Monthly Meetings

Schedule for Board Meetings

Monthly Board Meetings are held on second Monday night of each month and start at 6:30pm.  until approximately 8:30pm.

  1. March 9
  2. April 13
  3. May 11
  4. June 8
  5. July 13 – Annual Meeting – 10:00am – Must be a paid member to attend.
  6. August 10
  7. Sept. 14
  8. Oct. 12
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President’s Notes

I just want to remind everyone the HLIA Leadership Team meets second Monday of every month at 6:30, Brooks Twp. Hall. All residents are welcome to come and hear discussions or bring a topic to be discussed. Remember, this team is voluntary! We work hard to hear what residents would like with regard to activities and also concerns.
I hope to see some of you at our meetings since there appears to be lots of chatter on Facebook. Is that a better site to have than this one? Do we need two sites? Is Facebook easier to use? Would love to hear your opinions.
Newsletter with dues envelope will be out around May 1, 2015, hope you will all join.

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Resident Concerns – speeding issues

It has been reported by many residents that speeding is an issue around the lake. We would all agree with the number of walkers, runners, bikers and children playing that we need to do something about the speeders. Someone from the Sheriffs Office will be attending our July 14 HLIA Leadership meeting to hear our concerns and discuss what might be done. Please come to this meeting if you can to support this issue. The meeting will begin at 6:30 at the Brooks Twp. Hall.

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Carp Reduction Event

Due to cold weather and high lake level, we will be extending the carp reduction event until 8 PM Sunday June 8. We have prize money of $100, $60 and $40 for the turning in the top 3 numbers of carp! The fish can be dropped off each evening between 6 and 8 PM at the upper level at the launch.
Let’s get out and get some carp!

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Message from President

Please join us for our HLIA Leadership meeting Monday, May 11 at 7 PM, Brooks Twp. Hall. Everyone welcome. We will be discussing “resident concerns” in addition to our usual agenda items.
If you did not get your newsletter, please contact someone on the Leadership Team. Hope to see some of you at the meeting.

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April HLIA Leadership Meeting coming soon

We will be having our HLIA Leadership meeting April 14 at the Brooks Twp Hall, 6 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend so if you would like to come and participate in our meeting where we will discuss our upcoming summer, please do! We will also be getting our newsletter topics organized and ready to put out the first newsletter for 2014. Please return with your dues ASAP, we are looking to have the highest membership ever!

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Spring note from President

Hello All
What a winter! Pretty bad when there is so much snow the Winterfest Snowmobile races get cancelled. There is however a hint of spring in the air.

I wanted to let you all know we have seen several publications/press releases about the impact of the winter on the fish. The DNR says fish kills may be common after heavy ice and snow cover melting in the lakes. Besides fish, turtles, frogs and crayfish may also die. The press release also says this is more prone in shallow lakes which Hess is. The kills are localzed and typically do not affect the overall health of the fish or fishing quality.

I will post more of the press release in the April Newsletter so please be on the lookout for the newsletter. With this edition of the newsletter, there will be the dues envelope and we encourage everyone to get their dues mailed in. We will have our 2014 activity calendar in the newsletter along with other reports on wild life, buoys, HLB update, etc.

We still need one more representative for our HLIA Leadership Team. If you are interested please call me at 616-633-5714. THINK SPRING!!

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Note from President

Hello All, Hopefully spring is coming, some days I doubt it. This is a good time to begin thinking about summer and how can you get involved with Hess Lake neighbors and friends. We have 2-3 open leadership seats due to folks selling or working full time and traveling. If you think you would like to be part of the Leadership group (we formerly were called Board), please call your Zone Rep or myself. We would love to have you visit our next meeting, April 14 at 6 PM, Brooks Twp Hall. I hope to hear from a few of you. Thanks

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For Winterfest info please see the facebook site of the Chamber

You can be up to date on the activities for the Winterfest if you go to the North County Chamber of Commerce of Newaygo County on facebook or their own site. It does look like the snowmobile races are cancelled but that is all that appears cancelled at this time.

It sounds like there are lots of fun activities are planned! Hope to see some of you there.

Diane French, HLIA Pres

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Winterfest 2014

Hello All,

I would like to encourage everyone to join the Hess Lake Cottage Owners and Friends on Facebook. There are over 75 lake residents who have joined the site. It is a great place to stay updated. I found the list of all the events for Winterfest on the site. Hope many of you will be attending.

This has been a long winter for sure, so we might as well get out and enjoy it a bit—– if we can stand the cold! Dress warm.


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