The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held on Saturday morning of the August long weekend. It is hosted at one of our lake's marinas (on a rotating basis).
At the AGM various directors present information about their portfolio. This is very helpful to members, as they can quickly get an overview of any issues that are impacting our lake (e.g., repairs to courtesy markers, forestry in the area, water testing results).
There is usually a guest speaker who is able to bring expert information about a specific topic. For example, at this year’s 2019 AGM Lisa Thompson joined us to talk about water testing on the lake. In 2018 AGM we had OPP Traffic Sergeant Byron Newell talk specifically about boater safety, noise on the lake, and drinking & boating. He also conducted a Q & A session. At the 2017 meeting LWCA member and FOCA Director Terry Beetam spoke about the benefits of belonging to the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations.
The AGM is an excellent opportunity for members to ask questions. It is also a time to put your name forward if you would like to get a bit more involved in the lake (e.g., helping with maintaining trails).
The AGM is well attended and enjoyed - both as an information meeting as well as a social event. Lunch is provided to members and 'friends of the lake'. Please lug-a-mug and have the chance to win a prize!
Please save the date for the 2020 AGM - Saturday August 1. Location TBA. Registration opens at 9:30. The meeting begins at 10:00. Bring a lawn chair and lug a mug!
When members are called to join the Order of the Cockeyed Loon, they must take part in a loon flapping ceremony - with all of the other Cockeyed Loons who are at the meeting. (Four Loons Marina, 2019)
Our Jr Loons programs provide opportunities for kids ages 3-12 to participate in social programs which instil an appreciation for the lake environment and provide opportunities to form life long friendships. Lake Stewards programs provide opportunities for youth ages 12 and up to work together to tackle such projects as trail maintenance, small construction jobs, social media posts and helping out with Jr Loons programs.
Every year on Saturday afternoon of the Labour Day weekend, families and friends gather at Tanglewood Marina to take part in a treasure hunt of epic proportions. The hunting takes between 2 and 3 hours, depending on how hard the clues are and how far you have to walk! Some families run, others go very slowly (the winner has to plan the hunt for the following year).
Save the date for the 2020 hunt, on Saturday September 5th. It is being organized by the McGrath family, winner of this year’s hunt. Look for more information on Facebook.
Congratulations to the McGraths for winning the 2019 Treasure Hunt!
At one station two participants had to add a black beard to their faces.
This was a very tricky one!!!