We are excited about 2011. 2010 saw a lot of changes for our Association including a new website, visitor guide design and membership opportunities. Membership increased last year and we had a great Pelican Festival with near perfect weather.

As we be

We are excited about 2011. 2010 saw a lot of changes for our Association including a new website, visitor guide design and membership opportunities. Membership increased last year and we had a great Pelican Festival with near perfect weather.

As we begin 2011 will be have several new board members and our new Visitor Guide will be distributed soon. I want to thank our retiring board members for their service and for Art Box serving as President.

Our new board members for this year will include Gary Butler with Summerside Winery and Vineyard, Ian Drake with Vance Ford Miami, Michelle Robertson with 360grandlake.com, Ray Claggett with Bank of the Lakes and Nicole Benedict with Buffalo Run Casino. Our new President will be Chuck Perry with Remax. I am looking forward to working with everyone this year.

We will also be holding several board meetings at different locations around the four county region. We will be in Miami, Vinita and South Grand for board meetings at different times during the year.

I think we have a great opportunity to continue to grow our membership and to promote the Grand Lake Area. We will be announcing some new services soon that I believe will help all our member and we will continue to raise money for the new Visitor’s Center Sign as well as upgrade our website for efficiency’s in today’s tourism market.

I felt very welcomed to the area last year and I am looking to spending larger amounts of time this year getting acquainted with more people and finding ways to help bring visitors to your business.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our office anytime at 918-786-2289, visit our website at www.grandlakefun.com or e-mail us at info@glaok.com.

Tad Jones

GLA Director