Officers and Committees

UPDATED:   10/3/17 

E.P.A. officers, board members, and committees 

I. OFFICERS:

  1. President: Ernie Falcone
  2. Vice President:  Greg Trefethen
  3. Secretary: Jeanette Kimball
  4. Treasurer: Janine Leach

II. BOARD MEMBERS:

  1.   Kathy Falcone
  2.   Anne Trefethen
  3.   Ruth Blake
  4.    Brainard Tripp
  5.    Kerry Kimball

III. COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS:

  1. Membership Chair:  Kathy Falcone
  2. Public Relations Chair: Jennifer and David Lachapelle
  3. Safety Chair: Mark Tibbetts (self-named buoy boy)
  4. Special Events Chair: Greg Trefethen
  5. Water Quality Chair: Doug Sears
  6. Merchandise Chair:  Anne Trefethen and Janine Leach
  7. Invasive Plant Chair:  Mike Whitmore

 Committees:

E.P.A. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE/Chair:  Kathy Falcone

This committee keeps track of current E.P.A. members, collects dues, and actively seeks new members. Membership dues can be sent to: Embden Pond Association, P.O. Box 208, North Anson, Maine 04958.  Here is a link to the membership form:  Embden Pond Membership

Membership to the Embden Pond Association is now due January 1st of each year.  The association is important to our lake, property values, and our families for the future.  By joining you are helping to preserve all of these things.  The water quality studies and the invasive plant searches depend on your support.  As we now have one of the best pro-active studies recognized by the state for milfoil and other invasive plants.

E.P.A. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE/Chair: Jennifer and David Lachapelle

This committee acts as a link between the Embden Pond Association and the public. It gathers information and posts it on the Embden Pond Association website and on our Facebook group; Embden Pond Association. 634-4477

The Embden Pond Association Newsletter is published bi-annually in the fall and spring. See the “home” page for the newsletter in case you did not receive a copy and live in the watershed of Embden Pond or  please contact us embdenpondassociation@gmail.com so that we can mail a copy to you.

E.P.A. SAFETY COMMITTEE/Chair:  Mark Tibbetts

Mark has agreed to check the buoys for us in the contract between the E.P.A. and the state.  The state has a special program which allows a few lake associations to monitor the position of the buoys during the summer, in which case they supply the buoys.  

We are also looking at other locations that have boat launch invasive plant programs.  We would like to have one for Embden but there is a lot to consider to do it right. 566-5042

E.P.A. SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE/Chair: Greg Trefethen

This committee organizes and publicizes Embden Pond Association special events, and runs the various E.P.A. special events with assistance from others; for example: the E.P.A. breakfast, E.P.A. annual meeting cookout, Carrabec High School scholarship award program, grade 5 essay contest, etc. 

The Annual Essay Contest presented to the 5th graders in S.A.D. 74 will be directed by Janine Leach.  She will present the contest to the three fifth grade classes and then with some help collect the essays when completed. Bikes were given as prizes.

The high school scholarship is given to a senior (This year it was split between twins.) who has helped the EPA with the milfoil program and who is going to college.  These students are a great help both in the Invasive plant search and with setting up the high school web site on Invasive Plants in Embden Pond.  We now have Embden Pond Association Scholarship Certificates to present to winners.  Winners receive a check after they send verification of grades from their first semester at college.  The Carrabec High staff is responsible for the selection of the candidate.  Mike Whitmore has volunteered to step in and help with this.

I am still able to be here for the Annual Boat Parade, the Annual Welcome Back To The Lake Breakfast….both on the 4th of July, and the Annual Meeting/Cookout in August. If you have a question about the weather the day of the boat parade, call me at 566-5124.

E.P.A. WATER QUALITY COMMITTEE/Chair: Doug Sears

This committee is responsible for testing of the Embden Pond water, keeping water quality records, reporting to the Embden Pond Association, and organizing a milfoil I.D. program in conjunction with the state. 

We spend the summer taking water samples and keeping records.  The results are sent to the state each year.  We have an excellent track record with excellent readings.  A copy of the stats is posted on the bulletin board in the town offices for the preceding year.

Any questions on this call Doug: 207-566-5751 or use the “Contact Us” page on this web site.

E.P.A. MERCHANDISE COMMITTEE/Chair:  Anne Trefethen

This committee is responsible for the sale of Embden Pond Association merchandise and the ordering of additional merchandise.

 You can see the pictures on the “merchandise” page of our web site.  I will be available for the sale of the items at both the Annual Breakfast on July 4th at the Embden Community Center and the Annual Meeting/Cookout in August.  They will also be at my house if you want to come by.  I may be reached at  566-5124. Contact Janine Leach  566-7131 if Anne cannot be reached.

E.P.A. INVASIVE PLANT COMMITTEE/Chair:  Mike Whitmore

The 2016 invasive plant survey has been completed and no invasive plants were found. The survey was done by residents of the Pond who have volunteered to own a section of the Pond and do the survey each year and a Carrabec teacher and students. Results of the survey will be sent to the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program organization.

I am looking for a volunteer to begin training with me for the next  year. I am looking to pass this torch on to someone new. If interested call or email Mike Whitmore 566-0531 or mrwhit4@hotmail.com

 

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