Membership Dues Application
The Pokegama Lake Association (PLA) membership dues are $40.00 per household / year.
Please complete the application below and enter all Information for either a NEW or RENEWAL Application
Membership is open to everyone interested in the PLA goal of promoting the protection and improvement of Pokegama Lake.
After Submitting, please process your Annual Membership Dues payment of $40 by clicking the link below.
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If unable to use PayPal, send with a check payable to:
Pokegama Lake Association. Ununable to fill out Membership Application and Information form online, please download the form and mail to the following address. 2022 PLA Membership Application Form
Mail to:Mary Holmgren, Membership Chairperson
12243 Flanders Street NE Blaine, MN 55449
If you have questions, call Mary at (612) 481-2223
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We offer grants to many local charitable activities, schools, and students each year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We vote on whether to accept or deny funding for each application at open, general board meetings and the decision is solely based on the strength of the application. Funding limited to local activities in Pine, Kanabec, and Isanti Counties.
Our giving priorities are:Clean Water Providing for improving the quality of Lake Pokegama water, including issues of management of invasive plant species, chemical runoff from adjacent lands and streams, and Snake River overflow
Environmental Education Providing support in care for, education in, and stewardship of, the environment in Pine, Kanabec, and Isanti counties in MN.
Strong Community Providing support to the charities, community services, emergency services, and educational services in Pine, Kanabec, and Isanti counties in MN.
2018 – Grants Funded: $35,850 2019 – Grants Funded: $35,975 2020 – Grants Funded: Ongoing
Our Board of DirectorsOur highly effective board is responsible for strategic and financial decisions regarding the association’s activities.
I have lived full time on the lake for 10 years, and am dedicated to clean water, keeping the weeds out and maintaining our equipment in working conditions.
I have been self-employed most of my life, with training in the building trades, welding, fabrication, etc.,as well as having proudly served our country as a Navy Seabee.
I am a Minneapolis resident who has loved lake life since purchasing my family cabin in 2012. I am currently serving as the PLA Secretary and am proud to be a part of our mission and commitment to clean water
I joined the Pokegama Lake Association in 2012. The Association was looking for a new Treasurer for their two association banking accounts. I was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. I have a college degree in Accounting and have worked in the financial area for over 20 years. I moved to Pine City in 2008 from Moorhead, MN.
Tom Rice, President (612) 781-3101
Jack Swanson, Vice President (218) 380-0257
Luranne McLean, Secretary (612) 716-9022
Dennis Cheesebrow (651) 387-0827
Larry Eich (612) 868-1243
Tom Hollingsworth (651) 248-0569
John Hoyny (612) 644-4297
Bruce Phelps (507) 649-0474
Chuck Royce (320) 629-2805
Laurie Simonsen (952) 892-0425
Steve Simonsen (952) 334-4678
Connie Stone (612) 799-2955
Gambling – Laura Hollingsworth
Audit – Bruce Phelps (Chair), John Hoyny, Jake Jacobson, Luranne McLean, and Gene Olson
Building Management – Chuck and Pauline Royce, Tom Hollingsworth
Clothing – Bonnie Cheesebrow and Melody Fraser
Corn Booth – Scott and Sandy Jeanson
Donations – Chuck Royce and Tom Hollingsworth
Education – Marietta Jacobson
Freedom Fest – Tom Rice
Freshwater Fair – Lyn Johnson
Lake Improvement – Al Johnson
Membership – Mary Holmgren
Silent Auction – Marta Malone-Rice and Connie Stone
Social and Holiday Party – (Open)
Holiday Party SRWMB & DNR – Henry Fischer
Newsletter – Becky Gardner
Webpage – Dennis Cheesebrow
Weed Harvesting – Bruce Phelps
We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!