69th Lake Groton Association Annual Meeting

and Cookout


*Annual meeting Saturday September 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am sharp. Arrive a few minutes early please! Boulder Beach Pavilion


Preamble:  A meeting of the membership is required at this time by the bylaws of the association for the purpose of electing the trustees and clerk.  This meeting is also qualified to act on such business as may be brought before it.



1)      Call to Order-quorum confirmation (20 members required)103 present


2)      Introduction of new camp owners, and association members: the welcoming committee Jim Soutar, and Milt Lamberton Paytons, Palmers, Guys


3)      Volunteer Thank You


Dave Spencer Groton pond .com web site…damn inspector, Weed survey grant and management.

Dean Edson - damn inspector

John LaRosa- fireworks, milfoil team, lake quality monitoring

Gail Mcdonnell-trustee

Paul Sykas- trustee and chef

Peter Welch trustee and chow line set up

Matt Coxon- trustee and chow line set up

Jon Desilets, Presidential mentor

Steve Clark – Trustee, 

Peter Lyon – Goose Nests and Egg Addling

Jim Soutar for welcome committee and Goose Assistant.

Milt Lamberton for welcoming committee

Darlene Sprague - loon monitor

Mary Ann Dubois – Boat Parade Leader

Spoor family for the fireworks location

Jack Maloney:  bladderwort clean up committee

Janet Page:  attending the spring shorland Act informational session at boulder beach.


4)      Email addresses Please. If you are not receiving email from the association and you want to be kept up to date, please provide your email address. Please send them to jonsandydes@gmail.com


5)      Minutes approval of 2014 see website.  Approved as written


6)      Financial Report-Presented by John LaRosa: approved



7)      Moment of Silence for deceased members – Lorraine Kennedy, Ila Smith, Peg Bloom, Adelaide Lyons, Lois Smith, Robert Skinner, and Pat Skinner, Anita Munson


8)      Nominations and election of two trustees to replace Peter Welch and Steve Clark Peter Welch and Steve Clark to remain as trustees



9)      Nomination and election of Clerk/Treasurer position for one year John LaRosa reelected


10)    Financial recommendations from the board of trusteesAll Approved

a.      $250.00 Groton Fast Squad

b.      $250.00 Groton  Fire Department

c.      $50.00 Loon Recovery Program

d.      Dues set at-$20.00 (includes one cookout ticket)

e.      Forest and parks forever foundation:  TBD $250.00 approved after discussion


11)   Park Update- Stillwater Park Ranger- Ranger Hannah Frigon  Great year despite slow start



12    ) Committee Reports



a.      Goose Nests and Egg Addling – Peter LyonOnly two found, please assist in locating nests for next year


b.      Web Site-www.GrotonPond.com-Dave Spencer

                   Keep sending your photos and information to Dave.  Visit the web site, a lot

                   Interesting information about the lake, and lake history


c.      Lay Monitoring report.- John LaRosa  Water clarity up .2 meters


d.      Weed Survey – Dave Spencer Completed


e.      4th of July activities-boat parade, fireworks –  Mary Ann Dubois Parade to be Saturday before the fourth


f.       Groton Pond History-Dave Spencer: continue digging for the history.  E-mail items to Dave. 


g.      Loon report:  Darlene Sprague 7adults, 2 chicks please give them plenty of room while boating


13    )    New Business:


a.      Bladderwort: Josh Mulhollem with the water quality division of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources State assistance by grant and access available, harvesting the only option. Committee to be formed

b.      Shoreline protection Bill Passed. See www.Grotonpond.com

c.      Boat Launch Privileges 6 events per camp owner, launch dummy locked till Oct. 15th, or call the maintenance shed for assistance

d.      Boat parade-most creative category       Category Added


14    New News-Please note link on the website to crossvttrails.org and vote


15:  FIREWORKS:  discussion about continuing fireworks, and the location of the fireworks.  Ended with a vote to happen using our grotonpond.com site.  www.grotonpond.com




         15)     12:00 Noon - Burgers and Dogs served! Adjournment- 11:35AM