2021 Annual Meeting Minutes (Draft)

Mason County Government yesterday imposed a total burn ban effective midnight July 3.  Recreational fires of any kind, including use of charcoal grills, are prohibited. (Gas grills are ok.)  

And, as we reported a few days ago, discharge of any kind of fireworks is prohibited except during the hours of 6pm to midnight.

Please get out the word and keep us all safe!

Some important news about the upcoming holiday:

1.Partial ban on fireworks: Due to our current dry weather, the Mason County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution today limiting the discharge of consumer fireworks to the hours of 6pm to midnight on Sunday July 4.  Please get the word out about this and use great caution at all times!

2. Burn Ban: There is a total burn ban in effect.  

3. And now some good news: Boat Parade: The Annual Boat Parade will start from the Public Boat Launch at 11 am.  All boats - decorated or not - are invited to take part.  

4.Fishing: The association has for the second year in a row purchased and stocked larger rainbow trout. We encourage catch and release if possible. About 10 of the big fish were tagged so if you catch a tagged fish please take a picture and share via the web site Phillips Lake Community Association and there will be a small prize.

The Phillips Lake Community Association hopes this e-mail finds you and yours all safe and healthy. 

The Board had made arrangements to supplement the state’s stocking of the lake (which does not seem to have occurred this spring due to the Stay at Home orders) with a delivery of larger fish from the Nisqually Tribal Fish Hatchery. The permits have been filed; the Hatchery is ready to go, but the project has stalled at that point, due, no doubt, to COVID-19. We will let you know when there are any developments. 

We will maintain the Association web site (www.phillipslake.org) through which you can receive information or reach out and contact the board if needed. We will also send out e-mails as things change or need to be addressed. You can also watch the Nextdoor app (https://help.nextdoor.com/s/article/How-to-join-Nextdoor?language=en_US) for information regarding the lake and areas around it. 

Currently the public boat ramp is open.

We would also like to remind people who will be enjoying the lake, or walks around the lake, to remain vigilant about social distancing during the summer months. Mason County has had few COVID-19 cases but also has limited resources for fighting an outbreak. The only hospital within an hour’s drive has only 25 hospital beds (6 ICU beds, 19 regular). 

Finally the committee looks forward to returning to normal operations next year and to keep things going we would appreciate it very much if those that can afford it pay their annual membership dues of $15 by mailing a check to: 

Phillips Lake Community Association 

PO Box 0723 

Fox Island WA 98333-0723 

Thank you very much for helping to keep Phillips Lake a wonderful place to live and play. 

We have a new website address! Please update your bookmark to phillipslake.org


Phillips Lake Community Association

  By-Laws Established 9/17/1988 

 Mission Statement

  • To be a non-governing group to serve and inform the community surrounding Phillips Lake
  • To promote lake safety and safeguard water quality
  • To foster social and community activities
  • To enhance and protect our environment
  • To further interaction of Association Membership