October 18, 2016
Dear Lake Murray Association Member
Unfortunately you haven’t heard from us for a while as we have been undergoing a “Technology Update.” We are revamping our web site, our bookkeeping system, and our database which contains our member list. We have also had somewhat of a turnover in staff due to illnesses. As a result of all of the changes, we did not bill our members this past year. We have, therefore, automatically renewed your membership for a free year. Your next billing will be on your annual billing date for next year. Our new system has now given you the ability to pay your dues on line if you wish. However, we will let you know when they are due by email or mail. If we do not have your email address and you would like us to use it, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Some of our members paid their dues without the billing so you will receive a paid membership through your 2017 renewal date. Thank you for sending the dues without our billing. We are now set up with the new system and the billing for most of you will begin as usual on your normal billing date. One thing did not change, we have not increased is our dues. They still remain at $25.00
We are planning 4 meetings in the counties surrounding Lake Murray this year. Our fall meeting was held in Newberry Oct. 11, 2016 at Macedonia Lutheran Church. SCE&G’s Jim Landreth and Bill Argentieri updated us on lake levels and relicensing. Sheriff Lee Foster gave us a very interesting update on fraud in the county and Mike Kirk gave us information on winterizing our boats. (A special article elsewhere on the website.) A West Marine ‘’LIFE JACKET” was the door prize and the fantastic finger foods were courtesy of “Frayed Knot”! If you did not receive notice of this meeting, please let us know. LMA will have a meeting in Saluda in the winter, Lexington in the spring, and Irmo in the summer.
Thank you for supporting LMA in our continuing stewardship of 22 years as the “Voice of Lake Murray”. We are also expanding our board and encourage you to join us. If you use Lake Murray, you need to be aware and working with this organization. We have worked tirelessly to insure higher Lake Levels in the winter, fought for using grass carp to control the hydrilla, installed Osprey Nests around Lake Murray, introduced the 4-H20 program for children and many other projects too numerous to mention.
We thank you for your patience with LMA this year and look forward to working closely with you in the future.
Dave Landis, President