About

The Circle Lake Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose members are area residents, property owners, and others interested in the association’s mission.  Our mission is to promote the improvement, protection, and preservation of the water quality, ecological balance, and environmental health of Circle Lake, its watershed, and vicinity.  The association strives to achieve its goals though interactions with lakeshore property owners, landowners within the watershed, and other organizations with similar interests.

Our main goal is to improve Circle Lake’s water quality and get the lake removed from the MPCA’s “impaired waters” list.  We commissioned the preparation of a Lake Management Plan (see “Lake Improvement” page) and are in the process of executing it.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The lake association’s Board of Directors has nine seats.  Directors serve for three-year terms and thus three of the board’s nine seats are up for election at each year’s annual association meeting.  At the board’s first meeting after the annual association meeting/picnic, the directors elect a slate of officers to serve through the next year’s annual meeting.  Here are the current board members:

>  Term ending in 2018:   Julie Dornbusch, Mandi Morrissey, Dale Petelinsek
>  Term ending in 2019:   Robert Duban, Keith Kluzak, Dean Sunderlin
> Term ending in 2020:   Brian Panettiere, Jim Vogel, Jason Wood

BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2017 – 2018:
Julie Dornbusch
Robert Duban
Keith Kluzak
Mandi Morrissey*
Brian Panettiere
Dale Petelinsek
Dean Sunderlin
Jim Vogel
Jason Wood

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT APRIL 2017 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Brian Panettiere, Jim Vogel, Jason Wood
*Mandi Morrissey elected to fill remainder of Kathy Ingraham’s term


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2016 – 2017:

Dale Petelinsek  (president)
Dean Sunderlin (vice president)
Bob Gilbertson   (treasurer)
Julie Dornbusch
Robert Duban
Kathy Ingraham
Keith Kluzak
Brian Panettiere *
Jason Wood
* On 5-9-16 the Board appointed Brian Panettiere to serve out the term of Sandy Russler, who resigned in April 2016 and whose term ends in 2017.

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT APRIL 2016 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Robert Duban, Keith Kluzak, Dean Sunderlin


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2015 – 2016:

Dale Petelinsek  (president)
Dean Sunderlin ** (vice president)
Sandy Russler *  (secretary)
Bob Gilbertson *  (treasurer)
Julie Dornbusch
Robert Duban
Kathy Ingraham
Keith Kluzak
Jason Wood **
* On 5-11-15, the Board appointed Bob Gilbertson & Sandy Russler to fill the two open seats whose terms expire in 2017.
** On 10-12-15, the Board voted to make Dean Sunderlin the Vice President and appointed Jason Wood to serve out the term of Karen Appeldoorn, who resigned in September 2015 and whose term ends in 2017.

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT APRIL 2015 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Julie Dornbusch, Kathy Ingraham, Dale Petelinsek


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2014 – 2015:

Dale Petelinsek  (president)
Karen Appeldoorn  (vice president)
Sandy Russler  (secretary)
Bob Gilbertson  (treasurer)
Robert Duban
Keith Kluzak
Dean Sunderlin

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT APRIL 2014 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Karen Appeldoorn  [no one ran for the other two seats]


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2013 – 2014:
Dale Petelinsek  (president)
Karen Appeldoorn  (vice president)
Sandy Russler  (secretary)
Bob Gilbertson  (treasurer)
Julie Dornbusch
Robert Duban
Keith Kluzak
David Russler
Dean Sunderlin

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT APRIL 2013 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Robert Duban, Keith Kluzak, Dean Sunderlin


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2012 – 2013:

Dale Petelinsek  (president)
Karen Appeldoorn  (vice president)
Sandy Russler  (secretary)
Bob Gilbertson  (treasurer)
Julie Dornbusch *
Keith Kluzak
David Russler
Doug Sonnee
Sam Sunderlin
* Julie Dornbusch was appointed in 3/13 to serve out the term of Denise Klokow, who resigned in December 2012 and whose terms expires in 2014

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT JULY 2012 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Bob Gilbertson, Dale Petelinsek
(At the next board meeting after the annual meeting, the board appointed Sandy Russler to fill the seat left empty at the end of the annual meeting.)


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2011 – 2012:

Denise Klokow  (president)
Denise Boulay  (vice president)
Keith Kluzak  (secretary)
Bob Gilbertson  (treasurer)
Karen Appeldoorn
Rodger Kluzak
David Russler
Doug Sonnee
Sam Sunderlin

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT JULY 2011 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Karen Appeldoorn, Denise Klokow, David Russler


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2010 – 2011:

Denise Klokow  (president)
Denise Boulay  (vice president)
Bob Gilbertson  (secretary / treasurer)
Keith Kluzak
Rodger Kluzak
Diana Lobo
David Russler
Doug Sonnee
Sam Sunderlin

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT JULY 2010 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Keith Kluzak, Doug Sonnee, Sam Sunderlin


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2009 – 2010:

Keith Kluzak  (president)
Fred Wenthe  (vice president)
Denise Klokow  (secretary)
Bob Gilbertson  (treasurer)
Denise Boulay
Pete Fettig*
Rodger Kluzak
Diana Lobo**
David Russler***
*  Fettig elected 6/09 & filled seat vacated by Jen Schulenberg (term ending in 2010)
**  Lobo elected 6/09 & filled seat vacated by Dianna Kluzak (term ending in 2011)
***  Russler appointed 12/09 to seat vacated by Mike Kohser (term ending in 2011)

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT JUNE 2009 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Denise Boulay, Bob Gilbertson, Rodger Kluzak
Pete Fettig & Diana Lobo were elected and filled seats with terms ending in 2010 & 2011, respectively


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2008 – 2009:

Keith Kluzak  (president)
Larry Klante  (vice president and, as of ~3/09, treasurer)
Denise Klokow  (secretary)
Sue Boulay  (appointed ~12/08 to replace Scott Selkirk; term expires summer 2009)
Dianna Kluzak  (resigned ~12/08; seat open until filled by Lobo at 6/09 annual meeting)
Mike Kohser
Jen Schulenberg
Fred Wenthe

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT JULY 2008 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Denise Klokow, Dianna Kluzak, Mike Kohser


BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2007 – 2008:

Jen Schulenberg  (president)
Fred Wenthe  (vice president)
Dianna Kluzak  (treasurer)
Kevin Boulay
Matt Boulay
Larry Klante
Keith Kluzak
Mark Mathews
Scott Selkirk

BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED AT SUMMER 2007 ASSOCIATION MEETING:
Keith Kluzak, Jen Schulenberg, Fred Wenthe

OFFICERS

Below are lists of association officers going back a few years.  If anyone has records going back further than this, please get in touch with a current board member.

PRESIDENT
2017-18: Dale Petelinsek
2016-17:  Dale Petelinsek
2015-16:  Dale Petelinsek
2014-15:  Dale Petelinsek
2013-14:  Dale Petelinsek
2012-13:  Dale Petelinsek
2011-12:  Denise Klokow
2010-11:  Denise Klokow
2009-10:  Keith Kluzak
2008-09:  Keith Kluzak
2007-08:  Jen Schulenberg

VICE PRESIDENT
2017-18:  Dean Sunderlin
2016-17:  Dean Sunderlin
2015-16:  Dean Sunderlin*
2014-15:  Karen Appeldoorn
2013-14:  Karen Appeldoorn
2012-13:  Karen Appeldoorn
2011-12:  Denise Boulay
2010-11:  Denise Boulay
2009-10:  Fred Wenthe
2008-09:  Larry Klante
2007-08:  Fred Wenthe
* Karen Appeldoorn served in this position until resigning in September 2015.  Dean Sunderlin took over this position on October 12, 2015.

SECRETARY
2017-18:  Jason Wood
2016-17:  [open]
2015-16:  Sandy Russler
2014-15:  Sandy Russler
2013-14:  Sandy Russler
2012-13:  Sandy Russler  (started in 2/13 to replace Denise Klokow, who resigned in 12/12)
2011-12:  Keith Kluzak
2010-11:  Bob Gilbertson
2009-10:  Denise Klokow
2008-09:  Denise Klokow

TREASURER
2017-18:  Jim Vogal
2016-17:  Bob Gilbertson
2015-16:  Bob Gilbertson
2014-15:  Bob Gilbertson
2013-14:  Bob Gilbertson
2012-13:  Bob Gilbertson
2011-12:  Bob Gilbertson
2010-11:  Bob Gilbertson
2009-10:  Bob Gilbertson
2008-09:  Larry Klante  (replaced Dianna Kluzak in ~3/09)
2007-08:  Dianna Kluzak


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