2022 Cabin Fever Party

Friday, March 11th 2022 Bismarck Eagles Club 313 North 26th

Street Social: 5:30-7:00, Supper: 7:00 (Taco Bar), Prize Drawings: 7:30 (Must be present to win prizes)

All 2022 PAID UP Members will be eligible to win a gas grill courtesy of MBLCA (need not be present to win the grill)

If you would like to donate prizes please call Sonya Wanner 221-2143 or just bring them to the party.

Cash Donations (optional) will go to the Mercer Brush Lake Community Association for continued upkeep of the Pavilion and lake grounds.

There will be a 50/50 Raffle with proceeds going to the MBLCA for the beach project.

Mail RSVP’s to: Sonya Wanner 6920 Aleutian Drive Bismarck ND 58503 or call 701-221-2143 to RSVP (you may pay the night of the party if you call in your RSVP)

Please RSVP by Monday March 7th.

Pavilion Lessee chosen for Summer of 2022!

The MBLCA went through the process of interviewing potential Pavilion candidates. The talent and ideas presented were amazing and the Brush Lake community would have been lucky to have either of the candidates. In an MBLCA special session held on Monday, October 11, the association chose Rose Becker as the future Pavilion vendor through a majority vote. Rose grew up in Butte and graduated in 1999. She worked at the Shore for 3 summers and has also worked at Famous Daves, Old 10 and way back in the day at Houlihans.

Rose is married to Scott Becker and together they have 5 children- Ethan (23), Dylan (20), Seth (18), Tara (6), and Morgan (5). They have 2 dogs Quinn (German Short hair) and Rip (English pointer/Springer). She lives in Bismarck and has worked at Scheels for 2 years and was voted Cashier of the Year for 2020. Rose loves reading, watching historical movies, hunting, cooking, baking, gardening, and working cows. She also loves talking to and meeting new people, but hates public speaking. Rose stated that she is very excited to be able to have another fun summer with the great people at Brush Lake!! As the new lessee, she has presented several great new ideas to the board; we are excited to see her vision come to fruition.

MBLCA seeks operator for Pavilion for 2022 Summer Season

The Mercer Brush Lake Community Association seeks an operator of its restaurant and bar located in the Brush Lake Pavilion on beautiful Brush Lake for the 2022 summer season. Brush Lake is located 2 miles North of Mercer North Dakota and is home to over 170 cabin owners. The Pavilion features a full service bar and restaurant. A written proposal should include the following:

1. A vision for this tenured establishment including menu ideas, hours of operation and strategies for maximizing service to the lake community.

2. A plan to staff the facility in rural North Dakota

3. A marketing plan

4. A solid fiscal plan to execute all of the above

Please mail your response to Brush Lake Pavilion RFP PO Box 84 Mercer, ND 58559. You may also email your response to: Katiefiechtner@gmail.com

Responses must be received by Friday September 25th. The proposal process includes in-person interviews with members of the Association’s Board.

Survey Results- 2021 Association Survey

Which option best describes your affiliation with the Brush Lake community?

  • Cabin Owners 94.74%
  • Homeowner within the surrounding community  5.26%

Are you a Mercer Brush Lake Community Association member?

  • Yes- 84.21%
  • No- 15.79%

If the association provided additional family type activities (ex. a lake community picnic or game night) would you and your family likely to attend???

  • Yes- 74.36%
  • No- 25.64%

If the association coordinated additional safety training (ATV courses, etc.) do you have youth that would be willing to attend? (Course is for ages 12-18)

  • Yes- 30.77%
  • No- 69.23%

Do you believe the association should be engaged in activity, projects or ventures that attempt to secure long term income for the community association?

  • Yes- 63.16%
  • No- 36.84%

If it were available would you be interested in up front funding and/or long term year round cold storage unit rental on MBLA property?

  • Yes- 42.50%
  • No- 57.50%

Do you feel that the current MBLCA board is adequately serving the association’s needs?

  • Yes- 97.36%
  • No- 2.63%

What is your preferred method of communication?

  • Email- 62.50%
  • Social Media- 55%
  • Paper/Mail- 15%
  • Website- 10%

2021 Annual Halloween in July- July 17th 7-9pm

Kids (and adults too) dig out those costumes!Adults stock up on treats, park your lawn chairs at the road side of your cabins and socialize with your lake community!Balloons will be available at the Shore this weekend and next to hang roadside to mark your cabin as participating or decorate your cabin for Halloween.Trick or Treaters (and parents), make your way around the lake carefully. There may be lots of kids capitalizing on free candy

Garbage Clean up Week- June 21-30th

As a reminder, items such as Appliances, Electronics, Oil, Box Springs/Mattresses, Propane Tanks, Building Materials, Concrete, Hazardous Waste and Tires will not be accepted.

Please help to enforce this if you see someone dumping unacceptable items in the garbage bins as this is a contracted service that we want to continue. Thank you!

Rock Painting at the lake- June 12th- 10:30am-12:30pm

Kids, join us for some rock painting fun at the Pavilion this Saturday morning! All supplies will be provided except the rocks. If you are having trouble finding rocks I’m sure your friends on the north side of the lake can help you out 🙂 (Adults are welcome too!!)

Here’s a link for some great creative rock painting ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY9r-oMOG-A

Image Source: http://essyjae.com/2018/07/26/rock-painting-ideas/