Saturday, August 24, 2019 will long be remembered by many QLIA members and guests as a highlight on their 2019 social calendar. Thanks to the boundless energy and skillful attention to detail of QLIA Secretary and Social Events Coordinator, Jane Precht, we all enjoyed one of the finest picnic socials in QLIA history.
We could not have asked for a nicer day in the North Woods — mostly sunny, lower 70s, light breeze, and virtually no bugs! Nor could we have asked for a better setting than the beautiful grounds of Boulder Lodge on Ghost Lake, where “the green, dark forest was too silent to be real” (lyrical quote from Gordon Lightfoot’s Canadian Railroad Trilogy). Once again, QLIA members Terry and Michelle Conroy served as our gracious hosts, providing the ideal venue for relaxing, catching up with neighbors, and learning a thing or two about QLIA projects.
Safe to say that a good time was had by all. The 50/50 raffle was beyond successful. QLIA’s official share of the proceeds was $290, but that was increased when the winner — a guest from Round Lake — donated $90 of her winnings back to our Eco-Harvester operations fund before donating the remaining $200 to HER lake association to fight invasive Curly-leaf pondweed there. What a gracious way to ensure a win-win outcome for all!