The Annual Meeting of the Copake Lake Conservation Society (CLCS) took place on July 9, 2016 at the Copake Town Hall.
In addition to the Board Members and Advisors, there were 57 CLCS members in attendance, up from 52 last year. We were gratified to see many new faces in the room.
CLCS Recognition Award: Cherie Berk presented Dominick "Buddy" Sinisi with the CLCS Recognition Award for his exceptional service and dedication to our lake community in his years as both the owner of the Lighthouse Marina and past President of CLCS. As part of her remarks Cherie Berk stressed the need for volunteers to help carry on the goals of the Copake Lake Conservation Society.
Elections: Jed Luchow presented this year's slate of Board of Trustee nominations. The following trustees were approved unanimously for two-year terms: Cherie Berk, Fred Bunger, David Craw, Eileen Faranda, Lindsay LeBrecht, Maria Powers, Debra Ruggieri, Stu Troyetsky, Edward Werfelman.
Newsletter: For the sixth time since 2004 the excellence of our Lake Newsletter has been recognized by t he New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA), winning Third Place in the "Medium-Sized" lake category, which includes lakes as large as Saratoga Lake. Congratulations to the Newsletter Committee responsible for publishing the newsletter, including Editor Jed Luchow, Sharon Luchow, Joyce Craw, Barbara Rindler and Anne Weisholtz. It is a pleasure to see their hard work recognized once again. Our newsletter sets a standard to which other lakes aspire.
Electronic Communications: Communications Committee Chairman Jim Murphy gave the report about our Electronic Communications: Website, Email Communications and Facebook page. In general, the relevance of our communications to the lake community is very high, with approximately 2/3 of all recipients opening our emails, and hundreds of users reached by our most popular Facebook posts. The brief Powerpoint presentation illuminated the profiles of our various users, including the fact that we have followers all over the world!
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Lake Management: The Lake Management Committee presentation was led by Chairman Fred Bunger, enhanced by a Powerpoint presentation by Keith Schaefer and our limnologist (fresh water scientist) George Knoeklein. Their presentation showed that our lake is in constant change and that the Lake Management team plan ahead each year based on what the lake has taught us the previous summer, as well as trend data accumulated over previous years. The lake continues to be in much better condition today than in years gone by due to their diligence.
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