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Membership Benefits

Your membership helps to protect the Hutchins Lake ecosystem, natural beauty, and enjoyment for generations to come.

The HLIA does this through:

  • Water Quality Monitoring - The HLIA monitors water quality to inform action needed to preserve and protect the lake ecosystem.

  • Education - The HLIA educates the community on conservation, boating safety, water safety, and riparian property ownership.

  • Communication - The HLIA brings riparian issues to the attention of members and governmental entities.

  • Quarterly Meetings - The HLIA holds quarterly meetings to discuss and take action on issues that affect the lake.

  • Community Building - The HLIA builds community with social events and communication.

  • Invasive Species Control - The HLIA works with 3rd party entities to control invasive aquatic plants and organisms.

Your member benefits include:

  • A voice and voting rights at the HLIA annual meeting

  • Email updates about important events, conservation, boating safety, and helpful resources for riparian property owners

  • The HLIA membership directory

  • A discounted subscription to The Michigan Riparian Magazine (optional)

  • Membership dues are tax deductible

Join or Update Profile

If you are joining for the first time, submit the form below to join, and then follow the instructions in the Pay Membership Dues section of this page.

If you are renewing and your contact information has NOT changed, you can skip to the Pay Membership Dues section of this page.

If you are renewing and need to update your contact information, submit only the required information on the form below.  Then click the link that will be displayed above the form to update your profile.  You will be emailed a link to update your profile.  After updating your profile, return to this page, and then follow the instructions in the Pay Membership Dues section of this page.

See Membership Bylaw for Voting Member eligibility requirements.

Pay Membership Dues

Use the “Pay Membership Dues” button that corresponds with the desired membership level below to pay your membership dues.  The “HLIA Riparian Annual Membership” is the best value and includes a discounted subscription to The Michigan Riparian Magazine.

HLIA Riparian Annual Membership

$40.00

Your membership helps to protect the Hutchins Lake ecosystem, natural beauty, and enjoyment for generations to come.  This includes water quality monitoring, invasive species control, conservation education, and more.

The HLIA Riparian Annual Membership level includes:

  • Voter rights at the HLIA annual meeting

  • Email updates about important events, conservation, boating safety, and helpful resources for riparian property owners

  • The HLIA membership directory

  • A discounted subscription to The Michigan Riparian Magazine

Clicking the button below will take you to our Stripe checkout page, where you can make a secure payment.

HLIA Annual Membership

$35.00

Your membership helps to protect the Hutchins Lake ecosystem, natural beauty, and enjoyment for generations to come.  This includes water quality monitoring, invasive species control, conservation education, and more.

The HLIA Annual Membership level includes:

  • Voter rights at the HLIA annual meeting

  • Email updates about important events, conservation, boating safety, and helpful resources for riparian property owners.

  • The HLIA membership directory

Clicking the button below will take you to our Stripe checkout page, where you can make a secure payment.

If you would prefer to pay by check, please submit the registration form above, and then mail a check payable to HLIA to:

Denise Grimaldi
PO Box 656
Fennville, MI 49408

If you have any questions about or issues with the registration or payment process, please submit an inquiry via our Contact Form.

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.

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

Request an HLIA Membership Directory

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