Nominations for Life Member Status

Joe Roos on Tuesday November 3, 2015 11:14PM

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. Any Club member may nominate another member for Life Member status.

The following is an initial filter for identifying possible candidates:

>75 years of age

>20 years as a Club member

>3 major leadership roles

A 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

Ultimately you have to grapple with “What is the overwhelmingly compelling reason to nominate this Club member for the honor of Life Member status?” 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.

Submit nominations before NOVEMBER 12 to Meg Rock, Executive Secretary, ( )

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