Truesdale Lake  

South Salem, New York

TEA Current Officers and Board Members 2019-2020; Call for New Board Members and Officer Nominations for 2021-2022 term

The Truesdale Estates Association is comprised of members and officers from the TEA deeded lake rights area. (See map at link or in full post for details.)

Board members serve two year terms and have no term limits.

Officers have two year terms and cannot serve back-to-back terms in the same office. Officers can serve as officers in a different role than the one previously held. (i.e. no one can be President, Treasurer, VP, etc. for more than 2 years at a time).

The Truesdale Estates Association bylaws are here. They outline the roles and responsibilities of officers and board members.

Current Officers and Board Members for 2019-2020 term are:


  • President – Michael Jackson
  • Vice President – Wendy Daniels
  • Treasurer – Ruth Vellensky
  • Recording Secretary – Howard Citron
  • Corresponding Secretary – Robert Cummings
  • Sergeant at Arms – Debbie Fink

Board Members

  • Lisa Capobianco (Beach Chairperson)
  • Harron Appleman
  • Melissa Scarlatto
  • Tom Houlihan
  • Ira Sanchick
  • Kathleen Ward Gallagher
  • Carol Gamez
  • Mike Vellensky
  • Kay Jex
  • Glenn Capobianco

Committees and Liaisons

We are always looking for members to take a role in these action committees.

Lake Management Committee Liaison – Deborah Fink

Beach Committee – Lisa Capobianco (chairperson), Glenn Capobianco, Rob Cummings, Ira Sanchick, Bill Dooley, Kevin Conway.

Boat and Fishing Committee (new this year, has not met yet) – email if you are interested.

Welcome Committee (reactivating) – No committee chair currently. Welcomes new residents to TEA and the lake. Email if you are interested.

Meeting Dates and Deadlines

At the Fall TEA Board Meeting, scheduled for Monday, October 5, 2020, the board will nominate a slate of officers and board members for the upcoming 2 year term 2021-2022.

If you wish to volunteer for the TEA board, as a TEA officer, or as a committee member, please get in touch with corresponding secretary Rob Cummings at before the Fall meeting on Oct 5.

The officer and board nominations will be presented to membership along with committee chairs and members. A vote will be taken and the new slate will be ratified at the annual TEA Fall Membership Meeting on Monday, November 2, 2020. Typically the membership meeting takes place at the Horse & Hound Inn, but it is currently unclear what the CDC and NY State guidelines will be for in-person meetings in November. We will make our decision in accordance with these requirements.

The Annual TEA Spring meeting was held via Zoom in April 2020 and went well, so we have some virtual meeting experience under our belt.

Image: TEA Properties Map. See for more information.

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