BOARD SPOTLIGHT: Mary Lou Pivec, Hidden Forest
When did you become an LFARCC Board Member?
I don’t remember exactly the year. I would guess around the late 90s. I rode along with Tim to a breakfast meeting and they were looking for a Board Secretary that year, so I got the job. After giving that position up, I did membership for a couple of years, then gave that to someone else for a couple of years, and now have been doing membership for the last 10 years.
What is the Lake Association doing that you're most proud of?
I think the board is doing as much as it can to keep informed and try to keep ahead of the AIS problem.
What's your Lake Francis story?
Tim and I bought a cabin on Lake Francis in the spring of 1985 and spent almost every week-end there with our kids in the summer. By the time the lots came up for sale in Hidden Forest in 2000, we knew we wanted to retire on Lake Francis so we bought a lot. When our youngest went away to college, we figured why wait until we retire to enjoy living on the lake. So in 2006 we built our home and moved full-time to Lake Francis. We’re still working, too!
What do you enjoy most about Lake Francis?
The best part about Lake Francis is how quiet it is during the week. We enjoy when the week-enders appear on Friday evening and we enjoy when they leave on Sunday afternoon. The clean water and sand bottom are also really nice.
Tell us a little more about yourself.
Tim and I have 4 adult sons, and we are grandparents to 3 little boys, with another one on the way. Maybe a girl this time? I am a bookkeeper and work 3 days a week for 3 different companies. I love to do anything on or near the water, enjoy gardening, reading, and snowmobiling.