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Promoting Safety on the Waters of Lake Gaston

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council - Board of Directors

LGWSC PRESIDENT - Brian Goldsworthy(Term expires 10/31/19) -

LGWSC VICE PRESIDENT - Jim Nold(Term expires 10/31/19) -

LGWSC SECRETARY - Mike Klein (Term expires 10/31/19) -

LGWSC TREASURER - Jack Saunders(Term expires 10/31/19) -

DIRECTOR AT LARGE - Doug Hughes(Term expires 10/31/19)

DIRECTOR AT LARGE - Steve Harris(Term expires 10/31/20)

EX-OFFICIOS - Will Miller(Dominion Rep) -

DIRECTOR AT LARGE - Jay Koepf(Term expires 10/31/19)

DIRECTOR AT LARGE - Tom VanPetten(Term expires 10/31/19)

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LGWSC 2018 Achievements...

  • Updated the web site throughout the year with time sensitive information for boaters.
  • LGWSC volunteers attended the Water Safety Information trailer at 7 events around the lake. Questions were answered about water safety for an estimated 300 folks. Of this number, 250 were middle school students in support of the LGA sponsored Lakeside Learning Days.
  • In 2017 we did a total redesign of the WSC web site to make it mobile friendly. In addition, we joined Facebook. In 2017 we had over 3,800 visitors to the web site from as far as away as California and Florida. In 2018 we almost doubled those clicks (6,100) who took the time to review the WSC mission and activities.
  • Promoted awareness of the Children's Life Jacket Loaner Program at nine (9) locations around the Lake to ensure visitors had proper safety equipment available.
  • Made a donation to purchase 3 life vests for the Dive and Rescue team with the Roanoke Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department.
  • Authored 6 water safety related articles for inclusion in the LGA semi-monthly Bulletin.
  • Made three presentations to various groups and HOA;s around the lake.
  • Convened 9 monthly membership meetings (including the annual pick-N) featuring speakers and subjects about water safety.
  • Added reflective decals with the LGWSC logo for distribution at meetings and events.
  • Identified focal points for reporting missing, off station and malfunctioning danger and navigation buoys:
    • Mile Markers - (252) 535-6161 Ext. 4
    • Danger and Navigation Buoys - (919) 707-0150 (NC) / (434) 848-3107 (VA - Brunswick County) / (434) 738-6191 (VA - Mecklenburg County)
  • Made available signs for personal watercraft responsibility awareness and to promote use of life vests.
  • Provided contact numbers to report unsafe boating incidents in the form of laminated cards and signs.

Contact Info

Lake Gaston Water Safety Council
PO Box 207
Henrico, NC 27842

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