Executive Committee

Leslie Helwig

Kim Fettig

Barbara Renton

Dwight Finley






To serve the cottager population by increasing communication between lessees and the Board of Trustees, providing timely information regarding cottager issues, and promoting living together in harmony with each other and the environment.


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall meet to plan meetings, discuss issues of importance, and provide direction for Cottagers' Council. In the absence of Cottagers' Council meetings, when necessary, the executive committee shall have the authority to make decisions regarding issues affecting cottagers and disbursements of funds in their interests. The executive committee is comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.


Duties of the President

  • Serve as member of Board of Trustees, representing the Cottagers' Council
  • Establish the time and place of at least two Cottagers' Council meetings a year
  • Convene and chair Cottagers' Council meetings and the Town Meeting (as prescribed in the lease)
  • Appoint, along with the officers, plat representatives to represent clusters of cottage owners. Appoint individuals and/or committees for specific responsibilities (e.g., Editor of the Cottagers' Council newsletter, nominating committee, environment committee, relationship committee).
  • Communicate cottager issues of importance to the Board of Trustees.
  • Communicate the actions of the Board of Trustees to cottagers.
  • Communicate issues of importance to cottagers as necessary.
  • Promote courtesies for living in harmony with each other on the lake.
  • Promote practices for living together in harmony with the environment.
  • Encourage the Lake Louise mission.



Duties of the Vice President

  • Take over for president when necessary.
  • Assist in program planning for Cottagers' Council meetings.
  • Coordinate community clean-up.
  • Encourage the Lake Louise mission.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Environment Committee.



Duties of the Treasurer

  • Disbursement of dues.
  • Make a yearly recommendation for the amount for dues.
  • Pay bills.
  • Provide financial reports.
  • Encourage the Lake Louise mission.



Duties of the Secretary

  • Take minutes.
  • Keep records (email records).
  • Write appropriate notes/letters of thanks.
  • Encourage the Lake Louise mission.
  • Serve as liaison to the relationship committee.



Environment Committee

Mission * To promote living together in harmony with the environment.


  • Monitor the state of the lake by assessing water temperature, Eurasian milfoil, purple loosestrife, and other invasive species, depth levels, clarity, potassium and oxygen content, fish report, beach erosion, and shoreline surveys for problems with septic tanks and pollution.
  • Promote environmental practices for living in harmony with the environment.
  • Seek expertise when necessary.



Relationships Committee

Mission * To promote living together in harmony with each other.


  • Serve as a plat representative.
  • Be a communication vehicle between plat cottagers and Cottagers' Council.
  • Welcome new members.
  • Distribute materials as necessary.
  • Help plan, coordinate, and communicate cottager events.
  • Encourage a plat(s) get together.



Plat Representatives

  • Serve for a three year commitment.
  • Attend Cottagers' Council meetings as able; if not able to attend, find an alternate.
  • Number of representatives per plat:
    • Pioneer - 3 (48 residents)
    • Sunset View and Morningside - 1 (22 residents)
    • Delta and Forest Glen - 1 (17 residents)
    • Cove Point and Channel Block - 1 (18 residents)
    • Island Trail and Meadows - 1 (22 residents)
    • Horner Island - 1 (13 residents)

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