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                                                                                                          August 06, 2014

NOTICE: Change of Date

The D.L.I.A. Annual Meeting is Monday, August 25, 2014
Refreshments 7:00 p.m.  •   Meeting 7:30 p.m.
UMBS David Gates Lecture Hall

The annual meeting date has changed due to a scheduling conflict with the UMBS lecture hall. This is an even numbered year so we will hold election for the positions of President, Vice-President, and Secretary.
Please come to vote. 
There will be drawings for DL Merchandise.

DNR fish Survey 2014 summary
DNR Fisheries Biologist, Neal Godby, sent a brief summary of the DNR Fish Survey 2014 of Douglas Lake.  His summary is as follows: 

In June 2014, the Department of Natural Resources conducted a fish community survey of Douglas Lake (Cheboygan County) following Status and Trends protocols.  Survey effort included a variety of gear types and mesh sizes designed to capture different fish species and size classes.  During the survey, we used largemesh trap nets, largemesh fyke nets, smallmesh fyke nets, variable mesh gill nets, seines, and electrofishing.  We captured more than 20 species of fish, including northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, and pumpkinseed sunfish. 

Once the field season is over, we will have the opportunity to age the scale samples we collected during the survey, as well as enter and analyze all the data.  I will be writing a report on the survey this coming winter, and will be sure to share that with you. 

Please contact me if you have any questions. 


Keep your member information current for the 2015 Directory.
Use this form to update your name, address, phone, and/or email.
You may give the completed form to your Zone Rep
or mail or email as indicated on the form.

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 this week 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.

Sunfish Fleet 700

Racing on Saturdays - July & August

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

Douglas Lake Merchandise
next sale is Saturday, August 30 

10am - Noon   •    at the DL Store #5

Douglas Lake calendars with images from our members!

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

Questions and suggestions -  Contact Marilyn Kelemen at

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.

Hungry? Looking for a good restaurant? Support our Advertisers. Click here for a list and click any business for more information.
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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