page last updated May 31, 2016
SCOI was formed in the early 60's as an umbrella association to represent the interests of the four cottage associations (Chiefs Point, South Sauble, French Bay and Block "B") to the Saugeen Band. Each of the local Associations have two representatives within SCOI.
Each Association appoints Directors to sit on the SCOI Committee and these Directors in turn elect SCOI Executives to a three-year term. You will note that all of the SCOI Directors are also Directors of your local Associations as mandated by the SCOI Charter. This appointment of Directors is to ensure that all the associations are well represented and have an equal opportunity to participate in Executive roles.
SCOI's major role continues to be to represent the cottage owners' position to our 'landlord' the Saugeen Band. The issues generally concern the 'lease' and activity around interpretation, improvements, pricing and Annual Service Fee and enforcement of by-laws. Major Lease Negotiations peak every 5 years with the next rent review in 2006 and the Lease renewal in 2011. SCOI is working actively to negotiate the terms and conditions of the new lease.
The SCOI Executive also communicates with other cottage associations in Canada with leases on reserve lands.
Because of the potential expenses surrounding future negotiations, we encourage you to become FBBA members. Ten dollars of your twenty dollar membership fee goes directly to SCOI.
French Bay Beach Association members are all members of SCOI and as such have voting privileges at all general meetings.