GLCA Board of Directors
Meet the Gull Lake Cottagers' Association Board Members!
Keith became our President in 2016. He was the Regatta Commodore in 2014 to 2016.
His love for the lake began as a young boy as he was lucky enough to spend many summers at the family cottage. He has always loved Haliburton and particularly Gull Lake both in the summer and winter, and hopes to enjoy many more years with the newer generations at the cottage.
Nick Evans started with the GLCA Board in the fall of 2013 as the Treasurer and the Membership Director. He has since relinquished the Membership role but is still serving as the Treasurer.
Nick and his wife Sue bought their place on Gull Lake in 2004, and spend much of the summer at the cottage. After several years of the family enjoying the Regatta and benefiting from the activities of the association, he joined the board.
Judy joined the GLCA Board in 2015, serving as Membership director.
Judy was introduced to Gull Lake in 1984 when her husband Tom purchased property on the lake. They built their cottage in 1992, and have been enjoying winters and summers on Gull Lake ever since. Retirement has enabled Judy and Tom to spend even more time at the cottage.
Jessica became our Secretary in 2016.
For as long as she remembers, she has been spending her summers on Gull Lake. As a member of the Allison family, she has actively participated in many activities on the lake, including the Regatta and annual Highland yard. Jessica is looking forward to working with the association and representing the interests of all residents of Gull Lake.
Mike took over the role of Lake Steward in 2017.
Mike has been coming to Gull Lake for many years. The cottage for him is a place to relax, enjoy nature, putter around and eenjoy the company of friends and family. Mike volunteered for the Lake Plan and assisted our past Lake Steward, Don Drouillard, with water sampling. It was a natural fit to continue on and help implement the Lake Plan recommendations in the role of Lake Steward.
special EVENTS and merchandise
Brian Pinnock joined the board in 2015 as a Member at Large.
He took over the role of Special Events in 2016 and added Merchandise in 2017. A Haliburton area cottager since childhood, Brian and his wife Jill have been on Gull Lake since 1986.
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Tracey joined the board as a Director at Large in the summer of 2017.
Tracey and her husband, Vince, purchased a cottage on Bedlington Lane in 2000 and together with their two daughters have enjoyed many experiences on Gull Lake during the Summer and Winter. They have participated in and enjoyed many of the events run by the GLCA over the last 17 years. Tracey volunteers for many organizations in her home community of Burlington and felt it was time to do the same in the Gull Lake community and town of Minden.
Will Rea came on board as the Regatta Commodore in 2016, and officially took control of the role in 2017.
His family has been on the lake for 4 generations now, starting with great grandparents in Sandy Bay. Many members of his extended family are on the lake. Will joined the GLCA Board to be part of the regatta and help it continue to grow as an event. Ten years ago, standing on a canoe was a child's game, now, stand up paddle-boarding might be more popular than the classic canoeing it replaces. In the years to come, as the torch gets passed on to the next Commodore, he looks forward to being able to step back from the duties of running the regatta to the duties of being a parent, and bringing the 5th generation of Reas through the paces of the regatta.
Meet our stellar support staff
Jane has been assisting with the Membership Database since 2011.
Jane has been coming to Gull Lake every summer her entire life. In the early 80’s, Jane and her family expanded and bought the year round cottage next door, so they could come up in any season. Jane enjoys the peace, water, and beauty of Haliburton, not to mention the sociability of those on the road. There’s nothing like floating down the river.
Sue began editing the Spring and Fall newsletters in May 2010, when the board asked if there was someone interested in volunteering.
What Sue likes most about the cottage, is the excitement and anticipation of getting ready to go, compiling foodie lists, creative packing, special treats, and best of all, watching her dog Max (a golden doodle) doing his happy cottage dance, which even includes twirls! She even looks forward to the four hour drive, with a “must stop” at Holtom’s Bakery in Erin, to pick up apple fritters and bread, a family tradition! The anticipation builds as they arrive at their mainland dock, unload from the car into the boat, and off to the island, of course assuming that the boat starts! After unloading at the island, trekking up the many steps, the cottage awaits, and all the hard work is forgotten. "Life just doesn’t get any better than this!"