Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Annual Meeting – Sunday, August 19, 2018 – 2 pm

Members in good standing are invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Highland Lakes Country Club and Community Association on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 2 pm at the Clubhouse.

It is scheduled to begin at 2 pm, but will only be called to order when a quorum of 5% of our membership in good standing is present. This translates into approximately 85 members with their membership cards in hand. If you are unable to locate your membership card on the day of the meeting, do not be deterred. We will have people on hand (in the Activity Center) who will be able to issue temporary cards.

Once the meeting is called to order and the Voting Board and committee chairpersons are recognized, members will hear remarks from Keith McCotter, Chairman of the Board; receive a summation of our finances from Board Treasurer, Bob Hughes; hear a review of current legal matters from the Club’s Attorney, Eileen Born; and listen to a recap of the year’s key events from me as President of the Club. The floor will then be opened to all members in good standing, offering those who are inclined to ask questions and share comments the opportunity to do so.

Voting for trustees in Sections 2, 9, 10 and 11 will then be open to members who reside in those sections. This year all members will have an opportunity to vote on the By-Law changes that have been proposed by the Voting Board as well. As described in my last article, the first relates to a change of wording in Section I of Article XIII – Boat, Vehicles and Mechanical Devices that makes it abundantly clear that any use of a combustion engine on any of our lakes must be authorized by the Voting Board. The second change involves the elimination of Section XI of Article XV – Property Covenants. This By-Law relates to the use of For Sale and other signs that advertise a person’s business when work is being done at your house. This By-Law has not been enforced since the days when Seckler and Shepperd had proprietary rights in our community. Signs are tightly regulated under Vernon Township’s Land Use Ordinance and it was deemed by the Voting Board to serve no purpose at this point.

The business portion of the meeting usually concludes within an hour of our start time and voting results are shared at the meeting once all votes are counted. Highland Lakes is such a beautiful and stable community because so many of its members are personally involved in what takes place here. Please take time out on Sunday, August 19 to participate in the meeting and hear firsthand from the leadership regarding the matters of importance that took place this past year and the challenges that lie before us.

We look forward to seeing you!

Suzanne Ross,

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