ABOUT US

 

The Lake Poinsett Association is an all-volunteer organization started by a group of concerned lake residents in 1964. They formed the first Board of Directors to address lake water issues. Our current Board of Directors continue to promote healthy lake awareness and action through education, social activities, publications, social media outreach, and water quality monitoring. Annual membership dues and business sponsors fund our work. We are a state non-profit corporation, without federal tax exempt status. 

Our Mission
We are dedicated to preserving the health and beauty of our lake for future generations. 

OUR GOALS & COMMITTEES

Committees change as community needs shift.

Membership Services

GOAL: Ensure business and homeowner membership benefits are met. Increase volunteer opportunities.

 

  • Membership Data Coordinator (Outsourced)

  • Business Sponsor Coordinator

  • Nominations and Volunteer Coordinator

  • Organizes Event: Annual Meeting

  • Organize Date: Lake-Wide Rummage Sales & Lake-wide Garbage Cleanup.

County Issues
GOAL: Foster a working partnership with officials to advance the LPA's best interest. 
 
  • Work with officials to support ordinances and regulations that protect the lake.
  •  Follow county news, zoning, commissioner, and township minutes.

  •  Organize a petition, written complaint letters, set up public input meeting or attend others.

Education
GOAL: Find creative ways to inform our community how to protect the health of the lake.
  • Publication - Produce "Lakeside" Newsletters
  • Social Media Outreach: Website & Facebook Page
  • Organizes Event: Coffee Chat with an Expert

Financial Management
  • Oversee LPA's financial activity, ensures its in legal accordance. 
  • Prepares annual financial review, proposed budget, keep By-Laws legal.
Lake Stewards
GOAL: Monitor water quality and protect the beauty and safety of our beaches and shoreline.
 
  • Performs water quality sampling
  • Monitors public beaches for weeds, litter, and safe conditions
  • Organizes Events: Spring & Fall Beach Trash Bash
  • Organizes Event: Healthy Lake 5K Walk for July's Lakes Appreciation Month
     
Community Connections
GOAL: Create opportunities to engage and interact with members and potential new members.
 
  • Organizes New Homeowner Welcome Packets
  • Membership Drive Publication
  • Maintenance of  Storm Sirens
  • Organizes Event: Pancake Breakfast