A head and shoulders group photograph of 3 men and 3 women from America's Boating Club Atlanta. One is the past commander, and the rest are the new officers for 2024. Their names are in the story.In seafarer’s terms, the swearing in of new leadership is called the Change of Watch. It’s an annual tradition for boating organizations around the world.

In early February, America’s Boating Club Atlanta held its Change of Watch for 2024 at a luncheon meeting.

District 17 Past Commander Hector Colon, left, conducted the ceremony. The new officers are, from left, Meredith Randall, Administrative Officer; Barak Zukerman, Commander; John Reichmann, Treasurer; Donna Odum, Secretary; and Margaret Sherrod, Education Officer. Executive Officer Cindy Ringwall is not pictured.

Awards for 2023 were also given out: Cindy Ringwall received the Nelle Moon Award; Eric Ringwall received the Troncalli Award; and Barak Zukerman received the Commander’s 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.

Membership is open to the public. For info about registering for classes or joining, visit www.americasboatingclubatlanta.org.

Photo: courtesy ABCA