Portage Lakes Secret Sisters

The Portage Lakes Secret Sisters LLC is an organization dedicated to promoting the empowerment of people, supporting the community, and participating in events that reach individuals and groups in the community.

Sisters, family and friends sponsor events that support the needs of members of Portage Lakes and surrounding community members.

TJ Mozik Charity Corn Hole Tournament, Pig Roast & Live Auction

TJ Mozik MemorialThis year is the 10th Anniversary for this fundraiser, which will be held on Saturday, June 17th. In year’s past, we held a charity softball tournament, which is evolving into a Corn Hole Tournament this year. 

Followed up with a Pig Roast and Live Auction at The Upper Deck, the Secret Sisters raise money for 2-3 local recipients who are undergoing hardship due to medical expenses. Last year, we donated over $10,000 to 3 people.  

Our recipients for 2017 are Nick Gaynor, who has cystic fibrosis and just had a double lung transplant, and Denise Fioritto, who is in need of a double lung transplant.

Donations are now being accepted for this event!  All donations over $20 are tax deductible! Make your online donations here

Portage lakes Kiwanis Pirate Days

Portage Lakes Kiwanis Pirate Days

The Secret Sisters support the Portage Lakes Kiwanis throughout the year with various events and activities on a volunteer basis. One of our favorites is always Pirate Days.

This year, pirates will invade the Portage Lakes New State Park beach on Saturday, July 15th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. This FREE event is a fun-filled day of activities for the kids like face painting, crafts, walking the plank, a treasure hunt and the Secret Sister Costume Contest!

Be sure to stop by the Secret Sister tent and give us your best pirate “ARRRRRGH”!

Oak Clinic Charity Golf Outing

Our Fall fundraiser is The Oak Clinic MS Charity Golf Outing. 18 holes at Turkeyfoot Golf Course followed by a steak dinner and live auction. Another popular event, this outing supports the local Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis. Stay tuned for dates and more information for the 2017 event!

Meeting Minutes: May 10, 2017

Secret Sister Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, May 10th 5:30 pm

Next meeting: Wednesday, May 24th, 5:30 pm at The Upper Deck.

TJ Mozik Memorial Event Planning

Cornhole Tournament:

Leah took the floor to answer questions about the format and prizes for the cornhole tournament. >> It is a Double Elimination tournament
>> First team to 21 or over wins the game.
>> Team members must be age 18 or older.
>> There will be prizes for the winning teams, which are undetermined at this time.
>> Teams can register by calling Leah (330)329-3148 or Lisa at 330(437)5541 or at the Upper Deck bar.
>> Sign in on tournament day is 10:30 am
>> Leah will be creating a rules and regulations sheet. Please direct any questions to her.
Cornhole Committees:
>> Registration Table (6/17-10:30 am): Deb, Tammy, Jennifer, Jessica, Shannon
>> Scorekeeping: all available sisters will rotate throught the day


Deb brought and passed out fliers to be passed out and placed in local shops, businesses, etc.Fliers are available at The Upper Deck for anyone who needs them.
>> Distribution Committee: Lisa Hart, Judy, Jennie, Marie, Kim Zink, Diane


Donation sheets were available to take. We ask that all sisters lend a hand in asking for donations from businesses, organizations, shops, etc. Donations can be monetary or gifts for our live auction and basket raffle. TWO (2) sheets should be filled out for EACH donation – money or items. One goes to the donor, the other goes to Jackie Franks (330)671-4787 either by texting a picture, or by directly giving it to her. Need donation sheets? Maria can email you a pdf for you to print yourself, or there will be some behind the bar at The Upper Deck.

In order to avoid duplication, some sisters shared spots they will be sking donations from
>> Becky, Debbie, Lisa Houck – Coventry Plaza 
>> Carol Mosley – Hardware stores around the lakes
>> Sheila/ Shelly – bars around the lakes
>> Maria – Kieffer Marine, Innovative Autocare, Turkeyfoot Lanes, Marge’s Place
>> Lisa Hart: Falls & Hartville areas
>> Kim Zink: Green area
>> Deb Ledford: Ellet & Springfield area
>> Diane: Turkeyfoot Links

***We are in need of LARGE donation items for the Live Auction. Lisa Houck will be purchasing something from Don Drumm. Past items include gutter caps, kayak, casino trip – anything $300 or over a donor would like to give will be considered!***

Baskets for Raffle:

Becky has 15 baskets started already! Please leave your donations upstairs at The Upper Deck with Becky Smith/ TJ Mozik on it. This is a great time to donate unused gifts you may have received (no open or used items, please). Doantions need to be to Becky by June 10th, please!
>> Basket Comittee: Becky, Debbie Rubino, Jackie, Charme
>> Note: Becky, do we need a day of event committe to help set up & pass out baskets people won? Maria volunteers for this if so…

>> Committee: Jennie, Vickie, Charme, Lynnie

Booze Board:
All sisters are asked to donate a bottle of wine or liquor to be raffled off. If we have enough, we would like to hae a wine board and a booze bord. Tickets would be $5 for the wine board, and $10 for the booze board. If we only have enough bottles for one board, tickets will be $10 each. Please leave your bottle upatairs at The Upper Deck CLEARLY Marked TJ Mozik Booze Board.

>> Note: Do we have/need a committee for this? I may have missed it…


We decided on RED t-shirts this year. We will be ordering a total of 200 shirts in sizes M – XXL in appropriate amounts.

Day Before Event Food Prep:
Friday, June 16th at 10:00 am, we ask any available sisters to come help cut fruit and vegetables for the Pig Roast. Please bring your own knife and cutting board!


Monthly Basket Raffle

Our Indians Basket raised $480!! many thanks to our hard working sisters who sold tickets and to Becky for her ever-creative talent with the baskets.

May Patriotic Basket:
The basket will be raffled off on Saturday, May 27th. We have plenty of items and Becky will once again lend her hand in making the basket. She will have the basket at The Upper Deck by Wednesday, May 17th. Please take the time to sell some tickets when you stop by the Deck for a bite or for a drink. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and are behind the bar with the basket. You may walk behind the bar to get them if the bartenders are busy.

June Basket Theme is BBQ!!! Now accepting all barbecue related items! Please leave items CLEARLY MARKED upstairs at The Upper Deck. Thank you!


Dates To Remember:
May 17 – 27: Sell raffle tickets for Patriotic Basket
May 24: Secret Sister Meeting at Upper Deck at 5:30
May 27th: Patriotic Basket Raffle
June 10: Donated Items for baskets due
June 16: Pig Roast Food Prep 10:00 am Upper Deck



“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert