The Lake George Cottagers Association is a volunteer organization made up of Lake George residents. The board is comprised of four elected officers and 19 Beach Directors serving as representation for the residents located within their respective beaches.
- Officers and Beach Directors are required to attend all LGCA meetings.
The focus of each meeting is to provide updates and convey important information to members.
Volunteers are needed for a variety of different committees and everyone is encouraged to get involved.
Dave Sorg, President
Dave has been enjoying the magic of Lake George since his early childhood when his parents Milt and Dorothy Sorg purchased a cottage on Lake George Beach (South) in around 1961. Dave and his wife Jenni retired and made Lake George their permanent residence in 2016. They have four children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
Rex Melchi, Vice President
Rex and his wife Lisa (Dent) are life-long lakers. The Melchi family has been in the area for 100 years when Rex’s great-grandmother moved to Jamestown in 1921. Lisa’s parents met at Lake George in 1939. The Melchi’s, with their 4 children and 6 grandchildren, love spending time at the lake with friends and extended family. Rex, a Fort Wayne Raytheon retiree, and Lisa became full-time Lake George residents in July 2020.
Kevin Snyder, Treasurer
The Snyder family’s roots on Lake George date back to 1938 when Kevin’s grandparents traded a travel trailer for a 1/5 interest in the Nipigon Beach Corporation. Kevin is President of the Speedgrip Chuck Company in Elkhart. He and his wife Robin love living full time on Lake George and building memories with their eleven grandchildren.
Rick Weaver, Secretary
Rick and his wife, Linda, moved to Lake George full-time in 2014 when Rick retired. He was a part-owner of a Civil Engineering Company in Ohio with over 37 years working with public and private clients. Rick and Linda have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.
The Lake George Cottagers Association’s board is comprised four elected officers and 19 Beach Directors serving as representation for the residents located within their respective beaches.
16. Hanover Beach
995 – 997 Flint Road; 301 – 333 Caroline Drive
Beach Director: Gregg Jackson
333 Caroline Drive
Lake George History
“The first cottage on Lake George was built on the east side of the lake in 1855 by a group of businessmen from Fremont…while development was slow during the Civil War [the] railroad was completed in 1870…visitors could take the train all the way to Fremont and then take a horse and buggy to Lake George.” -Excerpt from “Reflections on Lake George” published by the Lake George Cottagers Association.
This book is a fascinating look back into the history of Lake George, from the tumultuous era of pioneer settlement in the Native American lands to the modern times enjoying lazy summers fishing, swimming, and boating. There are minutes from the LGCA meetings dating back to the 1920s and interviews with Lake George elders which allow the reader to get a glimpse of what life was like on Lake George in times past.
– Available for purchase at the Conservancy Boutique!