During this past (2014) year our ESLA community has lost four men who contributed greatly to the aims of our organization; Warren Goodell, Leonard Kline, Terry Snowday, and Duane Wamsley. Warren established ESLA‘s first electronic membership database and was the long time ESLA liaison to many other environmental organizations in the Grand Traverse Area. Leonard provided a watchful eye over the Elk Rapids Dam when maintaining correct lake levels was a major concern. Terry promoted well the concerns of those riparians who lived in the Miami Beach area of Zone C. Duane was always the first Director to volunteer for ad hoc assignments that he always completed effectively. These men were all consistent attendees at ESLA Board Meetings and provided innovative approaches and great wisdom. They will be missed in many ways.