THE KINOOKIMAW RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SEPTEMBER 5, 2020
Submitted on behalf of the Board of Directors
Micheal McPherson, President
THE KINOOKIMAW RESIDENTS
The 2019-2020 year in our resort community has once again gone very quickly. Unfortunately the impact of COVID19 reduced our neighbourhood social events, delayed the Annual General Meeting from June 6 to September 5 while health regulations now only allow 30 persons in meetings. Social distancing is the norm as is mask wearing, and hand washing. Winter travel restrictions may result in Kinookimaw being a busy winter paradise! I now conclude my 4 years as your President and encourage the new Board to continue promotion of an active Association, a benefit to our growing community. I would ``thank`` each Board Member I have served with over the years, they have all been great! The challenges of the Board are many, can be complex, being more than one might realize.
On behalf of our Community the Board would “thank” all the volunteers within our community who assisted in assorted ways to ensure our neighbourhood was fun, supportive, engaged, safe and secure for not only the residents but our children, grandchildren and guests as well.
I especially thank Fred Ziegler and Diane Armstrong for their volunteerism on their commitees representing our community.
Thanks again to the Water Discussion Group of 2019-20 considering alternative water solutions and use of the Water Trust Fund.
Your volunteer Board of Directors represented the community through the year through monthly Board meetings, south shore inter-community meetings and related assignments.
Approved minutes are posted on the community website as are other items of importance and interest.
The Kinookimaw Beach Association, our landlord, provides ongoing support to the Kinookimaw Residents Association through dialogue and consultation.
This spring and through the summer there have been several ownership changes plus new construction. We welcome new owners and wish those leaving, all the best in their futures.
One highlight of the year is Kinookimaw now has their very own centenarian, Eva Eckert!
Lastly, I would thank the serving and future Directors for their whole-hearted dedication to the community, its issues and challenges. Directors can serve two consecutive 2-year terms maximum then must have a minimum 1 year break as per our informal Bylaws. Garry Tramer will be leaving the Board. I will serve one year as past-president on the Board then the move to the mandatory 1 year break.
Your Board’s current mandate:
To promote communication between the seven Bands of the Kinookimaw Beach Association and their tenants so that each may better understand the needs and aspirations of the other
To assist each other toward the achievement of their goals
To ensure satisfactory performance of the terms of the Leases.
The Board primarily communicates to the Community mainly through emailed Bulletins, posting to the website as the need arises and direct personal contact.
Financially, the Association continues to have a positive monetary balance ($3,764.82/April 30, 2020) with no outstanding debt. The annual membership fee ($20), our main source of income, continues to be a challenge to collect from all Kinookimaw tenants (105). We did have other income totaling $304.62 (table rental, guest fees, interest). In 2019-20 we had 62 paid Memberships ($1,240) down from 68 ($1360) the previous year. The fee goes to fund the July 1 Parade ($100), Christmas supper ($336.67), Annual Meeting expenses ($163.24), Meet and Greet park socials ($235.51), and adminstrative expenses (cheques $68.15) . Annual Expenses of KRA Board Liabilty Insurance ($1,099.22) and South Shore First Responders ($456) after discussion with KBA are now kindly paid by the Kinookimaw Beach Association.
We continue to discuss many initiatives with the Kinookimaw Beach Association. Lorne Bumphrey occupies the position of Operation and Maintenance Manager. This local position deals with potable water testing, infrastructure monitoring, seasonal curb valve control, road maintenance, grass and tree control, construction, snow plowing to name only a few issues. Please support him where and when you can.
Through participation within the Inter-Municipal Utilities Committee (IMUC)(Regina Beach, Buena Vista, Lumsden Beach, R.M. of Lumsden and Kinookimaw) Kinookimaw cost shares and participates in infrastructure services such as the Sewage Lagoon, Landfill, and Fire Protection. The ongoing team communication with the other south-shore communities is invaluable, part of a great area effort!
To date we have had minimal local fire bans, your support in this regard is appreciated! Fire prevention in our community is a priority. Be cautious with any fire anytime. Ensure your property insurance coverage includes volunteer firefighting costs! Thanks again to everyone for the ongoing hill-green space monitoring and waste collection.
As a developing resort community your input, comments, and feedback is valued. While we cannot feasibly please everyone, your Board continues to interact with our neighbouring communities, agencies and of course The Kinookimaw Beach Association, our landlords.
Throughout 2019-2020, progress has been made in several areas although many challenges remain. In the following pages we will discuss the highlights.
Your Board of Directors
Jacquie Bumphrey – Website and Social Events
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