The 2016 ACBS Award for the highest percentage growth went to Smith Mountain Lake Chapter.
The ACBS Awards committee records the number of memberships per chapter each July 1st. This year Smith Mountain Lake came to the top with the largest percentage gained. Obviously, an effort had been made to share the benefits of Chapter membership with new people. This chapter deserves recognition for that.
George Curnow, Chapter President responded, “All chapters are faced with the challenge of maintaining/growing membership. Our primary strategy is to make strong efforts to welcome new people to try us out and then to encourage them to be actively involved. We benefit from being a good retirement location. We openly welcome couples and that broadens the interest in our chapter and our activities.
“On behalf of our membership, we thank ACBS for this recognition.”
Smith Mountain Lake Chapter just finished their annual boat show in September with a record 62 boats from nine different states at one of the best venues in the country, Mariners Landing at Smith Mountain Lake. This recognition from ACBS will be like the icing on the cake to celebrate at the Chapter’s October meeting.
Boat Show pictures courtesy of Nadine Breen Photography.