Help the KLA Promote and Protect Kangaroo Lake
Eligibility of Membership
You are eligible for membership in the Kangaroo Lake Association, Inc. if you own property within one mile of Kangaroo Lake. If the property is owned jointly, only one person is entitled to vote. If you own a fractional interest in the property, only one of the co-owners is entitled to vote. If you own time sharing interests in a property you are not eligible to join the association. The property owner may designate a family member to share the membership with the owner but only one person may vote.
Benefits of Membership
The most important reason to be/become a member of the Kangaroo Lake Association (KLA) is “being part of something larger than ourselves.” The KLA mission is:
“preserve and protect Kangaroo Lake and its surroundings and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety and aesthetic values of Kangaroo Lake, as a natural resource and as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations.”
We can help fulfill this mission as individuals or with our family. But together, we can make a greater difference. We don’t “own” Kangaroo Lake. We are special stewards of our lake. The definition of steward is: “one who manages another’s property, finances, or other affairs," (American Heritage College Dictionary). Over the years, we have learned so much from experts and knowledgeable professionals and volunteers inside and outside our KLA - information many of us would not learn as individuals.
It is not a surprise that we who own or live on the lake or near the lake, have a special passion for the changing beauty we experience when we spend time “on the lake.” We have observed what the lake was like before development and use of the lake increased over the years. We search for the goal of maintaining a healthy lake and eco-system for all.
We renew our membership by paying nominal dues annually. We receive newsletters, special educational papers, and attend meetings that help us grow in our knowledge of the lake. Additionally, membership ensures the opportunity to participate in member-only social events, to provide input to the KLA Board through association meetings, as well as to volunteer for various committees or for the opportunity to serve on the board.
Membership information that is password protected and changed annually is available on the membership page of our website, e.g., contact information with the KLA’s Board of Directors, other members, past newsletters, KLA business details such as meeting dates, agenda, volunteer opportunities and special membership news.
Our most satisfying goal would be to have everyone with property on the lake or within one mile, be an active member of the KLA. Together, we can fulfill our mission.
Consider a Donation
The Kangaroo Lake Association is a private, not for profit, 501 (c) (3) organization exempted from federal taxes. Any contribution is deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you are interested in making a donation, you can contact [email protected] for details on how and where to send your contribution.
The KLA uses its funds to promote the mission of the organization:
“Preserve and protect Kangaroo Lake and its surroundings and to enhance the water quality, fishery, boating safety and aesthetic values of Kangaroo Lake, as a natural resource and as a public recreational facility for today and for future generations.”
Most grants that we would seek require matching funds in order to be eligible. The Board of Directors approves any use of charitable donations and no financial benefit is given to any officer or director of the KLA.