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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.   




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



It’s that time of the year to move the trailer to winter storage.   Special thanks to Wyatt Andrews and John Dyckman for clearing out the trailer.  It hasn’t looked so good in years.  




Member Meeting Minutes

September 29, 2021


Opening – 6:04PM


1. President Brian Goldsworthy welcomed members and guests to the general membership meeting.
2. Brian led the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Wyatt Andrews gave a devotion.
4. There were 34 people in attendance, including guests and speakers.
5. A new member present was Sherry Herzing, who was also a guest speaker.
6. Other guests were: Rob Lenahan (guest speaker), Janet Lenahan, Mary Rose Woodward, Nancy West, Valerie Ruch, Gary Keith, Becki Fries, Doug Burtt and Debbie and Jim Lampson.


Guest Speakers


Sherry Herzing and Rob Lenahan of the LKG 911 Community Task Force were the invited guest speakers.


• Sherry Herzing formed The LKG 911 Community Task Force in 2019 after tragic death of her husband.  Following a 911 call for help it took first responders 47 minutes to arrive at her home.  This Task Force now has 90+ individuals working on improving emergency responses in the LKG area.
• Lake Gaston’s rural environment involving 2 states and 5 counties has compounded the problem of providing rapid response to emergency calls. There was negligible, if any, communication and coordination between jurisdictions.


• The Mission of the LKG 911 Community Task Force is to educate the public and publicly elected officials in order to save lives and aid improving the 911 operations in the 5 counties surrounding Lake Gaston: Brunswick, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Northampton and Warren.


• If you call 911 from a cell phone, they won’t know where you are.  You have to tell them very specifically where you are located.  Depending on how busy the 911 telecommunicators are, your call may be answered by somebody in Colorado (actually happened).


• Call 911 from a landline if you have one because an address will be associated with your call.


• Some accomplishments of the LKG 911 Task Force


Signage on area bridges identifying the road and county.


Dominion Power, Inc. has agreed to replace, if requested, to replace boathouse/dock numbers with a reflective number.  The original boathouse numbers have faded and are almost unreadable.


Encourage and provide resource availability for people to upgrade their street address with reflective numbers, which makes finding your residence easier.


Have brought the 5 counties together to identify issue and solve problems. involving emergency responses.  The 3 North Carolina counties (Warren, Halifax and Northampton) are already working together to reduce emergency times.


Rob Lenahan described the development of an interactive lake map that displays all 5 counties surrounding the lake.  This map will have multiple “layers”, such as counties, mile markers, boat launches, subdivisions, etc.  All 5 county jurisdictions will be using the same map to respond to emergencies.


Rob discussed a new phone application.  What3words is an interactive cell phone app that will tell exactly where you are.  This is a free download available to everybody.  This system is already in widespread use in London, Great Britain.  It is satellite based and has mapped the whole world into 10 foot squares, each identifiable by a 3 word designation: format///word.word.word.


The LKG 911 Task Force is educating State legislators on the current challenges of the 911 system in rural areas.  North Carolina and Virginia are responding, forming action committees and work groups.


Urging 911 telecommunicators to be classified as 1stResponders, which will increase their status, training and salaries.


You can learn more about the LKG Community Task Force at :


▪ Their website: https://rural911taskforce.com
▪ On Facebook: at LKG 911 Community Task Force
▪ Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


• Sherry provided a handout/brochure about the LKG 911 Task Force to everybody present.




Business Meeting


A LGWSC business meeting was not conducted after the guest presentation due to time constraints.


1. Brian announced plans for our October Pig Pickin.  Due to Covid Pandemic restrictions Dominion Power, Inc. cannot host or support the Pig Pickin as they have done in past years.  Rather the Board of Directors has planned a local Pig Pickin event to be held:


a. Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00 PM at the Wildwood Point community center/picnic area.
b. A pig (for roasting) has been anonymously donated
c. Please bring a dish to share.  A sign-up sheet was passed around the room to record those who will come to the Pig Pickin and what side dish they’ll bring.
d. Everybody, please bring your own beverage.
e. If there are changes to these plans, membership will be notified.


2. 50:50: The drawing was won by Judy Waters, who donated her $20 winning back to the LGWSC.  Thank you Judy.





Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:53 PM.


Respectively Submitted


Jim Nold, Secretary

Yep, we are doing another Pig Pickin with a twist.  Dominion Energy can’t host us due to Covid restrictions at the dam.   Your Board and returning Board member Susie Deschenes came up with a Plan B.  

Save the date of October 27.   We will hold the evening event at Wildwood Point.  More details to come.  Event is free except for a passing dish plus your own beverage of choice.  

This will feature the changing of the guard and welcoming a new President plus reflections what it’s been like leading this organization through Covid-19.  

Email Brian at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a spot or for more details.   

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