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Service Award

This award may be given to any person who has helped cruisers, particularly SSCAers, or who has made a significant contribution to the running of the organization. Members are encouraged to nominate possible recipients. This award is also given to retiring Board members who have served their full term.

Award Nomination Form

2018 Winners

Rick Peterson
, Believe

Rick has served with distinction on the Board of Directors for three years and is responsible for starting our photo contest which allows all of us to experience moments and places all around the world. Rick and his wife, Julie, have thousands of blue water miles to their credit, but still find time to volunteer in Rwanda providing surgical skills and counseling for months each year since 2015. 

Kathy Barth, Five & Dime

During Kathy’s three-year term on the Board, she served one year as vice president and this past year as president. Honoring Kathy with the Service Award does not speak strongly enough of her dedication to SSCA, her outstanding leadership and her caring, cheerful approach to moving the Association forward. As she and Curt continued to maintain their cruising lifestyle, Kathy was always available. Kathy’s style of management, her willingness to listen, and her ability to bring people together sets a high bar for future leaders of SSCA.

Bob Osborn, Pandora
George VanDrasek, Peace & Quiet

Bob and George approached the Board of Directors more than six years ago about starting the Essex Gam and took on the task themselves. They developed the gam into an excellent program that members look forward to each year. Bob and George are passing the torch as coordinators but SSCA is grateful for their contributions and initiative. 

Keith Davies and Nicki Dunbar, Sionna

When Keith and Nicki took over as coordinators of the Penobscot Bay Gam they elevated the event by creating a partnership with the Maine Sail Power & Steam Museum where the event is now held each year with a potluck and keynote speaker. Keith and Nicki recently evaluated their life goals and are moving in another direction so they have stepped down as coordinators but SSCA is appreciative of their years of service to this gam.

Greg and Mary Jerrell, Remedy

Greg and Mary had been attendees at the Annapolis Gam for several years before taking on the daunting task of coordinating the gam late in the planning process this year. They agreed to the role and quickly stepped into action leading the planning committee on a search for an alternate venue when the first location fell through. Greg and Mary kept the committee focused with their effective leadership style and produced a successful gam along with their team despite the location and timeline challenges.

Beth VandeGeijn, Wayward Wind 

Beth served as a volunteer at the Annapolis Gam for many years but stepped up to the plate as volunteer coordinator this year. Not only did she coordinate the volunteers but she served as an integral member of the planning committee by acting as logistics liaison with the Maryland Yacht Club since she conveniently lives in the area. 

Steve Rosenthal

Steve has served as our treasurer for the entire three years of his term. He has significantly increased our sponsor contributions and your benefits using his sales talents. Though he and his wife, Ruth, have swallowed the hook in Massachusetts, their years of cruising experience and their contributions to SSCA speak volumes. 

Past Recipients of the Service Award

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