August Hello!

Hi Everyone

Thank you to everyone who attended the WLA Annual meeting on Saturday. We had an excellent presentation by Melanie Carolan from the Loon Preservation Committee. She commanded the audience’s attention with her 30 minute presentation and answered everyone’s questions without missing a beat. Lots of great interesting loon facts.

Welcome to our new WLA board members, Deb Parker and Dennis Duquette. We will look forward to new energy and ideas for the association. I announced at the meeting that this will be my last year as president of the WLA. My 3 year term as a board member will expire at next August’s annual meeting and I will be stepping down.

The regular business meeting brought many good discussions. The minutes will be sent out to all of you when Buddy Potts has them completed. To highlight a few things, the WLA Bylaws were accepted and approved as revised and it was voted to not spend any money to help with the cost of dredging the Lagace Beach boat launch. I will be meeting with the City Manager to determine if she will be able to find the needed $9,500 to fully fund the cost of the project. The minutes will have more details about other discussions.

The WLA will turn 50 next year and a motion was made to form a committee to brainstorm ideas for a celebration. Deb Parker, newly elected board member will chair this committee. If you are interested in being on this committee, you can contact her at This is a great milestone for the association.

The WLA Ice Cream Social and Food Drive will be Saturday, Sept 2nd from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

The WLA will hold another Clean Up Day if people are interested. Sunday, October 8th has been set aside for this event. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kim Bonin at

Lastly, I have attached a link to a great presentation on cyanobacteria that Kate Hastings gave to the Goose Pond Association last year. It has a lot of educational information regarding this subject. Kate is the Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Bloom Coordinator for the State of NH and very knowledgeable.

As the rains are falling today and tomorrow, lets hope that August turns out to be drier than July,


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