January 2019 Newsletter
Lake and Pond News this Winter
Our winter newsletter features updates about the upcoming annual workshop and search for new board members.
Letter from the President
To the members of MA COLAP:
It's an exciting time to be a member of MA COLAP! The board has been busy planning this year's conference and updating the MA COLAP website. The website will soon feature a forum for members to discuss topics related to lake and pond management.

Are you looking for a rewarding way to show your enthusiasm for Massachusetts lakes and ponds? We are searching for new board members to fill several officer positions, including President, Vice President, and Secretary. Read the rest of the newsletter for more details.

Thank you,
Melissa Lenker
President, MA COLAP
2019 Annual Workshop: Stormwater Management and Your Lake or Pond
Mark Your Calendars: Our annual workshop is scheduled for Friday April 12, 2019 at the LEED certified Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife headquarters in Westborough, MA.

Presenters: Are you interested in presenting at this year's workshop? If so, email info@macolap.org with the title and abstract of your talk.

Vendors & Sponsors: Do you want to host a booth at this year's conference? If so, email info@macolap.org for details.

Registration Cost: The following costs will be charged for the 2019 annual workshop. These costs are informational only. A link to register and pay for the conference will be available at a later date once the program is complete .

  • Individual Members: $25.00 for admission.
  • Non-Members: $40.00 for admission. Includes automatic MA COLAP membership through October 2019.
  • Sponsors: $100 for advertising at the event and on programs.
  • Exhibitors (Vendors): $150 for registration for one person and space for a table/poster.
  • Corporate Sponsors: $200 for registration for one person, space for a table/poster, and advertising at the event and on programs.

Please note that presenters will not be charged an admission fee
Nominations for New Board Members
MA COLAP is seeking energetic, passionate people to aid in our mission of protecting and preserving MA lakes. We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • President: The President shall act as Chairman of the Board of Directors and preside over meetings of the members and the Board. The President is the primary spokesperson for MA COLAP and represents the Board between Board meetings. The President will work with other board members to coordinate board meetings, newsletters, website updates, and the annual conference.

  • Vice President: The Vice President assists the President in the conduct of his or her duties. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President.

  • Secretary: The Secretary shall serve as the Clerk of the corporation and assume all powers/responsibilities of the President in the absence of both the President and Vice President. The Secretary will also assume all powers/responsibilities of the Treasurer in the absence of the Treasurer. The Secretary will be responsible for timely filing of reports to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in addition to keeping roll call and Minutes at all meetings.

All positions are volunteer positions. Being a member of MA COLAP’s Board of Directors is a great way to build experience in nonprofit management and help the Commonwealth’s lakes.

MA COLAP is also seeking to fill several non-officer board member positions. Board members help coordinate MA COLAP’s webpage, social media outlets, and annual conference. There are four board meetings a year and one annual workshop.

If you are interested, please send your resume and a letter detailing why you would like to become a board member to info@macolap.org.
Massachusetts Lakes & Ponds in the News
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Thank you to our corporate sponsors!
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