Elkhart Lake Improvement Association

ELIA Annual Meeting - Osthoff Resort

North End of the Conference Center

Friday, June 14th, 2024

5:30 p.m. 

Cash bar and Hors d’oeuvres for all new and renewing members

 Business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  

We hope to see you there. Bring a friend to join too! 

2024 ELIA Annual Members Meeting


5:30 PM Registration - Social Time / hors d’oeuvres

6:00 PM Welcoming Comments (Schott)

6:30 PM Meeting Call to Order (Schott)

 Roll call (Elias)

 Approval of agenda

 Review and approval of Minutes from 2023 Annual Meeting

 Public Comments from the Floor

 Treasurer’s Report (Boeldt) - Balance Sheet, 2024 Proposed Budget

 Budget review and approval

 Committee Reports

 Nominating Committee (Froh)

 Election of Board Members

 Ecology Committee:

 Aquatic Invasives/Clean Boats Clean Water (Hanlon)

 Water Quality (Elias)

 Public Outreach (Strigenz)

 Website Update (Boeldt)

Intermission – 15 Minutes

Program – Lake Management Plan (Sofen / Elias)

Questions / Closing Comments


ELIA’s ‘Keep Elkhart Blue’ Summer Popup Webstore Now Open

Click "Here" to check it out! 

ELIA’s ‘Keep Elkhart Blue’ Summer Popup Webstore runs from May 19th through June 19th. We have many new items, along with past favorites, available to order right here

Recent Surveys show 70% support for restrictions on wake-enhanced boating as a mandate.

Paul Smith of the Milwuakee Journal Sentinel published an article on the subject appearing in the paper on May 2, 2024.  It leaves no doubt about how strong a majority of state residents feel on the subject.  "Click Here" to read the whole article.

Elia Board Members Present at the WI Lakes and Rivers Convention

Sarah Majerus and Kevin Sofen presented information on ELIA's 10-year plan of action for lake improvement and water quality.  The conference was held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Stevens Point on April 10th - 12th.  To view the slide show presentation "Click Here"

Elkhart Lake Receives DNR GRants

Elkhart Lake was a recipient when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently announced approximately $6 million in grant funding to lake organizations, nonprofit organizations and municipal and county governments throughout Wisconsin.


Of the 428 applicants, 207 programs totaling around $6 million were selected this year (2024) by the DNR for the annual awards.


Funding, which includes Healthy Lakes and Rivers grants as well as support for the Clean Boats, Clean Waters and Lake Monitoring and Protection Network programs, will be used to help restore and protect the state’s surface water resources in 2024 and beyond.


Under the grant funding, the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association (ELIA) will receive funding of $1,950 for our Clean Boats-Clean Water program and ELIA will work with the Sheboygan County’s Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership which was given two $10,000 grants: one directed towards improvements to Elkhart Lake’s Neuses Bay Tributary, and the other to study phosphorus loading at Elkhart Lake.

True or False?

Q:  I am over 18 years old so I can drive any boat or PWC without a boating safety certificate?

A:  False

Boat Safety Education

Persons required to have successfully completed a boater education course must carry their boater education certificate on board and make it available upon request by a law enforcement officer.  

For more information on the boating safety rules "Click Here".

Our Mission

The Elkhart Lake Improvement Association (ELIA) mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the general welfare of the lake and the safety of those who use it. Founded in 1964, ELIA is a volunteer-run, member-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Our Organization has been protecting Elkhart Lake since 1964. Over the years, the lake has faced many threats to its beautiful blue waters. While the Lake has seen changes, our commitment to Keep Elkhart Blue has not. 

Please help us to protect Elkhart Lake now and for generations to come by being part of the solution: become a member, volunteer, shop our store, donate.  Together, we keep Elkhart Lake blue.

Preserve. Promote. Enhance.


The aim of the Elkhart Lake Improvement Association is to encourage ownership and use of the surrounding lake community in ways that will not result in changes to the beauty, tranquility, and quality of the lake. If you want to support this mission, consider volunteering in one of our activity areas.

Our association is supported by member dues and donations.


Your donation helps us do important work in the community and keep Elkhart Lake beautiful (and blue!). If you’d like to support our cause, consider donating via credit card or PayPal or by using Amazon Smile and selecting The Elkhart Lake Improvement Association as your charitable organization to support when shopping online

It’s easy to become a member!


Either click on this link to PayPal or mail us your membership information and payment. If you are already a member, donations above annual Membership dues are tax deductible.

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