The Port Elgin and Saugeen Township Beachers Association’s (The Beachers) mission is to be a relevant, volunteer run seasonal and permanent residential property owner association focusing on issues potentially impacting the health and safety of members and the ecology of the water and beaches near to where they live. To accomplish this the Beachers strives to maintain a good working relationship with our town council, its staff and relevant outside groups so that our member concerns may be addressed in a timely, informative fashion.
We provide members with pertinent information on current local news and our initiatives and events by means of:
Our annual community project donates worthy improvements funded from member dues. Safety assets like defibrillators at both Main and Gobles Beaches, fire numbers for cottages and environmental programs like remedial beach grooming are a few past community initiatives coming from the Beachers.
Our first generational project, the John Kyles Parkette on Gobles Grove Beach, was completed with donour funds in 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Beachers as an association.
As a member service we offer an optional low cost property patrol from November through March which includes a weekly walkabout to inspect for incidents that may occur. A timely email, with photos, is sent if issues of concern are noted so members can take any required action. Another service is that we maintain a membership directory and archived newsletters on our web site, which is only accessible to members. The Beachers Association is managed by a volunteer leadership committee who, along with previously active leaders, works hard on behalf of members on issues of environmental and health and safety importance.
The Beachers are a member of the provincial Federation of Ontario Cottagers Association (FOCA) which engages with provincial and federal governments on cottager type issues. We have a working relationship with our sister group the Southampton Residents’ Association and collaborate with the Lake Huron Centre for Costal Conservation on beach and dune preservation concerns.
In short the Beachers Organization strives to be of value to our seasonal and permanent resident members on safety, environmental and community concerns affecting their quality of life and enjoyment of their properties.
Leadership Committee Chair
(Serving Our Members Since 1922)