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                                              A Message from the President

                                             November, 2016

 

The leaves have all turned colour by now and most are already on the ground – a sure sign that the prime cottage season has come to an end for this year.

The past 12 months have been and exciting period for the Balsam Lake Association. We published our first annual Newsletter and we convened a General Meeting in June to review and ratify our new By-Laws which received the unanimous support of the membership. We believe the new structure will be much more efficient in managing the Association and more effective in helping us achieve our goals.

At our recent General Meeting held in accordance with the new By-Law, we approved a number of amendments to the By-Law stemming from comments that were received at the June meeting. Most notably, for those who were at the June Meeting, we have eliminated the use of the term Supporters and adopted the term Associate Members.  This change brought about some other wording changes throughout the By-Law, the full text of which is available on this website through the 'Membership tab - click on the "By-Law' selection.

As well, at that recent General Meeting we welcomed a number of new Board members and expressed our thanks to those leaving the Board. We now have a full complement of Board members representing all 13 Geographic Areas around the Lake. To identify your representative check out the tab ‘Our Board’ on this website. We also elected our incoming slate of Officers for the coming. They are as follows:

President: Bob Nixon

Secretary & Past President: Doug Erlandson

Treasurer: Gerry Mckeown

For the coming year we will continue to focus on membership growth along with a number of specific issues that affect our ‘Quality of Life at the Lake’.

You can always reach us through the  ‘Contact Us  tab on this website or by email at: balsamlakeassociation@gmail.com.

Have a great winter and we’ll ‘See you at the Lake’ next spring.

Bob Nixon - President