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Your 2018-2020 PLCA Board Members

posted by Pike Lake Webmaster


Below is the list of the Board members for the next two years with their respective roles:

Executive Committee

  • President: Naomi Fowlie
  • Vice President: John Murphy
  • Secretary: Lois Johnson
  • Treasurer: Marty van Gaal

Directors

  • Membership Coordinator: John Duguid
  • Lake Steward: Linden Davidson 
  • Communications Coordinator: Kathy Noxon 

Director at Large

  • Cheryl Fosbery - Constitution Committee Chair
  • Richard Cormier
  • Suzanne Forget-Davidson

Past President: Adrienne Fowlie-Larocque


Call for Nominations for the PLCA Board of Directors 2018-20

posted May 14, 2018, 10:53 AM by Pike Lake Webmaster

Hello Pike Lakers!

We need a new Board of Directors and we hope you will nominate yourself for the job!  Alternatively, you may wish to nominate someone else. The nomination process is simple, easy and won’t take up too much of your time. 

The rewards for being a Board member are numerous: meeting lots of great Pike Lakers, being part of a team that wants to look after the lake, and knowing that you are contributing to the well-being of Pike Lake and the Pike Lake community. 

There are lots of jobs to be done on the Board and no doubt there is one that matches your skills and interests. 

Both the nomination form and a description of the roles and responsibilities of board members are attached. 

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 14, you will have a chance to tell members why you want to be on the Board.  If there is more than one person vying for the job, an election will be held and the job goes to the person with the most votes. Simple, democratic and neighbourly.  More fun will be had at the BBQ that follows to celebrate our community, thank the outgoing Board Members and volunteers, and welcome our new Board of Directors. 

Nomination forms for board positions must be received by Tuesday July 3.  Just complete and sign the form and obtain the signatures of two people who think you will be a good Board member. Then submit the completed form one of three ways:                                                                                                                                   

1. Mail to Pike Lake Community Association, 110 Topley Cres., Ottawa ON K1G 4N1; OR

2. Email a scanned copy to info@pikelake.ca; OR

3. Hand deliver in a sealed envelope to 958 Pike Lake Route 9, between 9 am & 12 noon on Sunday July 1.

We look forward to hearing from you and we will be back in touch with more details about the AGM meeting by the end of June.

Sincerely,

Terry Kimmel
Chair, Nominations Committee









Perth Courier Story on Pike Lake Fire

posted Jul 13, 2016, 8:18 AM by Pike Lake Webmaster

The Perth Courier will be publishing a story about the July 7th fire on Big Island. Follow the link to see the whole article.



Constitution Committee Recommendations

posted Jul 11, 2016, 12:38 PM by Pike Lake Webmaster   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 12:38 PM ]

The Constitution Committee has been preparing recommendations for changes to the existing Constitution.  Those recommended changes can be found here:

The proposed changes will be introduced at the AGM, but will be discussed in more detail in a community meeting to be held on Saturday, August 27th.  At that meeting everyone will have the opportunity to provide their input and feedback.  More details about the meeting will be provided shortly.

Algae -- Too Much of a Good Thing

posted Jul 11, 2016, 8:37 AM by Pike Lake Webmaster   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 8:43 AM ]

RIDEAU VALLEY, July 11, 2016 —  Have you noticed an excess of green algae on your lake or river this spring?  Algae and aquatic plants play an important role in maintaining the health of our waterbodies. But when you have too much — it can negatively impact recreational use and threaten our aquatic ecosystems.Excessive algae and aquatic plant growth can have natural causes like warm water and air temperatures, early ice-off dates, strong sunlight exposure and extended periods of calm water. Quite often, excessive growth can be caused by high levels of available nutrients — both naturally occurring and man-made.While we have little control over the natural causes of excessive algae growth, there a number of things landowners can do to make sure they are not contributing excess nutrients to our lakes and rivers:

1) Good septic system maintenance — In addition to being a source of potentially harmful bacteria, malfunctioning septic systems can release high levels of nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen into our waterways. Property owners should have their private sewage systems inspected and pumped every three to five years. Be sure to watch for warning signs of a leaky septic like foul odours, soggy areas and unusually lush grass around leaching beds. Better yet, if you live in Rideau lake country, contact the Mississippi Rideau Septic System Office for more information or to book a septic inspection.

2) Increase plant cover on your property — Native trees and shrubs are especially important along shoreline areas — so keep it natural by creating a “no-mow” zone along 75 percent of your shoreline frontage and plant deep-rooted, native tree and shrubs.  Vegetation helps by taking up and filtering out excess nutrients entering the water through run-off, increasing infiltration and shading waterbodies. Need help?  RVCA’s Shoreline Naturalization Program can help by providing site visits, custom planting plans, native plants and assistance with planting.

3) Reduce your runoff — Every time it rains, water “runs-off” hardened surfaces on your property picking up contaminants and adding warm, polluted stormwater to our waterbodies.  You can reduce runoff on your property by reducing hardened surfaces including paved walkways and even turf grass, installing rain barrels, encouraging infiltration through grassed swales, rain gardens and soak away pits and maintaining a strip of vegetation along your shoreline.

Want to learn more about algae and aquatic plants and what you can do to reduce your impact?  Visit www.rvca.ca to review the new booklet Algae and Aquatic Plant Educational Manual funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. For more information on algae and aquatic plant growth, contact Kaitlin.Brady@rvca.ca613-692-3571 ext. 1154.

To book a free site visit through the Shoreline Naturalization Program contact- Meaghan.Mcdonald@rvca.ca613-692-3571 ext. 1192.

For information on septic inspections in lake country, contact Eric Kohlsmith at ekohlsmith@mvc.on.ca613-253-0006 ext. 256

PLCA Board of Directors Nomination Results!

posted Jul 10, 2016, 2:50 PM by Pike Lake Webmaster

As mentioned in previous e-mails, as well as in the Pike Lake Post and on our Web Site,  nominations for the PLCA Board of Directors closed at noon on Saturday, July 9th.  There was only one nominee for each position, with the exception of one of the three Director-at-Large positions, for which we had no nominees.  For the one vacant Director-at-Large position, nominations will be taken from the floor at our July 16th Annual General Meeting during the election process.  No nominations for any of the other positions will be accepted.  Acclaimed nominees for the new board are as follow:

President:               Adrienne Fowlie-Larocque
Vice President:       Linden Davidson
Secretary:               Brenda Arthur
Treasurer:               Marty Van Gaal
Lake Steward:         Eric Mingelincky
Membership:          John Duguid
Communications:   Suzanne Forget-Davidson
Director-at-Large:   Kristine Martin;  John Anderson

We wish the board success in their new roles!
                             

The PLCA Nomination Committee

Fire on the Big Island on July 7th

posted Jul 8, 2016, 8:58 AM by Pike Lake Webmaster   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 6:53 AM ]

A fire was noticed on the big island at about 4:45p.m. on Thursday July 7.  Mark Kelly contacted the Fire Department and then he and some other Pike Lakers went over to attempt to put the fire out.  It appears it was a smouldering camp fire, not properly extinguished, that flared up.  When they arrived the fire had grown to an area of about 50 by 100 feet on the east end of the island.  Although the Pike Lakers were putting up a valiant effort to stop the blaze, buckets of water were just not going to cut it.  Happily the Fire Department did arrive, with all of the proper equipment, and were able to extinguish the fire in a timely manner.  The fire was out by about 6:30 and the sounds of the water pumps stopped 15 minutes later. 
Luckily this fire was contained to the big island, so did not spread to the the main shores, but should serve as a reminder to all of us to observe all fire bans and, even when they are not in place, to supervise all fires closely and to make absolutely sure they are put out. Remember that if you can not, or will not, put your hands in an extinguished fire to check for hot spots then the fire is not out and more water is needed.

Thanks to all of the Pike Lakers who reported the fire and took action to ensure it was put out, and to the Fire Department for showing up to finish the job!


Weather Watchers Wanted!

posted Jul 4, 2016, 12:10 PM by Pike Lake Webmaster

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority is promoting a volunteer program called CoCoRaHS which stands for Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network.  It’s a non-profit network of volunteers to measure and map precipitation, and it started at the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University in 1998.  It has expanded into Canada and the RVCA is helping to promote the program.  Currently the RVCA is looking for volunteers that can record precipitation and enter the data into the CoCoRaHS website or App.

 

Interested individuals should contact Andrea at andrea.larsen@rvca.ca   or 613-692-3571  ext 1140


Also, see the files below for more details..

PLCA Nominations - Important Update

posted Jun 24, 2016, 7:43 AM by Pike Lake Webmaster   [ updated Jun 24, 2016, 7:43 AM ]

Hello everyone, a reminder to please get your nominations for the PLCA Board of Directors completed and submitted no later than noon on July 9th. As there is a potential Canada Post disruption looming we encourage you to bring your nominations, in a sealed envelope, to the Boatilla or e-mail them to info@pikelake.ca prior to the deadline. We are concerned they may not arrive in time if mailed. You may also drop off your nomination forms, in a sealed envelope, at Terry Kimmel's cottage, 958 Route 9, between 9 a.m. and noon, Saturday July 9th, which is the deadline for submissions.

Also, as only members of the PLCA are able to run for election, or nominate a candidate, it is important that you have paid your PLCA membership dues prior to 9 a.m. July 16th, which is the date of our AGM when board elections will be held. We encourage you to come to the BBQ & Boatilla on July 2nd and not only have a good time, but also renew your PLCA membership.   If you are not able to attend the Boatilla then memberships may be paid for, in cash, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. at the Stanleyville Hall prior to the start of the July 16th Annual General Meeting.
For all of the details around the election process, and for a copy of the nomination form, please click on the link below:


We look forward to seeing you at the BBQ & Boatilla and the AGM!

Pike Lake Community Association

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