Earlier WLA News (Selected)
2016 Eaglet Released
Independence, the 2016 eaglet from Webster Lake,
has been rehabilitated at Tufts University and released at Wachusett Reservoir.
Click for more.
"For the Sake of the Lake" Drawing
An exciting "For the Sake of the Lake" Drawing was again completed
at the WLA General Meeting.
The winners this year were:
First Prize: Jack Trella
Second Prize: Jim Rose
Third Prizes (3 Prizes): Paul LaFramboise, Mary and Dick Place, and Jean Travis,
Click for 2016 Drawing Info.
WLA Election Results
There was an embarassment of riches with numerous, excellent candidates nominated
for vacant positions. Thanks to all those who were nominated.
The following were elected:
V.P.: Paul LaFramboise (2 yr)
North: Judy Keegan (3 yr)
Middle: Bob Craver (3 yr)
South: Steve Washburn (3 yr)
South: David Nigro (2 yr replace)
Monday, August 15, 2016
Around 100 citizens from the Senior Center in Webster
came to the annual Senior Outing at Memorial Beach. They took a boat ride
and then had lunch, prepared by AJ Alkire of Point Breeze Restaurant.
WLA members provided the rides around the lake in their pontoon boats.
See 2016 Senior Outing Notes and Pictures
Sunset and Moonrise Paddle #2
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016
Paddle Description and Map
WLA and Amazon Smile
The WLA has enrolled in the Amazon Smile program. This program allows
Amazon Shoppers to make purchases which benefit the WLA without costing
the shoppers a cent. After a simple signup, Amazon donates a
percentage of purchase price to the WLA.
More About Amazon Smile.
2016 Memberships Now Available
Renew your Membership or join us for the first time. Help us to protect Webster Lake.
Membership Links and Information.
Sign up for Membership Online.
Learn about the WLA.
WLA General Meeting
Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
Over 120 people came to the WLA General Meeting. It was a great success with Dinner,
a Business Meeting, an Election, an Eagle Update, and the "For the Sake of the Lake" Drawing.
Book A Cruise
22 WLA Members volunteered rides in their pontoon boats on Monday, August 8.
Around 250 readers from the Town Library and the Boys and Girls Club took
advantage of both the rides and the lunch at the beach prepared by AJ Alkire of
Point Breeze Restaurant.
Return of the WLA Sunset and Moonrise Paddles
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 2016
It was a bit windy at first, but the lake settled down nicely, producing a beautiful, clear
night with just enough clouds to enhance the sunset. About 18 paddlers
in 17 vessels traveled around Long Island and up past the old Navy Yard area.
We then experienced a nice sunset and an amazing moonrise before returning to
the Point Breeze launch site.
Friday, June 17, 2016
WLA Summer Kickoff Party
The WLA held a Summer Kickoff Party for WLA Members, Family and Neighbors.
Buffet dinner was at 6:30
Entertainment was at 7:30: One Sweet Dream: The Paul McCartney Experience!
Click for details.
ICE-OUT Contest Complete
See results link below.
Learn about the contest.
See Contest Sponsors.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
WLA Spring General Meeting
Where: Point Breeze Restaurant
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Winter Newsletter Now Available
The 2016 Winter Newsletter has now been added to the Newsletter Page.
Lots of information including:
Note from the President,
Birds of Prey report,
ICE-OUT Announcement and
See the Winter Newsletter.
See the Newsletter page.
WLA General Meeting
The WLA General Meeting was held on Mon., Nov. 16 at Bartlett H.S. Auditorium
A short business meeting was followed by a wonderful "Birds of Prey" presentation by
Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility.
The Presentation was open to public.
Beautiful Super Moon, Blood
Moon, and Lunar Eclipse
They said it was going to be cloudy, but Sunday night, 9/27, was a beautiful, clear night
with only a few wispy clouds. If you chose to stay up, you could see
the entire event from start to finish.
Follow the link below to read more about these rare phenomena:
Super Moon, Blood Moon,
and Lunar Eclipse Link
2nd Annual Senior Center Memorial Beach Cookout and Pontoon Boat Cruise
The 2015 Senior Outing was, again, a wonderful event. Good food, beautiful weather, great day.
Outing Pictures and Description.
2015 Summer Newsletter
The 2015 WLA Newsletter is now available on the web site. It includes
a message from the President, an eagle update, a story about the upcoming Golf
Tournament and a report on the Beach Party.
See the Summer Newsletter.
Sunset-Full Moon Lake Paddle 8/29
About 25 boats and 30 people paddled around the lake and then met with many other
boats in Middle Pond to watch the sun set and the full moon rise on Saturday, 8/29.
See the PDF below for paddle information.
8/29/2015 Paddle Info
Read about 2014 Paddles
"For the Sake of the Lake" Drawing
The "For the Sake of the Lake" drawing was held at the annual meeting
on Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015.
Read about 2015 Drawing and Winners
Results of the WLA elections:
President: Jason Piader
Secretary: Robin Jewell
Board of Directors: Cheri McKinney, Paul LaFramboise, Cathy Pokorny
The WLA Annual meeting was held on August 11, 2015.
The Pasta Dinner catered by Point Breeze Restaurant was excellent and Tony Funches
provided another wonderful evening of song.
8.11.2015 Full Agenda
Book A Cruise
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015.
WLA Volunteers provided numerous boats and drivers for cruises around the lake.
More about Book A Cruise
2014 Book A Cruise Description
Beach Party a Big Success
The Beach Party sponsored by the WLA and the Town of Webster was a big success.
Lots of people, great entertainment, great food.
A website page is coming.
See more about the Party.
Fattman Amendment Helps Fund Weed Control
State Senator Ryan C. Fattman secured $125,000.00 in funding for Webster
Lake's invasive species mitigation through the passage of Amendment 251.
See original Press Release.
See Webster Times Article.
Beavers VS. Lake Level
Debris resulting from the work of a family of beavers has produced difficulties
in the normal control of the water level of the lake. This has led to a somewhat lower
water level than the normal target. Ice breakup contributed to this as well.
Now, until we get some water via rain, the raising of the level is slow and difficult.
More about current Lake Level.
For even more, read Lake Geography section.
2015 Spring Newsletter
The 2015 Spring Newsletter is here.
It includes continuation of an article about the Webster Sailing Association, an announcement of
a WLA social event at the beach, an Eagle Update,
an Einstein discussion, a "Meet the WLA BOD" feature, information about this year's Full Moon Paddles,
a Paint Night update, a "Message from the President", and more.
See the Spring Newsletter.
2015 ICE-OUT Contest Results
The ICE-OUT Contest is completed and the results are in.
2015 Winter Newsletter
The 2015 Winter Newsletter is here.
It includes an article about the Webster Sailing Association, an Eagle Update,
a report on the Blue-Green Algae study, a "Meet the WLA BOD" feature,
a Paint Night update, a "Message from the President" and more.
See the Winter Newsletter.
2014 Blue-Green Algae Report
Phase 1 of the Blue-Green Algae Report (2014) has been added to the website.
It is in the Lake-Management Section. Also, the associated Lab Reports have been added.
See the Algae Report.
Golf Results and Gallery Added
The 2014 Golf Tournament was great fun and earned almost $18,000 for the WLA.
See the Website for the Results and the new Gallery.
Read more about the Tournament
Find our Golf Sponsors
See the 2014 Golf Gallery
Paddle Recap and Gallery
A new recap of the 2014 Paddles and a photo gallery have been added to the website.
Read the 2014 Recap
See the 2014 Paddle Gallery
Changes to Bylaws Finalized, Added to Website.
Footnotes indicate changes made to the Bylaws.
Review the Bylaws
WLA adds Statement on Paddleboat.
In response to what appears to be confusion about the WLA position
regarding the proposed paddleboat project and related laws, the WLA Board of Directors issued a statement
clarifying that position.
Read the WLA Statement
Liberty and Liberty Belle gone.
The 2014 Eaglets have left the lake, but Freedom returned for a brief visit.
See the newsletter for more (p. 2)
2014 Book A Cruise
Seventeen WLA pontoon boat owners volunteered their boats and their time to give rides to young people
from Webster and Dudley who successfully completed a summer reading program. The Webster-Dudley Boys and
Girls Club, Corbin Public Library and the Webster Police Department all contribute to the program.
Read more about Book A Cruise
2014 Senior Lake Outing
The Webster Lake Association, working with the Webster Senior Center, organized and sponsored
the first annual Senior Lake Outing
at the Webster Town Beach. WLA members volunteered their pontoon boats and their time to take participants
on a tour of the entire lake.
A.J. Alkire cooked hamburgers and hot dogs and WLA members, along with staff members from the Senior Center, helped serve lunch.
Read more about the outing
Summer 2014 General Meeting
The 2014 WLA General meeting and Potluck Supper was held on August 12 at the Kildeer Island Club.
The food at the Potluck Supper was delicious. The evening included a short business meeting, elections
for some new board members and officers and the "For the Sake of the Lake" Drawing (see below).
Read about the current officers and board
2014 "For the Sake of the Lake" Drawing
The 2014 WLA "For the Sake of the Lake" Drawing was a big success with 5 happy winners and over $8000 earned for the
WLA Lake/Weed Management programs.
Read more about the drawing
WLA Eagle Photos
The WLA is teaming with photographer Steve Birtz to sell beautiful photographs of the Webster Lake Eagles.
Read more about the photos