The Beachers’ Organization makes a difference!


Beachers 100th Anniversary in 2022!

The new Beachers Parkette at Gobles Beach is a generational community project funded by donations of friends of John Kyles a long term Beacher Director and ex President and Hobles Grove resident. It is scheduled for completion by the time of our Annual General Meeting and The John Kyles Parkette ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Saturday July 9/22 at 9:00 am.

On Sunday July 10th our Jazz in the Park series continues in the Parkette from 1 - 3 pm featuring the Mike Grace Trio. Tomboi Artisan Ice Cream will be on hand again selling our very own Beacher flavour of their gourmet ice cream. Tomboi donates a percentage of all Beacher flavour sales to support the Parkette.

In April members received by email their annual membership renewal. Fees are $45 with our Winter Patrol property inspection service costing $65.00 for weekly visits done November through March.

We’ll continue to send out periodic friendly electronic payment reminders to renew your membership so our annual project of a new main beach flagpole can be funded. Each year a family is eligible to donate a new flag for the season at a cost of approximately $45. Reserve your flag and have your family’s flag donation photo in The Beachers Newsletter.

Each year $2,000 - $3,000 of your dues are spent on our waterfront improvement projects. Last year we provided life saving defibrillators for both Port Elgin and Gobles Grove beaches. And to celebrate the opening of Port Elgin beach’s newly rebuilt Breakwall Promenade we donated a child friendly binocular viewing station to take in the lake vistas.

Also we are updating our privacy and code of conduct policies and agreement to these will now be a requirement of membership application or renewal. You can find these policies on the website.

Our ongoing parkette fundraising efforts are now focused solely on the sale of engraved family pavers at $500 each allowing 60 letter spaces for your family message. Once a year in the spring new granite family pavers will be installed in the Parkette. Orders are now being taken for Spring 2023 with 2022 being sold out. It’s a great way to memorialize your family inside the new parkette. No member dues were used to fund the parkette building.

Your current volunteer board and our former directors work hard to try to prioritize and address issues impacting our members, with a focus on beach and water safety, to continuously strive to make waterfront living in Port Elgin safer and more enjoyable.

Have a safe and happy 2022 season.

Greg Schmalz
Beachers President
(Serving Our Members Since 1922)