The Mission of SMLBA
The Smith Mountain Lake Boating Association has taken the initiative to create this organization, assemble essential rudimentary information and present it in a format to benefit Smith Mountain Lake boaters. Our objectives are to increase awareness, to encourage boating safety, to examine issues, facilitate the exchange of information, to promote our interests and to assist and support our members.
This organization exists solely to benefit our members and the boating community. The SMLBA is a nonprofit organization that is run by volunteers. United we can accumulate the best ideas and the best information to provide the best solution to solve problems and situations. The greatest value in accumulating this knowledge and information is that it can be used to inform and educate everyone.
To this, we have donated over $600,000 over the past 16 years. Most has gone to the Marine Fire and Rescue Department. This has helped our lake community by lowering insurance rates and improving response time.
Next, Funds to the Sail and Power Squadron who give boating safety classes required to operate water craft and Youth safety classes to make our children safer around the water.
The discount gas program is provided by a select group of marinas who have chosen to participate to help support recreational boating on Smith Mountain Lake. The discount program is available to all members in good standing.
The program will run from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. The basic discount is 7 cents per gallon of gas off the pump price of gas purchased. To secure the discount, affix your SMLBA sticker to the windshield or side of the boat so it is visible to the marina employee during fueling. The sticker must be displayed on the boat and you must present your membership card to receive the discount.
BOATING SUPPLY PURCHASES
There is also a 7% discount on boating purchases made from the marina store on purchases of $50 or more. Present the membership discount card at the time of purchase.
Get membership in Boat U. S. for $15 use SMLBA code GA84676B when contacting them:
www.boatus.com or 1-800-395-2628
We are looking for fun people who love boating and Smith Mountain Lake!
If you are interested in giving time to the SMLBA come to our?Thursday night meetings. We meet at the Epworth United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at the corner of Hwy 122 and Merriman Way Rd., every second Thursday of each month. We are growing and need the support of our members.
Any and all talents are appreciated!