2013 Safety Trailer Schedule
New Board of Directors Elected
Your membership helps to support the many water safety activities carried on by the Lake Gaston Water Safety Council. Memberships are $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Businesses may join for $10.00. These annual dues help to support our Water Safety Trailer, the exchange program, and the Children's PFD (Life Jacket) loaner program along with many other activities in the lake area. If you would like more information on becoming a member please please feel free to Contact Us.
The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council (LGWSC), is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public service organization serving the boating public throughout the North Carolina and Virginia area surrounding Lake Gaston.
Operation of a mobile Safety Trailer which is both displayed and staffed at local locations and special events in the Lake Gaston area. Printed information regarding boating safety issues is disseminated via leaflets, flyers, brochures, maps, and in-house publications while the trailer staff offers verbal advice and information to local residents and visitors alike.
At nine locations on Lake Gaston, and with the thoughtful cooperation of the respective property managers, the LGWSC has put in-place a free "Children's PFD (Life Jacket) loaner program" providing the temporary loan of appropriately-sized life vests so that the young may safely enjoy Lake Gaston, too.
The LGWSC actively promotes participation in Boating Safety Education courses. Links are provided by this site to the various course offerings of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, and the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries.
The monthly general membership meetings are built around presentations by knowledgeable speakers who give especially focused insights on boating developments and issues.
Some situations require special efforts as in the recent case of North Carolina and its (until 2009) lack of a major safe-boating education requirement. To promote the initiation and passage of such legislation, LGWSC representatives attended the legislative hearings in Raleigh, consulting with sponsoring lawmakers as well as providing input as area representatives at the hearings. This legislation was ultimately signed into law the 30th day of June, 2009.
The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3), public service organization formed to: