On Saturday, July 14th, the Lake Fairlee Association held its annual dinner and meeting. The location was a new one for us this year, the lodge of the former Lake Fairlee Camp, with a commanding view across the south end of the lake. A complete reconstruction of the lodge is in its final stages, and we are grateful to the Aloha Foundation for generously allowing us to meet there.
Dinner was barbecued chicken with all the fixings, and this year there was more than enough food!
After dinner our new president elect, Susie Kerr, moved the agenda briskly along. We heard a report from Greg McGrath of Lake Morey about their early success treating portions of their lake with the herbicide Renovate. Skip Brown introduced some of our dive crew and explained something about their work to eradicate milfoil. Treasurer Ridge Slatterthwaite reported on the Association’s finances, and explained how the State of Vermont’s grant this year will be reduced by over a third from last year’s amount. Suzy also introduced several new arrivals to the lake who were in attendance. After some general questions and discussion the meeting was adjourned.