Volunteer Awards

Recognizing our Volunteers

Community Boating is a special place in large part because of our volunteers, who dedicate their time to teach classes, fix boats, serve on committees, organize events, and participate in many other projects. Each year, the Board of Directors recognize outstanding volunteers for their contributions to furthering CBI’s mission of “Sailing for All” through two awards.

The Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognizes a volunteer who devoted a significant amount of time or skill to furthering CBI’s mission of sailing for all, above and beyond the efforts of other volunteers this year. The volunteer may have been instrumental in supporting a core program of CBI, implemented a novel or creative idea, or provided a necessary service for CBI.

Past recipients have included: David Castanon, Kathryn Commons, Peter Magaldi, Tony Ng, Deb Boudreau, Diane Brancazio, Dan Biles, Gary duMoulin, Adam Gorlovsky Schepp, John Bates, John Parks, David Walsh, Jonathan Hays, Jen Bodde, Marty Nakashian, Peter Gately, and Ed Long.

The Ed Long Outstanding Volunteer Award

In recognition, celebration and honor of Ed Long’s significant contributions to CBI, particularly in teaching, racing, and volunteerism, the Board of Directors established the Ed Long Outstanding Volunteer Award.

The recipient must have devoted time or skill to furthering CBI’s mission of “sailing for all” for at least 10 years, demonstrating a pattern of consistent and dedicated commitment to CBI. The volunteer may have been a consistent committee member, a reliable faculty member, or instrumental in supporting a program of CBI, or provided a necessary service for CBI.

Past recipients: John Bates, Fred Brustman, Adam Gorlovsky Schepp, Jay Kronfeld, and Ikay Iwobi

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR 2022

Do you know someone who has 1) gone above and beyond the efforts of other volunteers this year or 2) demonstrated consistent commitment to CBI over 10 years? Please nominate that person for the Volunteer of the Year Award or the Ed Long Outstanding Volunteer Award by sending a paragraph description of why this individual deserves special recognition to the Secretary by e-mail at [email protected] by September 14, 2022