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Don’t know about you but I certainly missed my first Keenon House chicken dinner of the new boating season. Frankly, it’s not looking too promising for the April meeting either due to the government mandated stay at home orders. This certainly will represent a hardship not only for the Keenon House but other restaurants around the lake.

Your board last met on March 12. What we were going to share at the March 25 meeting I will share here. First, you should know our finances are in good shape. Member dues are still trickling in. If you haven’t paid for 2020, please send us your check or pay using PayPal or credit card by visiting the web site.

You may have noticed we’ve had the Safety Trailer inspected and it is parked at its new summer home at Lake Gaston Outfitters. Unfortunately, the beginning of the season LGA Lakeside Learning Days were cancelled due to school closures and it won’t be moving any time soon until the two words “social distancing” used together are banished from the English language.

Let’s hope things return to normal by the end of May. We will be purchasing more boater safety information pamphlets, maps, whistles, etc., for the marinas and real estate offices. We’ve also purchased 10 throwables and 10 fire extinguishers for use by the USCG when they conduct safety inspections over the Memorial Day weekend. Hint, Hint! Failure to have on board these USCG approved life safety devices can result in a pricey ticket. Thanks to the WSC, the violator receives one of these devices free versus a ticket.

Our thanks to Dominion Energy for the new mile markers.

To enhance our brand recognition we’ve placed ads in the Spring and Summer editions of Lake Life magazine.

“Help Wanted” - my term and that of the Secretary conclude this October. We aren’t the only organization scrambling to fill volunteer board positions. If you’ve been on the fence thinking about it, now is the time. Our mission is vital.

Lastly, we are all about water safety. A note to all members to make sure we practice what we preach. As the skipper of the boat please make sure PFD's are in use as mandated by law and the vessel has all required safety equipment on board plus the boat registration. Watch the little ones at the dock and while underway.

Please have a safe boating season and remember life jackets float but people don’t.

Brian Goldsworthy



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