Hello everyone, it’s the time of year where lake travel is not safe by snowmobile and not quite ready for our boats. A few weeks ago I would have predicted an early thaw, but our recent cold weather has delayed our spring melt. This winter was one of the strangest in years, as we still had open water Christmas Eve. Many of our campers had to make alternate plans for Christmas and New Years because of the unsafe ice conditions. Many thanks to the Reicherts for their web updates on the website.
The logging group worked most of our winter hauling, so we had to be extra careful while travelling from our Malachi trail to the 596 turn off. They should be back in May or early June to finish hauling their timber. This winter they concentrated in a couple of areas. Both areas are south of the pole line on the west side of the narrows. This year they plan on logging the Rice lake road towards Victoria lake, as well as the area north of the cut area on the west pole line. I have found that logging plans often change. If plans do change, the Board will notify all campers through the website. There were a few washouts on the Pickerel lake road as well as the White lake road, and the Malachi trail. Some areas have been fixed, and the others will be fixed when road restrictions are lifted. Please be careful your first trip to Malachi this spring.
Last year, we enjoyed many events at Malachi. I want to thank the Board and Executive Members for all their help throughout the year. The Board and Executive serve as a voice for our members as well as volunteer for many of the activities at Malachi. I also want to thank the many members who volunteer and make it possible for us to put on the activities we do. There is a small group of campers that do many jobs we don’t see. These individuals use their own time (and often their own gas) to make our time at the lake more enjoyable. We strive to make improvements each year, and hope 2016 is no exception.
This year if elected, the Board plans to make improvements to the road and docks. Specifics will be outlined in the reports provided at the AGM. Improvements to some of our functions, as well as some maintenance to our picnic grounds and CAMP building are needed. These improvements however, are dependent on the fees collected by the association.
The Annual meeting is approaching fast, and I am looking forward to seeing all of you in May. The current MCA board is willing to let their names stand for another year. If you are interested in running for any position, we encourage you to put your name forward, either through the nomination form or at the AGM. We will have a process in place should a vote be needed.
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