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Due to COVID 19 Flotilla 9-3 was restricted in conducting operations at LKG. Today Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 9-3 has been cleared to resume limited activities. We will have Boater Safety Classes with a limit of 10 students per class. We have 4 openings for a class this Saturday July 11. Call 252-535-3335 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a space. We will also have a class August 1 and again on August 22. Again class size is limited so reserve your seat now.

President’s Corner
Summer Is Upon Us!
I sincerely hope this newsletter finds each and every one of you in good
health. Like folks across the world, we too are dealing with the Coronavirus
disease as best we can given what we know at the time.
The LGA is tracking the recommendations of Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) as well as State and local Departments of Health as they
may apply to our activities. At the time of this writing, discussions have moved
to how we could begin to reopen some businesses and broaden the limitations
that have been put in place to slow the spread of the disease.
Our highest priority is the safety and well being of our members and the
community. So far, we have postponed most of our activities and meetings
until such time as the threat has subsided and are evaluating how we might
conduct our activities as the situation evolves. Even when restrictions are
relaxed, we will be mindful of balancing the benefit of our activity and the
potential impact on our community and our volunteers (many of whom may
fall into the At Risk category).
We must all do our part to minimize the spread of this disease. If all goes
well, the spread will be checked and we will never know which of the
protective measures succeeded. That will be a sacrifice worthwhile.
As the Fish Spawning Season come to a close, we should see a return to
normal lake water levels (199’-200’ above sea level), unless Mother Nature
drives us into Flood Control Operations. It is always wise to secure boats
(even those on a lift), kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, outdoor furniture, and the
like so that high winds or waves cannot cause them to drift or blow away.
Remember hurricane season begins in June and runs through the end of
November. Current long range forecasts are predicting a higher than average
number of storms this year. As many of you may recall, it is not unusual for
one or more of those storms to end up coming our way.
Enjoy the lake, be safe and be healthy.
Don
Lake Gaston – Special Place, Incredible People!

Birdwatchers and the general public enjoy watching Canada geese, ducks, and other waterfowl - all valuable natural resources. In many areas of the country, however, populations of nonmigrating, or resident, Canada geese, and ducks are increasing dramatically.

These birds require freshwater for resting and nesting and tender young grass and other succulent vegetation for food. The plentiful, well-manicured lawns of residential neighborhoods, corporate business areas, parks, airports, and golf courses provide excellent habitat. Geese, especially, can easily become accustomed to people and residential areas.

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Our meeting, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020, has been postponed due to Covid-19.   We anticipate holding the meeting this fall.  We are hopeful to resume our meetings on July 1, 2020.  

LGA Minutes for the March 4, 2020, Monthly Meeting (APPROVED) Lake Gaston Baptist Church
The meeting began at 9:45 AM with a welcome from Vice President Brian Goldsworthy. Brian then led the assembled in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and requested a moment of silence. In attendance we had Directors’ Jeff Dowhan, Jack Saunders, Bill Heflin, Al Potter, Tony Moran, Judy Waters, Jeff Zimmer, David Murphy, John Cataldo and Executive Director Moira Underwood. President Don Carson was traveling.
There were 55 members/guests in attendance.
A motion to approve the agenda was made by Bill Heflin, seconded by John Cataldo and passed.
Director Bill Heflin introduced our guest speaker Attorney Tom Skinner. Tom has practiced real estate law for over 30 years. His comments addressed the fact that primary/secondary homeowners and those that purchase for investment (rental properties) both have defined property rights.
It was good to see many HOA officers in attendance and listening as Tom weaved through issues involving covenants and liens. A takeaway was if part of an HOA, make sure the covenants are periodically updated and are consistent with county zoning requirements. Tom graciously spent ample time answering the many audience questions. The feedback was this was a good and timely meeting.
We provided some committee updates which are elsewhere in the Bulletin and or web site. Attendees were reminded of the Annual Shred Day scheduled for April 25, 2020, at the RWVFD fire station on Lizard Creek Road.
Those is attendance had no further questions and the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 AM.
If you would like more information about any of the LGA committees or would like to come out and help at one of the special events, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.LakeGastonAssoc.com.
Respectfully submitted,
Brian Goldsworthy, VP/Secretary