Mississippi Lakes Association
Notice of Annual General Meetings
Traditionally, the MLA has held its Annual General Meeting on the last Saturday in May. However, Saturday mornings are particularly precious at this time of year for cottagers and full-time lake residents, so a dfferent time slot has been chosen to hopefully increase the availability of members. For 2017, the Annual General Meeting and a special pre-AGM inormation session were scheduled on Thursday evenings.
The Pre-AGM Information Session was held on Thursday April 27th, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, to afford an opportunity to learn about proposed by-law changes and preview the 2017-2018 Budget. Unfortunately, turnout was discouraging as a total of only twelve members attended.
The Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday, 18 May 2017, at Brunton Hall, Beckwith Municipal offices. MLA members adopted proposed by-law changes and the 2017-2018 budget, along with other association business. A special guest speaker, Chloe Lajoie from Watersheds Canada, talked about Natural Edge, a shoreline naturalization program, as a follow-on to the Love Your Lake program.
Feedback from the attendees at the 2017 AGM indicate that the Thursday evening period was a suitable alternative to the Saturday forenoon slot. There was not a significant difference in the number of attendees from previous years, however it is hoped that the Thursday period will prove to be a more convenient time for Members and that a greater numer will attend future AGMs.