July 9, 2017 Minutes


Lake Carey Welfare Association

July 9, 2017 Meeting Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 A.M. by President, Ed Hetzel. Fourteen members attended.

The minutes of the June 19, 2017 meeting were read by acting secretary, Ginny Tinner, and approved.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by Deb Tierney.

As of July 1, 2017 the funds are as follows:

Checking:                          $ 14,102.20

Checking (Dam):             $ 12,820.30

Savings:                            $ 22,624.24

Total:                                 $ 49,546.74

Membership so far is 59.  There were 97 members in 2016.

Old Business

Lake Carey Day

The schedule for LCD, July 29, 2017 is as follows:


Friday, July 28

5:30 pm – Bingo Fire Hall Doors open

6:30 pm – 9 p.m. – Bingo at the Fire Hall

Saturday, July 29

6:30 – 8 a.m. – Admiral Stark 5K Run/Walk &Frank J. Valvano memorial 10K Run at the Fire Hall (LC Fire Company)

8 am – Bake Sale at Fire Hall Pavilion (Debbie Tierney)

10 a.m. – Canoe and Kayak Race at Holbrook Road  (Kathi Keefe)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Sign up for Poker Run, buy raffle tickets, pay your LCWA dues, and purchase Lake Carey merchandise – Fire Hall  (Ginny Tinner & Walter Broughton)

Noon – 2 pm – Historic Boat Tour, Robic Dock  (Walter Broughton & Thatchers)

2 – 4 p.m. – Poker Run (David Rinehimer; Docks: Rinehimer, Fassett ,Karam, Ruark/Force, Beane)

4 – 7:00 p.m. Chicken BBQ – Fire Hall (Ron Tanner; 125 Chicken Guarantee)

Sunday, July 30

10 – Worship Service – Lake Carey Union Chapel followed by refreshments & reception in the yard

12 noon – Poker Run winners announced at the Fire Hall (Debbie Tierney)

In lieu of a newsletter, Walter Broughton has created a flyer, which should be distributed before Lake Carey Day.


Sewer Update, Ed Hetzel

There was a sewer meeting in July.  The PENNVEST application for funding is in, and a response should come within the next two weeks.  Once approved it should take 6-8 weeks for money to be released.  With typical delays, it could be 3-4 years before the sewers are complete.


In response to the question raised by a member, “Why wasn’t the treatment plant design downsized when the area being serviced was downsized?” The response was that it would be addressed in the detail design phase.



Hetty Baiz and Liz Russell have created an informational flyer regarding the milfoil problem.  They would like to have it distributed, possibly at the same time as the Lake Carey flyer.  Bill Martin suggested that it could also be sent via email.


Growing Greener  

Ed is planning to reposition some of the islands and replace some plants on the islands.  Concern was raised at a previous meeting that the islands are not visible at night and pose a hazard to boaters.  It was suggested that reflector lights would be helpful for night boating.


New Business

Ken Price raised the issue that our membership is unacceptable considering the number of homes around the lake.  It was suggested that a letter be written to explain the purpose of the LCWA and encourage membership.   Kathy Martin, Chris DiMattia, and Liz Russell volunteered to work on one.


Paul Brown thanked all those who have supported the Sportsman’s Club by attending the chicken barbeques.


Deb Tierney asked if the Union Chapel could set up a table on Lake Carey Day to ask for donations toward the repair of the stained glass windows.  With no objections, it was agreed that they could.


With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 A.M.


Respectfully submitted,



Ginny Tinner, acting secretary

Lake Carey Welfare Association, P O Box 637, Tunkhannock, PA 18657