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                                                                                                          July 16, 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

Opinion Poll Results delivered to the DNR!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Opinion Poll concerning a proposed DNR boat ramp somewhere on Douglas Lake.  The DNR asked how the association stands, and we shared the Opinion Poll result along with a vote from our board with the DNR.  The results are: 

Are you in favor of the DNR purchasing property on Douglas Lake, and constructing a new boat launch facility?  The location cannot be where the current boat ramp is by the DLB.
Yes - 10%,  No - 71%,  Maybe - 19%

Would you be in favor of a DNR boat launch similar to the one at Lancaster Lake next to your property?
Yes - 3%,  No - 92%,  Maybe - 5%

The DLIA Board voted against building a new DNR boat launch facility on Douglas Lake at a location other than at the end of Douglas Lake Road.

Here's a link to the Q&A if you would like to review it -> click here.

Internet Service from RACC pending
Several folks have inquired about the difference between the proposed RACC internet service and the internet obtained with a Verizon hotspot. While it is difficult to compare, Rick Bacon of RACC Enterprises, LLC provides some answers based on "usage."
Click here to read responses from Rick.  Click here to review the RACC rates.
We currently have 9 potential subscribers for the RACC service, and need 11 to 16 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.

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.

The D.L.I.A. Newsletter is sent to the entire membership either by USPS or by email.  This online eNews only reaches a portion of our membership. 
A D.L.I.A. Newsletter was published the week of June 23.  Let us know if you did not receive your copy. The 2nd summer edition of the D.L.I.A. Newsletter is being published soon.   

Douglas Lake Merchandise  â€¢  Sale this Saturday, July 19
10am - Noon at the DL Store #5

The Douglas Lake calendars are here!

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

Directions:  at the storage unit near the corner of US 31 and Douglas Lake Rd. 
Use the road entrance from Douglas Lake Rd
that goes behind the Pellston Lodge.

Click here for the full schedule.

Sunfish Fleet 700

Racing on Saturdays - July & August

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

Thomas Lynch, award-winning writer, will be visiting the Biological Station for a discussion of his book "The Undertaking" on Friday, July 25th at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Room above the Gates Lecture Hall at UMBS.
Here are some links re Thomas Lynch.

Read about him:
We hope that you can join us for a very special event hosted by our English professor, Keith Taylor.

FOUND.  Recognize this? Contact Joan Hartwig at

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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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