A long time member and previous Board Member Jean McCarter passed away on Wednesday after an extended illness.
There will be a graveside service on January 16th at 11 am. at Caanan Cemetary in Broadnax VA. It is located at the intersection of Blackridge Rd., Airport Rd., and Caanan Church Rd. in Mecklenberg County. Cards may be sent to her family - Ms. Pat Teske, 132 Waters Rd., Valentines, VA 23887.
Just wanted you to know that we are still here and enjoying the winter season. As you have noted we have posted on this web site the date of our first monthly meeting in March. The board will hold our first meeting for 2020 in February. Once we have that meeting the ball starts to roll down the hill picking up speed and before you know it we are back at Kennon House.
Thought you might be interested to know we had over 120 visitors to this web site in December so not everyone was Christmas shopping.
Let us know if you have suggestions for speakers during the 2020 boating season. If you hear of any lake related safety issue/incidents, please let us know. In the meantime, let’s enjoy the winter temperatures. With the leaves now gone it opens up new views of the lake. I can sit on my easy chair at the house and see the dam from 5.5 miles away. It’s my million dollar view that lasts until spring.
We hope you come to enjoy our redesigned web site. Please bear with us as we learn to navigate.
The LGWSC has adjourned for the season. We will still post from time time items of interest. Our first meeting for next season will be at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Kennon House. It’s not too late to make a year end donation at LakeGastonWaterSafetyCouncil.com. We are a 501 (c) (3). Thanks for your interest and for following the LGWSC.
The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council monthly membership meeting will be held Wednesday September 25, 2019 at the Kennon House Restaurant in Gasburg, Virginia. The meeting begins at 6PM, starting with a dutch-treat dinner. Conservation and wildlife officers from VA and NC will speak to the group about water safety issues and accidents that occurred on Lake Gaston during the 2019 boating season. The public is welcome to attend.
35 people lost their lives on North Carolina waters in 2018. 29 of them were NOT wearing a life vest. Don't be a statistic. Wear your life vest. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission introduced the "Preserve Your Life" campaign in 2017 to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of life jackets. Wearing a life jacket is a simple safety precaution that can prevent tragedy from happening in the event of an accident. There's no reason to not wear a life jacket. In the end, your life may literally depend on it. Read more here: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Boating/