The purpose of the DLIA shall be:
(A) To stimulate the interest that is common to all property owners on Deering Lake;
(B) To disseminate information regarding and/or of interest to the Association;
(C) To be the official representative of matters concerning Deering Lake with regards to the Town of Deering, the County of Hillsborough and the State of New Hampshire that will affect the members of this Association.
It’s high summer and the busiest time of year at Deering Lake. We recently held a DLIA member meeting. Here’s the latest!
NEWS from the LAKE:
• We have three loon chicks, all growing and thriving. Please give them space when boating. One egg did not hatch and will be sent to the biologist at the Loon Preservation Committee as soon as they are ready for it. There are still eagles in the area.
If you see a problem with any of the loons, please call Glenn Clark at 603-660-1686.
• Our four Lake Hosts are working Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at least when it’s not raining.
• Glenn and his helpers have done the June water testing, and will be repeating that later in July and in August. That includes checking the beach area for E-coli.
• Our Weed Watchers group is active and they could use one or two more volunteers. If you enjoy paddling about the lake, have a little extra time and want to help preserve our pristine waters, please contact Jen Battistello, our weed watch coordinator, at 603-494-4114.
NEWS from and for LAKE FOLKS:
• The next ROADSIDE CLEANUP of Rte. 149 will be held on Saturday, July 24th, leaving at 9am from the town hall. Plan to arrive early to get a vest, and sign in with Glenn. The Deering Conservation Committee sponsors these cleanups 3 times a year. We (the DLIA) do about 2 miles of road, total, and usually take less than 90 minutes. And it’s fun!! See you there.
• The Deering Community Church is hosting the DEERING COMMUNITY FAIRE on Saturday, August 14th, 10am to 3pm. The fair offers crafts by local artisans, baked goods, Vermont cheese, their famous homemade jams, children’s games, live music, attic treasures, and lots more. They will have a variety of raffles, including a portable HOT TUB! The Faire always a fun time and you just might find a real treasure. Rain date is August 21st.
• We have ordered new DLIA tee shirts, including larger sizes, and hats. They will be available for purchase at the September meeting.
• Also, we have two silk screened canvas prints of the lake, which we are raffling off. Tickets will be available at the September meeting and the drawing will be held at the end of the meeting.
NEWS from the DLIA:
• Our July 10th meeting had a good turnout with about 55 people. We welcomed two newcomers to our community.
• The treasurer reported that we were in fairly good shape with about half of dues paid. There are some upcoming expenses, so please do pay your dues if you have not already done so. They can be mailed to DLIA, PO Box 691, Hillsboro, NH 03244, or turned in at the September meeting. Dues are $20
• The main business of the meeting was to review the new Bylaws, which we will vote on in September. There was a lively discussion about whether to keep 3 meetings/year, and if so, when to have them. The consensus seemed to be that we will keep 3 for now, but move the July meeting away from the holiday weekend, and that we need more opportunity for socializing. Donna Raoust offered to head up a social committee. On that same topic, there was no July 4th Pot Luck this year, due to the pandemic, but the supplies for the pot luck are all boxed up and need a home. Call Deb at 554-6832 if you are interested in working on a future potluck and/or have space to store the supplies. A copy of the most recent version of the Bylaws will be posted to the website before the September meeting.
• Under new business, we presented a slate of officers, for election in September. All the directors and the treasurer are staying on; Betsy Holmes will be president; Susan Kaufman has agreed to be Secretary; Barbara Larmand has stepped up to be VP. Beth Bauer is stepping down as Secretary, after several years in her post. She has done a wonderful job, keeping accurate minutes of our meetings, getting them typed up and back to us in a timely fashion, and most importantly sharing her common sense and wisdom as we do our business, particularly at board meetings. She will be missed. Thank you, Beth!! The complete slate will be posted on the website before our vote in September.
• There was also some discussion on getting a new member directory done. This has been in the works for a while, but hit a road block with COVID-19. We hope to finish it soon. Due to privacy concerns we are asking that all members give permission for their contact information to be published. You can do that at the next meeting, or by including your preference with your mailed dues. After some discussion, it seems that the best approach for us is to do a paper directory, not an online one. That way no personal information will be put on the internet.
• Survey results showed that sharing of information is paramount to members. I wish I had something really new and exciting to share. I do get many texts, calls and emails from members. Mostly they concern Noise, Boating issues, sometimes noise AND boats, and the health and safety of the Loons. At the risk of being repetitive and sounding like a school marm:
• Please remember that sound carries on the water and that the Town of Deering does have a noise ordinance from 10pm to 7am.
• Please observe the No Wake zones, 150 feet from shore, other boaters, swimmers, buoys, wildlife or islands, and help us preserve our shoreline. Wakes are very harmful to the shore. And be aware that personal watercraft must adhere to regulations for motor boats and that Ski craft (jet skis, etc, less than 13 ft in length and carrying only 1-2 passengers), are not permitted on Deering Lake. In short, have fun, but operate safely. If you observe dangerous or illegal behavior on the lake, call Marine Patrol.
• Thank you to Bob Carter and Henry Bozek, who have been maintaining our bulletin boards. We ALWAYS post all our meetings on the bulletin boards, so check them monthly, and you’ll be in the know. There are often also items for sale and lost and found posted there.
• Lastly, the board thought it would be a good thing to distribute a list of contact info to the members. We will include this in the directory, but it will also be sent out with this newsletter and posted on the website. These are emails and phone numbers such as the Marine Patrol, so it makes sense to print a copy and keep it handy.
• Our Annual Meeting will be held at 9am in the Town Hall on September 4, 2021. I hope you will all attend to elect new officers and vote on the updated bylaws.
• This is my last newsletter. It has been my honor to be your president for the last three years. I thank the officers and directors, without whom I could not have done this job. They each bring skills and insights to us and work hard for this organization. I hope you will also take an opportunity to thank them when you see them. With every good wish for a happy and healthy summer to all,
Roadside Cleanup, 8:45am at Town Hall
DLIA Board meets, 7pm
DLIA General Member Annual Meeting,
9am at the Deering Town Hall
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Deering, NH 03244
Deering, New Hampshire 03244, United States
P.O. Box 691, Hillsboro, NH 03244