Photo by: Janine Geddes

Mandate

The Communications Committee produces three lively and interesting issues of Current Connection, full of important current news about the lake and an annual Yearbook of information about the lake, feature articles and a listing of all members with their local and permanent addresses and telephone numbers. Our Archive subcommittee looks after historical documentation of the activities of the association.

  • Current Connection newsletter
  • Yearbook
  • Website
  • Archives Program

Communications is actually a conglomeration of four sub-committees. Communications produces the Yearbook and Current Connections and is in charge of the website to keep members up-to-date on the environmental, social and political matters that affect us all. As well, we coordinate the work of Archives subcommittee. LOBA has an important role to play, knitting together a diverse community of seasonal and permanent residents. The volunteers who make up the four divisions of Communications are key to keeping the association in touch with its members and providing the membership with up-to-date news and information.

Current Connection:

Every year we produce three lively and interesting issues of Current Connection, full of important news about the lake; articles on shoreline restoration, water quality, tax and assessment issues and notices of upcoming events. Advertising sponsorships are available.

Yearbook:

Our Yearbook is both a membership directory and and services directory surrounded by interesting feature articles, news about association activities and events around the lake. It is beautifully enriched by photos, many taken within the current year from our photo contest. Our advertising representative, Bryan Dearsley would be pleased to help you select the best opportunity for your advertising to reach our 1300 members.

Website:

Our webmaster is constantly improving our website. She’s always interested to hear from anyone who has ideas for the site and would love to hear from people who are willing to volunteer their experience to improve it. Is there something you’d like to see, or a link you can suggest? Please contact her at: webmaster@loba.ca

Archives:

The mandate of the Archives Program is to collect, organize, describe, preserve and make available, the published and unpublished records of the Lake of Bays Association and the association’s chief officers. The Archives Program is limited to collecting material directly relating to the work of LOBA and does not include general historical material relating to the Lake of Bays. This project was initiated in 2002 by Connie Briant, a former president of LOBA. Katharine Martyn, a retired librarian and LOBA member, was recruited to the project in 2003.

The collection of papers has been organized and boxed in archival document cases. An outline of contents is available and a more detailed finding aid is being prepared. The Archives Committee is actively soliciting additional donations of papers from past presidents and association officers. Earlier material relating to the association is of particular importance, as the early years of the association are not well documented in the present collection. We are also seeking a suitable location where the archives can be safely housed in proper environmental conditions and can become available for consultation, ideally year round.

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