A group of individuals from five different area lakes met Saturday, August 22 and decided to form the Forest County Association of Lakes, Inc. (FCAL).

This will be the fifth county-wide lakes organization in Wisconsin.  The county-wide group will allow lake organizations to have a forum to share with each other and learn from each other.  They will also serve as a forum for organizing education on lake issues.

Those present will become the initial board of directors.  Next summer, a full board will be elected, with no more than one director from each lake.

There will be three classes of membership in the FCAL: individual membership and associate business membership.  Individuals will have one vote and lake organizations will have five votes.  Associate business memberships will not be allowed to vote.

Those present joined as individuals, and will have to go back to their associations to request the group membership.

Those present were: Russ Tiedemann and Dick Jahnke of Roberts Lake:  Mary and Arden Bierman of Butternut/ Franklin Lakes: Jack Kloss of Lake Lucerne: Bernie Erdman and Jim Stormer of Arbutus Lake: and Cliff Haskins of Silver Lake.

Source – The Forest Republican, Crandon, WI
August 27, 1992