Join Us

For more information about the SML Democrats club activities and committees, visit the main Members page. We are looking for members who wish to become officers for the club; elections are in May.

Become a member today!

Submit your registration with the form below. After you submit the form, you will be directed to our Support & Payments page to pay/renew your dues ($20 per person annually).

SML Democrats is open to all people of voting age at the lake in Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties. We hold monthly meetings for members at our office in Halesford Center. Since many of our members are retired, most meetings are held during the day, but we also have several regular meetings in the evening throughout the year.

You can be as involved as you want with SML Democrats. There are opportunities to participate in a variety of committees, and we have election activities every year.

In addition to regular meetings, we organize social and educational events for our members, such as the Annual Picnic, monthly Pints & Politics, and Book Club. We also invite Democratic candidates to introduce themselves at various events.

Covid-19 has interrupted our in-person meetings at times but we get together by Zoom or in person with masks, depending on the numbers of attendees and the presence of disease variants in the community. We hope to get back to “normal” eventually, but it hasn’t stopped us from working hard to paint Virginia blue.


If you’re already a member and want to pay your dues, you may do so online using the link on the Support & Payments page. You can also mail a check to the office (P.O. Box 897, Hardy, VA 24101) or stop by the office during open hours (Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm). Please note that the office will be closed the week of November 21.

You can also pay for events throughout the year online using the PayPal function on the Support & Payments page of the website. Please be sure to check the box indicating your reason for payment.

Please consider selecting the box to pay the service fee on the PayPal page. When you use the link below and enter your dollar amount to pay, it will automatically calculate the total that PayPal charges us to use the electronic service, and this amount will appear next to the service fee box.

PayPal charges us a transaction fee of $.50 as well as a service fee of 3% of the total you are paying. For example, your membership fee of $20 costs us $1.10; that’s $.50 for the set transaction fee and an additional $.60 for the 3% service fee of your total ($20). So, if you help us pay the service fee of $1.10, it means we get the full amount you intended to pay ($20).


Use this link if you prefer to download and print an application form. If you do not have a printer but prefer to apply using a hard copy, you may do so in the office during regular office hours. See the contact box at the bottom of the page for office hours.

You may use the form below to submit your form online. After you submit the form, you will be directed to a page to pay your dues online.

Let’s Go Blue Together

Office at Halesford Center
16483 Moneta Road, Suite J
Moneta, VA 24121

Open 11 am – 3 pm

Contact Us

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 897
Hardy, VA 24101

SML Democrats includes members from communities around Smith Mountain Lake: Bedford, Glade Hill, Goodview, Hardy, Huddleston, Moneta, Penhook, Redwood, Union Hall, Westlake and Wirtz.

SML Democrats
Embracing Democracy with Open Minds & Open Hearts