Group photo of officers of the America's Boating Club Atlanta

Left to right: Incoming Commander Ken Odum, District 17 Past Commander Hector Colon, Education Officer Margaret Sherrod, outgoing Commander Judy Marcopulos, Executive Officer Barak Zuckerman, Secretary Donna Odum, Treasurer John Reichmann.

As is custom, American’s Boating Club Atlanta installed officers for the 2023 boating season in the middle of February. Additionally, the club used the occasion to present awards for volunteer service.

More than 40 members and guests attended the luncheon that also provided a year in review for the 150-member organization that serves both Lake Lanier and Allatoona Lake, as well as North Georgia and Atlanta.

The club is returning to in-person classes and events, including on-the-water activities. Its $25 boating education classes begin in March and offer a safety course for all levels of boaters.

The following members received awards: Eric Ringwall, Commander’s Award; Ken Odum, Troncalli Education Award, Ken Odum; and Pamela Keene, Nell Moon Award.

America’s Boating Club Atlanta is a social and educational organization that offers opportunities for boaters to share time on the water and with events on shore. Its mission includes promoting boating education and safety on the water. It is a unit of America’s Boating Club/The U.S. Sail and Power Squadron.

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Photo: courtesy ABC Atlanta