JULY 11, 2009



President Sherwood Zimmerman called the meeting to order at 5:20 pm and welcomed the board members, members, and guests. Board members present were: Sherwood Zimmerman, President, Fred Tannehill, Vice President, Gerry Caprario, Treasurer, Phyllis Garlick, Secretary, Gordon Bratz, Sue Glascock, Julie Moore, Carmen Perri, Sharon Reilly, and William Wasicko. Absent were Richard Beaton and Pete Pettit. Approximately 50 additional members were present. Our guest speaker was Delegate Charles Poindexter.

GUEST SPEAKER: Del. Charles Poindexter gave a brief history of his family and how he came to be a Virginia Delegate. He spoke to us on several important issues that impact Leesville Lake:

  1. Testing of the local Rivers- He suggests we follow the study conducted by TMDL.

  2. Supplying water from the Roanoke River to NC

  3. Relicensing to AEP for 2010

  4. Energy-Replacing fossil fuels with renewables

  5. Education

  6. Uranium

  7. Health Care

He had a Question and Answer period where our members asked and received some very informative information.

Sherwood thanked Del. Poindexter for speaking to the association. He then presented certificates and plaques to people who provided services for the association during the year.

MINUTES: The minutes from the Board Meeting June 11, 2009 were accepted by consensus.

Phyllis mentioned that a sign-up sheet was being passed around and asked that all members sign.


Gerry passed out the copies of the Treasurers Report for the month of June and a copy of the Proposed 2009/2010 Budget. Total receipts in the amount of $50.00, total expenditures in the amount of $1,107.07, leaving a total of $44,966.03 on deposit. Gerry asked that all bills be submitted by the middle of August. The Treasurer’s report was accepted by consensus. The proposed budget for 2009/2010 is $63,700.00. Gordy made a motion to adopt the proposed budget. Julie seconded. All approved. Motion carried.


MEMBERSHIP: Julie reported that there have been 13 new members this year bringing the total to 337 members. This is a renewal rate of 82%. She also reported that calendars, hats and T-shirts are for sale. Calendars and hats are $10, T-shirts are $5. Also available are free LVL maps, LVL lighted whistles and LVL auto stickers. Julie stated that if anyone needed a speaker, the association is prepared to make a presentation.

NEWSLETTER REPORT: Julie reminded everyone to have their articles for the newsletter in by Monday, July 13th.

DEBRIS: Doc Wasicko volunteered to chair the Debris Committee. There have been two bids submitted to remove the debris at Butch Schaffer’s. Bays Trash Removal entered a bid for $5,500 to chip and remove the debris. The other bid was for $6,200 to grind up the debris but not remove it. A motion by J. W. Burton was made to go with Bays Trash Removal. Sue seconded. All approved. Motion carried. He also reported that on Clean-up Day, we filled up 2 dumpsters at Brumfield, 1 ½ at Runaway Bay, and 2 at Tri-County Marina. Final clean-up for Lakeside Services will be a week from Monday, the week of the 20th. A plaque was presented to Lakeside Services for being the Platinum Sponsor for the 2009 Beautification Day. Doc stated that the AEP skimmer will be on Leesville Lake in August.

NAVIGATIONAL AIDS & MILE MARKERS: In Pete Pettit’s absence, Sherwood reported that AEP has agreed to put lights on the 43 navigational aids. They will be working with us to design the aids. Nine out of 17 mile markers have been adopted.

WATER QUALITY: Doc reported that the water monitoring is half-through and thanked everyone that has helped. Three sets of probe data have been taken. Three more sets will be taken the months of August, September, and October. He reminded everyone that if the water is discolored, STAY OUT. Delegate Poindexter pointed out that DEQ can test and provide the e-coli sources by a DNA check. He suggested that we contact Stan Smith to get the name of the Lab that conducts this study. Doc stated that the DEQ grant requests for 2010 are due by August 31st. The Water Quality Committee will complete and submit that request by the deadline.

SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT: Gerry stated that anyone wanting a free vessel safety check to please call. He reported that he would have more info on the Life Jacket Loaner Program. Safety classes will likely resume in late fall.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT: Sue stated that she needs addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for all Board Members. She announced that there is a Board seat available and for anyone interested, to please contact her.

OLD BUSINESS: No old business discussed.

NEW BUSINESS: No new business discussed.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Board Members up for re-election and those new to the Board are Julie Moore, Mike Lobue, Richard Beaton, Pete Petit, Gordon Bratz, Bill Estes, and William “Doc” Wasicko. All current Board Members up for re-election agreed to serve another term. There were no other nominations. The polls were closed. Sherwood made a motion to re-elect the Board Members. Carmen seconded. All nominations were approved.

Sherwood presented a plaque to Bob Rankin for designing and printing the Beautification Day t-shirts. He also had a plaque for Sam Skillman for his hard work in acquiring donations for Beautification Day. Plaques were also presented to Chris Lobue for her work in preparing the newsletter for mailing and to Cathy Dalton for her layout/graphics work on the newsletter. In their absence, the certificates were given to Julie to distribute.

He then adjourned the meeting thanking everyone for coming.

The August Board meeting will be held Thursday, August 13th, 7 p.m. at the Altavista Train Station.

Respectfully submitted,


August 10, 2009