Help wanted! I am searching for more information about the 10,000 Lake Family Boating Club of the Twin Cities. Due to recent discoveries within the Weinhagen family slides collection and old home movies from the 1950's, I have reason to believe that my grandfather, Tom Weinhagen, may have been a charter member of this once popular boating group. The only information I have been able to gather thus far is the club's history as posted on their website. Unfortunately it appears that the website has been abandoned and has not been updated in a decade. Here is what they have on the website:
I've reached out multiple times over the past couple years to get in touch with someone over there using their forum and website with no such luck. I am hoping this post will help get the word out. Along with old slides and movies, we also have a scrapbook that was presented to Tom Weinhagen back in February of 1962. there is a page within that lists these names, along with Wally Pomplun, as early members/founders of the 10,000 Lakes Family Boat Club: Bob Yeager, Vern Rippen (Rippon?,) Howard Griffen, Nels Lundell.
I am very interested in hearing from anyone who has a connection to this club. I'd love to learn more information from old stories, photos, and films of the early days of the 10,000 Lakes Family Boat Club from the early '50's to the early '60's. If you or someone you know may be of help to me and this project, you can contact me here or by clicking on the button below. Thank you! Dz