Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Congratulations to The Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park for being voted the best "Club or Civic Organization" of 2014 in the lake area by readers of the popular Laker Magazine.  Click here to see the entire Best of the Lake awards.

 
 
 
Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park is a group of people from the area who have an interest in promoting, protecting, and preserving the Park. They work closely with the park personnel to provide additional services, programs, and support for park activities and needs.  The members meet on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 in the Discovery Center.  We are a non-profit charitable organization with 501c(3) status.  All membership dues and contributions are fully tax deductible.
 
 
Since the establishment of the Friends 62,414 volunteer hours have been donated.  During the year 2013 the total number of volunteer hours donated by the Friends organization was 2,732.  In addition to the hours of work, the Friends contribute cash contributions, public relations, and program assistance such as the Winter Lecture Series and Music in the Park Program.  The Friends of Smith Mountain Lake State Park represent a significant resource to the Park and the community. 
 
More information about our ongoing programs can be viewed on the "About Us" link of this site.  In addition, here are some of the "Goals and Objectives" we are currently pursuing.
 

    Friends Officers and Directors 2014

 
Officers
 
Dave Gearhart - President
 Gene Chianelli - Vice President
 Dot Tipton - Secretary
Patti Gerhart - Treasurer
 
Directors
 
Jeanne Fischer
Bernie Tipton
Anne Marie Smith
 
 
seated: Gene Chianelli - Vice President
standing:  Dave Gearhart - President, Dot Tipton - Secretary,
Bernie Tipton - Director, Anne Marie Smith - Director,
 Patti Gerhart - Treasurer
not pictured:  Jeanne Fischer - Director
 
 
 
 
 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Next Friends’ Meeting - April 21, 2014 - 9:30 am

April 6, 2014 - 3:00 pm - Birding Down Under:  Australia

April 19, 2014 - Easter Event 10:30 am - noon

April 25, 2014 - Business Expo at Downtown Moneta 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

May 3, 2014 - Clean up the Lake 10:00 am

May 19, 2014 - Annual meeting - picnic at 5 or 5:30 pm - nominations will be announced

 

Check "Upcoming Events" link at left for scheduled Park programs