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LGA Minutes for the February 5, 2020, Monthly Meeting Approved
Lake Gaston Baptist Church

The meeting began at 9:30 AM with a welcome from President Don Carson. Don 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, Al Potter, Tony Moran, Judy Waters, Jeff Zimmer, David Murphy, John Cataldo, Brian Goldsworthy and Executive Director Moira Underwood.

There were 34 members/guests in attendance.

A motion to approve the agenda was made by Jack Saunders, seconded by John Cataldo and passed.

Don introduced Board Member David Murphy who graciously shared his knowledge and expertise about Raspberry Pi which is a low cost credit card size computer. David spoke about how Raspberry Pi devices seamlessly connect to the Internet of Things and gave an example of medical devices used to monitor heart rate, pulse, etc.

A very interesting “show and tell” was displayed on the table in front of the room so attendees could actually touch and see a Raspberry Pi. David also explained how he is working with local middle school students enrolled in STEM (Science, Technical Engineering and Math) to actually build a device and then learn coding which can open doors to their future development. He cited a self driving shoe box size car and a robot. Interesting stuff!

We provided some committee updates which are elsewhere in the Bulletin. Attendees were reminded of the Annual Shred Day scheduled for April 25, 2020 at the RWVFD fire station on Lizard Creek Road.

During audience comments we had someone ask for an Identity Theft presentation since she was recently victimized. We also had a new member talk about their personal efforts to pick up trash on the roadway near their home We all agreed this was a great idea.

Those is attendance had no further questions and the meeting was adjourned at 10:55 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, Secretary

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We had our largest audience of the new year to hear Attorney Tom Skinner talk about legal issues that affect Homeowners Associ.ations.   It was nice to see a good representation of HOA Presidents around the lake take advantage of Tom's expertise.  .  A lengthy Q&A followed and property rights for primary and secondary owners, covenants, and liens were freely discussed.   A takeaway if you live in an HOA, make sure the covenants are updated.   Seek legal counsel, as appropriate.

Our guest Speaker is Mr. Tom Skinner of William T Skinner IV, Attorney-at-Law.

The topic is HOA's in NC.  He will talk about legal issues that affect Home Owner Associations; especially instituting prohibitions on short term rentals into the Covenants.  Bring your Virginia questions too.  Q&A to follow.  

5th Coast Guard District Command Directive
ALL Face-to-Face Auxiliary Activities are SUSPENDED IMMEDIATELY—Until Further Notice
By directive of the U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Commander: All Auxiliary activities, with the exception of conducting activities via electronic means (in-home online activities), are suspended until further notice. To be absolutely clear this directive prohibits ALL personal contact situations—either public facing or internal, therefore: 

• No Meetings
• No Training
• No Public Education Courses
• No Vessel Examinations
• No Interaction with Active Stations, Facilities or Bases
• No Watchstanding
• No CG Assignments to Duty
• No Operations
• No Public Affairs Events
• With the exception of digital communications, we are completely shut down.
• We are available by telephone 252-535-3335or Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to answer any boater safty questions you may have. Please call us 

There are on line Boater Safety classes available. Be careful which class you sign up for online. Some charge fees

Ed Burke Flotilla Commander Flotilla 9-3                

President Don Carson introduced Board Member David Murphy who graciously shared his knowledge and expertise about Raspberry Pi which is a low cost credit card size computer.  David spoke about how     Raspberry Pi devices seamlessly connect to the Internet of Things and gave an example of medical devices used to monitor heart rate, pulse, etc.  
 
A very interesting “show and tell” was displayed on the table in front of the room so attendees could actually touch and see a Raspberry Pi.  David also explained how he is working with local middle school students enrolled in the STEM (Science, Technical Engineering and Math) to actually build a device and then learn coding which can open doors to their future development.  He cited a self driving shoe box size car and a robot.  Interesting stuff!