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Harry and Melinda Schell Volunteer of the Year Award

Formerly the "Member of the Year Award"

The Board may from time to time at its sole discretion acknowledge individual members whose contributions to the SSCA, to our traditions, and to the commitment of leaving a Clean Wake deserve particular recognition.

Award Nomination Form

2018 Winners

Harry and Melinda Schell, Sea Schell

Volunteer extraordinaires and some of SSCA‘s most loyal and dedicated supporters, the Schells cruised and lived aboard Sea Schell for many, many years exemplifying SSCA’s beliefs. Melinda served on the board of SSCA from 2011-2013 and has served as volunteer coordinator for the Melbourne Gam and gam coordinator for the St. Pete Gam. Harry’s booming infectious laughter kept all smiling and his contributions with technical and destination presentations are legendary. Sadly, we lost Harry this year very unexpectedly.

In recognition of their varied, long-time SSCA contributions, the Board voted unanimously to honor them by re-naming this award after them. They are among the first of the award recipients for this year. 


Thom Unger, Baggywrinkle

With Melinda’s endorsement, this year’s co-recipient is Thom Unger, SSCA Corresponding Secretary. Thom voluntarily took on the monumental task of first acquiring, then evaluating, then reformatting the entire membership database so that it could be uploaded to the new website. This took months of work while interfacing with developers of the old site in the UK, all on his own time. The success of our new website is in no small part due to his efforts.

Past Recipients of the Member of the Year Award

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