About the Lake Amphibian Club
The Lake Amphibian Club is an organization of Lake aircraft owners and aficionados which provides fellowship and communication for owners and future owners of Lake Amphibians. We have nearly 400 members in North America, Europe, Australia and throughout the world. The club is dedicated to the promotion of safety, knowledge, & proficiency through exchange of information. This is accomplished via a newsletter which is published six times a year, and through a very active members-only internet discussion forum. There is now an accumulation of over 1600 pages of newsletters going back over 30 years. This resource contains a wealth of information concerning the operation of Lakes, and is available for purchase by members of the club.
The club was founded in 1988 by Bill and Louise Goddard of Frostproof, Florida. Bill and Louise had a Lake Buccaneer and kept it parked on the lawn of their home on Lake Reedy. They initiated an annual Fly-In event which brought together Lake flyers from near and far and continues to this day.
The Fly-In (LakeFest), was held in Florida each winter or spring and normally lasts 4 days and features a series of seminars hosted by experts in the Lake community. Topics are explored in the areas of flying technique, maintenance problems and procedures, insurance, and travel discussions. A great deal of good fellowship is gained at this event and many have made lifetime friendships among the people they met here. Many Lake pilots and their spouses attend from all over, some with, most without their airplanes. In addition to the US and Canada, we have had numerous people attend from as far away as South America, Europe, and Australia. In recent years, the Club has tried to make the event more accessible the members in other parts of the country – Brainerd, MN and Alexandria, LA – and will continue to evaluate new locations.
In 2000, Bill Goddard became ill and was no longer able to manage the club. Club management was taken over by Marc & Jill Rodstein, of Wellington, Florida, who managed the club for 15 years until they retired in 2015.
In 2016 the club was reorganized as the Lake Amphibian Club, Inc. It is now run by an elected Board of Directors presently headed by Myron Mitchell, President.
Contact Us: Members of the Board of Directors
Barbara Fioravanti, New Bern NC, tel: 518. 495. 8702 email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Newsletter
John Staber, Old Chatham NY, tel: 518. 794. 9091 email: email@example.com | Advisor
Myron Mitchell, Advance NC, tel: 401. 602. 5131 email: firstname.lastname@example.org | President
Adrian Wood, Marlborough NH, tel: 603. 289. 4811 email: email@example.com | Treasurer | LakeFest
Marc Rodstein, Wellington FL, tel: 561. 948. 1262 email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Advisor
Gary Silver, Farmington UT, tel: 801-543-5801 email: email@example.com | Taining Liaison
John Silverberg, Sutton MA, tel: 774-230-3191 email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Insurance Liaison
With advice and support from many other members.