Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In 2013, I stepped up the new head of the Lake Leelanau Community Association, seeking your support in an effort to revitalize and refocus our Association to meet the needs of our community. Many of you responded by entrusting us with your dues, your volunteer time, and your enthusiasm.
Since then, Lake Leelanau Community Association regained its financial footing. We successfully reinvented the traditional Pancake Breakfast. We installed flower boxes on the bridge, welcoming visitors and cheering residents. We held the first annual Bridge Walk. The village Christmas display has never looked better, as the angels were rebuilt from the frame up, repainted, and relit with new LED lights. The LLCA served lunch to Santa and his fans at the 3rd Annual Provemont Holiday Mart, and built and sold the lighted balls that hung throughout the village.

We have committed to hosting the Leelanau Peninsula Birding Festival, attracting avid birders to our village from across the country to start our summer season. We provide logistical support to the Walleye Tournament. We maintain an active Facebook page showcasing our community. We are collaborators and supporters of the upcoming Lake Leelanau Street Fair, to be held on August 15th of this year.

The Lake Leelanau Community Association meets monthly, on the second Tuesday of the month. Our next meeting is at 6:30 at the Boathouse Winery Tasting Room. This year our annual meeting will be on February 21st at the Chamber of Commerce office on the narrows at 11 am. Regular meetings have attracted new volunteers and fostered a discussion of how to best support and showcase our community while preserving its livability and charm.

Please join us! We need you. We welcome your ideas. We depend upon your financial support and volunteerism. We hope that you will return the enclosed card and become a dues paying member of the Lake Leelanau Community Association, or renew your membership for 2015.  We hope you will share your ideas and enthusiasm, and that you will take a turn flipping pancakes, watering flowers, greeting birders, or serving with us on the board.

Susan Och
Lake Leelanau Community Association Chair

Lake Leelanau Community Association P.O. Box 65, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653