BLA 35th Annual Meeting a great success

Thank you, Birch Lake Association members for making our 35th Annual Meeting a tremendous success. We had a record turnout! The food was fantastic, the generously donated prizes were greatly appreciated. While Mark Glende passed on the baton to Paul Blomgren, we would be amiss if we didn't once again give our grateful accolades Mark. 

With a sunny outlook here are a few words from our new president:

I wanted to quickly introduce myself and express how excited I am to be serving you as President of the Birch Lake Association!                                                                                           
My name is Paul Blomgren. I grew up in West St. Paul, MN, but I have been on Birch Lake since I was lucky enough to marry into the Harrington family in 2000. Our house in Hackensack is on Murray Ave. My wife Lynne, a past BLA President, and I spend time up here throughout the year with our son (James – 14 years) and daughter (Mimi – 10 years).  I love to fish bass and can frequently be seen in Miller-Turtle-Mud-Back-Entire (ask me about that sometime…) Bay in smaller Birch Lake.  I can be identified by the (stylish?) gaiter covering my face, and I would love for you to say ‘hi’ if you see me! 
I have previously served in this role, but I am more excited than ever to take over after the tremendous momentum Mark Glende created. We are going to miss his amazing creative energy. One of his many legacies is that the membership has grown to 193 at last count!! That is absolutely amazing. Thank you, Mark!! 
My favorite aspect of the Association is the sense of community it creates. The more members we have, the stronger a community we foster. So, the mission I ask you to join me in is: 
Spread the word. Ask one neighbor if they are a Birch Lake Association member.  If they aren’t, direct them to
I look forward to working with you over the next two years and I hope to see you on OUR Birch Lake or Poquet Lake! 
Paul Blomgren – President, Birch Lake Association