The ROVER AWARD is  given by the Antique & Classic Boat Society in recognition of the implementation of a cruise, encouraging the use of antique and classic boats for the enjoyment of  society’s members.

The 2015 Rover Award was presented to two ACBS members of the Sunnyland Chapter for their annual planning and conducting the infamous St. Johns River Cruises; southbound on the St. Johns River in Florida prior to the annual Tavares Boat Show on Lake Dora, and then northbound following the annual Sunnyland show.  Having completed 29 years for this event, these two Florida natives continue to plan and conduct the 140 mile cruises on the St. Johns River.  Awards are presented at the ACBS Annual Meeting’s Awards Banquet.

Awards are presented at the ACBS Annual Meeting’s Awards Banquet.

Nominations are now welcome for the 2016 Rover Award.

  • The nomination should be made by a member of the chapter and supported by the Chapter’s Officers and/or Board of Directors.  Supporting documentation, such as publications, news articles, event fliers, even community endorsements will enhance the nomination.
  • Detailed criteria may be found in the Chapter Handbook available to members under Resources in the Members Online Directory.
  • Nominations along with supporting documentation should be mailed to the ACBS Awards Committee members also listed in the Chapter Handbook.

The Rover Awards have been presented every year since 1995.  Past recipients are:

1995 – Steen Melby, Henry Smith
1996 – David Burns
1997 – Ken and Nan Jorgenson
1998 – Curt Erickson, Craig Magnusson
1999 – Guy Marvin, III
2000 – Jeff and Nancy Stebbins
2001 – Bill and Karen Ballard
2002 – Curt and Marsha Erickson, Ike Keilgass and Barb Carper
2003 – David Burns and Joann Warren
2005 – Patrick and Sally Ann Wren
2006 – Gerald Dake
2007 – Teresa Hoffman
2008 – Ron Jelley
2009 – Ray and Valerye Garratt
2010 – John Thompson
2011 – Terry and Tim Ross
2012 – Chris Bullen and Toronto Chapter
2013 – John Thompson
2014 – Dr. Bob Johnson
2015 – Gerald Dake and Guy Marvin, III


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