Hello Everyone,

Summer weather was with us this weekend. Let’s hope there are many more days like them as the unofficial start of summer approaches. I hope all of you had a WLA newsletter in your mailboxes this past week and found it informative. Please keep it handy to use as a resource throughout the summer. Thank you to those of you who have so promptly paid dues and made donations to the WLA. Your generosity is most appreciated.

The WLA Board of Directors will be holding their meeting on Saturday, June 5th. If there are any issues you would like me to bring to the board, feel free to email me. One of the topics we will be discussing is the need for volunteers. As in past emails and in the newsletter, I have mentioned the need for more volunteers. Right now a pressing need is Lake Hosts. We have one Lake Host who will start monitoring the boat launch on June 5th. That leaves us with Memorial Day weekend, a potentially busy weekend without a Lake Host. It would also be nice to have back up in case she needs a weekend off or is sick. Webster Lake has been a part of this program with NH Lakes for many years. It started out with many teens and adults volunteering time through the summer. In recent years, it has become a paid position, sponsored by NH Lakes and the WLA. This program is so important to help keep invasive species from entering our lake hitchhiking on a boat. Lake Hosts not only inspect boats for invasive plants but also educate boaters on the importance of Cleaning, Draining and Drying their boats after time spent in lakes. This program helps keep our lake and all the other lakes in NH beautiful. If you are interested in becoming a Lake Host, please contact me at perks1427@yahoo.com or Deb Steadman at dsteadman@metrocast.net.

If the WLA board votes to move forward with our other activities for the summer, volunteers will also be needed for the Breakfast on the Beach, Yard Sale and Ice Cream Social. It would be nice to actually form committees for these activities. Having more people involved in the WLA builds a better and stronger organization. Our Little Free Libraries will be up and running again this summer. Laurie Brothers has coordinated keeping the libraries at Griffin Beach and Webster Ave full for a number of years, but is stepping down this year. Thank you Laurie. She has plenty of books gathered over the years that can be put in the libraries. We need someone to coordinate a group of volunteers willing to replenish the libraries a couple times a week, from June 15th – Labor Day, and also store the books that Laurie has accumulated. Thank you to Bruce Browne who coordinates the filling of a library on Lake Shore Drive.

There are many opportunities to be involved in the WLA. Give it some thought and let us remember and honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Have a great holiday weekend. Be safe on the lake and enjoy a summer that is starting to look a little more normal.

Take care,
Val