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2020 Membership


Greetings from the Owners’ and Residents’ Association
Steve Kulba

Steve Kulba
Chair, Membership
membership@lacbernard.ca

When you join the Owners’ and Residents’ Association of Lake Bernard you become a member of one of the strongest and most active lake associations in the region. Our membership in 2019 was 257 members.

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 us and future generations. The volunteers:

  • advocate on your behalf with the municipalities of La Pêche and Low and the provincial government on issues that are important to you and your property
  • 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 monthly and along one-quarter of the lake’s shoreline each year
  • operate a network of Bay Captains who keep tabs on the water in their bays 
  • try to prevent invasive species like zebra mussels
  • work with residents on issues of unauthorized access through private land
  • work with the provincial government and the police on emergencies like retrieving the car from the lake in 2011
  • organize special events like shoreline workshops
  • organize an annual Association Day – a regatta with benefits!
  • create and distribute maps of the lake
  • sell great logo items – hats, mugs, shirts for babies, kids and grown-ups – and more
  • operate an email listserv for anyone at the lake to join to share information - see https://mailman.lacbernard.ca/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/listserv.

We need you and your ideas. We always need 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.

Join us! Simply mail a copy of the completed membership form and your cheque to the address indicated.  Or take advantage of our electronic payment by using PayPal or Interac. Email your membership fees through https://www.paypal.com to ‘membership@lacbernard.ca’ and indicate the civic address of your lake property and any changes to your contact details.

Our membership fees are now $50 to help raise monies to combat the milfoil issue. Regardless of the payment method, you can indicate if you would like to donate additional funds beyond your membership fee to address the environment, security and/or clubhouse operations.

Become a member or Renew for 2020
Find out more at http://lacbernard.ca/home/home.htm.
Send an e-mail to membership@lacbernard.ca.

 


Weather Report

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

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Spring meeting

Click to see the Agenda and notice of the 2020 spring AGM taking place on the internet May 26, 2020 18:00 EST via Zoom videoconference.

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News

Letters to government about opening access to cottages, and the spring issue of the newsletter are available via the news section of our website.

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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 fall 2019 meeting and earlier meetings, as well as financial reports of the association are available on the Business page.

The 2019 membership roster is now available.

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