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2024 SEASON NEWSLETTER

We welcome all of our readers to the Marble Chain of Lakes Improvement Association’s 2024 Newsletter. Our mission is to protect, preserve and improve the ecosystem of our “Chain of Lakes” for present and future generations. We will work to enhance the water quality, promote conservation, and boating safety while considering the interests of the property owners, visitors to our chain of lakes and interested citizens.

If you are not a member, please consider joining to help us to keep our lakes protected. You can join the Marble Chain of Lakes Improvement Association by clicking on the membership tab at the top of the screen and paying your dues. We appreciate your support!!

                                         

2024 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING DATES

Meetings will be held at 9:30 a.m. at 295 N. Ray Quincy Rd. on the corner of Sebring and N. Ray Quincy Rd. (9:00 a.m. coffee and conversation). Meetings are as follows:

Saturday, June 8: Tentative agenda: updates on marine/boating laws, fish stocking and fireworks.

Saturday, August 10: Tentative agenda: update swan control, fish stocking and election of officers & Trustees (President, Secretary and Trustees)

Please attend your involvement is vital to keep our lakes beautiful!!!

 

BOATER SAFETY CLASSES

Boater Safety Classes will be held on May 4, 2024 and June 1, 2024 from 9:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Sunset Cove. Lunch will be provided.

(Boater safety classes are for those age 12 years and older).

 

FREE BOAT INSPECTIONS

FREE boat inspections by the Coast Guard will be June 2, 2024, from 9am – 2pm at Marble Lake Resort and Sunset Cove.  Branch County Marine Patrol free boat inspections will be held on June 9, 2024, from 11am – 2pm at Wildwood boat launch.  Boaters will NOT be ticketed during these inspections if they do not meet the standards.

 

MARINE PATROL

A BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE BRANCH CO. SHERIFF’S MARINE PATROL!

The Marble Chain of Lakes Improvement Association board would like to thank and congratulate Sheriff John Pollock, Sgt. Josh Vickers, and the rest of the marine patrol deputies for another safe and successful year on the Chain of Lakes. Talking to John and Josh about key points that led to their success in maintaining not only law and order but promoting water safety, Sgt. Josh Vickers said he recommends young boaters seeking their boater safety certification, to really consider doing it in the class room program versus online. Officers can cover so much more and have great discussions. It also gives the young boaters a chance to ask questions and get to know the officers one on one. Check our website to sign-up for a Boater Safety Class. Also, be sure to participate in the free boat inspections. As Josh points out, the Marine Patrol is here to educate and help you with new regulations, and make sure your watercraft is legal and has the right safety equipment, not to write tickets. You will also get an inspection certification sticker to display on your boat.

THANK YOU to all the members of the Marble Chain of Lakes Association for your generous support of the Marine Patrol. With your added donation to your membership dues, we were able to donate $4,497.02 to help with the purchase of a desperately needed motor for one of the patrol boats. With your monetary support, another Sheriff patrol boat will be put on the water to keep our chain of lakes safe.

 

FIREWORKS

The fireworks display on Marble Lake will be held on Friday, July 5, 2024, at dusk. Thanks to the contributions from our association members and local businesses we had a spectacular show in 2023. Our goal this year is to increase support so we can have an even bigger and better show.

 

FISH STOCKING

The fish stocking program has been going on since 2017. Last year we put 500 Walleye in Archer Lake and 500 Walleye in Long Lake. We also put 500 Perch in Archer Lake, 500 Perch in Long Lake, 700 Perch in Marble Lake, and 300 Perch in Wright (Mud) Lake. This creates more fishing opportunities for everyone. Please help support the fish stocking program with your donation.

 

COLDWATER MARBLE LAKE POKER RUN

The 9th Annual Coldwater Lake to Marble Lake Boaters Poker Run Fundraising Event will be held on July 21, 2024. More information will be provided at the June 8 meeting.

 

WELCOME BACK TO THE LAKE EVENT

Come out to beautiful Tip-Up Island on May 11, 2024, from 12-3 pm to meet and greet your lake neighbors and catch up with each other while enjoying an informal luncheon. Hot dogs, chips & salad will be provided. Bring your own drinks. There will be prize drawings and a Yeti Cooler giveaway. There will also be a display on the history of the Chain of Lakes, along with “lake product” vendors and other local businesses. Hope you can join the fun!

 

2024 BOARD MEMBERS

President: Dennis Smith (Marble) Trustee: Dave Haylett (Wright / Mud)
Vice President: Trisha Lill (Marble) Trustee: Mark Jarmus (Marble)
Treasurer: Danielle Badders (Marble) Trustee: Marilyn Ostrander (Marble)
Secretary: Kami Gilbert (Marble) Trustee: Jim Strock (Marble)
Trustee: Laney Economou (Marble) Trustee: Dan Whitney (Long)
Trustee: Dean Fischer (Marble)

 

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