jacques_pigeon 14 May 2014
Dear resident of Dunany,
Dunany has never looked as good as the lengthy winter of 2014 has finally let go! Your Board has been meeting, preparing itself to work on the day-to-day issues but also looking towards the horizon with thoughts of ‘what else we may be doing to support the great life of those fortunate enough to live in the DCA area’. We have received the reports on the condition of our lakes and everyone should stand for the applause. The condition at present is showing some of the best results in years. These four lakes are the Community’s greatest physical asset and they must be treated with all the respect required to keep them this way. Always think about your actions when dealing with the waterways. Wash the bottom of your boats, protect the shoreline, no fertilizer and no pesticides. Just think before taking action as these assets are our crown jewels.
The Community has many leaders and their initiatives makes for great participation in group activities. The Artists of Dunany are starting to push the Group of Seven with their talent. If you are part of it, you already know the enjoyment. If you wish to try, the talent is there to help you get started. The scrabble and cribbage on Monday night, SPANK, the Glee Club, the bicycling group, the golf course, fishing, the walking club, the ski club, birding and St. Paul’s Church, these are all active groups meeting regularly, enjoying the social environment. These activities are not organized by the DCA but we do like to promote them as the DCA members appreciate these events. Join what you are interested in, do as much or as little as you wish!
Your Board has met with all four municipalities making up the DCA territory. We wish to make the mayors aware of our existence, our concerns and to establish a bridge of communication. Wentworth and Gore are the principal municipalities of the DCA and both are showing great respect for our concerns. Our territory in Lachute and Brownsburg Chatham is smaller and so our influence is more of ‘how we can help each other’. In a meeting with the Mayor of Brownsburg Chatham, we presented our concern over the condition of MacDougall Road. To our surprise they were not aware of the condition or where the road was situated!
A follow up meeting is to take place this month the results of which will be reported at the Annual Meeting in July.
Security problems remain very low in the area which is fortunate; however we must remain vigilant. Always keep an eye on your neighbour’s property and a watchful eye on things that ‘just don’t seem right’.
In closing, your Board is always looking for ideas to serve you, be it in communications, with a new participation or facility. If you have any suggestion you wish us to look at, please email them to my attention. It is the next generation that we have to prepare for today as what we enjoy today was thought us by those who have gone before us.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, July 13 at 9:00 am at the Dunany Country Club. Until them, be safe and enjoy the warm summer days
Robert W. Percy