May Administrator’s Letter

Happy Spring everyone,

I have really been enjoying seeing the icebergs floating around the harbor. I can’t remember a time when there was this much snow and ice on the lake this late into Spring. I’m disappointed that I haven’t had my camera out to capture it. Here are few things that are happening that we have been talking about:

Camera Security System:

As of April 25, 2019 the system is on-line. The programing is being finished up and all of the cameras inside of the building are turned on. There is a little work left to do on the outside cameras, but this is the end to this large project.


The patio is traditionally opened up on Memorial Day weekend, and that is what we are aiming for again this year.


We needed a few repairs on the bus (the air conditioner and the lift), but we are anticipating to have it on site by Friday, May 3rd. The fee for bus outings will be $6 this year.  May 3rd is the first sign-up this year.


Saint Ann’s is starting an auxiliary club.  If you would like to learn more about the auxiliary please see Sharon or Jan. There are many things an auxiliary can choose to do to help Saint Ann’s and those that live and work here. This is an exciting group to be a part of.

REAC inspection:

We passed the REAC inspection. They inspected 16 apartments and all the common areas. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

Have a great month everyone!



Scott and Jan



Join our St. Ann’s Auxiliary Today

Call St. Ann’s today and become an angel of kindness by joining our Auxiliary ask for Jan Lappy or Sharon Lenzen at 218-727-8831 or or Help us with special projects and support the residents of St. Ann’s. 

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Hello Everyone,

Instead of talking about the usual events and concerns of Saint Ann’s, let’s have a conversation about a project that I am working on. Saint Ann’s, being a nonprofit organization, we are always exploring ways to raise money for special projects and our general operations. Bailey in the Business Office is working on a “Go Fund Me” project. What is that?  “Go Fund Me” is an internet website that is dedicated to people and organizations that want to raise money. We are currently trying to raise $3,500.00 to continue our project of painting our hallways. Here is where you come in. I am looking for a resident volunteer that would agree to share their story about life at Saint Ann’s and be willing to let us use your picture on our “Go Fund Me” page.


If this is something you would like to help us out with, please contact me in the main office on 3rd floor or Bailey (2nd floor Business Office). Let’s keep the momentum rolling and beautify our home.


Thank you to everyone for your continued help and support with all our fundraisers and projects.



Scott and Jan



Hello Everyone,

What a wonderful December we had with amazing events, beautiful decorations and mild weather. I hope everyone had fun and many holiday visitors. Can you believe its 2019? Where did the year go? Do you have plans for yourself for the new year? Of course I do for Saint Ann’s. The new security system is being installed, and we are all looking forward to the safety that it will provide. On Friday, January 18th, the Skyline Rotarians will be here painting our first floor hallway. Our goal is to have the entire first floor repainted by summer, and we are well on our way. One floor finished and just five more to go!

On Saturday, January 19th, my band will be here performing in the Social Hall. The concert starts at 2pm and I hope to see all of you there. I will mix up the country, rock and blues for your enjoyment!

Enjoy the New Year everyone!    Sincerely, Scott and Jan

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