Caretaker Site Planning Project Update -- Next Steps

Next steps for the Caretaker's Site

The Task Force has reported on the ideas and opinions generated from the summer's focus groups. (See Mad Club website). Now it's time to explore these ideas in greater depth and greater numbers. Please encourage and support as many people of all ages who use your site to fill out our survey at'll ask about each one's preferred community activities and potential uses they might make, or not make, of the site. The survey Introduction on-line gives more background  or you can skip right to the questions. We will use these results to inform the spring and summer work of the Task Force. The survey will be live until the end of day Jan 15, 2019.

It's fast, it's easy, it's thorough! Please take about 10 minutes and help the Caretaker's Site Task Force.

We really appreciate all the input we are receiving. It's very helpful.

If you have questions, please contact Task Force co-chairs:
Stoney McCart — or 416-481-1487  
Susan Pigott —

Annual Summer Meeting (2018)

The Madawaska Club of Go Home Bay

Saturday August 11, 2018, 10:00 AM

Main Dock, Go Home Bay

1.      Call to Order

2.     Declaration of Conflicts of Interest

3.     Call for Approval, Amendment or Additions to the Agenda

4.     President's Remarks – David Cape

5.     Presentation – Voters List and Voting in the Municipal Election
Speakers: Peter Cooper, District Councillor, Muskoka, Area Councillor, Georgian Bay, and Jessica Gunby, Clerk, Township of Georgian Bay

6.    Treasurer's Report - Mike Stephens

7.     Property Update – David Cape

8.    Planning Update – Nick Lougheed

9.    Environment Report – Jim Rusak

10.   Activities Update – Deb Price

11.    Georgian Bay Land Trust Update – Bill Lougheed

12.   (TBC) – Georgian Bay Association Update – Rupert Kindersley,             Executive Director

13.   Other Business


William C. Trusler (1929 - 2018)

Dr William C Trusler, a long time member of the Go Home community  died on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in his 89th year in Toronto. Son of the late George and Mona Trusler, he is survived by siblings George Trusler, Jane Maher and JimTrusler, children Michael and Wendy, grandchildren Owen Trusler and Finley Taylor, and many nieces and  nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, April 13th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sinai Health Foundation in support of Dr. John Floras Cardiology Research ( memory) 416-586-8203 would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through

A full obituary can be found at


Mary Copp (1927-2018)

We are deeply saddened to share that Mary Copp passed away on March 10th, 2018 in Elora, after a brief illness. Mary is survived by her children Andrew (Irene) and their children Jon and Alex; Catherine (David); and Leslie (Christopher) and their children Emily and Peter.  She grew up in Minnesota, the daughter of Leslie and Isabel Lugsdin, and was predeceased by her sister Suzy Harris.

A funeral service will be held in April and details will be available shortly through the Giddy’s Funeral Home website. where a full obituary can be found. 

Should you wish to honour Mary’s memory please consider a donation to either the Elora Cataract Trailway – enjoyed by Mary and David for many years, donations made through the Grand River Conservation Authority  or the CNIB at

Madclub Member & Site Database Update

We are asking ALL MEMBERS to please take a few moments to provide up-to-date contact information to the Club.  After identifying yourself and the Site with which you are affiliated, we ask that you also please answer a few additional questions that are vital for this years Summer Activities and the Cottage Tree Project.  The identification of the sole, official 'Site Member' for your site is critical for our records -- we are hoping to obtain an email address for all 'Site Member' communication.  If we receive multiple designated 'Site Members' for your cottage, we will reach out for clarification.

Here is a link to the Update Form 

Madclub Director Update

On behalf of the Membership, the Board is very pleased to let you know that the slate for new directors for 2018-2019 is rapidly being filled.  We do encourage further interested parties  to come forward as the board would like to know who is interested as board directors step down over the next couple of years.
Please direct your interest to Andrea Proctor if a volunteer director position is one you would consider in the future.  Board members are expected to serve a minimum of two years but naturally you are welcome to stay longer.