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The Association

The Waupaca Chain O' Lakes Association is a charitable organization with members dedicated to preserving these unique spring-fed lakes and their surrounding environment for present and for future generations of residents and visitors. 


The Association is a member of Wisconsin Lakes, a statewide non-profit organization working exclusively to protect and enhance the quality of Wisconsin’s 15,000 lakes. 

In addition to supporting the Waupaca Chain Skiers, the Association awards a scholarship to a graduating senior selected by the Waupaca High School Scholarship Foundation who plans to attend a two year technical college or four year university to pursue a degree in the field of Natural Resources/Environmental Studies. If you know a deserving Waupaca High senior planning to pursue environmental studies, encourage them to contact the Waupaca High School Scholarship Foundation.

Officers & Directors


Vice President                     


Executive Secretary        


Additional Directors 

Sharon Peterson

Peggy Jesion

Susan Walla

Peggy Jesion

Rose Spaar

Carl Nelson         

Jan Behnke

Barry Gill

Julie Mazzoleni

Mark Kunstman

Fawn Johnson

Association Committees

Government and Community Relations:  This committee reports to the Board and members on actions and initiatives at the town, county, and state levels concerning shoreland zoning and general zoning that might impact Chain properties.

Safety and Recreational Use Committee:  This Committee is to provide and promote education and safety awareness for residents and visitors and to serve as a liaison between the Association and the Water Patrol/Sheriff’s Department, and the DNR.


Stewardship and Resource Committee: The committee aims to educate, encourage, and assist Association members in becoming environmental stewards of their lake property. There are three sub-committees:  Water Quality- to maintain and improve the water quality in front of their property and the Chain as a whole, including its watershed.  Native Species- to maintain and increase the native species on their property and the Chain as a whole.  Invasive Species- to remove and discourage invasive species on their property and Chain as a whole. Committee members work with the DNR and the academic specialists from UW Oshkosh and Stevens Point. They regularly attend various meetings, including meetings held by the Lake District and the Land and Water Conservation Committee of Waupaca County, Wisconsin Lakes, and the Central Sands Water Action Coalition.

Fish Sustainability Committee: This committee promotes fish populations in the Chain O’Lakes waters through various efforts including, but not limited to, stocking native fish populations and repairing, adding, and preserving fish habitats. Providing youth with educational and hands-on experiences.


Communications Committee: The purpose is to receive, gather and disburse information that educates, informs, and connects Association members and non-members.  The responsibilities of this committee include the annual newsletter, the Association’s website, and email blasts.

Neighborhood Chairpersons Committee:  Neighborhood Chairpersons provide an important link between the Association members and the Board of Directors, with the Neighborhood Chairpersons serving as ambassadors for the Association in the 33 Chain neighborhoods.  In addition to keeping in touch with Chain property owners, the Neighborhood Chairpersons deliver the Who’s Hoo, which includes updated contact and safety information.


Nominating Committee:  Consisting of the Association’s President and Vice President, the committee's purpose is to establish and maintain a pool of interested Association members for potential Association Board seats.

Signs Committee:  The sign committee maintains the white lake signs located at lake borders designating whether the lake is slow-no wake and the green arrow signs for the Chain streets.  

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