Grand Lake Association board members are gearing up for the annual banquet on Monday. Newly elected Lt. Governor Todd Lamb will be the guest speaker for the event. The event will be held at Cherokee Yacht Club.

The highlight of the event will be the announcement of the Grand Laker of the Year and the unveiling of the Visitor Guide cover for 2011.

Tad Jones said the evening will be an opportunity for members to hear about the accomplishments GLA made this year

The board also presented a slate of nominees for board members for 2011 which includes three members from each of the four counties the GLA represents along with one at-large member.

Board nominees include:

Craig County: Earnestine Helmick, REC Northeast Oklahoma Electric Coop; Lori Starks, GRDA; B.J. Mooney, Vinita Area Chamber of Comemrce. Delaware County: Sharon Davis, Four Seasons Resort; Marty Follis, Martin Advertising; Dave Helms, Grand Prosthetics & Orthotics; Chuck perry, Remax Grand Lake. Mayse County: Ray Claggett, Bank of Lakes; Donna Belt, Arrowhead Yacht Club, Michelle Robertson, 360Grand Lake. Ottawa County: Nicole Benedict, Buffalo Run Casino; Amanda Davis, Miami Convention & Visitor Bureau: Ian Drake, Vance Ford.

In other business, the board:

Discussed their plans for the Tulsa Boat Show in January;

Discussed Visitor Guide sales and website development ;

Discussed the board seats that will be expiring and nominees for 2011;

Discussed the possibility of holding meetings in the other counties on a quarterly basis.