Donna Mason on Tuesday October 12, 2021 04:16PM

Do you know a member who has consistently contributed over many years of membership to the success of FBYC and the sport of sailing? A member who actively works to set the strategy and direction for the club and is always there to help fellow sailors. A member who has been instrumental in helping FBYC become the club it is today. If so, consider nominating them for Life Member.

The purpose of awarding Life Member status is to recognize a member whose contributions are distinguished by their depth, breadth, superior quality and lasting impact. It needs to be stated, this is a “you know it when you see it” intangible. The compelling rationale for the nomination should be self-evident.

Many of our Club members are noteworthy in their participation, volunteer service, likeability, and the Club thrives because of them. From time to time, however, one member stands out from the rest of us as a uniquely significant member. We feel compelled to recognize his or her contributions with an act of gratitude by awarding that person Life Member status.

Any Club member may nominate another member for Life Member status. If you wish to nominate someone for Life Membership status, prepare a description that helps to illustrate “What is the overwhelmingly compelling reason to nominate this Club member for the honor of Life Member status”. Things you may wish to consider include are:

  • History of significant contributions to the Club (such as, fund raising, community service, national sailing organization roles, continuous service, etc.)
  • Leadership that produced new programs & services or
    took existing programs & services to a new level
  • Significant contributions to the sport of sailing beyond FBYC
  • Actions that result in greater recognition of FBYC

Please submit your nominations before November 1 to Geoff Cahill at

Fishing Bay Yacht Club
Office Mail: Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 2711 Buford Road #309, Bon Air, 23235,
Clubhouse Address: 1525 Fishing Bay Road, Deltaville, VA 23043 (no mail delivery)

Phone Numbers: Club House 804-776-9636

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