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!