Notice of AAPOA Board Election

There will be an election held at the AAPOA General Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Community Center in AuSable Forks. There are three (3) seats up for election. Each is for a three (3) year term. They are the seats currently held by Pat Levine, Rosemary Barry and Loyd Brewer. All members in good standing are eligible to run.

These are important positions as they determine the direction of the AAPOA. Our current project, in its early stages, is to build a pavilion for the use of our members at Lake Eaton. The board is responsible for enforcing the deeded Covenants and Restrictions as well as approving construction plans before any structure is built in AuSable Acres. We also prepare and submit an annual budget for member approval and then, of course, manage the finances of the organization. These are just a few of the responsibilities of the board.

As a board member, you are expected to attend two (2) General Membership Meetings a year, one in July and one in the fall. There are also approximately five (5)) board meetings held annually. Board members generally take on some additional responsibilities, as needed, during their term.

If you are interested in running for one of these seats, please send a short bio to Rosemary Barry before March 30, 2014 so that it can be included in the newsletter which will go out in April. If you are considering running and have some questions, please call me at (518) 217-8519. I will try to answer any questions you may have. You can send the bio to me at my email: If anyone decides to run after the newsletter is mailed, they can be nominated from the floor at the General Membership Meeting.

I appreciate your consideration.

Rosemary Barry, President AAPOA



Thank you AAPOA Members

I would like to thank all those who have paid their AAPOA dues for 2014. Thus far we have received dues from over 165 people. Most of those who paid sent in additional donations as well.  We appreciate your generosity and will put the donations to the use they were intended.

For those of you who may have forgotten to send in your dues for this year, it is not too late. You can print out a membership form from the website. It can be found under the “Owner Resources” banner at the top of the home page. It is important that you include the form with your dues check every year so that our records are kept current and accurate. That way you will receive the newsletter and any mailings in a timely fashion. It also helps us if we need to contact you by telephone or email.

Hope you have had a safe, healthy winter. Spring really will come. I look forward to seeing many of you in the Acres. Thanks again.


Rosemary Barry, President AAPOA


2014 AAPOA Dues Now Being Collected

Our annual dues collection is in full swing. Thus far we have already received payments from 121 members for this year so we are slightly ahead of last year at this time. We have received many additional donations, too. Our pavilion donations have reached $5880 thus far. It is likely that the foundation will be poured this summer. More information on fundraising opportunities will come out soon.

If you can’t find the membership form that came with your fall, 2013, newsletter, don’t worry. There is a form on the website under the Owner Resources tab at the top of the homepage. Please complete it and send it along with your dues even if none of your information has changed. We also encourage you to sign up for email correspondence as we plan to start mass emailing of important notices in the next couple of months. We will not pester you, promise.

Thanks for your support.

Rosemary Barry, President AAPOA

2014 Dues Being Collected

I hope all of you enjoyed reading the AuSable Acres Reporter that you recently received. 13 newsletters were returned to us and were resent with correct addresses, I hope. We began having return service with last spring’s newsletter. It costs more to do this, but it is important that everyone is kept informed. The newsletter is also on the website.

There is a membership form for the coming year on the last page of the newsletter which I would ask you to fill out, enclose your dues check, and send it to the AAPOA as soon as possible. The 2014 membership cards will be mailed in early January. The earlier we get your dues, the easier it is to plan for the year. I would also ask that you check the box at the bottom of the form to be added to the email list. We are planning to use a service in the spring to email as many of the newsletters as possible in order to save printing and postage costs. Being part of that will also enable us to send out notices very quickly to more people. Thanks.

Have a very happy, healthy holiday season. I hope to see all of you at our events next year.

Rosemary Barry, AAPOA President

Fall Newsletter is in the Mail, change for Spring 2014

The current edition of the AuSable Acres Reporter is in the mail. All owners for whom we have accurate mailing addresses should be receiving their issue in the next few days. We hope all of you enjoy reading the articles.

We are working on a big change for the next issue which comes out in the spring of 2014. We will be sending the newsletter by email to as many people as we can. This will greatly reduce our postage and printing costs going forward. To do this, however, we need your help. When you fill out your membership form, please provide your email address and check the box at the bottom of the form to be added to our email list. The more people who sign up for this form of communication the better. We will also use it to remind people of upcoming events and meetings.

We may have to remove non-members from our mailing list as well in the near future. Dues are due in January and we ask you to send the completed membership form and your dues check early in 2014. Membership cards will be mailed to you once your dues are received. As you know, the more members we have, the stronger our voice.  It also helps to keep our dues at the current level.  Our dues have been the same since 2006. Can any other organization say that?

Thank you and I hope you enjoy the AuSable Acres Reporter.

Rosemary Barry, President AAPOA