Manatee Sail and Power Squadron

Manatee Sail & Power Squadron

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Manatee Sail & Power Squadron

Past Commanders

1997 – 1999      Robert Jorgensen, SN

1999 – 2000     Richard Harrison, JN

2000 – 2002    Robert Kreiling, AP

2002 – 2003     Ray Wik, AP

2003 – 2004    Charlie Brunner, SN

2004 – 2005    Adrian Caraceni, AP

2005 – 2006    John Warren, AP

2006 – 2007    Richy Evers, AP

2007 – 2008    Richard Calvin, AP

2008 – 2010     King Barnard, SN

2010 – 2011       Al Connizzo, S

2011 – 2012       Myles Gee, SN

2012 – 2013      Larry Beverage, SN

2013 – 2014      Gary Mink, P

2014 – 2015      Carl Nyman, JN

2015 – 2016      Tom Brown, P

2016 – 2017      Cliff Schmidt, JN

2017 – 2018      George Druist, SN

2018 – 2019      Matt Braatz, JN

2019 – 2020     Nadene Cornell, S

2020 – 2021     Anthony Romersa, P

Past Commanders – Other Squadrons

Braxton Ezell, SN          Anna Maria Island, FL

Ronald Carford, SN      Apollo Beach, FL

Ed Cornell, P                 Apollo Beach, FL

Bob Hintze, JN             Apollo Beach, FL

George Nartsissov, AP Northern Virginia

Roland Seidel, SN        Peekskill, NY

Don Cook, SN              Raritan Bay, NJ

Charles Feldschau, JN Rochester, NY

Nadene Cornell, S      Venice, FL

Jumpin Jack Flash Award Recipients

Our Jumpin Jack Flash Award started the first year our squadron was chartered.   It was created to recognize and honor the person or persons who represent the spirit of the squadron. The origins of the name seems to be shrouded in mystery.

The awardee(s), chosen by the commander, are members who throughout the watch year were welcoming and displayed enthusiasm and friendliness. Those who ’jumped in to get things done” and promoted these qualities in our squadron. Most particularly, those whom the commander felt best represented and helped with their vision and goals of the watch year. It is usually kept secret until the announcement, traditionally at the COW. 

1997   Shirley Ann Northrop

1998   Pauline Deunger

1999   Ray Wik

2000  P/Lt/C Bev Krebs, P

2001   Christy Harrison

2002  Carolyn Stewart, P

2003  Roberta Caraceni

2004  Denise Evers

2005  Barbara Calvin, S

2006  Ann Lee

2007  Herb Lundy

2008  P/R/C Myles Gee, SN & Lt Kathy Gee, S

2009  P/C Charlie Brunner, SN

2010   P/C Larry Beverage, SN

2011   Alice Brunner, P

2012   Lt Bill Spencer, SN & Lt Marty Spencer, P

2013   Judy Martorana

2014   Lt Chuck Whelan, SN & Juliette Whelan, S

2015   Lt Monique Gutierrez, S

2016   Lt Ed Van Stedum, P

2017   Lt Lynne Gieges, S

2018   Lt Carolyn Schmidt, S

2019   P/Lt/C Jim Agruso, P & Lt Susan Agruso, AP

2020  D/Lt Matt Braatz JN

Communications Accolades

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