The Foundation and Association are different organizations.
The Foundation a registered charity in both Canada and the United States. Its purpose is to raise monies and donations to fund projects that preserve and enhance the environment of Bobs and Crow lakes. The “Bobs and Crow Lakes Foundation” and the “Greater Bobs and Crow Lakes Association” (GBCLA) are two separate organizations that work closely together. The relationship is similar to that of non-profit organizations such as hospitals and universities that have an Operations arm (Association) that runs its programs and an Endowment arm (Foundation) that raises money and funds new initiatives.
Any donation to the Foundation or participation in any Foundation fund-raising event DOES NOT result in becoming a member of the Association.
The only method of becoming a member of the Association (GBCLA) is to purchase it directly from the GBCLA (See Membership Application Form in this Guide). Many of the key initiatives of the GBCLA have received valuable funding from the Foundation. The Bobs and Crow Lakes Foundation fulfills a critical role in an era of reduced funding to most Provincial and Federal government departments that have historically supported Lake Associations.
Since 2011, the signature annual fund raising event of the Foundation is the Frontenac Frolic now in its 8th year.
The highlight of the Frolic is the "World Famous" Cow Flop Bingo".
This event continues to enjoy strong support and attendance every summer at the Glendower (Bedford) Hall on Westport Road.
Due to the charitable status of the Foundation, any donations (above a minimum of $50) are issued a tax deduction slip for both Canadian and US tax returns. Donations made directly to the Association do not receive a tax deduction.
For more information on the Bobs and Crow Lake Foundation, please click here