KILA relies on several sources of revenue to support our projects and initiatives to improve and enhance Kelleys Island. These include membership dues, fund raising activities, and donations. In addition to supporting these projects, your donation to KILA, a 501.c.3 charitable organization, has some tax advantages per IRS regulations.
1. Your donation may be deductible when you itemize expenses.
2. But, if you claim the standard deduction in 2021, you may still claim a deduction, in addition to the standard deduction, of up to $300 per individual or $600 for joint filers.
3. You may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA to KILA. This direct donation does not count as ordinary income to you as a distribution from your retirement plan usually would. This QCD will count towards your required minimum distribution (RMD) for those of you older than 70.5. However, the limit of the contribution (QCD) is $100,000 per person.
It’s not too late to consider a donation to KILA in 2021.
Please consult with your tax advisor to be sure you understandthe tax issues with these donations.
The Kelleys Island Landowners Association (KILA), a 501.c.3 charitable organization, is interested in improving and enhancing Kelleys Island. We ask that KI organizations or individuals with a specific project or initiative that will further this interest and wish for support from KILA, please submit a Request for Support to KILA. This support may be financial and/or through efforts of our members and volunteers.
We have no formal “grant application process”, but do require a type-written request of no more than two pages (8 ½ x 11 paper; 11 pt. font size minimum) containing the following information:
Requestor’s name and contact information
Title of project
Concise description of project including what is the project, who benefits from it, and how it “improves or enhances” KI.
Approval or support by the Village of KI, if applicable (i.e. Mayor or Village Administrator) or property owner (e.g. park, preserve, school, etc.).
Type (financial and/or volunteerism) and amount of support requested.
Any other information to help “sell” your proposal.
Requests for 2022 projects must be received by May 1, 2022. Please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 22 Kelleys Island, OH 43438-0022.
Submissions received by the due date will be reviewed over the winter and considered by the board of directors at the May, 21 2022 BoD meeting. Requestors may be asked to present their proposal at this meeting.
Selection criteria are:
Demonstration of Improvement or Enhancement of KI (audience benefitted, environmental impact, etc.)
Feasibility of implementation (necessary written approvals, zoning, public support)
Implementation effort for KILA volunteers (fund raising, acquisition and installation, project management, etc.)
Funding availability (usually proceeds from the Annual Raffle, other fundraising efforts, and direct donations)
It is a year for trying new things. The last Family Hayride event at the 4-H Camp hosted 374 participants. That is a lot of people, children & adults, coming in and out of the camp’s hall. So, this year we are spreading things out. The same fun components of games, crafts, hot dogs, marshmallows, and hay will all be there. The families will get to tour the Island to find them and win a chance at the Grand Prize.
A map with all the stops marked will be given to each family. Families will pick up the map in Downtown Memorial Park any time after 12:00 noon on October 16. They will then travel all over the Island picking places on their maps to stop and be treated. A treat can be a game; a craft; or a bonfire with marshmallows. Some of the stops will have clues which will take the families to their final destination and a chance to win the Grand Prize. There is no charge for this event, but free will donations are gratefully accepted.
KILA needs volunteers to offer their Hallo Island yard and host one of the stops. We have some carnival games and supplies to help you but you decide how you would like to have fun hosting one of the stops that day. This is a completely outdoor event. Please contact email@example.com to volunteer.
The Kelleys Island Landowners Association (KILA) is again hosting an annual Candidate’s and Issues Forum at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Estes School Gym. All voters, landowners, and interested persons are invited to attend to hear from the candidates and village officials about their candidacy and the issues (levies) on the ballot and ask questions of them.
We hope you all can attend.
KILA Board of Directors
The following issues have been certified by the board of the Erie County Board of Elections for the November 2, 2021 General Election:
Kelleys Island Village- Renewal, current operating expenses, 1.75 mills, for 5 years, commencing in 2021.
Kelleys Island Village- Renewal and increase, emergency medical services, 1.57 mills, for 5 years, commencing in 2021.
Kelleys Island Village- Additional, providing and maintaining motor vehicles, communications and other equipment used directly in the operation of a police department, 0.36 mill, for 5 years, commencing in 2021.
Kelleys Island Village Council, 4 to be elected:
Scot A. Smith
Kelleys Island Board of Education, 3 to be elected:
Thomas E. Beck
Debra A. Haig
Kelleys Island Board of Education, Unexpired Term, 1 to be elected:
The KILA annual meeting will be on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Estes School. The agenda consists of:
Election of directors to the board – 7 positions
President’s Report of the highlights of KILA since the last Annual Meeting
Discussion about future activities of KILA
The Board of Directors meeting will follow the annual meeting with the newly elected directors. Nominations for a director position should be sent to the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any active KILA member may be eligible to be nominated.
Starting with the First Annual KILA Fish Fry on Friday (BIG thanks to Jennifer & Joel) and Frank (of Frank & Dean) for entertaining. Over 100 diners enjoyed the fried perch, sides, and desert prepared by KILA volunteers. It was so well accepted, that we await the 2nd annual Fish Fry.
Then on Saturday:
The Parade with lots of “floats”, cars, village officials, Parade Marshals Chris Ashley & Jackie Taylor, and the Edison Chargers Marching Band of 75 Middle & High School students. Thanks Tom for organizing a memorable parade and to Lake Erie Shores & Islands (LESI) for a sponsoring grant.
Pie Contest with 14 entries (Thanks Vicki)
Island Singers – National Anthem
The Edison Marching Band concert
Fat City Band who played all afternoon keeping spirits high
Kid’s games, Twinkie eating, and Marshmallow golf (thanks Janet)
The Beer Slide (thanks Dave & Leslie)
Bounce Castle (Thanks Jim Z)
Great food (Thanks Jim & crew) & beverages (thanks Frank & crew)
Booths: local organizations & craft vendors (Thanks Eric),
2021 KILA Homecoming prize winners:
1st: Jones Reunion
2nd: Ellie Kane-“Treasure Island Day”
3rd: Steve Hanigosky – “Putt Putt”
1st: June Campbell
2nd: Morgan Barlage
3rd: Virginia Coyne
Like Grandma’s: Kiki Arnold
Most Original: Mandy Barlage
Kelly (Schnittker) Sims: Grand Prize $2500
Shelly Cousino: $1000
Jeremy Grimes: $500
Joe Cordaro: $250
Kevin Brown: $100
KILA Member door prize (Franklin Sanitation septic tank pumpout):
Randy & Jan Garner
Overall Winners: Everyone who participated in Homecoming Thanks to the many local businesses and KILA volunteers who made this all happen. And thanks to all who attended Homecoming making this a great success.
The always popular KILA Raffle will be back this year. A maximum of 500 tickets at $20 will be sold. Prizes will be as previously: 1st: $2500, 2nd: $1000, 3rd: $500, 4th: $250, 5th: $100. The Drawing will be at Homecoming on August 14th. KILA board members will be selling tickets. Funding for projects like the trash containers for the village and VFW flags comes from fund raisers like the annual raffle, Homecoming, and donations. Get yours before we sell out.
The KI VFW Post 9908 purchased and installed American Flags along East & West Lakeshore, Division, Chappel, and Addison streets. They really dress up the downtown area. KILA is proud to donate $500 to the VFW toward this project. The donation was made to VFW Commander Paul Burns at the Memorial Day ceremony by members of the KILA board of directors.
From Left to Right: Greg Yoscovits, Frank Dodson, Paul Burns, Wallace Christy, Todd Hanes, Drew Algase, Tom Behlen.