Holiday Greetings

On behalf of your entire SLCA Executive team, I would like to wish all our members the very best for a happy and joyful holiday season.  May you and your families enjoy a peaceful and love-filled time, and all the very best for a healthy and prosperous new year.

Stay warm and safe, and hope to see you all soon.

Sincerely,

Pat Stallaert,

SLCA Pesident

 

 

 

In the home stretch…

This certainly has been an exceptional and memorable  summer.  Despite some significant challenges such as the powerful wind storm that ripped through our lakeside community on the May long weekend.  Our members quickly gathered together to overcome the challenges and come back stronger than ever.

Though the fair weather and activities are nearing the end, there is still much left to do and be experienced as part of life in this amazing corner of the world. 

I’d like to cordially invite all members to take part in our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 29th.  Following last years format, we will be holding our meeting virtually using the Zoom platform with the assistance of our partners at the Federation of Ontario Cottager Associations (FOCA).  This will be an evening, weekday meeting in the hopes that more of you will be able to find the time to participate and have access to high-speed internet to support the video and audio of this meeting.

Please reserve this date and we look forward to seeing all at our AGM. 

You will receive an email invitation to join the meeting along with a link to our agenda and a copy of the draft minutes from our 2021 AGM meeting.  We ask that you review these minutes in advance of the meeting to familiarize yourself with the business last covered and to be prepared to accept or amend those minutes on September 29th.

There is much important and exciting news to share with you so we hope to see you all at our upcoming AGM.

If any of you know of a family member who is not comfortable with the practice of online meetings, please feel free to assist them in making the connection.  Alternatively, members may elect to appoint a proxy to represent them at the meeting by sending written notification (email or letter) to Membership@Steenburglake com in advance of the meeting.

See you at the AGM!

Storm Shirts available on Estore

Hello Members,

We recently received a limited supply of what we are calling ‘Storm’ T-shirts.  The supply received was provided to us at a discounted rate from the printer so we were able to offer them at a the same discounted rate.  The shirts were very popular and sold out pretty quick.

For anyone who is still interested in purchasing a ‘Storm’ Tshirt you can do so through the Estore.  Please note that shirts are now at regular cost but you can save on shipping by selecting to ‘pick up at lake’

Shirts will be available for pick up by Thanksgiving weekend

The link will be open until September 16th!  So please don’t delay.

A Minimum order is required to print – should we not reach that number you will be contacted.

From MemberZone click on Merchandise to access the estore link!

Thank You

A Big Thank You

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone that paid their 2022 membership dues this week through e-transfer or Paypal.  I received over 40 payments after the Reminder Notice email went out earlier this week.

Electronic payments can still be made using our website link: https://memberpay.steenburglake.com. Alternatively, cheques payable to SLCA or cash can be provided. These can be picked up or you can contact membership@steenburglake.com for my mailing address.

Enjoy your day, Lorie Butkus-Hill, Membership 

 

Reminder: SLCA Membership Fee 2022

FRIENDLY REMINDER NOTICE

The effects of the May 21st wind storm are still being felt around our lake. Many people are very busy and continue to work on clean up, repairs, re-building and resolving insurance claims. We are also dealing with increasing cases of COVID, again. It is for these reasons that our membership canvassers will not come out this summer making visits to speak with you and collect our $30 annual dues.

We encourage our owners to continue to be part of our Steenburg Lake community and appreciate payments being made electronically this year, if you can. We offer PayPal, e-transfer, cash or cheques.

Electronic payments can be made using our website link: https://memberpay.steenburglake.com. Alternatively, cheques payable to SLCA or cash can be provided. These can be picked up (with masking in place) or you can contact membership@steenburglake.com for my mailing address.

The SLCA has been around for over 65 years and your continued support allows us to:

  • Provide you with an informative bi-annual newsletter covering current happenings in our community, great pictures, and local business sponsors,
  • Provide water quality and invasive species testing to make sure our ‘pristine’ water is kept healthy,
  • Provide proper water hazard markers in our lake,
  • Be part of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations (FOCA),
  • Provide webcams so that you can stay connected to the lake, year-round,
  • Put in place the proper liability insurance, required by all non-profit volunteer organizations,
  • Have funds available, when necessary, to provide advocacy services and assistance in support of our community with local townships and all levels of government,
  • Manage our lake website at steenburglake.com to keep everyone up-to-date, and
  • Have funds available to support member activities and events.

Thank you for your understanding, your support and enjoy the rest of your summer with family and friends.

Lorie Butkus-Hill, SLCA Membership Chair

SLCA LE Trail Update

To all SLCA members that have permits to use the motorized Land’escapes trail behind south road, please be aware that they are cleaning up the area and have a harvester and other heavy machinery on site until the end of summer.

Please take extra precaution, and access that trail only as permitted and at your own risk.

This is also a good time to remember to pay your annual SLCA membership https://memberpay.steenburglake.com/

SLCA members needing a free permit can get the online at: https://steenburglake.info/product/trail-permit

Half way through summer, and plenty more to come…

They say, what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger!  If that’s true, our community must be incredibly powerful by now.

The May windstorm has certainly left it’s scars on the lake. Many homes and cottages suffered significant damage, and our thoughts go out to all who are facing loss and the challenges of rebuilding.  Sadly, many of the big beautiful trees will take a generation to grow if replanted.

Unfortunately, we’ve had to cancel our Artisan Show this year, and our musical friends in the band, British Invasion were unable to perform for us due to scheduling conflicts.  Hopefully we can have a more complete slate of events next year.

In the meantime, the Annual Photo Contest is still on.  If you were a winner last year and haven’t picked up your prize yet, contact Mel at Merchandise@steenburglake.com.

August 20th is our lake-wide yard-dock “garage” sale.  Post your offerings on the Steenburg Lake Facebook Marketplace

And for those looking to pick up some great new lake merchandise, contact Mel at the address above.

Stay tuned for more news, and have a safe and enjoyable time on the lake.