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Douglas Lake Improvement Association
PO Box 472, Pellston, MI 49755         August 19, 2017
 ~    50th Anniversary   ~   1967-2017    ~ 

2017 Annual Meeting - Sunday, August 20 - 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Gates Lecture Hall on the UMBS Campus
Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.
Come see the slideshow of our 50 years
and photos from the 50th Anniversary Celebration
  • News from UMBS - Dr. Linda Greer
  • Pipeline 5 Update - Jennifer McKay, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
  • Business Meeting 
  • Election of Treasurer. The DLIA Executive Board has approved the candidate, Susan Klaas, to run for a 2nd 2-year term. Members may present additional nominations at the meeting.
If you cannot attend the Annual Meeting, please download the proxy, fill it out, and give to your Zone Rep or to a neighbor - someone you know is going to the meeting.  Download the Proxy here.

Please note:  We celebrated our 50th Year in a grand fashion on 8/6/17. There is no potluck following the Annual Meeting this year. 
Watch for the Buggy!
 You may have already noticed the caution signs for horse-drawn vehicles (“buggy horse”) on some area roads. Or maybe you’ve seen the new hitching posts at Cook’s Hardware in Pelston. You have even have seen our new Amish family neighbors on the road in their buggies or followed the signs for Amish bake sales.
Most of us are not yet accustomed to sharing our roads with buggies. So here are some driving tips:
  • Horses aren’t machines and can be unpredictable.  Leave extra space between your car and the back of the buggy as you approach from behind.
  • Be sure to allow plenty of space as you pass a buggy (both on the side and pulling in front) and don’t rev your engine or blow the horn as loud noises can ‘spook’ the horse.  If a car’s wheel catches a buggy wheel, serious injuries to buggy, horse and occupants can result.
  • Slow down when driving over a hill or around a blind curve on back roads. There aren’t buggy lanes on our back roads and you’ll need extra space to brake or slow down safely.
  • Buggy horses can be travelling up to 20 miles per hour.  If you are passing a buggy, be sure to give them room if you are facing oncoming traffic.
The best advice:  use caution and common sense driving in areas where you see horse-drawn carriages and be alert to the “buggy” signs in Amish farming areas. 
~~ Mary Ellen Sheridan
The Next DL Merchandise Sale is Saturday, September 2
at the DL Store   •   10am - Noon

Don't forget to buy your 2018 Calendar !
The DL Store is behind the Pellston Lodge. From US-31, head down Douglas Lake Rd and take the first left. Proceed to the storage area.
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