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                                                                                                          July 30, 2014

The D.L.I.A. Annual Meeting is Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Refreshments 7:00 p.m.  •   Meeting 7:30 p.m.
UMBS David Gates Lecture Hall
DNR acknowledged our letter
Concerning the DNR's proposal to purchase property at the end of Reinhardt Rd for a boat launch, Richard Hill, District Supervisor, DNR, acknowledged our July 14, 2014, letter.  The letter began with, “The Douglas Lake Improvement Association (DLIA) is against the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) purchasing property on Douglas Lake and developing a DNR designed boat launch facility.”  Along with our letter, we included all the comments from our membership.  Member names were removed before sending.
On July 21, 2014, Richard said in an email, “Thanks for passing this along …. Keith, Dave and I will review the comments and follow up with you.”  Keith Cheli is the DNR Regional Field Planner and Dave Stempky is the DNR Cheboygan Field Office Manager.
Our letter was addressed to Richard Hill, and copies were sent to additional DNR personnel, Cheboygan County Road Commission, Cheboygan County Planning and Zoning, Munro Township, U of M Biological Station, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and various DLIA members.

The DNR requested a state appraisal of the property which is expected to happen by the end of July. There is no further update at this time.

Help children learn the value of reading
Pellston Elementary needs books for pre-school and kindergarten children. You can help in 3 ways.

1.    McLean and Eakin has a “Pellston Wish List” for pre-school and kindergarten level books. The books range in price from $5-$18.  They will be sold at a 20% discount.  Purchase in person or call 231-347-1180.  The books will be picked up from the store by one of the project members and delivered to Pellston. (Note: Since there is a 20% discount, purchases from the "Pellston Wish List" do not count toward the "Buy 10 books, get a $10 coupon" program.)

2.    McLean and Eakin has an existing program in which 10% of ANY other purchase will be donated to an area school of your choice – please choose Pellston Elementary.  

3.    Book Exchange. They are looking for gently used books appropriate for pre-school and kindergarten children.  The students will be able to take these books home and return them for another book.  Picture books are welcome even if the reading level is higher.  We will collect donations at Book Club, DL Womenade, or from your home. Just call 231-537-2189 or email

Encourage your friends, neighbors, and groups to purchase and donate. 

Thank you from the entire DL Womenade group, and thank you to Sharon Anderson, Jill Francis and Gail Beaver for working on this invaluable project.

(This is a non-DLIA program.)

Internet Service from RACC pending
We currently have 12 potential subscribers for the RACC service, and need at least 8 more. Once there are 20 to 25 serious potential subscribers, RACC will continue to work with the University of Michigan to utilize the UMBS tower, which will provide wireless broadband internet access service in our area.

Click here to read responses from RACC about the difference between the proposed RACC internet service and Verizon hotspot based on usage.
Click here to review the RACC rates

Contact Joan Hartwig at by August 1st to be put on the list of serious subscribers.
The U-M Biological Station buoy in South Fishtail Bay produces data every 10 mintues. 1 knot = 1.15077945 mph. Click here to see the data.

Douglas Lake Merchandise  â€¢  Sale this Friday and Saturday
August 1st and 2nd

at the Northwoods Art Fair • 10810 Northwoods Shores Dr
Friday 9:30 - 4:30
Saturday 9:30 - 2:00pm

Douglas Lake calendars with images from our members!

New DL flag  â€¢  clothing  â€¢  caps  â€¢  visors  â€¢  notecards

Directions:  Take either Riggsville or Douglas Lake Rd to Bryant Rd.
Northwoods Shores is off Bryant Rd.
Click here for the full schedule.

Maple syrup products  â€¢  woven placemats  â€¢  handbags
fused and slumped glass  â€¢  lampwork beads and jewelry  •  pottery
photography  •  watercolors  â€¢  wood bowls, lamps, and clocks

Sunfish Fleet 700

Racing on Saturdays - July & August

Annual Regatta is
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Contact Jay Butler at
for more information

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Douglas Lake Improvement Association    â”€   Dues are $25 a year 
Give your dues to your Zone Rep or
mail to DLIA, Treasurer, P.O. Box 472, Pellston, MI 49769

President: Nat Wilkinson,

Vice President, eNews and membership updates:
Holly Gedert,

Newsletter Articles and Obituaries: Barb Wilkinson,

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