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The Owners' and Residents' Association of Lake Bernard

About the Association

The Owners’ and Residents’ Association of Lake Bernard is a non-profit corporation created under Part 3 of the Quebec Companies Act. It was incorporated in 1979 as a successor to the Lac Bernard Cottager’s Association, and has an average annual membership of about 250-300 property owners.

2020 Zoom AGM
The 2020 Annual General Meeting was held virtually on May 26 because of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Association is made up of a team of volunteers who fight for the quality of the environment, safety and security around the lake to keep Lake Bernard in a state that can be enjoyed by present and future generations. The volunteers:

  • advocate on behalf of the lake community with the municipalities of La Pêche and Low and the provincial government
  • operate www.lacbernard.ca – the bilingual Association website that provides an enormous amount of information including all of the meeting reports, water quality monitoring, news – and more
  • place navigation buoys around the lake where there are rocks
  • monitor water quality regularly
  • operate a network of Bay Captains who keep tabs on the water in their bays
  • try to control the spread of invasive species like Eurasian Milfoil
  • work with residents on issues of unauthorized access through private land
  • organize an annual Association Day – a regatta with benefits!
  • make a map of the lake available to all members
  • sell great logo items – hats, mugs, shirts for babies, kids and grown-ups, aprons – and more as well as aerial photos of the bays around the lake.

The Association has a board of 14 directors, elected at the annual general meeting (AGM). The board of directors meets about 5 times a year. The 14 Directors elect five officers of the Corporation: a President, 2 Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer at its first meeting following the AGM of the membership. The formal AGM (the business meeting of the Association where reports are tabled and elections are held) is held in the Spring of each year while a less formal information meeting is held in the Fall.

The Association is always in search of new ideas as well as new people to keep the Association and the Executive fresh and vital. Make a difference by joining a committee, getting involved in your lake community, and meeting your neighbours. Contact us and we’ll get you plugged in.

 

Weather Report

Want to know what kind of weather to expect at the lake? Click here to go to the nearest weather station.

In the dry season please check at SOPFEU before lighting an open fire.

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Fall meeting

Here is the draft agenda for the December 8, 2021 fall meeting of members.

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News

The 2021 Water Quality Test Results are in: 2021.htm

Read the spring-summer issue of the newsletter here. Newsletters are archived in the news section.

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Survey

The online membership survey is now closed and we thank everyone for their responses. In total, we have received 118 responses. Your feedback and ideas will help us map activities for the coming summer. To view the summary findings, please follow this link:
Survey (docs.google.com)

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Members Only

Minutes of the association's 2021 spring AGM and earlier meetings, as well as financial reports of the association are available on the Business page. NEW! That page also presents minutes of meetings of the executive board.

The 2021 membership roster is now available.

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