Annual Meeting 2018

Annual Report 2017

Audited Financials

Minutes of Annual Meeting of Members - August 4, 2018

Minutes of Annual Meeting of Members August 5, 2017


Saturday, August 4th, Annual Meeting of the Squam Lakes Association to:

To Receive Reports and Elect new board members and approve officer slate for 2018/19


3:30pm - Welcome & Registration, Fisher Family Barn

4:00pm - Business Meeting, Fisher Family Barn

  • Approval of 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Report from the President
  • Report from the Executive Director
  • Report from the Treasurer
  • Election of Board & Officers
  • Other Business
  • Questions

5:00 pm - Reception and exhibit opening for Voices of Squam: Living and Working Around the Lakes, SLA Great Room. Reception behind SLA main building. Meet the board, talk with the staff in greater detail about the programs and activities of the Squam Lakes Association.

Voices of Squam: Living and Working Around the Lakes

Jane Beck - Curator/Interviewer

Christine Reynolds, Reynolds Design & Management - Graphic Design

Luminous - Tablet Design and Development

Will Twombly, Spokeshave Design - Exhibition Design

Advanced Imaging - Graphic Production

This project was supported by the Squam Lakes Association


Slate of Officers for one-year term

Bob Lucic, President

Bob Lucic has been coming to Squam Lake for nearly 30 years, mostly as a canoer. He has also been a regular at SLA for years as a camper, hiker, and trail maintenance volunteer. For the last 6 years, his son Thomas has been sailing at the SLA sailing school, graduating to the Sunday afternoon Lightning races 3 years ago. He is a lawyer with Sheehan Phinney Bass and Green, practicing environmental law going back to the late 1980’s. He and his wife Jennifer moved up to New Hampshire 20 years ago, and now split their time between Boston and Sandwich. The Lucics feel very strongly about preserving the treasure we have in Squam Lake.

Sandra Lehner, 1st Vice President

Sandra first came to Squam Lake in 1991 for a two-week stay at the recommendation of her sister-in-law. It was so great, she and her husband purchased property that fall and immediately began to design and build a home. Their first summer was in 1993 and their children really don’t remember a summer or holiday not on the lake.  Sandra and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking and sailing and particularly treasure all of the nearby SLA trails. All four children participated in JSLA activities over the years. Sandra received her BS and MS from M.I.T. in Mathematics and Management and worked in software development and support for many years. Recently, she has been very active on the board of the Chewonki Foundation (camp, teen trips, semester school, outdoor education for schools) in Maine. She and her husband, Carl, moved to Holderness full-time in 2007 when Carl semi-retired. Since then, they have finished the NH 4000 footers and continue to look for new mountains to hike.

Carolyn Tolles, 2nd Vice President

Carolyn’s family has been coming to Center Sandwich on Squam Lake since the late 19th century. In 1969 she and her husband built a year-round house on family land and have enjoyed being part of the Squam community ever since. Carolyn graduated from Wheaton College, Norton, MA with a degree in Spanish and from Salem State University, Salem, MA with a Master’s of Education degree. During her career, Carolyn worked in all areas of development – for the Essex Institute in Salem, MA, for Haverford College in Haverford, PA and for Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington DE. Upon retirement, Carolyn and her husband moved to Concord, NH. She continues to be active in non-profit organizations. She is on the Board of the Squam Lakes Association and serves as co-chair of the development committee and a member of the education committee, on the Corporation of the Canterbury Shaker Village and on the Board of the Paul Revere Memorial Association, Boston. She is also an annual fund agent for her class at The Winsor School, Boston and at Wheaton College, Norton and volunteers at the New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord.

Sandy Harris, Treasurer

Sandy has been coming to Squam Since he was born. His family has been a member of the SLA since its inception. Sandy enjoys hiking the Squam Range and begins each summer day rowing his scull around Church Island from Willoughby Point where his family has a home. Sandy and his wife, Eleanor, have lived in Norfolk, Virginia for 30 years where he is a Partner with Palladium Investment Advisors. He is the current Chair of the Norfolk Economic Development Authority and is on the Board of Directors of the Sentara Health System in Virginia. He also is the founder and current Chair of the Cancer Care Foundation of Tidewater. Recently, Sandy has been serving on the Investment Committee for the SLA. “I am passionate about Squam and look forward to being of service to the SLA as it pursues its mission of conservation and care of the community.” Sandy chairs the Investment Committee.

Sue Smith, Secretary

Sue Smith’s family dates back to the original settlers of the villages of Holderness and Ashland. The Smith and Shepard families have always been dedicated to conservation and the wellness of the watershed. Sue has been part of the Holderness community her entire life, enjoying all that the four seasons have to offer. Sue and her mother Bev Smith purchased the Black Horse Motor Court in 2002 and changed the name to The Cottage Place on Squam Lake which is on Evans Cove. This property has been a Squam Lake tradition for many, many traveling families since 1957. Sue has also served as the Director of Alumni Relations at Plymouth State University from 1986 to 1996 and thoroughly enjoys working with non-profit organizations. She enjoys giving back to the SLA for all that the organization does to keep Squam Lake pristine and an integral part of our community’s livelihood.

Confirm Directors

Annalee Abelson (second three-year term)

Annalee has been fortunate to spend her summers on a lake: first as a camper at a girl’s camp in Vermont, then as a parent watching her children learn to swim, waterski and sail on Lake Winnipesaukee and now as a grandparent watching her four young grandchildren bond together as they share all the joys and beauty that Squam Lake has to offer. Squam Lake is important to everyone in her family. It is where they spend several months each year and stories and memories concerning their experiences at the lake dominate much of their conversation for the remaining months of the year. Eight years ago Annalee, Mark and their younger son, Richard moved to Squam because they had seen first hand how Lake Winnipesaukee had changed. One could no longer safely do many of the activities such as kayaking, wind surfing, and waterskiing and children could no longer enjoy the freedom of riding a small Whaler to explore nooks and crannies of the lake. Last year their older son, Stuart, joined the rest of the family on Squam. Annalee has been president of parents associations at schools and colleges her children attended and most recently was a co-chairman of the McGill University capital campaign. She has a research Ph.D. in psycholinguistics and a law degree with a specialty in health law. Annalee has been a contract lawyer and a board member in the Abelson family businesses. She appreciates the integration of science and regulation and supports controlled use of the lake and environmental education to protect the pristine nature of Squam Lake for future generations.

Barry Gaw (second three-year term)

Barry has been coming to Squam since 1960, as his family rented camps in Livermore Cove, Glen Cove and Cotton Cove. In 2003 Barry became a full-time resident of Holderness, now living with his wife Elizabeth, and daughters, Ellie and Greta, on Coxboro Road. Barry is a real estate developer, involved locally with Squam River Landing and Riveredge Marina. He has served on the board and continues his involvement with the Circle Program.

Susan Speers Hume (three-year term)

Susan's grandfather, William E. Speers, bought a small farm in Sandwich in the 1930's just up the road from his cousin, T. Guthrie Speers. The Bill Speers family has come up to Squam Lake on Squaw Cove and also to Deephaven Camp every year since then. When Maysie Gorham, a dear and treasured family friend, passed away she deeded her property on the cove to her father. This beautiful property was originally given to Maysie by Guthrie Speers and Erkskine White. Our boat house was built in the 1950's by Maysie and friends. As many of us are, we are now four generations here…caretakers for future generations. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA with a degree in International Relations, Class of 1974. As a financial advisor of over 35 years, she is a general practitioner who works with families, their trusts and businesses with UBS Financial Services in Norfolk, VA. She actively volunteers in her community. Her husband, Bob, and she enjoy sailing, kayaking, gardening and travel.  

Morgan Jones (three-year term)

Morgan has been coming to the Squam Lakes region since the mid 80’s when his parents purchased land off Mt Israel road in Sandwich.  Many a summer weekend was spent cutting trails on that land, contending with more than a few black flies, and enjoying the wilderness of the Squam region.   One of those summers in the late 80’s, Morgan was a lunch cook at the Cornerhouse Inn, just before beginning his freshman year at Harvard.    Morgan graduated from Harvard in ’91 and then earned a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Stanford before serving four years as an officer in the US Air Force.   Upon leaving the Air Force, he joined Battery Ventures, a technology-focused venture capital firm.   At Battery, he eventually became a Senior Partner, and a member of the Executive Committee.   After 15 years, Morgan left Battery to launch Union Park Capital which is a Boston-based Private Equity firm focused on Industrial Technology investing, where he serves as the Managing Partner.   Morgan and his wife, Jessica, purchased one home of the Webster estate in 2011, and have come to fully appreciate the care and good citizenship that has made the Squam region so unique.   Now with three young children, they are active 4-season weekend residents and near-full-time summer residents, enjoying the lake and the mountains.  They hope to do their part to preserve the area for the enjoyment of future generations.  

Richard Lynch (three-year term)

Rich and his wife Susan have been coming up to the White Mountains and Lakes Region for almost 40 years.  They had their first glimpse of Squam Lake around 1990 from the top of West Rattlesnake and have been coming back ever since.    In 2004 they found their spot on Little Squam and have been enjoying the lake year-round since then.  Rich, Susan and their 3 children all enjoy the lake regularly in all kinds of water-craft from paddle-boards, rowing shells and sail boats to power boats.  In the fall, winter and spring they enjoy hiking and skiing.  The children spent many happy summers at JSLA camps and other volunteering opportunities offered by SLA.  Rich is currently Executive Vice President at Beacon Health Options in Boston.  He has a Bachelor’s in Nursing from University of Lowell and an MBA from Boston University.  Rich is also an adjunct Professor at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences where he periodically teaches a course in Health Policy.  Rich and Susan are committed to preserving Squam Lake for future generations.

Steve Woodsum (three-year term)

Steve has been coming to Squam Lake every year since 1980. His wife, Anne Lovett, is third generation on the lake and they were married on Chocorua Island. Steve co-chaired the capital campaign to purchase the SLA headquarters. Their three children were active campers at JSLA for many summers. He is an avid fisherman and shared that passion with JSLA campers this past summer. Steve is a Trustee of the Chocorua Island Chapel Association and a past Chair and Honorary Trustee of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. He is a Trustee and Chair Emeritus of City Year, as well as a director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. Steve also is a member of the Board of the Ocean Reef Foundation, an Honorary Trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital, and former Board Chair of the Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. Steve Woodsum co-founded Summit Partners in 1984. Summit has raised over $10 Billion for investments in private equity, venture capital, and debt financing for emerging growth companies. Steve has a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University.   


The Squam Lakes Association's Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 4th, 2018 is located at the following address:

SLA Headquarters - 534 US Rt. 3 in Holderness, NH 03245

For more information concerning the nominees and meeting agenda, please call the SLA at (603) 968-7336