MCBA Annual Award

The MCBA Award is an award that is intended to recognize members of our association that have contributed of themselves above and beyond the call of duty for our association. The following people have been recognized as being such dedicated members.

1996 – Denny Grinold

1997 – George Bolhouse – Spring

1997 – Ken Whitney – Fall

1998 – Jim Karr

1999 – Harold DeHart

2000 – Jerry Lawrence

2001 – Fritz Pinkerman

2002 – Frank English

2003 – Joe Wolff

2004 – Janice Deaton

2005 – Bud Raskey

2006 – Roger Belter

2007 – Willis Kerridge

2008 – Dick Stafford

2009 – Ron Dubsky

2010 – Emil Dean

2011 – Richard Haslett

2012 – Jim Fenner

2013 – Ken Deaton

2014 – Robert Guenthardt

2015 – Larry E. Lienczewski

2016 – Terry R. Walsh

2017 – Edward P. Retherford

2018 – Ron Beyer

Mailing Address: 9760 Judd Road Willis, MI 48191 1-800-622-2971

Due to an issue with AV equipment, the passenger vessel workshop will be held at Wayne County Community College - Downtown Campus. The address is listed below. All of the emails I received from RSVP have been notified. Please spread the word widely. We will have a member from CG Sector Detroit at the previous location for those that don't get the word, but don't want anyone to miss out on any of the info being passed. Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is hosting an Uninspected Passenger Vessel (UPV) Workshop at the Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus to provide information to charter vessel owners/operators. Attendees will become familiar with federal and state charter vessel regulations, federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements, what to expect when boarded by law enforcement on the water, U.S. Coast Guard merchant mariner credentialing processes, legal liability considerations when operating a vessel commercially, how to schedule a Coast Guard Auxiliary voluntary safety exam and how and who to report illegal charter vessel operations. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to network with federal and state maritime law enforcement, as well as other operators. Our hope is this workshop will reduce the number of illegal charter vessel operations, which place the public at risk, especially when these vessels are operated by untrained/inexperienced mariners or without proper safety equipment.

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Location: Wayne County Community College Downtown Campus, 801 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48226, Frank Hayden Community Room, Room 236
Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 2019 between 8 AM and 12:30 PM
Parking: Free in Lot #3