PDWPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE – 2016

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 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for your Association. We’re excited with the work you’re about to see on the Misner Dam. We’ll be seeking out community input into the revitalization of one of our community’s landmarks, Silver Lake.

We continue to encourage community involvement and anticipate your support of our activities. Please join us at the Theatre, Wednesday, November 23rd at 7pm.

DEAR SUPPORTERS

Please be advised that our seventh Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Port Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Long Bar Lounge. Market Street Entrance. Cash bar opens at 6:30pm.

We hope to keep the necessary business portion of the gathering to a minimum so we can share the latest in what’s happening with our community waterfront issues: For example, are you wondering about

  1. What’s going on at our Harbour Marina?
  2. Who’s the new PDHM Boss?
  3. Who’s refurbishing the Dam? When’s it going to start? What’s it going to look like?
  4. Are we keeping anything of the Old Dam?
  5. So what then about Silver Lake? Are there plans to refurbish it? What about dredging?
  6. What’s it all going to cost and who pays???
  7. Hear our community success story about our Lighthouse! What happened, how, and who paid for it.

The meeting will include

  • a financial report and our year-end review
  • Motions that have been submitted for the AGM will addressed and voted on.
  • Notice of Bylaw Change: Your Association Board of Directors is recommending changes to the Association Bylaws to increase Board membership from five Directors, to seven or more, as deemed necessary. As well, the clause limiting service of a Director to a maximum of five years is to be deleted. Full details will be provided at the AGM.The Association’s By-Laws state that Director elections occur annually and that a minimum of three Directors are required to retire each year, but may seek re-election.  Should a person wish to put forward a name as candidate for Director, please notify the Association Secretary by Wednesday, November 16, 2016.  Should a person be interested for future consideration as a Director, please contact any Director.

If you have any motions that you would like the membership to consider, please submit them to the Secretary, Paul Lipsit by November 16, 2016. The mover and seconder must be stipulated. If you are unable to attend the AGM, please contact the Secretary for a Proxy Form for completion and submission.  Members may thereby appoint another member to vote on their behalf.

 Attendees may renew or sign up for membership at the AGM.  If this is not convenient, a cheque in the amount of $20.00/member, payable to the PDWPA, may be mailed to the Association Secretary.

Please note that the final membership renewal date for the upcoming year 2017 is April 30, 2017.

Paul Lipsit, PDWPA Secretary,

3 West Dale Ave.  Port Dover, ON  N0A 1N4

519-583-2982

 

 

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PDWPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE – 2015

Golden Gooses on Silver LakeEnjoying a Golden Day on Silver Lake October 19, 2015

It is that time of year again! First a Federal Election and then PDWPA’s AGM. Another election opportunity for Port Dover Residents!

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FOR
THE PORT DOVER WATERFRONT PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION

Past and present members:

Please be advised that our sixth Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Port Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre, upstairs Lounge. The meeting will include a financial report and a year-end review, including reports on the status of the Port Dover Lighthouse, Marina Governance, repair of Misner Dam and the restoration of Silver Lake. Back in 2009 your PDWPA came into being to advocate against the possibility of the Marina being sold off to private interests. In 2010 the Friends of Silver Lake were taken in as a committee within PDWPA. As by the 19th, County Council should have deliberated on both Marina Governance and Misner Dam, it should be a news-filled meeting. It may well transpire that we finally have significant progress to report on these two major issues.

Any motions that have been submitted for the AGM will addressed and voted on.

At the present time, there are five members on the Board of Directors who are to be elected every two years at the AGM. All directors must be residents or property owners in Port Dover. As stated in our By-Law, one of these directors shall be an officer of the Port Dover Harbour Authority; two of the directors shall be members of the Port Dover Harbour Marina and/or the Port Dover Yacht Club; one director shall be a member of the Friends of Silver Lake Committee; and the fifth director shall be any member of the Association.

The Association’’s By-Law also states that three directors are required to retire each year, but may seek reelection. Should a person wish to put forward a name as candidate for director, please notify me by Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Should a person be interested for consideration, not presently but in the future, please contact any of the directors.

If you have any motions that you would like the membership to consider, please submit them to the undersigned by Wednesday, November 11, 2015. The mover and seconder must be stipulated.

If you haven’t already done so, you may renew your membership at the Pt. Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre just before the AGM. If this is not convenient, a cheque in the amount of $20.00, payable to the PDWPA, may be mailed to:
Paul Lipsit
3 West Dale
Port Dover, ON
N0A 1N4

Please note that the final membership renewal date for the upcoming year 2016 is April 30, 2016.

As well, please mark in your calendars November 29, a Sunday, for our fourth Family Christmas By The Lake, a stand-out favourite event for all who attend (additional information to be forthcoming shortly ).

Your support and continued involvement in the Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association is very much appreciated. Now, more than ever with these important matters coming to Council in the coming month, we need your support and involvement.

Sincerely,
Ron Keating, Vice President,
Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association and
FRIENDS OF SILVER LAKE, A Committee of the Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association
Our Mission: “To restore and enhance Silver Lake and its environs for the benefit of Norfolk County”.
Visit us at our website to learn more & become our friend on Facebook!.
Website: http://www.save-silverlake.com Facebook Help Save (Restore) Silver Lake!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.” Margaret Mead

PDWPA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE – 2013

Blue Heron, Blue Water, Silver Lake

Blue Heron, Blue Water, Silver Lake

Dear member,

Please be advised that our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wed., Nov. 27th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Pt. Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre. The meeting will include a financial report and a year end review, including reports on the status of the Pt. Dover lighthouse, the Harbour Marina, repair of the Misner Dam and the restoration of Silver Lake.  It will also include voting on any motions that have been submitted.

 At the present time, there are five members on the Board of Directors who are to be elected every two years at the AGM.  All directors must be residents or property owners in Port Dover.  As stated in our By-Law, one of these directors shall be an officer of the Port Dover Harbour Authority and two of the directors shall be members of the Port Dover Harbour Marina and/or the Port Dover Yacht Club.  One director shall be a member of the Friends of Silver Lake Committee and the fifth director shall be any member of the Association.

 The Association’s By-Law also states that three directors are required to retire each year, but may seek reelection.  If you would like to nominate a member, or if you yourself are interested in putting your name forward as a candidate for director, please notify me by Wednesday, November 20th, 2013.  If you are not interested at the present time, but might be in the future, please contact any of the directors.

 If you have any motions that you would like the membership to consider, please submit them to me by Friday, November 15, 2013. The mover and seconder must be stipulated. If you are unable to attend the AGM, I am providing a Proxy Form for you to complete.  Members may appoint another member to vote accordingly. Pt._Dover_Waterfront_Pres._Assoc.-_AGM-Proxy_Form2013

 Please note that the membership renewal date for the year 2014 is April 30, 2014.  As outlined in the Association’s By-Law, members are required to pay their annual membership dues within 90 days of the membership renewal date.  Members in default shall then cease to be members of the Corporation. 

 If you haven’t already done so, you may renew your membership at the Pt. Dover Lighthouse Festival Theatre just before the AGM.  If this is not convenient, a cheque in the amount of $20.00, payable to the PDWPA, may be mailed to:

             Paul Lipsit

             3 West Dale Ave,

             Port Dover, ON

             N0A 1N4

 Your support and continued involvement in the Pt. Dover Waterfront Preservation Association is very much appreciated.

Sincerely,

 

Paul Lipsit,

Director, Membership Secretary,

PDWPA

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PDWPA – AGM AND MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – 2013

BEAUTIFUL SILVER LAKE JANUARY 2013

Beautiful Silver Lake taken January 25, 2013

Paul Lipsit, Membership Chairman of the The Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association is asking all persons who are interested in waterfront preservation and restoration of Silver Lake to show their support by purchasing memberships for the new year of 2013. He asks you to carefully read the brochure below and purchase a membership. This is a key way to visibly demonstrate support for the organization that is working hard on our behalf to keep these projects moving. Click on link to open:

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PORT DOVER WATERFRONT PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION

Annual General Meeting

Lighthouse Festival Theatre

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Minutes

CALL TO ORDER

Rick Misner called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. and welcomed those in attendance.

 DIRECTORS PRESENT 

Rick Misner, Ron Keating, Marg Creighton, Jim Murphy and Paul Lipsit

Also attending were 21 P.D.W.P.A. members and one guest.

 BUSINESS

1.  Review of the Minutes of the November 30, 2011 AGM

The minutes were distributed and reviewed by Marg Creighton. It was moved by Chuck Irvine and seconded by Ed Laevens that the minutes be accepted as written.  Carried

2.     Treasurer’s Reports

Marg Creighton reported that the Association’s income from membership fees, donations, fundraising and repayment from the Friends of Silver Lake Committee totaled $11 842.00. The expenditures included bank charges, advertising, legal fees, fundraising and administrative expenses and transfers to the Friends of Silver Lake Committee.  Other expenses included a $500.00 rental fee for the booth at the Norfolk County Fair, a donation of $50.00 to the Port Dover Harbour Museum for hosting last year’s AGM and a refund of $20.00 to a member who had paid twice for their membership. As of October 31, 2012, the Association’s balance was $622.16.

 The Friends of Silver Lake Committee’s income from donations, fundraising and transfers from the Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association totaled $8 479.72. The expenditures included bank charges, advertising, insurance for the Norfolk County Fair, fundraising expenses, accountant’s fees and transfers to the Port Dover Waterfront Preservation Association. As of October 31, 2012, the Friends of Silver Lake Committee’s balance was $2748.73. During her reports, Marg asked members to refer to the two charts that she had provided. (see attachments)  She also asked members if there were any questions or comments. There were none. A motion to accept the treasurer’s reports was made by Katie Buck and seconded by Sharon Lipsit.

 3. Memberships                                                           

Marg Creighton reported that, at the present time, the Association has 169 paid members.  Out of the 169 members, 37 have renewed their membership for 2013.  Marg stated that, hopefully, the majority of members will renew their membership before April 30th so that the Association can continue its pursuit of preserving the waterfront.  She reiterated her comments from last year’s AGM stating that the greater the Association’s numbers, the louder its voice, and the more impact it will have politically.  Marg was very happy to be able to announce that, as of yesterday, the Association granted two lifetime memberships.  These are available to members for $500.00.  The Association is most grateful for these contributions. Marg concluded her report by thanking members for attending and for their continued support.

3.     Port Dover Lighthouse

Sheila Whitely presented a comprehensive review of the Association’s efforts to preserve and protect the Pt. Dover lighthouse. (see attachment) 

 4.  Misner Dam and Silver Lake Report

Ron Keating presented a detailed handout to members (see attachment) which outlined the current status of the initiative to repair the Misner Dam. With respect to the restoration of Silver Lake, Ron stated that Long Point Region Conservation Association is the agency responsible for approving this project.  Ron explained that Norfolk County is willing to partner with the Friends of Silver Lake Committee regarding fundraising.  However, Council did not approve the committee’s use of staff time for assistance and/or consultation. Ron fielded questions from several members regarding the new legislation, possible frequency of the dredging of Silver Lake and the engineering company involved with the project (Connestoga Rovers).

5.  Future Projects                                    

Rick Misner presented an overview of future projects of the Association. (see attachment)  With respect to the Port Dover Harbour Marina, Ron Keating mentioned that he had been in touch with John Wells regarding the governance issue.  John stated that he has not heard anything yet about this report. Rick thanked Sheila Whitely, on behalf of the Association, for all of her efforts in researching and developing the business plan to apply to the federal government for ownership of the Port Dover lighthouse.  Rick also thanked Marg Creighton and Paul and Sharon Lipsit for their contributions. While discussing fundraising, Rick thanked Judy Malpass for her incredible efforts to raise money for the Friends of Silver Lake Committee through the donation buckets on Friday the 13th and also through the sale of the Roots Festival thermal bags. Rick also acknowledged the efforts of the numerous volunteers.

6. Christmas by the Lake Fundraiser

Paul Lipsit outlined the concert entitled A Family Christmas by the Lake.  It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre.  Entertainment will be provided by the Gentlemen of Harmony chorus and quartets, a children’s choir from St. Cecilia’s as well as several talented performers from the community.  Caroling by the audience will be encouraged to foster the Christmas spirit.  All proceeds will be donated to the Association.  Paul mentioned that if this concert is successful then it may become an annual occurrence.

7.  Motions to be put to the AGM

Rick Misner stated that no motions had been submitted to the directors this year. The directors had not submitted any motions either.  Rick asked members if there were any motions that they would like to have the membership consider.  There were none.

8. Election/Confirmation of Directors

Rick Misner stated that, according to the Association’s By-Law, three directors must resign each year. However, they may seek reelection and may hold office for a maximum of five years. It is with regret that the Association accepts the resignation of Marg Creighton. Rick mentioned that both he and Jim Murphy are also resigning, but are willing to stand for reelection. In summary, the following members have put their names forward to be considered for the position of director:

Jim Murphy, Ron Keating, Paul Lipsit and Rick Misner.

 Rick asked members if there were any other people who would like to be considered for the position of director.  No one responded.  That being the case, by acclamation, the following members will form the Board of Directors for the year 2012-2013:

Rick Misner, Jim Murphy, Paul Lipsit, Ron Keating
and a director, yet to be identified, to replace Marg Creighton.

9. New Business

Ed Laevens provided an update on the Riverfront Park located on the former Pring property.  He stated that the tenders for the sheet piling will be due in a few days. Work is to be completed by mid-March.

                                                                                                   

10. Adjournment

Rick thanked everyone for coming. The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:10 pm.

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