This is "ILA NEWS" January 24, 2021

Meet Your ILA Board of Directors for 2021

Matt Shelly - President - ILA.President2@gmail.com - 214-673-2262

Hanna Beauchamp - VP - ILA.1st.Vice.President@gmail.com - 972-986-1242

Jennifer D'Souza - VP - ILA.2nd.Vice.President@gmail.com - 214-707-2253

Sandra White - Treasurer - ILA>Treasurer@gmail.com - 214-763-9733

Ann Chittatil - Secretary - ILA.Secretary@gmail.com - 214-755-1835

ILA Outgoing President Statement

By Greg Hoffmann


When I first moved to this beautiful lake, it was sparsely developed. MacArthur Blvd was a two-lane, barely paved road. The end of the development was next to my driveway. Lakeshore Drive didn’t exist. I have lived on Lake Vilbig for over 35 years, and I have seen it grow and change. And with each passing year, it has gotten better. When I first moved here were very few plants, trees, or wildlife to be found in most parts of the lake. It has become home to hundreds of species of birds, animals, fish, and plant life. You, the ILA members, have made Lake Vilbig a sparkling gem in the middle of the 4th largest metropolitan area of the United States. You are to be commended for this accomplishment.


The ILA corporation has forged and nurtured a significant partnership with the City of Irving and has gained our city leaders and staff's respect. The ILA has many opportunities to better this community and, therefore, better the City of Irving in which it resides. Individually, you may accomplish some things, but only collectively working in cooperation with one another for the benefit of this lake, you will continue to make Lake Vilbig the best community one could wish to live in.


As the outgoing President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you, the ILA members, for the support and trust you have given me in these capacities. It has been my honor and privilege to have served this corporation and this community as your leader. I would like to especially thank the various Board members who have assisted in this corporation's leadership capacity and community.


I have offered my services, knowledge, and assistance to the incoming Board of Directors to make a smooth and efficient transition. I will continue to help serve this community and corporation in any capacity that I may be asked to and be able to.


Board of Directors


Monday, January 4, 2020, Meeting Minutes


Attendees: John Mikalik, Ann Chittatil, Hanna Beauchamp, Greg Hoffmann Sandra White.


Visitors: Jennifer D’Souza, Matt Shelley


Call to order: 6:06 pm.


Items for discussion:


New Business:


Bills to Pay:


Lake Maintenance for December (approved via emails)


Annual meeting costs (approved via emails)


D&O Insurance – approved with signatures


Property & School Taxes – all approved with signatures


Financial update


Delinquent accounts, balance sheet, P&L


Ten outstanding accounts; five with liens; 1 lien pending release


Year-End Financial summary


Year-end assets are down by 1.5%


Upcoming expenses – General Liability Insurance due in April and small fees for website upgrade and maintenance


2021 budget. Need Finance Committee meeting for budget


Allocations based on 2020 expenses


Preparations for the annual meeting – January 14th at 7 pm via Zoom


Review the procedure and flow for the annual meeting


Need elections committee to tabulate the vote (Proxies). To be done at the Corporate headquarters (currently 1204 Garden Terrace Drive). ILA Board will meet at Greg’s house along with the Elections Committee.


Greg will prepare the official documents needed for the meeting.


Increase to the annual assessment to be Proposed at Annual Meeting with vote via mail. Bylaw, 66 2/3 % of the membership must approve the increase.


Update of the Membership survey responses.


Ann will compile survey results.


Results to be shared at Annual Meeting.


Update on the web site improvements and social media apps


The website will be complete this week.


Board will review via Zoom.


Open discussion


The ILA received a Charitable Contribution email.


Someone on the lake would like to make a charitable donation to help others who are struggling to pay their annual dues.


Board recommended we wait until the end of the month to identify those who have not paid 2021 dues.


Purchase two 2-terabyte external backup drives for ILA laptops


ILA needs to create a contact list


Greg averages 20 hours per week doing ILA work. Greg recommends finding one person to do all the bookkeeping and account reconciliation for continuity.


Set up an email address for ILA President and both VP’s.


Change all personal email addresses to ILA email addresses and use them exclusively for ILA business only.


Greg handed out the ILA handbooks.


Old Business:


Committee Updates:


Rules Committee (Linda Mikalik Chair) – need to establish fines and penalties.


Social Committee (John Mikalik Chair)


Environmental Committee (Jerry Skotak)


Bass Club (Tony Saltarski President)


Park Committee (John Mikalik Chair)


Communications (John Mikalik Chair) – updated as above.


Elections Committee (Iris Dillon Chair) – need to verify availability to meet.


Finance Committee (Sandy White). - need to go over finances and budget for 2021.


Woman’s Club (Joanne Hoffmann Chair)


Adjourned: 8:00 pm


Next Board Meeting:


When: Jan 14, 2021 – 7:00 pm - Annual Meeting of Members


Where: Greg’s House


The Tom Root Memorial Bass Club Banquet - On Hold


Anyone wishing to Place an Ad in the ILA News for 2021, contact John Mikalik - jrm0144@gmail.com.

Throw Back to 2015

From Greg Hoffmann


President of the Irving Lake Association, Inc.


The Irving Lake Association, Inc. is YOUR association. You elect 5 of your neighbors to the Board of Directors to manage YOUR association. These 5 people put in a lot of time and effort to make this community a better place. There is a multitude of issues within YOUR association that need your input, efforts, and consensus. The ILA needs your involvement. There are many opportunities for you to get involved. Please join one (or more) of the ILA committees. Each has several opening:


Finance - Review and guide for the ILA’s financial matters. The committee assures internal controls, independent audits, and financial analysis for the organization.


Nomination - Make nominations for election to the board of directors.


Rules - Review the Easement Restrictions and ILA Bylaws for consistency, validity, and reasonableness, keeping the membership’s rights and enjoyment of Lake Vilbig foremost in mind


Bass Club - Fellowship, competition, & improving bass fishing are the club's top priorities with cookouts, tournaments, environmental maintenance, & fish and forage stocking year-round.


Social – Plan, organize, and execute community parties and events to increase camaraderie.


Park - Plan, maintain, improve and manage Cypress Cove Park.


Environmental - Monitor and improve the environmental well-being of Lake Vilbig. Utilizing the Texas and Urban Watch programs and provide Lake Vilbig residents and the local authorities with environmental news and information concerning our lake.


2021 ILA Events


February 1 - ILA Board Meeting

February - On Hold- The Tom Root Memorial Bass Club Banquet


March 1 - ILA Board Meeting

March 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

March 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick



June 7 - ILA Board Meeting

June 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

June 12 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick - (David Kern Memorial)


July 3 - The Blake Casbeer Kids Classic

July 5 - ILA Board Meeting

July 8 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

July 10 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick


August 2 - ILA Board Meeting

August 12 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

August 14 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pic - Bill (Bill Grigsby Memorial)


September 6 - ILA Board Meeting

September 9 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

September 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick

September 18 - Lake Cleanup - 8:00am - 12:00pm

September 25 - Vilbig Bass Club Couples Tournament


October 4 - ILA Board Meeting

October 14 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting - 7:30 pm

October 16 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Doubles Draw

October 23 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - The Classic


November 1 - ILA Board Meeting

November 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting 7:30 pm

November 13 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament - Pick


December 6 - ILA Board Meeting

December 9 - Vilbig Bass Club Meeting & Christmas Party

December 11 - Vilbig Bass Club Tournament – Pic - (Marcus Boudreaux Memorial)


Prayers Request


George Chirayil


Birthdays

February


2/6 Sandra Cole

2/6 Jaxson Phillips

2/8 Kristi Wooddell

2/9 Bear Denton

2/10 Brad Dale

2/12 Kathy Nagel

2/13 Kelly Smith

2/17 Joanne Hoffmann


If you would like to add someone to the prayer request or have a Birthday you wish to recognize, send an email to John Mikalik - jrm0144@gmail.com to be added.


Crime Summary Beat 36


THEFT

17XX Block of RUSDELL DR, IRVING, TX

Jan 19, 2021, at 11:30 am


THEFT

18XX Block of SPANISH TR, IRVING, TX

Jan 21, 2021, at 9:30 am


MENTAL HEALTH INCIDENT

13XX Block of GARDEN TERRACE DR, IRVING, TX

Jan 21, 2021, at 4:44 pm



Free Youth and Family Counseling Services


The Irving Family Advocacy Center (FAC) offers free telehealth counseling services for victims of crime, domestic violence, and families with high-risk juveniles in a family, couple, or individual therapy setting, as well as education classes.


Group counseling and education classes are offered for parenting, overcoming domestic violence, trauma from crime victimization, child abuse, and others. Counseling Services are available by applying at IrvingFAC.com.


Domestic violence victims can call the FAC's Victim Services unit 8 a.m. to 5 pm., Monday - Friday, at (972) 721-6560 for assistance.


More information available at IrvingFAC.com

Irving's Got Talent Audition Deadline

is Feb. 5

Free Irving Neighborhood Cookbook

Employment Opportunities with

City of Irving

AROUND TOWN

Irving Animal Services


This month's spay/neuter and vaccination clinics.


Irving Public Library


NEA Big Read kicks off Jan. 23 with a drive-thru fiesta.


Parks and Recreation


Auditions open for Irving's Got Talent teen show.


Think Green Be Green


Next Home Chemical Collection Recycling Event Feb. 27.


Irving Arts Center


New artwork on display at Main Street Plaza.

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