Community Club Meetings & Minutes

July 11th, 2019

The meeting was called to order by President Bud Rubeck with 28 people attending. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

The Minutes from the June 13th meeting were read and accepted.

The Treasurer’s Report was read and accepted.

Old Business:

Outreach cards – Tom reported that he has sent cards to: the family of Frank Rauter (sympathy), the family of Frank (Skip)Kempf (sympathy), Edward Fleisner (get well), Dennis Peywski (get well), Dodo Dumanch (get well), Marla Wheelan (get well) and Jane Herbert (get well).

4th of July Report – Lynne apologized for not getting the Special Event Liquor license that is required for organizations to sell alcohol at events. This needs to be applied for the month prior to the event so the Town board can decide on it. We worked around it by listing the beer as a “suggested donation”.The town was made aware of the error and gave us permission to proceed regardless.

Lea suggested that the popcorn be started earlier next year and that signs be made to be put up downtown and in the businesses. It was suggested we try to refurbish the August Fest signs for this purpose. A thank you was extended to the women of the Griffaw family for making the popcorn.

Doc’s Musical Evening – Doc Chisholm has decided to hold his Musical evening on Friday, August 2nd at the Club. He will check into having the piano tuned and work with Bud on getting the evening set up.

New Business:

A welcome was extended to Brian, Joyce and Bethany Eder whom are moving here from Centralia, WA.. Brian is the son of Don Eder. We are happy to have them here in Clam Lake!

We also welcomed back Mary Lou Ehmann whom is visiting her family homestead on Spider Lake for a few weeks. Mary is the daughter of Ed Ehmann Senior.

Gary Bartholomew gave a talk on the dangers of the wild parsnip which is an invasive plant species. Contact with this plant can cause a severe rash if conditions are right. Gary has first hand knowledge of it after an encounter while fishing in another state. Jan Sharp informed us that if an invasive species is noticed one can call the DNR and they will spray to eliminate it.

History – Lynne gave a brief talk about the Clam Lake Carnival and picnic that was held by the Clam Lake Community Association – a forerunner of the Community Club. The first Carnival was held in 1930 on Camp Fire Island. A trophy that resides on top of the piano in the Clubhouse is from the 1931 Carnival – also held on Camp Fire Island. The Carnivals led to the Clam Lake Ham Dinners.

Kathy Erickson won both the door prize and the fill your card Bingo prize. Congrats to her!

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted by:
Lynne Rice
Secretary of the CLCC Inc.