President’s Point of View – Summer 2021

As we slowly eek our way out of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is great to see family, friends and neighbors once again
gathering on Lake Lucerne. The Lake has long been a refuge to help us ease our minds and recharge our spirits, but never so
much as in the past 18 months. The magic of “the lake” continues to bring together relaxation, recreation and memories that
last a lifetime. My hope is that you make some of those memories this summer!

It was great to once again hold our June Membership Meeting. Withstanding any hiccups with COVIC-19, Fun
Days and our Annual Meeting will also be held as usual. Come on out and enjoy what your Association has to offer.
In this newsletter, please review the candidates who were nominated for leadership positions on the Lake Lucerne
Advancement Association Board of Directors. It is great to have such interest to continue to lead the organization forward.
Even with the pandemic, the LLAA accomplished a tremendous “fish stick” project, and we look to further this and other
projects to continue to maintain this unique waterway for generations. This will be the LLAA’s first election using absentee
ballots. Please know that in order to cast any ballot, you must be a member in good standing, with dues paid by Fun
Days (August 7.) Membership status is checked prior to any ballots being counted.

We have also learned some new things in the last year. “Loons and Lead” is a very interesting concept. If you are a
fisherman, please educate yourself about your alternatives to protect these birds that are just as unique as Lake Lucerne!
The Healthy Lakes Program is once again being explored. Individuals interested in participating can contact Steve
Kircher, the Forest County Conversationist.

It has been an honor to serve you for the past couple decades. Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about
learning from those you serve with and knowing that many viewpoints are needed to make decisions to better the
organization. I have learned a great deal about Lake Lucerne over the past two decades. But most importantly, I have made
many new friends during that time. As a Boy Scout, I was taught to always leave someplace better than we found it. That
has always been the focus of my service.

Have a great summer, and I will see you on “The Lake”

Rick Hermus