Meetings, Events, and Activities Scheduled

June 9-15, 2008

Biology of BI Sand Dunes Field Trip

There will be a field trip presented by Dr. Beth Leuck on Thursday, June 19, 2008, presented by CMU Biological Station and the BI Historical Society. This trip will take participants to Beaver Island's West Side for an exploration of extensive sand dunes. The origin, current status, and future of the sand dunes will be discussed, and the flora and fauna indigenous to these beautiful ecosystems will be sought and explained in ecological terms.

Some climbing of steep sandy inclines will be required. This event is limited to 30 participants, so make your reservation early by calling Pinky Harmon at 448-2461. The cost is $30 and includes lunch!

BI Summer Flora Field Trip

This field trip is sponsored by CMU Biological Station and the BI Historical Society. This trip will leave from the CMU Bio Station. It takes place on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. and is lead by Dr. Ed Leuck. This is a trip to a variety of habitats to locate and identify many of Beaver Island's beautiful summer flowers and other plant species. This field trip leaves from the Biological Station, and it costs $30, and includes lunch.

Please call Pinky Harmon at 448-2461 or the Print Shop at 448-2254 to sign up.

Beaver Island Fashion Show

This traditional event will take place at noon on July 9, 2008, at the Jim Gillingham Academic Center (CMU Auditorium). The tickets are on sale at the Beaver Boat-tique for $25.00. This even will benefit all three of the churches on Beaver Island: Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. James Episcopal Mission, and Beaver Island Christian Church.

Beaver Island Transportation Authority Meetings

The BITA meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month at the BITA Building across from the Beaver Island Boat Dock. The meeting time is noon.

Golfing Events

Mixed-Alternate Shot Golf Outing

This golf outing will take place on June 22, 2008, beginning at 2 p.m. There are three other dates for this kind of outing. they are July 27, August 17, and September 14. All will start at the same time, 2 p.m.

The format is as follows: Men drive on the odd numbered holes, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9. Women drive on the even numbered holes 2, 4, 6, and 8. The man and woman take turns with alternate shots until the ball is holed. Two teams tee off at each hole, so there is room for a total of 18 teams. This will be a shotgun start. The entry fee is $15 per team plus the cost of green fees if the player is not a Beaver Island Golf Course member. The prizes are based upon the total of the entry fees. First place team gets 40%, second place team gets 30%, third place team gets 20%, and fourth place team gets 10%. You may sign up by calling the golf course at 448-2301 or by using the signup sheets at the golf course. You may signup for any or all of the events at one time. Deadline for signup is noon on Friday before the event you wish to enter.

Fourth of July Golf Tournament

This tournament is taking place on July 3, 2008, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Island Golf Course. The entry fee is based upon whether you are a member of the golf course or not. Non-members entry fee is $44. Members entry fee is $26. The entry fee includes green fees, a t-shirt marking the occasion, lunch, and tee prize for all players. Early registration ends on June 20, 2008, and results in a $5 discount for non-members and $6 discount for members. Contact John Works, 448-2594, or Kevin Stipp (951)-453-1367, email at

Ladies' Golf Tournament

The Ladies' Golf Tournament will take place on July 19, 2008, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Beaver Island Golf Course. The event is a best-ball scramble with four person teams. You may fill out a registration form that can be found at the golf course. You can form your own teams or sign up and be assigned to a team. The cost of $20.00 for the tournament includes a catered lunch. As always, this does not include the green fees for non-members. The green fees are an additional $18 for nine holes for non-members.

Jerry Sowa Memorial Golf Outing

This golf outing will take place on August 1, 2008, beginning at 5 p.m. More information will be posted when available.

Beaver Island Electric Car Show Preview

The Island will host its first electric car show on Friday, June 27, 2008, and Saturday, June 28, 2008. Two mainland electric vehicle (EV) dealers will bring over a total of thirteen cars from four different manufacturers. The cars will be shown on the brick paver section in front of the the Shamrock and Harbour Market. More

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Softball Anyone?

Softball will be offered this year on Tuesdays in June and July. Ages: Incoming  9th graders thru adult are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Kerry Smith at 448-2601.

Bible Camp Coming This Summer

This camp is for all children who live on or are visiting Beaver Island with a variety of wholesome activities which will include music, crafts, games and age appropriate lessons focusing on Christian values and teaching children what life was like in the time of Jesus. Attendance is free. This is a great way for children to make new friends. All materials will be provided as well as daily snacks and a picnic lunch on the last day of the school. Currently scheduled for July 1-3, you can plan your vacation around these dates.

Parents interested in having their children attend the school should contact Deb Robert at 448-2048 or by email at .

Music, Art, and Drama Camp

MAD Camp will take place during the same week as Museum Week this coming July. The dates are July 21-25, 2008. You can get more information about this by going to their web site at

There are also applications available at the Beaver Island Community School office. Be sure to register early for the early registration discount.

Public Meeting on Phragmities Planned

Shoreline owners and interested individuals are asked to attend a public meeting on June 24, 2008 at the Peaine Township Hall at 7.p.m. This meeting is to discuss the proposed 2008 Phragmities Eradication Plan (Save Our Shores Program). A letter will be mailed on June 1st to all shoreline owners outlining this year's process. John Works, Peaine Township Supervisor, Don Vyse, St. James Township Supervisor, Brian Mastenbrook, DNR, and representatives from the Beaver Island Association (BIPOA) will be on hand to answer questions. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those property owners who reviewed the information on Phragmities and participated in the treatment program.

More information on Phragmities and treatment can be found at:

BIA (BIPOA) Plans Meeting

The Beaver Island Association (formally BIPOA) will hold their Annual Meeting on Monday, July 14, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peaine Township Hall.  Election of officers, Treasurer's report, committee reports and other business will be conducted. Open to the general public.