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Ten Mile Lake Association

Newsletter

Fall Edition, 2001

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From the President's Desk | Kenfield Bay Property | Finance Committee

FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK

by Don Willis,
TMLA, Inc. President

The 49th annual meeting of the Ten Mile Lake Association was very interesting, informative, and fun to attend. It was a chance to meet and hear from some of the nicest people around: our committee Chairs and members. The new Handbook presented at the meeting was brought about by the hard work and talent of Gail Becher, Phoebe Alden and Sarah Cox. Thank you, ladies.

A special Kudo to Lisa Tuller for being our secretary for the past 8 years. Her dedication is sincerely appreciated. Thank you, Lisa. A special thanks also to our retiring board member, Bob Crabb. On a sadder note, we lost Bob Kay, the longtime Lake Safety Chairman, and Ray Helsman, our lake advocate. They will be missed as friends and lake stewards.

Looking out over Ten Mile Lake, I think of so many people who have contributed to our lake programs. It is their vision into the future on which we must strive to build.

Until next time . . .

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KENFIELD BAY PROPERTY

by Al Hoover, Chair
James W. Schwartz Environmental Protection Fund

In the Summer Newsletter, we discussed the purchase of the Anderson property in Kenfield Bay, and suggested that if each of our over 680 members would contribute an extra $20.00 over their dues payment for each of the next two years, the Kenfield Bay property would be paid for completely.

Many members sent in the extra $20.00 already. If by any chance you forgot to do so, just send in $20.00 now and again next year, and we will have enough. We still have 21 months to raise the money before the final balloon payment.

The Board urges you to consider this very worthwhile project. 

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REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

by Bob Crabb, Co-Chair

At the suggestion of the Treasurer, the Finance Committee has asked the TMLA Board to extend Committee responsibilities beyond supervision of the Association's investments to include budgeting. With Board approval, the Committee has been finalizing a budget for 2001-2002, as well as looking ahead to the next few years.

In the year ending July 31, 2003, for instance, the contract for deed for the Kenfield Bay purchase will be paid off. It is expected that Environmental Protection funds now on hand, together with members' additional special contributions over the next two years, will enable us to retire this debt without disturbing our restricted funds. Nevertheless, the Board has voted to extend the restriction on those funds until we have made the final payment. (The Association does not use members' dues payments for this purpose. All Kenfield payments are made out of member's specially designated contributions.)

From a budgeting perspective, we see that currently our annual expenditures exceed our dues income. For several years we have made up this shortfall by drawing on reserves that have been built up over several years. Reduced interest rates have contributed to the problem. A preliminary look at the ensuring five years forecasts more of the same. More information will be forthcoming in the spring.

In the meantime, the Committee would like to remind members that contributions of assets, appreciated stocks, etcetera, are tax deductible for the donor. There are a variety of ways to make such contributions while protecting the donor's income, and members of the Committee would be willing to discuss the options available to interested members of the Association. Donations of this kind are always welcome.

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