Lake Gerry Association

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  • 09/19/2020 7:20 AM | Anonymous

    A few members questioned "wearing life vests." here is a portion of New York State law pertaining to "life vests."

    For the complete boating regulations and laws in New York State please visit parks/ny.gov. New York was the first state to require everyone aboard all small boats to wear life jackets during the coldest half of the year. As of November 1, kayakers, canoeists, and those aboard all other boats under 21 feet must wear Coast Guard-approved personal flotation devices while on New York’s coastal waters, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. The jackets will be optional on such vessels beginning May 1. New York’s law is broader than those similar in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and affects all pleasure craft including small sailboats and motorboats (rowing shells used by crew teams are exempt).PFDs must be worn year-round by all children under 12 years of age on any boat less than 65 feet in length, unless within a fully enclosed cabin; by anyone towed, such as water-skiers or wake-boarders; and while on board a personal watercraft. Otherwise, a PFD must be available for every passenger on board every vessel, including no-motorized watercraft such as canoes, kayaks and rowboats.

    • What age must wear PFD: Under age 12.
    • Vessel Length: Whenever on any vessel 65 feet in length or under.
    • When PFD Must be Worn: Must be worn while vessel is underway.
    • Exceptions when PFD does not need to be worn: When in a fully enclosed cabin.
    • Approved PFD Styles: Type I, II, III, or V. Properly fitting and secured U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD.


  • 09/03/2020 7:19 AM | Anonymous

    As the season ends, all floating docks must be pulled out of the lake by October 31 and stored on the home owner's property. Floating docks are not to remain in the lake over winter. Moreover, floating docks are not allowed to be stored on Lake Gerry access lanes. No access lanes may be blocked at any time. Thank you for your consideration and and cooperation. (Lake Gerry Association By-laws Section 13.6)

  • 08/18/2020 7:18 AM | Anonymous

    SOLitude Lake Management will be on the lake this week starting the Lily Pad Removal program.

    Please note that the lily pad removal program will not yield immediate results, it will take several weeks to months for the treatment to reach the rhizomes (roots). During this time we ask that you please do NOT cut lily pads from the lake as it may inhibit the effectiveness of the treatment.

    It is likely that we will not see the full results of the treatment until the following spring.

    We anticipate at least one more treatment application next year.


  • 07/29/2020 7:18 AM | Anonymous

    Thank you to some very generous Lake Gerry Association members for their donation of time, materials and expertise at reconstructing the Lake Gerry Beach.

    The new upgrades include:

    • Regrading the beach, giving a much more gradual approach to the water making it safer for all.
    • New Sand


  • 07/25/2020 7:17 AM | Anonymous

    Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic we will have a "Modified" Lake Days as voted upon at our last meeting in July.

    There will be no Picnic or Auction this year.

    See below Schedule for Lake Days Schedule for 2020 as follows:

    • Friday August 14, 7 pm: Ice Cream Social, we will have a variety of "prepackaged" ice cream sandwiches, cups and cones. We will supply bottled water. We ask everyone to use masks and social distance for the safety of all members.
    • Saturday August 15th: Annual Charles Kelley Fishing Derby. Registration begins at 8 am at the Pine Road Pavilion. Registration is free- you must register with your Lake Gerry Association membership/or guest card. The fishing Derby trophies will be handed out at the Pine Road Pavilion at 1 pm. Trophies awarded in adult and youth categories. We ask for everyone participating to "social distance" as best you can.
    • Saturday August 15, 7 pm: Lake Gerry Boat Parade. Decorate your boat, canoe, kayak. Dress in costumes.... Let's make this Boat Parade the best ever. Trophies awarded at the beach in both adult and youth categories. Make one complete lap around the lake for all to see.
    • Saturday August 15 at Dusk: Lights on the Lake.get your string lights, tiki torches in luminar bags ready. Luminary bags and votive candles will be available at our August 9th 1 pm meeting.
    • Sunday August 16, 9 am- 11 am: Lake Gerry Association Breakfast. Our Breakfast will be packaged in take-outcontainers. A complete breakfast will include: eggs, pancakes- plain/or blueberry, french toast, sausage, and home fries. Bottled water will be available. Individually packaged condiments and sealed plastic utensils. We ask you to bring any coffee or other beverages for your family. Please feel free to bring Lawn chairs or picnic blankets if you wish to "social distance" in a space you are more comfortable with. You may even take your meals to-go. Bags will be supplied as we are not allowed to handle your garbage or left-over food containers. Please take it with you.

    We thank everyone for their participation and conforming to the new safety standards.

  • 07/24/2020 7:16 AM | Anonymous

    2020 ballots have been mailed out for Lake Gerry Association board members. Mailing was sent out on July 21. 2020. Please complete and return your ballot by August 5, 2020. We will announce the outcome at our Sunday Meeting- August 8, 1pm. If you are a member in good standing and have not received a ballot please contact us by private message. If you have paid for a second vote please include both names and signatures. Your vote is very important. Thank you.

  • 07/22/2020 7:15 AM | Anonymous

    Please note: The Beach is is temporarily closed due to safety concerns. On Friday 6/19/20 a large tree branch fell into the swimming area. we contacted a licensed/insured arborist to assess our safety concerns. 3 trees require immediate removal. Removal will be done this week. If you wish to make a donation to offset this expense please private message us or contact: Erich Kennedy or Marc Speziali. Thank you

  • 07/13/2020 7:14 AM | Anonymous

    As a reminder, this Sunday, July 13th @ 1pm Chaz Kelley pavilion- we will be nominating board members for the next 2 year term. If you are a member in good standing and wish to rum for office, you must be in person at this meeting if you wish to be nominated.

  • 07/09/2020 7:14 AM | Anonymous

    This summer the Lake Gerry Association, the the sponsorship of its members, began updating many of the lake access signs. These new and aesthetically pleasing signs will help our members identify lake access lanes.

    This is just one of many projects going on this summer at Lake Gerry to help improve the community.


  • 06/03/2020 7:13 AM | Anonymous

    Grass Carp are a recommended addition to the lake to help control the weeds of the lake. It is recommended that Lake Gerry house approximately 280 Grass Carp to help with the lake weeds. During the summer of 2020 we added 43 new carp to the lake bringing the total up to 68. These additions are made possible by very generous donations from the Lake Gerry Association Members. Each additional carp will help us maintain the quality of the lake and improve everyone's experience on and in Lake Gerry.

    If you are interested in making a donation to adopt a carp (or several), please reach out to the association, or complete the Adopt-a-Carp form below.



Lake Gerry Association is a non-profit organization. PO Box 665 Oxford, NY 13830

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