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The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council monthly membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 29 th at the Kennon House Restaurant, 7001 Gasburg Road, Valentines, Va. 23887.
The meeting begins at 6p.m., starting with a Dutch-treat buffet dinner.
Guest speaker will be the 911 Community Task Force to talk about Updates and Tools for Safety on Lake Gaston and the surrounding areas.

If you use a mobile phone to report an emergency, this meeting is for you.  We will also talk about “What3Words”.  This is really interesting.

The public is invited. If planning on attending Please reply or Contact Brian Goldsworthy at 919-302-
6511 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or John Dyckman at 252-537-9877.

Bayliner traveling at a high rate of speed, ran into the stern of a pontoon boat while underway

Sunday night about 9:15, near MM 7 near the north shore, a Bayliner traveling at a high rate of speed, ran into the stern of a pontoon boat while underway.   All boats had running lights on.   Thankfully, no serious injuries but EMS did respond.

We understand the operator was not from the lake and wasn’t familiar with his surroundings.  NC Wildlife is investigating.  

Even on a quiet evening during a cruise, keep your head on a swivel.  We understand the white stern light was thought to be a house on the shore.  

Water rescue on the lake was just made better.   We were treated to an interesting presentation from Chief Lorenzo, RWVFD, about their new fast rescue boat.  The meeting minutes will be forthcoming.  In the interim, some pictures.   


We have an easier to use and remember domain name.  We will begin to use for marketing purposes.  Don’t worry, the original LakeGastonWaterSafetyCouncil.com still works but is a mouthful to say.  

Hope you can join us on Wednesday, August 25 for a Dutch treat dinner beginning at 6:00 PM at the Kennon House.  Come a few minutes early and see the RWVFD new rescue boat.  Fire Chief Lorenzo Wilkins will be out guest speaker.  His presentation will be about how the department trains for water rescues on Lake Gaston.   

Become a Member of the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council

Memberships are $5.00 per person - $10.00 per family $10.00 per Business.