Article Posted: November 26, 2003

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Six local volunteer organizations and six boating
safety educators were recognized recently for their achievements in
promoting safety on the water, according to the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources (ODNR).
The Stark County Park District was recognized for Outstanding
Boating Program Achievement. Receiving awards for Prominent Achievement in
Boating Safety were the Cleveland-based Spirit of America, the Lake Erie
Council of the Girl Scouts of America, Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the
Great Outdoors, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 09-04 based in Lorain.
Individual awards for Outstanding Achievement in Boating Safety
Education went to Jack Justice of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
09-04 and to Spirit of America boating educators Fred and Patricia
Eichenlaub, Ted Quirke, George Christ and Scott Howie.
Twenty-five other individuals were recognized for their volunteer
service to the ODNR Division of Watercraft during 2003. Thomas Martin of
Springfield received a 1,250 Hour Award. Cecilia Duer of Mentor-on-the-Lake,
executive director of Spirit of America, was honored with a 500 Hour Award.
Lorene Palmer of Ironton received a 250 Hour Award.
Certificates of appreciation went to volunteers Gary Branstetter of
Kettering, Donald Bell of Lorain, Debra Carmack of Obetz, Philip Clem of
Lakeview, Cecilia Duer of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Willam Green of Springfield,
Thomas Hackworth of Blue Creek, Mary Hughes of Galena, Tammi Lanane of
Columbus, Thomas Martin, Barbara Maichle of Middletown, Kurt McClurg of
Maumee, James Michael of Elida, Lorene Palmer, Sara Rathburn-Yourkvitch of
Sandusky, Richard Remski of Dayton, Mike Samsel of Olmstead Township, Dona
St. Clair of Saleville, Alan Satterwhite of Columbus, Michael Schabeck of
Toledo, Gregg Shields of Columbus, Sherre Shields of Columbus, Warren Shupp
of Springfield, Esda Washington of Reynoldsburg and David Yourkvitch of
All awards were presented during a conference hosted by the ODNR
Division of Watercraft at Maumee Bay State Park on November 12-14.

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