ZEBRA MUSSELS on “your Lake”

Mobile Boat Washing System

Blue Massawippi held an important information session at the Lively Lecture series on Thursday at the Club. Many of you were not able to attend so I’m writing to you on this very urgent and important matter.

  • Of all the lakes in the region, Lake Massawippi has the highest probability of significant infestation due to its high pH level.
  • Zebra mussels have already been discovered in Lake Memphremagog. Lake Champlain is infested!
  • Zebra mussels would most probably arrive on our lake on boats, from other lakes, that have not been properly washed.
  • Zebra mussels in our lake would result in a “dead” lake….no fish, crystal clear in some portions of the lake, but due to this clear water, SIGNIFICANT acceleration of weed growth in other parts of the lake.
  • Significant increases in taxes on properties surrounding the lake, as water intakes around the lake get plugged with mussels.
  • Significant declines of at least 20% in property values, based on studies of other regions in Canada.

Among a whole variety of pre-emptive Blue Massawippi undertakings, a mobile washing station has been purchased several weeks ago. We need to raise $40,000 to pay for it and staff, and related costs.

If you would like some more information on this issue, please get in touch with me.

If you would like to make a donation, please do so and send your cheque
to:
Blue Massawippi
POB 2703
North Hatley, P.Q.
J0B 2C0

or contribute online

https://www.lacmassawippi.ca/en/contribute/

Thanks in advance for your consideration,

Thomas Pick

North Hatley Club Chronicle

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Here’s what’s happening July 27th to August 3rd at NHC!

Highlights of the week:
Events Meeting Monday
Massawippi Scramble Friday. Sign up by Tuesday!!
Firefighters Appreciation BBQ Saturday August 3rd. Sign up on board!

Saturday, July 27th
Regatta Day, 9:00 a.m., including lunch and family dance and awards 6:30 p.m.
Bring your lifejackets, paddles, canoes, wallet (for lunch)!

Monday, July 29th
Events Meeting 11:00 a.m. Oasis (tent). We need YOU!
Tomorrow’s BBQ sign up deadline is NOON today.
JA Sailing. 1:00 from our beach. Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs sessions. Fully subscribed.
Wetfoot sailing. 5 to 7 year olds, 1:30-2:30 p.m. NHC beach.

Tuesday, July 30th
Bridge Club. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Oasis. Sign up with Karen Armour 819-842-1203.
BBQ/Fireworks 5:30 p.m. Help the environment by bringing your own plates and cutlery. Sign up deadline was noon Monday.
JA Golf 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.There are a few places available if you have yet to sign up. Contact managernhclub@bell.net.
Massawippi Scramble Friday. Sign-up deadline today. Details here.

Wednesday July 31st
Wetfoot sailing. 5 to 7 year olds, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
JA Golf. 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Camp-in NHC 7:00 p.m. 10 and under. 16 places. Sign-up required. Cost $10.00.

Thursday August 1st
Day of rest. (for some)!

Friday August 2nd
Wetfoot sailing. 5 to 7 year olds, 1:30-2:30 p.m. NHC beach.
Massawippi Scramble 3:30 p.m. Dinner 6:00 p.m. All welcome. Details here.

Saturday, August 3rd
Firefighters Appreciation BBQ11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Games, face painting, swimming and more. Sign up to honor the firefighters who were there when we needed them last October!

Looking ahead to . . .
Tennis week.
Sign up on board on dance hall porch or by email to tennisnhc@gmail.com.
Campouts: Girls Aug. 8th and Boys Aug. 9th. Sign up on JA board. Cost $20.00.

News Nuggets
JA tennis week was a huge success. Medals will be awarded at the Regatta dance tonight (Saturday). Siena Webster won the 13 and over girls’ tournament with a victory over Sarah Oldland in the final. Drew Shannon was the boys’ 13 and over winner in a close match with Sammy Elkas.

Housekeeping
Dogs are welcome, under the usual circumstances in a family club – on a leash and on their best behavior.
Hot Dog Friday
At the request of members, the quality of the product and the price have been upgraded. Still the best $5.00 lunch in town.
Tennis courts open at 8:00 a.m.
Prior to 8:a.m., maintenance has precedence over tennis players. Early birds must stay out of Erik’s way or bribe him.
Water shoes. The debris left from the senior lounge fire has been cleaned up. There is still a slight risk of metal or glass which could injure swimmers. We have moved the swimming beach south, away from the old senior lounge. We strongly advise that members wear water shoes for any activity on the beach, in the water or by the playground and lawn in front of it.
Coffee cups: Please return coffee-less cups to the kitchen.

Weekly updates to keep you in the loop are published each Friday evening by the NHC News Nugget publishing company, for the following week’s events.