2nd Annual Fish Fry at Homecoming

Hello everyone.

The 2nd annual KILA Fish Fry will be Friday, August 12th (6-8:00 PM) to kick off the 2022 Homecoming Celebration weekend. Dinners include an ample serving of perch, cole slaw, corn on the cob, bread, dessert and water or lemonade.  Tickets must be purchased in advance for $30 per dinner. For children 12 and under, hot dogs & chips will be free with adult ticket holders. There will be entertainment by “Fat City Lite” and beer & soda available.

For current active KILA members, whose 2022 dues are paid by July 1. 2022, Fish Fry tickets will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday July 5th until July 10th at $25 each, a $5 discount.  There is a limit of 6 tickets per membership/household.  Tickets are available during this 1 week period by contacting Drew Algase at drew@kila.rocksNo tickets will be sold prior to July 5. Only cash or checks will be accepted. Remember, only 200 tickets are available, but KILA members get first crack at them, and at a $5 savings.  Starting July 12th, any remaining tickets will be offered to the general public at $30.

To clarify, current active members are those members who have paid their 2022 dues ($20 for renewals, $25 for new members).  The quickest and easiest way to pay is by going to www.kila.rocks and paying through PayPal.   Another option is to stop by Megs Makeshop and fill out a form and pay you dues. The third and slowest option is to send a check to the address on the website but it must be processed by the 1st to qualify for the advance ticket sales.

This is quickly turning into one of our more popular events and there is no guarantee there will be tickets available after the presale so we’re encouraging everyone to renew your membership if you haven’t already done so.

Also, the proceeds for our raffle this year are going towards buying equipment for new Community Park Playground.  Tickets are $25 apiece.  First prize is $2500, 2nd prize is $1000, 3rd prize is $500, 4th prize is $250 and 5th prize is $100.  See any KILA board member to get your tickets (before Tom Beck finds you!!)

KILA Kards

Hello KILA members,

The KILA Kards are finally in and ready to be picked up by 2022 active KILA members at Meg’s Makeshop in the Caddy Shack Square.

We have cards preprinted for anyone who paid their 2020 and 2021 dues. If you paid your 2022 dues you should also have a preprinted card. There are a few fairly new members who have paid but did so after the cards were printed. If your card is not their they can give you a blank one. There will also be blank forms if you want to renew your membership and get your card on the spot.

We do encourage everyone to renew their membership because there will be an announcement coming soon that will be open to active paid members only.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Kelleys Island and KILA.

Please remember the Welcome Back Pot Luck on Saturday May 21st, 6-8 PM at the Pavilion in the KI Community Park.

There is a lot to see at the park. It’s new name is Kelleys Island Community Park. KILA donated the new sign for this park that should be installed in time for the Pot Luck.

The playground equipment has been removed to due safety issues. The Park Board is in process of replacing it with a modern playground for everyone. Please see the plans at the KI Park Committee Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KIParkCommittee

KILA is supporting this plan by donating the Saucer swing and solo swing w/ tot seat in the Phase 2

Swings to be donated by KILA

Please remember to renew your membership, join KILA, or donate to improve and enhance KI.

Donations to KILA

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 understand the tax issues with these donations.

Request for Support from KILA

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:

  1. Requestor’s name and contact information
  2. Title of project
  3. Concise description of project including what is the project, who benefits from it, and how it “improves or enhances” KI.
  4. 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.). 
  5. Type (financial and/or volunteerism) and amount of support requested.
  6. Any other information to help “sell” your proposal.

Please use this link for an on-line request form. You may fill it out on-line or print it and send via email or snail mail.

Requests for 2022 projects must be received by May 1, 2022.  Please send requests to info@kila.rocks 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)
  • Visibility of KILA’s contribution.

KILA Hallow-Ride 2021

  • 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 info@kila.rocks to volunteer.