There are more photos of all our events on the Gallery page. Take a look and upload your own pictures to share with the rest of us!
2020 4th of July Boat Parade
Our 4th Annual 4th of July Parade was held on July 4, 2020. We had great turnout with 10 boats making the journey around our lake.
This is a JUDGED EVENT and this year we had 2 categories; Patriotic and Creativity. The Patriotic Winner was the Cecil Schmidt family and the Creative Winners were the Lick/Schmitz families.
Plan a head for next year to claim one of these traveling trophies for you cabin mantel!
2020 Annual Meeting, june 17, 7pm via zoom
The annual meeting was held via Zoom this year. For the most part things went smoothly and we had good turn out for this new form of meeting. Average number of signed in attendance was 48. This is an hard number to nail down, because some households signed in on multiple computers and some households had multiple generations of family on the same connection. Over all we were vary happy with the turn out.
The lake association board presented multiple reports on the health of our lake including milfoil and fisheries data. Guest speaker James Johnson, a lake specialist gave a very interesting and understandable presentation on measuring and analyzing the chemical treatments for milfoil.
A working document called a Lake Management Plan was presented and feedback was requested to help guide the board on lake issues.
The documents presented and a recording of the meeting is on our 2020 Annual Meeting page. It is available to anyone that was unable to attend or that wishes to see some part of the meeting again.
2019 Past Events
2019 4th of July Boat Parade
Our 3rd Annual 4th of July Parade is scheduled for Saturday July 6th. Participants will meet at loon point at 1pm.
The parade then works it's way around the East end of the lake, crossing over to the SW shore before turning back and finishing at the near the end of Clearwater Point Road. If you want to watch the parade just hang around your dock around 1pm and watch the progress until they float on by. There is always a great deal of cheering and fun being had by everyone.
This is a JUDGED EVENT and the winner will receive a tasty prize AND a wonderful traveling trophy for bragging rights! Will our winners from last year - Patty and Ryan Moskalik and Angela and Peter Underthun retain their crown or will some new upstart dethrone them with a bigger and better boat! Maybe it will be your boat!
Just to note: the parade will NOT be rescheduled it will go on as planned or be canceled if weather does not co-operate. Check out this space on July 6th if you have any doubts.
2019 Past Events
RESTORATION boat PARADE, June 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM
The Clearwater Restoration project had a planned a boat parade to review the restoration projects from last year. The weather did not co-operate once again. It was overcast, cold and windy. So the event was repurposed to a caravan around the lake. We had 14 people that came to see our great progress!
All projects survived the winter with flying colors. They road out the extra cold, snow and high water just fine. We have built up a lot of new soil behind our willow wattle and are even starting to see some of the promised flowering color.
2019 Annual Meeting, May 25, 2019 8:30 AM
Our annual meeting was Saturday May 26 at Clearwater Camp in the main dining hall. The breakfast social time stated at 8:30 with our meeting starting at 9:00 am.
Thank you Clearwater camp for the space and the great breakfast spread. Once again, you did not disappoint.
2018 Past Events
2018 Annual Meeting, May 26, 2018 9:00 AM
Our annual meeting was great success this year. We has such great turn out that we didn't have table seating for everyone. Great job everyone for taking the time to attend. See the 2018 Newsletter for more details.
Breakfast was served and enjoyed while we worked through our annual agenda.
Check out the photos in the Gallery.
Kids Fishing Contest, Saturday June 30, 2018
Our fishing contest got a great morning to drop a line. We had better turnout this year now that word has gotten around about how much fun was had last year!
We had 11 participants in the kids fishing contest. Winners are Will Underthun - 15” large mouth bass Alice Balsley - 9” perch Ryan Hoefker - 9” sunfish
All fish caught today were catch and release.
4th of July Boat Parade, Sunday July 1, 2018
The Parade was almost a no go. On our originally scheduled date we had solid rain almost all day. The parade was postponed to the following Saturday. This of course worked for some people and not for others.
The next Saturday turned out to be sunny but VERY breezy. Making decoration management challenging at times. We had a smaller turnout then we expected, but we blame that on the weather and the last minute rescheduling.
Despite the challenges, we still had 4 boats showing their national pride in a promenade around the lake.
The winning trophy - NEW THIS YEAR - was awarded to new lake owners, Patty and Ryan Moskalik
Angela and Peter Underthun and their enthusiastic children. Congratulate them and welcome them to the lake when you see them. Their home is the 2nd to the last home in the SE corner of the lake.
More photos in the Gallery.
Just to note for future parades, the board has decided that the parade will not be rescheduled in the future.
It will go ahead as planned or be canceled.
"PROTECT OUR WATER QUALITY WITH SHORELINE STABILIZATION AND RESTORATION" a COMMUNITY EDUCATION SESSION
2017 Past Events
2017 Annual Meeting, May 27, 2017 9:30 AM
Our annual meeting was held at Clearwater Forest Camp on 5/27/17 at 9:30am. There were 46 attendees, representing approximately 40 properties. There was a free brunch buffet line that included French Toast, sausage, fruit. It was all VERY tasty! After a little social time, the meeting was called to order.
Board chair, Dave Nord led the meeting. He talked about our upcoming social activities, the 4th of July boat parade and the kids fishing contest on July 3.
In a brief overview of our loons population, there are 8 nests on our lake this year with a loon cam attached to one of the nests.
Kathy Peterson gave a brief walk through of highlights of our new web page, clearwaterlakemn.org. Membership sign is limited to 1 sign-in per family at this time. If you do not know your sign-in or would like to change it, please contact Kathy through the web page Contact Us or call Kathy, (phone number available for members only through the member list). Suggestions or comments are always welcome.
Charles Lick discussed the ongoing progress of our fight against AIS (aquatic invasive species) on Clearwater lake. A review of the invasive fund collection and spending was presented. See the graph here.
Active water level management of our lake level was discussed. This includes monitoring and managing the culvert, beaver dams, and floating bogs.
Rick Nolan of Clearwater Forest Camp gave an overview of the future plans for the camp, including an RV area and a family compound that is being built.
A call was put out for volunteers to help with the high water and social activities.
The final order of business was to call for an election of the 2017 - 2018 board. The current board was re-elected.
If you are interested in being on the board or one of the volunteer committees please Contact Us or call Dave Nord, (phone number available for members only through the member list).
Kids Fishing Contest, July 1, 2017
A kids fishing contest was held on Saturday 7/1 from 8am - noon. For our first year we had some fun participation! There were at least 8 participants and we hope there were a lot more out enjoying our lake.
The winners each received a Shakespeare rod and reel combo. They are:
4th of July Boat Parade, July 2, 2017
The 4th of July was on a Tuesday this year. That meant there was no perfect time to have the parade. The committee settled on Sunday afternoon at 1:pm. We had fun turn out with 8 boats, 1 canoe and 1 jet ski circling the lake. There were 2 winners this year (they all were so fun it was hard to tie it down to 1 boat!). See all the pictures in the Gallery.
2016 Past Events
Ice cream social, August 20, 2016 1pm
Paula Zernov Garden Tour, July 23, 2016 10 - 11am
4th of July Boat Parade, July 3, 2016 1pm
2016 Annual Meeting
Our annual meeting was held this year earlier then usual due to Clearwater forest not being available over Memorial day. It was held on May 14 from 9:30 - 11:00am. Thank you Clearwater Forest Camp for hosting our annual event!