Early Summer Update, Dates for the Annual Meeting & FUN Day

A note was just sent to our membership announcing the upcoming dates for our Annual Meeting and FUN Day. These can always be found in the side bar of the website.

DATES

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday July 21st at #115 Star Lake Woods Road

Our FUN Day will be held on the August long weekend, Saturday August 4th (Rain Date August 5th) at #110 Star Lake Woods Road

SAFE QUIET LAKES

We would like to remind cottagers to be aware of their wake when boating. Star Lake Woods Association recommends the Safe Quiet Lakes guide of: “SLOW DOWN, BOW DOWN”. Near shore (within 30m) speed should be a maximum of 10km/h to avoid large wake.

Please see the following two links:

WATER QUALITY TESTING

Our water testing program with the MLA, has begun. If anyone is a member of the MLA, please let us know as we get a discount for each member of our association who has joined. The cost is $120 annually, which includes their Advantage Card, giving you discounts at participating retailers.

You can see the results, in our post, here.

ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA

Below is the proposed Agenda for the Annual Meeting:
Opening Remarks
Treasurer Update
Road Update
Water Quality
Quiet Waters
Road Update
Agreement to the By-Laws Constitution *(See Funds Allocation Policy below)
Winter Roads** See note below

** It is proposed that the winter road become an official part of the Star Lake Woods Association. The fee structure would remain the same, but would run through the SLWA account and have separate book keeping. As this is a change in our Constitution, there will need to be a vote on this, which we will do by email, in the weeks following the meeting.

* the agreement to be added to the By-Laws will be as follows:

Funds Allocation Policy

Money collected from the members of the Star Lake Woods Association shall be kept in three separate (booking keeping) accounts for:
a) Star Lake Woods Rd/Hill Top Lane’s remaining funds
b) Morningside Drive’s remaining funds
c) Common expenses, including the common road to the “Y”, Water Testing, Social Events, Administration Fees, etc. and Reserve Fund Common Road (suggest a balance kept of $4000, 30% from Morningside, and 70% from Star Lake Woods/Hill Top)

The treasurer will work with the road manager to advise how much money is available for use on each section of road.

The road manager will work with the President and Vice Presidents from each side to decide on any projects to be done on a yearly basis.

TREASURER’S REPORT

A report from our Treasurer was also included with the email

ROAD UPDATE

Our roads held up very well though the spring thaw with no washouts or major repairs. The road has just been graded and we will be adding gravel to the main shared portion from Turtle Lake Rd to the ‘Y’, as we discussed last year at the AGM. We hope to have this completed before the July long weekend (weather permitting).

If you’re a member of the Star Lake Woods Association, and didn’t get the email, please check your spam folder. If you still have not gotten our email, please  contact us and let us know, and we can check that we have the correct email address for you.

2015 Fun Day, Fishing Derby and Annual Meeting

The fishing derby, fun day, and AGM will take place on Saturday July 25th.

The fishing derby will run from 7am until 12 noon. There is $25 for largest pike and $25 for the largest bass.  The cost is $2 and the official weigh in station will be the same as last year on the end of the Thurner dock.  All fish must be released at the dock for your entry to count.

The fun day will then begin at 1pmon the Dobson beach. Hot dogs, drinks, and prizes will be included. Thank you to Shirley and Karen for all their hard work.

Finally, the AGM will commence at 7pm at Pat and Gord’s place. Some members of the executive will be stepping down, so if you would like to get involved and make a difference… this is your chance!  Last week we cleaned up some small road issues and dropped 22 loads of stone.

Star Lake Woods Association, Fun Day & Annual Meeting Sign

We’ve started the Water Testing for the 2015 season, and you can read about the results from 2014 in the post below.

We now have a stone base from Turtle Lake Rd. all the way to the bottom of the big hill and part way on Morningside. The road will also be graded later this week. We are going to stay the course and get stone on the entire road system. Regardless of who grades the road, the stone base is keeping the road in good shape

Please see our Road Update for more details.

We need everyone to pay their dues as our fund is nearly depleted.  Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday July 25th.

Welcome Back Summer 2015

Hello Cottagers:

We hope everyone had a pleasant winter and are getting ready to head north. The road has held up quite well over the winter. Putting down all the stone last year really helped preserve the road. Since the long weekend is a little early this year and there is still frost in the ground, we will not be grading the road before the weekend. We have been given reports that it is acceptable for driving. We have five major projects planned for the upcoming season and are getting quotes from two main vendors. The majority of this work will be done in the next two weeks. If you have not paid your dues for this upcoming season we would really appreciate that you take care of this asap as the road work will commence very shortly. We will also send out one more communication after the executive meeting this weekend giving you more details on the road, fun day, fishing derby, agm, water quality, etc. We hope everyone has a great summer season and look forward to seeing everyone on the lake.

Thanks,

Star Lake Executive

Annual Meeting, Saturday July 26, 7pm

This is a reminder that the annual general meeting (AGM) is this Saturday July 26 at Pat and Gord’s cottage at 127 Star Lake Woods Rd beginning at 7 PM.  Please bring a chair and drinks.  Below is an agenda for the evening.

Agenda
1) Introductions —   Willi Thurner
2) Road Report —  Mark Jay
3) Treasurer Report — Pat Deane
4) Non Payer Issue — Willi Thurner
5) Water Quality — Karen Gillies
6) Fun Day — Karen Gillies
7) Winter Road — Neil Gillies
8) Fishing Derby — Willi Thurner
9) A.O.B. — Willi Thurner

Please come out and support your association.

Annual Meeting & Corn Roast last weekend & FUN DAY this weekend!

Today is FUN DAY! Grab all the kids and head on over to Dobson’s Beach at #110 Star Lake Woods Rd.  The Fishing Derby was this morning, and games will start at 2pm.

Last weekend we had our Annual Meeting & Corn Roast.  Interesting meeting led by President Peter Mokriy. As Peter is stepping down as President this year, he outlined some of the items that were dealt with during his time on the board including:

  • Renewed ByLaws & Constitution
  • New Website
  • Formation of the Winter Road Committee
  • Boat Launch (put to rest)
  • Purchasing the Road (put to rest)
  • Township taking over the Road (put to rest)
  • Major Road projects

Peter then passed on our Star Lake Woods Association “stamp” to Wil Thurner as he takes over the role of President.  If you missed the meeting, check with your neighbours for details, or you’ll be able to read about it in our upcoming newsletter.

Next came the fun part… CORN and socializing.

corn

You can see a full set of photos from the 2013 Annual Meeting and Corn Roast Set on our Flickr Site!