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Spring 2008 Newsletter

Board Officers & Members
Co Chairs: Mike Flynn, and Mike Rancour
Secretary: Loyal Meech
Treasurer: Dan Radunz
O’Brien Members: George Chuba, and Bob Mattson
Goodrich Members: Kathy Royce, and Open

2008 GOLA Meeting Dates
All meetings are Saturdays at the Crosslake American Legion club
May 24, 10:00 A.M. – Social Meeting
June 28, 10:00 A.M. – Business Meeting
August 30, Noon – Pot Luck Lunch, 1:00 P.M. - Business Meeting

GOLA Website
The lakeshore association website can be located at is easy an easy name to remember. Crosslake Communication is providing the hosting service at a reduced rate. We plan to improve the site and make it a primary communication vehicle. Bring your ideas for content to the spring meeting.

O’Brien Launch Site
The old launch site between the lakes will be open on two Saturdays:
May 10 from 10:00 A.M. – Noon
May 24 from Noon – 2:00 P.M.

Boat Launching
Dave Ketcher (692-1599) and
Tom Huesman (692-2198) are available for a hire to launch boats.
Dave also does Lawn Service

Annual Membership Dues
Did you ever wonder what the four digit number on the upper right side of your mailing label was all about? It represents the last year for which our records indicate dues to the association were paid. We encourage everyone with property on the lake to join our association. The last page of the newsletter has a form to complete with your annual dues. Dues remain at $10 per year. Please make your checks out to GOLA and mail to PO Box 674, Crosslake, MN 56442-0674 or see Dan Radunz at the spring meeting.

Crosslake Library
The new Crosslake Library officially opened April 30, 2007.

Welcome Wagon
We are looking for someone to replace Mary Berg who has been our Association “welcome wagon” the past few years. Please contact Mike Rancour or Mike Flynn if you are willing to assume this position. Please let someone on the board know when new neighbors move in. The Association has tote bags filled with goodies for our new lake residents.

Chairman's Award
The award for the best potluck dish at the Fall meeting was determined by the co-chair (Flynn) whose term has expired. Congratulations to the 2007 winners Leah Chuba, Glenda Meech, and Sandra Krueger for their delicious desserts. We need their pictures and recipes for the website.

Exotic Weeds
Milfoil continues to spread to lakes throughout Minnesota. Remember to remove any weeds that cling to the bottom of your boat, motor or trailer. Remind your friends to do this each time they launch a boat.

Crosswoods Golf Course has new additions to the clubhouse and now serves breakfast and sandwiches from a new bar and grill. Please stop by and enjoy a meal or an affordable round of golf. Better yet, enjoy both.

The association secretary is looking to update and publish a new GOLA Directory but needs the correct information. Please see Loyal Meech with any additions, updates, or corrections.

Shoreline Restoration
Good shoreline practice can help keep the quality of our lakes high. Bob Mattson has taken a class in shoreline restoration. At the class, he received a significant amount of informational material. Call him, if you would like to borrow the material or chat about shoreline care.

2008 Treasurer’s Report Summary
General Fund Balance $1,628.59
Emergency Fund Balance $3,795.83
Walter Israel Fish Fund $2,592.19

Water Quality Testing
Complete testing for water quality continues to be done on a regular basis. Temperature, dissolved oxygen, PH, and specific conductivity are done at two meters of depth. A secchi disk reading is also done to measure water clarity. The team of Bob Mattson and Arnie Berg is testing O’Brien. Bob Stock and Miles Johnson are testing Goodrich. We would like to get another team trained for each lake. If you can help, please contact one of the team members. Dates for testing are Monday mornings on May 19, June 23, July 21, August 18, & September 22.