2016 PEYC Annual Awards
The Herb Young Memorial Award
Herb Young was a longtime PEYC member who passed away in the mid 1990’s. Herb contributed a great deal to the Club and was well know for always helping out his fellow boaters. The Herb Young Memorial Award was initiated in1995 and is awarded annually to a Club member who provides valued assistance to the Club and fellow boaters, contributes to the PEYC boating community and is considered the "most valuable Club member". The recipient must be a non-Executive, Club member.
This year, a number of nominees were received. Commodore Rob was pleased to announce that the recipients of the Herb Young Award for 2016 are Trudy and Gerd Burgel. The Burgel’s were nominated by several fellow Club members. Gerd is very knowledgeable about boating matters having been boating for most of his life. Both Trudy and Gerd are always available to provide assistance to their fellow boaters and for sharing their vast knowledge and experiences......if you don’t know how to do something, Gerd usually does, and he always knows the easiest way to get it done. And thank you to Trudy for watching out for all of us!
Honourable mention this year go to other nominees Rob and Colleen Cawdeary and Murray Esbaugh. Although Murray is not a Club member and is therefore not eligible for the Herb Young Award, he is always available to assist with his fellow boaters which is greatly appreciated by all.
The Commodore’s Award is awarded annually by the Commodore to the person(s) serving on the PEYC Executive in recognition of their outstanding and dedicated service on the Club Executive.
Commodore Rob presented the 2016 Commodore's Award to Betsy Palko . Rob thanked Betsy for her many years of service to the Club as Treasurer and her assistance with timing during lift in / lift out. Betsy has been a valuable Executive member who has always kept the Club on the "straight and narrow" with respect to Club finances. Thank you Betsy!!
Past Award Recipients