Presidents Message Summer 2022

Skip a stone. Take a hike.

Sit a spell.  Listen.  Daydream.

Just breathe.  This is lake living.

                               -unknown

How lucky we are to call Charleston Lake Home

Summer is finally here and life is getting better as Covid restrictions are being lifted. The spring weather cooperated in allowing for a slow thaw which contributed to normal spring water levels. Thanks to the efforts of Murray Hall and Portage Power of Gananoque who are responsible for the dam at the Outlet, there appears to have been very little ice damage around the lake.

 

The LDD moth, previously known as the Gypsy moth and now known as the Spongy Moth is making a return. At the time of writing this article, early indications are we may have less damage than last year. Let’s hope that we are nearing the end of this cycle.

 

Our youth summer camps are back and registrations indicate that there will be a good turnout after a 2 year
hiatus because of Covid restrictions. The camps are an important part of what we do at CLA and thanks to Mary Mansworth who is our board director responsible for these camps this year will no doubt be a success.

 

The annual Doug Hale Memorial Golf Tournament is on again this year on the 6th of August at the Cedar Valley Golf Club. We hope that many will participate as it is a great way for many of our members, family and friends to get together for the social event of the year. Registrations are coming in so please don’t wait register your team.

 

Speaking of events, this year also sees the return of an in person gathering for our Annual General Meeting at
Holy Trinity Church. In addition to the usual agenda items and presentations, our guest speaker will be Dr. David
Phillip of the Fisheries Conservation Foundation who will make a very interesting presentation on some of
The projects they are involved in on Charleston and surrounding lakes. You do not want to miss it!

 

We hope that you will enjoy the included nautical map which is another product of our Boater Awareness of
Safety System (BASS) project. I wish to again thank the team of John Webster, Michael McAdoo and Nicole Rozario
who were the principal members of the committee responsible for this endeavour.. Additional maps will be
available at a very reasonable price from local marinas, merchants and of course our Information Centre.

 

Our Information Centre will again be open to the public this year from Thursday to Monday starting on the
July long weekend until September long weekend and every weekend in June. The hours are 9 am to 3 pm. Stop
by and say hello to our new Centre manager, Asia McBride, a Charleston Lake resident who is also a student at
St. Mary High School in Brockville.

 

We have a couple of new projects in the works and should be able to provide updates on our next newsletter. You can also visit our website which contains useful and timely information.

 

Until then, we hope you enjoy this newsletter and we wish you a very pleasant summer making lasting memories at Charleston Lake.

 

Pierre Menard - President Charleston Lake Association