Committees are the way the Clary Lake Association gets work done. The Association has a number of standing committees:

  • Bylaws Committee:
    • The Bylaws Committee is charged with reviewing our bylaws with an eye to keeping them up to date, legal, and in synch with changing times. For example, our bylaws currently specify that board meeting notices need to be snail-mailed to each board member, a practice that made sense 20 years ago but not really today. This is just one example of ways in which our bylaws have become out dated.
    • It’s a good idea to periodically review your bylaws anyways.
    • If you would like to participate on the Bylaws committee, contact the Board.
  • Dam Operations Committee:
    • The Dam Operations Committee is charged with operating the Clary Lake dam so as to maintain compliance with the Clary Lake Water Level Order.
    • You can contact the Dam Operations committee at
  • Fund Raising Committee:
    • We haven’t had a fund raising committee for some time because we really never had a need to raise any funds. That situation has now changed and the fund raising committee is gearing up.
    • You can contact the Fund Raising committee at
  • Membership/Program Committee:
    • This committee is always looking for good ideas for keeping our membership engaged and active.
    • The Membership committee was recently merged with the Program Committee.
    • You can contact the Membership committee at
  • Newsletter Committee:
    • The Newsletter committee is responsible for coming up with the content for and producing the various Association publications.
    • This committee also helps out with copy and content for the Association web site. Activities include researching relevant news and local events, and pertinent legislative actions of potential interest to our members.
    • You can contact the newsletter committee at
  • Nominations Committee:
    • The role of the nominations committee is to come up with a slate of officers, board members, and committee members to be voted on at the annual meeting. At least 2 board positions open up every year. Board positions are 3 years terms, the President and Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer roles are 2 year terms. See the bylaws for more about these offices.
    • The nominations committee consists of 3 people serving 2 year terms.
    • You can contact the Nominations committee at
  • NPS Watershed Survey Committee:
    • This is the Non-Point-Source Watershed Survey committee. The role of this committee is to update and maintain the 2001 Clary Lake Watershed Survey.
    • Currently there are about 10 people on the committee. You can read more about this program here.
    • You can contact the NPS Watershed Survey Committee at

The Association also creates Special Committees as needed. For example, there is usually an ad hoc committee that formed each year that is in charge of making plans and arrangements for the upcoming Annual meeting. If you’re looking for a way to be of service to the Association, consider joining a committee. They’re fun, they’re important, and most importantly they’re fun. Oh I said that…