Meeting Minutes



Annual General Meeting – June 26, 2022

Davidson Lake Association (DLA) Annual General Meeting was held on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 10:00 am. chaired by President, Megan Wilkins.  

Motion:  Motion made by Brian Hayden to accept the agenda as presented and seconded by Greg Gallagher.  Agenda accepted.

Motion:  Minutes of the August 2021 Annual General Meeting were provided prior to the meeting. Motion made by Greg Gallagher to approve the minutes as presented and seconded by Roger Schwartz. Minutes approved.

1. Welcome – Megan Wilkins

 The Lake Association was Formed in 2009 and is comprised of an elected executive.

The main focus is on the health of the lake and education on how to keep our lake healthy.

General info can be found at, on our bulletin board at the mouth of Carlin Lane, and Facebook.

Our contact info:

2. Financial Update – Claude Tremblay

The Financial Summary was presented for the period ending December 31, 2021 (see Annex A) 

Budget for 2022 presented for approval (see Annex B)

Goal is to have a reserve for next spring’s roadwork. Prices have gone up and gravel is now $200/load, which has affected our budget.

Motion: Motion made by Arnie Wilkins to approve the 2021 Financial Statement and 2022 budget as presented and seconded by John Prime. Budget accepted.

The board of directors proposed the merger of the three existing accounts into one account. This will allow the association to conduct one fundraising drive.  Currently there is one for Carlin Lane side road work, one for Sandy Cove side road work and the third for general operations (membership). 

Motion: Motion made by Sharon Henry to merge the three accounts but maintain records showing amounts received and spent and seconded by Stephanie Henry.  Motion accepted.

3. Update on Roads and Trails – Megan Wilkins in Ken Donald’s absence

Grading has been completed.

There is a large culvert on Sandy Cove Road that will require significant culvert work.

Clear signage is required for the trails.

Question: could consultation with the land owners occur prior to work beginning on replacement culverts?

4. New Brunswick Alliance of Lakes Association – Arnie Wilkins

The NBALA is an educational environmental group comprised of 13 lakes. The benefits of being a member of this association are: bathymetry study, water testing equipment, data loggers and analysis, “clean, drain, dry “ signage and trailer, invasive plant control training and awareness. The “clean, drain, dry “ trailer will be at bass tournaments at multiple lakes over the summer.  The Invasive Species Council will be providing invasive pant control workshops this summer and representing Davidson lake is member Emily Kenny.  She will then pass this information along to others during a trained paddle control event. The goal is to locate and identify different species on our lake. Handouts provided on keeping our lake healthy, Eurasian water-milfoil, Blue-green algae, and ticks. 

5. Local Service Districts (LSD) amalgamation update – Mike Arbuckle

At the end of the year “Dumfries” will no longer exist. The following local governments will be amalgamated: Village of Millville, Town of Nackawic, Communities of Upper Queensbury, Bear Island & Springfield, LSD of Dumfries, LSD of Southampton. The town/village councils and LSD advisory committees will be replaced by a new elected council (election November 2022). You will vote for your own ward councillor and  mayor based on where you live, not your second residence. This new council will be in place as of January 1st, 2023 and will have the power to make changes to budgets, taxes, services, bylaw, etc  This will have no effect on garbage, policing and fire services. This will affect property taxes next year. NOTE: Road contract has been grandfathered for plowing.

6. Social Media Update – Megan Wilkins

We currently have a Facebook group – “Davidson Lake New Brunswick” which is a great way to see what is happening on the lake. Our website and logo have recently been updated; check out   We will also be adding Instagram, #DavidsonLakeAssociation,  which will be maintained by member Emily Kenny. The goal is to engage our youth on the lake.

7. Initiatives and Fundraising – Megan Wilkins

Our first membership appreciation event is scheduled for July 9th at Sandy Cove Bible Camp. This “hotdog social” will provide an opportunity to meet tfellow members and our community. Davidson Lake hoodies and t-shirts will be for sale sporting our new lake logo. Order forms will be available for those not in attendance at the AGM.

There are plans to have another event later in August.

Fundraising donations will be accepted via etransfer to password Davidson

If you would rather pay by cash or cheque, please contact us at or reach out to one our association directors.

“Welcome to Summer” pamphlet has been created and distributed at the AGM. Directors will also be hand delivering these to members not in attendance at the AGM.

8. Closing Remarks

Question: Can the next AGM be scheduled for second Saturday in July to allow for more people to be back at the lake?

Question: Can the current sign be updated to sport our new logo?

Question: Can the option to create a second garbage shed on the Sandy Cove side be looked into?

9. Annual Election –  Greg Gallagher

Nominations requested from the floor for the current Board of Directors.  There were no additional nominations.  Greg moved that the nominations be accepted as presented. The motion was carried. All nominated Directors were acclaimed.

Zone 1Claude Tremblay Chelsea Whidden
Zone 2Derek Ogden Vacant
Zone 3Arnie Wilkins Mike Gardiner
Zone 4John Prime Vacant
Zone 5Ken Donald Vacant
Zone 6Aunden Rae Tina Hagerman-Peddle
Directors At LargeVacant  

Nominations requested from the floor for the current Executive.  There were no additional nominations.  Greg moved that the nominations be accepted as presented. The motion was carried. All nominated executives were acclaimed.

SecretaryJeanne Sayre
TreasurerClaude Tremblay
Vice PresidentDan Debow
PresidentMegan Wilkins

Next Meeting

The next AGM is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, 2023 – time and location to be determined

Motion made by Dianne Wilkins to adjourn.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 am.

Jeanne Sayre, Secretary

Annex A – 2021 Financial Statement

 GeneralSandyCarlin Total
Opening Fund balance3,802.855,715.511,052.66 10,571.02
Receipts (Road)0.003,895.005,280.00 9,175.00
Receipts (membership)1, 1,230.00
Advertising revenues550.000.000.00 550.00
  Total Revenues1,780.003,895.005,280.00 10,955.00
Grading expenses (spring)0.00-400.00-700.00 -1,100.00
Grading/ditching expenses (fall) 0.00
Gravel @ $150/load ($200 -2022)0.00-1,200.00-1,800.00 -3,000.00
Ditching0.000.000.00 0.00
Culvert0.00-1,133.070.00 -1,133.07
Directory publishing-328.230.000.00 -328.23
Office/bank fees-657.920.000.00 -657.92
Web related- -152.20
   Total Expenses-1,138.35-2,733.07-2,500.00 -6,371.42
Net Revenues & expenses641.651,161.932,780.00 4,583.58

Annex B – Budget 2022

 GeneralSandyCarlin Total
Opening Fund balance4,444.506,877.443,832.66 15,154.60
Receipts (Road)0.004,000.005,500.00 9,500.00
Receipts (membership)1, 1,230.00
Advertising revenues0.000.000.00 0.00
  Total Revenues1,230.004,000.005,500.00 10,730.00
Grading expenses (spring)0.00896.12823.88 1,720.00
Grading/ditching expenses (fall)0.00750.00750.00 1,500.00
Gravel @ $150/load ($200 -2022)0.001,600.002,000.00 3,600.00
Ditching0.000.000.00 0.00
Culvert0.004,500.003,000.00 7,500.00
Directory publishing0.000.000.00 0.00
Office/bank fees500.000.000.00 500.00
Web related160.000.000.00 160.00
   Total Expenses660.007,746.126,573.88 14,980.00
Net Revenues & expenses570.00-3,746.12-1,073.88 -4,250.00

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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