We are very thankful that, in 2021, we saw the return of many neighbours and friends who fall were unable to enjoy time at basswood in 2020 due to covid-related restrictions. Summer seemed to fly by and were now enjoying a beautiful, colourful and somewhat cooler autumn. As the seasons change, the lake association board looks ahead to 2022, and the goals we need to achieve in fulfilling our commitment of informing and educating members.
As many of you know, there are always topics of interest and changes in government programs that can affect cottage owners, and we endeavour to keep you updated as news becomes available. We strive to increase our number of members each year, so that we can reach a wider audience.
To that end, we appreciate your help in talking to your neighbours about the benefits of membership. We're also always looking for ways to make enrolment and renewals easier. We'll be investigating an auto-renewal option for existing members, with an opt-in feature once the technology is available.
Please consider renewing your membership early in 2022 to avoid missing out on the following advantages:
- Attendance at events focused on lake stewardship, area history and ongoing education.
- Participation at the annual general meeting
- Savings on your cottage insurance through FOCA - The Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Association
Membership dues are still only $25 per year for property owners, which includes voting rights at the agm. Associate memberships (non-voting) are available for the same low fee, for those who may not own property but visit regularly and want to be kept informed, or those who own businesses and would like their companys contact information posted on our website.
Payment options are available on our website or by bringing cash or cheque to the annual general meeting, or to the Round Barn farmers market on Saturdays in July and August.