Berkshire Lakes Master Association
President’s Message
April 24, 2018

The 2018 BLMA Annual meeting scheduled for March 21st was adjourned and rescheduled for April 18th; a result of a mailing processing error on the part of our printing and mailing contractor. The meeting was adjourned and rescheduled to April 18th to preserve the legality of the proxy vote document as required by law.

The meeting on April 18th was called to order at 3:00 pm, for the tabulation of the election ballots and the proxy votes to roll over 2018 surplus funds into the 2019 operating budget. With the opening of the first election ballot, the election polls were officially closed. Once the all the ballots and proxies received were tabulated the meeting was adjourned until 7:00 pm.

At 7:00 pm the meeting was reconvened and the format was segmented into three parts; (1) The BLMA financial position at year end 2017, 2017 accomplishments, 2018 to date, 2018 work in progress, aging infrastructure. (2) Members input and (3) 2018 election results. The presentation was formatted utilizing Power Point, the details of which can be viewed by clicking on this link.

With regard to the election process. 1639 Ballots and Proxies were mailed and 520 envelopes were returned.  To rollover the surplus funds, 246 ballots were necessary to establish a quorum; 51% of the 246 were needed to approve the rollover. 354 proxies were received, 353 yes and one (1) no. The measure passed and the rollover was approved.

With regard to BLMA Board of Directors election, there were five (5) candidates competing for the four (4) open Director positions.

Elected were Ken Beaty, Linda O’Connor Craig, Robert Luparello and Bob Pacquin

A short organizational meeting was held for the Directors to elect the board’s officers for the coming year, those results and your new board are as follows:

President –   Robert (Bob) Luparello                       Vice President – Tony Maro
Secretary –   Linda O’Connor Craig                          Treasurer –        Orie LaCroix
Director –     Ken Beaty                                                Director –           David Orr

My sincere thanks to all who participated in the election process and urge those who did not to make an effort to get involved in the process.

To all my best wishes for an enjoyable summer season and we look forward to our seasonal residents return in the fall.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert (Bob) Luparello, President
Berkshire Lakes Master Association