Application Process

Application Process for Membership in the NHC

Applications are due by October 1st for membership commencing the following summer. They are voted on by the Board of Directors during their winter meeting which will give accepted members time to make their summer plans. A proposer and two seconders are required and they each need to have been members of the club for at least five years. The forms are available online for current members applying on behalf of their friends. They should be mailed directly to the Chair of Membership.

There is no longer a two week ‘trial membership’ option. Proposers and seconders need to spend some time during the summer before going through the application process introducing their friends to members of our community.

Prospective members may spend up to a week at the club as paid guests of their proposer and/or seconders and must be accompanied at all times by their host(s). This will insure that they get a ‘feel’ for the club, that current members get to know them and also, that the proposers and seconders are truly responsible for introducing them around, following through with the application process and accompanying them to events especially during the first summer of their new membership.

For more information or to receive an application please contact Jane Cameron, Membership Chair.

Jane can be reached at:

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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
Blue Massawippi
POB 2703
North Hatley, P.Q.
J0B 2C0

or contribute online

Thanks in advance for your consideration,

Thomas Pick

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