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Competition for Boater Education Class

March 6th, 2013 Posted by Water Safety 0 comments on “Competition for Boater Education Class”

One of our more creative readers suggested we create a little friendly competition regarding the Boater Education Class. Here’s what we will do:  the first group of 10 adults that completes a NASBLA certified Boater Education Class since June 2012 or forward and submits the individual names of their group members along with a copy of their certificates will be recognized in an upcoming Lake Lanier Association newsletter and will also receive a prize package from the LLA. The groups can be broadly defined — homeowners in a neighborhood or cove, slip owners at a particular marina dock, sailing club, fishing club, bridge club, tennis team, employees of a local business, etc. Send your group details and the certificates to

Safe Boating Incentive Program

March 6th, 2013 Posted by Water Safety 0 comments on “Safe Boating Incentive Program”

You may have already seen the press release regarding the Corps of Engineers offering discount passes for the day-use parks for persons that complete a certified Boater Education Class. The Corps would like to expand that program to allow vendors around the lake to offer incentives for completion of a certified class. Lakeside on Lanier newspaper will highlight businesses and their discount programs in an article in the May issue of the newspaper. Businesses who will be participating should contact Tim Rainey by March 31, 2013, at 770-945-9531.

If you are a local business, please consider participating. If you are not a business, but are a boater on Lake Lanier, please consider getting your certification so that you can enjoy some of the discounts!

Boater Safety Legislation and Discounts

February 23rd, 2013 Posted by Water Safety 0 comments on “Boater Safety Legislation and Discounts”

Senate Bill 136 regarding boater safety was introduced this week during the legislative session. The below document gives more details about the specifics the bill includes:

Senate Bill 136 Boater Safety_DNR Talking Points

Also related to boater safety, Allatoona Lake and Lake Sidney Lanier boaters are invited to take part in a pilot program to encourage boater safety and education.

Through the new program, recreational boaters earning a certificate from an authorized Safe Boating Class will be rewarded with a complimentary annual day-use pass valid for one full year.

Boating safety certificates earned within the past year can be presented to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Project Offices at Allatoona or Lanier along with a valid photo ID to claim their annual day-use pass
If you have successfully completed at boater safety education course, be sure to talk to your insurance company and see if you are eligible for a discount for completing the course. Many insurance companies recognize any certified National Association of State Boating Laws Administrators (NASBLA) course as eligible for discounts.

2011 Annual Membership Meeting

April 14th, 2011 Posted by Annual Meeting 0 comments on “2011 Annual Membership Meeting”

The annual meeting is slated for Thursday, May 19. This year, the LLA is offering, at no charge, three concurrent one-hour educational workshops for our members. The workshops include landscaping with native plants for lake-front properties with master gardener Pam Keene, Lake Lanier fishing techniques with professional fishing guide Ken Studivant, and boating safety with U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Education office Mike Atkinson.

The workshop sessions will begin at 5:00PM. The annual meeting will begin at 6:00PM. The meeting will be held at the Conference Center of the Forsyth campus of Lanier Technical College, 7745 Majors Road, Cumming. It is open to members and non-members. Appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.

Thursday, May 19th at 6:00PM at the Lanier Tech Conference Center. The address for the conference center is 7745 Majors Road, Cumming, GA  30041.

Directions going North:
• 400 North
• Take Exit 13, Route 141
• Right onto Route 141
• Right onto Ronald Reagan Boulevard
• Entrance to Forsyth Conference Center is before intersection of Majors Road on the right

Directions going South:
• 400 Sorth
• Take Exit 13, Route 141
• Left onto Route 141
• Right onto Ronald Reagan Boulevard
• Entrance to Forsyth Conference Center is before intersection of Majors Road on the right
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