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First, save the date!  Next meeting at Kennon House on THURSDAY May 27.  Restaurant is closed on Wednesday’s.  We need to get back to our routines.  If you are vaccinated and comfortable going out, hope you can join us.  6:00 PM and with the 50/50.

Second, on behalf of the LGA, May 8 is the next Shred Event.  More details: The LGA Jack D Saunders Community Shred Event is on Saturday May 8 from 10-1 PM at the RWVFD on Lizard Creek Road.   Same place as other years.  We all remember Jack as the long time treasurer for thE LGA and the LGWSC who started the event.  He was the fine gentleman always sitting in the lawn chair who accepted the donations.   Event is open to EVERYONE.  Donations gladly accepted.   Please bring your tax records and other confidential documents and watch as it is obliterated in the shred truck.

Emergency Cut Off Switch.  You are going to need to wear it after April 1, 2021.  This is a new USCG regulation and not optional on Lake Gaston.   Take the time to know. 

A little more of the backstory.  Thanks to NASBLA*, we learned ECOS was incorporated into the National Defense Bill of 2021.  On December 23, 2020, President Trump vetoed this bill.  Congress overrode his veto and it became law.   Buried in this law on page 2,814 is a section entitled "Engine Cutoff Switches, Use Requirements".  This section is part of Title 46 of the US Code.  It requires a mandatory wear requirement of the engine cut-off devices on all recreational crafts equipped and traveling above displacement speed.

If you Google HR 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, you can read the 2,000+ page act.

As previously stated this will be enforced by the USCG.  It's not totally clear what NC Wildlife will do (we've been told yes to enforcement) and Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources said no.  Stay tuned.

*Nasbla.org

 

We will soon be contacting the membership for payment of the 2021 dues.  Family and business are $10.00 and Individual $5.00.  Best deal around the lake. 

You can pay by either PayPal for credit card on line.  

Your Board of Directors met on March 11 to begin planning for 2021.   

So happy to report that Debbie Andrews has volunteered to be our Treasurer.  Debbie and husband Wyatt have been active supporters of the organization.  Many of you know Wyatt who is the Membership Chair.  

Debbie jumped in with both feet when Jack passed and already has access to the financial records and will be working on the treasury report.   The board will be meeting on March 11 by Zoom and an update will then be emailed to the membership plus Debbie’s report.  

Just so you know, we have posted Debbie's photo on the web site in the officers section.  
 
Brian 

We will miss you.  Thanks for all you did for the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council.  RIP

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