NEWS BRIEFS FOR THE LAKE COMMUNITY . . .

  • SILVER LAKE WATER PRESSURE PROJECT is 75% complete. Restoration of disturbed properties is underway. The next step is the construction of the Pump House. This will begin once the booster pump is delivered.
  • SILVER LAKE OUTLET SAMPLING, a process only good for 5 years, has been completed again. The Village and Town of Perry and the Town of Castile funded the current sampling to the tune of $34,765. The next 2 steps: analysis and report writing.
  • PERRY SCHOOL DISTRICT -- Library Ballot at Perry Library June 6, 2017, from 12 Noon to 9:00 p.m. Election of 2 members to the Library Trustees to fill 3 year terms beginning July 1, 2017. For more info., click HERE.
  • SILVER LAKE EXPERIENCE 2017 -- Two of our presenters have recently been recognized: Jim Montanus just won “Best Rochester Photographer” and Roula Alkhouri was chosen as Genesee County Woman of Distinction for Social Justice.
  • THE SLI ANNUAL TAXES are due June 30, 2017 without penalty.
  • FOR GROUP MEETINGS INFO., click HERE or click on the "Schedule of Hours & Meetings" tab above.

  • Monday, April 17, 2017

    SLI Board President Responds to Concerns of Anonymous Readers

    A "News.blog" serves at least two purposes. (1) To convey the news of the day, and (2) To provide the readers an opportunity to respond to that news. This News.blog offers that opportunity at the end of each and every article (even weather articles!).  I wish to thank those readers who participated in the short series of anonymous readers' comments between April 11th and 12th. As Publisher, I appreciate any and all comments, and I also appreciated our Board President taking an interest in our people's concerns, even if anonymous.

    To read the original posting and the comments, click on the following link to be taken there:  http://silverlakeinstitute.blogspot.com/2017/04/just-reminder-and-appreciation-for.html. Bill's comment is based on these previous comments from the above story (and link):

    Bill Schaefer
    First of all, I thank you for your candid response. I have been president of the board for the past two years and my efforts to make the activities of the board transparent seem to have fallen short. Every year we have four vacancies on the board and this year is no different. Every year we welcome nominations of candidates who are willing to work with the community and work with the board to oversee the business of the Silver Lake Institute. We always welcome nominations prior to and at the annual cottage owners meetings. The membership of the board has always been at the discretion of the cottage owners through their votes. We are always looking for members of the institute to get involved both on the board and on committees. If you are so inclined to get involved, please contact me at 585-737-8522.
    On an additional note, I have been very very proud of the hard work and accomplishments of the SLI Board of Trustees. Many of them spend long hours making sure projects and issues are addressed so that the Institute runs smoothly and so that we maintain our 501C3 status. If anyone believes we have missed an important issue that needs to be addressed, again, please contact me and I will bring it to the board for the attention it deserves.
    Sincerely,
    Bill Schaefer

    1 comment:

    1. How wonderful we are encouraged to give our views - however when the view is different, the rhetoric becomes "typical". You may encourage people to become a part of the SLI, community, but ask the question when you do get "community", involvement why is the duration of the people who would like to invoke a positive change, is their involvement so short lived. People want to be positive, want to be involved BUT if your idea is not part of the "selected" board's idea and their direction - all is ignored and tossed aside.
      This does not give the SLI the diversification, of the ENTIRE community. Whoever wrote the original "blog" with respect I will also choose the anonymous posting.

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