2017 LPA Annual Meeting May 13

Mary Jane CarothersJason GrossmanTom JeschkeLes Marks

The 48th annual meeting of the Lake Panorama Association will be Saturday, May 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Lake Panorama National conference center. Each year, the LPA annual meeting provides a formal statement of the association’s financial position, plus reports on activities during the past year and plans for the coming year.

Reports will be given by Tom Jeschke, LPA board president; Jim Spradling, LPA board treasurer; John Dinnebier, LPN director of operations; and John Rutledge, LPA general manager.

The results of the annual election for the LPA board of directors will be announced at the end of the meeting, and there will be time for audience questions and comments.

An official announcement of the meeting will be sent to all LPA members in mid-April. Included in this mailing will be a ballot, plus a numbered envelope in which to return the ballot. Ballots must be returned in the numbered envelopes to ensure ballot authenticity. If an envelope is lost, contact the LPA office for a replacement.

There are no issues this year that require a special vote. The 2016 ballot is simply for electing two members to the LPA board of directors.

If possible, members are asked to deliver or mail their completed ballot in the numbered envelope to the LPA office before Friday, May 12. This allows the majority of the ballots to be counted in advance of the annual meeting. Ballots also can be brought to the annual meeting.

Four people are running for two seats on the LPA seven-member board. Bob Batschelet is completing a three-year term on the board and isn’t seeking reelection. Tom Jeschke also is completing a three-year term, and is seeking a second term. The other three candidates for are Mary Jane Carothers, Jason Grossman and Les Marks.

LPA bylaws require each board candidate to provide a 100-word statement. This year’s candidate statements are printed here in alphabetical order. 

Mary Jane Carothers

A lifelong Guthrie County resident, I have resided at Lake Panorama since 2003. I am a licensed nursing home administrator, currently serving as Vice President, Quality Improvement and Clinical Affairs for Iowa Health Care Association, a trade organization representing over 700 long term and post acute care organizations. My professional skills include strategic planning, capital improvement project oversight, budget construction and human resource management. My community service experience includes serving on the Panorama and Guthrie Center School Boards, the Guthrie Center Area Development Board, the Guthrie County Board of Health, Guthrie County Compensation Board and St. Mary’s Parish Council.  

Jason Grossman

I live at 6505 Oak Tree Cove with my wife Lisa and our 1 year old son, Benjamin. I am an Electrical Engineer for Toyne Inc, a fire truck manufacturing company located in Breda, Iowa. I find the commute well worth it to live at Lake Panorama and enjoy spending time with family/friends. As a full time 10-year resident, I am running with the hope to deliver guidance and a constructive voice to shape our community. I think I can bring a diverse viewpoint and represent an important demographic on the board. I would appreciate your support.

Tom Jeschke

Conni and I have lived at Lake Panorama for the past 14 years and are passionate about the community. Prior to retirement in 2004, I served as the Executive Director of Student and Family Services for the Des Moines Public Schools. I have been on a wide variety of local, state and national boards and understand the role a board plays in setting policy and providing guidance to administration. I have served on the LPA Board of Directors for nine years, four of which were as president. I look forward to offering my experience and expertise to the LPA.

Les Marks

My wife Nancy and I have been members since 1995. We built our home in 2002 and moved here full time in 2004. We utilize all there is to offer at Lake Panorama. We boat, fish, and I am a member at LPN. We are very active in the community, with Nancy still working at Lakeside Village. I have an extensive background working with company budgets and providing my expertise helping them leverage technology. Recently retired, I would like to serve the LPA community as a member of your board of directors. I would appreciate your support!