SFLECC Annual Meeting & Board of Director Openings

The annual meeting of the Shafer Freeman Lakes Environmental Conservation Corporation will be on Saturday, August 22, 2020 in the Benjamin Pavilion at the Monticello City Park. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Five board positions will be filled at the meeting. Any person interested in being on the SFLECC board is asked to send their resume to:


Attn: Nominating Committee

PO Box 372

Monticello, IN 47960

Or email to: info@sflecc.com

Resumes must be received no later than July 15, 2020. Only members of the SFLECC are entitled to vote. Directors must be legal residents of the State of Indiana.

Members of the corporation consist of persons who have a paid current Shore Front License or have made a donation twice the amount of a standard Shore Front License during the calendar year. They could also be a recorded member of an association with a paid current Shore Front License. Members are encouraged to attend this meeting. Ballots will be available at the registration desk. Please ask about responsibility pertaining to a Directorship.

Office will be closed Friday, July 3rd

In observance of Independence Day, the SFLECC office will be closed Friday, July 3rd. It will reopen on Monday, July 6th. Please stay safe while enjoying the lakes this weekend!

SFLECC Office has moved!

The SFLECC Office is now located at 122 S. Main St. in Monticello. Thank you all in advance for your patience while we get things up and running at our new location.

Modified Board Meeting

This month’s SFLECC Board Meeting will take place online in Zoom format on Thursday, May 21st at 7 pm instead of the Hibner Room at IU Health White Memorial Hospital due to COVID-19.

Modified Office Hours

Due to COVID-19, SFLECC Office Hours are being modified. If you would need to get in contact with someone from the office, please call 574-583-9784, leave a message and we will return your call. If you would like to come to the office to make your Shore Front License payment, there is a mail slot for payments on our door. If you are planning any shore front alterations or have shore-front-related concerns, please call 574-583-9784 and leave a message. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this decision has been made for the safety of our staff and the public.

Thanks for understanding,

Gabrielle Haygood, Executive Director

Mike Triplett, SFLECC Board President



Blue-Green Algae

There has been concern about the Blue-Green Algae in our state’s bodies of water. To date, nothing has been discovered in either Lake Freeman or Lake Shafer. In some areas, we do have plant growth which can be a nuisance but is considered a sign of healthy waters. Here is a link to find more information on this: Harmful Algal Blooms

Annual Meeting Photos

This past Saturday, SFLECC held its Annual Meeting to give a brief overview of what’s been going on over the past year and to vote in new board members.

Board President Daryl Johns thanked exiting board members for their service.

Merle Peterson received a plaque for his many years of service and dedication to the SFLECC Board of Directors

Lynn West received a plaque for her many years of service and dedication to the SFLECC Board of Directors

Congratulations to our elected Board Members: Daryl Johns, Lindy Karberg, Mike Triplett, Tracey Linder, and Carrie Woodruff! Thank you to everyone who submitted a resume.

SFLECC Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Shafer Freeman Lakes Environmental Conservation Corporation will be on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in the IU-Health White Memorial Hospital – Hibner Room. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m.




$50/Entry fee – No Limit on # of Entries per Person or Group

5-CASH PRIZES! Top Prize – $1000

(based on 100 entries minimum, we pro-rate if lower)



  1. All entries must abide by Indiana Boating & Highway Laws. Safety comes first!
  2. More than one entry per craft will be permitted. More than one entry per person will be permitted.
  3. The “owner” of an entry will be required to provide a state issued photo ID when they pick up their original packet. All prize money will be made payable and any 1099’s issued to the owners of the hands. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
  4. There will be no limit on the number of entries accepted.
  5. A broken seal (for any reason) on any envelope containing a playing card, will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fees.
  6. An owner of a hand must be 21-years of age or older.
  7. The run will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m. You may complete the run at your leisure as long as you have turned in all your playing cards by 3 p.m. Hands will be played with the cards you have collected. One additional card may be purchased for $20.00 at the final check-in before cards are revealed. If a hand consists of 6 cards via the purchase of a 6th card, then the best 5-card hand will count.
  8. You may pre-register at the SFLECC Office (204 N Main St Suite C) during normal business hours prior to the event. You will pick up a packet at Check-in on the day of the event and must show your receipt.
  9. Any participant not checked in by 12:00 p.m. will forfeit their entry fee – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  10. Hands will be revealed by dealer upon completion at Big Monon Camp.
  11. Prizes will be awarded according to the rules of 5-Card Stud.
  12. The total number of entries will determine the amount of prize money given away. Prize winners over $600.00 will receive an IRS Form 1099.
  13. Prizes: First through fifth prizes will be awarded to the highest 5-Card Stud hands (ex. Royal Flush, Straight Flush, 4 of a Kind, Full House, etc.)
  14. You do not have to be present to win. The registered entrant must pick up winnings at the SFLECC office.
  15. 50/50 Tickets: You may purchase 50/50 tickets at the SFLECC office and at the Prize Party. 50/50 drawing will take place at the conclusion of the tournament and no earlier than 5:00 p.m.  Tickets are sold 3 for $10.00 at the final check-in point and at Prize Party.  CASH ONLY.  All tickets will be combined into one hopper.  One ticket will be drawn and the winner will receive half of the money collected.  Winnings will be distributed to winner.  MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
  16. All monies will be awarded after 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Sandbar Restaurant.
  17. Event organizers have the right to cancel the poker run in case of severe weather or for safety reasons and will reschedule for the following Saturday.
  18. Dealers have the final decision on any contested hands.
  19. All Playing Cards are retained and are the property of the SFLECC.
  20. No Profanity, aggressive behavior, threats to tournament contestants, officials, or volunteers will be tolerated. Violation of this rule will result in forfeiture of Poker Run entry fee, potential prize money, and may include other actions as needed. Zero Tolerance – NO EXCEPTIONS!
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