2016 Annual Meeting

Clary Lake Association Annual Meeting Ahead!


2019 Clary Lake Association Annual Meeting

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Clary Lake Association is this coming Saturday, August 7th, at 2 PM. The meeting will be held at the Clary Lake dam. The weather forecast is looking good with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-80s. It sounds like a perfect Summer day! We’ll have some canopies to provide shade and plenty of tables and chairs, enough for the expected crowd but as usual you should feel free to bring your own if you want. 

This year’s meeting agenda includes the election of officers, an update on our vision exercise which we introduced in 2019, and a short program on Damariscotta Lake’s invasive plant patrol program presented by Midcoast Conservancy’s Patricia Nease. We are starting up our own Invasive Plant Patrol program in the near future and hope this program will generate some interest and provide us with some inspiration. We’re also thinking of recording a Reny’s Jingle which should be a lot of fun.

We will have our traditional potluck supper after the Meeting so bring your favorite salad, casserole, side dish, or what have you and of course, bring an appetite! We’ll provide paper plates, napkins, eating utensils, bottled water and soft drinks and we’ll have a small generator on site so if you have a pot that needs to be plugged in, we can accommodate.

The Annual Meeting is the end of one Membership year and the beginning of another. We know a lot of you, for your own reasons, like to wait to renew your Memberships at the  annual Meeting, and that’s fine! However, if you’re going to renew at the Meeting please arrive a little early to sign up so you’ll have some time to settle in before the Meeting starts. We’ll have the registration desk set up and ready to go no later than 1:00 PM and we will start the Business Meeting at 2:00 PM sharp. Please remember, you have to be a paid up Member for the coming year in order to vote at the Annual Meeting.

Last year’s Annual Meeting was cancelled on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been hoping that with a vaccine available that the pandemic would be nothing to be concerned about this summer, and for much of the Spring that indeed seemed to be the case. Unfortunately, due to the appearance of more transmissible variants of the disease combined with a less than satisfactory vaccination rate in some areas of the country, Covid infections are once again on the rise in many states, including in some areas in Maine. The Maine CDC is recommending that both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people practice social distancing and wear a face covering in public indoor settings in certain Maine counties including Somerset, Waldo, and Kennebec Counties. Our county, Lincoln County, is not currently included in that list and the venue for our meeting is outdoors so we’re comfortable holding our meeting as planned. However, you should use your own judgment regarding social distancing and the use of a face covering at the meeting should you be concerned about your health. We will respect your decision.

We hope you can make the meeting! On the off chance it’s raining, the rain date will be the next day, Sunday August 8, same time, same place but like I said, the forecast is looking about perfect.