Hello to all the property owners on Mink Lake.  This spring has been up and down weather wise but I read that the weather network is predicting a hotter and drier summer than normal.  After the last few years, it will be a welcome change.

At the Annual General Meeting last September, the executive was elected; a decision to join FOCA and purchase liability insurance was agree upon and an agreement to hold annual fees at $20 instead of the $25, set forth the year before, was decided.

We now are a member of the Federation of Ontario Cottage Associations. (FOCA).  Members will receive a separate e-mail or snail mail on how to access FOCA information.   We are in the process of getting liability insurance and should have it in place within a week or so.

At a recent executive meeting it was decided to have an Information Meeting at the Lake St. Peter Community Centre on June 6th at 11:00 a.m. Children are welcome to attend.  It is not an ideal date but we learned that the community centre books up very quickly in the summer.  At the meeting, we will outline the benefits and processes related to FOCA.  We will also have a free BBQ and have signup sheets for activities this summer.  Some of the definite events are: a Children’s Fishing Derby and BBQ (July25th), a Community Garage Sale (August 8th) and a community potluck and bonfire (Aug 22nd).  There are other activities that we are proposing but they will depend on volunteers and participation.  The possible activities  are ATV Trail rides, euchre, cards, board games, bonfires, potluck dinners, walking club, book club, dinner and theatre in Bancroft, golf, horseshoes, photography, astronomy, geocaching, and anything that is of interest to our members.  Contact John McLellan if you have more suggestions.  Please RSVP any Board member so we can purchase sufficient food for the BBQ.

I encourage all of you to join the association.  Our goal is to improve the social, safety and environmental life on our lake.  For many of you, Mink Lake is your summer home and an important asset in your portfolio.  It should be a safe, fun place to live.  Without a major commercial asset on the lake (e.g. marina or store), it is hard for cottagers to get to know other cottagers.  We hope to assist you in getting to know your neighbours.  Contact Valda Cormack for more information about joining the association.

A thank you to Tamra and Paul Allure for their contributions to the association.  They recently had to resign as Board members due to other pressures.  Finally, a thank you to Valda who has been e-mailing you with updates about the lake.

Dates to Remember

June 6th  11:00 a.m. General  Information Meeting and BBQ Lake St. Peter Community Centre
July 25th 11:00 a.m. Children’s Fishing Derby and BBQ Boat launch
August 8th a.m. Community Garage Sale Boat launch
August 22nd Community Potluck Dinner and bonfire
Sept. 6th at 11:00 a.m. Annual General Meeting Lake St. Peter Community Centre



The 2014/2015 Board Executive

President John McLellan 613-338-5286   613-919-5697 2125 B Mink Lake Rd.
Vice –President open
Treasurer Valda Cormack 613-338- 1142 2125A Mink Lake Rd.
Secretary Linda MacLennan 613-338-1176 996F Dam Road
Social open
Environmental Gordon Cohen 613-338-5403 210 Hammond Rd.
Communications open


We are looking for additional Board members.  We need many more if we want a regatta next year.


Thank you,


John McLellan



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