2019 has been a very successful year for the Booster Club thus far. Here is an update of what has been going on:
Our annual member drive is sent out at the beginning of
each year. This year we have received
$25,360, which has surpassed our 2018 goal by 20%. And there are additional donations still
being received! Each $100 donation
earned a “LOVE THE LAKE ….MOVING
FORWARD” tee shirt, 2019 colored gray.
We have emailed donors, yet there are still some who have not claimed
their shirts-please contact me at email@example.com
to make arrangements to get the membership shirts you ordered. We ordered extra shirts to sell at Family
Reunion, they went very quickly, although there are some 2XL sizes left for
sale at the Marina. We thank all those
who donate each year and our new donators.
It is a fine way to help the Association bridge the gap between what is
needed/wanted and what our dues pay for.
Any donations can be sent to Indian Hills Booster Club, 17 Indian Hills
Drive, Cuba, MO. 65453, with Booster Club on the front of the envelope.
We started the year with our popular Bunco night. Just a fun evening, neighbors getting out and
getting together during the winter.
Music at the Marina – May 31 was a great success. The DuBois’, Brakefields, McGuirks, Walkers
and Rohal’s got together and planned/executed a free event focused on bringing
the community together. The music was
Gavin M – and all enjoyed a beautiful night.
Family Reunion, June 15th was an incredible success and will be
summarized below. We have been
brainstorming about future events. If
you have some ideas of what you would like to see, please contact me or attend
a Booster Club Meeting.
A very visible project sponsored by the Booster Club has
been the electronic sign at the Community Center. In the spring, with member Kevin Newbern’s
help, we upgraded the software on the sign.
We paid for this upgrade by selling advertisements to local vendors. The right side of the sign is vendor’s
advertisements, the left side is the current IH news/announcements and member’s
ads. Please make sure you slow down,
read the sign and support these Premier sponsors so that we can encourage
future ads. The Premier sponsors are
also listed on ILPOA’s new website. We
also allow Members to rent space on the sign.
You can wish your friends and family a Happy Birthday, Anniversary,
Welcome, etc.! The fee for this is $25 for a simple ad for three days. The software is limited, so any additional
work needed for a slide could cost up to $45/three days. Call me at 314 713 2172 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to rent an
ad. A special thanks to Mike Schaefer
who has become our sign guru.
The 2019 Family Reunion outshined all of our
expectations. The members of the Booster
Club really went all out and worked tirelessly to make this a very successful
event! We tried some new things, an
on-line auction, lunch with the Eberle’s, taking credit cards, a bakery, etc.
along with the tried and true Hitzeman lunch, silent auction, golf, malts,
etc.-it was all fantastic! We had
outside vendors approach us wanting to participate. The Ladies Aux started us out the night
before with an incredible Ice Cream Social that set the family tone for the
rest of the Reunion. The Rt 66 Parrot
Head Club brought musician Dave Bennett and a tiki bar for the afternoon. Sheriff Layman was there along side the
Neighborhood Watch booth to talk with our members. The kids activities included games, water
races and a fire truck and pumper. The
Eberle boys did their golf tournament.
150 people bought the Limited 2019 Love the Lake Commemorative
Sunglasses. The center of the activity
was the Auction. Our members bid on
various donated baskets, tickets, bikes, quilts, games etc. Special thanks to Laurie Kraft who led the
auction and made it an unbelievable success!
What a great way to bring this community together. There were times that it was difficult to
walk around in the Community Center as it was so well attended, even during the
Blues parade, which was playing on the tv!
Thank you to every Booster Club Member who worked so hard, thank you to
every person that donated to the auction, and thank you to every IH member that
attended and supported the Family Reunion.
We took in $10,865.70 for the event, and after expenses – we netted
So we work hard to bring in money, where does the money
go? Here is a list of approved projects
thus far in 2019:
*New bigger, brighter Street Signs to replace the old,
faded street signs.
- Stocking the lake with fish
- New Tires for Maintenance Vehicles
- Installation of a New Water Softener at the Community Center
- New Backpack Blower And Weed Eater
- $1500 towards outfitting the Water Patrol Boat
- Phase II of Street Sign Replacement
- Two Way Radios for Association
The members of the Booster Club meet monthly to discuss
and vote on how we will allocate the money.
There has been an incredible amount of donations since
the inception of the Booster Club.
Between the years of 2005 though 2016, approximately $60k was donated
for too many items to list. Some
donations in recent years include the security cameras at the front entrance, a
copy machine at the office, Corporate Embosser, etc.
Future projects being discussed:
- Landscaping/upgrades to the gate after hardscaping complete, upgrade to cameras – other security cameras in additional areas.
So there are great things going on at the Booster
Club. We are currently taking in 10% of
the total income of Indian Hills. Please
consider joining us. We work hard, but
have a lot of FUN doing it! We meet
every third Saturday of the month at 9 am at the Community Center.
Mary Beth Huffman
President Indian Hills Booster Club