Meet Your Gull Lake Cottagers Association Board Members!
President– Keith Kennedy
Keith is serving his fourth year on the GLCA Board. His love for the lake began as a young boy when we was lucky enough to grow up on the lake.
Past President – Kim Sharpe
Welcome to the Gull Lake Cottagers Association! Kim’s summers were spent learning and living at the lake. As a descendent of the Delamere and Bedlington family, Gull Lake is an integral part of Kim’s life. The Regatta and other activities the GLCA sponsored were enjoyed throughout each summer. She is currently entering her sixth year on the Board, initially as Lake Steward, then as Secretary and now as past President.
Treasurer – Nick Evans
Nick and his wife Sue bought their place on Gull Lake in 2004 and spend as much of the summer as possible at the cottage. After several years of the family enjoying the Regatta and benefiting from the activities of the association, he joined the board in the Fall of 2012. Nick serves as the Treasurer director.
Lake Steward – Don Drouillard
Don is entering his 5th summer as our Lake Steward. Having been on Gull Lake as a seasonal cottager for 11 years, “I want to give back to the Gull Lake Community now that I’m retired”. Don is also a member of the Gull Lake Plan Steering Committee. With the help of outside experts (MNR, MOE, Coalition of Haliburton Cottage Association, FOCA and knowledgeable volunteers), he determines what factors are most important in assessing the health of our Lake and communicating to the Lake Community how we can best control them so that together we can have a quality impact on the future health of our Lake.
Communications – Carolyn Treadgold
This is Carolyn’s third year on the GLCA board and her 33rd summer on the lake. The Treadgold family has been cottaging on Gull Lake since 1919 and Carolyn hopes to continue the family tradition of being involved in connecting the Gull Lake community.
Membership – Judy Ingram
Judy joined the GLCA Board in 2015, serving at Membership director. Judy was introduced to Gull Lake in 1984. Her husband Tom purchased property on Gull in 1982. The sale finally closed in 1984. They built their cottage in 1992, and they have been enjoying winters and summers on Gull Lake ever since. Retirement has enabled Judy and Tom to spend even more time at the cottage.
Events – Brian Pinnock
Brian is in his second year on the GLCA board and currently has the role of Events Director. A Haliburton area cottager since childhood, Brian and his wife Jill have been on Gull Lake since 1986.
Secretary – Jessica Allison
Jessica is serving her first year on the GLCA Board. For as long as she remembers, she has been spending her summers on Gull Lake. As a member of the Allison family, she has activity participated in many activities on the lake, including the Regatta and annual Highland yard. Jessica is looking forward to working with the association and representing the interests of all residents of Gull Lake.
Special Mention of those who assist the Board’s work
Jane Robinson – assisting with membership tasks
What do you enjoy most about life at the cottage? I have been coming to Gull Lake every summer for my whole life, so can’t imagine not doing so. When spring comes I think, ”I’ve got to get out of here and up to the cottage.” In the early 80’s we expanded and bought the year round cottage next door, so we could come up in any season. I enjoy the peace, the water, and the beauty of Haliburton, not to mention the sociability of those on the road. There’s nothing like floating down the river.
Why did you decide to volunteer on the Board? I didn’t actually. My sister-in-law was the Treasurer which also involved membership, so I agreed to look after the data base. She moved on, but I’m still pushing paper. I like to feel I am contributing, but I much prefer the behind-the-scenes role.
What is the one thing you are hoping to accomplish? I hope I can work with Judy, the Membership Director, to keep the data base up-to-date and to try to contact new people.