Last year there were 176.

Bills for Payment: None

Special Events Reports:

  • A. Garage Sale and Beach Concert: There was a discussion about whether or not to purchase banners to advertise the sales that could be reused every year. The cost estimate for this was $264. Alex Nikora made a motion to purchase banners with a cost not to exceed $300 and was seconded by Del Shoopman. Motion passed. Derek will have flyers and information posted on the website for the June 11th concert.
  • B. Annual Picnic: Ideas were shared about food for the picnic, and it was decided that we will stick with the sandwiches like last year. Pat and Linda are working on finding someone to organize the raffle prizes.
  • C. 4th of July Fireworks: The deposit is down, and we will pay the balance the day of.

PayPal and BLC Website Update:  Cece thanked Derek and Lacy for all their help getting the site running and working. Teresa reminded everyone to send pictures after events so they can be posted on the site.

Beach/Pavilion Maintenance Report:  Alex reported that he’ll put the buoys in and get the pump working soon. Tom and Laurie Petts informed us that the goose egg round up garnered 48 eggs and 9 nests were destroyed. All of these were found in the wetlands.

Park Lot Maintenance:  Registration is ongoing but will wrap up next week. Jackie Compeau brought up the fact that adults and kids are throwing rocks from the top of the drainpipe on lot G into the lake. We spoke about putting up fencing to prevent this.

Scouting Report: 15 Scouts and 12 leaders rechartered this year. December and April were their Courts of Honor which boasted many rank achievements and two Eagle Scouts. They have many campouts and activities planned for this summer and are happy to have some normal gatherings. Their garage sale fundraiser will be May 21st at the Deerfield Township Hall. Donations will be accepted on May 20.

Barnes Lake Improvement Board:  Burns let us know that the dredging project has been postponed until the end of June due to the spawning fish. The job wasn’t completed as they ran into some issues. The lot it was on had just enough of a slope that as it filled it would roll toward the lake. Oliver up the hill has offered to put the bag in a hollow in his yard and Burns is working to renegotiate the contract with the dredgers and EGLE. We had our first spray on April 27th and can only spray a limited amount until after July 2nd. The kind of copper spray was adjusted and although it was more money it should be gentler to our aluminum boats and not cause pitting. We are testing phosphorous and chlorophyl levels in the lake. Free training is available and anyone wanting more info should contact Burns Rolland.

Correspondence: none

Old Business:

  • A. Lawsuit: No updates
  • B. Donations: Tabled until closer to July.
  • C. Neighborhood Creeper: The police talked to him, and he works for Spectrum and was checking homes to drum up new business.
  • D. Forest Place: Burns recounted info from the last meeting about the home next to the lot and their flooding issues.

New Business: 

  • A. Clubhouse Event Rental: Since our clubhouse desperately needs some TLC, Pam Reid wondered if charging to rent the clubhouse for special events could help with some of that cost. Alex shared which repairs need to be made and pros and cons of renting were discussed. Burt Bentley suggested having a volunteer workday for people to help out. Ed St. Pierre said that we should have raffles at all the events this year like the meetings, coffee hours, and concerts.

The next meeting will be June 1st, 2022 at 7 PM.

Lacy Minard made a motion to adjourn and was seconded by Cece Stramsak. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Lacy Minard

It’s Garage Sale Time by Pam Reid & Linda Z

Hello Barnes Lake Community!

It is time to get your items ready for sale. 

The Barnes Lake Community Garage Sale is happening this year on Thursday, June 2nd, Friday, June 3rd, and Saturday, June 4th.

We have placed ads in both The Lapeer County Press and The L.A. View. Barnes Lake Club will be putting up signs out on M24 for the community garage sale on May 31.

Put your treasures out to sell!!
Or take a ride around the lake & check out new treasures! 

Coffee Hour by Derrick Morey

“Come join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from 9-10:30 at the pavilion on the beach for some coffee and doughnuts!

We will start on Memorial Day weekend (Saturday), and go through September.  A $1-$5 donation is appreciated (to cover costs) but not required.  Hope to see you all there!”

Disclaimer: this is not an officially sponsored club event, as it is arranged and conducted as a separate entity, although many club members are regular participants, and it’s a great way to get to meet the neighbors.