Meeting Minutes


Davidson Lake Association

Annual General Meeting

July 8th, 2023


Megan Wilkins called the meeting to order at 10:35 am and welcomed everyone to the     2023 Davidson Lake Association Annual General Meeting

A motion was made by Mac Wilson to accept the AGM Agenda

Seconded by Brian Hayden

All in favor. Agenda accepted as presented.

A motion was made by Brian Hayden to approve the 2022 AGM minutes.

Seconded by Janet Morton

All in favor. Minutes approved.

2022 Financial Statement by Jeanne Sayre (See Appendix A)

Jeanne presented the Financial Statement for 2022.

A motion was made by Brian Hayden to accept the 2022 Financial Statement.

Seconded by Roger Schwartz

All in favor. Financial Statement accepted

2023 Budget by Jeanne Sayre (See Appendix B)

Jeanne presented the 2023 Budget. The budget is showing a deficit and the hopes are additional donations will come in to cover the higher road expenses incurred.

A motion was made by Mac Wilson to accept the 2023 budget.

Seconded by Brent Henry

All in favor. Budget accepted.

Update on Roads & Trails by Megan Wilkins

Megan provided an update on the roads.  A special “Thank You” to Ken Donald for his dedication to the work of the roads here at the lake and obtaining a new grader. The costs were higher than in years past and additional funds will be required.

Megan announced a “Name that Trail” competition for our 3 trails. If you are interested in submitting a name, please email davidsonlakenb@gmail by July 31, 2023. Winners will be announced at the corn boil August 26, 2023.

Note:  Any assistance with maintenance and addition of trail signs would be appreciated.

No questions from the audience.

New Brunswick Alliance of Lakes Association Update by Arnie Wilkins

Arnie presented an update on the NBALA.  He covered the 4 areas of testing which are dissolved oxygen, PH, temperature and conductivity.  All levels are within normal parameters.

Arnie presented a report of the last years of testing for the lake, and also compares these tests to all other lakes in that are members of the NBALA.  Davidson Lake is “middle of the pack.” 

Arnie also presented a bathymetry map showing the various depths of the lake and explained the advantages of the deep water hole and how that, along with the fact this is a spring-fed lake, helps with keeping the water healthy.

Note:  Regular testing of of the water will continue this summer and anyone interested in assisting, would be appreciated.

Question:  A post was made in the Davidson Lake Facebook group about someone seeing blue green algae in the lake.  Was it blue algae? Arnie didn’t believe so.

Question:  If it was, is there a cure for it?  Arnie said no.

Question:  Is the input and output of the water still a concern?  Arnie stated not a concern, water levels are fine.

Fundraising and Community by Megan Wilkins

Fundraising efforts continue this year for the roads and community activities. For all donations over $20, members will be given a Directory. This year Diane Upshall organized a yard sale that raised $1000 for the Association! Special thank you to Diane and partners for their hard work.

T-shirts ($22) and sweatshirts ($45) will be ordered again this year and order forms are available. New this year are hats ($20) and thermos ($15) and are available for purchase.

A special thank you to Aunden Rae for his donation of the materials for the new bench at the beach and for his help with installation of the new Davidson Lake sign. 

Nature Activities will be offered again this summer by Emily Kenny. The dates have been posted on the Facebook page as well as our Welcome to Summer pamphlet.

Our first community event, the Hot dog social, is to take place following the AGM. Special thank you to Gary at the Bible Camp for providing the space and food.  Annual Corn Boil will be held August 26, 2023  – more information to follow.

Questions from the floor: 

Who cleans the garbage shed?  Megan stated that there was no set list, volunteer basis.  Barb Boyd said she would like to volunteer to help with a partner.

A question was raised on concern for the lake levels.  Megan indicated that this was due to the fact that the beavers have returned, and there has been a high amount of rain this year.  She indicated that the association is keeping an eye on the levels and will reach out to other lakes in the NBALA should there be any concerns.  There was mention of concerns of erosion, it was acknowledged that these high water levels are contributing to a form of erosion, but the Association will work with experts, as they have in the past to address any major concerns if they arise.

Jeanne Sayre made a motion to have future Financial Statements audited by a member of the Association for transparency purposes. 

Seconded by ?

All in favor. Motion carried.

Annual Election –  Greg Gallagher

Nominations requested from the floor 3 times for the current Executive.  There were no additional nominations.  Greg moved that the nominations be accepted as presented. All in favor. Motion was carried. All nominated executives were acclaimed.

  • Megan Wilkins, President
  • Dan Debow, Vice President
  • Jeanne Sayre, Treasurer
  • Lisa Howe, Secretary

Nominations requested from the floor 3 times for Directors at large. 

Brian Hayden nominated Susan Hayden and she accepted the nomination.

Barb Boyd nominated Diane Upshall and she accepted the nomination.

No additional nominations received. Greg moved that the nominations be accepted as presented. The motion was carried. All nominated Directors were acclaimed.

  • Arnie Wilkins
  • Ken Donald
  • Aunden Rae
  • Chelsea Whidden
  • John Prime
  • Susan Hayden
  • Diane Upshall

Next Meeting

The next AGM is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2024 – time and location to be determined

A motion was made by Greg Gallagher to adjourn. The meeting was adjourned at 11:45am

Lisa Howe, Secretary

Hotdog Social to follow (Donated & Hosted by Bible Camp)

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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