Baptiste Lake Association Mission StatementThe Baptiste Lake Association is a voluntary group of members committed to representing the interests of the residents of the Baptiste Lake area. The Association works closely with residents as well as all levels of government to conserve and enhance the environment of the lake and its surrounding area. The initial association was founded in 1949....
The Mission is to be achieved through the observance of the following goals and objectives:
- To monitor water levels and quality on an ongoing basis.
- To actively promote land use planning policies and programs for the lake which have a long range vision, and help retain the character of the lake.
- To promote water and boating safety.
- To inform lake residents about official plans, by-laws and building codes affecting their property.
- To inform lake residents about government action which affects them.
- To educate lake residents and others about the environmental impact of their actions.
- To maintain membership in FOCA, BACA and other non-profit organizations dedicated to the cause of conservation.
- To promote a sense of community among the lake residents through the support of social events.
- To promote fire safety and prevention.
- To promote, maintain and support links with the surrounding community.
For general inquiries or to find out how you can volunteer to help the BLA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on how you can help the BLA by becoming a BLA Member or by donating funds, please see our BLA Membership page.
Important announcements from the BLA
Adrian Hill departingThe Board of Directors regrets to announce the resignation of Adrian Hill from the Board of Directors. Adrian has sold his cottage and will be spending future summers in the Ottawa region where his daughter and her family reside. Adrian has had a presence on the lake since 1981 and has been an owner since 1998. The Board appreciates the 10 long years of service to the Association and in spear heading several initiatives with the municipality. The Board wishes Adrian and his family many more safe and enjoyable summers in his new digs.
Lily Mabson joins the Board of DirectorsThe BLA Board of Directors has appointed Lily Mabson to fill the vacancy on the Board left by Adrian Hill. Lily recently purchased a cottage on the lake but has been coming to the lake for several years. Lily has participated in the Baptiste Lake water quality measurements for years and is enthusiastic about becoming a Director and taking on the Water Quality File. Please join me in welcoming Lily to the BLA Executive.
The updated list of Directors can be viewed at Directors.
Fall NewsletterThe Fall Newsletter is currently being worked on and will be mailed later this year to all Lake residents (who have not opted out) that we have the correct mailing address for. Prior newsletters are posted on the web site and can be accessed from any BLA website page via menu items ‘The BLA’ --> ‘Newsletters’ or by clicking Newsletter.
BLA Members verses BLA Website MembersBeing a BLA Website Member is not a requirement for BLA Members or for renewing your BLA membership. Access to most of the website is not restricted and does not require that you be a registered BLA Website Member. Only the ability to post items on the Discussion pages and the Swap/Sell/Buy pages and to upload photos requires that you be a registered BLA Website Member. You can become a BLA Website Member by first clicking the 'Login as BLA Website Member' and clicking the 'Want to register?' link on any page of the website. To become a BLA Member, click on the 'The BLA' menu button and then click the 'BLA Membership' button. Please note that if you are new to the lake, first year membership is free.
Membership renewalThe renewal date for your membership is printed on the envelope containing your mailed newsletter. Since the Opening Event and Closing events were cancelled due to COVID-19 and a lot of you normally renew your membership at these events, we ask those with expired memberships to renew using one of the methods outlined on the Membership page. Thanks in advance.
Please send infoIf you are a BLA member or a Baptiste Lake resident and have not been receiving newsletters in the mail, then we do not have your correct surface mail mailing address. If you did not receive an email regarding the release of the Spring Newsletter in June, then we do not have your current email address. Please provide any missing information to the BLA. Please see the article on page 23 of the Spring Newsletter for the benefits of doing this.