PO Box 342
Webster, WI54893

Minutes of YLRA Board Meeting August 9, 2014 at Zia Louisa

(To be reviewed and approved at next Board Meeting)

President Jon Papke called the meeting to order at 8:06 AM. A quorum was present.


Jon Papke, President
Ed Collova, V.P.
Ken Schultz, Secretary
Marie King, Treasurer
David Guay

Chuck Eifler
Nancy Lewis
Tony Rutter
Pat Amundsen, Alternate

Dennis Kruger


Ken gave the Secretary’s report covering the minutes of the July 26, 2014 board meeting. Tony made a motion for approval, seconded by Chuck, and the motion passed. Ken reported on the proposed luncheon menu for the Fall Annual Meeting at the Fort submitted by Nancy Burmeister of the Fort. Marie made a motion, seconded by Nancy, that the menu be approved as submitted. The motion carried.

Marie gave the Treasurer’s report stating the bank balance is $97377.85 as of Aug 5, 2014 and the last check written as of that date was #5813. Ed reported that he had met with Marie to review the YLRA 2013 financial records and that everything looked very well done with accurate documentation. Ed made a motion that the Treasurer’s report be approved, seconded by David, and the motion carried.

Dave reported on the Curly-leaf Pondweed surveys being done by Matt Berg. Matt has a prior commitment so he is not available to report to the membership at the Fall Annual Meeting .Dave will meet with Matt the first week in September and be ready to speak at the meeting about the survey results. Dave will cover the history of the surveys and grant application also. To date Matt has completed the surveys on Little Yellow and the Danbury Flowage (Yellow River). Dave passed out to the board members copies of the reports done by Matt to date. Dave will also contact Cheryl Clemens of Harmony Environmental for her work schedule on our behalf.

The board discussed the continuing high water in our lakes and river. Tony will contact the dam operators and report back to the board by email.


The Fall Annual Meeting was discussed. Chuck has been in contact with Marv Merle of Union Township and Marv will report on the bridge status at the meeting. The following responsibilities were assigned:



Ed and Marie





Mineral Water






Screen, Sound system, Table arrangement


Election Ballot


Copies of Bios of Candidates


Copies of Treasurer’s Report


Copies of Minutes of 2013 Fall Annual Mtg


Contact Chuck Govin


Ed reported that Pam & Rich Kenny have volunteered to be the election judges. Board members were asked to be at the meeting by 10:45 AM.

The changes to our By-Laws were discussed and will be published in the newsletter and presented to the membership for approval at the Fall Annual Meeting.

Board members were encouraged to contact potential candidates for the openings on the Board of Directors.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 AM.

Respectfully submitted,
Kenneth Schultz, Secretary