In 2020 Income overall for the BRC Portion of the Club increased by 4.3% and expenses also increased by 7%. Property taxes raised 82% from $46,199.72 to $84,112.40 annually due to a change in the multiplier for Open Space parcels. This was not due to a change in assessments, and after consulting attorneys, there was no avenue for an appeal. I would like to remind Members that you may now pay your Dues online; please refer to the insert in this year’s mailings. If you choose to mail your payment with your dues information sheet, it must be postmarked by March 1st, 2021. Keep in mind that the last two weeks of February will be drop off only for Dues. All dues are processed in the order they are received and will be mailed to you promptly. I would also like to thank Mary, Lois, and Kilee as well as Scott and the Area Crew for all their hard work this past year. Please keep the Club clean, refrain from speeding, and keep in mind that this is a Family Club and please conduct yourselves accordingly. Dan Belcher, Administration Director
As the first year of Board of Director and in charge of the beach, considering the pandemic situation this year, we had a good productive year. I am incredibly pleased with our accomplishments at the beach under these circumstances. I would like to thank the following people;
The Board of Directors who have work extremely hard to keep our club clean, safe, and enjoyable for our membres. Even under this stressful pandemic time, they do a great job;
Scott Favero and the Area Crew who were a tremendous help with projects and all around maintenance at the beach;
Mary and all the office staff for their continuous help and support throughout the year;
Deb and her cleaning crew for keeping the beach and shower houses clean and ready for use;
The lifeguards for battling through this challenging year;
The Coal City Fire Department divers for coming out and diving to replace anchors for our trampoline and rafts prior to opening the beach this year;
Two fellow members personally, Tom Nevel and Jamie Bradley, for donating their time to help set up the beach, goose lines, and to remove seaweed from the water.
The projects that were accomplished this year;
Move and replace the outdoor clean off shower to a more convenient and safe location;
Remove the rusy worn out chain link fence and replace with new cedar split rail fence;
Re painting of the beach wall;
Removed and repaired the two yellow shallow water slides;
The major project which needed to be done this year was the new roof put on the beach house/pavilion.
We were able to keep the beach in operation and running far longer than any other beach in our area. It has been my privilege serving as the 2020 Beach Director. I hope everyone stays healthy and safe and look forward to a great 2021 season.
Sincerely, Troy Ehringer, Sr.
Greetings BRC Members, I hope this message finds you all safe and healthy. This year certainly proved to be a very unusual year with the pandemic going on but we did the best we could with the circumstances we were faced with. I would like to thank Lois Garrett for all her help with the Concession Stand this year as well as all the girls that helped keep it up and running when we were able to. I would also like to thank Debbie Esparza and her cleaning crew for all their hard work throughout the year. They do a really good job keeping our facilities clean for all of us Members. Thank you for a job well done. In closing I would like to remind everyone please don't litter and don't speed in our Club. Finally, I would like to thank all the Members and fellow Board Members that supported me while I was on the Board of Directors.
Respectfully Submitted, Dan Koslowski, Concession Director
Fishing - 2020
We started off the 2020 season building a bunch of structures and placing them in various lakes around the club which is crucial to the progression of getting these lakes where they need to be. Even during covid we were able to have the annual trout opener and I was even able to get some super big trout which I think the members really liked! It was nice to see the members out of the house enjoying some fishing.. A lot of fish distributors weren’t very certain during the beginning of covid if they were even going to be able to bring us fish but we got very lucky and were able to stock around $54,000.00 worth of fish without a hitch including some very very nice perch from over by Lake Erie! It was a bummer to not be able to have the kids fishing derby due to the restrictions that were in place at the time but we’re looking forward to hopefully being able to have the tournament again in 2021! Remember if you had a son/daughter that missed the age eligibility because of covid this year they will be able to fish in it one more time if we have the contest in 2021. Herman brothers lake survey came out this year also and shocked a few of the lakes all the survey info is on the club website so feel free to look into that. The ultimate goal for years to come is to increase structure in these lakes really cut down on the stunted bass and just get these lakes to where they can really sustain and reproduce nice healthy fish each year, I think we’re on the right track but it takes everyone even as members to help out. If you see someone taking undersized fish or over their limits please do the right thing and let a director or fishing council member know. Lastly I’d like to thank everyone on the fishing council for all their help with stocking fish/ cleaning up lakes and etc as well as the board directors for always willing to help out whenever needed! Please remember to obey the fishing limit/size guidelines and always watch your speed in the club when traveling from lake to lake! Tyler Geiss, Fishing Director
For 2020 the Roads Council raised two spots on Outer Drive that had water flowing across the road. One of those spots we raised five feet to ensure there would not be another issued. We also spread grindings on the Outer Drive from the Pines to the Toboggan Hill. We fixed a few potholes in the tar and chip roads with cold patch. Shoulder stone was also spread along some of the tar and chip roads to help hold up the edges. We were able to pour a concrete pad for the dump station at Deer Park; replace a broken square of sidewalk at Deer Park restrooms; and poured a concrete patch across the road up by the gate. I would like to thank Scott and the Area Crew, Mary and Lois in the Office, and the Directors for all of their hard work. Special thanks to Justen and Bud for all their help throughout the year.
Due to COVID it was not a good year for Club activities. We were forced to cancel our Club Picnic and Fireworks among many other activities. We hope to make these bigger and better in 2021. We did have a band and a couple DJ nights. We also added a golf cart parade that was very successful. We hope to be back to normal activities next year. I would like to thank my wife Amy and LuAnn Bolatto for their continued and endless support of my Council. I would also like to thank Dan Koslowski for his 6 years of service to our Board and Mary and Lois for all their help with my Council.
Mike Foster, Membership & Activities Director
Pro Shop -2020
Before the golf season started we had a little remodeling project. We opened up more space for seating and installed a small bar. Unfortunately we all know that Covid crisis started in the spring. No indoor seating hurt sales in the pro shop. Play was minimal in April and May, no golf carts. In June, when restrictions were eased play picked up dramatically and continued throughout the rest of the golf season. We received may compliments on the remodel which everyone seemed to enjoy for the short time indoor seating was allowed. We had to cancel, move & reschedule events. We were able to get most of the events in even though many of them had to be scaled back due to restrictions. I liked to thank Director Belcher and his crew for all the work on the remodel project and also Shane Fitzpatrick for the plumbing. Thanks to Lois and the Pro shop staff for a job well done. Thanks to the golf course crew as well. Lastly I would like to thank the members for making 2020 a good year. Rich Friddle Pro Shop Director