2016 Annual Meeting

 

The 2016 Annual Meeting was once again held at the Ideal Community Center

Doors opened at 7:30 am with the free homemade breakfast starting shortly after that.

There was plenty of time for those attending to catch up with friends and neighbors they had not seen since last year.

There was a brief business meeting.

Joe Brodil gave an update on invasive species problems and inspection efforts.

Jeff Laurel talked about the fishery and additional efforts to increase water quality.  He started a tree planting program to increase water quality.  It was quickly oversubscribed and he plans to expand it next year.

Deputy Todd Holk reminded boaters of boating safety and discussed what the Sheriffs Water Patrol was focusing on.

Sarah Fogderud discussed increase emphasis on testing for arsenic in well water.

Patrick Welle, retired BSU economics professor discussed factors afffecting lake shore value.

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President Tom Watson has just introduced retired BSU Professor Patrick Welle who spoke about factors influencing lakeshore value.

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Always popular the delicious homemade eggbake buffet

 

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Large number attending, nearly fill all seatsI

 

WAPOA President Tom Watson talks to Minnesota legislators Carrie Rudd and Josh Heintzeman.

WAPOA President Tom Watson talks to Minnesota legislators Carrie Rudd and Josh Heintzeman.

 


 

 

 

 


2015 meeting

 

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Tom Watson, WAPOA President calls the meeting to order. Over one hundred members and guests were present.

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Marc Bacigalupi, DNR Fisheries Supervisor for the Brainerd Area spoke about the state of the fishery in Whitefish. He answered many questions from the audience.

 

 

 


 

Below information on last year’s (2014) Annual Meeting

 

Every available chair in the Ideal Community Center was needed for record crowd at WAPOA’s Annual Meeting on June 7, 2014.

It might have been the combination of speakers with need-to-know information, the fantastic free breakfast, water quality and invasive species exhibits, and the opportunity to reconnect with friends that brought so many to the meeting.

Michael McCartney, a new University of Minnesota research scientist with an interest in zebra mussels bought the audience up-to-date on what he hopes to accomplish in his study of zebra mussels.

Henry Erdman brought good news about the State providing direct financial aid to those  at the local level who are working to prevent invasive species.

The meeting ended early enough for those departing to enjoy most of a beautiful June day.

Longer account of the meeting


 

Tom Watson, WAPOA President welcomes Annual Meeting Speaker Mike McCartney. McCartney is doing research on zebra mussels at the University of Minnesota.

Tom Watson, WAPOA President welcomes Annual Meeting Speaker Mike McCartney. McCartney is doing research on zebra mussels at the University of Minnesota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Delicious free complimentary breakfast!

 

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A  record turn out!

 

 


 

Photo below: Ideal Town Hall ready for our neighbors

Setup just completedSetup just completed at Ideal Community Center, just before members arrive

Complimentary breakfast for all