2023 Spring Newsletter is Here!

Back on March 16th, the Shore Club completed the task of emailing out the 2023 Spring Newsletter. Click the link to view the latest edition.

Suppose you are a member in active membership status or a recently expired member, AND we have your current email address on file. In that case, you should have received a copy of the publication in your inbox already.

If you have not received a copy, then one of the following might apply to you; if so, please get in touch with Robyn Todd for assistance:

  • I am a current member but have not been receiving any Shore Club E-Mailings
  • I am a current member who has changed their email address
  • I am no longer current but would like to reinstate my membership

If you live within our Angle Lake boundaries and would like to consider becoming a member of the Shore Club, please contact our Welcoming Committee ( anglelakesc@gmail.com ) to schedule a visit and receive more information about Club Membership benefits including a packet of valuable discounts available from local area businesses.

NOTE: The club relies heavily on electronic communications with our members. Please ensure your contact information is correct and your membership is active to ensure you receive all messages.

April Fools!

April 1st. A time of year that I would typically write some ridiculous story to try to fool and/or entertain you (or me!)  This year I’ve decided not to write an April Fools post but instead have requested my upcoming replacement, Bard, to develop one instead.

It was a beautiful day at Angle Lake. The sun shone, the birds sang, and the water was crystal-clear blue. A group of friends enjoyed a picnic on the shore when they noticed something strange. The water was starting to bubble and churn.

"What's going on?" one of them asked.

"I don't know," another replied. "But it looks like something is coming up from the bottom."

As they watched, a giant creature emerged from the water. It was a Loch Ness Monster-type creature with a long neck and a humped back.

The friends were scared, but the creature just smiled at them.

"April Fools!" it said. "I'm just kidding. I'm not really a monster."

The friends laughed and were relieved.

"But what are you doing here?" one of them asked.

"I'm just taking a vacation," the creature replied. "I've been working hard all year, and I thought I deserved a break."

The friends chatted with the creature for a while longer, and then it said goodbye and swam back into the lake.

The friends never saw the creature again but never forgot its April Fool's prank.

Introducing Bard.

Bard is an experimental Google chatbot that the LaMDA large language model powers. It's a generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) that accepts prompts and performs text-based tasks like providing answers and summaries and creating various forms of content, including Blog Posts. 

In the coming weeks, I have been asked by our Board Leadership Team to continue to collaborate with and train Bard in preparation to turn over my current ALSC Blog responsibilities to him… her… them… it? After which, I will officially resign from the board.

If you’d like to experiment with the application yourself - you’ll find Bard at: https://bard.google.com/ 

Familiar Faces In New Places

(Update - Jim Todd will be shifting from VP to Advisor)

As a result of the January 24th ALSC Board and Volunteers meeting, a new President and Vice President were elected into office, while some existing volunteers switched places, and other volunteers were welcomed to their new assignments. 

The following is the list of members and their elected positions:
  • President - John Bennett
  • Vice President - Jonathan Standridge
  • Secretary - Nancy Erickson
  • Treasurer - Robyn Todd
  • Auditor - Marge Murtha
  • Advisor - Jim Todd
  • Web Site Manager - Fuzz Hill
  • Newsletter Editor - Donna Bennett
  • Proof Editor - Tani Rae Standridge
  • Club Photographer - Karlene Pettit
  • Welcome Committee - Kathy Bryant, Joan Hasselman
  • Volunteer Coordinators - Jill Carroll, Susan Knox
We want to express appreciation for our departing volunteers for their many years of service to the community:
  • Judy Williams - Treasurer
  • Steve Beck - Advisor
  • Debbie Beck - Welcome Committee
  • Sandy Goulet - Welcome Committee and Events Organizer

Goals and Objectives for 2023

After a short 'soak-in period, allowing the new officers time to adjust to their new duties, the following goals will be considered:
  • Unify dues structure. Eliminate Single and Family rates to a single 'Household' rate
  • Increase the total number of members via the Club Benefit Awareness Campaign. 
  • Added financial support for the 4th of July Kiddies Parade.
  • Select and schedule the list of Club Sponsored Events and implement modifications where necessary.
Keep watching the Blog for further announcements.