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The Executive leadership from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021:

Joan Marzi Joan Marzi will be completing her 8th year as an SHBC member. Joan was instrumental in setting up & providing "Dress Rehearsals" for our Guest Speakers for our 2020 ZOOM Club meetings, which she also hosted. She was previously the Club's Commodore for two terms and Club Secretary, (Scribe) Joan initiated the Halloween Costume Party Contest to coincide with the Club's annual Chili Cook-off. She also was a big help with our various parties' food set up and assisted in the party decorations process. Joan will be finishing out her 3rd year as Club Treasurer.
Ron Carew

RON CAREW, in 1986 moved to Florida for his work opportunity. He earned a BS in Marketing and an MBA. Currently his hobbies are golfing, bike riding, boating, and walking. Like all boaters, Ron has many stories. He has had Bayliners for water-sking, Center Console fishing boats and now has a 24 ft. Pontoon boat that seats 10.

Ron's military experience included spending 14 years in the Army National Guard and two years Army active duty, with one of those years overseas in Vietnam with an Artillery Unit.

Last year Ron went on a Mission Trip to Alaska, vacationed in Saint Maarten, Snowmobiled in Maine, went skiing at Keystone, CO, went Golfing in Phoenix, AZ and enjoyed driving an ATV in Moab and Sedona, visited National Parks Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, and went snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas off the Florida Keys.

Ron will be asissted by John Viverito and Ron Poirson.

Current Chair(s)

Facebook Manager: Paula Taylor
Co-Race Chair & SH Christmas/Holiday Parade Float Organizer:Mark Kanuk and Marion Ruuge-Aronson
Guest Speaker Recruiter & Head Party Decorator: Ellen Henderson
SH Christmas/Holiday Parade Float Provider: Cam Carlin
Cruising Chair: Brian Garry
Party Hosts: TBD
Club Photographers & Videographers: Linda Brandt, Dick Greenhalgh & Ellen Henderson
Funerals at Sea Organizer: Dick Greenhalgh, Reverand Poole

Linda Brandt LINDA BRANDT is a retired accountant. She worked 18 years in her field at various firms during her husband’s 30-year career in the US Army. She served 10 years in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary as Finance Officer for Flotilla 74 in Brandon, FL as well the Finance Officer for Division 7 overseeing five additional flotillas. She also completed the necessary steps to become Boat Crew Qualified and joined many patrols in the Tampa Bay area.

When she first joined the Safety Harbor Boat Club, she began crewing on S/V Incentive, a 1983 27’ Watkins sloop owned by the late Dale E Cuddeback. After crewing and racing with Dale for over two years, she acquired the boat in 2019 and renamed it the S/V Green Eyed Lady during a proper ceremony to appease the wind Gods.

Linda will be watched by all of us, but nobody is really worried…

Linda Maksel LINDA MAKSEL was born in New York. In 1992 she moved to Florida because her husband's parents were living here and their health was failing. Linda got her Bachelor's Degree from Middlesex College in New Jersey. Before retiring, she raised her family of two kids and later worked at Pet Mart Supermarket as a Manager.

While growing up, Linda's grandparents lived on the water and had a boat. She also bought a little boat for her sister and herself. It was fun. Linda spent a lot of time there and loved the water. She also did a lot of fishing and crabbing. Their house was on Jamaica Bay at the tail end of the Rockaways on a small island called Meadowmere Park.

Linda attended our Club's recent Annual Change of Watch Party and was introduced to the Safety Harbor Boat Club by Marion Ruuge-Aronson, our prior SHBC Scribe.

Linda will be asisted by Marion Ruuge-Aronson.

Web Developer
Mike "Mikey" Hembrey

MIKEY HEMBREY was appointed to the Unofficial and non-Executive position of Club Webmaster, mostly because he could spell HTML correctly. Mikey was once a Web and Systems Administrator for a blind/low vision products company,and a Dot Com web programmer before that, but is now retired and passed his (Ham) Amateur Extra Class License exam January 2016. He also served a term as Commodore, and asks "Why can't I make Commodore decisions now?"

Mikey is also the monthly Sentinel Newsletter Editor, with Ellen Henderson as the Field Reporter.

(Position Open)

Linda Brandt, (yes, the one listed above) unfortunately for us, has retired from this volunteer position. Her work was outstanding and will be sorely missed.

If you know how to push the button on a camera, we can use your help.