Agenda for June 13 Meeting

To practice social distancing, the Saturday, June 13 meeting of the Twin Lakes Association will be held via Zoom. The board has a full agenda, including an update on treatment for the Eurasian milfoil and curly-leaf pondweed that choke parts the lakes. We encourage you to download the Zoom app and attend from your living room.

For those not familiar, Zoom is an online meeting room that is free and easy to navigate. Go to to download the app with a few clicks. After downloading the app, you can join the TLA meeting by clicking on this invite or by signing into the app and entering the meeting ID: 221 307 5234. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. EST.

If you would like help signing up or signing in to Zoom, call Bill Barton at 860-435-3014. So that we do not test our capacity for people in the online meeting, we ask that households with more than one member attend together (on a single computer or mobile device).

Here is the agenda:

1) Welcome
2) Lake treatment update
3) Budget review
4) Membership update
5) Lake safety update
6) Upcoming events including Twin Lakes Day and the August meeting
7) Other business

The Nominating Committee, which consists of Bill Barton, Grant Bogle, Carey Fiertz, and Susan Knight, recommends the following slate of executive committee members for election at the meeting on August 8:

Grant Bogle, President
Bill Barton, Senior VP
Jean Bell, Treasurer
Pat Miller, Secretary

Returning members in addition to the above are Carey Fiertz, Dave Haab, Susan Knight, Justin Meyer, Blake Morrison, and Dan Vogus.

Six new names have been placed in nomination for the executive committee:

Terry Cohen Terry has kept a house and boat in the channel area along Taconic Road for 30 years and has been a TLA member nearly as long. In that time she has come to recognize our unique lake environment and the many challenges we face keeping the lakes and channel healthy. Terry is retired and looks forward to spending time on issues that affect the larger lake habitat. Most recently, she worked for the Riverside Park Conservancy in New York.

Eric Stoer Eric has 
a passion for Salisbury and the surrounding area, which he has explored in all seasons for 25 years. He has twin seven-year-olds, Dylan & Julia, and is a member of the Twin Lakes Beach Club. He lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. He became familiar with Salisbury while a student in 1995, when his parents bought a second home on Preston Lane. He is dedicated to preserving the area’s natural beauty and looks forward to an active role. He is a commercial property underwriting manager for Chubb in New York City.

Jeff Bravin 
Jeff was born and raised in New York City. He is married with three children and loves skiing with his family. He acted as a child and played Jonah in the 1979 CBS movie, And Your Name is Jonah. He biked across America in 1988 for the Ronald McDonald House and rode for the American School for the Deaf’s 􏰃􏰄􏰄anniversary celebration. He has been employed at ASD in West Hartford since 2002. He is currently Executive Director responsible for oversight of the school. 

Jackie Blombach Jackie has been a member of the TLA since she and her husband, Michael Duca, purchased their home on Rocky Lane 36 years ago. They moved to the lake full time in 2017. She enjoys gardening, biking, hiking, kayaking, and cross-county skiing. She has been active in the care and preservation of historic houses in Massachusetts. She has attended symposiums on invasive species, gardening with native plants and providing plant support for birds and pollinators.

Richard Haupt Richard has been coming to the lake his entire life, enjoying the community in summer and winter alike. He is a fourth generation property owner on the water and a member of TLA for 30 continuous years. He enjoys sailing, waterskiing and fishing and is committed to keeping the environment safe for all. He is experienced with Wooden Boat Restoration and Preservation. He is vice president of operations at JayPro Sports Equipment in Waterford, Ct.

Dan Kadlec Dan and his wife Kim have been coming to the lakes with their three children (now grown) for 20 years. For most of that time they lived in Westchester County, N.Y., or New York City and were members of the Twin Lakes Beach Club. He is a long-time member of the TLA. Today, he and Kim spend summers at their home on South Shore. He enjoys boating, kayaking and hiking. He is an author and journalist, most recently with Time magazine.

With deep regret, the Executive Committee accepted the news that Louis Fox and Jack Silliman, both past TLA Presidents who served for many years with great distinction, have decided to step down in August.

We encourage everyone in the lake community to join the TLA and support our efforts to keep the area safe, healthy and beautiful. Dues are just $25 a year. Sign up and pay online, or through regular mail, by clicking the appropriate button below. If you are already a member, you can pay dues online by clicking the appropriate button below.

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