Committees allow directors and members to participate in activities and initiatives that improve the lake.  Contact the committee leads to learn more about how you can help.

Lake Management committee

Committee Lead: Mike Hoppe

The Lake management committee has been continuing its work with White Water Associates to develop our Adaptive Lake Management and Aquatic Plant Plan. When this is completed, it will allow us to apply for the necessary harvesting permits and apply for additional grants to help with our objective of managing the Eurasian Water Milfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed in the lake. We have completed 63% of our task list and the remaining tasks are in progress and on schedule to be completed this fall. One of the remaining tasks is for us to conduct our second Curly Leaf Pondweed survey which is planned for last two weeks in June.

Our committee is also planning a follow up meeting with nearby Clear Lake to discuss their lessons learned, as they have been operating the eco-Harvester for almost four years and have offered to meet and share their experience with us. We are also scheduling a meeting with the Oneida County WDNR biologist to provide him with our Management Plan progress and ask for his guidance on next steps in acquiring permits and the availability of additional grants that we can apply for to help with funding. We hope to be able to provide an update on these two meetings at the upcoming annual meeting and future newsletters.

We have also been continuing to work with the fund-raising committee to share ideas on how to continue raise money for the Eco-Harvester. We recently met to discuss several approaches and have passed those along to the Fundraising committee and Board of Directors for their consideration.

Hospitality (Fundraising) Committee

Committee Lead: Sherry Fechter

We are hosting a Road Rally Fun Run that is taking place now until Saturday August 20th. The event drawing will be 3pm at the Alpine Bar on Oneida Lake. Need not be present to win. You can stop at one of local bars or call me at 920-979-8825 for a form. At the event we will also be holding other raffles for you to win prizes. This will be a great opportunity to assist your lake association and local businesses.

If you wish you can assist with this event by donating items to help raise money for the Eco-Harvester. In the past we had bottles of alcohol, tools, toys for kids, outside items or such. Please let me know if you would like to do this, you can call me at 920-979-8825. I would need your donation by Sunday August 7th.

Gun Raffle cost of tickets is $ 5 each. Savage 12BVSS 300 WSM fluted stainless barrel with accutrigger and a laminated stock. Comes with a Leupold 4.5-14 x 40 LRVX-III scope with Boone & Crockett reticle model #55265. 1/4” MOA, 30mm tube. Gun is very accurate. Reloading dies and Plano hard case is included. Sales are from now until August 20th with drawing also being held at Alpine along with the Road Rally Fun Run Event. You can call 920-979-8825, stop in at the Alpine Bar to purchase your tickets or contact one of the Fund-Raising Committee members (Sherry Fechter, Jenny Hoppe, Lori Weston, Mary Duba, Julie Kemp or Kim Pontel) or contact us through

T-Shirt Logo Contest is for the best logo to be placed on the back of a T-Shirt along with the Hancock Lake Logo on the front. Please be creative and submit logo(s) to the Hancock Lake Association Fund Raising Committee via email or send via USPS to 8412 Dombrowski RD, Harshaw WI, 54529. The logo has to be sent in by June 30th. Judging will be done by the Fund-Raising Committee. The winner will be announced at our summer picnic on July 16th. If your logo is picked you will receive one of these T-shirts. The money raised from the sale of these T-shirts will be used towards the purchase of the Eco-Harvester.

7th Annual Duck Race on Saturday September 3rd at 10 am at Alpine Bar on Oneida Lake. We will have raffles, games and apparel for sale. Duck Race starts at 1pm on the creek between Oneida and Hancock Lake with 50/50 and beer can race on the bridge. After the Race, back at Alpine the winners will be announced for all the events taking place starting at 3pm, including Bucket Raffles, 50/50's, Duck Race winners and some kid’s games. Food will also be available outside. Please No Carry Ins. Tickets can be purchased by contacting one of your committee members or contact (Sherry).

If you have any questions, you can email them to me at or call 920-979-8825.

Membership Committee

Committee Lead: Mike Powers,


Given the challenges we are facing right now, we are looking to significantly expand our membership and support. Finding ways to identify, recruit, and retain members is essential to the impact, growth and success of the Hancock Lake Association’s efforts. 

We hope that every member will reach out to others who endorse our mission and enjoy all our lake and all it has to offer (i.e., fishing, swimming, kayaking, boating, observing nature, snowmobiling, etc.) and ask them to join. Becoming a member brings them a voice, and a vote, in the Lake Association’s decisions to support our purpose. 

Completed Initiatives

Island Restoration

Dam Maintenance and major works funding

Town of Woodboro owned boat landing

The Lake Assocation:

Slow No Wake buoy legitimization

Aquatic invasive species identified