New Beach Passes for 2019!!

Beginning this Saturday, May 11th, new Beach Passes will be available. The Pass form can be printed here and brought in all filled out if you would like.

We will also have copies to fill out when you come in to pick up your new passes. Car passes will stay the same.


Suissevale Avenue Paving Begins!!

Paving on Suissevale Avenue will begin Tuesday, May 28th.

Estimate completion will be about a week so please plan ahead!

Letter From Suissevale President


It is unfortunate that I am compelled to write this letter in response to inaccurate and misleading information that has recently been disseminated to our membership both in the form of website postings (LoveSuissevale) and direct letter mailings forwarded to many of our Association members.

The purpose of this letter is to refute those inaccuracies by clearly stating the facts associated with some of the topics raised.

First, the website posting claims that the Board of Directors “summarily dismissed” a member’s proposal to modify our boat dock policies.  That claim is false. The member was allotted ample time to air his thoughts and beliefs at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors.  In response, one of our Board members addressed each and every topic he raised and explained our policy and position accordingly. Thereafter, the same member followed up with a letter again requesting a formal response to his request.  Promptly thereafter, a letter was drafted and forwarded to him. By no means was his request summarily dismissed.

The LoveSuissevale letter has also criticized the Board of Directors for not charging “market value” to our dock users.  It suggests that we should charge our dock users either the cost to secure a dock in a public marina or the amount charged by public marinas for valet service.  These are false equivalencies. Public marinas are for-profit businesses and homeowners and condo associations are not. Public marinas offer customers numerous amenities which homeowners and condo associations do not, including gas, service, a store, among other amenities.  They have overhead costs that are very different from the overhead costs in private associations including employee wages, unemployment insurance, liability insurance, mortgages, advertising costs, etc. Therefore, public marina charges are generally substantially more than those charged by private homeowner and condo associations for dock usage. What the letter fails to mention is that our Board of Directors took it upon ourselves to determine if our dock user fees were fair and reasonable by comparing them to dock fees and charges of other homeowners associations and condo associations in the area.  We compared ten such associations in the area and found that our fees are highest among them. We are aware of no facts that exist today, nor at any time in the past, where our association, or any other private homeowner associations or condo associations, in the area has charged dock users fees that were the same as those charged by public marinas.

The LoveSuissevale group has also, on numerous occasions, asserted that non-dock holder members in our association are subsidizing dock holders in our association.  This is also false. In fact, the opposite is true. Our association takes in approximately $65,000 per year from our dock holders and others on the patiently waiting list who use our dock system.  After accounting for maintenance, repairs and systematic replacement of the docks, on average more than half of that revenue is applied to our general funds which pay for costs incurred by all of our association members.   Therefore, more than $30,000 per year generated by our dock users is used to subsidize all of our members by offsetting expenses of the association.

Regarding the suggestion that Suissevale should generate a directory of members so that members can contact each other directly, our Board allowed the inquiring member to present this request at a formal monthly board meeting and thereafter informed him that one of the Board’s primary concerns is to protect the privacy of our association members.  The Board also made it clear that if members wished to disclose their contact information to other members, that that is their decision to make on an individual basis. Moreover, the Suissevale website is currently being updated to keep members informed of various issues within our community. Contacting other members will soon be possible on an opt-in basis.  

They have also criticized our Board for not putting out to bid recent internet upgrades conducted at the clubhouse and the beach.  What isn’t mentioned is that the proposal brought to the Board of Directors was brought by a member homeowner volunteering to do the work for free.  The proposal voted on by the Board was simply to pay for equipment and materials at cost. We were provided with invoices for the materials. The homeowner was helping to save Suissevale a good amount of money for this project with no benefit to himself.  For the LoveSuissevale group to criticize this activity is misleading to other Suissevale members and fails to mention the most important fact that this was a member actually stepping up to help our association.

The LoveSuissevale letter of 3/28/19 implies that our Board has not been open with regard to our fiscal procedures and has not responded to member requests for financial documents.  The fact is that our fiscal records are discussed in open session at every single one of our monthly Board meetings. Among the financial records that are updated monthly are the following:  Our monthly balance sheet, our monthly profit and loss statement and our year-to-date profit and loss spreadsheet. In addition to that, our Office Manager and Treasurer are diligent in responding to all reasonable requests made by members for financial documents.

The group has also criticized the Board of Directors for not having a professional audit done every year.  Our only audit was done in 2014 when our long time business manager was retiring, to be sure that our financial records were in good order, and no discrepancies were found.  It is misleading to suggest that an audit is necessary to show that the Board is not performing its duties in a fiduciary manner. Our budget is $562,000, not a very large budget.  The water expenses included in the budget are $220,000. The remaining $342,000 is used to pay for the remaining association expenses which include payments for road repairs, office administration, beach, marina, common properties, clubhouse, water repairs, maintenance and social functions.  There is no waste in our budget. It is lean and our Board works hard at working within the budget. To have a review audit would cost approximately $10,000 and a formal audit about $25,000. Since our records openly show all of our income and expense items each year at the annual meeting and at our monthly Board meetings, no one has ever complained about our reporting to the membership before as being inaccurate and misleading.  Suggesting a formal audit should be done is just someone trying to suggest that the financial information and management is not proper and the Board is hiding things. There is no factual evidence of anything like that happening. It is being used as a scare tactic.

Lastly, there are the conspiracy theories.  A number of the posts from the LoveSuissevale group openly accuse our Board of Directors of engaging in illegal retaliatory behavior against them.  Among other things, they allege that our Board has deliberately signed various members up for magazine subscriptions and arranged to have pizza deliveries made to their homes.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Worst yet, is the fact that some of the members espousing this nonsense are actually running for our Board and are being openly endorsed by the LoveSuissevale group.  We are better than this! This needs to stop; and we all need to work together to make Suissevale a more respectful community for all of our members.

 In closing, our Board of Directors works hard, on a voluntary basis, to protect the interests of our Association and to make all of our decisions in the best interest of our Association members.  We also recognize and respect the right of any of our members to question or disagree with any decisions or policies made by the Board. Further, we respect the right of all of our members to endorse whomever they choose to run for the Board of Directors.  What we do expect is that all of the members of our Board of Directors, as well as all of the members of our Association, especially those with access to internet platforms, to present facts accurately and not in a misleading fashion. There is only one official website, it is

I want to thank all of our members for supporting our Board of Directors and making Suissevale one of the most sought after beach communities on the lake to live in and enjoy.  I have spent almost all of my adult life on the Board or assisting those who were. Today both of my daughters and their families own properties in Suissevale. I know many others who can say the same thing.  We have come a long way, but the journey continues. There will always be more challenges and opportunities. Unfortunately, there will always be those who seem to specialize in negativity and will do or say whatever it takes to create doubt or turmoil to achieve their own agenda and not provide our membership with accurate information.  

Moving forward, I strongly recommend that each and every one of our members vote for the candidates of their choice who are running for our Board of Directors.  



Bob Ashton

President of the Board of Directors


Next Board of Directors Meeting - May 18, 2019

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held on May 18, 2019 8AM at the Clubhouse

Click here for the agenda.

All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Roads Posting Update

6 Ton Load Limit Road Postings will be removed on Wednesday, April 24th.

Spring Time - Time to Turn on Your Water

Fridays are water turn on days!!

The owner or someone designated by the owner must be present and able to be in the home before it will be turned on by the Water Operator.

Please allow the water company a 10-day notice when looking to have water turned back on.  There is currently no charge for scheduled turn on of water.

How do I do that you ask?

Call the Suissevale Office at 603 476-5177 or email us at [email protected]

Thank You,

Suissevale Board of Directors 

2019 Boating Course

Suissevale will be hosting a boating course again this summer.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 Fee: $45

The class will start at 8AM and is all-day. Lunch will be included. 

Please contact the Business Office to sign up via email

[email protected] or phone 603-476-5177

Payment will be due on the day of the class.

Town of Moultonborough Burning Permits

Town of Moultonborough Burning Permits

Due to inadequate snow cover, Fire Permits will be required effective April 8, 2019, for all outside burning which includes brush annd campfire permits.

Permits may be obtained at one of the the following places:

1035 Whittier Highway

473 Whittier Highway

Or online at:

Any questions pertaining to outside burning; please call the fire station at 476-5658.

Suissevale Scholarship 2019

Spring is almost here and graduation time is around the corner. Don't forget about our students!

The Property Owner’s Association at Suissevale, Inc. Scholarship Program awards a Homeowner’s Scholarship every year for $1,000.

Homeowner’s Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of the application and applicants must submit a brief essay outlining “My Favorite Suissevale Memory.” Must be a dependent of a Suissevale member.

Click here for more information.


Board of Directors Election Process


Property Owners Association at Suissevale, Inc.

Board of Directors Election Process


Any member in good standing may request to have their name added to the Suissevale Board of Directors ballot.  To have your name placed on the ballot, you must obtain 10-member signatures supporting your application.  Election Petition forms are available at the Business Office.  To be placed on the 2019-2020 ballot, Petition forms must be returned no later than 10:00 AM, March 13, 2019.


Suissevale members are urged to attend regularly scheduled monthly meetings.  Review the Boards needs and compare them with your interest and skills to determine if a good fit exists.  Volunteering for a committee position is a great starting point.


Any member running for election to the Board will be asked to introduce themselves and tell a little about themselves to the Board  and members at the April Board meeting.  Each member running for the Board will be asked to submit a photograph and biography.  The biography will be posted on the Suissevale website.


The Board of Directors Election Ballot is approved at the April Board meeting.


The Board of Directors Election Ballots/packages will be mailed out to Suissevale members on May 7, 2019.


All ballots must be returned to the Suissevale Business Office on or before July 3, 2019 in an envelope which is clearly indicates the member’s name, return address and reflects votes for no more that 15 candidates. 


The ballots will be counted on Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Suissevale Clubhouse.


The election results will be announced at the Special/Annual Meeting on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  

Fall Water Shut Off Info

**Suissevale Members - PLEASE** Don't let this happen to you!
Water and frozen pipe issues in the winter – IMPORTANT!  Please read on!

In the past few years we have had home water systems freeze up.  If the heat goes out in your home and the water freezes, pipes will burst and your home will suffer severe damage.  You will also be liable for the search time to find the leak and water cost.

The property owners are also responsible for the service pipe from the street shut off valve to the house.  If you own an older home, you may want to have this pipe replaced as there have been a number of service pipe failures.

Steps to take:

  • Each time you leave your home in the winter for extended periods of time, turn off the main water shutoff inside your home.
  • Open up sink faucets and let remaining water in your pipes flow out.
  • Check your heat setting and level of remaining heating fuel.


  • Call the Suissevale Business Office at 603 476-5177 and leave a message with a date when you will stop occupancy for the winter and Suissevale will arrange to have your water shut off at the street
  • There is currently no charge for scheduled turn offs water.

What will happen with frozen pipes?   When a leak in your unattended home takes place, the loss of water due to the leak will be substantial.  

  • You will be billed for water lost
    • Water lost during a leak is on average 40 gallons per minute +/- (in a 24-hour period that is over 50,000 gallons of water).
    • One-year Suissevale lost over 600,000 gallons of water due to water leaks/frozen homes.  Members were billed for their gallons lost.
  • You will be billed for the cost of personnel searching for the leak
    • In one case last year it took over a week to find the leak.  This leak resulted in our member being responsible to the association for over $3,000 in charges.
  • You will / can have extensive damage in your home
    • Carpets, flooring, dry wall, furniture, and personal belongings can be ruined and need to be replaced (major interior damage).
    • Members have had water coming out of their basement and 1st floor windows.

Spring time – time to turn on your water – what do I do?

  • The owner or someone designated by the owner must be present and able to be in the home before it will be turned on by the Water Operator.
  • Please allow the water company a 10-day notice when looking to have water turned back on.  There is currently no charge for scheduled turn on of water.

Please call the Suissevale Office at 603 476-5177 or email us at [email protected] should you have any questions regarding this notice.

Thank You,

Suissevale Board of Directors 

Suissevale Winter Support Group

September 11, 2018

Suissevale Winter Resident Members,

We are interested in starting a Winter Support Group. This would consist mainly of full time residences in Suissevale and or family’s that use their property throughout the Winter but live elsewhere. We realize that many people go south for several months in the Winter. Those members could join if they wish. The Board of Directors is supporting this effort to organize this Support Group.


The main purpose is to enable members to know who is living in Suissevale during the off seasons. Most people know only their immediate neighbor’s, and a few other members who they have casually meet. This Support Group would enable members to know who is likely to be in the Suissevale development and if they need help they could get in tough with someone to help them.


This is a volunteer support group and if one wishes to join they could “opt-in” to have their contact into made available to other members of the Group.  We also want those who join to list the type of help that could help with during and emergence event.  


In the Spring of 2017, we had a very strong wind storm. Cable, Internet, Phone, and NHEC service was out for 4 days at many homes. Trees were falling down and some roads were impassable for days. Because of the widespread damage, emergency response from the town and utilities was also severely delayed.


The Suissevale Business Manager, Elaine Keating did an excellent job, but was being asked by members to check their homes and let them know of any damages. She did contact many members who had trees fall on their home and damage to the property that was substantial.  This consumed an inordinate amount of her time and she was needed for other emergency functions during this event.  Some of the requests she received were totally outside of her job description and in order to do this in the future we would need help from this proposed Support Group.


Some winter residents (full-time and part-time) were better prepared than others and helped out neighbors (who they knew or saw) as best they could. There may have been others here in Suissevale who needed help, but because it was off-season and the population is reduced compared to the summer time, they did not know who was currently in Suissevale that they could call. Those who were able to help did but not in an organized way. 


We would like to create a volunteer group for off-season residents, so we can be better prepared in the event of an emergency. The level of individual involvement can range from:

  • Organizing and developing emergency plans
  • Volunteering to assist as able during emergencies
  • Registering as a full-time or part-time off-season resident to be checked on should an emergency occur

Initially, we need to know if there is any interest in doing this.  We would encourage those who are interested to contact us and provide some feedback. We want to form this Group early this winter to be able to be in-place for the winter,


If anyone is interested in helping us form this Support Group please let us know as soon as possible.


You can also contact Nick DeMeo on his e-mail  [email protected],net

If you need to contact the office the phone is listed here.  Until we are organized we should try not to overburden the Business Office.

We anticipate an organization meeting in early November, but we will be open to discussions during the fall.


Nick DeMeo

Tom Funke

Suissevale Full time residents

2018 Golf Tournament Results

Suissevale 2018 Golf Tournament Results

A record 18 groups participated in this years golf tournament hosted by Waukewan Golf Club on August 11, 2018.  The Tournament was a huge success and fun had by all   

The Winning Teams were:

1.  First Place Team with a winning score of 56 (a new record)  

     The Masone Jr. team of Tyler Masone, Ryan Butler, Eric Butler and Matt Howard 

2. Second Place Team with a tying score of 56 (lost in tiebracker

    Steve Masone, Kevin Butler, Kevin Doyle and Dan Baker 

3. First Place Team with female participant with a score of 67

    The Kennedy Team of Mark, Sheila, Ryan and Colin 

4. Seventh Pace Team 

     Suissevale Veterans of Tony and Chris Borsini, Tom Clough and Jim McManus 

5. Winners of Case of Beer 

    Ken Alley Team with Dave McMakin, Matt McMakin and Jim Casey

     AND  Mike & Robert Mahan, Brian Roy and Mike Meltzer

6.  Closet to the Pin Male Player:  Jimmy Long 

     Closet to the Pin Female Player:  Debby Cook 

     Longest Drive in Fairway Male Player:  Colon Kennedy 

     Longest Drive in Fairway Female Player:  Dale Prescott 


Prizes donated by:   Waukewan Golf Club, Buckeyes Tavern, Crazy Gringot Restaurant, The Bob House, Barts Seafood and El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant.



























2018 Suissevale Scholarship Awarded

The 2018 Suissevale Scholarship was presented to Taylor Colby by the Scholarship Chairperson, Patricia Monahan at the Board of Directors Informational Meeting on Saturday, July 21st. 

Taylor Colby will be attending St. Joseph's College this fall.   The Board of Director's congratulate Taylor and wish her the best with her future studies.

2018-2019 Board of Directors Elections Results

2018 - 2019 Board of Director election results

All of the current Board of Directors members were re-elected. 

179 total ballots were cast. 

The Results are as follows:  


Total votes count   


Bob Ashton**



John Barba**



Tony Borsini**

Chair, Marina


John Brennan**

Vice President, Operations


Rich Deforge**

Vice President, Infrastructure


Nick DeMeo**

Vice President, Administration


Mike Donahue**

Several Working Committees


Carolyn Gardner**

Social, Several Working Committees


Hank Hardaway**

Chair, Water & Roads Committee


Michael McManus**

Several Working Committees


Tom Mullins**

Chair, Beach


Ginny Mooney-Davis**



Ron Prescott**

Several Working Committees


Steve Testa**

Several Working Committees






Member Registration

We are excited to inform the Suissevale members of the new web site.  

Please follow THIS LINK to fill in the Registration form. Provide your requested details to request access to the member only areas of our website. Your login details will be emailed to the email address you provide once your account is approved by the administrator.  

  1.      Fill out the registration form - once the form is complete    
  2.      Click - I’m not a robot   
  3.      Click - Create new account

After being approved, you will receive an email to setup your password.  After setting up the password, you can log into the site. If you want, you can then click on "My Account" to change various profile details. Initially your profile contains the information you provided when registering.

You can change your "username" to be something other than your email (possibly something shorter) if desired.