On November 6th the Lutheran Camp Association held its annual membership meeting. Due to COVID concerns, it was held via Zoom.
Summary of the Meeting:
Board president, Stan Scheumann, reported on the board’s activity, including months of work on an updated strategic plan for Camp Arcadia’s ministry. This strategic plan will be completed by June of 2022.
Executive Director, Chip May, reported that we were able to accommodate around 70% our normal capacity for the 2021 season, compared to only 30% in 2020. He also highlighted our outstanding management, summer and fall staff, very strong giving by Camp supporters, and excitement building for the 100th anniversary.
Kim Eveler, LCA board treasurer, reported that Camp’s cash balances are strong, reservation income exceeded the budget, and we have paid off our Spirit of Arcadia loan from the Lutheran Church Extension – Michigan. We give thanks to God for the passionate, loyal and generous support of the Camp family as we have weathered a difficult few years at Camp Arcadia.
Both motions that were presented to the LCA membership passed. Motion I requested the approval of the process and sale of Lot 41 in the Arcadia Cottage Colony. More information on next steps in this process will be communicated with LCA Members soon via email and mail. Motion II raised the threshold ($10,000 to $25,000) that requires LCA board approval when spending on non-budgeted expenses.
In the election, incumbent board members Paul Culler, Ali Franke, and Dan Zehnder were re-elected to the LCA Board. Kyle DeWees was elected to his first term on the Arcadia Foundation committee and Ron Glusenkamp was re-elected to his second term.
We give thanks to the LCA membership for their significant support for Camp’s ministry and we ask that you join us in celebrating Camp Arcadia’s 100th anniversary this next year. The 100th Anniversary video shared during the meeting will be shared on the website and social media later this year.