Annual Meeting 2019

Annual Report 2019

2018 Audited Financials

2018 990

Minutes of Annual Meeting of Members - August 3, 2019 posted after meeting

Minutes of Annual Meeting of Members - August 4, 2018

Saturday, August 3rd, Annual Meeting of the Squam Lakes Association to:

To Receive Reports and Elect new board members and approve officer slate for 2019/20


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

4:00pm - Business Meeting, Fisher Family Barn

  • Approval of 2018 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 solar ribbon cutting ceremony, SLA main building. 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.

Solar Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:

Join us after the business meeting for a tour of SLA's new solar array! 


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 been a regular at SLA for years both for camping and hiking and volunteering for trail maintenance. 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.

Barry Gaw, 1st Vice President

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 and construction manager involved locally with Squam River Landing and Riveredge Marina. In addition to the SLA, he is very involved with the Squam Lakes Conservation Society, the Squam Lakes Science Center, and other non-profits benefiting the Squam watershed.

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

Sandra Lehner (second three-year term)

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.

Jill White (three year term)

Jill is the Regional Vice President for Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and has been a familiar face to the communities of Ashland, Holderness, Center Harbor, Meredith and Plymouth for over 32 years. She oversees retail banking for MVSB branches in Ashland, Plymouth Main Street and Plymouth Hannaford.

Jill began her banking career at MVSB in 1987 as a teller in their Ashland office on 5 Riverside Drive. She transferred to the Bank’s Center Harbor location in 1995 and returned to Ashland in 1998, where she is currently based. She has been a Holderness Select Board Member for the past nine years, currently serving as Chairman. She is also on her 10th year of service for the Holderness Budget Committee, and is a former member of the Holderness Planning Board.

She resides in Holderness with her family.

The Squam Lakes Association's Annual Meeting on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 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