URLA has recruited representatives from each road or other geographic entity, such as Westport, around our lake. These representatives perform a number of functions: they maintain and share with URLA a database of their road’s residents’ names, addresses and other contact information; they identify new residents, welcome them to the community and give them a welcome package if information about the lake from URLA and add them to the database; they encourage all residents on their road to consider becoming members of URLA, often at their annual road association meeting. https://binged.it/2EdnLkw
In order to maintain contact with lake residents, URLA maintains a mailing list of addresses and/or emails of all those who live around the lake and updates it regularly through the information collected by road representatives. URLA guarantees that this information is kept confidential within the organization and used ONLY to send out the URLA Newsletter twice per year. It is possible a rare urgent situation could arise that would require communication with owners between newsletters. For example, when toxic blue-green algae was found in Upper Rideau Lake, URLA was the only entity that had a list of all lakefront residents and their contact information so our database was used by public health officials to inform residents of this potentially serious situation.
Newsletters are sent to all those on our contact list, whether members or not. However, we strongly encourage our contacts to become members. Road representatives are in a very good position to do this. URLA needs the active participation of lake users and residents in order to maintain relevancy and carry out its many activities.
A very important function of URLA, its unique database and road representative system is the maintenance of an infrastructure that is ready to immediately take on any issue that arises with respect to our lake. For example when it was revealed that Westport’s sewage treatment system was failing and effluent had been discharged into the lake, URLA was immediately ready to help tackle the situation and find a solution that preserved the health of our lake.
Take a look at the list of roads and road reps in this section and see if your road has a road rep. If not, please consider volunteering to be the road rep.
|1145 NS RD||McDowell John Smith Allison|
|1208 NL RD||Hawkins Jane Frances|
|371-380 SUNNYSIDE||Todd Douglas & Susan|
|ADRAINS CREEK LN||Teixeria John & Maria|
|BLAIR POINT LANE||Menger Conny & Dana|
|BLUE HERON LANE||Davis Brenda Ellis Phil|
|CARLETON ST||Frostad Kim & Theresa|
|FORRESTERS/GRANDVIEW/LILLY||Pygas John & Margot|
|HOPPER LANE and Sparrow Lane as Rd Rep||Holden Janet|
|KANES LANE||Adams Stan & Gail|
|MARKS LANE||Kane Murray & Louise|
|MCBRIDE POINT||Bowlby Gary & Mary|
|MCNALLY’S LANE||Kemp Bruce & Diana|
|MILL FLAT LANE||Holmes Colleen|
|MILLER LANE||Rogers Dave & Diana|
|MOUNTAINVIEW LANE||Debois Marc Hodgins Beverley|
|NEWPORT VILLAGE||Lavoie Joseph & Barbara|
|PENNY LANE||Lucas Chris & Janice|
|PIPERS BAY LANE||Carter Tom & Anne|
|RIDEAU VIEW/MAPLE GROVE||Wilkinson Brian & Diane|
|SCOTT LANE||Rasussen Don & Kersti Rasmussen Derek|
|SUGARHOUSE LANE||Lingenfelter Lou & Beverley Ann|
|WAGON WHEEL LN||Ferguson Marsha|
|WATER ACCESS||Stewart Ronald & Wendy|