Update from the SPA President

Greetings SPA Members,

The New Year is upon us and I hope that it finds all of our friends and family happy and healthy and looking forward to all the possibilities it brings.  This is a quick notice to keep you all informed of recent events around the Point.

New signs and posts:  Some of you may have noticed that there are new street name signs and posts up around the village.  Some of our signs were aging and needed to be replaced.  In order to preserve the continuity of our signage, SPA made arrangements with the City that they would provide the new posts, and we were allowed to have signs made in the style of our choice (at our expense), rather than having the City install the official municipal style signs.  There are still a couple of signs that have yet to be installed but we are very happy that we were able to preserve the look and feel of our hand-painted signage throughout the village.  Many thanks to Eric Jordan and the past board, John Lyon, Jim Milford and Jason Vehrs for their work on this project.

Social Events: The last social event of the 2012 season was the annual Halloween celebration held on Saturday, October 27th.  In the morning there were crafts, pumpkin carving, face-painting and refreshments at the park and despite the cool, rainy weather we had a good turnout of about 25 kids and their families.  In the evening the kids donned their costumes and made their way around the village trick-or-treating.  A good time was had by all thanks to Judy Haverkort, all the volunteers who made the party possible and the households who doled out candy.

Our next social event will be the annual Easter Party at the park to be held on Easter weekend: Saturday, March 30th.  Keep your eye on the SPA website and facebook page for details!  If anyone is interested in helping out with this event please contact me or Judy.

Sturgeon Point History Project:  Liane Kennedy has spent the past couple of years researching the history of Sturgeon Point and the families who have spent time here over many generations.  Her displays and blog entries have been a wonderful source of information and entertainment and are the start of a thorough archive of our history.  We are saddened to learn that Liane has decided to step down from her duties as coordinator of the project; her efforts are greatly appreciated.   At this time the History Project is looking for new volunteers to take over where Liane has left off.  If you are interested please contact the Project at [email protected] or visit the blog at http://stpthistoryproject.blogspot.ca/.

Goings on around our area:  Since the inception of the SPA facebook page we have been posting items of interest throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes.  Items include links to newsletters from local environmental groups, details about local events and businesses and much more.  Please “like” us to stay informed of what’s going on in our area: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Sturgeon-Point-Association-SPA/294932620522663.  Thanks to Patricia Aspinwall for her work on maintaining this fabulous resource.

 Lisa Vehrs
Sturgeon Point Association
[email protected]

Sturgeon Point Spooktacular!

Saturday, October 27th

Serpents and spiders, tail of rat, Sturgeon Point Park is where the fun is at! Take out your costumes for Halloween, all you goblins and ghoulies and let out a scream! Halloween costumes are really a must, leave on the cobwebs, the mildew, the dust! Hop on your broomsticks, come if you dare.

Join us for pumpkin carving, face painting, games and scares at 11:00am – 1:00 pm.

Trick or Treating – 5:30pm

Meet back at the park at 5:30pm or join up with your friends for trick or treating on a spooky walk around Sturgeon Point!

Please let us know if we can spook your house with our little goules and boys……. by emailing [email protected]

**Please note that Saturday, October 27th is the only time Trick or Treating is happening in Sturgeon Point.

Fall newsletter just released!

The new SPA president has just written her first newsletter and it was distributed today. The newsletter can also be found on our website with all past newsletters under the Archives page.

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, please send a note saying so to [email protected]. Membership is not necessary to be on our email distribution list. Naturally we don’t share the distribution list with anyone, for any reason.

Happy reading and wishing everyone a great Thanksgiving weekend.

SPA Board of Directors

At the SPA AGM, a new Board of Directors were voted in for the following year.  Below is a list of who is on the current board and their role.

Current SPA Board:

SPA Board 2012-2013 Portfolio
Lisa Vehrs President
Patricia Aspinwall Vice President & Communications
Madge Barr Secretary
Chris Van Lierop Treasurer
Jim Milford Roads & Maintenance
Jeremy Hall Park
David Webster Membership
Judy Haverkort Social
Paula McMurtry Legal Advisor
Bob LeCraw Director at Large
Maria Marlin Director at Large

Thank you to Liz Wallis, Ramona Kozak, and Eric Jordan for all the hard work you have dedicated to SPA and Sturgeon Point over the last 3 years.  And great big thanks to Victor Isbrucker for the hard work he has put in for the past 4 years, and to note the wonderful job he did as President for the last 2 years.

If you ever need to contact anyone on the SPA Board, please feel to email [email protected]