To all members, supporters, and friends of the Honey Harbour Association:

We wish you all the best of family, friends, peace and good spirits this holiday season. May you enjoy time with others, shared memories, and future plans.

We wanted to provide you an up-date of some of the activities of your HHA.

While it does not quite feel like winter yet, the first Winter Patrol is already done. Some trees have fallen in the area, but only one incident of damage on members’ property. You should receive your report soon. The next patrol will be in late January, ice conditions permitting. If you have any questions, suggestions, or want to add information to our files, please contact Stephen at hhapatrol@gmail.com

You should have received notice of our Newsletter last month. It can be found on our website, http://www.honeyharbour.on.ca/. Please share with Kathy at kalekay@hotmail.com your thoughts on what you like, do not like, or what you would like to see in our next newsletter, planned for May. Or even if you would rather we not bother you with Newsletters in the future.

Kathy is a busy person. She is working hard on assembling articles for the Hoots Anthology book. She would love to hear from you if you have any Hoots copies from the 30’s or older, or any other information about the very early days of the HHA. She is working towards the release of this book this coming summer.

Kathy will also be the editor of the 2016 Hoots. If you have any articles or suggestions, please consider the end of January as your deadline for submissions, though she would like to hear from you before then with your ideas and plans. This year’s Hoots will include articles about being a kid in Honey Harbour.

Plans have been prepared for the completion of the interior of Jackson Hall in the Schoolhouse. Bucky Vessair, who was so helpful in up-grading our septic system two years ago, and ensuring the Schoolhouse passed Township inspection last year, offered the best bid for finishing Jackson Hall. He will be working with Tim this winter, once the ice allows transportation of materials to the Schoolhouse. The work should be completed before the Victoria Day weekend.

We are exploring bringing a mobile Sailing Program to our day camp in July 2016 (tentative week July 11th- 15th) for our campers. We'll have the option to offer teen & adult lessons in the evenings from Monday through Thursday. There is some expense involved and we'd love to test your interest before we commit to a booking. If you think you or your children might register that week (or if you would like to make a donation to support the costs) please send a quick note to our Recording Secretary Al Will at al@alwill.ca or call him at 905-869-8639. We'll be making our decision the first week of January.

Your directors are working on a number of other projects, including reviewing Membership opportunities, as well as Communication improvements. We are keeping abreast of activities within the Township and on the Bay, and making plans for 2016. 

We would love to hear from you. Please let us know your ideas as to how the HHA could work better for you. You can find our contact information on our website. 

I would like to close by thanking all of you who are members of the HHA, as well as all those who have supported and volunteered with us. I will make special mention of the Township’s support of our Day Camp, Calvin King of King’s Propellers and Marilyn and Jim Dudman of Honey Harbour Storage who sponsored our AGM BBQ back in July, and Annemarie and Armin Grigaitis of A & A for their barging and disposal of all the phragmites cut down in August. We greatly appreciate the support provided to all our members by the businesses and services in Honey Harbour, and encourage all of you shop locally. Thank you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Peter

P.S.:  We have included on the following pages a notice from the Severn Sound Environmental Association in regards to their Seedling Distribution Program. This would be a great way for some of you to restore a portion of your shoreline area to a more natural state.

P.P.S.:  Please also note this brilliant suggestion for a Christmas gift. As a GBLT director, I am not allowed to win, so it might as well be you.

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