Meeting Minutes

Davidson Lake Association

Board of Directors’ Zoom Virtual Meeting November 11, 2021

Attendees:  Megan Wilkins, Claude Tremblay, Jeanne Sayre, Ken Donald, Arnie Wilkins

Absent: Mike Gardner, John Prime, Aunden Rae, Tina Hagerman Peddle, Chelsea Whidden, Derek Ogden, Dan Debow

Davidson Lake Association (DLA) Board of Directors’ Zoom Virtual Meeting was held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. chaired by President, Megan Wilkins.  

Motion:  Jeanne made a motion to accept the agenda as presented. Seconded by Arnie.  Agenda approved.

Motion: Minutes of the August 2021 AGM were provided prior to the meeting. A motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by Jeanne and seconded by Megan.  Minutes approved.

Motion:  Minutes of the September 2021 Board of Director’s meeting were provided prior to the meeting. A motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by Jeanne and seconded by Claude. Minutes approved.

Financial Update – Claude Tremblay

Statement was sent prior to the meeting (see Annex A). General operating fund and cash on hand has increased this year which leaves us in good position for the work needed next spring.

Fundraising was down from the year before, but the work completed was less. Culvert work will be required next spring if not before and funds are earmarked for this work.

General operating fund has $4400 which can be used for events planned for next year i.e. Davidson Lake Day

Jeanne received an email from Janet Morton advising there is an annual submission to SNB that needs to be completed in December. This includes the new names of Board of Directors.

Action: Jeanne and Claude to discuss and complete the required online submission.

Road Committee Update – Claude Tremblay

Charlie, who was to complete the fall grading, has taken sick and may not be able to complete this work this year. Plan B would be to add more gravel on Carlin Lane.

Action: Ken to follow up with Charlie to confirm if he is able to complete the grading.

Water Testing Committee – Dan Debow

No update provided

NBALA – Arnie Wilkins

Annual meeting of the NBLA occurred last week. There is hope of having a new member from Sweden, who is an expert on lakes, analyze the data that has been collected for the past several years.

RPC will be supplying sample bottles to test the water in the fall and spring. This will generate a complete profile of the water. These reports can then be interpreted and understand the chemical analysis of our water.  

Septic System Study is taking place in coordination with the Department of Environment. Looking to see what other jurisdictions are doing to provide ideas/options. Yoho Lake took the lead as they have many challenges due to lot sizes and hilly terrain.

Invasive Plant Patrol Program was not able to provide workshops this past summer due to Covid 19. The goal for next year is to offer field workshops and take a group of volunteers out on a lake to get hands-on experience surveying and identifying invasive plant species as a “training activity”. These volunteers would then be able to identify the different species of plants at our lake using reference cards, provided by the NBALA.  This activity is would be great for lake residents, families and young volunteers to get involved in our lake and the health of our lake. Arnie will also be assembling 3 viewing kits, which will be ready for the spring.

Garbage/Recycling Sheds – Megan Wilkins

No concerns or complaints have been received. No contact made with Trius at this time to discuss options.

Action: Ken to forward contact information to Megan in order to discuss plans going forward.

New Business

DLA Mandate

Megan read our current mandate listed on the website. There were no recommended changes to the current mandate. If there are recommendations at a later date, this can be revisited.

Fundraisers for next year

1. Sell lake merchandise. Arnie suggested looking at updating the logo. Jeanne suggested engaging our members to create a new logo. We can challenge our members, via our Facebook page and our website, to submit their creative options for a fresh new logo. The Board can then select a new logo from those submitted before merchandise is ordered for next spring. 

Action: Megan to obtain some quotes for T-shirts, hoodies, etc.

Action: Jeanne to draft a post to request submissions for a new logo

2. Donation Draw. Discussions continued to develop a tiered system for our yearly donations, which would include a draw. For example, Gold = $100 donation, Silver = $75 donation and Bronze = $50 donation. Each level would have a draw for a prize. Further discussion needed to establish the prizes for the different levels.

Action: Claude to review donation trends in order to develop the levels.

3. Lake Activities/Community Events. Bring forward to our next meeting

Website – Megan Wilkins

Megan would like to engage others to look after the website. Jeanne suggested posting on our Facebook group that we are looking for a volunteer to take over updating the website.

Action: Megan to post this to our Facebook group.

Round Table:

No comments

Next Meeting

The next DLA Bd. of Directors’ Meeting via Zoom is scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m

Motion to adjourn by Megan and seconded by Claude. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Jeanne Sayre



1 Comment

  1. Fred Hughes

    What ever happened to Bill & Iris at the canteen? I remember walking over there along the lake to watch the most crummy movies on planet earth! But we loved it. The french fries. Oh they were so good. Cup after little cup of them, soaked with vinegar. And the walk back to the cove stumbling along, giggling and just being stupid little kids. Our flashlight going dim with each step until we arrived back at camp. My Nana would always be there waiting for me with a fresh batch of pop corn. With melted butter. What a beautiful little lake. I was probably 12-14 years old. Little did I know that in four or five years I would be in Vietnam spending many nights longing for that little lake. And those french fries!

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