What a busy July it has been and it is only half over!
Our July 13th meeting shared information with the 32 in attendance from the 2 guest speakers, Joseph Kirisits, Boat Steward at the State Public Launch on Silver Lake, and Bob Blauers, Remax Reality.
Joseph explained his duties that help benefit Silver Lake by watching, inspecting, and educating boaters using the state launch, on the transfer of water invasive species that can be transported from other bodies of water to our lake. Bob talked about the comparisons of Silver Lake to other lakes in the region. He commented on how fortunate we are to have such a active Water Quality Committee and our quality of life on this lake proves that. He also gave a very informative talk on this years assessments.
The SLA Committees than gave their reports. The water Quality report can be found on the SLA website. Our Boat Parade went on as planned. Though the rain dampened the ride, it did not dampen the spirits of the entries of the parade. The fireworks on the 3rd were amazing and the tradition of the Ring of Fire was awesome.
The SLA Water Quality Golf Tournament will be held at the SL Golf Course July 27th.
A few team openings are still available. Our committee is still looking for basket donations for our raffle. All are welcome to by tickets the day of the tournament. Winners do not need to be present to win!
Our August 10th meeting is open to all and we encourage lakers to come and be informed! Open to All!
On a beautiful Saturday morning there were 41 in attendance at the SLA June meeting. Everyone came to see PHS Teacher Todd Shuskey and 3 of his students give a presentation on the Water Quality testing they do in Silver Lake and show the equipment they use. Ron N. filling in for Frank B. while he was busy supervising the divers at Silverlaken, updated us on the new projects the SLA/C.L.E.A.N. will be involved with this year. The SLA committees did their reports, Bob C. distributed the flares and at the end everyone was off to enjoy the beautiful day. Thanks to all who attended the June meeting… Directors, Committee Chairs, guests and especially our Guest Speakers!
Thanks goes out to The Silver Serpent Committee for organizing an awesome Triathlon at Silver Lake. The volunteers, Wyco. Sheriff Dept and all the fans deserve huge applause and thank yous. Most of all congratulations to all of the participants for making this successful event a reality! Thank you from all of us in the Silver Lake Community! Pictures are posted on the “Lake Life” tab of this website and on our FB Page!
FYI to all Silver Lakers and those who watch the Silver Lake Fireworks display on July 3rd. Donations are now being accepted to help finance this Silver Lake tradition the past 20 years! The show’s costs went from about $3000 20 years ago to approximately $7500 today. If you love this show coupled with the SLA “Ring of Fire”, please donate what you can. This is much appreciated every year! Send donation to: SL Fireworks Fund, 7851 State Route 39, Perry NY 14530. Lorraine’s letter is attached.
The SLA has added the April 2019 Minute Summary to the website. Also, if anyone is interested in SLA or Silver Lake Embroidered merchandise you can click on the link on the top post to order yours items today. The order form will only be available until June 17th. The opportunity to purchase items again will not be available until May 2020.
The SLA May meeting was attended by 32 members and guests. Derek and April Orf promoted their new Lake Life Management Company on Silver Lake. Bert Gallmon gave the final details of the Silver Serpent Triathlon slated for June 2nd (volunteers and spectators encouraged!). Matt Jensen (VOP Administrator) updated the group on the renovations of Perry Public Beach and Silver Lake Trail. We welcomed the new SLA Secretary Brian Kinsman. The SLA WQ Chair Frank Bright gave another interesting presentation full of important information. The Committees of; Membership, Boat Parade Home Owners of Distinction, SL Sailing Club, Lake Wide Garage Sale, and our new SLA Merchandise line, all gave their reports. Our next SLA Meeting is June 8th. All are welcome to attend.
SLA is working with Martin Acres Embroidery to make available merchandise with the SLA and Silver Lake logos. Attached is their website to order your items now! Silver Lake Association Members/residents will get a special Discount and 5% of the total purchase will be donated by the company to the SLA Water Quality Committee for lake projects.
Go to this website to order: https://www.companycasuals.com/SilverLakeAssociation/
Time is running out to get your pictures and articles in, to Conolly Printing, for the 2019 SLA directory. Contact the SLA or your tract director for contact information. Have a fun and safe winter, see you in Spring!
Here is a short synopsis of the SLA Annual August meeting held at The Club August 11th, 2018. The room was filled by the crowd of 54 attendees. Katie M. (Silver Serpent Triathlon), Bob C. (Conolly Printing, SLA Directory Publisher), Matt J. (VoP Administrator), were our Special guest speakers. Linda H. and committee presented the Home Owners of Distinction Award (Congrats goes out to Bonnie & Frank B. for winning this years honor). Paula S. informed everyone on the rules of primary resident voting. Mike B. updated us on his new venture “GLAMPING” Business on Traber Road. The SLA Officers and Tract Directors were voted in. There was much more information shared and articles voted on by the attendees. Our next SLA Meeting will be held at The Club Saturday, September 8th at 9am. We are always looking for involvement from Silver Lake Residents. Our Water Quality Team now a 501c3, C.L.E.A.N.@ Silver Lake, (Citizen-Led Environmental Action Network), will now lead the way with our tax deductible, water quality efforts. Frank B. Co-chair of C.L.E.A.N hands out appreciation awards to the deserving recipients.
The SLA Water Quality Committee work together with divers to clean the waters at the Perry, NY Public Beach. More pictures will be posted with all the volunteers names when they become available. Underwater pictures and videos may also be available. TY to all that came out on that chilly Saturday, May 19th morning!
Attached is the link of the minutes of the NYS Federation of Lakes Association Region 1 Meeting held at The Club on Silver Lake, October 21, 2017.
The SLA thanks Don and Elaine Cook for heading up this important meeting and Lorraine Sturm (Secretary) for putting this report together.
This report will also be available on the Water Quality project tab.