by Paul J. Sniadecki, MLSA Board Director
For decades, Region 3 of MLSA (comprised of lakes in the SW Michigan Counties of Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph) has met three times a year. Two meetings have been “Lake Rep” meetings, and one has been a Short Seminar type meeting, usually in early fall. The meetings provide networking opportunities for the area lakes, and helped address issues unique to their geographical area. The Region 3 meetings have helped lake associations who could not afford to attend the MLSA Annual Conference, as well lake associations needing “help/suggestions” now, and could not wait up to 365 days until the next Annual MLSA Conference.
Dennis Babjack of the Coldwater Lake Association organized a Regional Lake Meeting in the South East area of Michigan. The meeting was open to All Lake Associations (regardless of geographic location) for educating, informing and helping each other to better manage your Lake resources.
The meeting was held on Saturday August 10, 2019 in the Coldwater Lake Association building. 516 Warren Rd, Coldwater MI. Attendees from 18 area lakes participated and all enjoyed the event. MLSA will work with Dennis to hold future Regional Meetings in that area of our state,
Several Lake Associations in Northeast lower Michigan have expressed a possible interest in having MLSA Regional meeting in their area. MLSA has agreed to explore the level of interest. If you would like to participate in such a meeting contact MLSA at: email@example.com. Additionally, Rex Vaughn, Cedar Lake, in Alcona/Iosco County, cell 810-516-6686, has agreed to facilitate questions and answers for lakes in his area. If there is a sustainable level of interest, MLSA will assist in coordinating Regional Meetings in Northeast Michigan.
If other parts of the state have a similar interest, please contact MLSA at: firstname.lastname@example.org