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We recently learned of the passing of Jack Hughes.  Jack was very active with the LKGWSC and was president in 2016.    From the family:

"This is Doug Hughes's granddaughter Brittany - his wife Beverly has asked that I share the sad news that Doug passed away yesterday with the groups that he was involved with. I know he was particularly concerned and invested in the work the Water Safety Council does - especially as it relates to "those damn jet skis". 
 
Thank you for sharing below as you see appropriate with your members. 
Kind Regards,
Brittany
 

Douglas G. Hughes Sr., 78, passed away in the early hours of Sunday March 13 2022, after a battle with heart disease.

Doug, a native of Ithaca NY, is survived by his beloved wife, Beverly, whom he adored; his four sons, John, Richard, Douglas and Anthony; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Cindy & Tracy.

Doug was loved and respected by all who knew him. Doug had a decorated Navy career of 29 years, from which he retired as a Master Chief.

After moving to Lake Gaston, he was ever active in retirement and devoted himself to civil service serving on multiple commissions, boards and in club positions. He was the Editor in Chief of the Gaston Gazette.

Doug built beautiful model planes and ships, was an avid fisherman, and won more card games than is quantifiable. He will be deeply missed.

 A private service will be held for the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Habitat for Humanity or your local animal rescue.

The online guest register may be signed at hockadayfs.com

Arrangements are under the care of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service of Roanoke Rapids, NC."

 



 

Save the date - March 30 at Kennon House!

Our first meeting of the season will be at 6:00 PM with a Dutch treat meal.  We know you need your chicken fix.  Please join us to meet our new President, Wyatt Andrews.   This will be a great opportunity to meet the new board of directors and learn of new plans for 2022.

At our planning session meeting in November, President Wyatt Andrews administers the oath of office to Director Lin Harbold.   Lin was not at the October monthly meeting.   

FINAL

 

LAKE GASTON WATER SAFETY COUNCIL

Member Meeting Minutes – The Pig Pickin

October 27, 2021

 

Opening – 5:50PM

 

1. President Brian Goldsworthy welcomed members and guests to the general membership meeting, held at the Wildwood Point Community Center/Picnic Area.
2. Brian led the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Wyatt Andrews gave a devotion.
4. There were at least 37 people in attendance.
5. Tare “T” Davis, Chairman of the Warren County Board of Commissioners was a guest at the function.

 

 

Business Meeting

 

A brief business meeting was held prior to the feast.

 

1. Brian, in his last meeting as President, announced the good news that he had found the missing gavel and the greater news that in 2021 there were no boating/water fatalities on Lake Gaston.

 

2. The LKGWSC Board has been doing some research into another location for our general membership meeting because of some noted concerns about the cost of dinner at the Kennon House Restaurant.  We currently pay $24/person for the buffet meal (including gratuity) at the Kennon House.

 

a. Littleton Food & Spirits has offered essentially the same price ($24/person) but with a reduced menu. The Board thought this was not a viable option,.

 

b. Susie has investigated meeting at the Lake Gaston Lions Den and having our meal catered.  

 

c. Brian discussed some issues the Board has raised if we did cater our meal, including: room setup and takedown, advanced RSVP and payments, administration of doing this monthly, and additional gratuity.

 

d. With these options available, Brian asked the membership present to vote whether they wished to continue meeting/dining at the Kennon House Restaurant or wanted to try the catering option.  There were 24 votes for staying with the Kennon House.  Several votes were raised for catering, but were not counted.  There was a large majority for the Kennon House.

 

3. Annual Elections.  The following individuals were presented to the membership as candidates for LGWSC Board positions;

 

a. President – Wyatt Andrews
b. Vice President – John Dyckman
c. Treasurer – Debbie Andrews
d. Secretary – Brian Goldsworthy (Jim Nold is retiring from the Board)
e. Director - Steve Harris
f. Director – Lew Stringer
g. Director – Lin Harbold (Director Elect)
h. Director – Susie Deschenes (Membership)
i. Ex Officio – Will Miller (Dominion)

 

A motion to elect all candidates by proclamation was made by Byron Waters and seconded by Debbie Andrews.  The motion passed unanimously.

 

The new Board was sworn in by Brian Goldsworthy.

 

4. As of today (per email to the Board) the LKGWSC checking account has a balance of $7,045.39.

 

5. 50:50: The drawing was won by Lin Harbold, who donated her winnings back to the LGWSC for a total 50:50 purse of $62.00.  Thank you Lin.

 

 

Pig Pickin

 

Thanks to Herb Harbold, with the help of Wyatt Andrews, for stepping up at the last minute and cooking the pork.  It was delicious.  Also, thanks to all members who “pot-lucked” the side dishes and desserts.   Special thanks to Susie Deschenes, along with Wyatt and Debbie, who did the lion’s share of purchasing and setting up for the picnic.

 

 

Respectively Submitted

 

Jim Nold, Secretary

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