Spring 2021 Membership Letter

The 6th and 7th Lake Improvement Association, Inc., PO Box 164, Inlet, NY 13360

Dear Neighbors:

As the summer season approaches, we can be encouraged by the progress that has been made over the past year, but we still need to be mindful of the impacts of the pandemic and the changes it has brought upon us including what it means to our ADK lifestyles.  In speaking with many of the local merchants and officials, the summer of 2020 saw a tremendous increase in the number of visitors to our area.  From many accounts, we may see a similar influx into the area again this summer!!   We will still need to exercise caution and follow the federal, state and local guidelines and advice, but hopefully we will able to return to some semblance of “normal”.

Unfortunately, we learned about the passing of Bill Landmesser this past December.  Bill was a longtime Board Member and Volunteer to the Association and was the force behind our water quality programs.  Please take a moment to remember the many contributions that Bill has made to our group.

The Board has agreed to support the “Maintain the Chain” event the weekend of July 10th and 11th.    “Maintain the Chain” is Inspired by the Boon Family of Fourth Lake and is sponsored by the Fulton Chain of Lakes Association and supported by the Towns of Webb & Inlet, the Adirondack Watershed Institute and our own Sixth and Seventh Lake Improvement Association.  We will be organizing an event to clean up Sandy Beach, but we also encourage you to organize your own team and complete a project more personal to you.  Please visit www.maintainthechain.net for more information and to register your individual project.

The Annual Meeting is the opportunity we have each year to get some feedback from the membership, report to you some of the important information and to vote on essential Association business.  The Board has agreed to once again, modify the meeting format.  We will conduct the annual meeting a little earlier and provide coffee and breakfast snacks.  We will be seeking volunteers to organize the event in future years at the meeting.  The fireworks will occur that evening. We intend to conduct the meeting following current CDC guidelines. Please bring your own chairs and appropriate personal protective equipment.

 

 The Annual Association Meeting will be on Saturday, August 7th at Fern Park at 10:00 AM

Please check our website for any updates or changes.      

 

Our website (https://sixthandseventhlakeassoc.org) contains comprehensive information related to the activities and relevant information about our association including:

Administrative

  1. Our Bylaws
  2. Officers and Board Members
  3. Financial Information

Activities and programs and Environmental Information

  1. Invasive Species
  2. Sandy Beach Stewardship
  3. Smelt Programs
  4. Fish Populations
  5. Real Time Water Level Information
  6. Recreation and Boater Safety Information

We ask that you take some time to check this out and feel free to send us ideas, suggestions, even photos or other content you would like to share to 6and7lakes@gmail.com.

 

2021 Membership Information

We continue to strive to increase membership and community engagement by broadening our reach and visibility.  Please remind/encourage your friends and neighbors about our Association as we all benefit from broader and more inclusive membership.

An important element of providing these benefits and services is your continued support financially, but even more so with your time and skills.  We ask that you consider joining for the first time or renewing your membership for 2021.  Suggested contributions are as follows:

Membership Dues                                                      $30.00

Fireworks                                                                      $25.00

Invasive Species Fund                                                 $30.00

Total                                                                             $85.00

Please send your membership contributions to:

The 6th and 7th Lake Improvement Association, Inc., PO Box 164, Inlet, NY 13360

OR

On-Line through our website (https://sixthandseventhlakeassoc.org/shop/)

Thank you for your support and we urge you to join or renew your 2021 membership as soon as possible.  If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the other Board Members.  Otherwise, please stay safe and healthy and I we are looking forward to seeing you in the Spring and Summer of 2021.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ray Cardella

President, The 6th and 7th Lakes Improvement Association, Inc.