FOCA Fall Seminar, Nov.7 2015

FOCA Fall Meeting Poster FINAL 2015Navigating to Association Success

*online Registration for this event is NOW CLOSED. Please call the FOCA office to see if any spots remain: 705-749-3622


Plan to join us for the 2015 FOCA Fall Seminar! This full-day members’ event will be packed with tips for building and maintaining strong and thriving lake associations.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at Vaughan Estate, Toronto

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About the Event:

2015 Fall Seminar: Navigating to Association Success

Saturday, November 7, 2015
9:30am – 3:00pm at Vaughan Estate, Toronto

Please pre-register!

About the sessions:

Lake Associations in 2015, and beyond – An overview from FOCA, to share knowledge drawn from our member statistics and membership surveys; where lake associations are at in 2015; benchmarks and trends.

Guest Speaker: Bruce H. Moore, “Building sustainable communities.” – Get inspired as our speaker shares his experiences with volunteer-led, community-based organizations in Africa, India and Central and Latin America — how they formed and succeeded to advance their common interests. These lessons informed recent work undertaken by the Canonto Lake Property Owners’ Association in North Frontenac, Ontario. Bruce will focus on the lessons that can strengthen local lake associations.

Communications 101 for Lake Associations. – A discussion about digital tools (email, websites, social media) and tips for getting more from FOCA member resources.

Panel #1: “Never Let a Good Disaster Go to Waste!” – First-hand accounts from three FOCA-member Associations that faced local challenges (aquatic invasive species; a planned ‘watercross’ event; forestry operations at the lake). Turning troubles into opportunities for neighbourly connections & good relationships with decision-makers.

Panel #2: “Crisis – What crisis?!?” Engagement in the absence of a common threat. – Peer stories from three more member Associations about communicating membership value, maintaining support and developing a sense of community. Building membership the old-fashioned way (by earning it), plus some new ideas worth trying.

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.

Please call the FOCA office to see if any spots remain: 705-749-3622

Michelle LewinFOCA Fall Seminar, Nov.7 2015