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December 2015 / January 2016

Sunday, November 29, 2015

I won’t keep you in suspense with my quest to get speakers for our December 2 monthly LGA meeting, with the speaker topic being “Cell phone coverage at Lake Gaston.” We do have a speaker from Verizon and I’m working with AT&T to provide a speaker too.

I had quite a few responses from our members (about what else they would like to know) to my article in our October/November 2015 Bulletin about my vision/dream to get cell company speakers to our December 2 meeting. What was great about their responses was the examples of their experiences with their cell phone coverage at the lake. You’ll see the final details for December 2 when I send out the meeting reminder via email closer to the date.

In the meantime, the renewal checks are coming in for 2016 and we are processing them to clear the checks as fast as we can. We also have a lot of renewals that come in from our website via credit card payment.

Each year the amount of members who renew on line via credit card on the LGA website increases. If you want to pay by credit card or from your PayPal account this is the link to our online payment process

When you are renewing online and have no changes to report, you need only complete the (*)required fields indicated in red underneath: Application type – select Renewal; Name, Email address; Confirm Email. Recommend you make sure that these required fields are completed before going on to select payment type near the bottom of the form.

At the bottom of the screen click on Submit Info / Make Payment - if you selected credit card as your form of payment, on the next screen you will then see a “button” with a picture of credit cards, click on it to get started on the credit card path. If you have a PayPal account you will get the option to pay LGA dues from those funds instead of a credit card.

Important note: If you clicked on Submit Info / Make Payment and the screen stays where it is (i.e. you don’t get to move to the credit card picture “button” screen), go back up to the top of the form and see which (*)required field you didn’t complete. If they are completed, then check whether you selected the credit card payment option. Either place should get you moving forward when you next press the Submit Info / Make Payment.

We do get lots of successful online payments. They arrive in twos, first the application form and immediately followsthe confirmation of payment from PayPal. I don’t want to confuse you, but PayPal is the vehicle by which we can offer our members the ability to pay online with their credit card. (It doesn’t mean you have/have to have an account with them.)

When we received the suggestion from our members several years ago as to why we didn’t offer online payment, after checking with several companies that offered that service, PayPal was the most affordable for a non-profit organization such as the LGA.

If you experience difficulty in the payment section, please email me at and tell me about it so I can help you.

Wishing you all a very happy and safe Holiday Season!

(Editor’s note: Moira Underwood is Lake Gaston Association’s Executive Director and will be coming to you every month. She can be reached at or (252) 586-6577, or toll free 1-888-586-6577, or LGA, P.O. Box 656, Littleton, NC 27850.)