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.


Star Lake Executive

Fun Day & Fishing Derby!

Fun Day:

The fun day was another huge success this year and the weather cooperated as well.  Games such as shoe toss, wheelbarrow rides, three-legged race, leap frog, swimming and tug-of-war were only part of a fantastic day.  The best loon call was won by Sophie DeWolf and the best wolf call was won by Cameron Dobson.  We would like to thank Shirley Dobson for inviting everyone to use her beach and we would like to especially thank Karen Gillies for running such an awesome event.  Karen is the best fun day event coordinator/planner/hostess this side of the Muskoka River!!!

Fun Day 2014
Fun Day 2014
Fun Day 2014

Fishing Derby:

This year we had 13 contestants in the derby battling for two prizes, biggest pike and biggest bass.  It was a clean sweep in both categories as Willi Thurner won the biggest pike with an entry of 2 lbs 8 oz and he also had the biggest bass with 1 lb 10 oz.   The president of the association winning both prizes……..hmmmmm sounds fishy. Honourable mention goes to Sam Netten-Mackay and Connor Bliss who had good days but just fell a little short.  We hope next year to get more fishermen and liars involved in the derby!!!

Fishing Derby 2014

See the rest of the photos from the Fishing Derby and Fun Day here.

Non-Payer Lawsuit:

It has been brought to our attention about a precedent setting court case involving people who do not pay their fair share of the road.  If you go to www.foca.on.ca/case-law you will read about the Point Abino Association versus Lee where the court ruled in favour of the Association and said that Mr. Lee was having “unjust enrichment” by not paying his share.  It has also been brought to our attention that other local associations in the area have taken their non-payers to court and won.   We are hoping that the remaining outstanding fees are paid and that everyone remains amicable because the feeling at the AGM is to pursue our non-payers as well.  We are trying to get the name of the lawyer who handled the local cases as to gauge the cost and direction to follow.  We will keep you posted.

If you are a member of our association and have not received the minutes of the Annual Meeting via email, please contact us.

Fun Day & Fishing Derby, this Saturday!

This is a reminder that the annual Star Lake Fun Day is this Saturday August 2nd at 1 o’clock at Dobson Beach (110 star lake woods road).  The rain day is Sunday.  There will be hot dogs, prizes, ribbons, and good times for all the kids!! (and parents too!!).  The teenagers will be playing volleyball, so come out and have a great time.

The Fishing Derby will be on Saturday August 2nd from 6am till noon.  You must register ahead of the derby.  The cost is $2 and you can register at Willi and Elaine’s at 47 Morningside Dr.  There will be a tote board and weigh-in station at the end of their dock.  All fish must be released at the dock to qualify for the derby, no exceptions.  This is a catch and release tournament.  There will be $25 for largest bass and $25 for largest pike. Winners will be announced at the fun day.  Good Luck !!!!!

You can check out photos from last year’s Fun Day here.

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.


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