• Smith Mountain Lake Association Announces its Spring 2022 Membership Drive The Smith Mountain Lake Association announces its Spring 2022 membership drive with a goal to increase membership by 200 new individual or family members by the end of May. Funds raised through the membership drive will support SMLA’s mission to protect the water of Smith Mountain Lake and promote safe recreation. Specific initiatives supported by this membership drive include buying remote electronic sensors to monitor the water quality of the lake and funding of buffer landscape demonstration projects. In announcing the membership drive, Bill Butterfield, President of SMLA said “membership......

  • Chitwood Landscape Design has joined the Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) as a Gold business partner.  Bill Butterfield, President of SMLA, announced that Chitwood Landscape Design has joined SMLA as a Gold business partner. Acknowledging both the collaboration with Chitwood Landscape Design and the partnership that a Gold sponsor represents, Butterfield said “we are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has depended upon our member and business partner support to fund out initiatives over the past 50 years. Mr. Chitwood’s Gold sponsorship represents not only an opportunity to join hands in our endeavor with a dedicated business partner whose business contributes......

  • Smith Mountain Lake Association Receives Charitable Contribution in Memory of Larry Iceman The Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) has received a generous charitable contribution to honor the memory of longstanding SMLA leader Larry Iceman. This donation was presented to SMLA President John Rupnik by Mr. Iceman’s wife, Beatrice Iceman, on the two-year anniversary of his passing. Mr. Iceman was passionate about the responsibility all homeowners have to protect the water of Smith Mountain Lake. He believed that we should all be stewards of our lake and backed up his belief with tireless leadership in SMLA since retiring in 2004.  John......

  • Smith Mountain Lake Association Announces Awareness Initiative – Releases New Logo  Smith Mountain Lake Association (SMLA) has launched an awareness initiative to help area homeowners better understand the mission and accomplishments of their organization. Key branding elements released today are the new Mission Statement and Logo.  According to John Rupnik, President of SMLA, “we are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that has been doing extraordinary things for the past 50 years to keep our lake clean and safe; however, very few lakefront homeowners know what we do and why we need their support. Subsequently, we have launched this awareness campaign that......