McKenzie Lake September News from the Lake

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ML MCKENZIE LAKE COMM NEWS

Park Hours

August 13 – September 3 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, 7 days a week.

September 4 – September 23* 9:00 am – 8:00 pm, 7 days a week

September 24* – October 21* 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, 7 days a week

*Weather Permitting, may close earlier

Annual General Meeting

The Associations 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Beach Club on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. The Board would appreciate member’s attendance and participation however, if you are unable to attend please complete and return a Proxy Vote form. This form will be mailed to you along with other relevant information. The form can also be picked up at the Security office, the main office and on our website, www.mlra.ca. If we do not have enough proxy forms submitted, then the meeting will be adjourned to one week later until we do have enough proxies. The Board would greatly appreciate if members submitted their proxy forms in order to hold the meeting on September 20th. Your proxy will make a difference! Thank you for your participation!

If you are interested in serving as a Board member please email the General Manager, Brad Buxton, [email protected].

Annual Membership Fees PAST DUE

Invoices for your Annual Membership Fees were mailed out in early March. Payments were due April 1st and your payment will ensure access to the park and lake from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Payments by cash, cheque, or debit. If you can’t make it to the Office during business hours you can mail your payment, leave a cheque with Security (no cash or debit), or drop it in the secured mail box at the Beach Club front door. We understand that some of our members do not use personal cheques. For those who cannot make it to the office during business hours and do not use personal cheques, we also accept money orders or certified cheques which are easy to obtain by your bank. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards. If you have not received an invoice please call Donna at 403-257-1657, or email at [email protected].

Important: Membership fees are mandatory, not optional. Membership fee charges are secured by an encumbrance which is registered on the title to your property. If you are not sure whether you must pay the fee, please review the most updated version of your certificate of title and determine if there is an encumbrance registered by McKenzie Lake Residents Association. If there is an encumbrance, then it is mandatory for you to pay the fee.

We understand there are homes in McKenzie Lake that receive this news publication but are not entitled to MLRA membership. These areas include – Mt Allan, Mt Douglas, Mt Apex, Mt Aberdeen, and some homes on Mt McKenzie Drive. We do apologize but these areas are not entitled to MLRA membership. The Association boundary lines are determined by the registered Articles of Association, which is a document that specifies the regulations for a company’s operation. The MLRA Board cannot arbitrarily alter the boundary line.

Membership Cards

If you are new property owners and require membership cards, please call Donna at 403-257-1657 or email [email protected]. All new or replacement cards requires a new photo taken at the main office.

Office Hours

Office hours are now 9:00am – 5:00pm (closed noon – 1pm) Monday through Friday.

Rent the Beach Club or a Shelter

The Beach Club is an ideal location for a family birthday party, wedding receptions, anniversaries, family functions, and more. Summer dates fill up fast so make your booking ASAP.

We also have three shelters in the park that are available to rent and very popular in the summer. Shelters are great for birthday parties and family functions.

Find out more information on all rentals available on our website www.mlra.ca or call the main office at 403-257-1657. Bookings must be made at the main office.

Guests of Members

If you are planning a gathering at McKenzie Lake and expect to have 10 or more guests, please notify the office in advance. We require the member to fill out an official guest list form and submit to the office days in advance of the function date. The official guest list form can be found on our website (www.mlra.ca) and at the main office. The guest list must be filled in as per the instructions so please read everything prior to filling in the names of your guests.

Rule changes – Guests of Members

New Guest Rules came into effect on May 17, 2018, limiting the number of guests each household can bring into the facility. Please see the following changes:

Amend Rule 4.1 (formerly 4.2). Members 16 years of age and older may sign in up to 10 guests per day, with a household maximum of 10 guests per day. The member must be present at the gate as each guest enters the facility.

Amend Rule 4.2 (formerly 4.3). If you are planning a gathering of 10 or more guests, you are required to advise the office in advance. You will be required to complete an Association form listing the names of all of your guests. There is a maximum of one list (25 guests) per household per day. A special request may be made to management for groups exceeding 25 guests but limited to two (2) requests per household per year. Special requests must be made at least one week in advance and approvals will be made by the General Manager.

The official guest list form can be found on our website (www.mlra.ca) and at the main office. The guest list must be filled in as per the instructions so please read everything prior to filling in the names of your guests.

Lost Jewelry on the Beach

If you have lost a ring or piece of jewelry on the beach, please contact us. One of our members belongs to the Calgary Treasure Hunting and Detecting Club (CMDC) and he has searched the beach on several occasions with his metal detector and found quite a number of items. Please email [email protected] with a description of the item lost and we might be able to find it for you or might even have it already!

Fall Programs

School season and fall is now upon us and that means getting back into the swing of things. Registration for fall programs is open so please visit our website for details on programs available this fall. We are offering an assortment of adult and kid activities.

Volunteer Committee

We are currently recruiting members to fill positions on our volunteer committee. Volunteers will primarily be responsible to help with special events. Our goal is to offer more fun activities and special events throughout the year and we need volunteers to make it happen! The Committee will be responsible for all fundraising and organizing of the events. If you would like to see more events and activities offered and willing to donate your time, then please contact us today at [email protected].