Come to the TAMS Annual Picnic – Saturday, August 7, 2021, 1-4 p.m. at the Vance and Hickey homes at 8921 Griffith Ave. NW! All food and drinks (pop and water) are provided! Bring a chair and enjoy the day with your lake neighbors!

Join in the fun at the 2021 July 4th Boat Parade beginning at 1:00 p.m. in front of Guy Vance’s house (8921 Griffith Ave. NW) on Mink Lake! There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for boat design. Come have fun on the lake!


The Association of Mink Somers (TAMS) was formed in the early 1960s . TAMS is a volunteer organization. Since the beginning, our association has had an active membership, but we could always use more help! TAMS provides name signs and activities for the lake community using funds from membership dues. TAMS is registered 501(c) 3 organization.

The Mink Somers Lake Improvement District (MSLID) was formed in 2007 to handle funding for lake improvement issues TAMS is unable to support financially. A LID is a local governmental unit and a political subdivision. A LID allows for greater local involvement in lake management activities. Projects and activities undertaken by a LID must comply with all local, state and federal regulations. A LID does not have any taxing authority of its own. Rather, the county board specifies the funding arrangement when it establishes the LID.

All riparian (properties with lakeshore) property owners are by default a part of the LID. The MSLID now funds the major projects that help our lakes continue to improve in water quality, fisheries, and other aspects that make our environment enjoyable to all.