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6/23/24 ALA Annual Meeting Logistics & Agenda - Please Review!

We look forward to seeing you at the Averill Lakes Association Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 at Quimby Country between 11 am and 2 pm. We are grateful to Gene and Lilly Devlin to host us again.

This meeting is unlike previous Annual Meetings - not only the time of year but in the format and agenda. Please review the following. Registration (and some socialization) is between 11 am and 11:30 am. Please plan accordingly. After a brief opening from me at 11:30 am, we will be going directly to our keynote speaker, Sam Mayne, of the Essex County Natural Resources Conservation District, who will provide a high level overview of the Averill's Lake Watershed Action Plan. His talk is expected to go from 11:35 to about 12:15 with Q&A. From 12:15 to ~12:45 there will be a break where you can grab some lunch and say hello to your friends and neighbors. Please continue to enjoy the sandwiches, salads, and desserts as we move to the business part of the meeting where we have 5 things to accomplish before the 2pm adjournment.

  1. Elections - Under our bylaws, all of the officers serve a one year term. This term's officers (Bernie Gracy, Susan Gresser, Gennette Carr, and Connie Jackson) have volunteered to serve in their positions for another year. We serve at the behest of the members. If someone would like to run for President, VP, Treasurer, or Secretary please let one of us know. I would like to add if I am privileged to be re-elected I've notified the board that this would be my 4th and final term but look forward to continuing to serve the organization in what ever capacity that creates the most value.

  2. Camp Dues - at our last quarterly board meeting, a motion was made and adopted to raise camp dues to $25 from $20, subject to the approval of the majority of the membership at the Annual Meeting. The purpose of this increase is to fund our boat steward program next year to prevent aquatic invasive species for our lakes. It is uncertain what our reimbursement will be from the State of Vermont next year hence the increase. Based on a discussion last night, I expect an amendment from the floor to raise the dues to $30 subject to your approval. We ask for your support as we are putting the dollars to good use in protecting our beautiful lakes.

  3. Wake Boat Briefing - Susan Gresser will conduct a briefing on the status of our petition to opt-in for wake sports prohibition. Until that petition is fully adjudicated, wake boats are likely on their way. We are preparing a handout which Susan will review with all of you about what to do if you see wake boat operations that are not in conformance with the regulations.

  4. Raffle - we will announce the winner of the beautiful hand tied net from Sunny Brook Nets!

  5. Adjournment - we will adjourn the meeting at 2pm sharp to allow Gene, Lilly, and the Quimby's team to prepare for another event. We will also remind you to come to the Averill's LWAP Public Meeting taking place the following Sunday, June 30th, from 10 am to 12pm at Jackson's Lodge.

There will be no sales of t-shirts nor a 50/50 raffle this year because of the time constraints. Thank you in advance for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Averill Lakes Association Annual Meeting. On behalf of your leadership team and the Board of Directors, Bernie Gracy President, Averill Lakes Association

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