New and Events

New and Events

2024
Not all events are sponsored by MSLIA

  • Euchre Tournament – Saturday, January 20th at 6 PM – CEBIA Clubhouse
    We have made arrangements for a TV in case the Lions are playing! We will supply snacks and beverages. SIGN UP HERE

  • Winter Party – Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 at Twin Beach
  • Super Bowl Fundraiser Squares 2024
    • Raising funds for the Middle Straits Lake Fireworks display that is scheduled for Saturday, July 6th.  
    • Any squares not purchased and paid prior to kickoff go to MSLIA.  
    • $20 per square with equal payouts of $250 for all 4 quarters.
    • GET YOUR SQUARES HERE – Pay by PayPal to lakeboard@mslia.org
  • Bowling Fundraiser – Saturday, April 6th, 2024 – Wonderland Lanes – 8265 Richardson Rd Commerce Township, MI 48390

  • Golf Outing – Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 – Bay Pointe
    • 3rd Annual Funds Fore Fireworks Golf Outing located at Bay Pointe Golf Club.
  • Fireworks – Saturday, July 6th, 2024 – At dusk (close to 10 PM) GEN-X will begin lighting the fireworks barge. It will be located in the center of lake across from Bloomer Park. There will be a Sheriff boat patrolling to keep boats a safe distance away.
  • Weed harvesting – Is scheduled for the 3rd week in July – We kindly ask everyone to pull in their floating swim platforms to make navigation easier weed cutters. We also need full cooperation of Eldora property owners to make sure that we have all email addresses to notify the day of planned canal weeding. The harvester will not go down the canal if there are any boats due to a previous issue.
  • Fish Stocking – Fish Stocking for 2023 will consist of shiners and anything else that is acceptable. According to a DNR fish study several years ago, our fishery was healthy. We are also working on getting a new fish survey performed.
  • Dues Invoices – You should have received your annual dues invoice shortly after the first of the year. The board wants to thank everyone who pays their dues in a timely manner. MSLIA dues are not discretionary and are payable by all lakefront and unimpeded lake view lots as provided by P.A. 129 under which the MSLIA is incorporated.  We use the funds to further the health and safety of the lake for all, including fish stocking, water quality monitoring, invasive weed control and emergency response in the event of an environmental issue. At the Annual meeting on June 2nd, a proposal from the membership was passed to increase the dues for lakefront residents to $150 per year and to increase the dues for the golf course property proportionally to $3,590. Dues for lake associations in good standing and undeveloped lakefront residential lots were not affected. We have also finalized the liens for the top non-payors. For example if you have not paid your dues in 20 years, your principal balance would be $922, yet your penalties would add up to $7,492.36 (10% every 6 months) for a total of $8,469.36.  We have been very successful in recovering dues anytime a property changes hands or is refinanced.

ATTENTION: There is an added line located on your dues this year for donations towards the 2023 Middle Straits Lake Fireworks.

  • Lake Level Control – Middle Straits water level is maintained by a large pump located west of Newton Road that pumps water from the Huron River into Lower Straits which feeds up stream to Middle Straits Lake. This pump is maintained by Oakland County Water Resources Commission (WRC, formerly the Drain Commission) and its upkeep is paid by lakefront homeowners through a Special Assessment District which appears on your tax bill. This pump is over 50 years old but was fully refurbished over the 2017-2018 winter at a cost of approximately $26,000. This pump is able to push 4,500 gallons per hour, but it only can run when there is available water in the Huron River. Thankfully we have been receiving consistent rain to keep the lake level up.
    • The lake pump was repaired, but through a series of errors that rivals a Hollywood farce it is still not operating. After missing parts, making new parts that didn’t fit, replacing the housing with one too large for installation, and then reworking the pump pit to fit, the proper crane to reinstall the pump won’t be available until July 17. Oakland County Drain Commission is the entity overseeing this project.
  • Bay Pointe Update – Bay Pointe has been sold. Current plans are to keep the clubhouse, build a church on the buildable land at the Southwest corner of property, keep a 9 hole course and no plans to build any residential units.
  • Boat Launch – We have been asked if you see a company which appears to be using Bloomer Park Boat launch for commercial use (and not just dropping a boat for our neighbors), please take a picture and send it to Chip Campbell with date and time. He will then forward it to West Bloomfield Parks Department.

Past Events

  • Annual Meeting – Friday, June 2nd – 7 PM – At Bloomer Park Pavilion
  • Golf Outing – Thursday, May 25th – Bay Pointe.
    • 2nd Annual Funds Fore Fireworks Golf Outing located at Bay Pointe Golf Club.
    • Thursday, May 25, 2023:
      • 12:00 PM – Registration Start Time
      • 1:00 PM – Shotgun Start Time
      • 6:00 PM – Dinner Start Time
    • Register HERE
    • Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor or would like to volunteer to support the activities on the day of the event.

All proceeds raised from this event will go towards the 2023 fireworks show this July 7th on Middle Straits Lake.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone on May 25th.

  • Winter Party – Saturday, February 4th – 1 PM in front of Twin Beach Park (or on the beach if the ice is unsafe).

MSLIA will sponsor a chili cook-off, email lakeboard@mslia.org for more information. There will be warming stations, hot dogs and chili, beverages and snacks.

  • Superbowl Squares Fundraiser
    • $20 per square
    • Super Bowl pool will pay $250 per quarter to the winner
      • Select your squares HERE
  • Bowling Fundraiser – Saturday, March 11th – 1 PM to 4 PM – Wonderland Lanes – 8265 Richardson Rd Commerce Township, MI 48390
    • $30 Includes: 3 Hours of Bowling, Shoe Rental, 2 Slices of Pizza, and Unlimited Soda!
    • Proceeds Will Go Towards the Middle Straits Lake Firework Show on July 7th. Sponsored by the MSLIA
    • To register please contact Matt Barron

We Hope You Can SPARE Some Time for a Great Cause!

  • Fireworks – Friday, July 7th – At dusk (close to 10 PM) GEN-X will begin lighting the fireworks barge. It will be located in the center of lake across from Bloomer Park. There will be a Sheriff boat patrolling to keep boats a safe distance away.
  • Boat Parade – 11th Annual Boat Independence Day Boat Parade will start at 7 PM on July 4th at the east end of the lake and will navigate around the lake. Decorate your boat and bring your friends, or cheer everyone on from shore! The social committee will award a prize to the best decorated boat.

  • Boat Rally – Let the Adventure Begin – Saturday, August 12th

    WELCOME CAMPERS – Registration is now open for Middle Straits Lake Summer Camp Boat Rally!

    Your Camp Directors are Casey & Joe – MSLSC2023@gmail.com
    • Seeking Camp counselors to volunteer
      • Decorate your vessel and prepare your cabinmates for an afternoon full of fun, competition, and more!
      • $35 per camper or $30 before July 1
      • Dinner is provided
      • 🎤 With Special Guest: Good Gravy!

  • Summer Party – Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 1 PM to 5 PM. Annual Summer Party for all MSLIA members will be held at the CEBIA Auxiliary park located on the south shore end of Park Drive. MSLIA will be providing beverages and snacks, feel free to bring something to share.

  • Middle Straits Lake Bass/Pike Tournament – September 9th from 6 AM to 12:15. If you are interested, please contact Adam Ellis (oneadamse@aol.com) for more details.

  • Thanksgiving Football Fundraiser Squares
    • Lions vs Packers on November 23rd at 12:30 PM
      • Make arrangements to pay after selecting your squares.
      • Any unpaid squares 1 hour before kickoff will be deleted.
      • $20 entry fee, 50% will go to the fireworks fundraising and the other 50% will be paid out for each quarter equally.
      • Winners with a matching number to the score at the end of the quarter will win $250.
      • The 4th quarter winner will be based on final score. Could be at the end of the game or OT.

GET YOUR SQUARES HERE