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LMPS Remembers 2019
with Awards During a Holiday Celebration

Americas Boating Club Lake Murray once again gathered to celebrate the Holidays. The gathering was held at Yacht Cove, and 60 members enjoyed delicious carved roast beef, grilled marinated chicken, macaroni & cheese, green beans, various other sides, and dessert.

Our bartender Mark Burtis made sure no one went thirsty while everyone mingled and enjoyed holiday music before the business meeting began and the 2019 awards were presented.

The Commander’s Award, which is solely determined by the commander to recognize someone who has been an asset in making Lake Murray a better squadron was presented to P/C Charlie Bruce by P/C Fred Ruinen.

The squadron's most prestigious service award, the Golden Anchor Award, was then presented to P/C Tony Dodson. This award is presented annually to a squadron member "for distinguished and unselfish service to the squadron with outstanding leadership, vision and ability.”

Lake Murray’s infamous Bent Prop Award, presented annually to the member who inflicts in a most spectacular fashion the most damage to his or her vessel or the vessel and/or property of others, was presented to P/C Charlie Bruce who certainly was most deserving of this award with all of the boat challenges he had last year.

The Rusty Anchor Award, presented to a member that has an inadvertent entry in to the water, was presented to Lt/C Betsy Agar for her dip during the Thornwell Children’s Day.

Finally, the Spark Plug Award is given to a new member who started their squadron career with a real spark. P/C Fred Ruinen presented the award to Steve Crater (who was unable to attend) for all his contributions to the squadron with the septic tank and roof repair.

Congratulations (or condolences) to all of the recipients of these awards and we look forward to seeing who will be recognized for contributions this coming year. Click on the first thumbnail to open a few scenes from the party and photos of our award winners!

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Updated 09 September 2020
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