Welcome to the Lake Rabun Association


Fire Protection Services for Lake Rabun are in Jeopardy


THE FIRST ISSUE:

Our Fire Boat Is Temporarily Out of Service.

The Lakemont-Wiley Volunteer Fire Department fireboat (which is almost 22 years old) is temporarily out of service due to the failure of one of its two outboards.  Arrangements are presently underway to secure the necessary parts and return it to service as soon as possible.

 

ISSUE NUMBER TWO:

ISO Fire Protection Rating in Jeopardy

Insurance companies use fire protection ratings that are based on ISO Inspections.  Since our last ISO inspection the standards have been raised and are now in effect.  Our fireboat is no longer compliant with the required pump capacity and cannot be retrofitted with a new higher capacity pump due to the weight capacity limitation of its hull.  To preserve the preferential property owner insurance premiums for the majority of our lake residents, we must acquire a new fireboat meeting the new pump capacity requirements.


ISSUE NUMBER THREE:

Fire Station Needed for the Upper Narrows

We need a new fire station that can better serve the upper Narrows.  ISO proximity limits exclude this portion of our lake from receiving the favorable rating of 5 for fire service.  Lake residents that are more than five miles by water from the fireboat and more than five miles by road from a fire station have a fire rating of 9.  Their insurance premiums are 2 to 3 times greater than residents with a rating of 5. 

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN KICKED OFF

A Capital Campaign has been initiated to raise funds to secure a new fireboat before another ISO inspection is conducted in Rabun County. Without a new fireboat, the next inspection would result in many lake residents losing their preferential rating and having higher annual insurance premiums that could be 2 to 3 times greater than they are now paying.  We must act now.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Detailed information regarding our current situation can be found on our website (www.lakerabun.org) via a link on the Welcome (home) page.  It addresses the fireboat repair, the reasons and case supporting the purchase of a new pump capacity compliant fireboat and the establishment of a new fire station to extend the preferential ISO ratings to more of our lake residents.

 

We encourage each of you receiving this information to print and share or forward this to any lake neighbors, particularly to non-members, in close proximity to your property.  This is not just an LRA initiative and needs the support of all lake residents.

 

We believe these issues fit within the LRA mission of nurturing the quality of life by preserving the lake and community as a resource for all residents and the general public, as well as complying with the 501(c)(3) mission of the LWVFD Fund at NGCF.  This Capital Campaign is focused on overall community benefits where fire protection ratings are enhanced resulting in preferential fire ratings, lower property insurance premiums and improved fire protection while addressing the conservation and preservation of our lake and surrounding community.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS

Contributions to the North Georgia Community Foundation Donations which is a 501(C)(3) organization are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes as charitable contributions to the extent allowed by law.  Checks should be payable to: North Georgia Community Foundation with Lakemont-Wiley Volunteer Fire Department Capital Fund or LWVFD Capital Fund or Fire Department Capital Fund written on the memo line.

 

Contributions should be mailed to:

North Georgia Community Foundation

615 F Oak Street, Suite 1300

Gainesville, GA 30501

 

Click Here for Detail Information

 

For additional information, contact Bob Pledger

706-212-2833

bobpledger@windstream.net

 

 

Lake Rabun's Centennial Book & Living History DVD

 

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Lake Rabun - Georgia's Lake Como

A true treasure to behold, the Centennial History of Lake Rabun is a work of art and a uniquely personal window into the heart of the people who have loved this special place for the last 100 years.  The 280 page book is a literal feast for the eyes and contains a comprehensive history of Lake Rabun, or "Lakemont" as the "long-timers" call it.

The book begins with the rich history of Rabun County and parallels the growth of our state's capital city, Atlanta.  The 100 years are all thoughtfully treated, drawing on the rich resources gained by our Living History Committee that interviewed 40 of our residents and then followed up with extensive research at the Rabun County Courthouse, Rabun County Historical Society and Georgia Power Archives.  There is a wide variety of historical photos - most of which have been graciously donated by our community.  Along with them is a beautiful collection of current photography showcasing the lake community today.  Using all the resources that were gathered, Bob Voyles expertly wove the history of Lakemont into a seamless narration.

Interspersed with the most complete history of the lake yet attempted, are numerous memorable stories highlighting eras and points of reference that are uniquely Lakemont.  This large coffee table book is one to cherish and to pass down to future generations.

We have published a handsome leather covered Standard Edition for $85.00 and we are also offering a Limited Edition book with the same handsome leather cover and a special linen jacketed slip cover that features beautiful old lake photographs.  The Limited Edition books contain our Living History DVD and are autographed by the authors.  The cost is $140.00. 

The caliber of this book is equal to or exceeds other high quality architectural books with which you are familiar.  A sample of the book showing representative pages is attached to this link

Lake Rabun Living History Centennial DVD

To celebrate Lake Rabun’s 100th birthday, the Living History Committee conducted 40 interviews with longtime residents about lake living in days gone by. There are two one hour sections on this fascinating DVD. The first section features lake residents reminiscing, music playing, historical photographs and even some old home movies recording aquaplaning, water skiing and hilarious water antics as well as narratives by long time lake lovers. Additionally, there is an hour long bonus section with fascinating colorful stories about happenings on the lake.  The DVD would make an ideal companion piece to the Standard Edition Centennial Book costing $85.00.  The cost of the DVD is $20.00.  

To pique your interest in this amazing collection of memories and stories, click here  for a five minute preview. Enjoy!!!  

Purchasing the Books and the DVD

Along with getting a copy of the book and the DVD for yourself, remember your family, future family, and friends, who would love a special and unique keepsake of Georgia, Rabun County, Lakemont, and their special relationship with the Georgia Power Company.  It is an investment well worth making and it benefits the surrounding community.  100% of the net profits from this book and DVD go directly to the Lake Rabun Foundation.  Since 1987, the Foundation has contributed more than $1.3 million in college scholarships and support to over 50 Rabun County charitable organizations.  For the past several years, and going forward, the Foundation has funded and will continue to fund over $50,000 in scholarship assistance each year to Rabun County students. 

CREDIT CARD ORDERS CAN BE PLACED ON THIS WEBSITE for the Limited Edition books, Standard Edition books and the DVDs.  Shipping costs will be added at the end of your transaction.  Click here to place your order! 

CHECK AND CASH PURCHASES may be made at the following Rabun County and Lake Locations.

Business Locations where Standard Edition Books and DVDs may be purchased:

·       Lake Rabun Hotel,  Lake Rabun Road,  Lakemont, GA 

·       Crawford Art Gallery,  N Main St, Clayton, GA  

·       Keller Furniture Store, 73 E Savannah St, Clayton, GA

·       Timpson Creek Gallery,  Hwy 76 W,  Clayton, GA 

 

On the Lake:  Limited Edition books, Standard Edition Books and DVDs may be purchased from the following people:

·       Barbara Roper   335 Burns Lane  Lakemont  706-782-4682 or 404-312-2433

·       Anne Pledger  49 Pinto Lane  Lakemont  706-212-2833 or 706-982-9362

·       Mary Cobb Stone  84 Keystone Lane  Lakemont  706-782-5714 or 404-226-0942

 

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The Market at Lake Rabun June 17, 2017

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Lake Rabun Association, Inc. (LRA) is a nonprofit, social welfare organization dedicated to nurturing the beauty, serenity and quality of life on and around Lake Rabun.