Nominate a SpinSheet Volunteer of the Year 2019

Nominate a Volunteer

Do you know someone along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries who takes their volunteer work very seriously? You know the type—they give their talents and countless hours of their time to an organization they love and never ask for anything in return. In an effort to celebrate sailors who give back to the community, we created the SpinSheet Volunteer of the Year Award given to exceptional volunteers annually.

2016 Volunteer of the Year Captain Aram Nersesian (right)

In the past, we’ve recognized a stellar race committee member, a schooner sailor who donates his time and boat to take young cancer patients and their families out sailing, and a community sailing volunteer extraordinaire. The “service” we will consider for this award can take the form of organizing charity regattas, planting trees along the waterfront, working with your local riverkeeper, teaching kids boat building at a local maritime museum, serving on yacht club committees, or the like—as long as it takes place on or near water and is unpaid, we will consider it as volunteer service.

2017 Volunteer of the Year Keith Jacobs of EYC's RC

Readers may nominate one person each by January 15. A selection committee will make the final decision and celebrate the winner in the pages of SpinSheet. Email [email protected] to place your nomination. All you need to do is tell us what this person has done for the community in 2019 and why he or she deserves special recognition.

Here's a link to a story about the 2018 winner.

Want to do some more volunteer work in 2020? 
Here are some opportunities to check out: