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Our Awards

Our members make significant contributions to the squadron and the boating community, educate our squadron and the public, and demonstrate outstanding boating skills. Our squadron makes awards annually to recognize these members. 

Commander's Award ("The Gold Brick")

Originally presented by R/C Eugene Neal, JN in 1970 and awarded each year by the outgoing Commander to a member who made special contributions during the year. See Commander's Award Recipients....

Challenger Memorial Award

 

This award originated in 1986 by P/C Ross H. Francis, JN and presented to the Squadron Member attaining the highest standing in Cooperative Charting for the year. See Challenger Memorial Award Recipients...

Royster H. (Jack) Johnson Memorial Award

The Royster H. (Jack) Johnson Memorial Award was originated in 1989 by P/C Ross H. Francis, JN in memory of Royster H. (Jack) Johnson, Jr., AP, and is awarded annually to the outstanding member of the Squadron Educational Department. See Johnson Memorial Award Recipients...

Lake Wylie Predicted Log Award

The Lake Wylie Predicted Log Award was originated in 1991 in memory of P/C Walter N. Hipp, Jr., N -- Commander 1987-88. It is presented annually to the Squadron member completing a predetermined course on Lake Wylie with the lowest margin of error. See Predicted Log Award Recipients....

Top Gun Award

The Top Gun Award was originated in 2008 by P/C Paul A. Standridge, AP. It is presented annually to the squadron Vessel Examiner completing the highest number of Vessel Safety Checks. See Top Gun Award Recipients...

Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was originated in 1992 by P/C Claud E. Hefner, JN. It honors members who have earned a minimum of twenty-five (25) merit marks. A merit mark is the USPS-wide recognition for the contributions made to USPS. Of all the awards conveyed by the organization, the merit mark is the most prestigious.  See Hall of Fame Members here ...

Special Recognition

Publishing 10 issues of our newsletter Side Lights takes a lot of dedication. But doing it for over 17 years? See a special award given in 2024 here..

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