Lunker Catfish Winners
What a great turnout for the 24 hour Lunker Catfish tournament. Special thanks to the lake staff for their hard work in putting this event together. Thank you to all 54 participants who entered the tournament.
Congratulations to the May 22 – 23 winners of the Lunker Catfish Tournament. Daniel Edwards won 1st place, with 36.8 lbs., Carl Wright won 2nd place with 35.2 lbs. and CJ Wright won 3rd place with 34.1 lbs. Daniel Edwards also won the Largest Catfish Tournament with a 11.4 lb. catfish.
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The largest catfish caught wins a 16 qt Colman cooler. You must be a member and register your catch with the ranger, and fish must be legal size and alive.
May Creel Catch
Catfish 264, Trout 6, Crappie 19, Bass 44, Bluegill 29, Carp 5 Total 367
15% Off – Select Trout Tackle
Stop in and check out the new merchandise that has arrived in the lake store. Also the lake store sells live bait, worms and other fishing bait as well as a great selection of tackle and fishing poles. Support your SBEA lake store by shopping for all your fishing needs. We also sell tickets and other merchandise at the lake store.
Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Lake & Store are both closed on Monday & Tuesday year round except for some holidays.
Overnight camping starts May 28
Lake Hours are open Fri. 7:00 a.m. until Sun. 10.00 p.m.
Fire pits are available during camping season May 28 – September 6.
SBEA has fire pits available for rent in the lake store as well as firewood. You cannot set up a fire pit unless approved and okayed by the rangers. Cost per day will be $20.00 deposit, $5.00 rental with your own firewood or free rental if you purchase firewood from SBEA. Please check in with the lake store for a list of fire pit rules and application to sign. Absolutely no fire pits will be accepted on the docks or picnic areas at any time.
We are open. Come on in and see us anytime during our open hours. We love to have visitors. Days may change based on sales., check website for current hours.
Main Store Open Monday—Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
IPB3 Store: Open Thursday & Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Strut Store: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
KK Store: Open Tues. & Thurs. 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Credit Union Store: Open Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
CMF Store: Open Mon. & Wed., 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lake Store: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake Hours: Wed.- Sun. 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Lake and lake store are closed Monday’s & Tuesday’s.
Returning Back to Work
With Spirit’s new payroll system, if you are returning back to work, you must sign back up to be an SBEA member again. This will not automatically happen. Stop into one of our open stores, or call Missy at 316-522-2996 and we will be glad to help you out.
Getting Laid Off?
A SBEA member who has been laid off work may continue their SBEA membership for 4 years following their layoff. You will not be allowed to do payroll deductions, but you’ll have all other benefits of membership including the recreational use of the lake. The cost for the membership is $182.00 a year and can be paid at the SBEA Administrative Office at 4226 S. Gold. Questions, please call Missy at 522-2996.
SBEA provides a listing of merchants willing to provide discounts as a service to our members.
Members, please call SBEA at 526-2111 for the code on the following 3 perks which can be used anywhere in the US.
Perk Program- more than 300,000 products from more than 50,000 leading merchants
Tickets at Work – cost-free benefit which provides you access to thousands of exclusive travel and entertainment discounts
Trip Beat – up to 40% savings at more than 2,400 resort condo properties in 90 countries starting at only $399. per week.
We have 100’s of discounts to local retailers.
Please visit https://beatoday.com/merchant-discounts/ to see local merchants willing to provide wonderful discounts as a service to our members.
$1.00 per person/per 30 minutes. .50¢ per person for the next 1/2 hour.
12’ to 14’ fishing boats available for rent.
$2.00 per person/per hour.
We recognize the value of our existing customers and we want to reward you for your continuous business. Each time you spend $10.00 or more a trip on clothing, tackle, merchandise or candy the clerk will take the customer loyalty card and date and initial 1 spot. After 5 separate visits where the member spends more than $10.00 in any SBEA store the clerk will sign and date the members SBEA Loyalty Card and have the members sign and add their BMIS number on the back of the card.
Once the Loyalty Card is full, the member will receive 20% off one (1) item of merchandise, clothing or tackle only, no other departments (one item only not the entire purchase).
20% off offer does not apply to tickets, candy, flowers, gift cards, tools, dues or bait.
Save 10% on your 2021 hunting, fishing or combo license. You can purchase them at the main store or lake store. Prices are: hunting license $24.75 (reg. $27.50), fishing license $24.75 (reg. $27.50) and a combo license $42.75 (reg. 47.50).
Going to retire or have already retired, have we got something for you! Did you know you can remain a SBEA member after retirement from Boeing or Spirit for just $40.00 a year? With the retiree membership you can enjoy all the activities throughout the year; fish at the lake, shop in the lake store and at the SBEA store in the Meritrust Credit Union on S. Oliver and enjoy all of the same great discounts you had during your active years. When you retire from Boeing or Spirit, and do not go to work for the other company, you are eligible to keep your membership current. Bring something to show your retirement status down to the SBEA Administration Office at 4226 S. Gold. to join. For more information, please contact Susan at 522-2996 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBEA Payroll Deductions
Payroll Deductions are back!!!!!
We hear you and are pleased to say we have brought back payroll deductions. This will be on a trial basis and see how things work out. Members will be allowed to do 2 payroll deductions a month for a total of $200.00. $100.00 will be deducted out of the 1st check and remaining balance from the 2nd check. If everything goes well, we will re-evaluate it again around July and go from there.
Just a friendly reminder to our members on our payroll policy
- Members can only do 2 payroll deductions per month.
- Each payroll deduction is limited to $200.00.
- Member must spend $25.00 to be able to do a payroll deduction. Any deduction from $25.00 – $100.00 will come out in 1 paycheck.
- Any amount over $100.00 you may divide into 2 pay checks.
- If your account balance goes over $600.00 for any reason your account will be frozen until you have it paid down to $200.00.
- If for any reason your account is not paid off in 60 days you will not be allowed to do any more payroll deductions until the full amount is paid in full.
- We will ask for email addresses so we may contact the member should we need to notify them of any payroll issues.
- If a member does 2 payroll deductions in one week the deductions will be added together and processed as 1 deduction.
- If for any reason we cannot collect what is owed to SBEA when a payroll deduction is submitted you will be suspended from doing further payroll deductions until debt is paid in full. If this problem continues your privileges will be reviewed for suspension or payroll deduction privileges will be revoked.
- If your payroll deduction is sent to collections you will lose the privilege of doing payroll deductions permanently and your membership is suspended until the debt is paid.
- Violations of this policy could cause a member to be suspended from doing payroll deductions or lose the ability to do payroll deductions at all.
SBEA Return Check Policy
Due to the amount of returned checks we have received recently, we thought we would give a little reminder of our check policy.
All returned checks will be charged a $35.00 service fee. (Subject to change)
Stopped payments are the same as any returned check, with a $35.00 service charge.
2 returned checks will result in a 1 year suspension of your check-writing privileges.
After the 4th returned check you will be placed on a no more ever list and will not be allowed to write any more checks to SBEA.
Upon appeal, check-writing privileges may be restored at the discretion of the Board.
If you do not pick up your returned check within 15 days your check writing privileges will be suspended for 6 months.
If returned checks are not picked up within 60 days they will be sent to collections.
If a check is sent to collections you will loose all check privileges forever.
If you have an unpaid returned check you will not be allowed to do a payroll deduction. (Unless you want to pick up the returned check on a payroll deduction.)
SBEA will not take any check that does not have your name and address printed on it or any check that does not have a printed number on it higher than 300.
Members may only write one check a day for cash not to exceed $20.00.
If your checks were lost/stolen, or returned in error, check with manager for details.
Did you lose something the last time you visited SBEA? This past year SBEA has acquired quit a bit of lost items and would love to be able to return them to their rightful owners. We just need for the right owner to come in, describe what the item is that is missing. Please see Pat or Jeff and they will be glad to see if the lost items are yours. https://beatoday.com/sbea-lost-found-policy/
White Perch Alert
Looking for Donations
To help maintain or repair the fishing docks, we are always in need of lumber to help with the upkeep of the lake. So if anyone has any lumber lying around or has finished a job and wants to get rid of scraps (3 ft or longer) please let Trish or Eric Chytka know. SBEA would be grateful for whatever you would like to donate. 316-522-2996.