Annual Meeting 2017

Draft Audited Financials 

Proposed by-laws change link 

Member's Ballot with respect to Amendment of By-Laws 

Annual Report for 2016  & 2017 Squam Watershed Report

Minutes from the 2016 Meeting 

August 5th, Annual Meeting of the Squam Lakes Association to: 

To Receive Reports and Elect new board members and approve officer slate for 2017/18


  • 3:30 PM Welcome and registration
  • 4:00 PM Annual Meeting
  • Approval of 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Report from the President
  • Report from the Executive Director
  • Report from the Treasurer
  • Amendment of By-Laws
  • Election of Board and Officers
  • Other Business
  • Questions
  • 5:15 PM Social hour and questions
  • Meet the board, talk with the staff in greater detail about the programs and activities of the Squam Lakes Association.

Slate of Officers for one-year term

Bob Lucic, President

Bob Lucic has been coming to Squam 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, involved locally with Squam River Landing and Riveredge Marina. He has served on the board and continues his involvement with the Circle Program.

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 and initiated, at age nine, into the SLA through the activities of the Squam Lake Midgets. 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.

Slate of Directors for three-year term

Lyle Fulkerson 

Lyle Fulkerson and his family have been coming to Squam since 1986; previously, he had spent part of his youth in the 1970s at Camp Deerwood where he helped rebuild the docks at Church Island. A graduate of Middlebury College and New England School of Law, Lyle is President of HPM Insurance located in Amherst and Bedford, President of The Byse Agency of Laconia and Chairman of Kane Insurance in Portsmouth.

He is actively involved in both philanthropic and professional boards, having served on the board of trustees for the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the board of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Milford, NH Economic Development Council. He is the incoming Chairman of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Hampshire (PIA). In addition, he is the Northeast representative for independent insurance agents on the SAFECO Advisory National Council and on advisory boards for both Plymouth Rock Assurance and Acadia Insurance. During Lyle's downtime, you may find him with his wife, Sarah, and daughters Greta and Audrey, or dog, Louie.

Lyndsee D. Paskalis

Lyndsee Paskalis joined Stebbins, Lazos & Van Der Beken, P.A. law firm in 2013. Ms. Paskalis obtained her undergraduate degree from New York University and returned to her native New Hampshire to attend law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the district of New Hampshire and the U.S. Tax Court. Lyndsee is a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar Associations. She is alumna of Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2015 and the New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership academy class of 2012. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees of Child and Family Services, and serves as a member of New Hampshire Children’s Lobby. She is a former Director of Special Olympics New Hampshire, and has been involved with City Year NH in the past.

Slate of Renewing Directors for second three-year term

Joe Boyer

Joe Boyer is the Director of the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University. He received a BS in Microbiology from the American University in 1978 and a PhD in Marine Science from the College of William & Mary in 1987. Joe has experience in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of coastal oceans, estuaries, marshes, and groundwater ecosystems. He is learning about lakes and streams and watersheds! His interests are in natural and human-induced effects on water quality with specific expertise in nutrient cycling processes, ecosystem biogeochemistry, and long-term ecological time series. His recent research involves developing system-wide indicators of ecosystem restoration and the valuation of ecosystem services for incorporation into business, management, and policy thinking. He serves on numerous national and regional scientific advisory boards and has been involved in numerous national program reviews and assessments of federal science programs. He lives in Plymouth with his wife, Dawn, son Rowan (13), daughter Olivia (10), and the usual assortment of cats, birds, rodents, and reptiles.

Charlotte Kingham

Charlotte is a life-long summer resident of the Squam Lakes region, where she has been active in many local organizations, including the Barnstormers Theater, the Sandwich Community Players, and "Advice to the Players," Sandwich's Shakespeare theater company. She and her husband Barry own a home in Sandwich, where their two teenagers love to spend their summers hiking, sailing, swimming in lakes and rivers and square dancing. Their daughter Victoria has been an enthusiastic member of the CYSP for ten years, and is currently a sailing instructor at the SLA. When not happily ensconced in Sandwich, Charlotte and her family live in New York City. A former securities litigator and co-author of a securities law treatise, Charlotte has been active in her children's schools and works as freelance writer for various publications and documentary films. Charlotte chairs the Education Committee.