13th Annual General Meeting 2023

Held: Monday April 17, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m.

For Reference:

Financial Statements for the meeting are posted here.

Slides for the presentation are posted here.

Agenda:
1. BCLSA – Financials & Election of Directors

  • Financial Statements
  • Membership Approval of Financial Statements
  • Election of Directors

2. Update on the “Healthy Lake” program

  • Eurasian Milfoil
  • Starry Stonewort
  • Water Quality Testing

3. Your Lake Community

  • Natural Shorelines
  • Spring Cleanup Day
  • Spongy Moth Update
  • Wildfire Preparedness
  • Fishing Resources
  • Fireworks Bylaw
  • Canada Day Boat Parade

4. Open Discussion & Questions

Notes:

  1. This meeting was recorded. The live recording can be accessed on YouTube at a restricted access link. (Only those with the link can access the recording). The link for the YouTube video recording can be found here.
  1. Please fill in our survey to provide us feedback about the meeting after watching the video. We are very interested in your comments. The link to the feedback survey can be found here.
  1. Please review the financial reports for the meeting here.
  1. At the AGM, Board members were elected / re-elected. We are always interested in welcoming new Board members, so please consider joining the team – we always welcome and need fresh perspectives. And remember, even if you don’t wish to join as a Board Member, we welcome all assistance for the many initiatives being undertaken for the betterment of our Lake.

The following were items that all members should note/consider.

  • If anyone is interested in connecting with other people on the Lake with similar interests (e.g. those that enjoy Nature Walks may want to get together, those that like playing board games etc.) please send an email to bigcedarlakesa@gmail.com indicating for which of the activities listed on the Whiteboard (or any others that were not be listed) you would like to find like-minded people.
  • Don Austin will be retiring from his role as Treasurer after this year, so we are looking for someone who can step into this role. Preferably sooner than later so they can learn from Don during the year. If anyone has any interest / ability to take over the role of Treasurer, please contact any member of the Board.
  • If any member is interested in purchasing mats to install in their beach area, then the Board can help with information on suppliers and methods of installing.
  • Please try to avoid the channel behind the Big Island, in order to ensure you are not picking up fragments of Starry Stonewort and spreading it to other areas of the Lake. If using the Public Boat Launch, then please make sure you stay between the channel that is marked by the white bottles.
  • If you know of good contractors / services in the area perhaps you (or we) could approach them so that our sponsor section can be used by cottagers to find recommended vendors.
  • Send an email to Leo DeSorcy (ldesorcy@aol.com) if you are able to help out with the new Annual Spring Cleanup effort on Saturday June 3 (rain date is June 4).
  • Roads committees are encouraged to hold Wildfire Preparedness information sessions ($500 Grant available).
  • Please meet up with us in Clam Bay just before 2 pm on Saturday July 1, with your boat decorated as much as you want, to commemorate Canada Day for the Canada Day boat parade.
  • Encourage your neighbours to provide their e-mails to bigcedarlakesa@gmail.com to be added to the Lake distribution list , even if they are not interested in paying the membership and/or Healthy Lake fees. We try to always send messages using “BCC” option so people’s private e-mail addresses are not compromised.

12th Annual General Meeting 2022

The AGM was held on Wednesday April 27, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. via a Zoom call.

Slides for the AGM presentation, for those that could not attend, are posted here.

Financial Statements for the meeting are posted here.

The details of the minutes can be accessed here.

This meeting was recorded. The live recording can be accessed on YouTube at a restricted access link. (Only those with the link can access the recording). The link for the YouTube video recording can be found here.


11th Annual General Meeting 2021

The AGM was held on Tuesday May 11, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. via a Zoom call.

The AGM presentation, for those that could not attend, is here.

The details of the minutes can be accessed here.


10th Annual General Meeting 2020

The AGM is usually scheduled for the May long weekend.  However, due to the COVID 19 restrictions, that membership gathering was cancelled for 2020.  Members received regular updates via email from the Board for 2020.


9th Annual General Meeting 2019

The AGM was held on Sunday May 19th, 2019 at 10:00 at the Wilson Park Hall. 

The AGM presentation, for those that could not attend, is here.

The minutes from the meeting can be viewed here.


8th Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM was held on Sunday May 20th, 2018 at 10:00am at the Wilson Park Hall.

The AGM presentation, for those that could not attend, is here.

The minutes from the meeting can be viewed here.


7th Annual General Meeting 2017

The AGM was held on Saturday May 21st, 2017 at 9:30am at the Wilson Park Hall.

The AGM presentation, for those that could not attend, is here.

There was also a great presentation by Amanda Cooper of Trent University with lots of great information about Big Cedar Lake’s Healthy Lake Program.

You can read either of the above two documents online or download them.


6th Annual General Meeting 2016

The AGM was held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 at 9:30am at the Wilson Park Hall on Northey’s Bay Road.

You may view the 2016 AGM presentation below:
AGM Presentation May 21, 2016

The minutes from the meeting can be viewed here.


Big Cedar Lake Stewardship Association AGM 2012

Big Cedar Lake Stewardship Association AGM 2012