The 6th annual Silver Lake beach ball was successfully launched on  June  26th through the July 4th Independence Day celebration!  

New this year - the ball was anchored in place at several different locations  around the lake throughout the week.  As it was so much  more accessable,  this season  saw many more people  signing, snapping selfies,  and just  plain enjoying!  

The ball did not  suffer any damage and it had to have air added only once.  Thanks again to Jerry  Niezgoda & Grandson Cameron for the clever harness and anchor they designed -  it worked!   

         .... The beachball finished it's tour on display at Annual Meeting on August 5th.




 Garfield Township Hall, 3848 Veterans Dr, Traverse City, MI 49685

8:30  -  Members sign in, meet and greet - sharing a donut and a cup of coffee, getting acquainted.

9:00  - Meeting:  Officers and Committee member reports, election of directors.

Presentations by Guest Speakers:  Ian Ferguson, Grand Traverse County Marine Division; Mike Solomon, RLS, Inc., Invasive Species Treatment Report;  Steve Largent, Grand Traverse County Drain Commissioner, Drain Report.

The 6th annual Great Big Silver Lake beachball was once again on display for members to sign and take "selfie" pictures with.

Open Forum - Members questions and concerns,  discussion.

Presentation of Independence Day Regatta winners flags and certificates by Chuck Hathaway, co-chair Independence Day Activities.            

 Winners accepting their Certificates and Winners Flags to display on their boats or docks ... 


1st, Geskus Family - "Harry's Heroes"                   2d, Anderson/Worsnick Family - "Star Wars"  


 3d, Bauers Family - "Patriots Of Silver Lake"             4th, Kleinrichert Family - "Flamingos"

Congratulations on a job well done, and a great big thank you to all of the boats who participated!

(To see complete gallery of Regatta,  see News and Newsletters and click on Fall Newsletter, 2017 (To be published Sept, 2017)



Annual Events

The Forth of July boat regatta pictures will be featured in the fall newsletters each year and posted on this website.  Rather than duplicate this information, please go to "Newsletter" and open the fall newsletter to view great pictures and winners of that year's event. 

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