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  • The Association

    The lake association was formed in 1946 to grapple with lake-related issues of the day and to foster camaraderie through sponsored social activities. Over the years those issues have included topics such as landfill location and maintenance, fire protection, water safety, fish poaching, road and signage improvements, and swimmer’s itch.

    The Clubhouse – Rock Rd at Garfield Ave – was built in 1955, where bridge clubs gathered and where softball games, teen dances, shuffleboard and horseshoe tournaments were held.  Today the Clubhouse is the site of our spring and fall membership meetings, the annual garage sale, some Fourth of July events, and board and committee meetings. Members may reserve use of the Clubhouse for family reunions and special events. A spreadsheet documenting clubhouse history is available on the Forms & Documents page, or just click here.

    The 65th Anniversary Celebration was held in 2011. In spite of the heat, a crowd of about 400 had a full day of activities and great food. Click here for all the photos.

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    The Association was known as the Eight Point Lake Cottagers Association from its beginning in 1946 until the early 1970’s. Our official name has been the Eight Point Lake Property Owners’ Corporation ever since. People sometimes informally refer to it as The Association, the Homeowners’ Association, or the Lake Property Owners’ Group, just to name a few.

    Board Members

    Officers

    Sandi Jeffery, Chair
    Bill Galambos, Vice-Chair          
    Dick Larsen, Treasurer
    Ralph Stewart, Assistant Treasurer
    Gail Neff, Corporate Secretary   

     

    Shore Representatives

    North Shore

    Brad Martin
    Sandi Jeffery
    Dave Gillison

    East Shore

    Mike Totte
    Phil Ruckle

    Cooks Landing

    Jean Galesk

    South Shore

    Dick Pennoni
    Janet Terrell
    Mike Geary

    Raevena Shores

    Matt McAlear
    Bill Galambos

    VanWelt Subdivision

    Margaret Sopchak

    West Beach

    Len Pilz
    Terry Tisdale

    Wild Cherry Beach

    Kim McLaughlin

    Committees

    Corporation Bylaws Committee

    Dick Pennoni*
    Terry Tisdale
    Jean Galesk

    Clubhouse Committee

    Brad Martin*
    Bill Galambos

    Entertainment Committee

    Sandi Jeffery*
    Kasey Price - Flag Raising Event
    John & Karen Luginbill- 5K Walk/Run

    Garage Sale Committee

    Michelle Bast*

    Historical Committee

    Jeanie Stewart*
    Ralph Stewart

    Membership & Communications

    Dick Larsen*

    Mailing Coordinator

    Janet Terrell*

    Marine Watch Safety Patrol

    Len Pilz*
    Ralph Stewart
    Jack Martin
    Mike Denoyer
    Mike Totte

    Recognition & Awards

    Terry Tisdale*
    Dick Pennoni
    Mike Geary

    Nomination Committee

    Terry Tisdale*
    Margaret Sopchak
    Brad Martin
    Phil Ruckle

    Lake Fisheries Committee

    Jim Darland*

    Fireworks Committee

    Phil Ruckle*
    Sandi Jeffery

    Lake Directory Committee

    Jane Seibt*
    Sandi Jeffery
    Dick Larsen
    Ralph Stewart

    Neighborhood Watch

    Ralph Stewart*
    Jeanie Stewart
    Len Pilz

    Website Coordinator

    Jeanie Stewart

    To contact a board or committee member, refer to the Lake Directory, or send a request to info@8pointlake.org.

    Meetings

    The Spring membership meeting is held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at 9:00am. The Annual membership meeting is held on the Saturday before Labor Day at 9:00am. Meetings are held at the Clubhouse and all members are urged to attend.

    Click here for the 2009 Spring Meeting Minutes
    Click here for the 2009 Annual Meeting Minutes
    Click here for the 2010 Spring Meeting Minutes
    Click here for the 2010 Annual Meeting Minutes
    Click here for the 2011 Spring Meeting Minutes
    Click here for the 2011 Annual Meeting Minutes

    Bylaws

    The current bylaws were approved and ratified by majority vote at the September 5, 2009 Annual Meeting. Click here for a copy.

    Fish Stocking Program

    The Association has a long history of stocking fish in our lake. The program is funded by member donations, and up to 80% of the funds received annually may be used to purchase fish. Stocking is typically done during October. The species and quantity selected each year for stocking depends on funds, species availability, price and the needs of the lake. Stoney Creek Fisheries & Equipment, Inc. has been our supplier for many years.

    Since the opening of the DNR Boating Access Site in 2009, our lake has qualified for the State's bi-annual fish stocking program. 30,000 Walleye spring fingerlings (2") were planted in June 2011.

    Year

    Species

    Size

    Quantity

    1997

    Bluegill

    4-6 in.

    1500

    2000

    Bluegill

    4-6

    1500

    2001

    Bluegill

    4-6

    1000

    2002

    Largemouth Bass

    4-6

    700

    2003

    Yellow Perch

    5-7

    2000

    2004

    Walleye

    6-9

    1000

    2005

    Black Crappie

    5-7

    900

    2006

    Walleye

    6-9

    1000

    2007

    Black Crappie

    5-7

    900

    2008

    Walleye

    6-9

    1000

    2009

    Black Crappie

    5-6

    990

    2010

    Walleye

    6-9

    1000

    2011

    Walleye Fingerlings by DNR

    2-3"

    30,000

    2012

    Walleye
    Black Crappie

    6-9"
    3-5"

    1,000
    2,600

    2013

    None

    None

    None

    2014

    Walleye fingerlings
    Black Crappie

    6-9"
    3-4"

    875
    1,750

    2015

    Walleye Fingerlings by DNR

    2-3"

    30,000

    Neighborhood Watch

    Eight Point Lake is part of a larger Neighborhood Watch Community in Garfield Township that includes Crooked Lake, Perch Lake, and Gray Lake residents. The primary goal of our Neighborhood Watch program is to have property owners looking out for each other in order to reduce or eliminate crime in this area. We achieve this through education aimed at reducing the likelihood of crime to the individual’s property and by building a partnership with local law enforcement agencies. Click here for a NW Tip Card of strategies to improve the safety and security of your home or cottage. 

    Also, consider having your home or cottage registered with the Clare County Sheriff Dept. by submitting a 9-1-1 House Record Form. It is a valuable tool that enables law enforcement personnel to provide faster, more efficient and thorough service to you and your property in the event of a break-in or property damage. The form was conceived and developed as a collaborative effort between our township Neighborhood Watch group and the Sheriff Dept. The concept took off and was expanded to include the whole county. It has evolved once again, and plans are to make it available in every county throughout the state. Information you provide on the form is optional – you are not obligated to disclose any information you deem as sensitive to your personal situation.

    Get the 9-1-1 House Record Form on the Forms & Documents page.

    If you have questions, send a request to info@8pointlake.org.

    Become a Member

    Whether you are a new, renewing, or prospective member, we invite you to get better acquainted with the Eight Point Lake Property Owners’ Corporation and the many people involved in making and keeping our beautiful lake a special place for all ages to live or vacation. Nearly 3/4 of property owners are Association members.
     
    We still address the fun and safety elements, and more recent efforts have centered on education and managing the aquatic threats to our lake. These efforts are “labors of love” as a volunteer, non-profit organization with an elected Board.

    Effective fund management has allowed our annual dues to remain at $20 since 1989, quite a feat in this day and age. Dues cover the cost of mailings, Clubhouse repairs and maintenance, costs associated with the Boater Safety Class and other safety efforts. We also publish and distribute the annual Lake Directory to our members.

    Voluntary donations support the fish stocking program, flower fund, safety fund, recreation fund, and the fireworks displays that everyone enjoys so much. Donations also fund portions of the Fourth of July events.

    We welcome your questions, ideas, and membership! Some folks are highly involved in association activities, serving on committees or the Board. Others like to help out as time permits on an as-needed basis.  There are lots of opportunities to contribute in short-term, fun and easy ways, such as stuffing envelopes for an hour, giving 30 minutes to help organize items for the garage sale, or 20 minutes to help post meeting reminder notices at each cottage in your neighborhood. No one will “twist your arm,” but if you offer, we’ll accept! For the Membership Application, click here.

    2017 Winners

    2017 5K Run/Walk
    Click here for results

    2016 Winners

    2016 Fishing Contest

    Name

    Cottage

    Shore

    Category

    Length

    Weight

               

    Frank Becker

    Becker

    W. Beach

    N. Pike

    25"

    2.4 lb.

    Ed Mowinski

    Mowinski

    South

    Walleye

    26"

    5.9 lb.

    Frank Becker

    Becker

    W. Beach

    Largemouth Bass

    17"

    2.1 lb.

    Ed Mowinski

    Mowinski

    South

    Largemouth Bass

    17"

    2.1 lb.

    Len Pilz

    Pilz

    W. Beach

    Smallmouth Bass

    18 1/2"

    2.5 lb.

    Frank Becker

    Becker

    W. Beach

    Black Crappie

    12 3/4"

    .9 lb.

    Alex Newcomb

    Riggs

    North

    Bluegill

    10"

    .7 lb.

    Mike McGuire

    Harr

    South

    Sunfish

    11 1/4"

    .9 lb.

    Betsy Rau

    Rau

    South

    Perch

    12 1/2"

    .8 lb.

    Andrew Lewis

    L. Witbeck

    East

    Rock Bass

    10"

    .6 lb.

    Cody Lewis

    L. Witbeck

    East

    White Sucker

    20"

    2.1 lb.

    2016 5K Run/Walk
    Click here for Women's results
    Click here for Men's results

    2015 Winners

    2015 Fishing Contest

    Northern Pike

    Ed Mowinski

    26"

    3.1 lbs

    Walleye

    Emily McDonald

    25 1/2"

    5.4 lbs

    Largemouth Bass

    Frank Becker

    22"

    5.9 lbs

    Smallmouth Bass

    Sarah Moore

    18"

    1.7 lbs

    Black Crappie

    Connor Newcomb

    11 1/2"

    0.7 lbs

    Bluegill

    Mary VanLoon

    9 1/2"

    0.6 lbs

    Sunfish (Pumpkinseed)

    Gail Colby

    9"

    0.6 lbs

    Rock Bass

    Kelly Klein

    10"

    0.6 lbs

    Yellow Perch

    Page Kimball

    13"

    0.8 lbs

    Dogfish (Bowfin)

    Meghan Warner

    22"

    3.4 lbs

    White Sucker

    Hunter Lewis

    23 1/2"

    3.8 lbs

    2015 5K Run - 5K Walk
    Click here for Women’s results
    Click here for Men’s results

     

    2015 Road Parade Winners

    # ENTRY

    NAME

    ASSOCIATION MEMBER

    Best in Show - 40 Hog Ride

    Angela Thomas

    Jean & Bob Guerrieri

    Funniest Cart

     

     

     

    1st #40 Hog Ride

    Angela Thomas

    Jean & Bob Guerrier

    2nd #43 Beach

    Jacob Isom

    Russel Wight

    Most Patriotic Cart

     

     

     

    1st #48 Patriotic

    Diamonds

    Mark Diamond

    2nd #49 Patriotic Road Runner

    Jack & Linda Niemi

    Jack & Linda Niemi

    Most Creative Cart

     

     

     

    1st #45 MSU

    Nick Najjar

    Mike Totte

    2nd #50 Shark Attack

    Jessire' Ramos

    Cindy Adams Stuller

    Best Non-Cart

     

     

     

    1st #34 Classic Firebird

    Mike Geary

    Mike Geary

    2nd #35 4th of July

    Christine Fauver

    Christine Fauver

     

    2014 Winners

    2014 Fishing Contest

    Northern Pike

    Pete Shannon

    28 1/4"

    4.4 lbs

    Walleye

    Frank Becker

    24 1/4"

    4.0 lbs

    Largemouth Bass

    Jon Van Alstine

    18"

    2.9 lbs

    Smallmouth Bass

    Chris Lewis

    20 1/2"

    4.2 lbs

    Black Crappie

    Sandy Hixson

    13 1/2"

    1.1 lbs

    Bluegill

    Graci Darland

    9 3/4"

    0.7 lbs

    Sunfish (Pumpkinseed)

    Ethan Rennaker

    10 1/4"

    0.7 lbs

    Rock Bass

    Cody Icuis

    11 1/2"

    0.9 lbs

    Yellow Perch

    Connor Newcomb

    12"

    0.7 lbs

    Dogfish (Bowfin)

    Will Farr

    25 1/2"

    4.2 lbs

    2014 Road Parade

    Most Patriotic
    1st Place - #25 Price - Strait cottage
    2nd tie - #2 Darland - Darland cottage
    2nd tie - #21 Blood - Graham cottage

    Funniest
    1st Place - #4 Monahan - Monahan cottage
    2nd Place - #12 Green - Cotter cottage

    Most Creative
    1st Place - #4 Thompson
    2nd Place - #7 Jacques

    Best Non-Cart - Geary

    2013 Winners

    2013 Road Parade
    Best of Show - #3 Pirate ship - McAlear Family

    Funniest
    1st Place - #34 Swamp People - Decker Family
    2nd Place - #15 Rednecks - Todd Walter Family

    Most Patriotic
    1st Place - #4 Fourth of July - Shannon Family
    2nd Place - #6 Flags of Fun - Niemi Family

    Most Creative
    1st Place - #3 Pirate Ship - McAlear Family
    2nd Place - #18 Scooby Doo - Angie Miller

    Best non-cart - #27 Lady Liberty & Child - Claus Family

    5K Run - 5K Walk
    Click here for 5K Run results
    Click here for 5K Walk results

    2013 Boat Parade
    1st Place - Disco Party - Mickey Claus-Egger
    2nd Place tie: Patriotic - Dan Green | Speedboat - owner unknown
    3rd Place - Let There Be Light - Mary Myler Hunter

    2012 Winners

    5K Run - 5K Walk
    Click here for 5K Run results
    Click here for 5K Walk results

    2012 Road Parade
    Best in Show - #1 Bianca Aprilliano - Wizard of Oz
    Funniest - #17 Hilda Sharp - Fishing for Fun at 8 Pt
    Funniest 2nd - Alex Totte - Beer
    Most Creative - Ron Roop (Lambert's) - Splish Splash
    Most Creative 2nd - Wilkin's (Zweering's) - Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
    Most Patriotic - Andrew Nelson (Hilliard's) - George & Martha
    Most Patriotic 2nd - Kaylin (Radawhan's) - Red, White & Blue
    Best Non Cart - Ron Thompson's - Army Jeep

    2012 Boat Parade

     

    1st Place tie:

    MSU Spartans theme

       

    Christmas theme

     

    3rd Place:

    American Flag theme

    2012 Fishing Contest

    Walleye

    Daniel Gassel

    27"

    5.0 lbs

    Northern Pike

    Ed Mowinski

    27"

    2.9 lbs

    Largemouth Bass

    Larry Witbeck

    18"

    2.7 lbs

    Smallmouth Bass

    Darryl Spitz

    18 1/2"

    3.1 lbs

    Black Crappie

    Will Farr

    13 1/2"

    1.2 lbs

    Perch

    Diane Wilson

    13 1/4"

    1.2 lbs

    Bluegill

    Betsy Rau

    10"

    0.6 lbs

    Sunfish (tie)

    Dylan Schalm
    David Tortenson
    Ed Mowinski

    9 5/8"
    9 5/8"
    9 5/8"

    0.6 lbs
    0.6 lbs
    0.6 lbs

    Rock Bass

    Connor Riggs

    11"

    0.7 lbs

    Dogfish

    Scott Strait

    27 1/2"

    4.7 lbs

    Sucker

    Larry Witbeck

    24"

    4.2 lbs

    2011 Winners

    5K Run - 5K Walk
    Click here for 5K Women's results
    Click here for 5K Men's results
    Click here for 5K Walk results

    2011 Road Parade

    2011 Fishing Contest

    Northern Pike

    Scott Klozik

    30 3/4"

    5.7 lbs

    Walleye

    Daryl Spitz
    Ray Pitt

    27 1/2"
    27"

    6.1 lbs
    6.2 lbs

    Largemouth Bass

    Matt Ridenour
    Hunter Lewis

    17"
    17 3/4"

    2.0 lbs
    1.9 lbs

    Smallmouth Bass

    Chris Lewis

    19 1/2"

    3.2 lbs

    Black Crappie

    Rich Hixson

    12 3/8"

    .8 lbs

    Bluegill

    Dale Knisely

    10 1/4"

    .8 lbs

    Sunfish (Pumpkinseed)

    Betsy Rau
    TJ Lewis

    10 1/4"
    9 1/2"

    .6 lbs
    .6 lbs

    Rock Bass

    Barton Price

    11"

    .7 lbs

    Perch

    Les Fisher

    12"

    .6 lbs

     

    2010 Winners

    Road Parade

    Best in Show

    #23 Mark & Michelle Diamond - Patriotic

    Best Non-Cart Vehicle

    #35 Chris Wegner - Orange Custom Truck

    Funniest

     

    1st Place

    #13 Rob Voisin - Nothing Bugs Us at 8 Point Lake

     

    2nd Place

    #36 Gina Wegner - Weiner Dogs

    Most Creative

     
     

    1st Place

    #18 Tom McAlear - Pirate Ship

     

    2nd Place

    #43 Todd Walter & friends - Papst Blue Ribbon

    Most Patriotic

     
     

    1st Place

    #38 Cary Mann

     

    2nd Place

    #7 Len Pilz

    5K Run - 5K Walk

    For complete results of the 5K Run, click here.
    For complete results of the 5K Walk, click here.

    Fish Contest

    2010 Eight Point Lake Fish Contest Winners

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Name

    Cottage

    Shore

    Category

    Length

    Weight

    Ed Mowinski

    Mowinski

    Ravena

    WALLEYE

    21"

    2.4 lb

    Ed Mowinski

    Mowinski

    Ravena

    NORTHERN PIKE

    34"

    7.2 lb

    Daryl Spitz

    Spitz

    South

    LARGEMOUTH BASS

    19 1/4"

    3.4 lb

    Kay Keating

    Musgrove

    Wild Cherry

    SMALLMOUTH BASS

    19 1/4"

    3.2 lb

    Wayne Woodbury

    Strait

    South

    CRAPPIE

    9 1/2"

    .5 lb

    Len Strait

    Strait

    North

    BLUEGILL

    11 1/4"

    1.1 lb

    Scott Strait

    Strait

    South

    SUNFISH

    9"

    .5 lb

    Durwin Curtis

    Curtis

    South

    PERCH

    14 3/8"

    1.3 lb

    Jake Totte

    Totte

    East

    ROCK BASS

    9 1/2"

    .5 lb

    2009 Winners

    Boat Parade

    Best in Show $75

    Austin's "Road to Woodstock"

    Most Creative $50

    Voisin's "Showboat"

    Funniest $50

    Decker's "8 Point Rocks the 80's"

    Most Patriotic $50

    Porritt Family

    Road Parade

    Best in Show $75

    #3 Kim West "Hula Girls"

    Most Creative $50

    #35 Tom McAlear "Bob the Builder"

    Funniest $50

    #2 Annette Miller "Wiener"

    Most Patriotic $50

    #16 Michelle Diamond

    Fish Contest

    Winner

    Cottage

    Shore

    Category

    Length

    Weight

    Sarah Lenartowicz

    Sebald

    South

    SM Bass

    18.5"

    2.9#

    Bob Paul

    Bob Paul

    South

    LM Bass

    18.75"

    3.0#

    Matt Baghdadi

    Baghdadi

    North

    Walleye

    27.5"

    6.0#

    Bruce Gasper

    Gasper

    North

    N Pike

    34"

    7.9#

    Monica Spencer

    Savage

    South

    Perch

    14"

    .9#

    Wayne Miller

    Kent Miller

    Wild Cherry

    Bluegill

    9.75"

    .7#

    Ed Mowinski

    Mowinski

    Raevena

    Sunfish

    10.25"

    .8#

    Seth Brabant

    Brabant

    Raevena

    Blk Crappie

    13.75"

    1.4#

    Wayne Miller

    Miller

    Wild Cherry

    Dogfish

    29"

    7.0#

    Iam Whipple

    Cook

    North

    Rock Bass

    12"

    1.25#

     

     

     

     

    Direct questions or comments to info@8pointlake.org