Membership Benefits

The HLIA, through its leadership who are residents invested in the lake, works to keep Hutchins Lake a wonderful resource that property owners on or around the lake can enjoy.  The HLIA does this in several ways:

  • Education - The HLIA promotes education about water quality, environmental quality and water safety.

  • Lake Welfare - The HLIA supports issues that concern the welfare of the lake, including working to maintain the quality of the water resources safe for swimming and conducive to their renewal.

  • Lake Data Collection - The HLIA supports measurements and evaluation of data of the lake so that decisions and actions of the HLIA will benefit the lake and watershed.

  • Communication - The HLIA brings issues of interest affecting the lake residents and users to the attention of governmental entities.

  • Fun - The HLIA endeavors to bring those who live and play on the lake into closer community by sponsoring several fun events throughout the summer.

With your membership you receive:

  • Voice and voter rights at the HLIA Annual Meeting

  • Email updates about upcoming events, lost and found items, boating safety, and conservation.

  • Optional subscription to The Michigan Riparian magazine

  • HLIA membership directory

Become a Member

To become a member or renew your membership, please submit the form below.

After submitting the form, please mail a check for $30 payable to HLIA to:

Denise Grimaldi
PO Box 656
Fennville, MI 49408

Please make sure that the First Name, Last Name, and Email Address that you specify on the form below appears on your check.

HLIA members can request an HLIA Membership Directory by clicking the button below.  You can also contact your District Director to request it.  District Directors are listed on our Contact Page.  Note that your membership must be current to receive a directory.

Request an HLIA Membership Directory

HLIA Membership Bylaw

Article III – Membership

Section 1 – Voting membership in the HLIA will be limited to riparian property owners on the lake and persons who own property with legal access to the lake, all of whom are current with membership dues.

Section 2 – There will be allowed one voting membership per property ownership, regardless of the number of properties owned.

Section 3 – All voting members described above may attend and have privilege of the floor at any meetings of the HLIA as a whole, and of making motions and voting, but have only one vote per membership per property ownership.

Section 4 – For persons not meeting voting membership eligibility, a non-voting associate membership will be provided such persons with a stated and determined interest in the objectives of the HLIA, and which any non-voting associated membership will have been approved by the Board of Directors, and will have paid the current year’s dues. Associate members will be granted floor privileges at regular meetings, but will have no voting privileges.

Section 5 – The amount of the dues each year will be determined by the Board of Directors and submitted to the membership at the annual meeting to be effective for the following calendar year. The annual dues are payable to the treasurer starting on January 1st of each year.

Section 6 – The need for special collections will be determined by the Board of Directors and requested of the membership as the occasion demands.

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