Members Meeting July 9

Social Hour (free hor d’oeurves, cash bar) – 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Start – 6:00 p.m.
Adjourn – 6:40 p.m.
Dinner Available from Menu All Evening – 5:00 to 9:00 pm


Raffle:  Bloody Mary Bucket, courtesy of Kathy Tournour
(All the things you need to make Bloody Mary’s – a party in one bucket!)


Social Hour:  Arrive, meet and greet, distribute member packets, pay membership dues ($25) – 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Annual Members Meeting – 6:00 to 6:40 p.m.

  • Open Meeting/Introductions (Dan Butkus) – 6:00 to 6:05 p.m.
  • State of the Association Address (Dan Butkus) – 6:05 to 6:15 p.m.
  • 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes (Dale Smith) – 6:15 to 6:20 p.m.
  • 2015/2016 Treasurer’s Report and 2016/2017 Budget (Marj Mehring) – 6:20 to 6:25 p.m.
  • By Laws Changes and Elections (Dan Butkus) – 6:25 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Board Election Results (Dale Smith) – 6:30 p.m.
  • Q&A (all) – 6:30 to 6:40 p.m.
  • Move to Adjourn – 6:40 p.m.

After Meeting Social  – 6:40 p.m.  to ?  All are invited to stay and chat, have dinner, etc.


PLEASE NOTE:  The meeting place and format have changed. 

Membership Renewal Reminder

The work our association does to battle aquatic invasive species, inspect boats at our landing, and preserve the quality of our lake depends on our association members. Your dues provide the operating funds necessary to carry out this important work. Your Board of Directors wishes to remind all our members to renew their Squash Lake Association membership dues for 2013/2014. If you’re not already a member, please consider becoming a member today. Contact one of the Board members to find out more about what we do as an association. Membership is only $25 per year, yet it makes a huge impact.

Thank you.

Dan Butkus – President, Squash Lake Association


Over $600 raised in SLA’s first silent auction

by Karen Isebrands-Brown
August 5, 2011
SLA members bid on auction items at the annual meeting and picnic held July 2, 2011 on Roger Degis’ Squash Lake beach.

The Squash Lake Association’s first annual Silent Auction was held at the annual picnic and it was a smashing success!  Six lake families donated items for the silent auction and $662.50 was raised to help pay the divers who are removing the EMF from Squash Lake. Way to go!  Considering the fact that I put out the call for donations only three days before the annual picnic, this amount of money is great!  The price range on the items purchased was $5- $180 and the proceeds will pay for over 33 hours of EMF diving.  Our thanks to the SLA members who purchased the auction items and to the following families who generously donated them: Paco & Heidi Fralick, Jim &Shirley Trask, Tina and Greg Baer, Katy & Jim Dyreby, Sue and Pat Dugan, and Karen & Jim Brown

Now more than ever, SLA needs your support

It is going to take everyone working together
to fight the Eurasian Water-milfoil.

Please join if you aren’t a member yet.

Send your dues of $25/ yr to:
Janet Appling 7324 Peninsula Rd, Rhinelander WI 54501





AMOUNT: $25.00

Squash Lake Association
P O Box 511
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Jim and Karen Brown

Jim and Karen Brown


Secretary of SLA
Jim and Karen Brown

Jim and Karen Brown are the happy couple you see paddling in the yellow tandem kayak down in the large bay where the sand hill cranes and the loons nest. Their summer evening outings to that wildlife sanctuary have provided them with many breath- taking memories and great photographs. They also have a tandem recumbent bike which they enjoy riding. Jim logs many miles every summer on his recumbent bike.

The Browns like spending time working in their organic garden and orchard. They enjoy their three daughters and three grandchildren. Both Jim and Karen have spent their entire careers working for the Wisconsin Technical College System. Karen is a docent at the Rhinelander Historical Museum and is active in fund raising for the Food Pantry. Jim serves on the boards of five local organizations.

Jim is the secretary of the SLA. Karen, who is an environmental activist and cares passionately about keeping chemicals out of the lake, is the chair of the SLA Water Quality and Habitat Committee.


In a little over a year, we have lost 5 of our neighbors on the lake. They all will be remembered and missed by their families and their immediate neighbors, because each has contributed to our lake in their own way.

Virginia Amerena, Dan Paddock, George “Rick” Bond, James Goldbach and now the latest is Bob Fabich.

Bob Fabich succumbed to cancer on Friday March 26, 2010. I think he will probably be most remembered, by a majority of the lake residents, for his efforts in organizing the 4th of July boat parades on the lake. Of course he has left a legacy from his profession in education as the principal at the Jr High in town and has been a positive influence on hundreds of our young people.